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    Question WinFF issue

    I have been trying to use WinFF to convert some video files (MTS) to something that will work in PiTiVi but I'm not having much luck. I have avconv installed and everything seems to work correctly but when I go to the directory where I set the video to convert to, It is empty. Every time. Also I get a text file (with the same name as the video I try to convert) in /home/tom that contains this: CRC=0xa3a40090 or similar (the CRC bit is always the same but the code at the end differs). So what is going on here?
    Last edited by Toxic Tom; June 3rd, 2013 at 02:47 PM.

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    Re: WinFF issue

    Check out this thread:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...&highlight=MTS

    You may need to compile "proper" ffmpeg (or use a binary download ) to get the commands to work.
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    Re: WinFF issue

    So by proper ffmpeg you mean not avconv? It's weird because the readouts saying how much has been converted comes up, but there is no file outputted.

    Thanks for the link too!
    Last edited by Toxic Tom; June 4th, 2013 at 01:33 PM.

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    Re: WinFF issue

    Okay so I followed the instructions in the link you gave me and the file is converted correctly BUT there is a very choppy/stuttering picture, what can I do about that?

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    Re: WinFF issue

    Help?

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    Re: WinFF issue

    You can use ffmpeg to make a temporary intermediate file for editing:
    Code:
    ffmpeg -i input -vcodec huffyuv -acodec pcm_s16le -ac 2 output.mkv
    Yes, this file will be huge because it is using a lossless format, but it will be editor friendly. Once you're done you can delete these if you like.

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    Re: WinFF issue

    Thanks! I'll try that!

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    Re: WinFF issue

    Thanks a lot for that syntax, is there a way that I could batch process a folder of MTS files into another folder of MKV files?

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    Re: WinFF issue

    Sure, with a bash "for loop":

    Code:
    mkdir output
    for f in *.MTS; do ffmpeg -i "$f" -vcodec huffyuv -acodec pcm_s16le -ac 2 output/"${f%.MTS}.mkv"; done
    Although you may want to see if the original audio works fine instead of re-encoding and possibly changing the number of channels:
    Code:
    ffmpeg -i input -vcodec huffyuv -acodec copy output.mkv
    Last edited by FakeOutdoorsman; June 11th, 2013 at 06:51 PM.

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    Re: WinFF issue

    Thanks for that! Where do I put the input and output directory paths if I don't want to cd or mkdir to them first?
    Last edited by Toxic Tom; June 11th, 2013 at 04:40 PM.

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