Since Windows Movie Maker was officially discontinued at the beginning of 2017, for those who is on Windows 10 Microsoft has finally provided an alternative solution. Windows 10 Photos app lets you to combine and merge videos and save the result to a new file.
A big number of free utilities available to edit video files. But you will be happy to know that you can merge video files using one of the built-in apps! All you need is to install the latest Windows 10 Fall Creators Update version.
The Photos app comes with plenty of tools to edit your photos and videos. It is possible to use the Photos app to combine videos on your Windows 10 PC.
Before proceeding, ensure you are on the Fall Creators Update. Open the ‘About Windows’ app: Press the Win + R keys and type
winver.exe in the Run dialog. Windows 10 Fall Creative Update was released to the public on October 17, 2017.
Merge Videos in Windows 10 with Photos App
- Open the Photos app and click on the Create button.
- Select the Video Project entry in the menu.
- Select the video files you need to combine into a single file.
- Name the project and click on ‘Create Video’.
- The app will go to the video editor mode, where you can trim the added videos if required. Click Done after you finish.
- Click ‘click Export or share’.
The video will be automatically saved to the folder ‘This PC\Pictures\Exported Videos’. This can take some time, depending on length of your clips.
Tip: If you need to keep the original soundtrack for each video, ensure that you have selected ‘No Themes’ under ‘Themes’.
That’s how you can combine multiple videos natively in Windows 10 without using third party apps. The ability to combine video clips is part of the ‘Story Remix’ feature of the Photos app in Windows 10.
If you wants to merge videos in an easier way or need to export the merged videos in other video formats except for MP4, WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe could be a good choice.
With this tool, you can merge 4K and HD videos in batch and export the merged videos to MP4, MKV, FLV, AVI, MOV,etc. The software is designed with intuitive interface and you can complete the task of video combination in just three steps: add videos > select output video format > start merging videos. What’s better, the software takes advantage of the GPU acceleration tech, which speed up video processing while having no impact on video quality.