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Windows 7: Repairing AVI file: replacement ~30x original

06 Feb 2012   #1
rundwald

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Repairing AVI file: replacement ~30x original

I am repairing files with VirtualDub, that are reported defective with messages similar to those in the attachment; for example orig 16.1MB, new 624MB.

I presume V'Dub behaves much like any similar utility, so hope someone can tell me why the vast increase in size, and secondly how it can be avoided? Thanks in anticipation.




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06 Feb 2012   #2
ignatzatsonic

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I'm hardly an authority on virtualdub--but, have you looked at the video tab?

Do you have "full processing mode" checked?

If so, try it with "direct stream copy".
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06 Feb 2012   #3
rundwald

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Thanks: I'll have a look with the next batch. If your guess is correct, how does such a massive size increase arise? 30x seems totally OTT.
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06 Feb 2012   #4
ignatzatsonic

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I may have known the answer to that at one time, but have forgotten since I rarely use VirtualDub.

What does "OTT" mean?
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06 Feb 2012   #5
rundwald

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OTT= over the top! Is there something better or more friendly that V?
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06 Feb 2012   #6
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rundwald View Post
Is there something better or more friendly that V?
I don't need to "repair" AVI files. All I need is the ability to make simple edits without any loss in quality--no re-encoding. I use Machete Lite for that. It does all I need, but does not "repair"---I'm not sure what you mean by that.
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06 Feb 2012   #7
Shark007

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07 Feb 2012   #8
rundwald

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@ignatzatsonic My aim is to make playable AVI files that had been accidentally lost because I forgot to backup prior to reinstallation of Windows. Most are OK but some have things like headers missing

@Shark007 I shall try it but am curious about the C++, being a newbie at what I'm doing. In particular how do I ensure a file that is approx the same size as the damaged one, set defaults to that purpose?
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07 Feb 2012   #9
rundwald

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If I just use the repair function it stops with the useless "windows will seek a solution". Path to vlc and language are set.
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