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Discussion in 'Convert DVD to another format' started by antipop, Nov 21, 2001.

  1. antipop

    antipop Guest

    After the problem i got with lame and virtual dub i still have another problem but this time with the video codec. I have the same problem as i had with the sound but this time with divx i tried the 4.11 and 4.02 none of them worked but with 3 alpha the compression started but i had no sound and the picture was bend (i didn't complete the compression i stopped it around 50%)
     
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  3. antipop

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    I still have the problem the message error is
    Unable to start video compression : bad format (-2)
     
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    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

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    So VirtualDub gave you this error? Have you installed VFAPI Reader Codec? And in which point this happens, exactly?
     
  5. antipop

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    I think i have installed the codec properly,
    The message error is righte at the begin of the job as soon as i push the start button
     
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    Hi,

    how was this problem solved?
    I have exactly yhe same error.
    (Yes, I'm following the guide you refer to)
    The "bad format (-2)" appears directly when
    the job is started.
     
  7. antipop

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    The problem hasn't been solved, i still can't convert my files into divx
     
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    And you didn't describe the exact program which causes you the problem. Do you mean that SmartRipper fails with you?
     
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    Hi,

    In detail:
    when following the DVD 2 DivX guide for 16:9
    it is the last step that gives the error messge.
    I.e. I prepare 2 jobs in VirtualDub as
    specified in the guide. Then when I start
    the jobs this message appear in the log.
    Alternatively if I don't postpone the processing
    as a job, but press start right away I get the
    error message "bad format" in a regular windows message.
    So it must (?) be either VirtualDub or DivX.
    br
    /jofa
     
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    Hi,

    I seem to have figured it out.
    It's the resized image that must be
    - even number of lines & rows
    - a multiple of 16:9
    I.e. resizing the 720x576 to 720x405
    does not work. Resizing to (720-16=704) 704x396 is ok. As is 640x360 which is mentioned in the guide, but is a bit small...
    /Jofa
     
  11. antipop

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    It kinda worked the job was completed but i have one file that is only 100Mo and the other is 500Mo (i want to have one single cd cause it's a show not a movie), the first file can't be opened and for the second the image is distorted, weird color (lot of green, red and blue) and look like their is only one line out of two
    Do you know how can i correct this?
     
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    Hi,

    Reading the DivX help gives the following:
    The first file .....firstpass.avi is
    just a garbage file. Delet it when you're finished. The ...secondpass.avi is your
    final result. If yoy haven't configured anything
    different you will also have a C:\divx.log a quite big file that is the result from first pass, and is used in second pass.

    By experimenting I got it to work by using
    the resize filter as described, also the null transformation, but not using the cropping.
    OK with image size 704x396.
    Good luck. Luckily it only takes ten hours to try each change in configuration :)
     
  13. antipop

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    It takes only 6 on my comp. I'll try today but what if i want to crop. Can i still do it after?
     
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    Some versions of VirtualDub used to have problems with cropping -- try to upgrade to the latest Dub and see if you still have problems with cropping.
     

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