View Full Version : I want my MPEG...
5th January 2004, 21:38
Some of my MPEG files play in WA5Pro and others do not. They all play in the old Windows media player (seven I think), don't know about WMP9 as I dont have it installed....anyone with a idea of what's going on here? BTW, their all associated with WA, in case you're wondering.
6th January 2004, 00:41
What do you mean with mpeg files? video files or audio files?
I know that winamp has problems with certain video files. So some of them might not work.
Edit: Just for fun. Maybe try to mux these files into an avi container with virtualdub. or try to play around in virtualdub, maybe you can fix these files in some way.
6th January 2004, 00:59
there are two extentions.
.MPG and .MPEG
do a search for all .MPEG files and change the extension to .MPG this will avoid them opening in winamp
i presume this is the issue??
if its not then it might be because there are MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 files with differnet codecs and different licences
microsoft may very well be playing the licenced files while winamp might not have the license's
(because MPEG-2 is a patented DVD standard)
6th January 2004, 01:05
isn't MPG rather a container format for a mpeg stream?
but renaming to MPG or avi might solve the problem (perhaps mislabeled?).
I guess that the files, with which he has problems are mpeg-1 files. I don't think that an old media player could play mpeg-2 files by itself (the mpeg-stream usually uses the vob container, doesn't it?).
6th January 2004, 03:15
vob containers are usu only used on a dvd. .mpg files can contain mpeg-2 streams.
6th January 2004, 03:26
MPG is jsut a shortened extension for MPEG that is correct.
but if i download a MPG file and a MPEG file they will play on different media players.
(actually i havn't yet been able to even get windows file manager to recognise MPEG and each time i try to double click on it, it asks what program i should use for it, and will not remember if i say "use this program for this file type in future")
whenever i download a .MPG file in Mozilla firebird it trys to re-name the file to somthing like.
****.MPG.MPEG (no idea why, stupid if you ask me)
so i need to manually rename all MPEG files as MPG (havn't been bothered enough to actually dig deep into windows to fix the issue yet, i just stoped using firebird in favour of mozilla 1.5)
so it is my experience that yes the contents are the same for each file but the extension makes a difference still.
i am a 3d animator and have many many codecs and many video file formats ;) MPEG is sofar the only one that has really given me extension issues.
(and codec issues, like needing to install licenced DVD software to watch MPEG's (e.g. for the codecs) )
anyway thats my experience
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