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Are mpeg2 files created/saved with Media Import true mpeg2 files?


karnor1

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I have files I've saved from a video camera using Media Import in EMC9. When I try to play them in Windows Media Player, I get an error message. Properties show that it's trying to use the following codecs: Audio: Sonic Cinemaster® MCE Audio Decoder 4.11, Video: Sonic Cinemaster® VideoDecoder 4.1. Both codecs are installed on my computer. All of the videos I've downloaded with Roxio products are doing the same thing.

 

A Geek Squad tech worked on my computer for a while this afternoon and said that it may be that the files created by the Sonic/Roxio product are not *true* mpeg files. We can't find anywhere to uninstall the codecs to see if the ones that come with Windows Vista/Media Player will play the files. I don't think that uninstalling Roxio will remove the codecs -- does anyone know the answer?

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I have files I've saved from a video camera using Media Import in EMC9. When I try to play them in Windows Media Player, I get an error message. Properties show that it's trying to use the following codecs: Audio: Sonic Cinemaster® MCE Audio Decoder 4.11, Video: Sonic Cinemaster® VideoDecoder 4.1. Both codecs are installed on my computer. All of the videos I've downloaded with Roxio products are doing the same thing.

 

A Geek Squad tech worked on my computer for a while this afternoon and said that it may be that the files created by the Sonic/Roxio product are not *true* mpeg files. We can't find anywhere to uninstall the codecs to see if the ones that come with Windows Vista/Media Player will play the files. I don't think that uninstalling Roxio will remove the codecs -- does anyone know the answer?

 

It is probably a codec problem. Download gspot, and use it with one of your video files. It will tell you what codec you need to use. I think the Geek Squad tech didn't have a clue.

 

What video camera do you have, and can you use a firewire to capture as .avi files? That is a better way to go.

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I captured it with a firewire in .avi format also. That plays just fine.

 

I just remembered I also converted the .avi file to .mpeg with VideoWave -- I'm not certain now if what I saved was the result of the conversion or the original file.

 

I saved it in both formats because a friend was going to edit the video -- and only the mpeg files would fit on a dvd.

 

gspot - Downloaded it and ran it. Says codecs are installed, which is what I had figured since they show up under the properties both for the files I'm trying to play and under the list of codecs installed in WMP.

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I captured it with a firewire in .avi format also. That plays just fine.

 

I just remembered I also converted the .avi file to .mpeg with VideoWave -- I'm not certain now if what I saved was the result of the conversion or the original file.

 

I saved it in both formats because a friend was going to edit the video -- and only the mpeg files would fit on a dvd.

 

gspot - Downloaded it and ran it. Says codecs are installed, which is what I had figured since they show up under the properties both for the files I'm trying to play and under the list of codecs installed in WMP.

 

If you are going to edit, then .avi is the best way to go. Mpeg2 is compressed video, and if edited, you will have greater loss in quality than if you edit the .avi files, then burn to a DVD.

 

I don't know what could have happened with the mpeg2, when you output it in VideoWave, but if you have EMC 9, then you should be editing the .avi files yourelf. The mpeg2 files are compressed and slow the computer to a snail's pace when editing.

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