converting vrot .avi files handbreak?

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  1. koopa35 macrumors 6502

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    hello i just a got a movie file and it says vrot. avi, handbreak cant open nor can qt is there a way i can convert for atv? HB says no valid source
     
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    Can you use VideoSpec to analyse that .vrot file and copy/paste the report in your next reply?

    Btw, what do you mean by "avi handbreak"? The application is called Handbrake and what has "avi" to do with it?

    Maybe you can use some punctuation in your sentences to distinguish the combination of words that belong together?

    Or do you mean .avi files? Then where does the "vrot" come from?
     
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    sorry for the mix up the file reads " vrot.avi"
     

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    As you can see, there is no video and no audio track inside that .avi file, most likely because you downloaded it from some shady place and the uploader is uploading fakes.
     
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    First does the avi file actually play on your computer? try playing it in VLC. I wouldn't rely on VideoSpec as it hasn't been updated since November of last year and so uses an old version of MediaInfo. Goto the MediaInfo site and get the latest version and see if that says the same about the avi file, if so then it's a bad avi.
     
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    Nice. Can it run via Wine or Crossover? Or is it better to install Windows via Boot Camp or as a VM to run that Windows application.
    What about GSpot?

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Anyway, the OP can try MediaInfo Mac for another analyse, but most likely that .avi file is a fake, which seems to be pointed at by Handbrake not being able to read it (as there is no (zero) video or audio information inside the file).

    [​IMG]

    I used VideoSpec with a variety of files, it could read .avi files, .mp4 files, .mkv files, .wmv files, .rm files and so on. Just because an application hasn't been updated for a while, doesn't mean it stops to work and there not that many new popular codecs for video and audio out there since that time.
     
  7. roidy macrumors 6502a

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    No need there's versions for all the major OS'es

    Never tried it, but again it seems to be very old, Feb 2007:(

    Same program, just a different GUI front end.

    I'd agree, it's just nice to check with a more up to date program to be sure.

    No it doesn't mean it stops working, but if I want to be 100% sure about something I'd rather check it with a program that I know to be as up to date as possible, so then there's no doubt in my mind that it's not just old software giving false readings.

    But you're right it is probably a dodgy file, even the file name looks suspicious:D
     
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    I was blind, but now I can see. Sorry for the "attack". The screenshot of the Windows version put me off. :eek:
    Now I have three applications to scan with, though the one you linked to has the ability to scan directories, though it is not as thorough with info as VideoSpec or MediaInfo Mac.

    Ah, now I see, that that application offers different views:

    One file, three reports:

    MediaInfo

    MediaInfo Mac

    VideoSpec

     
  9. roidy macrumors 6502a

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    Didn't think you were attacking me:D

    VideoSpec and MediaInfo Mac are both based around MediaInfo, so all 3 will give you the same information about a video file, just displayed slightly differently. The only extra info VideoSpec gives you is some tagging information from the file which is irrelevant if you only want to analyse the video and audio components of a file.
     
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    Thanks for that information, I didn't know that. Anyway, I like the handling of VideoSpec and MediaInfo Mac, as MediaInfo seems to be "bad" port of a Windows application.

    In my Windows era I used GSpot to analyse videos and was baffled, there was no Mac OS X equivalent, but finally have found one (now three) five years later.
     

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