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Old 12 Jun 2005, 11:53 PM   #1
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Hi!

I'm a total newbie to this, so I'm hoping you guys could help; I've transferred my old homevideo-tapes to the computer and they turned out as very large Mpeg-files (some cut in 2GB-pieces due to length/size). I'd like to convert them to (smaller) .avi's and then join them together again.

I've tried Virtual Dub, but it didn't accept my mpeg's. Now I'm trying EasyX Video Converter wich is easy indeed and works fine, except the new avi's don't have sound! I've got AC3 and Radium MP3 installed. What am I doing wrong?

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Old 13 Jun 2005, 06:48 AM   #2
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Welcome to the Digital Video Forums of Digital Digest!

"I've tried Virtual Dub, but it didn't accept my mpeg's."

Use VirtualDubMOD (Different than the standard VirtualDub)...


If you have more questions, always feel free to ask them...

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Old 13 Jun 2005, 11:23 AM   #3
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or virtualdub mpeg2
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Old 13 Jun 2005, 09:14 PM   #4
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Thanks! I've got VirtualDubMod and now I'm trying to figure out how it works. Any good beginners guide on the Internet available, maybe?

I've managed to convert a file to .avi, but it doesn't play smoothly at all; the sound & the video both freeze and then skip forward all the time... I also have the feeling that the quality of the picture isn't quite as good as the original. Does this have to do with the fact that I have a crappy old computer, or do I need to change some settings?

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"but it doesn't play smoothly at all; the sound & the video both freeze and then skip forward all the time..."

1) What software are you using for playback?

2) Does the original MPEG playback any better?
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Old 14 Jun 2005, 08:06 AM   #6
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I use Windows Media Player 10 for everything I do, really, and it doesn't have any problems at all playing the original mpeg's (or other avi's for that matter). I'm thinking there must be something interfering with the converting proces?
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Old 14 Jun 2005, 08:35 AM   #7
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"Does this have to do with the fact that I have a crappy old computer"

what are your computer specs?
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Old 26 Jun 2005, 10:39 PM   #8
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try the tool from
http://www.goripper.com/avi-to-mpg.html
recommend you to select divx as output format, so the created file will be smaller.
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