xdvb codec?

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I have a .mov file that won’t play on my windows quicktime or let me edit it (audio works but no video). Gspot says it uses an xdvb codec but I can’t find any information about it online anywhere!

Anyone know anything about it or what I need to do to get it? reply

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09-15-2010 02:29 PM
hoodleehoo

http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/codecs-status.html#vc

I found this and apparently it’s an FFMpeg Mpeg2 codec? What do I need to do to get that? FFMpeg is a program, isn’t it? Not a codec. I’m so confused! reply

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09-15-2010 03:53 PM
hoodleehoo

its just mpeg2 video. the codec status table just uses ffmpeg to decode it.

i’m not sure how to add it into windows quicktime. on mac quicktime you could install perian which might fix it. but windows i dont know.

apple will sell you an mpeg2 decoder for quicktime on windows >> http://www.apple.com/quicktime/extending/components.html

if you want to just play such videos, install VLC ( www.videolan.org ). if you want to convert it , try ffmpeg or other ffmpeg frontend like SUPER. reply

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09-19-2010 09:30 PM
compn
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actually it looks like apple is screwing around, dont give them $20 unless they specifically say it plays that fourcc. reply

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09-19-2010 09:39 PM
compn
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Thanks for the response. Unfortunately, VLC doesn’t play the file either. I can almost always get audio to play but never video!

I really need the right codec in order to edit it. :( reply

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10-03-2010 12:53 PM
hoodleehoo

QT player doesn’t recognize it. :( reply

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10-03-2010 01:13 PM
hoodleehoo

hoodleehoo wrote:
Thanks for the response. Unfortunately, VLC doesn’t play the file either. I can almost always get audio to play but never video!

I really need the right codec in order to edit it. :(

try updating your VLC (nightly build?) , it has support for the xdvb codec. reply

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10-26-2010 11:05 PM
compn
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This might work:

http://winff.org/html_new/

It’s website calls “WinFF a GUI for the command line video converter, FFMPEG."

It seems to be working for me, but a little slow.

Kevin reply

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11-18-2010 11:25 AM
prisonfood

but is there a setting in the recorder that needs to be changed so I dont record this codec in the future?
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12-06-2011 02:51 PM
platopus

Is apparently related to the TV broadcast reception from USB sticks. And perhaps the provided software can record programs with such formats.

(usually containers with MPEG A / V files). reply

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12-18-2011 12:08 AM
Danae

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