Editing video, no video visible but audio plays

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Darius, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. Darius

    Darius Guest

    I have a problem with a video I captured some time ago but only now have
    the hoursepower to edit on a new machine. At the time, the off-air captured
    video was captured using the codecs below;

    Video codec: Y41P, YUV 4:1:1 Packed
    Audio codec: 16bit PCM Uncompressed

    The problem I now have trying to edit the video, is that unknown to me at
    the time, the software did not complain of the video not being the correct
    pixel aspect size (blocks of 4 / 8 / 16 etc). The net result is that trying
    to play back the video in VirtualDub or in other media players, plays the
    audio but not the video. The video codec I have checked and is installed,
    as part of the M$ media player.

    The exact error that VirtualDub reports is:
    The source image size is not acceptable (error code 201)

    Does anyone know how to correct the pixel format so the file can be
    editable again?


    Darius, Aug 21, 2006
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    Ken Maltby Guest

    This might give you a start:


    ( A minute of Googling)

    Ken Maltby, Aug 21, 2006
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    Darius Guest

    I googled, but obviously for a different solution to the one you found.

    Thanks for the link, it solved the problem and the video is now viewable.

    Thinking about it, this is probably what happened. The TV capture card
    that made the original clip is in the new machine, but obviously the codec
    for the card did not get installed by the manufacturers XP install (but the
    Win98 drivers install version works in Win98). So it was the installation
    routine of the card drivers that did not install everything, no error on my

    Thanks again :)

    Darius, Aug 21, 2006
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