Codec for old Camcorder Samsung SEDG - AVI. Can you guys open this?

dannybrowson wrote on 5/10/2019, 2:17 PM

Hi guys, I'm having trouble opening this .avi files from my very old camcorder Samsung.

Are MPEG-4 with avi envelop. Codec is SEDG.

I uploaded a little clip so you guy can help me to check if your vegas can open it.

Here is the link to download it. Is 12Mb.

Converting it in Vegas compatible format is not a solution since I have years of footage. Im planning to edit this material frequently and it will take a life to convert the files.

Can you guys help me? Do you have a good codec that I can Use?

Im using Vegas 13.0 - 64 bit on Windows 10. I tried to install common codec ffdsshow but it doesn't work.

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Marco. wrote on 5/10/2019, 2:37 PM

The file you linked for download is different from the one in the MediaInfo text. Different file type, different file size.

kplo wrote on 5/10/2019, 2:53 PM

VLC plays the file and converts it to an h264 .mp4 file playable in Vegas 16 (trial version). Won't open in V13.

Eagle Six wrote on 5/10/2019, 3:20 PM

@dannybrowson that will not work in my VP13, VP15, or VP16. Use the free app 'MediaER Tool Kit' to convert it and it will work fine.

System Specs......
Corsair Obsidian Series 450D ATX Mid Tower
Asus X99-A II LGA 2011-v3, Intel X99 SATA 6 Gb/s USB 3.1/3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i7-6800K 15M Broadwell-E, 6 core 3.4 GHz LGA 2011-v3 (overclocked 20%)
64GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200
Corsair Hydro Series H110i GTX 280mm Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
MSI Radeon R9 390 DirectX 12 8GB Video Card
Corsair RMx Series RM750X 740W 80 Plus Gold power pack
Samsung 970 EVO NVMe M.2 boot drive
Corsair Neutron XT 2.5 480GB SATA III SSD - video work drive
Western Digitial 1TB 7200 RPM SATA - video work drive
Western Digital Black 6TB 7200 RPM SATA 6Bb/s 128MB Cache 3.5 data drive

Bluray Disc burner drive
2x 1080p monitors
Microsoft Window 10 Pro
DaVinci Resolve Studio 16 pb2
SVP13, MVP15, MVP16, SMSP13, MVMS15, MVMSP15, MVMSP16

dannybrowson wrote on 5/10/2019, 3:45 PM

The file you linked for download is different from the one in the MediaInfo text. Different file type, different file size.

Yes. Is basically the same "family". Only difference is that I've changed the file extension by renaming it just to try it on Vegas. The size is different becouse is another video.. but are all the same. I was distracted when taking the screenshot.

@dannybrowson that will not work in my VP13, VP15, or VP16. Use the free app 'MediaER Tool Kit' to convert it and it will work fine.

Thank you so much for trying to open the file. Ill try this software but as I mentioned in the topic there are too many files to be converted. I tryed with other software and basically they convert it at 1x speed. Means that to convert 10 hours of footage I need 10 hours + the work for rebuilding folder structure.

VLC plays the file and converts it to an h264 .mp4 file playable in Vegas 16 (trial version). Won't open in V13.

Thank you for tryinh to open it. I think as I've just mentioned that VLC will be same speed as other software to convert like Handbrake.

There is no way to letting Vegas read it?

john_dennis wrote on 5/10/2019, 3:50 PM

Happy Otter Scripts Import Assist makes light work of it.

Even though I was using Vegas Pro 14 at the time, it works with Vegas Pro 13-453, too.

Eagle Six wrote on 5/10/2019, 3:54 PM

@dannybrowson your sample is 44 seconds, it took MediaER 3.5 seconds to convert it and you can batch process with this tool......your choice.

System Specs......
Corsair Obsidian Series 450D ATX Mid Tower
Asus X99-A II LGA 2011-v3, Intel X99 SATA 6 Gb/s USB 3.1/3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i7-6800K 15M Broadwell-E, 6 core 3.4 GHz LGA 2011-v3 (overclocked 20%)
64GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200
Corsair Hydro Series H110i GTX 280mm Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
MSI Radeon R9 390 DirectX 12 8GB Video Card
Corsair RMx Series RM750X 740W 80 Plus Gold power pack
Samsung 970 EVO NVMe M.2 boot drive
Corsair Neutron XT 2.5 480GB SATA III SSD - video work drive
Western Digitial 1TB 7200 RPM SATA - video work drive
Western Digital Black 6TB 7200 RPM SATA 6Bb/s 128MB Cache 3.5 data drive

Bluray Disc burner drive
2x 1080p monitors
Microsoft Window 10 Pro
DaVinci Resolve Studio 16 pb2
SVP13, MVP15, MVP16, SMSP13, MVMS15, MVMSP15, MVMSP16

Eagle Six wrote on 5/10/2019, 3:55 PM

Happy Otter Scripts Import Assist makes light work of it.

@john_dennis that is another good option, does HOS allow for batch processing, I think it does?

System Specs......
Corsair Obsidian Series 450D ATX Mid Tower
Asus X99-A II LGA 2011-v3, Intel X99 SATA 6 Gb/s USB 3.1/3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i7-6800K 15M Broadwell-E, 6 core 3.4 GHz LGA 2011-v3 (overclocked 20%)
64GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200
Corsair Hydro Series H110i GTX 280mm Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
MSI Radeon R9 390 DirectX 12 8GB Video Card
Corsair RMx Series RM750X 740W 80 Plus Gold power pack
Samsung 970 EVO NVMe M.2 boot drive
Corsair Neutron XT 2.5 480GB SATA III SSD - video work drive
Western Digitial 1TB 7200 RPM SATA - video work drive
Western Digital Black 6TB 7200 RPM SATA 6Bb/s 128MB Cache 3.5 data drive

Bluray Disc burner drive
2x 1080p monitors
Microsoft Window 10 Pro
DaVinci Resolve Studio 16 pb2
SVP13, MVP15, MVP16, SMSP13, MVMS15, MVMSP15, MVMSP16

john_dennis wrote on 5/10/2019, 4:22 PM

"...does HOS allow for batch processing..."

It will process all the files in the selected folder.

dannybrowson wrote on 5/10/2019, 4:36 PM

Happy Otter Scripts Import Assist makes light work of it.

Even though I was using Vegas Pro 14 at the time, it works with Vegas Pro 13-453, too.

Wow Thank you so much. I've just installed it and is working fine! Thank you so much!!!! Amazing software. Working perfectly with the setup you suggested me on the video!
Is HappeOtter Script programmed by you? Thank you again.. I think this solution will help many people and is not very popular. For eample is not suggested here.

Is free? Do I have to pay something? Very happy now. I can start editing this very old material.

@dannybrowson your sample is 44 seconds, it took MediaER 3.5 seconds to convert it and you can batch process with this tool......your choice.

I did a quick search to find the software. Ill try it out. If is fast as you mention it can help me. For now I'm going with the solution from john_dennis. I suggest to test the Happy Otter software.

john_dennis wrote on 5/10/2019, 4:43 PM

Happy Otter Scripts was/is being written by Wayne Waag. Some members of the forum had various degrees of input from trivial (myself) to quite a bit.

Eagle Six wrote on 5/10/2019, 5:11 PM

I think this solution will help many people and is not very popular. For eample is not suggested here.

I can not explain why it is not listed there other than maybe the list has not as yet been updated, or perhaps because Happy Otter Scripts is still in beta.

I have used HOS and other scripts by Wayne and found them to be excellent. But, I really don't have a use for any of the options other than to help others out, so sometimes I forget it is there. However, I think overall, it makes a great addition and I will most likely purchase it when Wayne makes the version 1 release.

System Specs......
Corsair Obsidian Series 450D ATX Mid Tower
Asus X99-A II LGA 2011-v3, Intel X99 SATA 6 Gb/s USB 3.1/3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i7-6800K 15M Broadwell-E, 6 core 3.4 GHz LGA 2011-v3 (overclocked 20%)
64GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200
Corsair Hydro Series H110i GTX 280mm Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
MSI Radeon R9 390 DirectX 12 8GB Video Card
Corsair RMx Series RM750X 740W 80 Plus Gold power pack
Samsung 970 EVO NVMe M.2 boot drive
Corsair Neutron XT 2.5 480GB SATA III SSD - video work drive
Western Digitial 1TB 7200 RPM SATA - video work drive
Western Digital Black 6TB 7200 RPM SATA 6Bb/s 128MB Cache 3.5 data drive

Bluray Disc burner drive
2x 1080p monitors
Microsoft Window 10 Pro
DaVinci Resolve Studio 16 pb2
SVP13, MVP15, MVP16, SMSP13, MVMS15, MVMSP15, MVMSP16

john_dennis wrote on 5/10/2019, 5:44 PM

"I can not explain why it is not listed there..."

Nick Hope has been bobbing around on an ocean for quite a while...

vkmast wrote on 5/10/2019, 6:41 PM

"I can not explain why it is not listed there..."

Like @john_dennis says Nick Hope may periodically be busy with other duties, so please note his first comment in the relevant FAQ thread. I'm sure proper "suggestions for additions via comments" there will be noted and considered in due time, especially if you add a tag @Nick Hope.

malowz wrote on 5/10/2019, 8:02 PM

if you enable mpg4 decoding in ffdshow VFW (you need the 64bit version installed) you can open directly in vegas. any vegas version i believe (mine is 14 and opened with ffvfw codec)

 

Nick Hope wrote on 5/10/2019, 11:10 PM

I added HOS in a few relevant FAQ posts but overlooked that one. I will get it added when back at a computer in a day or 2.

dannybrowson wrote on 5/11/2019, 4:30 AM

Feel in dept with the creator of Happy Otter.. when will be officially released I will give back.
Thank you guys

wwaag wrote on 5/11/2019, 4:15 PM

@dannybrowson

Glad you find it useful. The next version of HOS will be out in the next few days with quite a few bug ixes and some new features including a new MediaFinder tool. I am extending the beta period through 1 Aug as I intend a month long road trip starting in June (It's time to take a break when you start dreaming about coding. LOL.).