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is there a kind of AVI fixer?

Discussion in 'DVD±R for advanced users' started by isomaster, May 7, 2003.

  1. isomaster

    isomaster Member

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    hi guys

    when i look at some of my avi files on my harddrive they are sometimes blocky in appearance i mean they play fine but every so often the frame will freeze for a sec then keep playin or go blocky then still play
    the problem comes when i process the avi to mpg2 format to put in to a dvd authoring software iv burned loads and a few freeze while playing on the dvd thus putting the sync of the audio and video out by a sec or 2
    just wondering if there was a software that scans or fixes the avi's for errors b4 hand done a search on google but could only find an avi fixer which didn't work well

    Thank Guys

    Graham
     
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    Wizkid Active member

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    IMO something that is bad stays bad.
    Never heard of some kind of proggie that can make a blocky pictured avi to lets say DVD quality or so....
     
  3. JimmyX

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    I can usually improve the quality from bad to decent/good with v-dub. Drag and drop avi into v-dub, select video->Filter->add->brightness/contrast and tweak for your situation. Then select video->compression(try a different codec, divx works great for this purpose if not already encoded). Last, video->full processing mode(should be the default setting anyway). Then File->save as avi. I've gotten some amazing results using this simple process and sometimes it really doesn't help that much, about 80%.
    Often a viewing "freeze" problem occurs because the CPU gets temporarily overloaded. Most viewing software programs load up your processor, this is especially noticeable if your >1GB. The blockyness can be caused by a number of things (especially poorly joined points in the vid) and is probably permanant.
    If anyone has other techniques like this to share please do so, as this is why I came to this thread. Thanks
     
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    I just downloaded AVImedic. I guess it's worth having. It's very simple to use, but will only correct bad spots if detected and does not improve overall quality.
     
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    I use both AVIFixed and DivFix, as both seem to have good and bad results.

    For obvious reasons use them on a backup of your file.

    And as someone pointed out, you cannot recreate bad frames, if its bad it stays bad, re-encoding just re-encodes a bad frame.

     

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