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  1. kopex

    kopex Member

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    i have a mkv file i need to burn but although i can warch it through media player i cant burn it?
    ive tried dvdfab to burn it, and a few convertors to convert to avi or mpeg or anything.
    avi2dvd gives the following error:

    the media type of this file is not recognised. $80040240

    some other programs just freeze
    even linux doesnt like the file
    any help appreciated
     
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    Try using convertxtodvd
    that program does wonders
     
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    convertxtodvd says one or more files cant be added?
    its only one file to begin with?
     
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    attar Senior member

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    Find out which video and audio codecs are used.
    Something like MediaInfo should list them.
     
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    mediainfo doesnt show any codecs or info about the movie?
     
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    attar Senior member

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    Yikes.
    Does it play back using VLC.
    VLC can convert to different formats.
     
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    yes plays through vlc, just trying to convert using vlc
    never knew vlc can convert
    thanks
     
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    Settings I've been using in version 1.1.11
    1.Run VLC.
    2.Top Menu, Media > Convert/Save.
    3.Browse to and 'Add..' the file.
    4.Bottom/right of screen click 'Convert/Save'.
    5.Browse to the destination location and give the output a name eg, 'newfile.mp4' and 'Save'.
    6.In the 'Profile' box, select 'Video 264 + AAC' then click the little toolbox icon thingy to the right.
    7.Encapulation SB MP4;Video H-264;Audio AAC - verify that the sample rate is 48000 and click 'Save'.
    8.Bottom left of window, 'Streaming' pops on.The scrub bar starts moving;when complete,'Streaming' goes off.
     
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    vlc saved the converted file as a postscript file. id asked for a mp4 file?
     
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    sure you gave it a name in step 5 including the extension ?
    what did mediainfo say about it.

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    all sorted, thanks for the help
     

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