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Subject  :  .asf files and OS/2 - eCS?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  26 Sep, 2005 on 01:09
I used a digigtal video camera (Classic DV400 - almost identical to a Mustek DV4000). It uses MMC cards. It is seen as an external storage connected via USB (I used a WinPC to download the videos but will be trying to download them via my eCS-PC). The problem is that WarpVision sees the .asf files and plays the sounds okay but the video part is all 'squishy'/mumbled. It froze WarpVision so I could not shut it down (I had to shut down and reboot the eCS 1.1 PC). Is there a way to convert .asf so it can be seen/played properly by WarpVision? Is there an OS/2 or eCS program that can convert it to mpeg or view/play it?
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Subject  :  Re:.asf files and OS/2 - eCS?
Author  :  warpcafe warpcafe@yahoo.de
Date  :  29 Sep, 2005 on 10:11
Hi BWG,

as far as I've understood from the docs, FFMPEG (open source project) should be able to do the conversion.
I can't however tell for the codec support on OS/2|eCS, so you might need to give it a try.

Paul Smedley cares about the port of ffmpeg from linux and his website holds precompiled binaries for various ports - also for FFMPEG:

http://smedley.info/os2ports.html
(binaries download links are at top of page)

...but, ehh... are you sure that the .asf file itself is okay?
(e.g. does it play okay in "other" operating systems...<g>)

Greetings
Thomas


Subject  :  Re:.asf files and OS/2 - eCS?
Author  :  Smedles
Date  :  29 Sep, 2005 on 17:39
Hi Tom,
Umm I agree with warpcafe

ffmpeg may help as it's built with a newer libavcodec than the current warpvision binary...

Cheers,

Paul.
(ffmpeg porter)


Subject  :  Re:.asf files and OS/2 - eCS?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  30 Sep, 2005 on 01:05
I went there, downloaded it and will give it a try. Thanks for the information and the link.

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Subject  :  Re:.asf files and OS/2 - eCS?
Author  :  Smedles
Date  :  30 Sep, 2005 on 01:46

BigWarpGuy (30 Sep, 2005 01:05):
I went there, downloaded it and will give it a try. Thanks for the information and the link.

Simplest usage is:
ffmpeg -i filenameof.asf output.mpg

This will give you a crappy quality mpg - but at least confirm the asf is OK - then you can mess around wiht other settings to give a better mpg.

Cheers,

Paul.


Subject  :  Re:.asf files and OS/2 - eCS?
Author  :  Cris
Date  :  30 Sep, 2005 on 10:11
Smedles,
since you're here I'll ask you something more:
I have a video file I downloaded. On the download page they said it was DivX. WarpVision plays it correctly, but my HW DivX player can't play it.
So I tried to use your latest build of FFMPEG to convert it to something else, but FFMPEG couldn't recognize it.
Would you like to have a look at the file, or should I contact the FFMPEG developers? It's 690Mb in size, but maybe just a fraction would be enough.

Thankyou!
Bye

Cris


Subject  :  Re:.asf files and OS/2 - eCS?
Author  :  Smedles
Date  :  02 Oct, 2005 on 00:33
Hi Cris,
What's the output of ffmpeg -i filename.avi ?

Best bet is to join the ffmpeg-user mailing list - or access the newsgroup via gmane.

Might be best if I update cvs though and provide you with a current build - they get shitty if the code is more than a few days old

Try it out with http://smedley.info/ffmpeg-049pre-20051002-os2.zip


Subject  :  Re:.asf files and OS/2 - eCS?
Author  :  Cris
Date  :  04 Oct, 2005 on 08:55
Hi Paul,
thankyou for the update!!
When I get home this evening, I'll let you know about the output of FFMPEG on my video file.

Thankyou!
Bye

Cris


Subject  :  Re:.asf files and OS/2 - eCS?
Author  :  Cris
Date  :  04 Oct, 2005 on 23:20
Hi Paul,
some more data for you

Here is the output of ffmpeg -i:
ffmpeg version CVS, build 3276800, Copyright © 2000-2004 Fabrice Bellard
configuration: --enable-gpl --enable-mp3lame --enable-a52 --enable-dts --enab
le-xvid
built on Oct 2 2005 02:41:56, gcc: 3.3.5 (Innotek Build 2005-07-18 03:46)
Input #0, psxstr, from '[DivX - ITA] yyyy yyyyyy - yyyyyyyyyyyy.avi':
Duration: N/A, bitrate: N/A
Stream #0.0: Audio: adpcm_xa, 18900 Hz, stereo
Must supply at least one output file

(sorry for the word wrapping)
so it seems the video stream is not recognized, if I understand the output correctly

Loading in WarpVision (which, BTW, plays it perfectly) reports:

Time: 01:30:07
Resolution: 352x288
Video Codec: ffmpeg MPEG-1
Audio Codec: MPEG Layer-2
Frequency: <nothing>
Audio bitrate: <nothing>
FPS: 25.00

So it seems it has been encoded with ffmpeg!!

What should I do? Is it a bug in the port or in ffmpeg?

Thankyou!
Bye

Cris


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