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VirtualDub error..

Discussion in 'Video - Software discussion' started by tinzee, May 20, 2002.

  1. tinzee

    tinzee Member

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    Wheneva i try to save the file i split..
    i get this message

    "The source videostream uses a compression algorithm which is not compatible with AVI files. Direct stream copy cannot be used with this video stream."

    anyone knows whats going on???
     
  2. Ritari

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    Is it avi file or are you trying to direct stream copy mpg file? it doesnt work with mpgs.
     
  3. tinzee

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    its a dat file..
     
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    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

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    DAT files are normally either MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 files. Extract the data out of it using VCDGear to make it "pure" MPEG file and then use DV-Tool to split it -- instructions for splitting can be found from our article section.
     

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