mJPG codec

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Hi!

I´ve downloaded a couple of movieshots from my Fujufilm A303 camera.

Tried importing them into Adobe Premier 5.1 but it sais “video format not supported”.

The fourcc code is mJPG:
Motion JPG including Huffman Tables, vendor IBM.

Does anyone know where I can find this codec? reply

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06-17-2005 06:10 AM
Andreas Andersson

I’m assuming you’re on a PC.
Can you play the video file back in Windows Media Player though? If not get DirectX 9.0c from Microsoft. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9226a611-62fe-4f61-aba1-914185249413&displaylang=en It has a DirectShow filter that will enable playback in WMP.

If Premiere still can’t read the file after downloading DirectX 9.0c then it probably means Premiere requires a VFW (Video for Windows) codec (as opposed to a DirectShow one). VFW Motion JPEG codecs are usually pay from third party software vendors, but not too expensive.
Here’s some companies that sell them
http://www.pegasusimaging.com/picvideomjpeg.htm
http://www.mainconcept.com/codecs.shtml
http://www.leadcodecs.com/Codecs/LEAD-MCMP-MJPEG.htm
http://www.morgan-multimedia.com
Price range from 10 to 30 dollars, with most in the 20 dollar range (not budget busters) and most have free trial periods.
There may be others out there like pmatrix (paradigm matrix) or matrox.

If you don’t want to spend money, there’s a third solution. Use VirtualDub (www.virtualdub.org), which has its own internal Motion JPEG decoder and convert the file to a different codec (or uncompressed) which Premiere can read. Here’s some steps:
1. Open the file in VirtualDub (or drag the video onto the VirtualDub window)
2. Choose Video, Compression
3. Pick a codec. You can leave it uncompressed, but the resulting file may be huge. If you pick something other than uncompressed be sure to click on configure to adjust the settings so you can get maximum quality/minimum image degradation.
4. When done click file, save as avi and you’re done
5. Feed the output file into premiere. You may want to remind yourself to delete that file after you’re done with the editing, especially if you used uncompressed for codec. reply

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06-17-2005 07:58 AM
anonymous
1,580 posts

If you don’t want to spend money, there’s a third solution. Use VirtualDub (www.virtualdub.org), which has its own internal Motion JPEG decoder and convert the file to a different codec (or uncompressed) which Premiere can read. Here’s some steps:
1. Open the file in VirtualDub (or drag the video onto the VirtualDub window)
2. Choose Video, Compression
3. Pick a codec. You can leave it uncompressed, but the resulting file may be huge. If you pick something other than uncompressed be sure to click on configure to adjust the settings so you can get maximum quality/minimum image degradation.
4. When done click file, save as avi and you’re done
5. Feed the output file into premiere. You may want to remind yourself to delete that file after you’re done with the editing, especially if you used uncompressed for codec.

This is the method I used, and it worked great. I was sent a video .AVI using a MJPG compression. Adobe premiere wouldnt open it. Windows media player would play the sound, but the vid was garbled. DIVX player wouldnt play it either.

After doing the mentioned above, I saved it as a uncompress Avi and now It plays. Thanks reply

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07-03-2005 11:20 AM
BeeSting

Just wanna say thanx for these posts up above - helped me alot, especially the pointer to VirtualDub - thanx again :D:D reply

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08-01-2005 11:51 AM
Video-Rookie

Thanx for the tip! It helped me.. reply

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08-21-2005 03:14 AM
Another Rookie

Thank u! It helped me too!

Regards, reply

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08-21-2005 02:20 PM
Spanish Rookie

Thanks to you and google! I found VirtualDub very helpful. reply

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09-13-2005 06:26 PM
raipe

Thanx I can finally play avi mjpg movies agian!
thanx man reply

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09-15-2005 11:21 AM
youri

I’ve got the same problem and now im sick of trying to find that huffman mjpg codec, i will try with the applz virtualdub that was mentioned above, thanks reply

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11-19-2005 12:39 PM
carlos

Thx so much for this help :) reply

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05-01-2007 03:31 PM
cup

thanks boss reply

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04-14-2009 05:05 PM
heitham

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