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Serious audio problem with MPEG

Discussion in 'Audio' started by Hairbag, Apr 8, 2005.

  1. Hairbag

    Hairbag Member

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    I have a movie who's video playback is fine, but not the audio. There is an audio track, it's not a silent movie from the 20's.

    AVIcodec reports this data on the file:

    Video : 311 MB, 1046 Kbps, 25.0 fps, 640*368 (16:9), XVID = XVID Mpeg-4, Supported

    Audio : 38 MB, 128 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 2 channels, 0x55 = Lame MP3 encoder (ACM), Supported

    I tried to decompress the audio to a wav using Virtualdub but NFG.

    Thinking that maybe I'm missing some rare codecs, I ran the Nimo pack and installed several I knew were missing. Then I installed the Zoom player because I knew it could detect other codecs missing from your system. I installed whatever was reported. So, now that I've got everything under the sun, I try to play it. NFG.

    These screens show installed codecs on my system:

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    Can't show all of Direct show or Direct media- too many.

    Zoom player reports this on my system:



    > DIVX 3.11:
    Found: (00800002) ffdshow MPEG-4 Video Decoder (Unknown)
    Found: (00800000) DivX Decoder Filter (v5.2.1.1335)
    Found: (00600000) Nero Video Decoder (v2.0.2.0)

    > DIVX 4+:
    Found: (00800002) ffdshow MPEG-4 Video Decoder (Unknown)
    Found: (00800000) DivX Decoder Filter (v5.2.1.1335)
    Found: (00600000) Nero Video Decoder (v2.0.2.0)

    > XVID:
    Found: (00800002) ffdshow MPEG-4 Video Decoder (Unknown)
    Found: (00800000) XviD MPEG-4 Video Decoder (Unknown)
    Found: (00600000) Nero Video Decoder (v2.0.2.0)

    > MPEG2 Video (SVCD/VOB):
    Found: (00600000) CyberLink Video/SP Decoder (ATI) (v3.5.0.2329)

    > MPEG2 Audio (SVCD/VOB):
    Found: (03680000) InterVideo Audio Decoder (v1.0.0.1)
    Found: (00601000) CyberLink Audio Decoder (v1.0.0.0)
    Found: (00601000) CyberLink Audio Decoder (ATI) (v3.5.0.2514)
    Found: (00600000) Nero Digital Audio Decoder (v1.0.4.6)

    > Vorbis:
    Found: (00600000) Vorbis Decoder (v0.9.9.1)

    > AAC:
    Found: (00800000) CoreAAC Audio Decoder (v1.1.0.642)

    > AC3:
    Found: (03680000) InterVideo Audio Decoder (v1.0.0.1)
    Found: (00601000) CyberLink Audio Decoder (v1.0.0.0)
    Found: (00601000) CyberLink Audio Decoder (ATI) (v3.5.0.2514)

    > AC3 XForm (required by some of the AC3 Decoders, not all):
    Found: (00680000) AC3 from AVI XForm (v2.2.0.0)

    > CDXA Reader (SVCD Disc Images):
    Found: (00400000) RIFF/CDXA Source (v8.1.0.0)

    > CD Audio:
    Found: (00400000) CDDA Reader (v1.0.0.0)

    > Matroska:
    Found: (00600000) Matroska Splitter (v1.0.2.4)

    > OGM:
    Found: (00600000) Ogg Splitter (v0.9.9.1)

    > RealMedia:
    Found: (00600000) RealMedia Splitter (v1.0.1.0)

    > RealVideo:
    Found: (00400000) RealVideo Decoder (v1.0.1.0)

    > RealAudio:
    Found: (00400000) RealAudio Decoder (v1.0.1.0)

    > FLAC Audio:
    Found: (00600000) CoreFLAC Audio Decoder (v0.4.0.46)

    > Monkey Audio:
    Found: (00400000) File Source (Monkey Audio) (Unknown)

    > OptimFROG Audio:
    Found: (00600000) RadLight OptimFROG DirectShow Filter (v1.0.0.1)

    > MPC Audio:
    Found: (00600000) RadLight MPC DirectShow Filter (v1.0.0.3)

    > SHOUTcast Streaming Radio:
    Found: (00400000) ShoutcastSource (v1.0.0.1)

    > Subtitle Support:
    Found: (0080000B) DirectVobSub (auto-loading version) (v2.0.18.0)

    Any ideas why I can't get this audio to play/decompress?

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    *Note -This is NOT copywrited material. It is of a personal nature, PURCHASED by me!
     
  2. diabolos

    diabolos Guest

    Nice list. I don't exactly know what you mean. What codecs are you missing? If the app says the video has an Mp3 audio stream then you need an Mp3 decoder installed. It looks like you do from what you posted.

    The main thing that worries me is that you have the Nimo codec pack installed. Did you install the entire codec pack? I would advise you to uninstall it if you did. Yep thats right, uninstall the Nimo pack. Then see if the file will play. If it won't play, manually install the latest [bold]Xvid[/bold] and the [bold]Codecs for Windows Media Player 9[/bold] files (if you have win XP).

    If your succesfull I'll gladly talk to you about what other codecs you need and why I like the Kazaa lite codec pack (full) offered here at AD. Also as a general rule never install an entire codec pack, unless you know what your doing, because it just gets things (your PCs media decoder reg.) congested and un-managable.

    Ced
     
  3. Hairbag

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    No, I didn't install the entire Nimo pack. Only certain codecs, like the Xvid one I was missing. File didn't play audio before I installed some codecs, still don't. I installed each codec individually, and checked to be sure I wasn't installing any dupes (using AVIcodec & Zoom to tell me what I had/needed) Funny that you mention the K-Lite pak & the dangers of installing a whole package. I learned the hard way from K-lite to never do that. After I installed that whole thing, I had conflicts w/ every player I had, if I wanted to watch an on-line video fistfights would break out on my hard drive. Probs were so bad, I had to un-install everything including my video drivers & software. I wouldn't touch K-Lite with cattle prod!

    What I mean is- I have an MPEG whose VIDEO I can see but whose AUDIO won't play.
     
  4. diabolos

    diabolos Guest

    Cool, no I understand that much. I just don't understand why AVICodec is telling you that you support the codec used to encode the file when you don't. Actually, the Mp3 format should be natively supported.

    Im very glad to hear that you learnd from you mistake. So with all that out of the way:

    1) Try [bold]GSpot[/bold] instead of AVI codec (for a 2nd opinion). Its rendering featur has been useful to me in the past.

    2) Make sure your Windows codecs are all installed and registard correctly.

    Run this (optional):
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/format/codecdownload.aspx


    My list of codecs and DS filters to have:

    Video:

    Xvid
    DviX
    3ivX (windows version)
    MPEG 2 (any)
    I.263 (Intel)
    Intel Indeo R3.1 and R3.2
    Intel Indeo Video 4.5 and 5.2
    All Micrsoft video codecs developed for WMP9


    Audio

    AC3 filter (with Matrix Mixer)
    Ogg DS filter
    All Micrsoft audio codecs developed for WMP9

    I have found that the K-lite codec packs (the full and standard in particular) offerd by AD to be of good quality (clean). WARNING: The K-lite Mega codec pack is for encoding / decoding pros. There will never be a need to install all of the K-lite mega or full codec packs for normal video viewing or encoding!

    Can you play Mp3's?
    Ced
     
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  5. =Digital=

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    I had this problem a month or so ago with a movie, it was the Xvid Codec messing with service pack 2, You have to use the very latest Xvid codec, You can Google for it. The guy that wrote it made a new one and it works great. Also There is a really good Codec Pack that comes with Kazaa that you can use seperately without messin with the Kazaa , I use it and then get the latest Xvid an I never seem to run into any codec issues after that. So Far anyhow. (knock on wood) You should always look for any new ones comming out though, as with any software its constantly changeing. Updateing is a way of life with computers.
     

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