Solved

Windows Media Encoder error "Invalid or corrupt data encountered" when converting avi to wmv

Posted on 2004-08-08
11
2,748 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-13
I am trying to convert an .avi file to WMV. The avi file plays just fine in WMP9, so I assume that codecs aren't a problem, but when I use WME, it logs hundreds of 0xC00D002F (Invalid or corrupt data encountered) errors, and then stops converting. It only gets about a few percent into the file. Can someone help please?
0
Comment
Question by:KeefeJohnson
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
  • +2
11 Comments
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:crissand
ID: 11751625
This behaviour it's related normally to audio, not video encoding. Because of the limitations of wme, be sure that the encoded bitrate of result is not greater than the original bitrate.
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:KeefeJohnson
ID: 11759156
I just tried it without audio, and it has the same problem. I then tried it with audio only and not video, and it works fine. So I figure the problem lies in the video conversion. I'm new to digital video, so I don't know much about codecs, fps, etc...
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:JaffaKREE
ID: 11766067
open the file in virtualdub.  

run an error check from the menu.

0
Creating Instructional Tutorials  

For Any Use & On Any Platform

Contextual Guidance at the moment of need helps your employees/users adopt software o& achieve even the most complex tasks instantly. Boost knowledge retention, software adoption & employee engagement with easy solution.

 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:KeefeJohnson
ID: 11768649
OK, I got it to work, but I don't know how yet. I stopped trying to use WME and started trying to convert with River Past Video Cleaner. I never got that to work either; it kept complaining about audio and DX. In the process of trying to solve that, I reinstalled DirectX 9.0b, and installed FFDShow and Windows Media Format Runtime (I don't know whether I already had that). Nothing could fix River Past Video Cleaner, so I went back to WME, and surprise, it worked. That always irks me, when something gets fixed without me understanding how. Anyone know what fixed it?

But now I have another problem: The .WMV that WME creates, plays on my Pocket PC 2002, but without audio, but it plays on my PC with audio. I am using WME9 with the WMV V8 video codec and WMA 9 audio codec. I suspect that WMA9 isn't supported in WMP8 for Pocket PC, but WME9 gives me no choice. What can I do to get the video to play with audio on the PPC?

And should I still DL virtualdub and check my source?
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:KeefeJohnson
ID: 11780358
All right, I solved both problems now!

On another computer, I installed WME9 and the Xvid codec (oh, I forgot to mention that this AVI is encoded with Xvid). WME wouldn't convert. Then I just installed FFDShow (what that really is I don't know), and then it would convert just fine. So I figure that FFDShow was neccesary.

Then to get the WMV to play on my Pocket PC... I searched all over the web, and finally found something that said I had to use the "Voice quality" setting for audio and WMV V8 for video. And then everything worked fine.

Why does video have to be so complicated?
0
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:crissand
ID: 11783332
Because there are a lot of standards and different implementation of the same standard. And this is only the begining. :-) Since the mpeg4 project has been launched, the situation is far away from any common standard, so the standalone player's costs is much higher than the standalone dvd players. This is because the mpeg1 and 2 is already standardized. I guess the mpeg 4 standards will be imposed by the big entertainment companies, and not by software producers.
0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:turn123
ID: 11850651
Hi KeefeJohnson :-),
Since this question is starting to get old could you please give us an update on the status of this question?
See:  http://www.experts-exchange.com/help.jsp#hi51 Thank you, turn123 (s)
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:KeefeJohnson
ID: 11851895
Sorry, I forgot about this question. In my last post, I explained the solution that I found. This question can be deleted or PAQed.
0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:turn123
ID: 11852076
If you want to delete this question, post a zero-point question in http://www.experts-exchange.com/Community_Support/

Subject: Moderator Please Delete
Body: Please delete this question:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Applications/MultiMedia_Applications/Q_21086600.html

If you want to PAQ this question, post a zero-point question in http://www.experts-exchange.com/Community_Support/

Subject: Moderator Please PAQ
Body: Please PAQ this question:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Applications/MultiMedia_Applications/Q_21086600.html
0
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
Lunchy earned 0 total points
ID: 11885786
Closed, 125 points refunded.
Lunchy
Friendly Neighbourhood Community Support Admin
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Software for video analysis 16 70
Audacity, Windows Live Movie Maker, file formats conflict 11 94
Recording my desktop on a Mac 3 103
Laptop volume and over heating 22 93
Many programs have tried to outwit PowerPoint in terms of technology and skill. These programs, however, still lack several characteristics that PowerPoint has possessed from the start. Here's why PowerPoint replacements won't entirely work for desi…
Technology opened people to different means of presenting information, but PowerPoint remains to be above competition. Know why PPT still works today.
Viewers will learn how to include realistic velocity sensitivity to their Sampler instruments. Set the Vol<Vel parameter in the Filter/Global tab to your desired setting: Gather samples of hits of various intensity, and drag/drop into Velocity zon…
Viewers will learn how to use LFOs to modulate the sound of their Sampler instruments. Click the Modulation tab in Sampler: Choose one (or more) of the three available LFOs, and click the respective button to turn it on: Select a waveform, an LF…

710 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question