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2 .mpg's, don't know what to do :(

Discussion in 'MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 encoding (AVI to DVD)' started by James1927, Dec 16, 2004.

  1. James1927

    James1927 Guest

    Hi guys,

    I have a film in two parts .mpg and the only thing I can use to play them is Video LAN Player. I can't even use AVICodec on them to see what they comprise of.
    They are great quality and I really want to burn to DVD but I have no idea where to start.
    Both parts are 700mb, and won't open with Windows Media Player etc.
    I don't even know how to join the two mpgs together :( I know VirtualDub for joining avi's, but can it join .mpg's too?
    I have a bad feeling about them tho' as normally im sure mpg's should play in Windows Media Player!

    Any help would be much appreciated, thank you!
     
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  2. aldaco12

    aldaco12 Active member

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    Sorry, I never to that I cannot answer you (TMPGenc Merge & Cut joind MPEG-2 files for SVCD, can you use it for DVDs?).
    But if Virtualdub can join AVI why don't you

    1) compress MPG --> AVI (DivX or Xvid multipass) with Virtualdub
    2) join the 2 AVIs
    3) decode the joined AVI --> 'joined' MPEG-2 with TMPGenc?

    And, remmeber MPEG-2 play on WMP only if you have an optional MPEG-2 decorder installed (but since you see the single movies, it seems you've it installed).
     
  3. James1927

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    Great thanks for you suggestion, I will try it when I get home from work!

    I thought about reducing to avi's but I didn't think you could go backwards in a sense!

    Thanks again!
     
  4. aldaco12

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    Yes, you can. If you have good codecs (DivX, Xvid) and will use multipass (great size but few quality loss) you won't lose much quality.
    Just a caution: when you encode back AVI --> MPG with TMPGenc use Settings --> Video --> Very High Quality (very slow) or you'll lose quality in the movie.
     
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  6. shiroh

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    stardust is right.
    its not worth it to do any conversion.
     
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    Yes, also TMPGenc's MPEG Tools ---> Merge & Cut works fine (but maybe you need TMPGenc Plus?).
     

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