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AVI file stops after few seconds play

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  1. sr71_sr71

    sr71_sr71 Member

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    Hi Folks.

    I have put together some family videos, and have been storing them all as AVI files which play back under Divx.

    I wanted to play one of the avi files on our front room dvd player, but this 1 avi plays for a few seconds and goes back to the dvd player main menu. All other avi's play fine on the same machine.

    Does anyone have any idea why that might happen, and how I might fix it? It is quite an important avi, as I no longer have the original family video.

    Thanks.
     
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    attar Senior member

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    Does it play ok on the PC?
    If it does, copy the file to a new dvd data disk.
     
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    Sorry I forgot to say about that, yes all files play on the PC. I already tried a new DVD+RW and DVD-R discs, but same problem. I also tried anyother player, same problem on that. But any PC appears to be fine.

    I just cannot think what has changed for this file to no longer fully play? All files used to work fine when played from any location that supports the file types.

    Thanks.
     
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    All I can Suggest is to try VirtualDub to recode the AVI.
    (If VirtualDub can read it).

    Select VirtualDub most recent stable
    http://virtualdub.sourceforge.net/

    Run VirtualDub,

    File> Open video file (the problem AVI)

    Video> Direct stream processing

    Audio> Direct stream processing

    File> Save As..

    give the file a new name, save to a folder and burn to DVD and try again.

    You can also get 'GSpot', drag the problem AVI into it and check the codecs used.It should indicate that they are installed.

    http://www.headbands.com/gspot/download.html
     
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    I have just tried virtualdub as described, which opened the file just fine.

    But on the PC, the audio on the new file goes out of sync about half way through?

    Any ideas?

    Thanks
     
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    Load the original video file into VirtualDub,
    Set BOTH "Video" and "Audio" to "Direct Stream Copy".

    From under the "Video" dropdown menu, select "Framerate" - and if there is different framerates shown beside "Change so video and audio durations match" opt for that selection.

    Save with a new filename.
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    or
    Load the original file.
    Set 'Video' to Direct Stream copy.
    Audio > Full processing mode
    File > Save Wav.. give wav file a name..save.
    Audio > WAV Audio.... load the wav file you saved.
    Audio > Compression > MPeg layer3 >.. 24 1200 3kb/s ok.
    File > Save as avi.
     
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    Your second idea has fixed the file, and would say that is pretty much like the original - superb thanks!

    Just out of interest, if I try to make a DVD out of these AVI's, the sound once again slips. Is there a known solution to that also?

    Thanks for you help.
     
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    If they are in sync then you should be able to write them to a DVD data disk and use as before in the standalone DIVX player.

    Generally a good quality AVI can be converted to DVD format with this program.

    Convert AVI to VOB with VSO DivX2DVD
    http://dl.afterdawn.com/vsoDivxToDVD_setup_v0.5.2b.exe

    This creates a DVD folder that can be burned with an authoring program.

    I'm not sure what format the files are in when transferred to your PC from whatever device you use.
    If they are in MPEG format, and you want to burn to DVD, it would be better to use those (mpeg) files in the above program, rather than convert them to AVI first;just because each conversion exacts a price in quality.
     
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    Ok, will try that app, sounds good to me.

    Thanks for your help and advice, I have learn a great deal, and my main problem is resolved.

    I will come back to buring DVD's with VOB files later, but for now all my AVI's play just fine.

    Thanks. :)
     

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