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I have a Satellite STB which saves .mpg files.

I can't play them through vlc and avidemux gives me a blurred output?

Is there any way I can edit these recordings?

EDIT: Here is a link to a very short clip in this format (6.6MB).

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mediainfo output:

Complete name                            : CCTV-11[02JUN2012-183712].mpg
Format                                   : MPEG-PS
File size                                : 3.94 GiB
Duration                                 : 1h 43mn
Overall bit rate mode                    : Variable
Overall bit rate                         : 5 473 Kbps

ID                                       : 234 (0xEA)
Format                                   : MPEG Video
Format version                           : Version 2
Format profile                           : Main@Main
Format settings, BVOP                    : Yes
Format settings, Matrix                  : Custom
Format settings, GOP                     : M=3, N=12
Duration                                 : 1h 43mn
Bit rate mode                            : Variable
Bit rate                                 : 5 108 Kbps
Maximum bit rate                         : 10 000 Kbps
Width                                    : 720 pixels
Height                                   : 576 pixels
Display aspect ratio                     : 4:3
Frame rate                               : 25.000 fps
Standard                                 : PAL
Color space                              : YUV
Chroma subsampling                       : 4:2:0
Bit depth                                : 8 bits
Scan type                                : Interlaced
Scan order                               : Top Field First
Compression mode                         : Lossy
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)                       : 0.493
Stream size                              : 3.68 GiB (93%)

ID                                       : 192 (0xC0)
Format                                   : MPEG Audio
Format version                           : Version 1
Format profile                           : Layer 2
Duration                                 : 1h 43mn
Bit rate mode                            : Constant
Bit rate                                 : 256 Kbps
Channel(s)                               : 2 channels
Sampling rate                            : 48.0 KHz
Compression mode                         : Lossy
Delay relative to video                  : -921ms
Stream size                              : 189 MiB (5%)
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I'm not sure, but I think .mpg is just a container which can contain different codecs. To diagnose your problem, could you maybe post some more information on the video? Running MediaInfo and posting the output here will help people to answer your question. – Saaru Lindestøkke Feb 7 '13 at 16:40
@BartArondson done – jsj Feb 7 '13 at 16:48
OK, not sure what it might be... but googling around shows that someone else had the same problem and fixed it with a remux to mkv. As Avidemux is also showing you a weird output I'm guessing the stream might be damaged (no idea, just a guess). Look here on how to repair it. – Saaru Lindestøkke Feb 7 '13 at 21:15
@BartArondson ProjectX demuxed the video correctly, but the demuxed audio stutters constantly.. now i'm looking for a tool to demux the audio correctly – jsj Feb 9 '13 at 6:11
@BartArondson I added a link to an example file – jsj Feb 9 '13 at 11:03

Okay this has a stupid answer.

I installed the ubuntu-restricted-extras package and avidemux opens this file fine now.

Looks like I didn't have the right codecs.

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Don't forget to mark this answer as accepted, such that this question is marked as answered. – Saaru Lindestøkke Feb 9 '13 at 22:46

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