I save in MPEG and get DVD no matter what I try to save it as

FORUMS FORUMS 3D Animation I save in MPEG and get DVD no matter what I try to save it as

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    • #14270

      Ketre
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      I keep trying to render an animation. I’ve tried MPEG AVI and all I get is a file named 0000-0600.dvd and the animation won’t play. I don’t know what to do to change it I’ve gone over the settings several times. I disabled Sensei format, Its still making my MPEG choise into DVD format but I can play it now. Help I don’t want DVD…and I want to convert it to Gif, and yes I know I can open gifs in Blender but it won’t save or export as gif.

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      Yes, as you pointed out this is default Blender behaviour. It seems to do the same thing when I do it on Blender default or with Sensei Format. However the file I render will play whether it’s been rendered on Blender default or with Sensei Format. This is probably also the case on your computer and you are experiencing some other non related issue when you either rendered the first example or tried playing it.

      The .dvd thing may be a default Blender bug (or it may be expected behaviour, I’m not sure), I don’t think many people render out to MPEG anymore, so it may just not have been tested in a long time. Most people use .H264 if they’re going to render out to a compressed format (best for streaming services like youtube and modern software) or they use .avi raw if not compressed or just output to a folder of .png files for usually, the highest quality and most control with other professional software.

      I did notice that if in the output menu of the render tab in the properties panel, instead of just letting the file render to a folder, if you give it an actual name at the end of the folder location for instance if your output folder says “C:\Users\(user name)\Desktop” and you change this to say “C:\Users\(user name)\Desktop\MyMovie.mpeg” and include the output format you’ve also set it up to render as, it will render out to that extension (in this case mpeg).

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      Ketre
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      Thank you
      I will try that!

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