I suppose there is no real 'fix' to this issue. I have several MPEG files that use AC3 2 channel audio. MP5 has the button to 'find 3rd party codec'. I have several AC3 codecs installed including the open source version. Perhaps MP5 just can't decide which to use, but MP5 never finds one to use. I just get the notorious (not responding). I can end this with the Task manager.
With more camcorders now recording in MPEG2 with AC3, MP5 needs native AC3 support. Not 3rd party. There's even a few camcorders out now with AC3 5.1.
MP5 includes many advanced editing capabilities, but seems to be behind the curve with audio support.
Re:MP5 (not responding) with 3rd party codec search
I have the same problem with find codec causing MP5 to hang. In my case I was trying to use VOB files from my hdd that were created with Pinnacle Studio 9. I tried leaving it running all night but it was still hourglassing next morning. Seems like there is an underlying problem in MP5 and it does seem to be audio related as the VOB files do show video if you hover the mouse over the icon or drag it to the timeline and preview it.
It seems that the workaround to my problem is to install the AC3 filter from
With the filter installed, MP5 finds the codec immediately and pops up a window asking if you want to use it.
Re:MP5 (not responding) with 3rd party codec searc
Yes, I suspected that was the issue. Nevertheless, I don't have the problem with any other software, so I guess you're capturing in analogue mode and they are using digital capture, which seems to make sense. Any chance of a patch to enable this?
Hi, All I had a problem importing vob. files in that MP5 would only find the codec for the first vob.So now instead sliding files over I use dvd decryter in IFO mode making sure I go too tools, settings and set file splitting to none.Now with only the one vob. MP5 is happy and I am happy to wait for a patch to solve this multiple vob. problem.