Archive or Compress Several Video file with 7-Zip

Do you have a large collection of videos on your computer and you want to attach several videos files together under one file? There are many converters available in internet to achieve this. Here is the tutorial how you can attach number of video file without using any Converter that is you can compress all the video files under a single file so that they all can be moved at a once.Archive compress video file 7-Zip

If you are wondering around about how you can archive several video files into one, here is how you can do so.
All video files can be compressed into one using a freeware named 7-Zip. It is a file archiver with a high compression ratio.

The main features of 7-Zip are as follows

  • It provides high compression ratio in new 7z format with LZMA compression.
  • Supports formats like Packing / unpacking: 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR; Unpacking only: ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, DEB, DMG, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MSI, NSIS, RAR, RPM, UDF, WIM, XAR and Z. For ZIP and GZIP formats
  • It also provides compression ratio that is 2-10 % better than ratio provided by PKZip and WinZip.
  • It’s self-extracting capability for 7z format gas really been fascinating
  • It integrates well with Windows Shell, Powerful File Manager and Powerful command line version.

However, the program has been tested on MKV and VOB file format and was quite successfully.

Follow the steps below to compress video files

  • Firstly, you need to rename the video file that you are going to attach. For example, you need to compress 2 file on your folder say example_04_1.VOB, example_04_2.VOB.
    So, rename them as example_04_1.VOB.001, example _04_2.VOB.002. Refer to the screenshot below for further clarification

rename video files 7 zip compress

  • Once you have renamed the files successfully, move to the first file which has the .001 by the end of the name
  • Now, right click on it then click on 7-Zip
  • Next, select extract here. Wait for few seconds while the 7-zip appends or attaches your targeted file.

Upon doing so you are now with a new file that contains all the compressed files.

Make sure that you attach only one type of format at one go, that is if you attach VOB file then don’t attach MKV file or say don’t use different types files to Attach, doing so will not execute the process.

If you want to compress many files into one, then follow the tutorial described here to compress files using 7-Zip. Now, attach several files into one and move them easily on your computer.


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