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  1. I downloaded an avi. video and it only plays for a minute until the visual freezes, but the audio continues. I can't skip ahead of the video because the same thing happens, only the audio plays while the visual is frozen. Any ideas?
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  2. Try a different player e.g. VLC, MPCHC, PotPlayer, SMPlayer

    Post mediainfo report (view=>text) , copy & paste the text results back here

    It might be damaged video, or incomplete
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  3. I used VLC and it worked, but my main player is MPCHC so I don't know why it didn't work. Also, I keep on getting an error message when I put the file into VirtualDub. Nonetheless, here is the mediainfo report.

    General
    Complete name : C:\Users\User\Downloads\WWE-Raw---5-22-2006.avi
    Format : AVI
    Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave
    File size : 453 MiB
    Duration : 1h 34mn
    Overall bit rate : 668 Kbps

    Video
    ID : 0
    Format : MPEG-4 Visual
    Format profile : Advanced Simple@L5
    Format settings, BVOP : 2
    Format settings, QPel : No
    Format settings, GMC : No warppoints
    Format settings, Matrix : Default (H.263)
    Muxing mode : Packed bitstream
    Codec ID : XVID
    Codec ID/Hint : XviD
    Duration : 1h 34mn
    Bit rate : 385 Kbps
    Width : 320 pixels
    Height : 240 pixels
    Display aspect ratio : 4:3
    Frame rate : 15.000 fps
    Original frame rate : 25.000 fps
    Color space : YUV
    Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
    Bit depth : 8 bits
    Scan type : Progressive
    Compression mode : Lossy
    Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.334
    Stream size : 260 MiB (58%)
    Writing library : XviD 1.2.0SMP (UTC 2006-01-08)

    Audio
    ID : 1
    Format : AC-3
    Format/Info : Audio Coding 3
    Mode extension : CM (complete main)
    Format settings, Endianness : Big
    Codec ID : 2000
    Duration : 1h 34mn
    Bit rate mode : Constant
    Bit rate : 192 Kbps
    Channel(s) : 2 channels
    Channel positions : Front: L R
    Sampling rate : 44.1 KHz
    Bit depth : 16 bits
    Compression mode : Lossy
    Stream size : 130 MiB (29%)
    Alignment : Aligned on interleaves
    Interleave, duration : 67 ms (1.00 video frame)
    Interleave, preload duration : 3579 ms
    Last edited by MichaelCY; 1st May 2013 at 19:07.
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  4. VLC can often play damaged videos

    What is the error message when loaded in vdub ?

    You can try divfix++ to see if it can "fix" the video . Make a "copy" or backup of your video first before trying

    Unless you failed to post the entire report, I think it's incomplete because the reported video & audio data rates don't add up. 260+130 = 390, but the reported filesize is 453Mib . Now mediainfo isn't always that reliable, but you can try running it through gspot and see what it says

    File size : 453 MiB
    Stream size : 260 MiB (58%)
    Stream size : 130 MiB (29%)
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  5. 1) Hmm, that's odd. The MPCHC on my laptop can play the original file (on my PC I had to convert it to avi, using File Factory, to get it to play), albeit the video is out of sync on whatever player I use. However, an error message by AVI Chunk Viewer (never heard of it) pops up before playing on MPCHC.

    Here's a screenshot I found:


    2) The vdub error is: "No audio compressor could be found to decompress the source audio format
    source format. (source format tag: 2000)".

    3) gspot report:

    Container:
    File Length Correct
    DivX Style "packed bitstream" AVI
    OpenDML (AVI v2.0)
    Interleave: 68 ms (1.0 v.frames), preload=3296
    Audio frames: Aligned on interleaves
    Video: 260 MB (57.54%)
    Audio: 129 MB (28.66%)
    AVI Overhead: 62.4 MB (13.79%)

    *I've attached a screenshot for further elaboration.
    *I've also attached the txt. file of mediainfo.
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  6. The vdub "error" just means you are missing an audio decoder. Install AC3ACM

    Although gspot says "File Length Correct", I still have a feeling it's damaged, because that seems to me a disproportionate amount of "AVI Overhead" . When you said VLC played it correctly, did everything play correctly? You can seek all the way through to the end ?


    What version of MPCHC can play it successfully, and what version cannot ? How are they configured (are they using internal filters and codecs, or using external eg.. ffdshow) ?
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  7. Typical AVI container overhead might be 0.5-1.5% , not 13.79% .

    You might try downloading it again - it certainly possible this is a corrupted download
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  8. The MPCHC on my PC is a standalone (internal filters), while the one on my laptop came with the K-Lite Codec Pack (ffdshow audio/video decoder etc.). The one that plays it successfully (accompanied with the AVI Chunk Viewer error message) is the latter.

    Virtual Dub works fine now. Thoroughly skipping through, VLC takes a second or two to load the visual, but nonetheless it works to the end. Divfix found an error and cut out a good 10 minutes of the video when it tried to fix it.
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  9. Well, I put the file in vdub and saved it as a direct stream copy. It opened fine on MPCHC without error messages/freezes/lags. But the file size is smaller and I think it cut back 10 seconds on the audio. This isn't worth the headache.

    Edit: Managed to sync it with vdub, well sorta. Anyway, thank you for your help. Greatly appreciated.
    Last edited by MichaelCY; 1st May 2013 at 21:09.
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