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I had an AVI file on my desktop.
I converted it to:
DVD-MPEG-2-PS Format (DVD VOB)

It will not play on WMP 11.
Anyone know why?
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by:Merete
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Hi nickg5,you are a busy lad
do you still require my assistance in the other question.
I see that your asking the same questions in numerous places.
If your looking for 2nd opinions that's fine.

Yes I know why but I have answered it already in your other question.
DVD-MPEG-2-PS<< take out the ps
name.mpeg is all you need.
WMP wont play it anyway as it needs the 3rd party codec it gets from Power DVD or Nero
cheers
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by:nickg5
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DVD-MPEG-2-PS<< take out the ps

How to take the PS out?
The above is one of the 35-40 different formats that FoxTab converter can have as the output.

Trying to get a few small questions answered, so as to decrease the issues on the other thread. You can contribute on this thread to and I'll award points.

Someone said use this:
For MPEG2 on WMP you could use the following codec pack: http://download.cnet.com/Media-Player-Codec-Pack/3000-13632_4-10749065.html?tag=mncol

Still no luck. So, I removed that and someone has suggested:
http://www.free-codecs.com/K_Lite_Codec_Pack_download.htm
If you look at the webpage for K-Lite, which one do I download?
Thanks.
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by:nickg5
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I got K-Lite from another source.

You would have to look at the entire list of formats on FoxTab AVI converter.

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by:nickg5
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I do not think this converter can remove the "PS"

Can you recommend a converter?

I have a codec pack on my computer. K-lite.

Thanks.
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Can't you highlight the file then r/click it> rename and backspace taking out the PS
The converter I use for everything is Super video converter
I am using version v2010.build.42
http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html it turns a few pages so to cut the journey use this page at the bottom
Download SUPER © setup file  from our 5th dedicated server
http://www.erightsoft.com/S6Kg1.html

May I ask you why you wish to convert to mpeg2? This a propiety codec and not good for all players
unless you a mpeg2 decoder installed and or are ysung windows 7.
AVI is the best choice if you wish to play these when you visit your family and use their PC only.
And AVI already play in your WMP.
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I thought mpeg2 was the standard DVD video format for ALL table top DVD players.
Someone on one of my questions, said that the reason my FoxTab AVI converter may be "AVI contained," even though it has 38 outputs beside AVI.

.........................AVI is the best choice if you wish to play these when you visit your family and use their PC only. And AVI already play in your WMP.
.....................yes you are correct. Before doing any more burning, I want to learn which format, or formats, will play on my table top players. As you noted, AVI will not. I thought the correct one for non pc players was mpeg2.

Then an article about DVD's said that mpeg4 was also fine.
Then I tried to download a new converter suggested. It got to a point where it warned me about downloading FFmpeg files. I had never heard of FFmpeg and said NO. However, saying NO, causes the program to not open. So, it warns you about the issues of downloading FFmpeg files, but then when I refuse to accept those type files, the converter won't load. So, that converter is off the table.
It was: Quick Media Converter

I am just looking around and piecing together some of the details, so as to become more clear on some things before hearing back from you. The person who uses Quick Media Converter also uses DVDflick.

>>>>> So, I have DVDflick ready to go.
>>>>> I have a Vista codec pack.

>>>>> I'll try to back space and remove the PS.

Some one else said that since the converter is called FoxTabAVI converter, that it may be AVI contained.
And I have zero idea what that means and do not want to know.
But here they explain that most players look for non AVI container.
................"I see, well for most DVD players to to read these CD's the AVI container isn't going to work. Some DVD players understand the Divx encoded streams in an AVI,(container) but not many. The dvd player typically expects the .mpg video container format, however you cannot simply change an .avi to a .mpg and expect it to work, the containers have a lot of data that the DVD player needs to play them back properly."

So, I have not read your comments on the long thread but will later today.
In the meantime, AVI plays anywhere on my PC = great.
Vista codec pack, or K-lite should be fine.
DVDflick looks fine too.
The lingering is, what formats will play on table top players.
I thought it was mpeg2, and ONLY mpeg2.
If that is wrong, or there are more than just one, then that is the information I am missing.
And my converter, despite 39 outputs, may not convert properly. We'll see.
I just looked at that long list of outputs and only saw the one mpeg2PS(DVD VOB). I saw the mpeg2 and the VOB, and assumed it was the right one.
The PS was unknown to me and it was said to mean "program streaming" or something like that.

Thanks so much.
When this "3" minute video clip plays anywhere, I'll be set.
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The thing is Nickq5
 mpeg2 in itself is nothing, it's a not a DVD it's a just a single video clip like your AVI or a WMV or MP4 etc they are just single clips.
And will  not play on that Table Top DVD player when burnt to a data DVD.

Whenever you refer to mpeg2 is DVD compliant yes " but" when it's authored to DVD remember author and the definitions I gave you.
 When authored to DVD that mpeg2 becomes a VOB
So the reference to mpeg2 is nolonger associated.
Remember the DVD structure snapshot I posted to you?
you wont see any mpeg2 but rather it's alternative ( authored) vobs. or Video_ts

DVD Flick will author any clips you put on it,  dont convert them to avi using your avs converter.
Look at the snaps I gave you step by step.

Why your DVD movie failed to play on the table top DVD player
possible causes
the PAL or NTSC was not selected. Which country are you in?
I suggest you select pal
and the disc must be finalised
did you see finalisng when you ran DVD Flick?

And please NOTE
you cannot reuse that DVD+RW again until you format it again.

Please do read through my threads
cheers
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by:nickg5
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mpeg2 in itself is nothing, it's a just a single video clip like your AVI or a WMV or MP4 etc they are just single clips.

When authored to DVD that mpeg2 becomes a VOB
Remember the DVD structure snapshot I posted to you?
You wont see any mpeg2 but rather it's alternative ( authored) vobs. or Video_ts

DVD Flick will author any clips you put on it,  dont convert them to avi using your avs converter.

Which country are you in?
I suggest you select pal, and the disc must be finalised

And please NOTE that you cannot reuse that DVD+RW again until you format it again.

Please do read through my threads

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........my converter is the FoxTab AVI converter, and not "avs"
........USA, and I think Pal is for Europe.
........my media is DVD + r (can only be used one time)
As I understand your helpful information, after I run out of my DVD (+) r media:
I should begin to use:
DVD (-) r
or
DVD (-) r/rw
for better compatibilty.

Yes, I plan to read every word, once I am clear on the format, that will play on my table top DVD players.

So, I ask this question.
Since my file is AVI, then I need to convert that AVI file, to a file format, that will play on my table top DVD players?
What is that format?

On my other thread, which I have not read yet, I listed the 39 outputs of my FoxTab converter.

If the output format that I need, is not on that long list.
Then I would like to know what output format I need.
I may have to find a different converter.

And is there more than one output format, that will play on table top players?

So mpeg2 is nothing until authored. >>> Got it <<<
And mpeg2 won't play on WMP.
So, that is a reason to have a converter like FoxTab.
It can convert a mpeg2 to AVI.

Using letters and numbers, please tell me the output format, I need to convert my AVI file, to.

mpeg2 is not it.
And you said that:
DVD - MPEG-2PS format (DVD-VOB),
was not it either, maybe because of the PS.

So, if mpeg2 is not what my converter's output should be to play on DVD players,
and mpeg-2ps is not it either, please use numbers, letters, etc. to tell me the format, or file type, that I need to CHANGE my AVI file "to?"

>>> Or <<<
Are you saying that DVDflick will change the AVI file, for me, to the proper output, that will play on my DVD player?

As mentioned above, I am not going to look at my other long thread pending your reply to the above.
Thank you.
Adding points.

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>>> Or <<<
Are you saying that DVDflick will change the AVI file for me  to the proper output that will play on my DVD player? YES

And is there more than one output format, that will play on table top DVD players?<<NO
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Insert your DVD+RW in teh disc then close anything that opens.
Open DVD FLICK
Drop your avi onto DVD Flick, but use more than one.
Then go to Project and select your background menue the video format and eject disc when done
click preview then accept
then click create DVD
Take a look at the snaps I posted for you in the other question
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/MultiMedia_Applications/Q_26953265.html/#a35430659
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Well that URL is correct but doesnt work, beats me
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/MultiMedia_Applications/Q_26953265.html 
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by:nickg5
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Thanks.

I did another volume test.
I used a different clip and did not convert it to AVI.
All media players open it, but WMP 11 still has the lowest max. volume.

I've lost 3-4 computers to bad hard drives, motherboards.
So, when my pc dies, the new one may have Windows 7 and WMP 12 and WLMM.

That won't be anytime soon, though, I hope.
These computers going bad after 3-4 years is getting expensive.
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thanks
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