editing programs crash when opening mpg

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Blair, Jul 11, 2004.

  1. Blair

    Blair Guest


    I have a large (700mb ish) mpeg, which I captured off and old VHS tape
    I have. I can watch it fine, but decided I would move with the times
    and make it into a DVD. So I got the trial version of Ulead DVD movie
    factory, which seemed to be just what I was looking for. Unfortunately
    whenever I opened the mpeg it would just crash the program and boot me
    back to my desktop. No error messages, no XP error reporting.

    So I got a trial version of Tmpgenc DVD author, same thing happened,
    and with tmpgenc DVD source creator.

    So I decided to go and use Pinnacle 9 (which I got free with a
    firewire card). Pinnacle opens it, so I dragged all the scenes onto
    the storyboard and used the inbuilt DVD writing software in Pinnacle
    to write it to DVD.

    Unfortunately when I went to play it, it plays to about 3/4 of the way
    through then the video stops on one frame and the soundtrack carries
    on as normal.

    Any suggestions?

    Many thanks

    Blair, Jul 11, 2004
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    Ken Maltby Guest

    It sounds like the codec these programs are associating with
    your MPEG file locks-up and improperly handles the error condition.
    This is most likely due to a valid but non-standard call brought on
    by your MPEG.

    So - 1. Since you made the MPEG, you should be able to describe
    it in full technical detail. At least you should know how, with what
    hardware and program the capture was made. The settings used would
    also be of great help.
    - 2. With what do you "watch it fine"? How does that program
    describe this MPEG?
    Ken Maltby, Jul 11, 2004
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    Colin Guest

    I have problems with MPEG but starting from AVI files. I have tried
    all these programs and they all lock the system up solid sooner or
    later when converting to MPEG. I have Win XP SP1, and have even tried
    starting with a reformatted hard drive and using Windows Movie Maker
    2, Pinnacle 9, and Ulead 8.

    Colin, Jul 11, 2004
  4. Blair

    Blair Guest

    I captured it using a hauppauge WinTV pci card using Pinnacle version
    8. Pinnacle remains the only program I can edit it in, but it makes a
    mess of creating the DVD, so maybe its some dodgy proprietry codec
    that Pinnacle has used?
    All my players are quite happy to play it. Power DVD 4 says its Video:
    Mpeg-2 at around 1.82 Mbps and Audio Mpeg 2.0 @ 224 Kbps.

    Thanks for any help

    Blair, Jul 11, 2004
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