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Old 20 Aug 2006, 11:24 AM   #1
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Default H.264 in MPEG-2 container?

Hey, I have some video files using the H.264 codec and an .mpg extension. According to MediaCoder, they're in an MPEG-2 container, and needless to say, not many players seem to support said files (from Winamp to WMP to even VLC), only one I could get to work so far is Media Player Classic.

Anyway, I was wondering how I could convert them to another container such as AVI to make them more... playable. VirtualDub say "MPEG Import Filter: invalid pack at position 3: maker bit not set; possibly MPEG-2 stream.", VirtualDubMod crashes and MediaCoder doesn't seem to support the input file (and also crashed before I updated it to the very latest build).

What shall I do?
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Old 20 Aug 2006, 11:43 AM   #2
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avc in mpeg ps/ts is better than in avi. try mplayer to extract raw streams and mux to mp4 or mkv with YAMB or mkvmerge respectively.
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Old 20 Aug 2006, 12:16 PM   #3
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mplayer doesn't seem to be able to play the video as well.

I get this:

Too many audio packets in the buffer: <4096 in 8273920 bytes>.
Maybe you are playing a non-interleaved stream/file or the codec failed?
For AVI files, try to force non-interleaved mode with the -ni option.
MPEG: FATAL: EOF while searching for sequence header.
Video: Cannot read properties.
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