Output mpeg3 (Xvid?) to DV? What about DVD? Codec Hell

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Justin, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. Justin

    Justin Guest

    A co-worker missed an episode of Lost - the first one and they won't
    reply it for a long, long time. So I downloadedit. When I play the
    downloaded AVI video on Linux it says its mpeg3, then Windows IDs the
    video as type xvid. I downloaded the xvid codec and all I see are
    random vertical lines on Windows - but on Linux its fine. I tried
    burning it to DVD and the video quality ended up all jerky, as if the
    frame rate was low. My Canon ZR-85 has video input capabilities, via
    the Firewire port. I've done it before using DVIO.exe and Windows
    Movie Maker. I tried using Windows Movie Maker but it crashes. Big
    surprise -I know. DVIO only takes files of type raw AVI. I can't
    convert because Virtualdub will not open the xvid file.
    What can I use to convert this file to raw AVI? I know it would take
    alot of space but I have ample room on the drive.
    Any other suggestions on either getting this thing to tape, or DVD on a
    somewhat respectable form? I was going to record the video camera's
    tape to my VHS VCR and let the guy have it that way. He's not that
    sophisticated so I dunno.

    On another note, I wish people would stop using these alien codecs.
    This is worse than dependency hell onLinux. Codec hell.
    Justin, Oct 27, 2005
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  2. Justin

    yeltz Guest

    Find a copy of DVDSanta (www.dvdsanta.com) and import your AVI into the
    application. Select NTSC and 16:9 and "High" video resolution and then
    press the "Create DVD" button. After the conversion is finished, you'll
    have a set of .VOB files, .IFO and .BUP (DVD format) that you can burn
    onto a DVD and watch in your DVD player.
    yeltz, Oct 27, 2005
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  3. Justin

    RS Guest

    Try the free videolan player.

    Are you trying to play that Xvid file on a windows maching by double
    clicking the file? I often have no joy doing that myself by then it
    plays fine if I do a file/open.

    Still, get the videolan player, lots less hassle. Its a quick D/L. No
    spy or adware. Crisp and clean.

    Xvid seems the most common codec for torrent d/l's of stuff. Its a good
    codec. A hour can be compressed into about 500Meg or so with very high
    RS, Oct 27, 2005
  4. Justin

    Justin Guest

    I'll check it out.
    As for xvid... ugh. I can understand Divx, and you can do the same
    thing with divx - one hour at about 400 megs. But IRC'ers seem to have
    a fetish for xvid so I better figure out a wat to deal with it. I
    don't do p2p.
    But I not only want to play it, I want to burn it to DVD so I can give
    it to somebody else and he can play it in his DVD player. He doesn't
    know codecs from his ass.
    Justin, Oct 27, 2005
  5. Justin

    RS Guest

    I believe tmpgenc express will convert from xvid to mpg and you can then
    author those mpg's to a dvd without hassle.

    RS, Oct 27, 2005
  6. Justin

    Justin Guest

    Justin, Oct 27, 2005
  7. Justin

    Justin Guest

    right now this is what I get... I can't do squat with this...

    Justin, Oct 27, 2005
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    RS Guest

    RS, Oct 27, 2005
  9. Justin

    Justin Guest

    Justin, Oct 28, 2005
  10. Justin

    Justin Guest

    Justin, Oct 28, 2005
  11. Justin

    Justin Guest

    Well, that peice of software is officially a peice of shit.

    I got another xvid error, so I uninstalled divx and xvid. I
    reinstalled both using anopen source version of xvid. I then received
    an error saying xvid was not installed. I hit OK, then it said I
    didn't have a version of divx installed. I hit OK it reverted back to
    the xvid error. I tried to kill the task it then repidly had a
    coniption, and crashed the PC. Now even after rebooting ths thingis
    slower than dirt. Those Germans can make cars, but they better leave
    software to the rest of the world.
    Justin, Oct 28, 2005
  12. Justin

    RS Guest

    Actually, no AutoGK is a very good piece of software.

    Xvid should not care one whit whether Divx is installed. Unless you are
    married to Divx, uninstall it, and just install Xvid. The download you
    want for this is right here.
    You will also find links to coversion guids for both Xvid and Divx here.

    If you want to use Divx, uninstall Xvid and just install Divx.
    www.doom9.org has a number of step by step guides on exactly what
    software and exactly what steps to take. Right down to the 'tick this
    button' detail.

    If what your really looking for is the software with the 'easy button'
    perhaps you may want to look into that Dvdsanta thingy that someone
    posted about a bit up the thread.
    RS, Oct 28, 2005
  13. Actually, there's nothing wrong with Xvid at all. It's the
    most common codec in use for video trading. The problem lies not in
    heaven, but within yourself, or at least your computer. Somehow, your
    codec installations have become corrupted. May I ask which version of
    Xvid you're trying to install? Also, a good way around all of this is
    to try the all-purpose ffdshow codec, which also has a handy Video for
    Windows front-end. In any case, there's no reason at all why
    Virtualdub shouldn't be able to open an Xvid-encoded AVI.
    Neil Nadelman, Oct 28, 2005
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    JimK Guest

    Try this XVID video clip http://www.videosz.com/download/xvid.avi

    OK. after you installed the XVID Codec, did GSpot then show
    XVID compatible codecs installed after loading xvid.avi. What happens
    when you press render.

    What's does
    Device Manager | Sounds, video | video codecs | properties
    show. (Everything plays with these codecs installed)

    Install K-Lite Codec Pack 2.54

    - DivX Pro [version 5.2.1] [Decoding]
    - DivX Pro [version 5.2.1] [Encoding]
    - XviD [Version 1.0.3 build 2004-12-20] [Decoding]
    - XviD [Version 1.0.3 build 2004-12-20] [Encoding]
    - 3ivX Pro [version D4 4.5.1] [Decoding]
    - 3ivX Pro [version D4 4.5.1] [Encoding]
    - Windows Media 9 VCM [version]
    - Ligos Indeo XP [version 5.2820.15.58]
    - Intel Indeo [version]
    - Intel Indeo [version]
    - Intel I.263 [version]
    - MS MPEG-4 [version]
    - DivX ;) MPEG-4 Low and Fast motion [version]
    - Cyberlink DVD decoder [version]
    - Elecard MPEG-2 demuxer [version]
    - Ligos MPEG-2 demuxer [version]
    - Ligos MPEG-2 decoder [version]
    - Cyberlink MPEG-2 decoder [version]
    - AC3 DirectShow decoder [version 0.70b mod]
    - AC3 DirectShow decoder [version 1.01a RC5]
    - AC3 ACM decoder [version 0.9]
    - AAC DirectShow decoder (CoreAAC) [version]
    - AAC DirectShow decoder (3ivX Pro) [version D4 4.5.1]
    - AAC DirectShow encoder (3ivX Pro) [version D4 4.5.1]
    - Nero Digital MPEG-1/2 decoder [version]
    - MusePack DirectShow decoder [version]
    - WavPack DirectShow decoder (CoreWavPack) [version 1.0.3]
    - DivX ;) Audio [version]
    - LAME MP3 Encoder [version 3.96.1]
    - MP4 DirectShow splitter (made by Haali) [build 2005-09-04]
    - ffdshow [build 2005-09-17]
    - GSpot Codec Information Appliance [version 2.52 beta 1 build
    - AVI Fixed [version 2.0b1]
    - FourCC Changer
    - Bitrate Calculator
    JimK, Oct 28, 2005
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