hello, everyone. i am very new to the forum and have downloaded and installed ffmpegX, along with the required codecs. I have some video files given to me that I need to convert to a format that Final Cut Express. imovie, or idvd will can handle (preferably Final Cut Express). I have run the program and have gotten a supposed finish product, but when i go to look for the converted file I can't find it. It was designated to save in the same folder as the original. I have included the results of the conversion and I an hoping some can help me figure out whats wrong. The highlighted part is what I figure the problem to be. I selected the option under video MPEG4.AVI (MENCODER).
Whatever help the community can give me will be a huge help. Than you in evidence.-
Encoding started on Sun Mar 6 20:20:18 EST 2011
MEncoder dev-CVS-060307-04:23-4.0.1 (C) 2000-2006 MPlayer Team
Mac OSX static build for ffmpegX
CPU: Intel (Family: 6, Stepping: 6)
CPUflags: Type: 6 MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1
Compiled for x86 CPU with extensions: MMX MMX2 SSE SSE2
FIXME:Hardenabling SSE and SSE2 without detection
Reading disc structure, please wait...
There are 9 titles on this DVD.
There are 1 chapters in this DVD title.
There are 1 angles in this DVD title.
libdvdread: Couldn't find device name.
*** Zero check failed in ifo_read.c:324
for vmgi_mat->zero_3 = 0x00000000010000000000000000000000000000
DVD successfully opened.
success: format: 0 data: 0x0 - 0x2132000
MPEG-PS file format detected.
Using SSE optimized IMDCT transform
VIDEO: MPEG2 720x480 (aspect 2) 29.970 fps 9500.0 kbps (1187.5 kbyte/s)
[V] filefmt:2 fourcc:0x10000002 size:720x480 fps:29.97 ftime:=0.0334
Opening audio decoder: [liba52] AC3 decoding with liba52
AC3: 2.0 (stereo) 48000 Hz 384.0 kbit/s
AUDIO: 48000 Hz, 2 ch, s16le, 384.0 kbit/25.00% (ratio: 48000->192000)
Selected audio codec: [a52] afm: liba52 (AC3-liba52)
Using MMX optimized resampler
Cannot open output file '/Volumes/Expansion D/jonathon basketball games /South Point (NC) at Fort Mill/movie.avi'.
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Check the folders for write access through the Get Info window > Ownership & Permissions. For the folder of the save location and its parent folders. (When copying a DVD to a hard disk drive, it may have the folders from the DVD as 'Read only'. It can happen easily.) Change to 'Read & Write' where applicable.
Another option is to try saving to the Desktop.
Thanks Case, the ownership permission suggestion worked great.