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MPEGs play too fast.

Some MPEG files play too fast.
The files seem to play about double speed.

Here is some information:
The computer is running Windows 2003.
The only codecs I have added are: ffdshow, and Indeo.

In GSpot v2.70a I see the following:
First it can play the files ok.
Second the only difference I can see in the "Graph" is that --(A)--> is the following:
MS A/V uses
 Stream            MEDIATYPE_Stream {e436eb83-524f-11ce-9f53-0020af0ba770}      { * }
GSPOT V uses
MPEG1System            MEDIATYPE_Stream {e436eb83-524f-11ce-9f53-0020af0ba770}      MEDIASUBTYPE_MPEG1System {e436eb84-524f-11ce-9f53-0020af0ba770}


I don't know what to do from here!!

Thanks
-wTinnel
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nobusCommented:
you can always try another codec - Windvd ?
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MereteCommented:
Not a lot to go on apart from some media plays too fast, less detail smore guess work.
What medi player are you using?
Is this using a cd, streaming or  off the hdd?
Source iPod/ iunes/  Real player
Have you edited or trimmed theses?

check both audio and video drivers for updates. More than likely something needs updating audio video directx version/  media player 10?

answers from our  EE  database maybe one will resolve your problem
Why does audio play too fast?
 http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/Win95_3x/95/Q_10204319.html?sfQueryTermInfo=1+fast+file+mpeg+plai+too

AVI Files in TMediaPlayer play WAY too fast.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Pascal/Delphi/Q_21059427.html?sfQueryTermInfo=1+fast+file+mpeg+plai+too

Windows media player (ver. 9) plays too fast
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/98/Q_21205258.html?sfQueryTermInfo=1+fast+file+mpeg+plai+too

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ilovemykeykiCommented:
You can try downloading VLC Media Player

http://www.videolan.org
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MereteCommented:
Sorry about spelling long nails darn it.
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fredshovelCommented:
GSpot says MPEG-1, but should also tell you the display resolution  -- word around the traps says that some MPEG-1 codecs don't like wonky display resolutions. You're looking for 352x240 ( NTSC 29.97 frame per second) or 352x288 (PAL 25 frame per second). The Ol' Wikipedia says that most MPEG-1 files were "designed with the Constrained Parameter Bitstream specification in mind."
It wouldn't hurt to install the K-lite codec pack, which should deal with any MPEG-1 file that you can throw at it.
Having said all that it's probably a driver problem -- and you could start with updating your soundcard's audio driver.
Hi Nobus -- since you put a '?'  in front of your post --  I don't think that Windvd will help as Windvd uses the MPEG-2 codec (big files used on DVDs and Digital TV).
Lastly, Wtinnel, you say Windows 2003; is that Windows Server 2003?
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junkyboy55Commented:
I recommend using Video LAN Player (VLC Media Player) as suggested above, but for some more help you can go to the following wiki to adjust the play speed to fit your needs.
 
http://wiki.videolan.org/Documentation:Play_HowTo/Basic_Use

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wTinnelAuthor Commented:
VERY VERY Sorry to be so long,
Recent lightning storms have been giving me problems.
(Also, I run a small company that does "computer work", phone has been ringing off the hook).

OK,
VLC works (but I don't consider that "fixed".

Merete:
That is a decent list of links, I was able to work through most of the "suggestions" but none seemed to fix it.

fredshovel:
I am not willing to install codec packs. (This system is also used for some VERY SERIOUS work)
Yes it is windows server 2003 (This computer is used for a couple of VMWARE Machines that are mission critical for my company)
I actually had to reload after a codec pack went BAD!!!  So I am only installing a few by hand.

I will look at the resolution thing!

Since the question of server 2003 has come up, I have take the necessary steps to turn on full audio/video accelleration etc.

If I find I can't find the free time (see phone & off hook) I will come back after the insanity is over and just split some points.

Thanks,
-wTinnel
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fredshovelCommented:
If not a codec pack then maybe you need to see the codec that the MPEG-1 files were encoded with. If it doesn't show up in GSpot, maybe VideoInspector (free).
http://www.free-codecs.com/download/VideoInspector.htm
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wTinnelAuthor Commented:
I will try that, but remember I have the necessary codec because GSPOT renders it ok. (Under the A and V columns) But microsoft "buttons" render it wrong!  

-wTinnel
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MereteCommented:
From a very long list of WMP problems i found this one
MP3 files play too fast in Windows Media Player
A: Go to AC3Filter settings. On the System tab, disable PCM.
 
hope this is it.
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MereteCommented:
okay and this one too
Video plays too fast in Windows Media Player
A: Go to AC3Filter settings. On the System tab, disable PCM.
 
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fredshovelCommented:
Hey Merete, where do you find that? I found something similar under Tools/Ootions/DVD/Advanced. But none of it makes any sense to me. All CD audio is PCM. But WMP never made sense to me anyway.
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MereteCommented:
that's for streaming  mpeg which was the message from Gspot.
MS A/V uses
 Stream            MEDIATYPE_Stream {e436eb83-524f-11ce-9f53-0020af0ba770}      { * }
GSPOT V uses
MPEG1System            MEDIATYPE_Stream {e436eb83-524f-11ce-9f53-0020af0ba770}      MEDIASUBTYPE_MPEG1System {e436eb84-524f-11ce-9f53-0020af0ba770}
so I grabbing at straws if the stream is using A3 filters.

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http://www.videohelp.com/tools/AC3_Filter
In WMP, right-click on the title bar of the window or the Now Playing tab ... Go to AC3Filter settings.
On the System tab, disable PCM
without AC3 options> performance>advanced>customise performance

several  bugs fixed installing the Ac3 filter if you dont have it here is full reference to bugs fixed
http://www.videohelp.com/tools/AC3_Filter?changelog=186
examples
v1.35b - 24.04.2007
! Fixed a bug in AC3 decoder (decoding of 4.1 and 3.1 AC3 files was affected). Thanks to Dietmar Kleiner for reporting and testing!
! Fixed a bug with fast playback of mono files in WMP
! Delay units works correctly in offline config utility
0.63b - 23.12.2002
! fixed SPDIF mute issue
0.62b - 22.12.2002
+ Signal clipping on overflow
+ Auto gain control can be turned off now

Time shift and jitter correction work with SPDIF output
- Extended jitter statistics
- Attack/Release speed adjust

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-Mystique-Commented:
http://www.dvdhelp.us/php/forums/archive/dvd-movies-playing-too-fast-1847_78.htm
My DVD movies (from a DVD disk) are playing waaay to fast. Almost twice as fast, and the audio is garbled. I have used realone player, windows media player and powerdvd all to the same effect. My movies used to play fine. the only thing that has changed (as far as i can remember) is that i installed guardianknot on my computer. I was using it to burn my anime movies onto my hard drive. I have no clue how to adjust anything with my DVD programs and using windows XP help has not helped one bit. Please give me anything i can try to fix this

I had a similar problem once, where MPEG playback in every program I tried ran at high speed. The only tool which didn't suffer this fate was MPlayer, which doesn't use the same Windows media-playback guts that most programs do. The solution, as dumb as it sounds, was to reduce the hardware accelleration in my *sound* system. I run Windows 98, but the location of the proper dialog probably hasn't changed too much. To reach it on my system, I go to the "multimedia" control panel. On the "audio" tab in the "playback" box, I click the advanced properties button. From there, I switch to the "performance" tab and adjust the sliders. Experiment with those, especially if the problem occurs in MPEG files aside from just DVD's. On my system I turned the acceleration completely off.

According to what I read before, the reason this can happen is that MPEG playback rates are determined by the speed at which the sound comes out, and if you have too much hardware acceleration, the sound comes out too fast. I have no idea if that's a correct explanation (seems dumb that the computer wouldn't know how fast the file should play based on its sampling rate and such), but turning off the acceleration did fix my problem.


Should you want to try another video player, here's a few freeware suggestions

Freeware video player that requires no codecs.
http://freewarelist.net/Voodoo-Player.html?PHPSESSID=ce75fe6f6bce910ee5466fada08f70e0
Voodoo Player 1.0 build 211 RC2
Voodoo player is an enhanced multimedia player that needs no codecs whatsoever. With a featherweight memory footprint and extremly small size, Voodo player manages to deliver what most players can not.
Features:

* play over 30 multimedia formats, including MP3, DVD and DivX.
* seek in the media, rewind and fast-forward.
* change sound volume and balance.
* watching playing media position and duration.
* switch to full-screen mode and back to windowed mode.
* adjust brightness, contrast, saturation and HUE.
* change playing rate from normal to slowest or fastest.
* step through a video as slowly as one frame at a time.
* create screen-shots to file otherwise to clipboard.
* see current time.
* zoom movie and change aspect ratio.
* change internal components(filters) properties.
* create play lists, search by name, sort by duration/size/path or randomly.
* extended features for playlist: "shuffle" and "jump".
* set bookmarks.
* view subtitles.
* attach addinitional sound files (translation).
* see detailed information(as which video codec used, file size, avi tags, which audio codec used, and more) about video file.

Another freeware player requiring no codecs
  Media Player Classic
http://www.afreecodec.com/win/251/media-player-classic/
A free media player develope under the GPL. It plays most of the Videoformats without installed codecs by using the libmpeg2-sources. No installation - just copy und start it. SVCD, DVD and DVB without any installed codec.

Another free player that might meet your needs.
http://freewarelist.net/gom-player.html
With GOM, you´ll experience something you´ve never seen in the past with other media players. GOM supports all kinds of features for highly advanced users who desire to watch video clips at the best quality. Try one of your broken AVI files with GOM that other media players couldn´t play.


GOM Player supports most of the condecs (AVI, DAT, MPEG, DivX, and plus more) by its own embedded codec system that you won´t have to look for appropriate codecs everytime when you can´t play a certain video format.

For those codecs that require license that cannot be distributed, GOM will automatically lead you to a open-source codec web-site.

Watch video files while you are downloading them! GOM has a registered patent For playing broken AVI format or AVI video files that are being Downloded. So try one of your broken AVI files or The one that you are downloading right now. You´ll find it amazing!
GOM support a lot of advanced features for advanced users. You can customize this players only for you by setting toggle keys for yourself select VMR modes, Set detail resolution. Overlay mixer features AVI key frame based RW/FF optimized buffer for streaming automatic ASF source filter and many more!


Another freeware player that doesn't mention needing codecs in its description.
http://www.moviespot.lx.ro/
MovieSpot is an advanced easy-to-use video player for Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP & Vista.
It uses less memory and CPU resources than many video players. It also has improved subtitling.
Features:
- you can load video and playlist files by Drag'n'Drop or command line parameters;
- in Configuration you can modify many video and subtitle settings;
- you can also modify position, size and aspect ratio of the video image;
- it can remember movie settings and/or subtitle settings for the last played movies;
- in playlist you can choose which subtitle to load by a simple click;
- multiple language support;
- improved movie info.

MPlayer freeware MPlayer 1.2(2007-09-21)
http://www.onlinedown.com/detail/12513.htm
MPlayer is arguably the best media player application of the world. Is is almost strictly monolithic, which means that it mainly consists of a single 7 MB executable that already contains all necessary codecs ¨C for most files, it does not need any external codecs to be installed. If you want to know more about this wonderful program, please visit the MPlayer homepage.



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wTinnelAuthor Commented:
Thanks,

I will look into it.
Sorry to leave this open sooo long, I am OVER 3 weeks behind at work.  Since this is personal it is on the bottom of my to do list.

-wTinnel
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MereteCommented:
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Your question is still open?
Is your account still active
You can now close your own question use the delete link
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