Convert full HD to AVI (playback in VLC freezes)

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Convert full HD to AVI (playback in VLC freezes)

Post by djh » Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:31 pm

I have an full HD video.
A lot of times i tried to convert this video to an avi file. For me it is not clear of my computer specs are a problem (Intel celeron 2,66 GHz, 1,25 GB RAM).
Or do I choose the wrong settings?
When I play the converted video in VLC the sound is running and the video is freezed.

Can someone can give me some tips about the settings to use?

The input video is:
General
ID : 1
Complete name : F:\Video\Test2\AVCHD\BDMV\STREAM\00017.MTS
Format : BDAV
Format/Info : BluRay Video
File size : 30.0 MiB
Duration : 20s 608ms
Overall bit rate : 12.2 Mbps
Maximum Overall bit rate : 18.0 Mbps

Video
ID : 4113 (0x1011)
Menu ID : 1 (0x1)
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : High@L4.0
Format settings, CABAC : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames : 4 frames
Duration : 20s 600ms
Bit rate : 11.3 Mbps
Width : 1 920 pixels
Height : 1 080 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16/9
Frame rate : 25.000 fps
Resolution : 24 bits
Colorimetry : 4:2:0
Scan type : Interlaced
Scan order : Top Field First
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.218

Audio
ID : 4352 (0x1100)
Menu ID : 1 (0x1)
Format : AC-3
Format/Info : Audio Coding 3
Duration : 20s 608ms
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 384 Kbps
Channel(s) : 6 channels
Channel positions : Front: L C R, Surround: L R, LFE
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Video delay : -80ms

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Post by Dark01 » Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:41 am

There is a chance that your computer is not powerful enough to play the video

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Post by mixer » Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:37 am

Agree, some of these higher quality bigger picture videos require more power from all parts of your computer (CPU, Memory, Video Card +Video Memory, HD space...etc). Sometimes it also depends on the player you're using, since some players require more "power".

Things to try:

1. Turn off any program that is running in the background (Anti-Virus...etc). Most are located on your task bar. Right click them.

2. Consider adding memory up to 2...maybe 3 Gig if you have XP or 4 Gig for Vista (almost a requirement)

3. Defragment your hard drive.

4. Try a different software player.

5. Oh, maybe more important. Try a short test of the same setup and see if, for instance, a 30second clip will play. You can click the time tab and enter in a value to make a conversion only 30 seconds or whatever you want.

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Post by Dark01 » Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:38 pm

If you tried what above suggested and still not working

You may consider downsizing to 1280x720 as it use less power when lower resolution is used
is still HD, so the quality should be good

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Post by Krangath » Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:49 am

Unfortunately players such as VLC Player and Media Player Classic aren't really optimised to play Blu Ray movies yet,
especially AVC format video. I have found on occasions that both players skip when trying to play AVC video's on
my Q6600 quad core.
The funny thing here is that when I drop those same files into MediaCoder and hit play, they play fine.
You may want to try that and see how you go.
I totally agree with 'mixer' though, convert the movie to 720p and you won't have a problem.
Checkout my 'sticky' guide on how to convert Blu Rays to 720p AVI's or MKV's. I noticed that the movie you
displayed above was very short so the guide may not be entirely helpful, but will point you in the right direction though.

Link to guide

Good luck.

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