MPEG 2 SVCD need some information

I have captured some video into MPEG 2 format. It plays from my PC fine in very good quality using Power DVD/Win DVD. However, Nero will not burn without having to re-encode due to standard compliance. I know what Nero’s encoding is like, and to say the least its not too good. I use TMPGenc but it will not open my file. It says that it is unsupported file format. My file is MPEG 2 which I know TMPGenc supports. :confused:
The error is as shown.

I have also tried PVAStrumento, but I dont really know how to use it. When I try to cut the MPEG in MPEG tools (in TMPGenc) it either hangs or sometimes says that there is no Video Stream. :confused: I know there must be video stream because I can watch the film in high quality via Power DVD.
Any pointers would help.
Regards.
Bulk

DVD2AVI should solve this. This application will make a project file out of the given MPEG 2/VOB file and adds a plugin into TMPGEnc in order to make it support the project file and thus decode VOB and MPEG 2 files.

http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/dvd_rippers/dvd2avi.cfm

TMPGEnc is probably one of the best MPEG 1 encoders out there and when I play back MPEG 1 clips converted from DVD on a TV, there is hardly any blockiness in it.

I had the same problem before using TMPGEnc to convert MPEG 2 clips as I love to stream Digital Satellite MPEG 2 to my hard drive using the EuropeOnline.net Skystar2 DVB card, such as Music Videos and convert them to fit on a Video CD-R. :wink:

Ok, thanks. I now got my MPEG 2 re-encoded and its fine. :slight_smile:
However TMPGenc gives me another problem now. When I go into MPEG tools and attempt to cut the file TMPGenc hangs. I havnt had this before but have heard that its a common problem. Anyone know the fix?

TMPGenc supports MPEG2 directly but does not like SVCD MPEG2 streams. There is a MPEG2 pluggin you can drop into your TMPGEnc folder and then that eliminated the DVD2SVCD step. Get it from doom9.net download section.

Yes, TMPgenc hanging when trying to cut, on a Win XP system is quite common. Simplest solution is to UPGRADE to Windows 2000 :bigsmile: but most wont do that. Try just a simple re-insatll of TMPGEnc (has worked for many) and then try moving the DirectShow priority to the highest (in Options/Enviromental Settings/VFAPI Pluggins).

lol.
Thanks for the reply. Can you be specific on the actual plugin name.
Thanks.
Bulk.

Hmm… I cant seam to find it there anymore. There was also a QT pluggin also (for QT converion to mpg), both freeware.

I cant attach it as its to big. Actual file name is m2v.vfp I’ll see if I can find another d/l site tomorrow after I get some sleep.

CM

Thanks mate.
Regards.
Bulk.

You can get it from the authors home page at http://www.marumo.ne.jp/mpeg2/ Its in Japanese but just download the m2v_vfp-0.6.21.lzh file, unrar and copy the m2v.vfp file to your TMPGEnc folder.

Ok, I have the file re-encoded and its fine, but I have given up on spltting via MPEG TOOLS in TmpgEnc. Is there any other similar way with any other app? I need the same options to split a chunk from the middle of the MPEG2 file without losing quality.

Wombles MPEG2VCR is a very good MPEG-2 editor but its not freeware. Check out their home page at http://www.womble.com/

Originally posted by ChickenMan
Wombles MPEG2VCR is a very good MPEG-2 editor but its not freeware. Check out their home page at http://www.womble.com/
That looks very promising Chickman. However, I am only looking at using this once in a blue moon. Is there any freeware software available that offers similar functions at half descent quality?
Thanks in advance.
Bulk.

Some VFAPI plug-ins: http://www.tmpgenc.net/e_vfapi.html

Originally posted by Rotame
Some VFAPI plug-ins: http://www.tmpgenc.net/e_vfapi.html
I don’t have an issue in getting Tmpgenc to accept my file or encode it. My issue is in the MPEG TOOLS where it hangs my system. It didn’t do this when I first installed it. I have given up on it. I have reinstalled it and tried everything I have read. I now seek another software which does a similar thing…

then have a search here: http://www.dvdrhelp.com/tools

Also for many the original Tmpgenc ver 12a works better as an editor than the latest. A simple search at Google should find it for you. Its freeware and has full suport for MPEG2.

Originally posted by ChickenMan
Also for many the original Tmpgenc ver 12a works better as an editor than the latest. A simple search at Google should find it for you. Its freeware and has full suport for MPEG2.
I am planning on dual booting my XP with Win 2000 Pro. As you said “upgrade” to Win 2000. I do not see that as an upgrade but this is just opinion. If I dual boot and run Tmpgenc under 2000 do you think I stand a better chance of this thing not hanging.

I would try ver 12a first and would duel boot to Win98 SE, not a lot of difference between W2k and XP.