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    I am trying to use Virtualdub to convert a DV .avi file to a Divx file. I open the DV file in Virtualdub and set the beginning and ending frames. I set the video to Fast Recompress and the compression to Divx 5. I set up all my Divx settings, then do Save as .avi. It gives me the following error:

    VirtualDub Error:
    Cannot start video compression:

    The source image format is not acceptable.
    (error code -2)


    I am using the raw .avi file I captured from my Digital 8 camcorder. Can virtualdub not work with this file?

    Thanks in advance.
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  2. I haven't dealt with DV, but I heard VDub can't deal with type 1 or type 2 DV directly. You may have to run it through a DirectShow filter through AVISynth to make it work. That's what I heard and I don't know if it's true or not....
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    virtual dub can handle dv files fine -- just install the main concept dv or panasonic dv codec first ...
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    I have the panasonic DV codec installed and it still gives me the error. I can open the DV file fine, it is just when I try to convert it to Divx that it has a problem.

    Any other thoughts? How do you use avisynth to turn a DV avi file into divx? I couldn't find a guide on it.
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    Well, if the DV file is a type 2 DV, the AviSource command should open it, since it is AVI. Have you tried to reload your DivX codec, yet?
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    you may have to restream the dv file in that case (not unussual) ..

    just open it up , set compression to the panasonic dv codec you have (i know this works with the MC one and i assume it will also with the pana one)

    then fast recompress to a new file ..

    it should work for you then ...
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    If it's a Type 1 DV, convert it to Type 2. That always helped me getting it to work.
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    Originally Posted by BJ_M
    you may have to restream the dv file in that case (not unussual) ..

    just open it up , set compression to the panasonic dv codec you have (i know this works with the MC one and i assume it will also with the pana one)

    then fast recompress to a new file ..

    it should work for you then ...

    Nope, that didn't work either. Same error message. I'm running out of ideas!
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