View Full Version : Edited Recorded TV file no longer MPEG
May 27th, 2007, 03:15 PM
After trying to view a movie I tried "Real Player" and now edited files has been associated with Real Player from "Movie Clip", Trying to burn to DVD gives me an error that the file is no longer an MPEG.
How can I dis-associate these edited files from Real Player to Movie Clip?
May 27th, 2007, 06:06 PM
I'm not certain that RealPlayer is the culprit but you can usually reassociate files by right clicking and selecting "open with", then "choose program", and selecting "always use this program ..." and select the previous player; Windows Media Player or a DVD player for instance. This generally works in Windows2000. I'm sure there is a similar process in XP and VISTA possibly with different nomenclature.
The problem is that the association does not change the nature of the file so you should still be able to open the file with the old programs. You just can't doubleclick the file to open it anymore but you should still be able to open it with a file - open - menu or with a drag and drop. I would verify that you aren't saving in the wrong file format in VRD. It remembers the last one used so if you saved as .ts or .mpv or something other that .mpg, then you have changed the nature of the file accidentally. Normally, you can look at the file extension unless you forgot to set Windows to display file extensions of registered programs. Windows hides registered file extensions by default, probably the primary cause of virus infections from email.
May 27th, 2007, 10:03 PM
Thanks for the reply. I agree and when I saved the note in the file save box was the usual that I get after I edit (MPEG stream in the box).
Assuming a glitch I'm unaware of, I'm going to retry the burn. I was able to change the files back to movie clip by restoring my system back before I did the Real Player view. It's great to be in XP with that System Restore, but it plays havoc with my NAV.
May 28th, 2007, 12:27 AM
There are, of course, a number of mpeg file formats that won't burn to a standard DVD. You didn't mention the source of the file or the authoring program. You might want to Ctrl-L on the file and make sure it's 720x480, 704x480, or 352x480. Anything else and you're going to have problems
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