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Name: Pete O'Malley
Location: Manchester, UK
Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2002 at 06:27:42
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

AM Software:
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...)

Name:VanJoebey Yordan
URL: none
Location: St. Cloud, Florida United States
Date: Monday, October 21, 2002 at 03:30:18
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.

AM Software:
Sorry - we are in no way connected to DivX team. You must ask them for support of their products, not AM Software.

Name: t

Date: Thursday, 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

AM Software:
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:
Anyway, compressed file shouldn't be such a huge...

Name: Aisling

Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2002 at 19:07:47
When I capture my footage frames are being dropped. Am I missing something important?

AM Software:
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...

Name: Darrell
Date: Monday, 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

AM Software:
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...)

Location: concord, nc usa
Date: Thursday, October 10, 2002 at 08:31:53
I am trying to get the subtitles out of a movie that I downloaded from kazaa any ideas

AM Software:
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 processing...

Name: Intelee
Date: 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 ????

AM Software:
Maybe try out ?
We are not generally focused on CD or DVD playback, so it seems that a special site would help a lot.

Name: Elekes
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Date: Friday, October 4, 2002 at 11:43:27
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

AM Software:
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
Enjoy ;)

Name: Merle VanDyke
Location: Seattle, WA USA
Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2002 at 01:19:31
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.

AM Software:
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 ?

Name: raj
Location: bby,
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!

AM Software:
See our FAQ please and RTFM ;)

Name: Keith

Date: 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.

AM Software:
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.

Name: JB

Date: 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...

AM Software:
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.

Date: Friday, September 13, 2002 at 07:55:41
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 SMITH

AM Software:
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.

Name: Leo
Location: Melb, Australia
Date: Thursday, September 5, 2002 at 04:41:14
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!

AM Software:
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 dependent method.

Name: Mark
Date: 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? :)

AM Software:
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...

Name: bking
Location: Toronto, ON Canada
Date: Thursday, August 29, 2002 at 19:29:55
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

AM Software:
Please contact either Adobe or ATI for support of their product, and also for interchange issues resolve.

Name: Gordon Smith

Date: Wednesday, 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 this?

AM Software:
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.

Name:Paul Barber
Location: London, UK
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.

AM Software:
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
Location: fort worth, TX UNITED STATES
Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 02:32:51
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 of movie.

AM Software:
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

Date: 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.

AM Software:
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
Location: Mexico City, DF Mexico
Date: Friday, August 23, 2002 at 13:17:50
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? Thanx!

AM Software:
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.

Name: stan
Location: kc , mo usa
Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2002 at 07:20:59
I have a logitech webcam and recorded a 2.2 gig movie and i cant view it because its corrupt. Pleasee help me.

AM Software:
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.

Date: 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

AM Software:
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.)

Name: Christian Dannert
Date: Monday, August 19, 2002 at 11:55:56
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

AM Software:
Please register your AVIedit and enjoy the full images import :)
We smile just because this question is very popular here.

Name:Jhon Thoedore
Location: aus, vic australia
Date: Sunday, August 18, 2002 at 08:30:32
how do i set the interleave factor in aviedit?.. and has andrew m got more creditentials other then aviedit, I am a begginer programmer and I like his code writing skills.

AM Software:
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).

Date: Thursday, August 15, 2002 at 09:35:05
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 file?

AM Software:
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
Location: Provo, UT USA
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?

AM Software:
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.

Name: Dan
Location: Baltimore, MD USA
Date: Thursday, August 15, 2002 at 07:16:46
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?

AM Software:
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
Location: Arlingon, Tx USA
Date: Tuesday, August 13, 2002 at 21:17:16
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.

AM Software:
Please excuse our bad joke... Click F1, Click Contents, Click How Do I... then maybe e-mail us if it failed somewhere.

Name: walter
Date: Saturday, 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 is appreciated.

AM Software:
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
Location: Portsmouth, Va USA
Date: Friday, August 9, 2002 at 05:50:27
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.

AM Software:
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
Location: San Antonio, TX USA
Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2002 at 12:48:25
I tried to open a AVI file. AVIEdit complains: Unable to open "filename.avi" 0x80040154. Anybody seen a listing of error codes?

AM Software:
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
Location: Swansea, Wales UK
Date: Tuesday, August 6, 2002 at 19:13:03
Hi, I have an Avi file which stops half way through abd returns to the beginning. Can you please help??? Thanks

AM Software:
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...

Name: Fredia
Location: Savannah, Ga USA
Date: Monday, August 5, 2002 at 14:54:19
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.

AM Software:
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
Location: Berlin, Germany
Date: Saturday, August 3, 2002 at 13:44:55
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 ;-) Greetz, d4rk

AM Software:
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.

Name: Eugene
Location: WPG, MB Canada
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(!) pictures

AM Software:
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
Location: Des Plaines, IL USA
Date: Thursday, August 1, 2002 at 00:15:47
I want to add a caption to a short clip, but can't seem to figure out how. How do I do it?

AM Software:
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 clip.

Name: Rick Knight
Location: Des Plaines, IL USA
Date: Thursday, August 1, 2002 at 00:14:21
Evaluation in progress. So far, so good, but some problems with the help facility.

AM Software:
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 boxes :)

Name: yogesh kantaria
Location: Singapore, Singapore Singapore
Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2002 at 05:51:11
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.

AM Software:
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 or from (it is included into Adaptec 1394 cards driver packs) or from (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
Location: Karwarq, Karnataka India
Date: Friday, July 26, 2002 at 16:28:09
How to convert a directory containing jpeg files to a avi format. Is there any software available for download?

AM Software:
Open that directory, select the files and voila
Or you can run dir /b *.jpeg > list.txt and then import that list.txt file...

Name: Jude
Date: 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 AVIEdit?

AM Software: and the same works for video clips.

Name: Tommi

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 to do?

AM Software:
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.

Location: Virginia Beach, VA USA
Date: Saturday, July 13, 2002 at 20:56:31
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?

AM Software:
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).

Name: danny
Date: 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!

AM Software:
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, and type the codec name there. It is very likely that one will be found.

Name: S. Rhoads
Location: prince george , BC Canada
Date: Monday, July 8, 2002 at 12:18:57
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

AM Software:
Most popular web site for MPEG related links and software is - 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.

Name: Ksk

Date: Thursday, July 4, 2002 at 02:44:54
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?

AM Software:
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.

Name: Dean
Date: 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.

AM Software:
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 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.

Name: Robby
Location: N.Y., N.Y. U.S.
Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2002 at 17:28:11
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 gigs?

AM Software:
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.

Name: Jon
Date: 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!

AM Software:
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!)...

Name: Irek
Date: 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

AM Software:
Please call the authors of the software you mentioned for support. It seems something worked wrong there...

Name: momo

Date: 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 frames.

AM Software:
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?

AM Software:
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 AVIedit...

Name: Jerry

Date: Saturday, June 22, 2002 at 17:10:02
I have a error when i open all *.avi 0x80040154. win98, rivatnt,

AM Software:
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.

Name: Justin
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?

AM Software:
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.

Name: Ken
Location: San Diego, CA USA
Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2002 at 20:26:34
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.

AM Software:
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.

Name: Daniel

Date: Sunday, 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???

AM Software:
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 (bitrate, for 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 :)

Name: Daniel
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
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?

AM Software:
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.

Name: BurlyBoy
Location: Victoria, BC Canada
Date: Friday, May 31, 2002 at 09:52:24
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

AM Software:
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.

Name: Petra
Location: New York, NY USA
Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at 23:29:23
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 smaller. Thanks

AM Software:
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
Location: Westminster, Ca USA
Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at 08:06:02
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?

AM Software:
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.
Location: Kaunas, Lithuania
Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 15:01:38
Hello! I've had a dumb situation: imagine 705 mb size div3 video, 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 :)

AM Software:
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.

Name: Paul
Location: Long Beach, CA USA
Date: Monday, May 27, 2002 at 19:53:49
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 correlation.

AM Software:
Try to set interleave factor to one.

Name: Don Hays
Location: Salisbury, MD USA
Date: Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 18:42:54
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.

AM Software:
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.

Name: LK

Date: 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.

AM Software:
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

Date: Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 23:14:16
Is there any way to make the frames go in reverse order(and the audio)

AM Software:
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.

Name: a.a

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???

AM Software:
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.

Location: Chemnitz, Germany
Date: Monday, May 13, 2002 at 12:05:19
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.

AM Software:
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...

Name: Grace

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?

AM Software:
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 another one.

Name:Earphone Guy

Date: 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.

AM Software:
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
Location: Cairo, Egypt
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.

AM Software:
Thank you for suggestion. Probably it is not the best way to avoid dropped frames but - among the others - it might help.
Regarding 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".

Name: David
Location: Lappfjärd, FINLAND
Date: Sunday, May 5, 2002 at 16:54:00
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

AM Software:
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 scale.
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.

Name: Scott

Date: 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.

AM Software:
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.

Name: Benyamin

Date: 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 enough!

AM Software:
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
Date: 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?

AM Software:
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
Location: Ava, MO United States
Date: Friday, April 26, 2002 at 21:35:16
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.

AM Software:
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
Location: birmingham, england
Date: Thursday, April 25, 2002 at 14:35:54
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.

AM Software:
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
Location: Ava, MO United States
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2002 at 03:28:24
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 me?

AM Software:
[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 ) You need to look for a download of the codec you want, and install it. Then hopefully things will go much better.

Name: Jack
Location: tampa, Fl USA
Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2002 at 18:38:15
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? Thanks

AM Software:
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.

Name: Pete
Location: Buckingham, England
Date: Saturday, April 20, 2002 at 11:59:46
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

AM Software:
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
Hello! 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 help...please :)
Thanks in advance.

AM Software:
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...

Name: twh
Date: Friday, 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 me.

AM Software:
Please do not use modified and/or outdated AVIedit versions. Sorry, no more comments on this.

Name: Eugene
Location: WPG, CAnada
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. Uninstalled.

AM Software:
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

Name: Gwion
Location: Oulu, Finland
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. Gwion

AM Software:
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
Location: Piacenza (PC), Italy Italy
Date: Monday, July 22, 2002 at 12:24:08
Where can I find a free download version for DX50 decompressor? Thank you for your kind attention. Best regards

AM Software:
'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.

Name: CoolBoy
Location: VanCity, BC Canada
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?

AM Software:
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

Date: Thursday, 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???

AM Software:
The Layer filter will help you. By the way, the same filter can hide or replace the logo you added :)

Name: Simon Wilson
Date: 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 etc. are 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

AM Software:
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 suggest...

Name: seth
Location: silsbee, tx united states
Date: Thursday, July 18, 2002 at 10:56:27
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?

AM Software:
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.

Name: Ryan
Date: 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?

AM Software:
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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