>Why convert .dv to .dv? You said you had problematic AVI, and my suggestion
>was only for the problematic AVIs.
The original files were DV-type2 and had an extension of .dv.  I took what you had suggested me and adapted it for my files.

>Are you certain that the original .dv files were really Raw DV? What created
>them?
No, they were (AFAIK) DV-type2 files, I thought.  That is how I meant to capture them, but yes the extension is a bit suspect.  I captured/created them in Kino.  Here is a file listing for one (I tried a few more and they all gave the same output)
$ file clip.dv
clip.dv: DIF (DV) movie file (NTSC)

If the original file worked and was reencoded, why would its output file not work?  Should I try to reencode them differently?  Am I not working with DV-type2 (AVI) here at all but with raw DV?  And does it matter?
Should i recapture the footage as a different file or in KDEnlive rather than in Kino?

On 10/9/07, Dan Dennedy < dan@dennedy.org> wrote:
On Monday 08 October 2007, el jefe delito wrote:
>   >You can try to convert to raw DV:
>   >ffmpeg -i bad.avi -vcodec copy -acodec copy good.dv
>
> I tried the above line with this script:
>
> [code]
>   #!/bin/bash
>   for fname in *.dv
>   do
>           /usr/bin/ffmpeg -i $fname -vcodec copy -acodec copy
> $fname.reenc.dv
>   done
> [/code]

Why convert .dv to .dv? You said you had problematic AVI, and my suggestion
was only for the problematic AVIs.

> and each file was made/encoded.  Then I copied the original files to a
> subfolder and removed all of the extraneous endings ".reenc.dv" from my
> newly reencoded files, to get them back to their original names.  Then I
> tried to open the project file in Kdenlive, and i got an error (well, like
> 15 of them):
> "The file _____.dv is not a valid video file for KDEnlive"

Are you certain that the original .dv files were really Raw DV? What created
them?