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Manchester
Jun 11, 2012, 05:04 PM
I need to convert some videos to put into a powerpoint presentation. Now the videos are from works CCTV, so are in two different formats, both of which VLC player doesn't play One being NVF, the other MP4.

I've got Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate 6, which managed to convert the NVF file. However, the video has got a benny hill speed to it following the conversion, no idea why. And the MP4's don't want to convert.

So, any ideas what software to use?



2LMedia
Jun 11, 2012, 05:37 PM
MPEG Streamclip is going to be your best and most versatile bet. It's also free.

Manchester
Jun 11, 2012, 05:39 PM
MPEG Streamclip is going to be your best and most versatile bet. It's also free.

Do I need to be able to play the video for it to work? Or will it just convert all files?

2LMedia
Jun 11, 2012, 05:50 PM
Do I need to be able to play the video for it to work? Or will it just convert all files?

It'll convert MOST files. I've used it with 99% effectiveness. Everything from MKV to FLV to WMV to more obscure formats.

JasonA
Jun 11, 2012, 09:24 PM
You should be able to use the MP4 in Powerpoint, just make sure to keep the videos in the same folder as the PPT file.

Zwhaler
Jun 12, 2012, 01:10 AM
Check out Handbrake, too. Between that and MPEG Streamclip you should be fine.

Manchester
Jun 12, 2012, 01:53 AM
You should be able to use the MP4 in Powerpoint, just make sure to keep the videos in the same folder as the PPT file.
It can't be any old MP4 then, as it won't convert or play.

Check out Handbrake, too. Between that and MPEG Streamclip you should be fine.
Tried Handbrake, and failed.

Gonna give MPEG Streamclip a go now.

Manchester
Jun 12, 2012, 02:10 AM
Well, MPEG Streamclip didn't work either :(

I've just downloaded MediaInfo, and tried to ascertain which codecs the files are using.

The NVF file came up with:
Video Format:- MPEG-4 Visual
Format Profile:- Advanced Simple@L5
Codec/Extension usually used:- m4v, mp4v

Whereas it doesn't return any codec information for the MP4's.

Both types of video do come with a separate player for each format, which works in windows.

Anyone got any ideas?

2LMedia
Jun 12, 2012, 09:30 AM
Are these NVF files audio or video? In all my years in the industry I've never heard of an NVF file.

http://forums.techguy.org/software-development/894708-nvf-files.html

Manchester
Jun 12, 2012, 10:44 AM
Are these NVF files audio or video? In all my years in the industry I've never heard of an NVF file.

http://forums.techguy.org/software-development/894708-nvf-files.html

Video without sound. So they may be different types of NVF files?

Zwhaler
Jun 12, 2012, 01:20 PM
Why don't you google NVF converter

Manchester
Jun 12, 2012, 02:19 PM
Why don't you google NVF converter

Great idea!

If only it were a NVF audio file, then google would be my friend. But it's a video, so no, google can't help.

There's also the mp4 files, which I've also had no luck with.

Ah well, looks like no one can assist. Mod's, feel free to close this thread.

Zwhaler
Jun 12, 2012, 02:43 PM
No need to close the thread. Xilisoft Ultimate Video Converter for NVF + Compressor 4 I know converts mp4 (not free) ... or try converting to ProRes first?

Manchester
Jun 12, 2012, 02:53 PM
No need to close the thread. Xilisoft Ultimate Video Converter for NVF + Compressor 4 I know converts mp4 (not free)

Mentioned in the original post that I've got Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate 6, this is able to convert the NVF files, but speeds them up like a Benny Hill sketch. It won't convert the MP4 files though, as nothing seems to be able to recognise them.

I'll try Compressor 4 as well.

How to convert to ProRes? It doesn't seem that the output is the problem, but rather the reading of the codecs in the first place.

Zwhaler
Jun 12, 2012, 03:48 PM
Compressor 4 has ProRes as an output option. If the NVF files are sped up
you could use a program to slow them down like FCP X trial. Also with FCP X trial, you could import the mp4 and export using ProRes if you don't want to buy compressor. But you might need compressor to convert the ProRes file unless you have another program that will