Video from 2000 imports fine but won't produce finished video

Hi - I’ve converted a few VHS videos from 2000 (taken by my stepfather) using something called Vidbox, a hardware piece that imports video from an analog signal into my Win 10 PC.

The videos play fine under VLC (in Windows) and are recognized by Fotomagico and import fine. I can play back the video in the edit screen no problems.

When I go to produce a final video it stops in the video encoding section, and throws an error (sorry forgot error code). Then the edit ‘window’ now has a big red ‘X’ in the edit screen (the thumbnails look fine).

Looking up the video codec I see it’s MPEG-PS if that makes any difference. I’ve pasted the MediaInfo video information below if that can help. Any pointers welcomed. Thanks!

Complete name : H:\VHS Videos to Include\0.0 Singapore Trip mom laughing garden DVD_211108_0_cut.mpg
Format : MPEG-PS
File size : 24.3 MiB
Duration : 24 s 458 ms
Overall bit rate mode : Constant
Overall bit rate : 8 327 kb/s

ID : 224 (0xE0)
Format : MPEG Video
Format version : Version 2
Format profile : Main@Main
Format settings : BVOP
Format settings, BVOP : Yes
Format settings, Matrix : Default
Format settings, GOP : M=3, N=15
Duration : 24 s 458 ms
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 8 000 kb/s
Width : 352 pixels
Height : 240 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 4:3
Frame rate : 29.970 (30000/1001) FPS
Standard : NTSC
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Compression mode : Lossy
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 3.160
Time code of first frame : 00:00:00:00
Time code source : Group of pictures header
GOP, Open/Closed : Open
GOP, Open/Closed of first frame : Closed
Stream size : 23.1 MiB (95%)
Color primaries : BT.470 System M
Transfer characteristics : BT.470 System M
Matrix coefficients : BT.470 System B/G

ID : 192 (0xC0)
Format : MPEG Audio
Format version : Version 1
Format profile : Layer 2
Duration : 24 s 432 ms
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 224 kb/s
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Sampling rate : 48.0 kHz
Frame rate : 41.667 FPS (1152 SPF)
Compression mode : Lossy
Delay relative to video : -33 ms
Stream size : 668 KiB (3%)

I’ll be looking to do something similar before too long with some VHS footage that I copied on to DVD disc many years ago. I think they are avi files.
I think it’s unlikely anyone on the forum can help you, suggest you contact Support. They are in Germany but usually respond very quickly.

Hi - I ended up solving it by taking the original files (all where only a minute or less in length) and using free software transcoding it to a .mov file (specifically, compatible with an iPhone 5 regarding overkill however VHS is something like 240p resolution).

I used VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate as it has a freemium model (no affiliation, here’s their website ) with the free version allowing up to 5 minutes of conversion, and lacks a batch processing function. At $40 for a single lifetime license it is a reasonable price.

Converted video imported and finished the final product fine.

@Dale_Yuzuki Glad to hear you found a solution. FotoMagico supports all video formats with codecs available for macOS. There is no codec for MPEG-PS for macOS. VLC comes with an MPEG-PS codec included which is not available separately.