Testing capture for converting home movie tapes: ATI MMC 9.02 using AIW Radeon 32. mpg2 files play fine with O!Play media player, but can not open with PowerDVD 11/12, WMC, mpc-hc, VLC or VideoReDo. Don't know much about codecs, but suspect this is issue. If so, am concerned that I'll be able to add a missing codec now, but how about in 4 years? Don't want to create orphans. If it is codec, where to find?
Similarly, have created avi using huffyuv, but doesn't play anywhere. Not sure if there's a way to "enable" huffyuv on any of my players/editors, but haven't yet googled it. Also have MPG Video Wizard, but not currently installed.
Other than the UI, should there be any difference in the (huffyuv) avi output depending if I create with virtualdub or mmc 9.02?
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MPEG2 files should play in PowerDVD, use the open media file option. Huffy encodes won't play on most devices other than a computer. Check the user manual of the devices you plan to use and find a video format they all have in common; DivX (Xvid) and Matroska are the most popular.
nic2k4, I sure thought they should play too. Works ok on XP with PowerDVD 6, but not Win7/8 PowerDVD 11, etc. Didn't expect the huffy to work most places, but was hoping there might be a way to add the codec to something like mpc-hc or vlc just for my evaluation process. Testing avi in case I need to do real editing and not just snip/trim of the home videos.
vaporeon800, will recapture some 10-20 sec clips from my various configurations and post tomorrow. Frustrating that I can't use an editor
Last edited by msdiane; 2nd Jan 2014 at 23:54.
There has to be something seriously wrong on the MPG files, at least two of the players you tried have their own, built-in MPG2 codec. Make sure you reboot, copy the file to a USB stick, try in another PC, etc. I'm thinking maybe some prog has the file locked somehow.
I haven't captured on Win7 but the files created play just fine on a win7 PC.
Did you get any error msg or what exactly happened with the failure to play?
Dutifully built new, small clips for posting; of course all of the mpg tests played everywhere. Went back to "defective" clips - now they play too. Maybe cable to external drive not fully connected? Captures & tests were done on New Year's Eve. The video gods were pranking? Write it off as Newbie panic attack. Am posting my clip tests on a new thread for opinions.