Encoded movies stop playing at same spot

Luke

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I used both the windows media 9 encoder to convert mpg movies to wmv format
and also the dvd2ppc software and when I play those files they stop at the
same part of the video. In the time area it says the total time is like 700
minutes or so when the movie is only 90. Sometimes if I know the exact time
of the pause I can fast forward it a few seconds later and it will resume
till the next pause. What went wrong?
 
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"Luke" <luke@luke.com> wrote in message
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> I used both the windows media 9 encoder to convert mpg movies to wmv
format
> and also the dvd2ppc software and when I play those files they stop at the
> same part of the video. In the time area it says the total time is like
700
> minutes or so when the movie is only 90. Sometimes if I know the exact
time
> of the pause I can fast forward it a few seconds later and it will resume
> till the next pause. What went wrong?
>
>

It almost sounds like a setting to *not* let the converted file be more than
what would fit on a CD when burned.

I've seen software that has a setting to split the file. One package I'd
seen was DVDx used to convert the ripped files on the hard drive to an MPEG
file - this software does have that setting. So if the MPEG was cut off at
700 mb - then Media Encoder can do nothing about it - it will stop at the
same place every time.

Is it possible that the area where you saw the 700 was a megabyte size
limit, instead of minutes? I'm typing from my Linux box, and don't have my
windows systems up right now to check.

Hope this helps.
 

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(This is Luke)
Well, actually it is already put into PocketPC size. The total filesize is
about 200 MB. The actual movie is not cut off, it is just as if it freezes
at the same spot and often media player moves to the next song or just
sticks there after the total time changes to some big number. Like 700
which was a hypothetical number. I left the options at default when I
encoded so I am not sure why I can't watch my video straight through.

Luke


>
> It almost sounds like a setting to *not* let the converted file be more
than
> what would fit on a CD when burned.
>
> I've seen software that has a setting to split the file. One package I'd
> seen was DVDx used to convert the ripped files on the hard drive to an
MPEG
> file - this software does have that setting. So if the MPEG was cut off
at
> 700 mb - then Media Encoder can do nothing about it - it will stop at the
> same place every time.
>
> Is it possible that the area where you saw the 700 was a megabyte size
> limit, instead of minutes? I'm typing from my Linux box, and don't have
my
> windows systems up right now to check.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
>
 
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Are you (you must be) playing this from a CF or SD card?

I had some weird probs. with a SD card not wanting to allow
NoteM to record an on-the-fly MP3 on my PPC over
a certain length...turned out the card file system structure was corrupt.

I formatted the card, and all has been well since.

"Bart" <bart@bart.com> wrote in message
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> (This is Luke)
> Well, actually it is already put into PocketPC size. The total filesize
is
> about 200 MB. The actual movie is not cut off, it is just as if it
freezes
> at the same spot and often media player moves to the next song or just
> sticks there after the total time changes to some big number. Like 700
> which was a hypothetical number. I left the options at default when I
> encoded so I am not sure why I can't watch my video straight through.
>
> Luke
>
>
> >
> > It almost sounds like a setting to *not* let the converted file be more
> than
> > what would fit on a CD when burned.
> >
> > I've seen software that has a setting to split the file. One package
I'd
> > seen was DVDx used to convert the ripped files on the hard drive to an
> MPEG
> > file - this software does have that setting. So if the MPEG was cut off
> at
> > 700 mb - then Media Encoder can do nothing about it - it will stop at
the
> > same place every time.
> >
> > Is it possible that the area where you saw the 700 was a megabyte size
> > limit, instead of minutes? I'm typing from my Linux box, and don't have
> my
> > windows systems up right now to check.
> >
> > Hope this helps.
> >
> >
>
>
 

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