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Another avi Problem

Discussion in 'DivX / XviD' started by devias, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. devias

    devias Member

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    I have a avi file, it plays in WMP and VLC, but not in my dvd player so need to convert it, although all 3 of my converters aren't working.

    I ran the file through MediaInfo, and it came back with this info :

    MZ (Executable / Intel i386): 237MiB

    Anyone have any ideas how i can convert please
     
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    attar Senior member

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    In MediaInfo, select 'Text View' and paste it here.
     
  3. devias

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    Hi attar,

    This is from Media Info

    General
    Complete name : C:\Documents and Settings\User\My Documents\Dance Club.avi
    Format : MZ
    Format profile : Executable / Intel i386
    File size : 237 MiB
    Encoded date : UTC 2005-03-19 13:58:02
     
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    That looks like an EXE file, you say you can play it with VLC/WMP?
    What programs did you try and crashed?
    Try opening the file with Avidemux and save as a new AVI without re-encoding(leave Audio/Video to copy).
     
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  5. devias

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    Yes plays fine in WMP / VLC. I tried converting with Bigasoft MKV Converter, Active FLV Video Converter and Any Video Converter.

    Will try avidemux
     
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    Just tried avidemux, and as soon as i loaded the file it said 'This looks like mpeg Do you want to index it? yes / no
     
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    Yes, to whatever messages you get...it is a weird one. You file extension is AVI, MediaInfo reports it as executable, and Avidemux reads it as mpeg...
     
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    Clicked Yes, now all i have is a pic of the video, not sure what to do now ?
     
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    Go to File->Save->Save Video. Choose a location and give the file a name, including the .AVI extension(Saved_Video.AVI)
     
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    Cheers done that, when i play the video back it's blurred and playing fast.
     
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    Ookay...
    Maybe it is an Mpeg-Avidemux has problems sometimes keeping A/V in sync with mpeg files(haven't found/figured out a fix yet).
    I still don't know why MediaInfo shows it as an executable file...with an AVI extension.Maybe someone messed around with the extension...
    When you play it with VLC,go to Tools->Codec information, and see what is displays.

     
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    It seems to be ok, although it plays fast after i ran it through avidemux, i just converted it using my Active FLV and it seems to be fine :D

    Thanks so much.

    Just one more question, i never know what video size to convert to, i usually do 640x386 or 720x576 but i'm left with 2 inch space each size of my TV, what is the best size to convert to that will play on a DVD player?
     
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    So you converted successfully the output from Avidemux?

    When you say you try to "play on a DVD Player", is it a regular standalone, or a Divx/mpeg-4 capable player...Does Active FLV convert to anything other than FLV format?
    Not sure what you're converting to....
     
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    Yes it converted fine from avidemux, although the video i saved from avidemux plays fast and is blurry.

    My DVD player is a Yamada 6600, so plays divx files, yes Active FLV converts to a number of formats.

    I always convert to AVI - Divx Video, but i am left with couple of inches space either side of the TV
     
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    Use your DVD Player/TV remote to switch the display to 16:9/wide screen.
    When you convert, if you have an option to set the AR, set to 16:9/1.777
     
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    Yes i set my TV to wide 16:9, also in my converting software i have aspect ratio set to 16:9, thats what made me think it must be video size that i am getting wrong.

    No big deal, i can always try a few settings and see how it gets on.

    Many thanks for your help, it is much appreciated.
     
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    Dont seem to have stretch or full, i have smart, 4:3, 16:9, wide, zoom or 14:9
     
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