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Old May 2nd, 2008, 06:36 PM   #1
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Any suggestions on the best way to view m2t files outside of Vegas? I am experiencing the same stability issues that others have reported if I import too many clips into a project. Even though I take good notes on the content of my clips during capture, its still a timekiller to import a clip, preview, then decide its not the one you want, delete, etc. I tried using Google Picasa, it seems to play the file just fine but there is no way to fast forward or move to another part of the clip. Vegas Media Manager has been very buggy for me as well. Is there another program anyone is using?
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Old May 3rd, 2008, 12:07 AM   #2
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Art, I just use Windows Media Player. Just right click, open with, choose program and then choose Windows Media Player. You can make it your default player if you want. If you want to view it in Vegas you can go to the explorer window, click on the file and hit the play button on the toolbar above. You don't have to import or delete. A couple of options in case you haven't tried those.

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Old May 3rd, 2008, 09:31 PM   #3
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Mark - thanks for the tip! I've been using Vegas for 3 years and never knew you could play from the explorer tab. I guess I should read the manual once in awhile.
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Old May 5th, 2008, 12:21 AM   #4
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Old May 5th, 2008, 06:07 AM   #5
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I've been using Directory Opus for the bast 12 (or is it 15?) years. Inexpensive and brilliant in many, many ways.
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Old May 5th, 2008, 08:42 AM   #6
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Take a look at the media properties for your M2T files to see if they're being read by the transport-stream decoder (did you capture them in Vegas?). I say this because I've had well over a thousand M2T files on the timeline without issue before.
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Old May 7th, 2008, 10:07 PM   #7
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Matthew,
what would you expect to find when looking at the Event properties?

I have 24p m2t files shot with a V1U, captured in Vegas, that it read as 60i. If I change the Event Properties to 24p, I get stuttering playback.
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