VLC problems... HELP

Discussion in 'iPod' started by jgandrade11, Nov 12, 2005.

  1. jgandrade11 macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2005
    Hello everyone,

    I have downloaded some videos from AOL following all the steps posted in this forum, but when I want to unlock them using VLC (with all the recommended specifications: Encapsulation method-Quicktime Video-mp4v-512-1 Audio:mp4a-128-2) I get a file that plays the video nicely, but there is some distortion in the sound, its like fastfowarding itself, even though the video plays a normal speed. I try converting again with VLC and the same thing happens. This only happens to some videos, not all of them.

    Now, the .mov file that I downloaded from AOL plays nicely, without any problems. The problem arrives onces its been converted through VLC.
    The original video format is:
    Sorenson Video 3, 320 x 240, Millions+
    QDesign Music 2, Stereo, 44.100 kHz

    Any ideas how to fix this? I will appreciate any replies

  2. jared_kipe macrumors 68030


    Dec 8, 2003
    Wow. What exactly are you looking for? A transcoding solution?
  3. jgandrade11 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2005
    I'm trying to put these videos on my ipod, but first they must be converted to a file that MPEG Streamclip recognizes, thats why i'm using VLC to do this.
  4. jgandrade11 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2005
  5. nickd06 macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2005
    i have had the same problem...there are 2 solutions i have figured out...i assume you are using the latest VLC? Well you Bitrate is the thing that affects the audio, every video is different...one will work with 512, and another will work with 768...its frustrating cuz you dont know what to use...but that is one way to do it

    the second (better way)...go to VLC website and find where to download there new beta version...then you can choose any settings (bitrate) and it works fine...it is a beta (though i havent found any probelms yet)...that is with Mpeg-4, not h.264...so yeah there ya go.

    Another problem is that the file that it converts it to does not go to my iPod so i have been having to convert the .mpg file i created into a .m4v (quicktime pro) file...they work, but its frustrating cuz i want that .mpg to go onto my iPod cuz the .m4v doesnt play in anything but iTunes...anyway that how i do it...and thats the only way i have figured out how to do with with the aol videos...with other vidz i just use ffmpegx

    hope this helps

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