Failed to open the MPEG encoder

Postby pjsemmer on Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:23 pm

Hello,

I've been using VideoStudio Pro X2 for the past 2 years and it has been working just fine since, up until mid last week. I was rolling right along, creating MPEG-2's of the Classic 39 Honeymooners episodes, until I got up to Episode 24, when I started getting the 'Failed to open the MPEG encoder' error message. I searched through this forum to find any possible solution and the only solutions I found were to check to see if the MPEG-2 encoder CODEC is installed, which it appears to be according to the InstalledCodec utility and to uninstall/reinstall VS, which I did. I still receive the same error message, however. What could cause it to go from working one moment, to not working the next?

I tried to attach a text file listing all of the installed codecs on my system, so you can look to see if the needed codecs are installed, however I was unable to attach the file...says 'extension not allowed'. Please let me know how to upload the file if you need to see it.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Failed to open the MPEG encoder

Postby Black Lab on Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:38 pm

What could cause it to go from working one moment, to not working the next?

Anything change on your system? Installed or uninstalled any software? Software updates, including automatic?
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Re: Failed to open the MPEG encoder

Postby pjsemmer on Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:03 pm

Black Lab wrote:
Anything change on your system? Installed or uninstalled any software? Software updates, including automatic?


Hi Jeff,

Nothing was updated at the moment that the problem occurred. I had just finished encoding one episode, then began the next one and got the error. I have Windows set to only download, but not install the latest updates.

The InstalledCodec utility does not show anything having changed since 9/29 of this year, up until I reinstalled X2 last night, which shows the Corel/Ulead codecs installed date of 12/12. What specific codec(s) would be used by X2 during an encoding of the MPEG-2 (I was using the MPEG Optimizer function in X2)? I see the Ulead MPEG Encoder, Ulead MPEG Audio Encoder, the Microsoft MPEG-2 Video Encoder and all are enabled.

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Re: Failed to open the MPEG encoder

Postby Black Lab on Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:13 pm

Just out of curiosity, have you tried creating an MPEG-2 of the next episode (#25) or any others?

What happens if you try to encode one of the sample clips provided by Corel?
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Re: Failed to open the MPEG encoder

Postby Ron P. on Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:16 pm

There is a folder called Common Files located in the Program Files folder. Many programs place shared files in this folder. Ulead (Corel) share the MPEG folder. C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\MPEG, which has the MPEG codecs for all their products.
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RESOLVED: Failed to open the MPEG encoder

Postby pjsemmer on Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:35 pm

Okay, it seems that I'm back in business.

I tried the suggestion from BlackLab to try another episode or try one of the sample clips. When I tried to import the clip from my ISO image, I was getting a very strange error when I clicked on 'Import from folder'. The error was 'Unspecified error. Report ID: 0x80004002(16386)'. Note, that this was after I de-installed and re-installed last night. I decided to go ahead and give re-installation a shot again. This time, after I de-installed VS, I ran CCleaner and removed the dead registry entries that referenced VS. After re-installing, I was able to import from my ISO image in the folder where I ripped them to. I then tried to encode to an MPEG-2 and this time it worked. Very odd, how it just stopped working, but it seems possible that there may have been a corrupt registry entry or something.

Anyway, thanks for your help and suggestions!

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