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As you might have guessed from the previous section, you can use addDataSource(source) multiple times. All the source files will be stitched together:

        // ...

In the above example, the three videos will be stitched together in the order they are added to the builder. Once source1 ends, we’ll append source2 and so on. The library will take care of applying consistent parameters (frame rate, bit rate, sample rate) during the conversion.

This is a powerful tool since it can be used per-track:

        .addDataSource(source1) // Audio & Video, 20 seconds
        .addDataSource(TrackType.VIDEO, source2) // Video, 5 seconds
        .addDataSource(TrackType.VIDEO, source3) // Video, 5 seconds
        .addDataSource(TrackType.AUDIO, source4) // Audio, 10 sceonds
        // ...

In the above example, the output file will be 30 seconds long:

Video: | •••••••••••••••••• source1 •••••••••••••••••• | •••• source2 •••• | •••• source3 •••• |  
Audio: | •••••••••••••••••• source1 •••••••••••••••••• | •••••••••••••• source4 •••••••••••••• | 

And that’s all you need to do.

Automatic clipping

When concatenating data from multiple sources and on different tracks, it’s common to have a total audio length that is different than the total video length.

In this case, Transcoder will automatically clip the longest track to match the shorter. For example:

        .addDataSource(TrackType.VIDEO, video1) // Video, 30 seconds
        .addDataSource(TrackType.VIDEO, video2) // Video, 30 seconds
        .addDataSource(TrackType.AUDIO, music) // Audio, 3 minutes
        // ...

In the situation above, we won’t use the full music track, but only the first minute of it.