Need help converting AVI to MP4

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by LukeW, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. LukeW macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi,

    I am a bit of an anime nut and recently downloaded a subbed Cowboy Bebop on bittorrent. They are currently are Avi files, with a video codec that is wmv9 @ 1200 kbps. The files look roughly like this...

    [KAA]_Cowboy_Bebop_01.DVD_[B1A46EE1][wm9_VCM].AVI|212858116|0A88B07E43F961A7D5C5F242E5F70079|/

    I have been using iSquint to convert most of my anime to MP4, but iSquint just wont do this one, coming up with an error straight away, and giving me this problem log (sorry about the lenght).

    FFmpeg version CVS, Copyright (c) 2000-2004 Fabrice Bellard
    configuration: --enable-pthreads --disable-network --disable-mmx --disable-audio-oss --disable-v4l --disable-bktr --disable-dv1394 --disable-vhook --disable-ffserver --disable-ffplay --enable-faac --enable-a52 --enable-x264 --enable-gpl --disable-debug --enable-faad
    libavutil version: 49.0.0
    libavcodec version: 51.9.0
    libavformat version: 50.4.0
    built on Apr 11 2006 09:36:45, gcc: 4.0.1 (Apple Computer, Inc. build 5250)
    FATAL ERROR: Image too big for all levels
    Input #0, avi, from '/Users/Luke/Movies/14 - Bohemian Rhapsody.avi':
    Duration: 00:24:48.3, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 1152 kb/s
    Stream #0.0, 23.98 fps(r): Video: wmv3, yuv420p, 640x480
    Stream #0.1: Audio: mp3, 48000 Hz, stereo, 118 kb/s
    Must supply at least one output file
    '/Applications/iSquint.app'/Contents/Resources/ffmpeg -y -threads 4 -i '/Users/Luke/Movies/14 - Bohemian Rhapsody.avi' -s 544x408 -r 23.98 -vcodec mpeg4 -g 300 -qmin 3 -b 2000 -async 50 -acodec aac -ar 44100 -ac 2 -ab 128 '/Users/Luke/Movies/''/14 - Bohemian Rhapsody.avi'.temp.mp4 2>> /tmp/isquint_time 1> /dev/null ; echo done > /tmp/isquint_working
    FFmpeg version CVS, Copyright (c) 2000-2004 Fabrice Bellard
    configuration: --enable-pthreads --disable-network --disable-mmx --disable-audio-oss --disable-v4l --disable-bktr --disable-dv1394 --disable-vhook --disable-ffserver --disable-ffplay --enable-faac --enable-a52 --enable-x264 --enable-gpl --disable-debug --enable-faad
    libavutil version: 49.0.0
    libavcodec version: 51.9.0
    libavformat version: 50.4.0
    built on Apr 11 2006 09:36:45, gcc: 4.0.1 (Apple Computer, Inc. build 5250)
    FATAL ERROR: Image too big for all levels
    Input #0, avi, from '/Users/Luke/Movies/14 - Bohemian Rhapsody.avi':
    Duration: 00:24:48.3, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 1152 kb/s
    Stream #0.0, 23.98 fps(r): Video: wmv3, yuv420p, 640x480
    Stream #0.1: Audio: mp3, 48000 Hz, stereo, 118 kb/s
    Output #0, mp4, to '/Users/Luke/Movies//14 - Bohemian Rhapsody.avi.temp.mp4':
    Stream #0.0, 23.98 fps(c): Video: mpeg4, yuv420p, 544x408, q=3-31, 2000 kb/s
    Stream #0.1: Audio: aac, 44100 Hz, stereo, 128 kb/s
    Stream mapping:
    Stream #0.0 -> #0.0
    Stream #0.1 -> #0.1
    FATAL ERROR: Image too big for all levels
    Error while opening codec for input stream #0.0
    begin-base64 644 -
    H4sIAEP9xUQAAwvydHO7knicxzHMU8HHMzjkDT8DQ0ZKUU5iWWaGBQMDw5tFDGDABMQGQJzSjeA/
    cGRnaAAyHjAyYACQWRVAurikKAeIwWaVZaYUl+eWGSOrs45lY2iYNgPMBpn9wJGJQUAdId/A9IAR
    qD9NB8jWAfMh9jEySDCE+4YZMwjwYdjd90OKEWR/Fpr9iaUpxehqG1iAeDeEbfsJRDIy/AcCZDUg
    ++WAdCjQ1yC1XFYQfTxAtaBwSGEEBYBXqJ/3OkzHjIJRMApGwSgYBaNgFIyCUTAKRsEoGAWDAID6
    yWdc1vPk5pdlgtgunAwMRanJCgaG5UkNwG7t/99TUgiZEZGZlw6k+BkYPjkzBhZ3MDCzcnLzCQiJ
    SkjLKiipaGjp6huamFla2zs6u3l4+wYGh0ZExcYnpqRn5eQXFpdVVNc2NLd2dPX2T5w6fdac+QuX
    LF+5Zt2GzVt37t534NDR46fOXLh05frNO/cePHn28vW7D5+//fj9F2iflY+jr6uxnqWxAtNMmFOY
    GlRYF/QCGSB38NRHnqNh0NEFgOIhgQEUDyKgeKhg2NIGpHgb2AUOcDAwHmF4IwOMJDOGuOYGBfC4
    BRgU1f+3iFP/jwBPGesRnE9MCfcRvC8SfFpACtkexv4POQzWDQwCDLwO4hMYmBgYlzB8YGDwPQC0
    x4GBA2bPv42S6xHmvDbyR3D+COkiOH8VGacywOxHtoel70M5w54OkD0N4g0ge2YwfIHa0wCxZ5qY
    PMKgf9zM9gjeg1IkP2mVzELyrgVHPZI9Luz8HzIZ9jKA7GFgB9qTx7iCCegfBwYLhtgDCP8AwURB
    JFM8m5AsOMV+SBRJzms/Fv9wAQB1/s+kTRMAAA==
    ====


    I am guessing that it is something to do with iSquint not being able to do that codec? I also tried playing it in my up to date DivX player which also doesnt work, playing but showing no picture or sound.

    I have no idea what to do next to get them to play. I like to keep my anime in iTunes under videoes, but I would be just as happy to be able to burn these files I have downloaded onto a DVD and be able to play them, that way I could just rip them back in Handbreak. Hell, I would be just happy to play them at all.

    Can anyone help me out? I would hate to think all that time downloading them was wasted! A free copy to anyone who can give me a working solution :p!

    Any help at all would be really appreciated as I am quite stumped!
     
  2. mwsh2000 macrumors newbie

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    Jul 13, 2006
    #2
    Try MPEG Streamclip

    I would try MPEG Streamclip. I think it will do what you want it to. I use it to convert MPEG 2 files to DV so that I can use them in iMovie. I believe it can convert AVI files as well.
     
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

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    USA
    #3
    If you just want to convert .avi to .mp4, Quicktime Pro will do that. You just need the DivX codec installed.
     
  4. risc macrumors 68030

    risc

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    Melbourne, Australia
    #4
    Even though the output from ffmpeg clearly states the file is WMV9? ;)

    QuickTime Pro and Flip4Mac Player Pro should do what you need OP.
     
  5. LukeW thread starter macrumors member

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    #5
    Does anyone know of any that are free, or at least on a short trial. Not wanting to sound cheap or anything mind :eek: but I will probably only need to use it once to convert Bebop, as all the rest work just fine with iSquint. Quicktime pro I know definately isnt free, and I am guessing neither is Flip4Mac. Not sure I really want to fork out for just one anime, specially being a poor student and all :p!

    That said, knowing my luck there probably arent any...
     

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