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Christopher Pearson
Bitvice won't compress
on Sep 2, 2007 at 7:08:06 pm

I create all my MPEG-2's using Bitvice 1.6 and never had a problem until now. I've got a Quicktime movie that is giving me trouble. I get an error from Bitvice stating, "Unable to create file for output MPEG-2 movie".

The QT originated from DV, but I no idea how it was captured to QT (The file is Component Y'CbCr). The QT Movie Inspector tells me the file format is this:

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In attempt to convert the clip to something usable, I've tried exporting it from FinalCut as a normal DV NTSC 720X480 and Bitvice still wouldn't compress it.

Any ideas would be GREATLY appreciated.

Thanks in advance...


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Roger Andersson
Re: Bitvice won't compress
on Sep 9, 2007 at 4:22:22 pm

This happens when BitVice for some reason is not allowed, by the OS, to create a new .m2v file in the folder you selected. Check that your user has write permissions for the folder.

Since BitVice is denied to open a new file, there is no point in starting an encoding session, because there is no way to save the result.


Roger Andersson / Innobits AB Sweden


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