Changing the speed at which an MPG file plays?

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Alex Ethridge

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I have the ADS Instant Video 2.0 converter box with the following software: Capture Wizard, DVD Movie Factory, MuVee autoProducer and VideoStudio 7 SE. I know almost nothing about this software.

I want to know if there is a way to change the speed at which the MPG file plays back. I need to be able to adjust the speed of the MPG file so that it looks to be in slow motion. The amount I need to slow it is about 30%. In other words, if normal speed is 100%, I need to stretch it out so that it plays at 70% of normal speed.

Can this be done?

If so, is there a way that I can convert the MPG file so that it plays at that slower speed by default so that if I give the file to anyone else, it will play for them at that slower speed without their having any special software to do that?
 
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Actually MPEG files are a royal pain in the neck to edit. YOur best bet is to capture your video as .avi files, edit them in any prosumer NLE (all allow slow motion and speed ups) and then render them to MPEGS if you need to.
 

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I'm concerned about the quality of AVI as opposed to MPG. Is there any difference, quality-wise?

This may be the only time these films will be converted as they are getting old and brittle and I want to be sure I get as good quality as I possibly can.
 
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From everything I've read and worked with, AVIs are better quality than Mpegs...analogous to bmp vs. jpg.

I use Ulead Media Studio, and it does have a speed adjustment. I also believe M$ Movie Maker does as well. You would have to apply that effect and render the final project. When you render, however, you will then be able to render it into an mpeg.

Hope this helps,

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Thanks, that points me in the right direction; but, I have a lot yet to learn to be able to employ the technique.

The VideoStudio 7 SE and the other products I listed above seem to be Ulead products; I'll have to check their capabilities.
 
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avi's are of better quality--much large files--Those are the files you get when you capture your DV footage to your harddrive before any additional compression. Check out ScreenBlaster from Sony--it costs about 99 bucks and should do everything you want.
 
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