Can't Figure Out File Type - Please Help

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Dathryl Moobcot, Nov 4, 2003.

  1. Hi.

    Weird thing: I've got some .mpg files that I've downloaded that can
    be played by certain players (PowerDVD and BSPlayer, at least), but
    can't be loaded into other programs. I've tried TMPGenc, VirtualDub,
    GSpot and a bunch of others, and they basically all tell me that they
    don't recognize the file type.

    I suspect that they're all looking for some header information that
    the players are just ignoring, but I don't know. I tried fixing the
    headers with this DLL I downloaded called AVEstensione, but that
    didn't help either.

    I need to manipulate the files in various ways, and I'm at a loss
    right now. If anyone can tell me how I can find out what these files
    are and/or make them readable by all these apps, I'd appreciate it.

    Dathryl Moobcot, Nov 4, 2003
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    erratic Guest

    If you play a video file with bsplayer right click on the picture and
    select properties. You'll see a list of used codecs and DirectShow
    filters. That should give you an idea of the file type.
    Try VirtualDubMOD -
    It can open more file types than the regular VirtualDub.

    I guess your file is MPEG-2 but recent versions of TMPGEnc Plus should
    be able to open MPEG-2 files.
    erratic, Nov 4, 2003
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  3. I'm afraid I made a mistake: BSPlayer won't play it (it says "unknown
    file format"), though PowerDVD definitely will.
    I tried it, but it won't open the file. Thanks for the suggestions,
    Dathryl Moobcot, Nov 5, 2003
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    Samuel Paik Guest

    Use a hex editor to cut out the first 16 Kbytes and email them to me.

    Samuel Paik, Nov 6, 2003
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    Jensen Guest

    In TMPGEnc go to:
    Option / Enviromental settings / VFAPI setting
    and set MPEG2 video Plugin to a higher priority
    or some of they other decoder, that wil help... sometimes.

    Jensen, Nov 6, 2003
  6. Yeah, I tried that already, but thanks for the suggestion.
    Dathryl Moobcot, Nov 9, 2003
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