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(Solved) MPEG Layer-3 conversion

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  1. RamiAgoniste

    RamiAgoniste Thread Starter

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    I downloaded a file and it ended in ".avi" When it finished downloading I opened it in winamp and I was only getting audio, no video. I tried opening it in RealPlayer, Winamp, and MS Media Player, but with all of them I could only get audio.

    When I right clicked on the file and checked the "properties" I saw that it was labeled as a MPEG Layer-3 file. I don't know what the hell the thing is ... is it .avi or mpeg layer 3?

    When I tried to convert it to mp3, wav, or wma using Nero it wouldn't go through. Then I tried to convert it to vcd or svcd but that wouldn't work either.

    So my questions are these:

    1) Is this a audio or video file? If it has video how the hell do I see it?

    2) Can I convert this thing to MP3 or SVCD ... If all I can do is play this thing on my computer then it isn't worth a whole lot.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    RS
     
  2. JohnWill

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    MPEG Layer-3 is MP3, and should play with any player that plays MP3 files.
     
  3. gotrootdude

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    Install the divx codec. If you haven't already. Also search the web for the "smrpatch". And you may need the xvid codex.

    http://www.divx.com

    You can find the patch at http://www.smrmovies.info. Click on the Navigate button, then choose Downloads. Install it and restart, and see if that fixes your problem.

    http://www.xvid.org/
     
  4. RamiAgoniste

    RamiAgoniste Thread Starter

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    gotrootdude,

    thanks for your help. i d/l the divX player and now I can see the video as well as hear the audio.

    But I still have one question: can divX be converted to MPEG or SVCD? From what I have been reading DivX is not yet supported on ANY dvd player. So unless it can be converted to another file type (preferably SVCD) then I can't play it on my dvd player.

    Thanks in advance

    RAmi
     
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