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mpg won't play in vlc

Discussion in 'Video playback problems' started by blueflash99, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. blueflash99

    blueflash99 Member

    Sep 5, 2011
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    I have created some .mpg files by recording TV programs with Arcsoft TotalMedia 3.5.
    This records ok and I can replay the mpgs thru TotalMedia and Windows Classic media Player.

    However when I try to watch the mpg thru VLC nothing happens. Other programs which should open mpgs give an unsupported media error. According to GSPOT the files are mpeg-2 transport stream and mime type video/mp2t.

    Can anyone tell me what the problem is and how to solve it please? In addition to playing with VLC, I want to be able to add the mpg to an editor such as Pinnacle Studio.
  2. attar

    attar Senior member

    Jun 17, 2005
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    FWIW, I had this problem with .TP recordings and some .TS files.
    Never found a way around it directly using VLC, but when remuxed into the .MKV container it would play them ok..

    GDSMux which is a part of Haali Media Splitter can change the .TS container to .MKV.
    There's no conversion, just demuxing and remuxing.

    I don't know whether the other program you mention can handle .MKV containers.
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2011

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