ES Multiplexer NOT Recognizing M2V MPEG-2 File - Can't Mux


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Am using the latest version ( and just finished an encode with HC 0.26. Out of curiosity, I wanted to mux the m2v output with the ac3 audio using VRD's multiplexer and no matter what output I chose for mpeg2, i.e., ts, m2ts, mpg and mkv, it keeps telling me it doesn't recognize the file as video.

The output file info from MediaInfo:
Complete name                            : D:\Media\output.m2v
Format                                   : MPEG Video
Format version                           : Version 2
File size                                : 494 MiB
Duration                                 : 22mn 15s
Overall bit rate mode                    : Variable
Overall bit rate                         : 3 105 Kbps

Format                                   : MPEG Video
Format version                           : Version 2
Format profile                           : Main@Main
Format settings, BVOP                    : Yes
Format settings, Matrix                  : Custom
Format settings, GOP                     : Variable
Duration                                 : 22mn 15s
Bit rate mode                            : Variable
Bit rate                                 : 3 105 Kbps
Maximum bit rate                         : 9 000 Kbps
Width                                    : 720 pixels
Height                                   : 480 pixels
Display aspect ratio                     : 4:3
Frame rate                               : 29.970 fps
Standard                                 : NTSC
Color space                              : YUV
Chroma subsampling                       : 4:2:0
Bit depth                                : 8 bits
Scan type                                : Progressive
Scan order                               : Top Field First
Compression mode                         : Lossy
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)                       : 0.300
Time code of first frame                 : 00:00:00:00
Stream size                              : 494 MiB (100%)
Tell me if you need additional info.

BTW, it would be nice to have a "copy to clipboard" button in the About dialog that copies all the info to the clipboard or if possible to make the text selectable to be able to copy it. Thank you.


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Go to Tools->Options->Stream parameters and increase the value for MBytes to scan at file open


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Hi Dan,
Thanks for the tip. I had a already processed all those files and burned them and removed the sources so I couldn't test with those files. However, was working on a new project and did try those files and they worked fine without modifying the setting you referenced. Something funky must have been going on that day when it didn't work. ;) Next time I run into this issue, I'll try the setting and see if it fixes it and I'll update this thread. Thanks again.
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