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Hey so it says that the Cowon can support AVI and that's cool, but my AVI video files are large. They are full one hour episodes of the show "Chuck". So I drag and drop the file in the video folder of my Cowon where I already have a couple of small WMV files.
I eject my Cowon and I go to the videos and it kind of freezes. The video won't play. I don't know if it's loading because it's too big but do you have any ideas on that?
Should I split the AVI files with an AVI splitter? And if so, what is the best program for that?
Or should I conver the avi to wmv? I tried that and it was ridiculuously slow (I believe, because of the size) so it never finished converting.
Thanks guys! What do you suggest? Any thoughts on why and how to fix the problem of my extremely large AVI file not playing on the Cowon?
i suggest telling us more info about your avi file. Like the exact size of the file, the video resolution, and etc.
also... not too clear about what freezes, does the avi video freeze or is it the video browser that freezes?
personally I doubt it has anything to do with file size... so... resolution might be a better possible reason...
Are they HD, or DVD quality?
If they are DVD quality, try deleting them from your S9, making sure they have a relatively short filename, and then re-placing them on there. I play DVD quality movies (700-900mb each) all the time perfectly smooth.
Also make sure that they are Xvid or Divx codec.
Alrighty, well the Chuck episode is AVI and 55.4 MB.
Um...not to sure about the resolution/quality. I guess it's...average?
Also what is Xvid or Divx codec?
hmm 55mb does not sound large at all considering that most people put full sized movies with at least 700mb per movie and it still plays well. So you can scratch filesize off your concerns.
Resolution is basically the dimension size of your video... like say for example Cowon recommends that the video resolution is 480x272.
The way you COULD find out is either through the use of a program which the name... i kinda forgot, or I just right click the avi file and go to properties then look at the Details. THen check the frame width and frame height. That's the resolution of your video. Quality... I dont think it'll matter.
What DOES matter is what type of avi file it is. Because AVI is basically a container for the video and audio codecs. So although your video file is AVI, i believe that just means that cowon can read that the file exists, but it still can't be played if the video and audio codecs inside that AVI file are not supported by the player.
Just incase... you should probably try converting the file using a converter like... SUPER. SUPER allows you to choose your settings and pick the container (AVI), video codec (XVID) and audio codec (mp3). And also other features.
hmm, in your first post you said that converting the 55mb file was ridiculously slow, but that's highly strange unless you have a really really old computer with some bad hardware. So probably you were using a bad converting program. So you can try downloading SUPER and give it a try. Two reasons for this is that... 1) SUPER is free to download and use. 2) Many users use SUPER and you can go to the video section to see some converting settings that others have used and worked successfully.
After you convert, try it on your s9 again and see does it play?
Thanks a lot! I'll give it a try!
hmm tell us how it goes after you try it.
Man...it went so sad. I was so optimistic, I downloaded it and followed all the directions. Every time I tried it said "error occurred" or something like that. Any other video codec converter thingies I could try? Or at this point should I just convert it to WMV? :(
oh yeah, I forgot.
The files are AVI, the codec is Xvid, and it's HD quality.
Hmm.. I use Any Video Converter: http://download.cnet.com/3001-2194_4-10661456.html?spi=359d89f63f316430b255b6f1ec62ba0e
Free, fast, legal, easy to use.
Alrighty, I'm guessing that my files were corrupted or something because everytime I tried it said 'unknown codec or corrupted file'.
Then I tried to convert a different avi file to wmv and it worked. It went slow, but it worked!
So yeah I'm thinking it's time to find another download source.
Thank for your help though!
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