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    This is probably a really easy one..
    I have a kodak camera that does video too.. as a .mov file. I downloaded a TMPGEnc plugin for
    this format that works ok
    I have created a few SVCD mpeg files but I am missing the sound. I have tried a few codecs , but I am a bit wary of searching the net .. I wouldnt be sure exactly what I was installing with the codecs .
    Any ideas or can someone tell me where I can find out what codecs I need?
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    Let's assume that you heard sound on the original MOV file.

    Does it play in Quicktime ?

    To find out which audio codec you need open the clip in gspot

    K-Lite is a good codec pack which should cover your needs (includes gspot as well)

    http://www.free-codecs.com/download/K_Lite_Codec_Pack.htm
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    Friends don't let friends install codec packs. Yes, I'm sure you have used k-lite for years and never had a problem. I am happy for you. I know people who have smoked for years and aren't dead yet, but the statistics and science clearly show it kills.

    Codec packs are not a solution, just a gateway to a whole host of new problems.

    If the video came from a digital still camera then it is most likely an mjpeg video in a quicktime container. Open it in g-spot and see exactly what it has inside.

    If you are having trouble reading g-spot, post a screenshot here and someone will assist.

    Do not install a codec pack unless you have no either choice (i.e. you have a gun to your head and it is a choice between installing a codec pack or eating your own children - and even then, think carefully)
    Read my blog here.
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    The sound on still cameras doing video is most often PCM or WAV which your computer should play without any codecs installed. Same with converting it to other formats. As mentioned, see what Gspot 2.70 says about it. SVCD uses MPEG-1 Layer2 or MPEG2 Audio. I don't know if it can use PCM or WAV type audio.

    Any reason you are using SVCD format? It's somewhat archaic since cheap DVD burners and media have been easily available. But, anyway, your audio shouldn't be anything odd.

    And I agree with guns1inger about codec packs. They generally cause much more damage than any good they can do. And it is much harder to remove or reverse the damages than it is to install them.
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    ok.. I will convert to a dvd mpg then.
    Still get no sound when I play back ( I can hear the original .mov file)
    g-spot says it is :
    MPEG-1 Layer 2 0xc0:48000Hz 384 kb/s tot , Stereo

    But it also says the codecs are already installed so I dunno..

    Maybe I am going about this the wrong way anyway? All I want to do is convert a few short .mov files to play on my DVD player.
    Perhaps I should have asked how to do this in the first place ..lol
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    What do you mean by "it has no sound"? Where are you trying to play this--a Settop DVD player? If so, maybe your settop doesn't support MP2 audio (quite possible with NTSC models).
    However, a PC software-based player has MP2 audio usually built-in to stock Windows installs--shouldn't be a problem.

    What's your "playback chain"?

    What are your exact steps in converting these files?

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    No.. I dont get as far as actually burning a dvd.

    I have a load of these .mov files. I used TMPG encoder with a .mov plug-in to convert them to
    a DVD mpg. But when I try to play this mpg file in windows media 10 I get picture but no sound.
    I have the latest kazaa lite codec pack installed (whether this is a good idea or not is another matter )
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    I would guess that TMPGEnc is creating a "valid" mp2 audio stream that consists of SILENCE, because the MOV plugin probably isn't working right.

    Thing is, that plugin was created a long time ago and hasn't been updated in a LOONNGGG time. Right off the bat, it doesn't support QT7-based MOV files. And it probably doesn't support a number of QT6-and earlier-based codecs.

    Having a K-Lite codec pack installed is likely a bad idea, whether it is interfering in this particular case or not.

    Do you have Quicktime Pro? or Quicktime Alternative? (Hopefully not both--that's bad)
    If you do have one of these, can you play your source file in them correctly? If so, export the audio only to a standard LPCM (uncompressed) WAV file. Then separately encode this to MP2 in TMPGEnc and mux with the video afterward.

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