newbie question about converting, .dat, etc.

fekimoki

macrumors member
Original poster
Jun 2, 2006
77
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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 -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====

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.
 

balamw

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Staff member
Aug 16, 2005
19,366
978
New England
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
 

fekimoki

macrumors member
Original poster
Jun 2, 2006
77
0
Jakarta, Indonesia
balamw said:
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
thank you.
tried the console tool from vcdgear and isquint can read it.
 

-DH

macrumors 65816
Nov 28, 2006
1,070
3
Nashville Tennessee
Hi, I recently bought the JVC Hard Drive Camcorder. Why the movies can't be imported to the iMovie?

Thx in advance
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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