Name: Pete O'Malley
Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2002 at
Hi I have got some old jpeg pictures that wont show in any program
I have. I have been told the header is corrupted?? Would your program be of
any help? Thanks Pete O'Malley
You can click File|Import|Bitmap... menu item and try to see any thumbnails
for your damaged files. If it is possible, AVIedit will show the picture and
will import or convert it. If no thumbnails, then probably it won't help.
Sometimes when you save pictures off the web, the error messages (404 not
found and other) seem to be saved instead of real file contents. You can
try to rename your jpeg files to .html and run (click) them. Your browser
will load the file as if it is plain text. For a true jpeg files you will
see JFIF word near to file start and lots of garbage next to it. If you
see anything else, then maybe the files are really broken. (Hint: send us
one or two...)
Location: St. Cloud, Florida
Date: Monday, October 21, 2002 at
Hi. When I try to open Divx Player 2.0 Alpha I get a window that
says it has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down. When I click
on details it reads,"DIVX PLAYER 2 executed an invalid instruction in module
DIVX PLAYER 2.0 ALPHA.EXE at 017f:001226d9. How do I get my Divx to work? I
tried to download the program again and the same message pops up. Can you help
me plese? I would really appreciate it.
Sorry - we are in no way connected to DivX team. You must ask them
for support of their products, not AM Software.
October 17, 2002 at 18:39:53
i have a avi file i am splitting but after the split it,s size is
about 20gb and i am using compression.the original file is 696MB,how can i
reduce the output file to be half the original file os=xp
It looks like you did not use any compression, or selected the wrong codec.
Your file size probably tells it is DivX or MPEG4 encoded movie. That
means, you need either to save it using "no recompression" option, or
use the same compressor (DivX), not the Cinepak, Indeo nor MS Video 1 etc.
"No recompression" option often disappears, if you delete the key
frames in a wrong way. Please read this for more information about key
and delta frames: http://www.am-soft.ru/articles/drepair/index.html
Anyway, compressed file shouldn't be such a huge...
Wednesday, October 16, 2002 at 19:07:47
When I capture my footage frames are being dropped. Am I missing
Please read our FAQ section about capture performance. When you report dropped
frames, please include more information about your video properties and hardware
you're trying to use. Otherwise it is hard to tell a working solution...
October 14, 2002 at 22:40:45
Hi, I am trying to use AVIedit for the first time and am having
trouble creating a movie with more than NN frames. I have 1000 frames that I
would like to include in a movie and have been using the following procedure:
Go to file, import, find the directory, select all the files, click on save.
This procedure produces an avi with only NN frames. Is there some way I can
adjust this limit? Or am I not using the tool correctly? Thanks. Darrell
What a beloved question ;)
You're doing all Ok, however you're not registered yet. AVIedit lets you
try this feature out, and when you need more imports you can register it, or
simply join the smaller movies together (File|Append...)
concord, nc usa
Date: Thursday, October 10, 2002 at
I am trying to get the subtitles out of a movie that I downloaded
from kazaa any ideas
You can crop the movie (see Process|Crop/resize menu item) and then export
entire movie to new avi file. However this would require re-compression of
the video, and quality will decrease a bit. Also it is possible to use Layer
feature to "paint" over the subtitles, also with the export.
In fact, you can not avoid file re-compression. If you do afford this, then start
Tuesday, October 8, 2002 at 12:15:36
Can somebody help me????:( I want to burn movies in Avi formats to
CD and whatch it on DVD ! How i do it ????
Maybe try out http://www.vcdhelp.com ?
We are not generally focused on CD or DVD playback, so it seems that
a special site would help a lot.
Date: Friday, October 4, 2002 at
I have a problem When i try to play an AVI file i get the error:
"Cannot play back the video stream: no suitable decompressor could be found"
What should I doo? / where can I download the stinking decompressor ????
Thanks if you respond me
A few steps required...
Open your file
Click Edit|Info menu item
Look for video compression format label
Visit our site FourCC section and find your codec name
Download it, or use search engines to find it somewhere
Name: Merle VanDyke
Seattle, WA USA
Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2002 at
I have a DC30Plus Video Capture Card. I am trying to get past the
2 GB file limit. I have available win95, win98 winME or winXP. Can sometime
give me information as to what best OS to use, and what software would work.
My present working knowledge is that Pinnacle software won't support files
greater than 2 GB. Thanks for any help.
AVIedit tries to work around 2GB file size limit by multiple capture sessions.
You will have as many avi files as you want, up to 2GB each, resulting in
unlimited total size. Besides of AVI file format limitation, you need NTFS
to read and write files bigger than 4GB. Win9x OS do not support NTFS.
Please note that for getting Pinnacle software support you must contact
Pinnacle, not us. Isn't that obvious ?
Date: Friday, September 27, 2002 at 04:30:31
hi! i try and open an avi file and i get the error message
"warning- no suitable decompressor found" and all i get is the sound for the
video but no picture. please help!
See our FAQ please and RTFM ;)
Friday, September 20, 2002 at 22:27:00
Please help, I have a AMD Athlon C 1.2GHz, 256MB DDR RAM, 60GB
HDD, ATI Radeon 7200 DDR VIVO video card, C-Media on board sound, Soyo Dragon
Plus mobo, and WinXP. I am capturing from my VCR to my video card and sound
card. In overlay mode I can see the picture perfectly and everything works
fine, in preview mode the image stops while the sound continues. The recorded
.AVI file is the same way, a still image with recorded sound. The only thing
that AVIDiag told me is that I am missing cachex.dll and midcx0nt.dll. I do
not think these are the problem as I temporarily got the program to work but
do not know how. Other DV programs I have installed behave the same way.
Please help. Thanks -Keith- ps. if there are any readers who are not the
AVIEdit support staff, feel free to respond with suggestions.
The same question was replied by e-mail... Just a few quotes here:
Preview mode works mainly for Video for Windows capture and it means
the video-to-screen delivery is not handled by hardware. Normally you
should never have to use this mode, except for very buggy drivers or
something like this, when your hardware is not set up properly.
Regarding .dll's you mentioned, they're not mandatory and refer to [maybe]
beta version of XP when the AVIdiag was written for first time. You know
there are listed not all existing libraries, rather they are most
important but some .dll's were included because of no further information
about them available. Better we include a three or five redundant system files,
rather than skip one really important...
Probably working in WDM capture mode would be better (or the only)
chance, and update of both ATI driver, DirectX (from 8.0
to 8.0a or 8.1) and DirectMedia is highly suggested.
Thursday, September 19, 2002 at 03:09:19
Hi just one problem (maybe i´m too censored) I want to resize and
save the whole avi-video from 320x224 to 160x112, so that the saved or
exported file is much smaller in dimensions and size...
For this task you need to select all streams, click Process|Crop/resize menu item,
check scale cropped to option and enter desired new dimensions. Then,
use export to avi file to get resized clip. By the way, the frame resize is not
the only way to decrease the file size, and perhaps not the best way.
Name: ALLAN SMITH
Date: Friday, September 13, 2002 at
Can anyone help i have the privelege of some Kinora reels from
1898 with roughly 600 images on each i have scanned roughly 300 of one reel
and stored as bitmap files I now wish to have them running at roughly 12
frames per second to store on cd can anyone tell me how this can be done this
is purely for conservation any help would be greatly appreciated. ALLAN
Start AVIedit, click File|Import|Bitmap Images, set custom frames speed of
12 fps, click Ok, select desired images, click Save, choose compression type,
wait while it finishes and that's all.
Date: Thursday, September 5, 2002 at
Hi there. I have a DivX video with raw PCM audio, but when i
convert the audio to MP3, the video becomes out of sync! HELP!
Try using interleave factor of 1:1 and maybe avoid using odd sampling
frequencies (22050 and 44100 are good, but 32000 is not). If neither helps,
after compression and save change the header of avi file so that video stream
is played faster or slower, depending on what type of desync you have seen.
Typically a change about 0.01% is very enough. Please note that is hardware
Wednesday, September 4, 2002 at 07:09:45
i am using your avi edit software and im confused why it always
generates an error and the program jsut halts. my pc is 512mb of ram plus
pentium 4 runing on win2k. and the avi that i am editting is about 100mb i
just want to resize it from 432x320 to 320x240 resolution and i just went to
the pROCESS MENU, RESIZE then checked checkbox SCALE CROPPED TO and set width
and height as 320x240 then when i saved the avi i used divx 5.02 then when it
saves, after a few seconds it generates that error. any possible ideas?
There is only one idea. First of all, download and install any 3.x or 4.x version
of the DivX codec (suggested are 3.11a or 4.12). Next, do exactly the same as
you did while using the DivX 5 (scale, save etc.) and now you will see it does
not fail. The answer is quite obvious...
Toronto, ON Canada
Date: Thursday, August 29, 2002 at
When I try to import a mpg file into Premier 6.0 it gives me an
"Unable to open file...unsupported file" error message. The mpg was captured
using ATI Multimedia Centre. It is a recording of an entire tape. It is 4gigs.
Please help. peace. bking
Please contact either Adobe or ATI for support of their product, and also
for interchange issues resolve.
Name: Gordon Smith
August 28, 2002 at 15:40:41
How can I split an avi file coded with DX50? Virtualdub which I
usually use, does not have the codec. Is there any other software which can do
Please note we do not support Virtual Dub. You must contact the author or the
support team of VD. DX50 means DivX 5.x codec and perhaps all you need is add
this codec to your system.
Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 15:27:05
How can I reverse the frames of a movie so that it plays
backwards? Cheers, Paul.
When you export a series of frames, hold down SHIFT key while you click Export
frame icon on toolbar. Or, use Options|Preferences dialog box, Export tab, and
change the frame enumeration order...
Name: Derek Hall
fort worth, TX UNITED STATES
Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at
I tried joining 2 files together and both were the same bitrate
and everything but When i preview the movie nothing is there not even the
sound. I tried using the timeline but it gives me the error "can't load file
name "err=0x414d0002 am i doing something wrong or is this not the right type
You're using an outdated AVIedit version, because this error occured only for
MotionJPEG compressed avi files (vids:mjpg) and in Timeline only, while the
picture was Ok in main AVIedit window. Updated AVIedit offers the same MJPG
decoder in Timeline and this error will not occur again.
Name: John Willing
Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 00:16:51
Hi AVIedit Team I would like to scale a 10fps movie up to 25fps,
keeping the audio and actual length as it is. is there an easy way to do this?
Thanks for any help. J.
First you must agree that it is impossible to get missing 15 frames from nowhere.
In AVIedit you can produce (at export time) more than a single frame out of
source video frame. In your case you can ask 2 or 3 output frames per bitmap,
which will result in 20 or 30 frames made from 10 source frames. If you set
the higher fps (20 or 30 fps) then video and audio will be kept in sync. However
the in-frame movement will remain choppy, because the two or three frames are
exactly the same. To get some smoother movement, you would need to average
or interpolate the frames, but this probably would decrease video sharpness.
Unfortunately you can't do averaging in current AVIedit...
Name: Alex Kidd
Mexico City, DF Mexico
Date: Friday, August 23, 2002 at
I've tried to record my video with stereo sound even i selected
(i.example mp3 codec 128 stereo,or any other)the resulting video has Mono
sound 11 khz always...I've recorded videos with stereo sound but with other
aplications but they sound very "softened", what i'm doing wrong?
Microsoft said in their Video for Windows technical docs, you can only use
such a compressed audio formats in realtime capture that are supported directly
by hardware. If no hardware audio compression is supported for chosen
format, the closest "raw" one is selected. Your audio card does not support
realtime MP3 compression in hardware, so the capture engine drops down to the
best match - PCM uncompressed with nearly the same data rate...
You need to capture audio without compression, and compress it later after
editing etc. This will offer both the higher sound quality and less "out of sync"
of video and audio tracks.
kc , mo usa
Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2002 at
I have a logitech webcam and recorded a 2.2 gig movie and i cant
view it because its corrupt. Pleasee help me.
Maybe DivFix utility will help you. It can re-create an index part of your
file, and also update the file header so it looks more healthy.
Wednesday, August 21, 2002 at 00:36:57
Your software is really something! One question... I pointed to my
Photoshop plugins directory is specified in the help file, but when I loaded
AVIEdit, I was getting an error that PLUGIN.DLL was missing, so I found a copy
of it online and put it in my system folder. Now when I load AVIEdit, the
error says "The procedure entry point PIZNoteAlert could not be located in the
dynamic link library PLUGIN.DLL". Is there something I'm missing here? Win2K,
PIII 900Mhz Thanks, Drew
The problem is that not all Photoshop (tm) filters are suitable to use
within AVIedit. You can not use import and export filters, color pickers
and other filters except effects. They are the only supported kind of
Photoshop (tm) plug-ins. Also you must keep in mind that AVIedit offers
a limited sub-set of services that plug-in may require to work. AVIedit
does not support colorspace conversion for plug-ins, and some other
features available only in "true" Photoshop application. Some plug-ins may
pop up a message about lack of functionality of AVIedit as a host application.
Finally, there are at least two types of plugin.dll - one is designed for
Adobe Premiere, the other is for Adobe Photoshop. They can not be used to
replace each other, and you may get some errors at AVIedit startup time. This
is because it scans plugun folder for filters and tries to load them.
You know, AVIedit currently includes 3 simple *.8bf filters that do not
require plugin.dll at all, though they are only 6KB in size (!) - this means
it is possible to create, find or develop the filters that are host
application independent and do not use proprietary code (plugin.dll is
property of Adobe, Inc.)
Date: Monday, August 19, 2002 at
I am trying AviEdit 3.35 to convert a set of BMP files into an AVI
video. There are about 200 BMP images that should be converted. I am using a
list file. Unfortunately, AviEdit only includes the first 70 (or so, the
number is varying!) into the AVI. As the output AVI is uncompressed, it is
then about 85 MB large. Help on the question why AviEdit does not convert all
of the images into the AVI is greatly appreciated! Yours, Christian
Please register your AVIedit and enjoy the full images import :)
We smile just because this question is very popular here.
aus, vic australia
Date: Sunday, August 18, 2002 at
how do i set the interleave factor in aviedit?.. and has
got more creditentials other then aviedit, I am a begginer programmer and I
like his code writing skills.
When you click File|Save As, you will be asked about compression. If your
video includes two and more streams (at least one video and one audio stream)
then you will be prompted on interleave factor (measured in frames).
TORONTO, ONT CANADA
Date: Thursday, August 15, 2002 at
Unable to open "filename.avi" 0x80040154. Use AVIDIAG check it and
generate a log file. Can you help me? I
forgot stop the recording by "ESC" key. And the file reach 2.5GB, the disk
full too. So it stop by no free space in HDD. How can I restore that
Short answer is, you can't restore the entire file.
Long answer is, using a HEX editor you can enter the header
information, fill in blanks and then try to save file with a new
name. However, since no index part was written, the file is almost
broken. If you can, better you do recapture. To ensure the file
is small to fit the drive, please set an appropriate time limit in
AVIedit Capture Options dialog box.
In some rare cases it is possible to recover avi file manually; but
this may require to have the file ready on our local drive and the
cost of this horrific job would be not affordable...
Name: John Ahlander
Date: Thursday, August 15, 2002 at 08:52:26
I've downloaded and installed AVIEdit 3.36 (I think) and it does
everything I hoped, except... ...everytime I try to print a frame, it comes
out all black. When I export the frame, it look fine and I can print it from
another view application. However, when I try to print the frame directly from
AVIEdit, it comes out black. I've tried it on two different printers and same
result. Any ideas?
It should work; however obviously there is either some mistake in settings or
maybe in AVIedit print engine internals. We will check it again. Thank you.
Baltimore, MD USA
Date: Thursday, August 15, 2002 at
Your help file indicates that saving/exporting can cause the
resulting file to be four times larger, but it doesn't tell how to avoid this
other than compressing all quality out of the image? Why can't I simply cut
off the end of an avi video without increasing the file size?
You can. However you should be skilled enough to work gently with so-called
key frames. When you do accurate edits, "no recompression" option does not
disappear at save time, and the saved result is never larger than source.
On the other hand, when saving a file with compression, you may wish to
change key frames interval. Enable this option using Options|ICM dialog box,
and every time you save the file you will be able to define large key frames
interval, which in turn makes the file smaller. Read more about DivX files
editing and repair, and see a short story about key and delta frames here:
Name: John Oslund
Arlingon, Tx USA
Date: Tuesday, August 13, 2002 at
Just got AVIedit to split divx movies for burn, but I just don't
understand the process as I am a newbie would someone please explain the steps
like you would to a two year old... much appriciated.
Please excuse our bad joke... Click F1, Click Contents, Click How Do I...
then maybe e-mail us if it failed somewhere.
August 10, 2002 at 22:55:45
This may have been answered before, but I can't see it here. I
have AVIedit v 0.2 to split an AVI filebut got the error "AVI internal". The
clip is 699mb in size with dvx 3 codec. Wanted to split for cd burn. Any help
Most likely, the errors reported as internal are codec related. The standard
does not declare exact error codes for codec-specific problems caused by their
nature (for example, odd frame sizes, wrong color space, wrong bit depth etc.)
Therefore AVIedit can't report any readable error message. When you see internal
error, try to change the codec and/or try the same operation (edit, save) on
different files. This may help you locate the source of the problem.
By the way, what's v 0.2 of AVIedit ? We had no such a product...
Name: Bob Ward
Portsmouth, Va USA
Date: Friday, August 9, 2002 at
Like your program to extract frames. My AVI is 2GB 16749 Frames,
only plays up to 8574 and than blank. Plays fine in media player and movie
player but same thing in IrfanView Player. Works great other than this. Is
there a max of frames of a AVI file? Thanks.
We tested AVIedit on a two-hour videos - that means, about 180,000 frames.
It works... However, the size of your file might cause the problem. Normally
AVIedit would read up to 2GB files, but if your file uses OpenDML extensions
and contains more than a single RIFF data block, then AVIedit will read
only the frames covered by 1st such a block. If avi file does not use ODML
extensions, then reading of 2GB file should be fine.
Name: Andrew Gale
San Antonio, TX USA
Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2002 at
I tried to open a AVI file. AVIEdit complains: Unable to open
"filename.avi" 0x80040154. Anybody seen a listing of error codes?
The list of error codes is just huge to provide it here. You can see it
in any current programming development environment for Windows (like
MS VC++, Borland C++ etc.) - see file winerror.h
In your case it means "class that can handle avi files is not registered".
Run our AVIdiag utility and watch for "Can't read key" errors in the
log file. Then restore these registry entries to their default values.
Name: tim maher
Swansea, Wales UK
Date: Tuesday, August 6, 2002 at
Hi, I have an Avi file which stops half way through abd
returns to the beginning. Can you please help??? Thanks
Please drop us an e-mail regarding what type of help you'd expect.
There are lots of strange avi files flying around there. Maybe you
got one - now what...
Savannah, Ga USA
Date: Monday, August 5, 2002 at
I have recently put together movie clips using your software(AVI
Edit). But I have come across a problem with adding a title to my new movie.
The strangest thing happened. The title was shown along with the music from
movie clip but I did not see the picture from the movie clip. Some how I
managed to merge the title with the movie clip. How do I just put the title at
the begin of the movie clip. Please explain the process in simple, easy to
follow steps for I am very slow at techincal stuff.
Please save your project and send us the .prj file. Add a few comments to
let us know where is the title, main movie etc.
Name: d4rk 4nge1
Date: Saturday, August 3, 2002 at
Hi there, I am not an expert for DV, but I like AVIEdit for
shortening movies to make them fit on a single CD. But, with a couple of files
I get the AVIERR_ERROR when cutting of the end of a file without
recompression. I did it the way you say here, searching for the last keyframe
to keep and cut behind it (with shift del for the audio stream to be cut as
well). Saving, AVIERR_ERROR. I tried to cut the end of the movie including the
keyframe, but the problem still remains. My codecs are alltogether ok, it is
an DiVX 5.0 coded video, I am using DiVX 5.0.2 pro. Any idea? Thanks in
advance, I like your program, but this problem really p1ss3s me off ;-)
Normally when AVIedit faces an error condition, it pops more or less meaningful
message box. However sometimes the error can not be classified and it is
reported as "noname" error. Often a codec internal errors and file structure
damages cause that message. You can see the Help file for error messages
and how to avoid them, but in your case there is one important detail -
you're using DivX version 5.
You must know that this codec is not fully
Video for Windows compliant, the DivX 5 developers team does not offer the
source code and does not respond to e-mails. Such a way, the debugging is
impossible and de-compilation is useless. Often we suggest the following: try
DivX 3.11a or DivX 4.12, create the same-size file and try the same edits.
Most likely, you will see no troubles. Unfortunately in your case if you
already have DivX 5 encoded movie, you can't replace it with one
compressed with former versions of codec.
Location: WPG, MB
Date: Friday, August 2, 2002 at 22:27:46
This is me again. When I told that AVIEdit could not play a file
and the comment was "video not availabble, can not find vids:MP42
decompressor" I had no intention to abuse you in any way. Sound is played but
no video. At the same time WindowsMediaplayer which is installed (same
computer) plays same video. A compressor used for this video was Windows
Mpeg-4 video - 2 Your Videoedit version: 3.36 Moreover, I'd like to say that I
was impressed by the quality of "The Lord of the Rings" compressed by DivX and
recorded on a regular CD(1h 30min!!! per 1 CD). Only 129Kb/sec but
unbelievable clarity. Like on Hi-Resol. TV. Just unbelievable. PS. I tryed "to
repeat" such a record.. but no success. Can not resolve the problem how they
did it :( ... Only 129 Kb/sec... Digital VideoCamera output stream is 3.5
MB/sec and it is almost of SAME quality!!!!... HOW??? WHY??? But at least it
shows up the ability of the DivX codec to produce fabulous(!)
No problem with us. We said what we said :) When you see "can not find..."
message, you must install a codec first, then try again. AVIedit and Mediaplayer
use different codecs type (Video for Windows and DirectShow) because one is
more suitable for editing, the other is better for playback. Mediaplayer can
download some codecs silent from its "mom site", but AVIedit never connects to the
internet and expects that only you manage your codecs set. On the other hand,
some codecs can not be downloaded from Microsoft web site and, after all, they
can someday stop these free downloads. We think, AVIedit is more independent
and flexible in this case.
Regarding your DV vs. DivX comparison, they use very different compression
schemes (see our Articles area about DivX repair and editing). DV is
very suitable for computer based editing while DivX is rather a storage format. In
other words, the processing should be done in DV or MJPG, but final movie
can be saved to DivX or even Windows Media or Real Media. These formats are
like one-way ticket, you can't edit clips further without a significant video
quality loss. This is why you can save but should never touch that movie
once it gets saved so highly compressed...
Name: Rick Knight
Des Plaines, IL USA
Date: Thursday, August 1, 2002 at
I want to add a caption to a short clip, but can't seem to figure
out how. How do I do it?
You can insert a single frame with desired caption made in Windows Paint as a
.bmp file, or you can use Layer filter, or you can use TextFX filter. Also
it is possible to create titles from scratch and then append the rest of your
Name: Rick Knight
Des Plaines, IL USA
Date: Thursday, August 1, 2002 at
Evaluation in progress. So far, so good, but some problems with
the help facility.
There are no perfect Help files on the Earth :)
Both the AVIedit and its help file get constantly changed, so there might be
some minor mismatches. However it is still worth reading. If only all our
users have 19" displays, we could place all help pages right on the dialog
Name: yogesh kantaria
Singapore, Singapore Singapore
Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2002 at
My PC environment is as follows: CPU: P4 OS: Win XP Home CD Drive:
CD-RW Problem: I have installed AVIedit 3.36 version and loaded AVI
files(captured by Windows Movie Maker) into AVIedit. When I was trying to play
it, it gives me error that "VIDS.DVSD" is not found. Also in the main window
of AVIedit, it shows textual content but doesn't show any images or movie that
I have loaded. Please note that when I used Nero or Movie Maker I am able to
play AVI files and see movies. Appreciate your help.
This means that you do not have Video for Windows software DV codec installed.
DVSD is its label AKA fourcc. You can download the codec from www.mainconcept.com
or from www.adaptec.com (it is included into Adaptec 1394 cards driver packs)
or from www.canopus.com (bundled with their NLE boards) and so on.
Movie Maker uses the codec available in DirectShow. (Or maybe try to render
your clip into different compressed format, not to DV).
Name: Sudheer Prabhu
Karwarq, Karnataka India
Date: Friday, July 26, 2002 at
How to convert a directory containing jpeg files to a avi format.
Is there any software available for download?
Open that directory, select the files and voila
Or you can run dir /b *.jpeg > list.txt and then import that
Tuesday, July 16, 2002 at 05:36:17
Hey AM Software! AVIEdit is my favourite AVI editor along with
V'Dub but I have a problem. How do I fade in and fade out with
http://www.am-softhome.com/articles/fade/index.html and the same works
for video clips.
Date: Monday, July 15,
2002 at 10:44:07
I got a video out as 'avi ntcs' with ulead from my camcorder, got
2 pieces, one is 3gb and another is 12gb. I went into compressing 3gb piece
with AVIedit, after first having to use DV converter to get it readable for
AVIedit and then having to install the dv codec for AVIedit to be able to read
the file it had just converted. Now as I am finally in the conversion part it
stops in 'save as' after 15% to 'out of memory' error. Ive tried 3 different
compresions. AVIEdit converted dv file is currently my only version now, what
The problem is that you can't handle such a large files in one run with
AVIedit. Converter makes AVI Type 2 for you, which has editable audio track,
but it does nothing with file size. AVIedit itself offers some features to
work around 2GB file size limit; however when other tools create large avi's
most likely they will use OpenDML extensions to AVI file format. In this case
a large file includes two or more RIFF AVI compliant sub-blocks, but AVIedit
will read only the first - in your case it seems it is about 15% of size.
Please either do not use OpenDML extensions, or keep files under 2GB in size
at capture time, or maybe use Ulead software for further editing, then transfer
files to AVIedit for compression.
Virginia Beach, VA USA
Date: Saturday, July 13, 2002 at
I am trying to add part of a song to my avi movie. However, the
song is longer than the movie. I was wondering if there was a way to trim the
song in order to fit the movie. Can I do this in AVIEdit, or do I need to find
another program to do this?
Yes and no. You can use other software, for example CoolEdit or SoundForge,
to do many editing tasks including but not limited to cut-off's.
In AVIedit, you can select a piece of audio track and delete it the same
way you would use to edit video. That is, click on the audio track, then
scroll to the end of desired selection and click with SHIFT key. You will see
dark blue outline of the selection (in default Windows color scheme).
Tuesday, July 9, 2002 at 20:28:01
simple question. where can i find an audio codec for dolby 5.1
surround, if there even is one? this movie is annoying me!
Probably the same web site where you got the movie should provide you
with the codec... Unfortunately we do not offer any codec downloads at
this time. You can visit Google search engine, www.google.com and
type the codec name there. It is very likely that one will be found.
Name: S. Rhoads
prince george , BC Canada
Date: Monday, July 8, 2002 at
Im trying to burn movies i have downloaded off of Kazaa and i need
them to be in MPEG format and i cant find anything that works could u please
help me to find a converting program
Most popular web site for MPEG related links and software is www.mpeg.org -
it is currently a bit outdated but you still can find there avi2mpeg
and other software that helps you to convert to and from MPEG.
However, we do not see any reason to convert to MPEG1 and MPEG2, while you
can use MPEG4 avi codec.
Date: Thursday, July 4, 2002 at
Hello, just dl'ed AVI edit to see if it would work with my
pinnacle dc10 plus video board since their studio software is absolute cr@p.
Unfortunately I keep getting the capture driver not connected error... I read
through the forum and dont quite understand HOW I can get AVi edit to work
with the drivers of this board. I'm thinking that it just wont work. Is there
a way out?
When you use Pinnacle VfW capture driver there is no need to do something
special in AVIedit in order to get it work. However for some long time Pinnacle
did not offer any driver for Windows NT/2000/XP, and the customers... mmm...
said offending words to Pinnacle... Finally the driver and Studio7 software was
released. But, since these operating systems do not support drivers other than WDM (Windows
Driver Model) it is expected that many software titles will be unable to
continue using Pinnacle capture board within NT/2000/XP series. In AVIedit, click
Options|Preferences|Capture, and clear the option use legacy VfW. After
AVIedit restart you will see Pinnacle hardware in main menu Capture sub-item.
If not, try to upgrade to DirectX 8.1 - if still not - then please use Pinnacle
software. It looks like no way yet.
Wednesday, July 3, 2002 at 11:41:08
I got a Divx movie, which I am haveing trouble finding an audio
compression codec for. AVIedit gives me this format ID for the compression :
0x2000 (8192)- and of course no name for the codec since it seems to be so
unusual. Other information that I could get : Freq- 48000Hz (5 channel
stereo). I have also found out that the audio bitrate of the movie is 384kbps,
which makes me suspect that it's a codec other than MPEG Layer-3 (which
normally doesn't support such high bitrates). What are the suggestions that
you could give me about finding the codec. I'll be grateful to a response)
Thanks in advance.
It seems it is Dolby surround 5.1 or something like this... Sorry, no better
idea. You could compare the lists of audio codecs installed on your PC and
some other PC where this movie sound plays OK. The codec titles that are
different will give you a thought. Or maybe you can download so-called "codecs pack"
from www.doom9.org in hope that missing one will be installed among the others.
In this case do not forget to backup your current settings as they can be
affected in a very strange way.
N.Y., N.Y. U.S.
Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2002 at
I bought a 40 gig. hard drive and when i formated it i only had
7.82 gigs. Is there anyway for me to get use of the other 33.18
When you use FAT16 file system, neither file or partition can exceed 2Gb size
limit. With maximum 4 partitions you would get 2 x 4 = 8Gb in total. Using FAT32
you will be limited in 4Gb file size, while the partitions can be of higher
capacity. Using NTFS (within Windows NT/2000/XP) you will be virtually unlimited
in either size. However, some older BIOS do not support HDDs larger than approx.
8Gb, in such a case you must either upgrade your motherboard BIOS, or use third-party
disk manager software (normally it is written to boot sector), or format the
rest of hard drive space from a running Windows. Since it uses virtual device
drivers instead of BIOS, the all space can be accessed in full.
Sunday, June 30, 2002 at 04:15:46
I have a movie that is just barely too big to fit on an 80 min.
CD. I downloaded AVIedit in hopes of trimming a trailer off the front, to cut
a couple of minutes and make it small enough to fit. I follwed the
instructions in the help file for removing commercials, leaving the key frames
(actually, once leaving the first key frame, which is now attached to nothing,
and once removing it, as well, so things began with the key frame that was
originally about 2:00.00 into the divx piece. I followed all the instructions,
including set to no reconverting, but whenever I try to save, it asks me to
name the file, then gives me an 'AVI Error'. Please help me trim this trailer,
so I can fit this thing on a disk!
Unfortunately it is hard to guess what exactly went bad way, by this only
report. Maybe it's time to create log files using our AVIdiag utility and
send them to us ? Just a thought: maybe the file is corrupted in some way (partially
lost index block), or maybe some of codecs are either missing or playback-only
version, or maybe you're trying to write into the same file (it's bad idea!)...
Saturday, June 29, 2002 at 05:22:38
I have a problem. I encoded a file (10 min long ) in mjpeg format
with Nundub to divx. Before the avi was finishded i had to abort the process.
Now the file is playable in mplayer, but all the keyframes are gone but the
first one. I tried to restore the keyframes with virtualdub per extended
options, but it recovered only 7 keyframes. I don't have the original avi in
mjpeg, and the divx avi is playable but not searchable. Is there a method to
recover all lost keyframes to make the file searchable
Please call the authors of the software you mentioned for support. It seems
something worked wrong there...
Thursday, June 27, 2002 at 23:36:47
I'm trying to use the series of bitmaps to make an avi but it
limits me to N frames. whats the deal? i want to use more than just N
We think N frames is very enough to try out this feature of AVIedit :)
Name: Dr Dead
Date: Monday, June 24, 2002 at 23:58:34
I just downloaded an avi movie that has russian dubbed over the
english speaking words. Is there any way to get rid of the russian?
If your AVI file has two or more audio streams, one for English and the
other(s) for Russian etc., then you can delete redundant audio tracks in
AVIedit. Otherwise (when translation was mixed into the same audio track)
unfortunately you have no chances. Think about your task like an audio
ingeneer who performs noise reduction, hiss removal etc. - it is not for
Saturday, June 22, 2002 at 17:10:02
I have a error when i open all *.avi 0x80040154. win98, rivatnt,
It looks like you turned VirtualDub's frameserver on. Or maybe your registry
keys that determine what avi riff handler will support avi and wav files
are missing or destroyed. Try either to turn VirtualDub frameserver off, or
restore your registry from a backup copy. Also you can send us AVIdiag log
file created for your system. Probably we will send out the patch file
that restores default registry keys.
Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2002 at 09:36:46
I would just like to know how to record video of whatever is
on my screen. The only caputre video device I see is used by external
devices. All I want to do is record some video of a game mod to show my
friends. Can AVIedit do that?
If you have a series of screenshots, then you can make a movie from these
using AVIedit' import feature. Otherwise, no way.
Many action games like Quake allow you to write screenshots automatically.
You can use third party screen capture software to grab such a movies.
San Diego, CA USA
Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2002 at
I am using the evaluation version and I think it is great, except
my resulting avi doesn't have sound. I have read other posts, and yes, there
IS an audio track being recorded, but still no sound.
I am using the Pinnacle LINX USB Analog Capture device with Windows XP...
Where do I "check the recording level and the input line" ? When I look
at "capture source", it only shows me the video source, NOT the audio.
You can use either Windows Mixer or Capture|Audio|Capture Filter
menu item, what actually works for you. Also, maybe it is important to
use WDM (non-legacy) capture mode, see Options|Preferences|Capture.
If you have a separate audio card, normally it is shown in Capture menu,
right under the video device menu item.
June 2, 2002 at 15:25:02
Hi again daniel. Additionally to my first Question. I surely tried
to follow your tips: Split a movie into 2 parts. So I cut off the last 5% of
the movie ( the casting list) and saved the first part. After 3 hours the
result was some bigger than the previous file. How can I cut of some unseless
seconds and get realy a smaler file with same quality???
It seems that you re-compressed your movie, (this is why it was so slow)
and also you didn't set any video compressor options
example). At higher data rates the file size gets bigger.
To avoid both the problems, keep key frames in place. This will let you
use "no recompression" option instead of any video codec. Using this
option, you never will get a bigger file and the saving speed will be
as high as like you copy the file to HDD :)
Date: Sunday, June 2, 2002 at 14:47:55
Hi, I downloaded a file from the Internet. It is just a few KB
to big to fit on a cd. How do I tune up AVIedit, to get the right size with
best possible quality?
To keep your video quality unchanged, always use "no recompression" at save
time. To be able to use this option, do not delete key frames alone.
Please read more about key frames and DivX avi editing.
Victoria, BC Canada
Date: Friday, May 31, 2002 at
I'm testing out this program and quite like it. However, whenever
I try to capture a 2 hour video from my camcorder, the sound gets out of sync
after a while; a second or two (multiple files). Not many frames are dropped
(60 out of many thousands). I have a PIII 800 and lots of HD space. What's
going on? thnx
The out-of-sync occurs when you have different hardware audio and video
channels that use their own quartz oscillators to measure timings. For
example, Pinnacle miroDC30+ capture board never has any loss of lip-sync
because both the channels are controlled by the same oscillator chip. Also
sometimes you may get out of sync due to round-off errors, since the frames
speed of avi is written in a file as two integer values. Please read other
posts here, this problem was discussed a few times.
You can adjust the video speed a little, because this does not require any
rendering and can be done directly in a file header. This way, you get video
track shorten or longer, to match audio duration. After all, save the file
using interleave factor 1:1 (one frame). This can make desync invisible.
York, NY USA
Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at
Hi, I have a webcam and when I record video clips, it uses .avi
format, which causes files to be too large. I figured that I should try to
convert the file into .mpeg4 format, so they will become smaller. Is there a
way for me to do that or is there anything else I could do to make those files
When you save a file, choose MPEG4 compressor and set its data rate (bitrate)
to some smaller value. AVI files are not bigger than .mpeg4 files just
because they both can use the same compression and the same bitrate.
It's all under your control.
Name: Ray Clancy
Westminster, Ca USA
Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at
Win98..768mb ram..80gbhdd..athlon750...When timelining two Divx
5.02 files...timeline accepts both and plays in timeline...when MAKE and save
is started with Divx codec5.02 w/audio(or no audio), approx 200 frames occur
then FATAL ERROR blue screen.. One file has 44100hz and the other 22050hz both
are PCM uncompressed. What error am I making when trying to append two
files in timeline?
Neither you or me made any error there. DivX 5.x is not fully VfW (Video for
Windows) compliant. Simply stay away from it unless it is v5.99 :(
A quick test can be performed. Take a DivX codec of any former version (3.x
or 4.x) and make the video from the same project. You'll see it works just
fine. Or, use any other video compressor to test it. Finally, when anything
but DivX 5 works, you'll be sure it is just a buggy piece...
Name: Tomas Zh.
Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at
Hello! I've had a dumb situation: imagine 705 mb size
which apparently don't fit on CD; (overburning can't be done on my
rewriter). Therefore, I need to the movie to 702 MB, which would fit
on CD. AVIedit allows to delete the excess, but doesn't save it into
the same file (asks to 'Save As' and doesn't allow to choose the same
file), but, unfortunately, only 50 MBs left on the HD after D/L of this
movie, so I can't afford to save a separate shortened copy of 702 MB...
I'd be grateful very much if you could point out the way of saving
modified file into itself, like in MS Word - any working way :)
Sorry - no way to write to the same file. If you have more than 750 MB
of RAM, then you could write to a RAM drive; otherwise - just no way.
Long Beach, CA USA
Date: Monday, May 27, 2002 at
I am evaluating AVIEdit before purchasing. When I extract a small
AVI from an existing AVI, I find that I lose sync between the video and the
audio. Am I failing to set an option? The original AVI has excellent
Try to set interleave factor to one.
Name: Don Hays
Salisbury, MD USA
Date: Sunday, May 26, 2002 at
I downloaded video from Fuji 4700 Zoom camera and am getting the
window "video not available. Canot find vids.mjpg decompresor file" I have
downloaded this file but all that shows when I look at the file is MCMJPEG and
MCMJPG32.DLL. No vids.mjpg. What am I doing wrong. I have Gateway PC 1.3Gig
40Gig HD running Windows ME.
VIDS:MJPG means the name (identifier) of a codec, while the dll file name
means where it is physically located. When you install a codec dll, the
support of its format identifier appears in your system too.
AVIedit no longer needs any external decoder for mjpg movies.
Please visit our FAQ area. At left hand navigation pane, click
Readings, then look for Frequently Asked Questions.
Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 08:55:32
Hi, I can't seem to save my avi files properly.
The error message "cannot read file" always occurs after about 50%
of the file is saved. The files are not DV Type 1 files and they
are not truncated.
In some rare cases there is one extra frame listed in an avi file
header. In other words, the file contains N frames for real, but header
reports N+1. When AVIedit tries to save the file, it writes out the
video stream, then audio stream. At the very end of video stream, if
there is such a missing frame, AVIedit can't read it (of course!) and
fails. The progress percentage is about 50%.
Perhaps the deletion of the last video frame will help. Or try to
decrease # of frames by one, directly in a file header.
Name: Brett Dunbar
Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 23:14:16
Is there any way to make the frames go in reverse
order(and the audio)
Unfortunately - no way for audio. However, you can export frames in reverse
order if you hold down SHIFT while you click Export frames menu item.
Or, you can set reverse order export via Options|preferences
dialog box, see Export tab there.
Date: Saturday, May 18, 2002 at 04:00:54
i was wondering, is there a way to play an
avi file that hasn't yet finished downloading?
and i have a movie called "Ocean's Eleven" that his video is wonderful
but his sound is not working, i have tried to install some codec,
but with no luck, what is the problem with that movie???
Some damaged files can be open in AVIedit and exported, up to the
break point, to a new file. This process can take a hours, because
when download stops early, you loose very important part of an avi
file, its index block. Index lists all the frames, if it is missing,
the software (player, editor etc.) needs to locate each frame by byte
search. You can rebuild index using DivFix (or DivXFix ?) utility.
Regarding your 2nd question, please use AVIedit's Edit|Info menu item,
and in the dialog box that appears select your second stream (audio).
You will see the audio codec name or, if it is unknown to current AVIedit
version, only the format ID. Next, you can find the codec by name and install
it, or ask your friends - maybe someone has the codec with format ID the
same as you need. In AVIedit you can see all installed codecs in Options|ACM
and Options|VCM dialog boxes, for audio and video, respectively.
Date: Monday, May 13, 2002 at
I try to Resize a simple AVI (uncompressed) via Edit->Select
All, Process->Crop/Resize->scale cropped to (new Size manually input).
After OK-Button, Size of all Frames is unchanged and an Export (AVI) with
entered new Size: no effect too. Please help and many Thanks.
After Ok-Button there should be no changes until you Export your clip.
Such a frame changes as rotation, crop and scale do not have effect
immediately. In addition, videos of color depth less than 24 bits
per pixel (TrueColor) must be converted to 24 bits, in order to scale (resize)
their frames. You can do this in two steps. First, when you Export a clip,
in AVI Options dialog box select Color depth->Truecolor, click Ok.
The clip will be exported to a highest possible color depth. Then, open it
and Export using desired scale factor. It does not matter what frame size
did you set in AVI Options dialog box, because AVIedit automatically uses
the proper frame width & height that results from a previous step. They
can be the same as source file (if no crop/resize made), or they can be
different (if scaled) - don't mind about it...
Date: Monday, May 13,
2002 at 00:17:01
Hey, I downloaded a DivX movie and I want to know how to crop it
so I can reduce the size of the file. How do I go about doing this? I used the
resize option and I used "save as" but its taking a really long time to save.
It's just a constant "busy" cursor. What's wrong with it?
First of all, Save does not allow any frame changes, you can only add/cut
entire frames, but any effects. To scale/crop/otherwise change the frames
interior you must Export the movie. This is described in Help file FAQ area.
The time to save edited movie depends on whether you kept key frames in place.
If yes, then "no recompression" option is available at Save time, and it takes
approximately the same time as if you copy source avi file to new one.
If you need to crop frames and therefore need to recompress the entire file,
then Export can be very long time process. It depends on how fast is your
computer and how large is the file; also it makes the difference what codec
settings did you use. The compression speed can vary from about 1 to 10-15
frames per second on PII 400 CPU. The most of time is taken by video codec
(compressor) itself. There is nothing to work around - except you use
Friday, May 10, 2002 at 12:56:05
...I just wanted to ask what features am
software are working to bring to AVI edit, I can think of a time line bar
where you can place it whereever you want.. and then choose an option to
SPLIT the clip.. this would make it even more awesome rather then
pressing arrow keys to go frame by frame.. i know it will change the
interface completely and this may turn of past users.. but i feel it
would be great to have a time line stick over the clips.. and you can
carry this to wherever you want on the clip..oh and there will be a
little output screen which will show the frame clip where the time line
is currently placed.. this insures 100% accuracy..
Anyway i love avi edit and its given me so much magniffecent movies.. i can
even perhaps send some of what i have created to you am software.. it really
is a classic software for only 20 or so.. good luck with future revision.
Thank you for suggestions. Perhaps some of your thoughts were implemented
already in Timeline edit mode (click Edit->Timeline menu item), but
it works really in a different way, compared to main AVIedit window. There
are some advantages, and are some gotchas too :) Stay tuned.
Name: Moamen Kamel
Date: Sunday, May 5, 2002 at 17:43:45
It would be a great feature to include in the AVIedit is
the motion detection. also the ability to resize the captured view, as
displaying this in a smaller scale minimises the CPU load, I currently
use the fit to screen feature while minimising the program window,
this has helped improve the drop frame rate.
Thank you for suggestion. Probably it is not the best way to avoid
dropped frames but - among the others - it might help.
motion detection feature, maybe it is really useful and will be added
someday. Though, there already are some applications that come as an OEM
software bundle with their video capture hardware, that allow you
make a kind of "video spying".
Date: Sunday, May 5, 2002 at
I have looked through the whole forum and found NO answer
to how I can (I know, it's simple) resize an AVI (DivX). NOT crop,
resize... This is how I tried: I opened a movie > chose "select all"
> Process > Crop/Resize > entered the new size under the
"right/bottom" text > clicked OK >
chose export to AVI > then I had to enter new sizes and FPS and
stuff, well I did... > then it started exporting > after that
when the new file was ready, I coulnd't open it with the NEWEST DivX
player. It said that it didn't understand the file...WIERD. I know
that I have don something wrong PLZ tell
me quickly how to resize a DivX video! THANKS -David
First of all, the size to scale should be entered not under the
"right/bottom" title, instead you must use width and height edits
in the box called "scale cropped to..." - and of course check that box.
The fields where you entered desired size are used for cropping, not for
In the latest dialog box was no need to enter any new values, because
they are auto-detected. However it is useful to check "same as source"
option to keep fps exactly the same (in order to maintain lip-sync).
If the quality of the newest DivX player is the same as DivX 5.0 and 5.01
then we do not wonder it does not recognise the created file :(
However you can check and fix, if need, an avi stream handler in that
file header. That might be potential problem.
Sunday, May 5, 2002 at 09:32:43
Just a quick question because I didn't see it anywhere
else. Can I use AVIedit to brighten a .avi file? I have a few .avi
files that are so dark I can't read the text on them.
Yes. Open that file, then click Process/Filter to see Filter manager
dialog box. Add Color Adjustment filter and in its properties select
preset for "Brightness Up". After all, select and export the clip
to new avi file.
Thursday, May 2, 2002 at 13:54:39
Hi, I'd like to know where I can find code/how can I....
change an AVI's frame-rate. Just by changing dwRate or dwScale isn't
There is nothing else to change in the file header... Of course you
still can do it, but it may stop playing at all :(
Name: Dominic Willems
Wednesday, May 1, 2002 at 00:35:38
Evaluating AVIedit. Opened a Video #1 encoded AVI file of 7 MB,
saved it again with the same compressor and got a 161 MB file.
Surely I must
have overlooked a setting?
Probably yes. Check Options/ICM dialog box to ensure you enabled key frame
interval setting for Video Compression dialogs, and also when you save
a file, check whether you assigned each frame to be a key frame, or not.
Setting each frame to be a key will greatly increase the size of file.
For different codecs the interval between key frames can be set to
5 to 300 frames. Large intervals introduce some video quality loss. After
all, did you use audio compression, too ?
Name: Patricia Davis
MO United States
Date: Friday, April 26, 2002 at
I thought I posted something here a week or so ago but it is not
showing. I wanted to try to find out why the program isn't working for me in
Windows 2000. What happens is I try to open a .avi file for editing and all I
can see is the file name and size and length. When I click on that I see a
black horizontal strip in the window while holding the mouse button. Nothing
else shows. I can't see the preview either. I am using the February 26 2002
version of the AVIEdit program. Please tell me what I am doing wrong. Thank
you very much.
Sorry but we never try to answer here in a hours. All the messages are read,
some of them are replied by mail, private messages won't be published.
You see the rest...
Regarding your Q. we still think it is a missing video codec, please read
the previous answer. You're doing it all right - we want to wish you good
luck :) The dark strip that appears on click means the header selection,
but it is useless when no picture is visible.
Name: russell lloyd
Date: Thursday, April 25, 2002 at
i am trying to repair a divx i downloaded from the internet that
has several vidoe freezes. i have saved the two good parts fine, but is there
any way for me to discover the codec and bitrate they have used. i am guessing
its divx4.x, and would it matter if i use 4.12 and they have used a different
revision of 4, and is it possible for me to do if i do not know the bitrate
they encoded in originally. cheers, russell.
It seems that 4.12 must be backward compatible with former 4.x divx releases.
That means, if you re-encode the parts using DivX 4.12, and append other
4.x encoded pieces, they should be fine playing with DivX 4.12 as it is the
latest of 4th family. There is no way to get the exactly used bitrate just
because it varies around the average suggested value at the compression time.
However, there is something we can guess. Assume we have 700 MB avi file
that has 112 kbit/s MPEG Layer 3 audio track, and the duration is 2 hours.
The audio size is 2*3600*(112/8)=100,800 KB or about 100 MB.
Now, the video size is 700-100=600 MB
The average video bitrate is 600*8/(2*3600)=0.667 Mbits/s or 667 kbit/s
Name: Patricia Davis
MO United States
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2002 at
I just installed the Feb. 26 2002 version of your program and
tried to use it to open an .AVI file. The file appears to open but all I can
see is the file name and under that it says how many frames and the length of
time the clip would play plus a number at the beginning and [YUY2] (whatever
that means). If I click the mouse on either of those, a black horizontal strip
appears. The moment I let off the mouse button, this strip disappears. I am
using Windows 2000 with SP2 installed, I have 256MB RAM and a Matrox Millenium
G400 Video Card. I have the Dazzle DVC-80 capture device but I did not install
it yet. Am I doing something censored here? Why won't it work for
[YUY2] means the name (an unique identifier, or FourCC) of the codec that
was used to compress your avi file. Clean Windows install offers a beggar
set of outdated codecs, among others, there is no YUV2 codec available unless
you add it for yourself.
Many codecs are listed here by their IDs (four characters like YUV2 that you saw):
(formerly http://www.webartz.com/fourcc/ )
You need to look for a download of the codec you want, and install it.
Then hopefully things will go much better.
tampa, Fl USA
Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2002 at
Many times when I try to download and view a video clip that is an
avi file I will get audio but no video. I know the video is there because I
will read others comments on how much they enjoyed viewing it. What can I do?
Most likely, they have a video codec that you miss. Look at the previous
post (have sound but no picture) and our answer. When in doubt, drop us
a mail with information shown by AVIedit (no screenshots please!) - we
can do some better (more exact) suggestion.
Date: Saturday, April 20, 2002 at
I'm new to all this and must be doing something wrong, when
I try to use your programe I have sound but no picture, this is with
all the avi's that I have tried, suggestions please
Please treat an avi file like a book. It can be written in English, German,
Italian and any other language. To read the book you need to know the
language. Similarly, to see avi file's picture you need a software called
codec (short for COmpressor - DECompressor). You can see the codec
name and/or video format using AVIedit Edit/Info menu item. Then, download and
install the missing codec. You will be able to see all films that use the same
codec for video compression. Please see also our Glossary (in Readings area).
Date: Thursday, April 18, 2002 at 18:43:00
Great software program! I just had a few questions
though. I am a 3D computer artist who uses a program
called Blender. Blender allows me to save my animations
into AVI format. I found AVIedit and wanted to use
it to convert AVI to animated GIFs for webpage use.
Here is the problem: When I try to open one of my AVI
files in AVIedit, I get the following message:
Unable to open *******.avi
I have used the AVIdag program but am not too sure
how to address this problem. Can you give me any
Thanks in advance.
Microsoft says, this is REGDB_E_CLASSNOTREG error code, and
the explaining message should be "Class not registered". In other
words, you seem to have damaged registry entries related to avi playback.
You can either send to us your log file created by AVIdiag, or leave
alone in the dark :( Obviously we can't guess your fault reasons
just by a few words you wrote above...
July 26, 2002 at 07:34:52
I have problem.I open a AVI file when i will edit the file,but
when i had done ,i can't save as the file.showed AVIERR_ERROR.then i opened
the file and do nothing.still can't save as,showed AVIERR_ERROR.please help
Please do not use modified and/or outdated AVIedit versions. Sorry, no
more comments on this.
Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at 22:27:35
Downloaded your AVIEdit 3.5 Funny but when I tryed to play a
regular MP-4 codec-2 Windows - .avi-file it said "could not find decoder mp42"
or so While a regular WMPlayer (v. 6.4 or 7.0) plays those files.
Probably you next step is, now try to edit something using a regular
WMPlayer - LOL
Some better idea could be, download and install the required video decoder...
Simple question to you: when Mediaplayer can not play 'Motion JPEG'
encoded .avi files made by Matrox hardware that uses 'dmb1' format,
will you uninstall Mediaplayer soon ? Are you sure ? :)
Funny but we did not release AVIedit 3.5
Date: Monday, July 22, 2002 at 23:48:08
Hi, I want to join 2 avi files but have the problem that the
"sampling rates" seem to be different. It says "sampling rate 2996973 vs.
2996883". I have tried to manually change the framerate but this didn't work.
I have also tried to join these files as it is recommended in the help
section. Didn't work either .. Any ideas? I am not experienced in video
editing, I just wanted to combine two (and more) avi files. Thanks for help.
Help file says that appending of two and more files requires their video and
audio format to be the same. If you can not change it, then try using Timeline
editor as it is suggested. If still not, then maybe use some other software...
Name: Alessandro Battini
Piacenza (PC), Italy Italy
Date: Monday, July 22, 2002 at
Where can I find a free download version for DX50 decompressor?
Thank you for your kind attention. Best regards
'DX50' stands for DivX v5.0 codec, - you can not get the decompressor alone,
only the software bundle is available for download. It includes some basic
player, compressor (either lite version, or ad-supported pro version) and
decompressor. Also you can buy entire DivX 5.0 package (no ads then).
For links, please visit our site face page: you will see a few popular
DivX related sites that support latest downloads and related software links.
Location: VanCity, BC
Date: Monday, July 22, 2002 at 06:27:43
I was trying to rotate an avi clip 90 degree. It works but the
color and picture become very fussy and unclear. It is not as good as the
orginial one. How come?
Maybe you have used wrong or misconfigured video compressor at export time.
Or it is possible to get worse colors when not a truecolor video clip is
rotated or otherwise changed. Try to force 24 bit (truecolor) bit depth first,
then perform the rotation & export itself.
Name:the 1 and only OGP
July 18, 2002 at 22:57:14
Hi, i wanted to ask something about inserting a watermark to the
video's.. How do I do that???
The Layer filter will help you. By the way, the same filter can hide
or replace the logo you added :)
Name: Simon Wilson
Thursday, July 18, 2002 at 18:25:01
Hi, I have a very strange problem that I wondered if you can help
with. I am trying to open some DV AVI film using Adobe Premiere. The clips
appear to be ok (a few missing frames from capture), but Premiere reports
that the clip has a negative duration!! I have opened the clip in AVIedit,
and it does appear to have some form of corruption, but I am not sure what.
What is the best way to save the file again to ensure that all the headers
correct? Is there any way to recover these clips? I really hope so as
they are the only copies I have of some home video. thanks in advance /Simon
Some older versions of Adobe Premiere, namely 4.2, are limited to 2GB avi files.
AVIedit uses the same Windows routines to access the avi file internals, and
it is very likely it will report some kind of error on bigger files, too. If
this is the case, then maybe you need to upgrade to the newest Premiere version.
If the file is damaged, you can try to repair its index part by using DivFix
or a similar utility. Do not forget to backup your file first. Sometimes it is
possible to repair a file header and AVI structures using a HEX editor, but
this job often requires a weeks to complete.
The best way to save is "without re-compression", but it is unlikely it can
be used at all, if the file is damaged. Maybe wait for what the other visitors
silsbee, tx united states
Date: Thursday, July 18, 2002 at
Im running windows xp and i keep trying to play a movie and it
says i need a div3 decompresor. Where can i find one of those?
Our site face page lists a few DivX related sites. They offer many codec
downloads including the DivX 3.11a codec you seem to have to install.
Tuesday, July 16, 2002 at 19:42:13
I recently downloaded a Warcraft3 trailer in divX format and
wanted to convert it to Avi because I can't play DivX very well
(I'm stuck with an AMD K62 266mhz. The video and sound are choppy.)
So I opened it without any
problems and then I saved it as a new file but wanted to keep it small so I
chose another codec. When I play it in Windows media player, it looks
horrible. The resolution is nothing like what it was as DivX. Any suggestions
as to how I can keep the resolution it had?
Bad news. The DivX (and other MPEG4 codecs) offer the best video quality
possible at low bitrates today. Any repeated compression decreases
video quality. You can make only video with worse quality, not with the better
one. Probably you didn't change default codec settings at save time, so
this could result in undesired results. Maybe you need to scale down the frame
size and reduce the bitrate (about as twice as low). This obviously will
degrade the video quality but will make video decompression and playback
significantly faster and easier for your current hardware. It seems there are
no magic tools to convert AMD K6 to Intel Pentium II :(
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