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Video Compression error message with VirtualDub

Discussion in 'Convert DVD to another format' started by xbglowx, Jan 25, 2002.

  1. xbglowx

    xbglowx Member

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    I have followed the afterdawn manual to ripping a dvd into divx. Everything work up until the point to where I press start to convert it to divx in VirtualDub. I did all that stuff with the 2-pass,first pass and second pass and when i click on the start button in job control i get a message, "Unable to start video comparession error: bad format (-2)
     
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  2. dRD

    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

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    Did you remember to check that the video resolution was still multiplies of 16? And I hope that you didn't delete any of the VOBs or other files created by ripping process or DVD2AVI...?
     
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    I think that my resolution is in multiplies of 16. The DVD source was 16:9 so I used what the manual said to use, 640 and 360.

    I also have one other problem. When playing the movie before processing it i see that in some parts that there are small black bars going through random peoples heads.?

    Thanks so much
     
  4. Wiz

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    I get the same error message when the 1.st pass is compleated and the 2.nd is to start, the message appears.Please help. And the first pass file does not have any audio...is this normal, will the 2.nd pass file have the audio.Hmm, my ripped vob's are not in the same dir where the audio is, and i save the firs and second pass in another dir, is this a problem?
     
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    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

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    The first pass file is useless, don't even think about it, delete it and bury it deep underground. The 2nd pass file is the finished movie and if you have followed some decent guide, like ours :), it will have audio. It doesn't matter where you store your files, whatever files they are. Only thing what you will need at the end is the 2nd pass file, everything else you can delete after the process is completely finished.
     
  6. Wiz

    Wiz Guest

    The problem is that i cant compleat the second pass, and YES a followed your gide:))) I tried the hole procces for 3 times...u know how long it takes?:)) About 5-6 hours for the whole thing...one time:))) I opened my own thread...ther is whole detailed description of my problem, please help me. Tnx dRD:)
     
  7. ZinFab

    ZinFab Guest

    Please help me, I get the exact same error "Unable to start video comparession error: bad format (-2) message when trying to start pass 1... I have followed your guide to the tee. Please help
     

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