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Can someone point me to a 64-bit MPEG2 codec for Windows 7? I am trying to read some big MPEG2 files using MATLAB's VideoReader. I get an error saying I should install a MPEG-2 codec, but I haven't been able to find a 64-bit codec for Windows 7.

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What about converting the video to another format (or would that potentially change the pixels too much). If this would be an option for you, you could use ffmpeg cli: It is very fast and easy to convert various video files, while preserving the original quality.

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That is a great suggestion. Quality isn't too important - I just need to see the orientation of the main object in the video. I found this example of how to convert MPEG-2 to MPEG-1 which I hope will work!… – KAE Sep 28 '12 at 14:40
Wow, that worked like a charm. You solved a week long problem for me. Turned out the command format should be, ffmpeg -i myMpeg2File.mpg -target ntsc-vcd -y myMpeg1File.mpg – KAE Sep 28 '12 at 15:56
That's nice to hear! Gl! – Vincent Sep 28 '12 at 18:04

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