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Old 10 Aug 2003, 04:06 PM   #1
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I have a video of myself when I was playing in a band, and I've just had it put onto disc. (DVD-R) The problem I have is it has been saved as an .m2v file. I use Vegas 4 for editing and it doesn't support m2v files. How can I get it to an mpg2 file so as I can edit it. Or is there aaother program I can use. ( Prefferably want to stay with vegas4.) The wave file has an extension of .aiff and that is excepted into Vegas with no problems.
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Old 10 Aug 2003, 04:22 PM   #2
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Your post is somewhat confusing.

Have you created a legitimate DVD that can be played back on a standalone DVD player? If so, it contains .VOB files (in which are incorporated BOTH video and audio streams).

If instead, as you also mention, you have an .M2V (video only by definition) and an .AIFF audio file (who's using a MAC here?), you should be able to combine them into an MPEG-2 file using TMPGEnc...
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Old 10 Aug 2003, 04:36 PM   #3
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I haven't created a DVD yet. Yes it's legitimate. It's movie on video of myself. I'm not able to capture it onto the computer so I had a Company here on the Gold Coast do it for me. Yes he used a Mac. Spewing. I told him I wanted mpg2 files so as I could edit it and the result was .m2v and .aiff files. I downloaded TMPGnc and have already tried it but it has come up with a couple of errors. One at 47% then I tried again and it came up with another error at 15%. So I don't know. I'm not really familiar with this program. I just want to create mpg2 file so as Vegas will accept it. I'm currently trying again with TMPGEnc. See how we go.
Maybe you will know what to do.


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Old 1 Sep 2003, 08:48 PM   #4
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I don't know if you have solved your problem since August 10th, however in case you are still struggling, my points:

The contents of the DVD you have appear to be a video only file (.m2v) and an audio only file (.aiff).

The .m2v file (m2v stands for MPEG-2 Video) should be usable unless it's corrupt. Perhaps you should rename it into .mpv, which is another common extension.
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"The .m2v file (m2v stands for MPEG-2 Video) should be usable unless it's corrupt. Perhaps you should rename it into .mpv, which is another common extension."

TMPGEnc recognizes BOTH of these extensions. Therefore, changing from one to the other will not accomplish anything for "TrevB"...
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Thanks folks. It's nice to know people are trying to help. No I haven't solved my problem. All I ever wanted to do was edit a video tape on the computer. When I was given these files I found I had no software to edit it. As in cut some parts out. I have the TMPGEnc program but I'm not familiar with it or does it even edit files? If I don't bother about editing these files what programs should I use to create a DVD from them.

"TMPGEnc recognizes BOTH of these extensions. Therefore, changing from one to the other will not accomplish anything for "TrevB"..."


Thanks for answering to my last reply setarip. I know what the file extensions are I just can't edit them.

The person who created these files certainly used a Mac and he is now going to get someone with a PC to redo the files as he says this could the problem. Not being able to access the m2v files with my programs that is. I don't think that is the problem as I can use Windows media program and play either file. The M2v and the aiff file. I don't think he even understands.

Anyway hope someone can help

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1) Are the TMPGEnc errors related to the videostream or the audiostream?

2) What are the specific error messages?
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Since you can play the files with Windows media player, then they should be fine. All you need, as you say, is a video editor.

Apart from expensive solutions, like Adobe Premier (which you might need to spend a week to understand), there are several low cost, even shareware or trialware editors around. Since you have MPEG video, I suggest you try Mainconcept's EVE or Honestech Video Editor. They are commented to be the best (accurate) editors for MPEG video editing.

Other ways to go forward is convert the video to AVI (I recommend you download and use hufyuv codec as it is lossless and each frame is self-contained, allowing you very precice cutting). Audio, well, I've never worked with AIFF files before but I'm sure you can find a program that can read it and convert it to WAV. I would even try WinAmp, and configure output to be the disk writer plug-in. That's how I convert mp3 to WAV.

Once you do that, you can use VirtualDUB to do simple cutting (mark beginning and end and press delete), and then save the file as an AVI. If you want to make a SVCD or a DVD out of the video, you will need an MPEG encoder (Tmpgenc) and then a DVD authoring program (Tmpgenc DVD Author would be good).

Lot's of work involved, I'm afraid, but this is how it's done.
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greetings TrevB!

I have 2 questions.

1. can youplay your *.m2v file

2. can you play your *.aiff file?

if so there shouldn┤t be problems to mux thoose files to a mpeg2
video+audio stream.

if you still experience problems I suggest that you extract your
aiff audiofile to wave format. since you stated that it is a video of your band I guess it is an aiff wrapped stereo soundfile.

you could use tools like virtuosa to convert such files to wav

the dbpoweramp is also a very good tool to convert aiff to wav
or other formats.

the dbpoweramp aiff codec can be found here:

http://www.dbpoweramp.net/codecs/dBp...codec-aiff.exe

you have to install this also to make dBpoweramp read aiff files properly

then you can reconvert twhe wav file to mpeg1 layer2 with a
tool of your choice

good luck
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1) Are the TMPGEnc errors related to the videostream or the audiostream?

2) What are the specific error messages?

I'm sorry I haven't been back to you on this yet I've been way to busy. Fixing everybodies computers. I tried using Tmp.. again the other night using both the audio and video files and it crashed. I've copied the error message down on paper but it is at home and I'm at work now. So I'll try and let you know ASAP.

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