TMPGEnc won't open AVI

Installed TMPGEnc Plus per the tutorial on converting AVI, but when I try to open an AVI it tells me it does not support this format, Did I download the wrong program?

I haven’t had an avi that it could not open. I know that the correct codecs need to be installed to convert to avi, but not sure about converting to dvd compatible mpeg. Does the file play on your system? If so I would check what type of avi it is with gspot from www.gspot.headbands.com and check back. Also its possible the file is corrupted somehow and might need fixing with divfix.

Tried it with 2 different ones, same thing.

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Originally posted by Ruffrob
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I’m not sure what a $50 MPEG encoder will do for me. Already got one of those.

Originally posted by rdgrimes
Tried it with 2 different ones, same thing.

Are you saying you tried it with two different codecs? I have about twenty different codecs installed. gspot will tell you what codecs are installed and if the correct one for the file is installed.
My bad the correct link http://www.headbands.com/gspot/download.html

If the Audio is VBR MP3 or AC3 (both very common these days) then TMPGEnc will “spit the dummy” every time. Use Nandub to extract the audio as a WAV file and use that as audio source in TMPGenc and the original avi for Video source.

I have no idea what the audio is, it’s captured from 2-ch analogue source in Pinnacle Studio8. the AVI plays perfectly in WMP.

Looks like this is the same issue as my other thread about DVD2SVCD if someone wants to merger the 2.

the correct codecs (2) are showing , the error is:

Divfix says there are no errors. :confused:

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Have reinstalled CCE using the latest version, tried numerous AVI files and no joy. If I make a relatively small AVI in Studio8, it seems to work fine, but anything more than a few minutes results in these problems.

I’m sure the problem is the DV codec Studio8 is using. Canopus have a free conversion tool to Canopus DV Codec which I know CCE (& dvd2svcd) handles very well (so I have been told).

http://www.canopus-aust.com/US/Support2/support_index.asp

Can’t find anything at Canopus. Studio let’s me choose from a few different codecs for saving as AVI, but none of them seem to make a difference, or they result in massive fles or very small files.
How come CCE and TMPGEnc don’t just use the Studio DV codec?

I would suggest you try Huffyuv codec (free ware), lossless but not as big as an uncomressed avi.

http://www.lukesvideo.com/

I also had problems with anything more than a few minutes long with pinnacle products previously (older version) . Ended up uninstalling pinnacle and codecs, reinstalling all other codecs and just used my ATI WDM capture drivers.

Originally posted by ChickenMan
[B]I would suggest you try Huffyuv codec (free ware), lossless but not as big as an uncomressed avi.

http://www.lukesvideo.com/ [/B]

Studio8 is showing a codec called “Hufyuv v2.1.1 patch v 0.2.2”’, it reduces a 12GB AVI to about 4GB. Would that be the same thing?
And what advantage, if any, would there be to using that type in CCE or TMPGEnc to convert to MPEG/DVD, as opposed to using Studio8 to convert to MPEG2 directly. I haven’t been overly impressed with Studio8 conversions with lower bitrates. so I guess I need to try it and compare.

Originally posted by rdgrimes
Studio8 is showing a codec called “Hufyuv v2.1.1 patch v 0.2.2”’, it reduces a 12GB AVI to about 4GB. Would that be the same thing?
And what advantage, if any, would there be to using that type in CCE or TMPGEnc to convert to MPEG/DVD, as opposed to using Studio8 to convert to MPEG2 directly. I haven’t been overly impressed with Studio8 conversions with lower bitrates. so I guess I need to try it and compare.

Well so much for Hufyuv in Studio, it created a 40GB AVI from a 12GB AVI. :rolleyes:

Huffyuv will have a larger filesize than DV.

Why not load your .avi file into VirtualDub and frameserve to TMPGEnc?