Sometimes you will get an Mpeg file that looks corrupt when you
open it in VirtualDub or FlaskMpeg. This is because they still don't
use a perfect Mpeg decoding routine that can handle errors correctly.
Media Player, however, will often play your file without problems.
This can happen with a SVCD or Mpeg-1 file.
For me the solution to converting most files to AVI or whatever
is simple: try everything until I find a way that works!
If you can use AVISynth then that is often a good soluton and that
guide can be found Here. But I have
also found that just using Graphedit alone is an excellent solution
and one that I used to convert mpegs that nothing would convert.
This was before I knew anything about AVISynth so perhaps that would
work even better but this guide is here just in case.
Anyway, this Graphedit guide assumes you already know quite a lot
about using Graphedit. If you are a complete novice check out my
audio extraction guide to get you started. You can Find it Here.
Put GraphEdit in a folder somewhere and register all the filters with
RegDrop. This is easy, you simply drag the .ax file over the RegDrop program
and your files are registered. Like this:
Or you can just use the DOS line command Regsvr32 (ie. regsvr32
Install all of the following files that you downloaded:
MAKING A LIST FILE (*.LST)
If your mpeg's need to be done in parts you need to create a list
file. Open notepad or wordpad or whatever text editor you like and
put the names of the files you want to convert, like this:
Save the file as whatever name you like and put a .lst
extension on it. Please note that this will only join files that
are actually just one file but split up.
CONVERTING STUBBORN MPEG-1 FILES
Open up Graphedit. Go to Graph > insert
filters and use either 'File Source (Async') for a single
file. Or choose the 'I-Media Multiple Mpeg2 Source' for the list
file you already made.
And use the following Filters to convert your stubborn Mpeg-1 file
to an AVI.
CONVERTING STUBBORN MPEG-2 FILES
This is mainly for converting SVCD's or normal Mpeg-2 files and
not DVD. There is already a more detailed guide on doing DVDs with
Graphedit and I see no reason to copy the same information again
so look at that Here.
Okay a lot of the problems with SVCDs and Mpeg files are that they
have been made substandard or that they have become corrupt. Knowing
this you can usually open an Mpeg file in TMPGEnc or IFilmEdit and
resave it as VCD standard format or demultiplex, remultiplex etc.,
etc., for fixing. Converting stubborn mpegs is usually a matter
of finding out what will play them and then opening it in that and
Sometimes when mpeg-2 are not recognised another little trick that
I invented works for opening some Mpeg-2 or SVCD files in Flask
Mpeg is to change the start up code in a Hex editor such as HView
2000 so that Flask will accept it. Just change the first five
numbers of the first Vob file to match the following:
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