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    Whenever I try to encode something (.flv files haven't tried any other kind) it will just jump to completed and it hasn't really done anything. I have installed the video codecs and am the admin of my computer.

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    If you could post the contents of the Progress logfile, that would help us help you. Absent that, here is a short list of some common sources of your problem:

    1) Pathname contains spaces or other illegal characters.
    2) Audio and video data are interleaved backwards from what ffmpegx expects. To fix that, click "invert mapping."
    3) You've chosen "decode with QT" but haven't installed the right codecs. To fix that, install Perian.

    Hope this helps, but if not, post the logfile contents (click on the "i" in the Progress pane), and that will give us something to work with.
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    Hi,
    I have the same problem. Every time I try (no matter which format I tried to convert to, but mostly I tried to convet from Quicktime to MP4 .mov file) the process was done within 1 sec with a "ding." The file generated was 0 kb and, of course, was not playable.
    Somehow I saw from the log file that it showed "unsupported video codec." I have downloaded and selected all 3 mplayer, mencoder and mpeg2enc.intel files (I also have perian installed.)

    If anyone has any clue, please help me out.

    Thanks a lot.


    Below is a complete copy of the log file:

    FFmpeg version CVS, Copyright (c) 2000-2004 Fabrice Bellard
    Mac OSX universal build for ffmpegX
    libavutil version: 49.0.0
    libavcodec version: 51.9.0
    libavformat version: 50.4.0
    Wed Oct 31 22:02:15 PDT 2007
    [NULL @ 0x54340c]Unsupported video codec
    Input #0, rm, from '/Users/Eric/Documents/Clips/testing.rm':
    Duration: 00:03:03.9, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 301 kb/s
    Stream #0.0: Audio: cook, 44100 Hz, stereo, 64 kb/s
    Stream #0.1, 12.00 fps(r): Video: RV40 / 0x30345652, 320x240, 235 kb/s
    Stream #0.2: Data: 0x0000
    Codec type mismatch for mapping #0.0 -> #0.0
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    Originally Posted by shadows01
    Input #0, rm, from '/Users/Eric/Documents/Clips/testing.rm'
    Did you install reallib, to enable Real Video conversions?
    If so, did you try using a mencoder preset?
    That should work.
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    Originally Posted by Case
    Originally Posted by shadows01
    Input #0, rm, from '/Users/Eric/Documents/Clips/testing.rm'
    Did you install reallib, to enable Real Video conversions?
    If so, did you try using a mencoder preset?
    That should work.
    When you say install, you mean copy the 3 files under application folder and point the 3 files under ffmpegx to those folder?

    Here is what I did after I download the program:
    Create a folder called "ffmpegxplugin" under application folder. There are 3 files under this folder: mplayer, mencoder and mpeg2enc.intel. I then install ffmpegx by dragging it to my application folder. After I start the program, there is a window prompted and ask me to point the path to those 3 files. I also installed quicktime and copy and paste the decoding files to:
    Library-application support-ffmpegx-reallib/. There are 12 files: (all the files end with .bundle, so i will just type out the front) atrc, colorcvt, cook, drv1, drv2, drvc, raac, rv10, rv20, rv30, rv40, sipr.
    Besides copying these files here, do i have to do anything else? Did i miss any files that are supposted to be copied here?

    Thanks for you help!
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    Originally Posted by shadows01
    I also installed quicktime and copy and paste the decoding files to:
    Library-application support-ffmpegx-reallib/. There are 12 files: (all the files end with .bundle, so i will just type out the front) atrc, colorcvt, cook, drv1, drv2, drvc, raac, rv10, rv20, rv30, rv40, sipr.
    I'm not sure which bundle files are essential, but the PPC package has 47 items, the Intel package 82 items -- not 12.
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    Case,

    Is there a link you can provide me to download those files you talked about?

    I guess this is probably the steps I am not doing right that prevented me from converting my rm files to .mov files.

    Thanks a bunch!
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    PPC reallib: http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/mplayerosx/reallib.zip?download
    Intel reallib: On http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/dload.html, scroll down to the "Binary Codec Packages" section and download the package "Mac OS X x86 20060611" from one of the mirrors. Run the installer. Now remove the items from the installed place to where ffmpegX can use them. In the Finder, choose "Go to Folder..." in the "Go" menu. Type "/usr/local/lib" and press return. This will open a new window where you will find the 'codecs' folder containing the Real binaries. Copy this folder to /Library/Application Support/ffmpegX and rename it "reallib".
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    Case,

    I downloaded the Intel reallib files you mentioned and copied all the files to /library/application support/ffmpegx folder. The result was still unsuccesful.

    Here is the new log:

    FFmpeg version CVS, Copyright (c) 2000-2004 Fabrice Bellard
    Mon Nov 5 14:09:30 PST 2007
    Mac OSX universal build for ffmpegX
    libavutil version: 49.0.0
    libavcodec version: 51.9.0
    libavformat version: 50.4.0
    [NULL @ 0x54340c]Unsupported video codec
    Input #0, rm, from '/Users/Eric/Documents/Clips/testing.rm':
    Duration: 00:03:03.9, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 301 kb/s
    Stream #0.0: Audio: cook, 44100 Hz, stereo, 64 kb/s
    Stream #0.1, 12.00 fps(r): Video: RV40 / 0x30345652, 320x240, 235 kb/s
    Stream #0.2: Data: 0x0000
    Codec type mismatch for mapping #0.0 -> #0.0


    The log still shows "unsupported video codec." What other problem you may think of by looking at the log file?

    p.s. I can play the video under ffmpegx. Maybe other settings under ffmpegx?
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    The log shows that you're using an ffmpeg preset, while you should use a mencoder preset for Real files.
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    Case,

    I got it to work converting from .rm to .avi. Thanks for your patience with me.
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    Originally Posted by tomlee59
    If you could post the contents of the Progress logfile, that would help us help you. Absent that, here is a short list of some common sources of your problem:

    1) Pathname contains spaces or other illegal characters.
    2) Audio and video data are interleaved backwards from what ffmpegx expects. To fix that, click "invert mapping."
    3) You've chosen "decode with QT" but haven't installed the right codecs. To fix that, install Perian.

    Hope this helps, but if not, post the logfile contents (click on the "i" in the Progress pane), and that will give us something to work with.
    Hi,

    I'm having the same problem...converting a .flv file to something that can be viewed on a normal player...

    here's what it says in the logfile:

    Encoding started on Sun Nov 11 17:12:31 EST 2007
    [flv @ 0x399490]skipping flv packet: type 18, size 396, flags 0
    Seems that stream 1 comes from film source: 1000.00 (1000/1) -> 12.00 (12/1)
    Input #0, flv, from '/Users/xxxxx/Desktop/xxxxx.flv':
    Duration: N/A, bitrate: N/A
    Stream #0.0: Audio: mp3, 22050 Hz, mono
    Stream #0.1: Video: flv, 320x240, 1000.00 fps
    Codec type mismatch for mapping #0.0 -> #0.0

    do I need to download those 3 files first that are mentioned in the popup window when ffmpegx first starts? sorry for the stupid questions but thanks for any help...
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    Originally Posted by jp83
    do I need to download those 3 files first that are mentioned in the popup window when ffmpegx first starts?
    Yes. Download the files from the URLs mentioned, (unzip the zip file, if it doesn't do so automatically,) then use the Locate buttons to tell ffmpegX where they are on your computer. The installer will copy them to a special purpose location, so you can remove your downloaded files afterwards if the installation was successful.
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    Originally Posted by Case
    Originally Posted by jp83
    do I need to download those 3 files first that are mentioned in the popup window when ffmpegx first starts?
    Yes. Download the files from the URLs mentioned, (unzip the zip file, if it doesn't do so automatically,) then use the Locate buttons to tell ffmpegX where they are on your computer. The installer will copy them to a special purpose location, so you can remove your downloaded files afterwards if the installation was successful.
    thanks! I'll try that.
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    Hi guys,
    same problem with me, the process jumps directly to finish and generate a 0kb file when I try to encode a video into .flv
    I downloaded the files you mentioned and I now have a reallib folder full of files in my ffmpegx folder.

    Here is the log that I get :
    FFmpeg version CVS, Copyright (c) 2000-2004 Fabrice Bellard
    Mac OSX universal build for ffmpegX

    libavutil version: 49.0.0
    libavcodec version: 51.9.0
    libavformat version: 50.4.0
    Mon Nov 12 19:09:41 GMT 2007
    Seems that stream 1 comes from film source: 1000.00 (1000/1) -> 19.00 (19/1)
    Input #0, asf, from '/Users/gregoirefrileux/Desktop/GestB.wmv':
    Duration: 00:23:20.2, start: 3.000000, bitrate: 499 kb/s
    Stream #0.0: Audio: wmav2, 44100 Hz, mono, 32 kb/s
    Stream #0.1, 19.00 fps(r): Video: WMV3 / 0x33564D57, 640x480
    Codec type mismatch for mapping #0.0 -> #0.0

    What can I try next ??
    Thanks for your help.
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    Originally Posted by frix00
    Codec type mismatch for mapping #0.0 -> #0.0
    The ffmpeg engine expects video to be the first stream (#0.0) and audio to be the second stream (#0.1). If it is reversed in your source file, then you'll have to tell ffmpegX about that by checking the "Invert mapping" checkbox in the audio tab.
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    tks, I'll try that and keep you posted
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    ok, I tried, here is the new log file :
    FFmpeg version CVS, Copyright (c) 2000-2004 Fabrice Bellard
    Mac OSX universal build for ffmpegX
    libavutil version: 49.0.0
    libavcodec version: 51.9.0
    libavformat version: 50.4.0
    Thu Nov 15 18:48:44 GMT 2007
    Seems that stream 1 comes from film source: 1000.00 (1000/1) -> 19.00 (19/1)
    Input #0, asf, from '/Users/gregoirefrileux/Desktop/GestB.wmv':
    Duration: 00:33:38.8, start: 3.000000, bitrate: 512 kb/s
    Stream #0.0: Audio: wmav2, 22050 Hz, mono, 20 kb/s
    Stream #0.1, 19.00 fps(r): Video: WMV3 / 0x33564D57, 640x480
    Output #0, flv, to '/Users/gregoirefrileux/Desktop/GestB.wmv.ff.flv':
    Stream #0.0, 12.00 fps(c): Video: flv, yuv420p, 320x240, q=2-15, 200 kb/s
    Stream #0.1: Audio: mp3, 22050 Hz, stereo, 56 kb/s
    Stream mapping:
    Stream #0.1 -> #0.0 [sync #0.0]
    Stream #0.0 -> #0.1 [sync #0.1]
    Unsupported codec (id=74) for input stream #0.1

    I downloaded both libraries that I copied in a reallib folder insde the ffmpegx appliction support folder..

    Thanks for your help
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    Originally Posted by frix00
    Stream #0.1, 19.00 fps(r): Video: WMV3 / 0x33564D57, 640x480
    Unsupported codec (id=74) for input stream #0.1
    Apparently ffmpeg doesn't support this version of WMV.
    Does this .wmv file play in QuickTime Player with the Flip4Mac component?

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    I downloaded both libraries that I copied in a reallib folder insde the ffmpegx appliction support folder..
    Reallib has no use for conversions with WMV source files.
    Not sure what you mean by "both libraries", tho.
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    Now, I'm too new to ffmpeg to have any clue about what to do from here, but from what I can tell, I'm getting an entirely different error that produces the same results:

    Encoding started on Fri Nov 16 02:05:33 EST 2007
    FFmpeg version CVS, Copyright (c) 2000-2004 Fabrice Bellard
    Mac OSX universal build for ffmpegX
    libavutil version: 49.0.0
    libavcodec version: 51.9.0
    libavformat version: 50.4.0
    [matroska @ 0x4701fc]Ignoring seekhead entry for ID=0x1549a966
    [matroska @ 0x4701fc]Ignoring seekhead entry for ID=0x1654ae6b
    [matroska @ 0x4701fc]Ignoring seekhead entry for ID=0x114d9b74
    [matroska @ 0x4701fc]Unknown entry 0x7ba9 in info header
    [matroska @ 0x4701fc]Unknown entry 0x73a4 in info header
    [matroska @ 0x4701fc]Unknown track header entry 0x23314f - ignoring
    [matroska @ 0x4701fc]Unknown track header entry 0x23314f - ignoring
    [matroska @ 0x4701fc]Unknown audio track header entry 0x78b5 - ignoring
    [matroska @ 0x4701fc]Unknown track header entry 0x23314f - ignoring
    [matroska @ 0x4701fc]Unknown audio track header entry 0x78b5 - ignoring
    [matroska @ 0x4701fc]Unknown track header entry 0x23314f - ignoring
    [matroska @ 0x4701fc]Unknown track header entry 0x23314f - ignoring
    [matroska @ 0x4701fc]Unknown track header entry 0x6d80 - ignoring
    [matroska @ 0x4701fc]FIXME: implement support for BlockDuration
    [matroska @ 0x4701fc]FIXME: implement support for BlockDuration
    [matroska @ 0x4701fc]FIXME: implement support for BlockDuration
    [matroska @ 0x4701fc]FIXME: implement support for BlockDuration
    Can't resample. Aborting.
    Input #0, matroska, from '/Users/arryvan/Data/**********.mkv':
    Duration: 00:23:27.4, bitrate: N/A
    Stream #0.0, 1000.00 fps(r): Video: mpeg4, yuv420p, 704x528
    Stream #0.1: Audio: mpeg4, 24000 Hz, 5:1
    Stream #0.2: Audio: mpeg4, 24000 Hz, 5:1
    Resampling with input channels greater than 2 unsupported.Abort at ffmpeg.c:1628
    /bin/sh: line 1: 957 Abort trap /Applications/Media/ffmpegX.app//Contents/Resources/ffmpeg -i /Users/arryvan/Data/**********.mkv -y -map 0.0:0.0 -f flv -vcodec flv -b 200 -aspect 4:3 -s 704x528 -r ntsc -g 240 -me epzs -qmin 2 -qmax 15 -acodec mp3 -ab 96 -ar 22050 -ac 2 -map 0.2:0.1 -benchmark /Users/arryvan/Data/**********.mkv.ff.flv

    It dings finished in under a second, and the produced file is 0kb. Any clues?
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    Hi Case,

    You are right, the file doesn't play in Quicktime.
    I tried to download Flip4Mac. Still doesn't work. I'm not sure I got it right though : is it supposed to add a new player or is it a just a new library for QuickTime ?

    For the 2 libraries, I meant PPC reallib and Intel reallib mentioned earlier in the discussion..

    Jus t so you know, the file plays fine in VLC..
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    Originally Posted by frix00
    The file doesn't play in Quicktime. I tried to download Flip4Mac. Still doesn't work. I'm not sure I got it right though: is it supposed to add a new player or is it a just a new library for QuickTime ?
    The installer is supposed to add a WMV component to the QuickTime Library (and a System Prefs pane). For limitations, see their (or MS's) website.

    Originally Posted by frix00
    For the 2 libraries, I meant PPC reallib and Intel reallib mentioned earlier in the discussion.
    For Reallib, you only need the one that matches your chipset, PPC or Intel.

    Originally Posted by frix00
    Just so you know, the file plays fine in VLC.
    As a last resort, you could try VLC's Exporting Wizard.
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    Hi case,
    I re-did the installation of Flip4Mac, and the files now play fine in quicktime, but still doesn't work in ffmpegx !
    I'll try the VLC export, but it's strange that ffmpeg doesn't have the codec when Quicktime does..

    Thanks for your help anyway
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    After doing all this, did you remember to select the "decode with quicktime" option? Because if you didn't, ffmpegx won't use QT to decode, so all of your work would be for naught.

    My guess is that, in the heat of battle, you might have overlooked this little detail.
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    OK : first of all, thanks every one for your help, I've finally managed to get my flv files !

    But then, I had to use the VLC export wizard to convert my files in mpeg first, and then use ffmpeg for the transfer in flv !

    You were right Tomlee, I had forgotten to check the "decode with QuickTime" option, but it didn't help, I still had a "codec mismatch" error, although the file played fine in quicktime..Strange..

    Never mind, it does the job

    Tks guys
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    Glad to hear that you were able to find a method that worked!

    Just fyi, the "codec mismatch" error message can mean a couple of different things. Since QT can play the file fine, in this case the message almost certainly means that you needed also to click "invert mapping" to tell ffmpegx that the order in which audio and video are arranged in the stream is backwards from the way it expected. You'd think ffmpegx ought to be able to figure that out on its own and then auto-switch it without requiring user intervention, but that's not how it is.

    If you ever want to do this all in one flow, this hint might help you get over the last hump.

    But congrats again on finding a way to the goal!
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    hi again,

    well...even though its a bit late, I tried the suggestion, but when I went to the sites, all that came up was a whole lot of text - no zip files or anything else, just pages of text...

    so, I'm sure this is a stupid question, but should I be doing something with that text or did I screw up something?

    sorry for my ignorance...but thanks for your help in overcoming it or attempting to anyway...

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    do I need to download those 3 files first that are mentioned in the popup window when ffmpegx first starts?
    Yes. Download the files from the URLs mentioned, (unzip the zip file, if it doesn't do so automatically,) then use the Locate buttons to tell ffmpegX where they are on your computer. The installer will copy them to a special purpose location, so you can remove your downloaded files afterwards if the installation was successful.
    thanks! I'll try that.
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    Originally Posted by jp83
    when I went to the sites, all that came up was a whole lot of text - no zip files or anything else, just pages of text. [...] should I be doing something with that text or did I screw up something?
    mplayer and mencoder, together in a zip file: download here. This link should load a SourceForge page and automatically start the download from one of its mirrors.
    mpeg2enc: download here. Unfortunately, the webserver serves mpeg2enc with MIME type "text/plain", which makes Safari think it should render the file content in a browser window. To avoid that, Control-click the link and choose Download Linked File from the contextual menu.
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    Originally Posted by jp83
    when I went to the sites, all that came up was a whole lot of text - no zip files or anything else, just pages of text. [...] should I be doing something with that text or did I screw up something?
    mplayer and mencoder, together in a zip file: download here. This link should load a SourceForge page and automatically start the download from one of its mirrors.
    mpeg2enc: download here. Unfortunately, the webserver serves mpeg2enc with MIME type "text/plain", which makes Safari think it should render the file content in a browser window. To avoid that, Control-click the link and choose Download Linked File from the contextual menu.
    hi, thanks for the info...first 2 worked okay...downloaded and unzipped and installed without any problems...

    BUT..I did what you said about control clicking...first tried as "download linked file" and got a txt file, then tried "download linked file as..." and chose zip, but still got a txt file...then tried it in firefox and also got a txt file...

    I'm writing this on safari now because firefox has problems with quotes & slashes & copy/paste...but my next step is going to be to read this in firefox & try the control/click you suggested...if that doesn't work...then I guess I'll be back

    btw, converted a small flv file to avi without the 3rd part & seems to work okay...do I really need it? or is it for other than avi conversions, like for dvds or something?

    thanks again...hope you dont hear back from me
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    okay...tried firefox....gets even weirder!

    control/click downloads as a quicktime movie...but when I try to open in qt, get error message that it's not a movie file (DUH!)

    then tried option/click and apple/click and both give the error message attached...and when I try to open it anyway, get an error message that no applications can open it (maybe because there is no .xxx at the end of the file name? just a guess...)

    so any other ideas?

    thanks for the help & patience...sorry for the bother

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