[vlc] Encoded/Saved Files Never Have Video

Hal Vaughan hal at thresholddigital.com
Mon Jan 19 07:12:12 CET 2009

On Wednesday 14 January 2009, Hal Vaughan wrote:
> This problem first showed up with .mts files, but I'm having the same
> problem with .mp4 files now.  I'm on Ubuntu Intrepid Linux and I have
> downloaded all the codecs.  Whenever I try to transcode a file in
> VLC, I end up with an output file with audio and no video.  I've
> fiddled with settings and tried different input files, but I never
> get video output.
> What do I need to do to make this work?

Previously someone told me what video codecs I needed to install to make 
this work.  I've installed them.

Is this not the right place to get help with this?

I'm using another program to transcode .mts files from my HD camcorder 
to MP4 because VLC just can't do the job, but that program won't let me 
convert the files from 16:9 to 4:3 so I can put them on DVD sfor other 
people.  I was hoping VLC could do that, but since it seems unable to 
transcode a file and produce video output, is there another program I 
should use, another place to get help, or something I need to try or 
specific output to look for that can help others who might know what is 

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