newbie question about converting, .dat, etc.

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by fekimoki, Oct 14, 2006.

  1. fekimoki macrumors member

    fekimoki

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    #1
    hi im a 1st time switcher
    sorry if this thread is dupe, i tried searching related keywords, none suit.

    1. i want to upload .dat movie file (VCD format?) to the youtube. the file is big 86mb. and it's a tv resolution. so i want to resize it and maybe it will reduce its size in order to speed up the upload process to the youtube.
    since i no luck on finding good s/w around macrumors & google, i stumble upon isquint, to resize it to ipod size screen (although im using it for youtube). but it returns error on converting: Error while parsing header. and the log goes this way:

    Code:
    FFmpeg version CVS, Copyright (c) 2000-2004 Fabrice Bellard
      configuration:  --enable-pthreads --disable-network --disable-audio-oss --disable-v4l --disable-bktr --disable-dv1394 --disable-vhook --disable-ffserver --disable-ffplay --enable-faac --enable-faad --enable-a52 --enable-gpl --disable-debug --enable-x264 --enable-memalign-hack 
      libavutil version: 49.0.0
      libavcodec version: 51.9.0
      libavformat version: 50.4.0
      built on Apr 11 2006 09:49:09, gcc: 4.0.1 (Apple Computer, Inc. build 5250)
    /Users/felixwidjaja/worx/royalvictorian/AVSEQ09.DAT: Error while parsing header
    '/Applications/iSquint.app'/Contents/Resources/ffmpeg -y -threads 4  -i '/Users/felixwidjaja/worx/royalvictorian/AVSEQ09.DAT'     -s 320x240 -r    -vcodec mpeg4  -g 300  -qmin 5 -b 1200  -async 50  -acodec aac  -ar 44100  -ac 2  -ab 128 '/Users/felixwidjaja/Desktop/''/AVSEQ09.DAT'.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-audio-oss --disable-v4l --disable-bktr --disable-dv1394 --disable-vhook --disable-ffserver --disable-ffplay --enable-faac --enable-faad --enable-a52 --enable-gpl --disable-debug --enable-x264 --enable-memalign-hack 
      libavutil version: 49.0.0
      libavcodec version: 51.9.0
      libavformat version: 50.4.0
      built on Apr 11 2006 09:49:09, gcc: 4.0.1 (Apple Computer, Inc. build 5250)
    /Users/felixwidjaja/worx/royalvictorian/AVSEQ09.DAT: Error while parsing header
    begin-base64 644 -
    H4sIAD25MUUAA+3X+0+NcRwH8K90UUKWOFGU0larISLpqrPTmmZpjnUq6zROJqtcmqaxZC10T62d
    8ANiYTtTFBFWrUJJWHSh1Y5quZR1rA6lDu/v55nN/AvPZzuf1/l899mz7+V5tueJCJXJpJcVxsHS
    yKD4xBQHK0ZhI48MMhf+74tLiXP408MMf4PJQ1RG5kzJ8BNDDDHEEEMMMcQQg7H2D34u/74vxYvv
    S2KI8V8oFpCVxuQZYdyvitQcIgeE8Yp6criSFNpY2G7So49sEz5lju8ku2rIfBl5oU7obyCrW8li
    HTlxlJS7kyciyCtTpO9bUt1FOpUJtZwsdUQ+xTyOCetYIlzPh1ZZdJJqK0thvjPItmzclmqZMJ9s
    fv2ovKeHqf44hwxxQQ61dxqmevF+0rUFeenm9lGq+4X9Xa9GNkn7paHaNIN8k4Zca9dRTvUyP+Qk
    NpYEJ92T/Wm89gZyHQt3hg+jm2aFfclCPsCqx/nVrB0VNK5bifx5Ww7f91UjJsJ8ei4in0uqb4d3
    ZnNNaVy6EXlL4iV+XlWSB7E07pyOrNZdrYe5L6+/oPGCXmRlioGfj+abXgUbWexc+MXtNe8za5gY
    gp7M0gzObJi3B7qVBxpgHivl98GodCGvJT7NHbzfS18KLTJDnsESvY0RVEzZTfN1JhRKYXPR93DY
    lvU+AN5cbs33I+FgcgVMdY95DkPvRfE+/37tNXj3lmQ7fNezazWML5S8gms6YvlzMBxcsBW6nh+3
    h9O6wBx45KfvJN/105MJUG8aHQbTfmj5vEvup3fDx92D/Lzz8+Z/gpaaPk84uELGn4+hdWtt4KKW
    CX7fTu1VpvLz0NY0wqBNPvx5qkhVDfD1jjVJYOajDN5fHDCgh51NRl5Q2xtwFnp3qnbAmFYlP/8R
    j8yv0HA7m5/PkzBvfp9a/AY3qw04eRAAAA==
    ====
    

    so im asking help for resizing video.

    2. im having trouble to play certain files on quicktime (.dat, mpg from jvc handycam), i googled quicktime pack, quicktime component, but still no luck. in windows world they have something called k lite codec mega pack, are there any codec packs that we can use in osx?

    because i love quicktime more than vlc


    thx in advance guys. really apreciate it.
     
  2. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    #2
    Could you just pull the MPEG-1 out from the DAT file with something like BBDEMUX or vcdgear? Then you'd have a standard .MPG file you could do what you wish with...

    B
     
  3. fekimoki thread starter macrumors member

    fekimoki

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    #3
    thank you.
    tried the console tool from vcdgear and isquint can read it.
     
  4. fekimoki thread starter macrumors member

    fekimoki

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    #4
    Hi, I recently bought the JVC Hard Drive Camcorder. Why the movies can't be imported to the iMovie?

    Please look at the attachment.

    Thx in advance
     

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  5. -DH macrumors 65816

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    #5
    You'll need to convert the MPEG files into an editable format BEFORE importing into an editing program. The MPEG family of codecs is heavily compressed and was/is designed to be a delivery (final) format - not intended for editing.

    Try using QuickTime Pro or MPEG Streamclip for converting ... for use in iMovie, conversion to a DV Stream (.dv) should work best.

    -DH
     

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