Problem converting .MOV quicktime

I’m trying to use this software to put Quicktime .MOV videos to a DVD, but the software does not allow it. I get an error message stating: File “” does not contain a video stream". Is there copy protection on the downloaded .MOV files that is preventing me from doing this?

(They’re downloaded off the internet: a movie trailer and some tv commercials.)

What are some solutions? (I used quicktime to convert the .mov to .avi format… that allows ConvertXtoDVD to read the file. But I don’t want to go through the extra conversion step if possible!)

Hi there,

ConvertXtoDVD v2.0 was unable to process your original .mov file ?

I don’t have a lot of .mov files, but the new v2.00 converted them all.

Also, without providing a full log, it’s hard to see what is going on !

No, they’re not original .mov files. One is a movie trailer downloaded from, the others are TV commercials.

There are no problems with original-authored quicktime .mov files.

This leads me to assume there’s a copy-protection.

Hadn’t had any problems with mov files before so i just tried what You described.

I downloaded the M:I-III trailer in largest resolution. Did a conversion in Convertx and it looks OK but it drops the sound halfway through the trailer. So something is not completely right that much You are correct.

Best regards. P

2006-02-06 22:44:38 info ********** Report session closed ***********
2006-02-06 22:44:35 info Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R, DL DVD-R
2006-02-06 22:44:35 info New Drive selected : 0:0:0 - _NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A 1.05 [D] (Ide)
2006-02-06 22:44:35 info Conversion completed in 00:00:52
2006-02-06 22:44:29 info Converting Menu
2006-02-06 22:44:29 warning 4 frames duplicated
2006-02-06 22:43:43 info Stream #1 Sync. delay : 0,00 ms
2006-02-06 22:43:43 info Stream #0 Sync. delay : 0,00 ms
2006-02-06 22:43:43 info Output Stream#1 - Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, stereo, 192 kb/s
2006-02-06 22:43:43 info Output Stream#0 - Video: mpeg2video, yuv420p, 720x480, q=2-31, 8308 kb/s
2006-02-06 22:43:43 info Video Stream #0 Pulldown : 24,000 -> 29,97 Fps
2006-02-06 22:43:43 info Padded source image : Left 0, Top 56, Right 0, Bottom 56
2006-02-06 22:43:42 info Video source original frame rate: 24,00
2006-02-06 22:43:42 info NTSC 29.97 FPS output format set automatically
2006-02-06 22:43:42 info Widescreen (16:9) set automatically
2006-02-06 22:43:42 info Video bitrate 0/8308/8308 Kbps (min/avg/max)
2006-02-06 22:43:42 info Converting “C:\Downloads\”
2006-02-06 22:43:42 info Project size 4,3 Gb. (2,18 Mb. audio - 4,29 Gb. video)
2006-02-06 22:43:42 info Stream #1 - Audio: aac, 44100 Hz, stereo
2006-02-06 22:43:42 info video stream comes from film source: 2997,00 (2997/1) -> 24,00 (24/1)
2006-02-06 22:43:42 info Stream #0 - Video: h264, yuv420p, 640x272
2006-02-06 22:43:42 info 2 Stream(s) found - est. duration 00:01:35.155
2006-02-06 22:43:42 info Opening file “C:\Downloads\”
2006-02-06 22:43:42 info Encoder quality: 50%
2006-02-06 22:42:51 info User default language : 1053 (0x041Dh) - Swedish
2006-02-06 22:42:51 info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
2006-02-06 22:42:51 info Version
2006-02-06 22:42:51 info ExeName : “C:\Program Files\vso\ConvertXtoDVD\ConvertXtoDvd.exe”
2006-02-06 22:42:51 info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
2006-02-06 22:42:49 info ******************** Report session started ********************

Here’s the “full” log if you want… It’s no use though.

2/06/06 11:33:52 AM info ********** Report session closed ***********
2/06/06 11:33:44 AM warning File “C:\” not added (doesn’t contain a video stream)
2/06/06 11:33:28 AM info Version is up to date
2/06/06 11:32:47 AM info User default language : 4105 (0x1009h) - English (Canadian)
2/06/06 11:32:47 AM info System default language : 4105 (0x1009h) - English (Canadian)
2/06/06 11:32:47 AM info Version
2/06/06 11:32:47 AM info ExeName : “C:\Program Files\vso\ConvertXtoDVD\ConvertXtoDVD.exe”
2/06/06 11:32:47 AM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
2/06/06 11:32:45 AM info ******************** Report session started ********************

Hi there,

I was explained once, that an .AVI file is not really a video file.

It’s just a container for several method of encoded data.

2 .AVI files might be 100% compressed differently etc…

I am not a video expert, so I kinda understood that.

Now, maybe .MOV is also an other container, and this specific file (The way it was encoded) is not recognised/support by ConvertXtoDVD.

If this .MOV file is available on the internet, please send the link to

I’m sure the VSO Developpers would be interrested in trying it, and maybe support this type of files in future releases…


After trying with other software, I was still unable to translate the videos to a DVD. I was able to get the picture, but the sound was lost. Apparently there was no recognizable audio track! (I tried again with the movie trailer from the website and worked fine; no problems.)

Here’s a link to one of the “other” files I was trying to convert — which, now, I do not believe are even quicktime movies, although they have the .mov extension when saved onto my computer. Go figure.

There are more video clips on the same website.

Direct link to a video:

As you can see; there’s a .MPG extension on the file.

Thanks for your help,
(I no longer need the tracks.)

Well, The Mission Impossible Trailer is a film with sound so i have another issue.
Please try the film Yourself. I include the link.

And as described the picture get converted nicely but sound is dropped halfway through in the conversion ( not the actual filmclip )

Best regards,


Just for your information VSO is following this thread. Some of the causing problem files listed above have been passed onto the programming team. I would like to give you an idea of their priority on our list of things to do, but for the moment I cannot do this. I believe it will entail an engine rewrite, which mean the fix is not for tomorrow.

Thanks for all the details, and example of these file, this is what helps us find solutions :slight_smile: Hopefully a fix will come “shortly”

Too busy badmouthing other software proggies to fix their own, I guess.

Hi there,

Am I reading this the right way ? :iagree: ?? :disagree: ??

Was this an answer to “california girl” ?? :sad:

If it was, I think this is unacceptable ! :a

I know “california girl” and VSO employees and they do not do such a thing !!! :disagree:

My 2 cents on the matter !

You mean Kamikazee and Lapinou are not part of the VSO team anymore?

I ( Lapinou ) m an executive member of VSO and my full name is Fabrice Meuwissen.
Kamikazee is a customer which helps people and a beta tester of Blindwrite when a new version is under development.
Can you refresh my memory about any kind of posts I made than you estimated inappropriate or confusing ?

I reported a problem with conversion of a Nero digital mpeg4 file to VSO. Output was jerky at times and sound dropped after a few seconds. Here is part of their recent answer:

[I]"yes. MP4/Mov demuxing taken from ffmpeg is buggy right now, especially if
the sound is not AAC. for ima/adpcm sound there is some jitter and small
gaps in the sound, and even after a short while, there is no sound at all.

That will be fixed as soon as possible, but the solution is not simple (I
have to rewrite from the scratch the MP4/MOV demuxer)"[/I]

Maybe some of these problems with MOV files will be fixed in the rewrite. But, if MOV has as many flavors as mp4 with new, sometimes unorthodox or badly coded, ones added all the time, software companies have a hard time keeping up.

I have to say that I’m impressed with the hard work at VSO!