[Matroska-users] problem converting from avi to matroska

bayrouni bayrouni at brutele.be
Thu Apr 26 21:29:32 CEST 2007

Ivan Kowalenko wrote:
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> On Apr 26, 2007, at 14.32, bayrouni wrote:
>> bayrouni wrote:
>> I  resolved the problem doing:
>> mencoder -idx  -oac copy -ovc copy ...
>> For some reason the avi file was badly encoded because it was 
>> impossible to seek into this file.
> Ahh, a busted AVI index explains everything. AVI makes new ODML chunks 
> (essentially a new header) every 1024 MB. 

Every day I learn something :)

I don't understand how/why
> MEncoder would make a broken index, though.
I always used the same parameters (options) but never had this idx problem.

and at the end of encoding, mencoder did'nt report any error, nor any 
warning exactly   like the many previous times.


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