Problems converting to H.264 using ffmpegx

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by DaveP, Mar 24, 2006.

  1. DaveP macrumors 6502

    DaveP

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    I have a bunch of .avi files of recorded TV shows from my TV tuner card on my PC that I would like to convert to H.264. I am using ffmpegx to try to acheive this, but I having some problems. If I use h.264 mencoder, I get a file that won't open in Quicktime or VLC. If I use the h.264 x264 I get audio to work, but the video plays at like 20x speed. I converted to a MPEG4 .mov format and it worked properly, so I wouldn't think it is my avi file. Any thoughts?

    I should warn, that I don't know much about compression things. Well, I have a little EE training and know a little about frequency domain processing, but nothing actually practical!

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Some_Big_Spoon macrumors 6502a

    Some_Big_Spoon

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    versiontracker.com and grab iSquint. Simply the best movie file converter there in IMO.


     
  3. DaveP thread starter macrumors 6502

    DaveP

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    Cool. I was unaware of that program. I'm compressing now....

    Thanks, I'll let you know how it turns out.
     
  4. Some_Big_Spoon macrumors 6502a

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    Make sure you grab the 1.3.1 build. there was a bug in long files with the 1.3 release. Shouldn't be a problem if you got it from there.



     
  5. DaveP thread starter macrumors 6502

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