Location: Kiel, Germany
Date: Thursday, March 8, 2001 at 20:47:48
seems to be a nice program, but i just can´t figure out how to connect (join,add, forgive my bad english) 2 avi-movies to one single avi movie with sound.
Just drag & drop the second file into AVIedit window. Then
select all its streams and drag & drop first file. Now save
the result to the new avi file. This way, the videos must have the same
frame size, compression and frame rate. If you plan to replace the
soundtrack later, it would be fine to use Timeline Editor to fade
the video streams one into another - it does not save the sound, but it is
easy to add it later, using AVIedit.
Name: samson somonian
Location: moscow, Russia
Date: Sunday, March 4, 2001 at 00:51:04
I installed the AVIedit and tried to run it, but have got message, which says: Driver wasn't connected. Could anyone help me to fix it. Thanks.
Probably you do not have any capture board driver installed, or maybe you didn't
select it as default. AVIedit tries to talk to your capture board
but fails. BTW, this message occurs only when you start
AVIedit with WDM option enabled as it scans for hardware each
time you run it. Alternate legacy VfW capture option does
not scan for hardware until you try opening Capture Window. Hope it helps.
Location: Canberra, ACT Australia
Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2001 at 16:16:37
I recorded approx 30 minutes of TV and I open the avi file in AVIEdit and at 20 mintues the rest of the frames in the file are black. It plays the full 30 mins in Media Player with video and audio throughout the whole duration. Basically, I wanna cut out the ads from the file but cannot access the last 10 mintues in AVIEdit. Any ideas?
It seems you have captured the file in an incompatible AVI format. Try
to cut the ads using the same software you used to capture the file, or
convert it for the compatibility.
Location: Grafton , ma
Date: Monday, February 26, 2001 at 00:30:34
Is there a way to take a large AVI file and split in two or three smaller AVI files.
Yes. Open your file, go to the middle of it, click on a frame. Then go to
end and hold down SHIFT key before clicking on the last frame. The range
becomes selected. Just hit DEL key (or SHIFT-DEL to cut off audio
with corresponding video) and you're ready with first part. Now save
the file to new one. To cut off first half of movie, select it the
same way but click on first video frame. Also save to the new file. It's all.
Strange you didn't find in the help file how to select frames...
Location: veracruz, mexico
Date: Saturday, February 24, 2001 at 15:36:29
hey¡¡¡¡ atencion: victor delgado no encuentro el archivo para poder ver aviedit en ESPAÑOL que paso? tampoco esta la direccion de email
Please use English here. Many other visitors couldn't
see what you wrote... We can't see too.
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2001 at 03:11:05
I can't save files in AVIEdit - after loading the
movie I select 'Save as', set avi-output param., the file name and
half second later I can see message box 'AVIERR_ERROR' and that's all.
I tried different kodecks and nothing. I'm using win2000.
What could be wrong?
...Anything. The message you saw means that error is internal to the
codec or, maybe, your avi file causes the fault. AVIedit can handle
about of 30+ common errors, reporting some more meaningful msg.
We will omit further error reports because you ignore our
troubleshooting questionary. If you do
not want to give us the complete description
of your system and related files, how can we guess it ?
Name: Andy Smith
Location: Abilene, Texas USA
Date: Saturday, February 3, 2001 at 23:53:36
So, This is a perfect program so far. However,
I cannot seem to add plugins to it. I got a few (and they end in 8bf) and
put them in the AVIEdit directory, but they do not show up in the
AVIedit looks for the Adobe Photoshop compatible plug-ins in the plugins
sub-directory or where you have chosen using Options/Preferences
dialog box, Directories tab. This is clearly described in the
help file. In addition, plugins you got may require some runtime .DLLs that
you have missed to copy.
Location: Piacenza, Italy
Date: Saturday, February 3, 2001 at 18:23:49
Your program is the best i ever seen..After
some tries i could compress in real time video with any codec.
However i can't get the audio encoding.
I select windows media codec (like wma ,mp3) and i choose the bitrate.
It doesn't give any wrong error, but when i check it out again it is set
to PCM, i can only save avi with pcm but i have sound codecs why?
This is because the captured sound could be stored only in the hardware
supported formats. Currently we know no such a soundcard (that would be able
to compress to wma/mp3 via hardware, in realtime). AVIedit allows you
to save the file just captured to any format you need, including mp3 when
you have a codec, but the realtime compression requires a hardware
This is not a real problem because the audio takes about only 1/10 of
video bandwidth (bitrate), so your HDD mainly is occupied by video, not
by audio. Compressing audio at the capture time, you will get very small bonus.
Location: Eschen, Liechtenstein
Date: Saturday, January 27, 2001 at 16:09:38
First of all: My english isnt very good, but i must
ask this question. I load an AVI File, then I generate a Filter (i put an
image on the frames). But if I chose "Save movie as..." and watch
the saved movie there isnt a filter anymore. If I choose "Export", then it
works with the Filter, but I cant select the audiocodec.
BTW: What's the difference between Export and "Save as" ?
This is Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) discussed in help file.
Unlike many other editors, AVIedit allows you to save edited file
with source (original) video quality, also it allows you to recompress
the file with any other codec. Adding any Filter requires the video first
to be de-compressed,
then filtered, and finally compressed again to reduce the size.
BTW, if you know the software that does, for example,
Twirl effect or adds some text to the picture without the decompression,
we will give you a free AVIedit registration. No joke, no such a software.
When you need only to delete frames and/or sound, "Save As"
preserves the highest possible video quality for you. When you need some filters,
they require decompressed video picture, thus only "Export to avi" is allowed.
You should not change the audio settings when you export some video because
it should be kept the same as source. If you really need, you could
change the audio codec later. Now, Export simply copies the sound track from
source movie to exported. Compare to Adobe Premiere: there is no way to
save untouched frames and, likewise, audio track is often resampled.
Name: apchar boiir
Location: san diego, ca usa
Date: Saturday, January 27, 2001 at 07:47:11
When I select and delete a collection of video
frames, AVIedit doesn't delete the corresponding
audio portion. So if I delete half the frames from a 60 sec video I'm left with a 30 sec video
track and a 60 sec audio track.
This makes the tool less than useful. What do I do?
This topic (frame selection and hot keys) is explained in the help file.
AVIedit deletes exactly what you have selected. No less than, no more.
It is your problem, not the AVIedit issue. Pressing DEL you will cut off
only the stream you selected. To delete video with the corresponding audio,
even if you forget to select them, please use SHIFT-DEL. Ignoring the help file, you will find any tool useless.
Location: N.Jackson, Oh U.S.
Date: Sunday, January 21, 2001 at 04:51:39
I open an avi file I converted to DIVX from DVD and delete the end of
it where the credits are. When I go to SAVE AS I don't have a "no recompression"
option. The option is there before I delete the end of the movie but not after.
I've tried different options but it won't change from uncompressed.
The saved file is always in the gig size and in more than one part.
Could anyone PLEASE help?
Unlike many other simple video codecs, DivX compares adjacent frames
of video and writes to an avi file not entire frames, but "differences"
between them. This results in very good compression ratio, but makes
editing somewhat harder because when you cut off the piece of video
the codec loses the "differences chain" before and after
this cut. DivX hides "no recompression" option from the list,
thus require you to compress video twice (with loss of quality).
To preserve the saving without recompression, you need to cut only delta
frames, leaving keyframes in place. DivX inserts a keyframe approximately once
per 4-10 seconds of video. To find keyframes with AVIedit, use Options/Mark keyframes
and see at frame right bottom edge. There are K and D letters indicating
key and delta frames. Then delete only D-marked frames between two K's.
Name: Devon Hammond
Date: Thursday, January 18, 2001 at 23:04:51
Hi, I really like the effects available in AVIedit, but I can't seem to export avis properly.
When I export, clicking on the compression button does nothing and it will
export a single frame avi! What am I doing wrong?
Probably you have not selected the frames to export and AVIedit simply
exports the frame at center of screen... Also, do not forget to check
"what to filter" option.
Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2001 at 20:06:22
I like the program so far. I am experiencing a problem and hope someone might have a solution. Record an AVI from my recording software and AVIedit refuses to open the file. I capture the same clip thru AVIedit. It puts the file capturexxx.avi in the root of C:. AVIEdit still refuses to open the file, even though it captured it. I get a dialog box with "AVIedit error" "cannot open C:\capturexx.avi" ("x" are replaced with the capture number. All the cips play fine thru Windows Media player, so I've certainly got the codecs installed. Any ideas?
AVIedit requires the file to be normal AVI RIFF format. There is an AVI
often called OpenDML, its two main differences are multi-chunking and, as
the result, file size >2 GB. AVIedit does not support
these and has built-in engine to workaround this limit.
If the capture driver defaults to
write incompatible AVI files format, the application that operates the capture
does not matter. In other words, both AVIedit and other
software use the same driver with nearly the same result.
Mediaplayer needs a different way to access video content, it needs streaming
rather the frame-by-frame editing, and it uses another simplified interface
to play movies. Fortunately, it supports OpenDML :)
There are some good news, we're working on even >2GB files support...
BTW, to have AVIedit to capture to another location, not root of C:, please use the
Options/Preferences dialog box, Directories tab. And hit F1 sometimes :)
Location: Monroe, WA USA
Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2001 at 03:50:06
Great Program! The small size of AVIedit really speeds things up, on a machine with limited memory. One thing though, How can I preview a video at a certain spot, without starting at the beginning?.
Thank you too :)
When auto-rewind is checked (see the Preferences dialog box) AVIedit
starts from the begin if you're currently past of about 90 percent of the
movie length. If auto-rewind is un-checked, simply press SPACE key to play from any
point and ESC to stop
Name: Will Estes
Location: Fawn Grove, PA United States
Date: Thursday, December 28, 2000 at 01:18:13
Cool! I can get frames from my favorite avi's and I've even made a movie or two of my own. I even watch movies with this thing.
Name: RED ROSS
Date: Sunday, December 24, 2000 at 17:50:29
WHY I CAN NOT TO CHANGE THE COLOR IN YOUR SNOWFLAKE
This depends on how you did it... I use this way: hit "Color"
button, a standard Windows Choose color dialog box appears. There
are custom colors (two rows of 8 colored cells each), and leftmost two
are blue and white. They're used for a snowflake. To change these, click
left mouse button on it, then point to the desired color on the
big colored pattern right side of dialog box. Click "Add to custom colors"
button, then hit Ok. It should work...
Have A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2001
Name: Sy Bor Wang
Location: Pittsburgh, PA USA
Date: Tuesday, December 19, 2000 at 09:55:47
this has been a really great software for recording video and
it actually works better than my Ulead Video Studio. However,
I noticed that the audio and video frames tend to lose their
synchronization whenever I capture long videos of about 30 mins.
The recorded sound will be played sometimes 2-3 seconds before
the corresponding video frame. Does anyone know how to resolve
The cause of this de-sync is, different crystal oscillators
you have on your video capture board and audio card. The only
hardware that does not have such a desync's I know, are miroDC series from
Pinnacle. [and similar designed cards] They have a single chip that sets sampling rate for
sound and for video timings. Most other hardware combinations
definitely could (and often will) have some little time measurement
difference, microseconds resulting in a noticeable de-syncs of
video and audio after hundreds of thousand frames captured.
To minimize desync's at capture time there is an option
to assign Audio stream as master (see Capture/Options).
Also, after some edits you could change the frame rate of video,
say, from 24.0 to 23.997 fps which
will affect clip duration and, due this, a synchronization of your
video and audio.
Name: Andrew Lipasti
Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2000 at 13:23:42
Hm... Tried to save .avi file using Microcrap Mpeg-4 video codec, but the program aborted.
What we' ve done:
Save as... ; Compressing parameters ; choosing Microcrap Mpeg-4 compressor; preview ...
As the result the program aborted. Nice feature.
Most likely your video frame size was not multiple of 8 or 16, that is, not
320x240, 704x576 or something similar. Or, maybe, 8 bit per pixel (paletted image).
Another "or" - try using DivX :)
Please see our support page for a troubleshooting questionary.
Location: staten island, ny usa
Date: Monday, December 4, 2000 at 14:57:15
thanks. please feel free to email news.
Location: Birmingham, WMids United Kingdom
Date: Monday, December 4, 2000 at 03:24:53
WOW! Finally a decent AVI editor that actually works without crshing Windows! Brilliant, very nice peice of work. My cat Beauty sends you all purrs.
Name: Alexander, the author
Date: Thursday, November 30, 2000 at 13:18:51
If there's no sound, maybe the recording level is set
to zero in Windows Mixer or corresponding audio-in line
is switched off. Or, maybe, you need to check "capture sound"
at the Capture Options dialog box. About the translation to Dutch: you can simply
translate lang.eng file from your current AVIedit package and send it back to me. Thanks in advance :)
Location: Eindhoven, --- Netherlands
Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2000 at 22:29:37
I have just started out with video capture (wanted to use my v6800 cards in port for something). I really like this ultility simple where everything else would be overdone, and advanced where it counts. I just have one problem. Somehow it won't record sound with the input. I have put the sound to my line in on the Soundblaster and I can hear the vcr on my computer, but it just won't record. Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong? Thanks in advance for any help offered.
BTW If you need someone to translate the utility to Dutch, just let me know what you want the translator to submit and I'll see if I can help out.
Name: Alexander, the author
Date: Sunday, November 26, 2000 at 13:36:23
AVIedit reports the failure of capture sequence even if
only the dropped frames percentage exceeds 10 percents (or
whatever you have set...) - may be you need to adjust this limit
using Capture options ?
Name: Frank Plumptre
Date: Sunday, November 26, 2000 at 11:51:06
Nice program. The only problem I have is that video capture fail mesages come up when I try to close the capture process. For now, I capture separately in my ATI AL IN WONDER software
Date: Thursday, November 23, 2000 at 03:26:51
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