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.m2t file format is invalid? RRS feed

  • Question

  • My wife and I just had our firstborn, and I have a Canon HV20 to capture it all... the capture is raw footage in .m2t format.  When I import in Expression coder .m2t is listed as a valid media type, but when I import, the file types dropdown shows that m2t is a valid media format.  However, when I choose my file, and click Ok, Encoder then tells me its not a supported format (in the media content window)...  am I missing something?

    Thanks in advance!
    • Edited by SeanWcom Tuesday, June 3, 2008 10:08 AM Clarified my question
    Tuesday, June 3, 2008 10:06 AM

Answers

  • FFDShow does not support the M2T container.  I believe Haali Media Splitter does, I use this for M2TS along side FFDShow/AC3Filter/PowerDVD to render output from M2TS files.
    Programmer Analyst - Emergis Inc.
    • Proposed as answer by Brandon Sproul Tuesday, June 3, 2008 2:41 PM
    • Marked as answer by SeanWcom Wednesday, June 4, 2008 11:30 AM
    Tuesday, June 3, 2008 2:29 PM

All replies

  • m2t is a sometimes supported format.  You need to install some third party software to make it work.  It is a bug that it show up all the time.  It should be showing up only if you have the supported software.

    Brian

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    • Proposed as answer by Brian Walker Tuesday, June 3, 2008 12:40 PM
    Tuesday, June 3, 2008 12:40 PM
  • I thought it might be a case of a missing codec or something... I installed ffdshow (and rebooted) hoping for the best, but still no joy.  Any idea what the supported software is that should be installed?

    Thanks!
    -Sean
    Tuesday, June 3, 2008 2:13 PM
  • FFDShow does not support the M2T container.  I believe Haali Media Splitter does, I use this for M2TS along side FFDShow/AC3Filter/PowerDVD to render output from M2TS files.
    Programmer Analyst - Emergis Inc.
    • Proposed as answer by Brandon Sproul Tuesday, June 3, 2008 2:41 PM
    • Marked as answer by SeanWcom Wednesday, June 4, 2008 11:30 AM
    Tuesday, June 3, 2008 2:29 PM
  • Oh great!  The Haali Media Splitter had what Encoder needed...

    I'm connected remotely to my home from work, so I can't tell if everything is working right.  The status column for my m2t file now says: "Ready: Streams that aren't audio or video have been ignored."  I'm hoping that my audio is still there... if not, I'll have to track that down.  :)  Once I get home I'll know for sure though.

    Thanks for the help guys!
    -Sean

    Tuesday, June 3, 2008 6:15 PM
  • Not a problem, just make sure you can play back that M2T in Windows Media Player, otherwise you still need something to decode the now visible audio track.
    Programmer Analyst - Emergis Inc.
    Tuesday, June 3, 2008 6:17 PM
  • Thought you've solved the problem, I have posted a step by step guide here:
    http://blogs.msdn.com/david_sayed/archive/2008/04/30/hdv-recipe-for-expression-encoder-2.aspx


    Product Guy for Expression Encoder and Media
    Tuesday, June 3, 2008 7:06 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks guys, I've confirmed that the audio is working, so I'm all good now!

    Oh, and David... I have your page bookmarked, but I didn't put 2 and 2 together to realize that HDVSplit was giving you the needed video codec for Encoder to work with the .m2t file...  :)  It all makes sense now though.

    -Sean
    • Edited by SeanWcom Wednesday, June 4, 2008 11:33 AM Forgot part of my reply. :)
    Wednesday, June 4, 2008 11:30 AM