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Xvid AVI is so jerky it hurtz my eyez, how to re-encode/convert?

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  1. pathfindr

    pathfindr Member

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    i downloaded an Xvid AVI file which is seizure-inducing'ly "jerky" during every second of play-back on every media player (WindowsMediaPlayer9,WinDVD,DivX Player 2.1,etc)...

    do i need to re-encode/convert this file to another NTSC or PAL "format" in order to view it correctly on my computer, without the constant "choppy-ness"? ...or do i have to accept that it's a bad encoding job by the original DVD-owner?

    according to GSpot the frame-rate of this AVI file is 23.976, aspect-ratio is 512 x 384, codec is Xvid. the file was encoded from a 50-minute japanese music concert DVD, i think.

    i checked to make sure that my other Xvid-encoded video files and they all played just fine, but this particular file is jerky...

    do i need to convert this file to a PAL format or something?
     
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    powerdup Regular member

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    Which codec are you using to decode the movie?

     
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    what i mean by "jerky" is that the video image continues to shake and jerk like there's an earthquake, for the entire 50-minute duration. i've tried 2 different Xvid codecs but the video is always jerky ("Xvid TotalPack 1.3" and "Koepi's Xvid Codec build 24062003-1 June 2003").

    also, if i play the file in DivX Player 2.0, the video image is jerky AND UPSIDE DOWN...

    by the way, i'm running WindowsXP on a 1.6GHz Pentium4, with WindowsMediaPlayer version 9.

    according to GSpot, this AVI file was originally created using AVISplit and Nandub... am i looking at a bad file that was originally encoded wrong, or am I doing something wrong?

    is this a common Xvid problem for other people here as well?
     
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    i'm going to continue to reinstall all the xvid codecs i can find, until i find the one codec that can display this AVI correctly. this is so frustrating :-(

    hmm, i think maybe it will be quicker to train my dog to swim to japan and bring back the undistorted original 4-disc music concert DVD-pack...

    no, wait, i think i will also tell it to bring back some Gundam DVD and manga too :)

    let's see, japan is roughly 5000 miles away, give or take 2000 miles, factoring in the time-zone difference and the average "dog velocity", minus the arctangent of the trans-Pacific trajectory... i guess i can get my DVDs from japan in less than a week if i book my dog on an airline by 8pm tonight. wish me luck!
     
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    Try using the FFDshow filter to decode the file.

    If that doesnt work, then it must be the way the file is encoded.
     
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    WOW, THAT WORKED! holy cr*p. woooo!

    THANK YOU powerdup! THANK YOU! A BILLION THANK YOU'S!

    THE "FFDShow" DECODER FIXED THE JERKY PICTURE in that xvid video! i almost gave up after trying 2 other Xvid codecs... thanks so very much powerdup for your magical response!

    So it WAS the decoder that's causing the problem. Wow. thanks again powerdup! do i need to post this solution in a special "commonly-encountered xvid problems and solutions" section in this forum so others may benefit from it? or is this something that's best handled by the forum's "search" function?
     
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    Well, problem solved! thank you everyone! you guys are awesome :) i bow to the guru.
     
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    Glad you got the movie to work out.

    No, the search function will help out others that have this or some similar problem.
     

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