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  1. I'm trying to convert a Xvid video to MP4 using handbrake, but it only coverts roughly half of the video then stops, and the only video player that will play the video to which I have installed is, if you heard of it PotPlayer.

    If handbrake is unsuccessfully and usually handbrake converts almost anything I throw at it successfully, what alternative is there ?
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  2. If anyone can help as to the commands to use to do a one to one conversion from Xvid (AVI) to MP4 using FFMpeg, I would appreciate it ?
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  3. XVID to mp4 using ffmpeg? Ican help with that, but first could you please post your mediainfo?
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  4. Format : AVI
    Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave
    File size : 1.42 GiB
    Duration : 1h 47mn
    Overall bit rate : 1 891 Kbps
    Writing library : VirtualDub build 32593/release

    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 47mn
    Source duration : 1h 36mn
    Bit rate : 1 434 Kbps
    Width : 720 pixels
    Height : 304 pixels
    Display aspect ratio : 2.35:1
    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) : 0.262
    Stream size : 992 MiB (68%)
    Writing library : XviD 66

    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 47mn
    Source duration : 1h 36mn
    Bit rate mode : Constant
    Bit rate : 448 Kbps
    Channel(s) : 6 channels
    Channel positions : Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE
    Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
    Frame rate : 31.250 fps (1536 spf)
    Compression mode : Lossy
    Stream size : 310 MiB (21%)
    Alignment : Aligned on interleaves
    Interleave, duration : 40 ms (1.00 video frame)
    Interleave, preload duration : 512 ms
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  5. Here's a script

    If you want your video to be maximum compressed with a constant factor of 18 (slow, but Best options based on trade off between time and quality)

    ffmpeg -i "Your video.avi" -crf 20 -bf 5 -refs 9 -me_method umh -me_range 24 -subq 9 -trellis 2 -x264-params b-adapt=2 -ac 2 -acodec libvo_aacenc -ab 192k "Output Video.mp4"

    A bit more faster but a few MB more in size

    ffmpeg -i "Your video.avi" -crf 20 -bf 5 -refs 9 -me_method umh -me_range 24 -subq 9 -ac 2 -acodec libvo_aacenc -ab 192k "Output Video.mp4"

    Or if you want it to happen faster (using a preset, "faster")

    ffmpeg -i "Your video.avi" -crf 20 -preset faster -ac 2 -acodec libvo_aacenc -ab 192k "Output Video.mp4"

    If you don't like the quality you can reduce the CRF value from 20 to something less to increase the quality, like 18 or something.

    Both the above converts it but the output file size can't be predicted (will be much less than the original that's sure), If you want a fix on file size then you would need to do a bitrate based encoding. But I think these are enough.
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  6. Stream mapping:
    Stream #0:0 -> #0:0 (mpeg4 (native) -> h264 (libx264))
    Stream #0:1 -> #0:1 (ac3 (native) -> aac (libvo_aacenc))
    Press [q] to stop, [?] for help
    [mpeg4 @ 000000de17c78040] Video uses a non-standard and wasteful way to store B-frames ('packed B-frames'). Consider using the mpeg4_unpack_bframes bitstream filter without encoding but stream copy to fix it.
    frame= 115 fps=0.0 q=25.0 size= 60kB time=00:00:05.21 bitrate= 94.0kbits/frame= 238 fps=238 q=25.0 size= 202kB time=00:00:10.16 bitrate= 162.4kbits/[mpeg4 @ 000000de17c78040] ac-tex damaged at 18 6
    [mpeg4 @ 000000de17c78040] Error at MB: 294
    [mpeg4 @ 000000de17c78040] marker does not match f_code
    Last message repeated 6016 times
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  7. [mpeg4 @ 000000de17c7dce0] ac-tex damaged at 29 4
    [mpeg4 @ 000000de17c7dce0] Error at MB: 213
    [mpeg4 @ 000000de17c7dce0] marker does not match f_code
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  8. frame= 886 fps= 12 q=25.0 size= 2999kB time=00:00:36.08 bitrate= 680.9kbits/frame= 932 fps= 12 q=25.0 size= 3050kB time=00:00:37.91 bitrate= 659.0kbits/frame= 949 fps= 12 q=25.0 size= 3137kB time=00:00:38.58 bitrate= 666.1kbits/frame= 961 fps= 12 q=25.0 size= 3225kB time=00:00:39.07 bitrate= 676.1kbits/frame= 974 fps= 12 q=25.0 size= 3309kB time=00:00:39.60 bitrate= 684.4kbits/frame= 984 fps= 13 q=25.0 size= 3351kB time=00:00:39.98 bitrate= 686.6kbits/frame= 999 fps= 13 q=25.0 size= 3419kB time=00:00:40.60 bitrate= 689.7kbits/frame= 1014 fps= 13 q=25.0 size= 3496kB time=00:00:41.20 bitrate= 695.1kbits/frame= 1031 fps= 13 q=25.0 size= 3565kB time=00:00:41.88 bitrate= 697.3kbits/frame= 1047 fps= 13 q=25.0 size= 3636kB time=00:00:42.52 bitrate= 700.5kbits/frame= 1068 fps= 13 q=25.0 size= 3703kB time=00:00:43.35 bitrate= 699.6kbits/frame= 1098 fps= 13 q=25.0 size= 3760kB time=00:00:44.53 bitrate= 691.7kbits/frame= 1133 fps= 14 q=25.0 size= 3817kB time=00:00:45.94 bitrate= 680.7kbits/frame= 1194 fps= 14 q=25.0 size= 3907kB time=00:00:48.41 bitrate= 661.1kbits/[mpeg4 @ 000000de17c7dce0] ac-tex damaged at 22 8
    [mpeg4 @ 000000de17c7dce0] Error at MB: 390
    [mpeg4 @ 000000de17c7dce0] marker does not match f_code
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  9. I aborted the conversion fails too many times.
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  10. Seems to be a corrupt streams, can you try repacking the video into a mkv file?

    ffmpeg -i "yourvideo.avi" -c copy "YourVideo.mkv" (It's very fast and takes usually seconds, so don't worry)

    And then try one of the above commands.

    Where did you get this video from? Is it by a torrent? Then certainly the video haven't finished downloading yet.
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  11. Thanks for your help, I found another version of the video file I was able to play.
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  12. Originally Posted by PowerFalcon View Post
    Thanks for your help, I found another version of the video file I was able to play.
    Glad you find a solution to your problem. You must've got a corrupt or ufinished XViD in the first place
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