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Name: Wizard is about to die

Date: Thursday, April 18, 2002 at 09:12:51
I would like to query about the FLC emulator that comes with AVI EDITOR.. you know how you can export to FLC using the option in the file menu.. well it works fine.. BUT.. comparing the conversion utility to that of ulead gif animator is a joke.. When I exported an animation file (24 bit color to 256 color) to a flc autodesk file.. the quality was incredible... seeing as autodesk has only 256 colors.. but converting the same pic in avi editior to flc... the quality was terrible.. lacking color..(wrong color keys no doubt)... same with the converter program that comes with animator.. that also cannot convert properly.. but ulead gif animator does it incredibly... i would like avi editor to do the same as avi I have registered it.. but dont worry if it is to hard.. cos no one else can do it but ulead at the moment.. (hmm steal there secret eh??) whos stopping you am software :/

AM Software:
It is suspicious that Ulead product made the job that original Autodesk software failed to perform. We didn't see your files (and we could talk about sending sample files to us) - but probably Ulead used some extended FLC file format (perhaps HiColor ?) while AVIedit strictly maintains the backward compatibility with existing "aaplay" software including v1.0 of it :) Therefore we are limited to 256 colors. Also, we do not use dithering, because this will increase the file size many times.
Anyway, we're ready to fair competition.

Name: Alex Luna
Location: Mexico City, DF Mexico
Date: Sunday, April 14, 2002 at 12:24:29
Hi guys, great prog. I love it. Here are my question: Whe i recording a Tv show, why at 18-19 min the prog. stop the recording, this make me record another segment, and in the end i have a lot of segments...there's any way to overide this? I'm working with shareware copy. working with angelpotion codec, and Windows V1 sound. thanks!

AM Software:
Most likely the avi file index size is set to its default value, approx. 30,000 frames, - therefore at 25 fps the index is filled in a 18-20 minutes and the capture ends. Use Capture/Options dialog box to check and increase the index size.

Location: encinitas, CA USA
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2002 at 02:57:19
is there any way to change the framerate in windows movie maker for windows xp??? im editing a skateboarding video and we want some slow motion in there. so if there is anybody that can help, feel free to.

AM Software:
Me personally, if you want to know my experience regarding Windows XP, please look for the article in our site Readings area... He-he... To change avi file frame rate, try our freeware AVIfrate utility. The entire file gets slower to play, without the rendering. Unfortunately, having a Windows Media Video (WMV) or ASF file, you can't change its speed. Especially you can't do this with MS Movie Maker :(
WBR, Alexander Milukov, AM Software

Date: Friday, April 12, 2002 at 23:28:57
hello, i have an avi that has a corrupted header due to data recovery. is it possible to repair/edit the header so the file works again? cheers norman

AM Software:
In theory it is possible. However you must be familiar enough with the header fields. Unfortunately we know no software that works in such a case. In fact, you have to fix the fields using a hex editor, you need to remember the frame width, height, # of frames, bit depth, codec and some other data. It is not too easy.

Name: Walter Savis
Location: Los Angeles, CA USA
Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2002 at 17:54:54
I am very interested in your AVIEDIT software. I ran the trial version and it too crapped out after making a very very small avi. Iam running Windows 2000. Will this problem go away if I purchase your product? Is there a file size limit? Will it run with XP home Edition. You software is what I am lomging for I just want it to work for me.Thx

AM Software:
It depends on what exactly problem you expect to be gone after purchase. Yes AVIedit is limited in file size by approx. 2GB - and 4GB when it creates a file in Timeline editor (make movie option). AVIedit works with XP and 2000; however it is important what exactly are you doing. For example, when you have no Indeo 5 codec installed, you will be unable to watch the movies created using this codec, no matter what operating system you use. And vice versa, once you install the codec, you see it working. It depends :)

Name: George
Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2002 at 01:08:43
I'm trying to capture .BMP pictures from movies to print on my printer. How is the best way to do this using the AVIedit software?

AM Software:
You may wish to start with File/Page setup menu item. This dialog box lets you change the size and placement of the printed picture. Then scroll to the one you need, select it and print it.
Perhaps you'd prefer to apply some filters first (fix the colors, make the picture brighten and contrast) - in this case you must export the processed picture to bmp file (or jpeg, gif etc.) and then you can print it using virtually any software you like, no matter if it allows you to enhance the image (say, even Windows Paint fits).

Name: Lisa Evans
Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2002 at 18:25:00
I'm trying to import 5600 targa or bmp images into aviedit to encode them into a divx avi, but it stops processing them after frame nn. This happened on both my computer, running windows 2000, and another running windows XP. What could be the problem?

AM Software:
It is not the problem but a trial feature :) You can append the small videos later, in order to build the big one. By the way, your question is discussed in a help file, here at the forum, in our articles area (regarding Q3 demos creation) - perhaps nothing is new...

Name: Bas
Date: Sunday, March 31, 2002 at 19:18:25
Great program for capturing and editing, even on my rather slow pentiumII 400 mHz / 392 MB RAM with Miro PCTV Rave it works great! I only have one problem. When capturing a movie with DivX4 slow motion codec and PCM 44.100 Hz/16 bits sound everything is working fine and the image is very fluent with good sound. The only thing is that the filesize is a bit too large for me, so I want to make it smaller by converting the sound to MPEG 3. But when I open the captured movie and try to save it with the sound as MPEG 3 the program freezes and I have to restart the PC or the movie is saved but the sound stutters, when playing the file in AviEdit or MediaPlayer 7. Should I install another codec (I've installed for music the Radium MP3 codec, and for movies DivX 4, DivX 5) or save the movie or sound in another way?

AM Software:
Please make sure your avi file after the capture finishes does not run beyond 2 or 4 Gb size limit. Also, if you want to immediately open and compress the file, probably you must close AVIedit or, at least, shut down the capture system. Otherwise, the file might be still open and therefore non-accessible by other processes.
To make playback more smooth, try saving the file using some interleave factor. This makes smaller the pieces of sound and video that CPU has to decode, and requires less CPU time for that. The file will be bigger than its non-interleaved version. We'd suggest you try a small clip first, just to play with settings.
Personally, we do not think today DivX 5 is a decent product. It looks like DivX 4.13 (he-he...) with some extra features and web advertisement on top. If you can get it work, we celebrate your win. Otherwise we suggest you use either DivX 3.11a or 4.12 (the latest 4.x release, still byggy - but sometimes better than 5.x)
Hopefully it is not the only DivX codec clone :)

Name: tim
La u.s.
Date: Sunday, March 31, 2002 at 10:44:20
i'm trying to edit a movie to where i can chop off the credits at the end. will i have to watch the entire movie or is there a way to skip to the end?

AM Software:
Home, end, ctrl-left, ctrl-right, pg-dn, pg-up, arrow keys - these all can help you. Or click the mouse or drag the scrollbar thumb...

Name: Vesko

Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at 20:41:18
Hi, I've been trying to use "Save As" to futher compress an avi file. It all seem to work ok for a while, but at some point it errors with "could not read file", or simply freezes with "saving file.(filename) 100%" on task bar tool tip (could you put a modal dialog with progress bar or at least percentage indicator at some more obvious place, took me a while to realize that it was actualy doing something and not just bombed out). I use latest version of AVIEdit (build Feb 26 2002) on w2k pro.

AM Software:
AVIedit window header shows you the progress percentage on save. However OpenDML extended files (that can, and sometimes really have more than one RIFF AVI header per file) won't be handled correctly. Maybe it's your case. To get further diagnostics, try our free AVIdiag utility.

Name: Roy
Date: Saturday, March 23, 2002 at 22:29:46
Referring back to my post of Wednesday, February 13, and your reply, when I click on Edit/Info all that happens is a window opens for me to "Set Stream Info." There is nothing about codecs there. I guess some misunderstanding exists.

AM Software:
It looks like you use an older AVIedit version. Current one lets you see codec names there, and also you can see bitmap format and sound properties. It's time to upgrade :)

Name: lee willcox
Location: irving, tx usa
Date: Friday, March 22, 2002 at 20:24:41
I have a solution for the person who has no sound using his Hauppauge WinTV. Look in the winTV directory, there is an censored called audoSEL. You can use it to LINEUP the sound to the right address. You may have to run winTV first for a few seconds. For more details contact me

AM Software:
Thanks for your help, Lee.

Name: GerStud101

Date: Friday, March 22, 2002 at 05:08:04
Im confused. I would like to incert a sound file at a ceretain point in my movie, but whenever i paste it, it just plays at the begining of the movie. how can i put sound files at the correct times. I tried timeline editor, but the sound doesnt play that way. help!

AM Software:
Probably the wav file is compressed - so timeline editor can't play it. In such a case, try opening wav file, and save it as uncompressed. It will take a few times more HDD space - but will be usable in Timeline. Your second question, there is no way to paste the sound when no audio exists. In this case your sound file will start at zero point. However, you can record a silence, add this "sound" to your video track, then paste your wav file inside this silent audio track at arbitrary position. This tricky way, but...

Name: michael
Location: düsseldorf, germany
Date: Thursday, March 21, 2002 at 03:06:20
hi, this tool is realy cool and i think i will buy it but i have two little probs. first my sys:
1200 mhz P3, asus tusl-c motherboard,40 gb hdd,386 mb sd ram, gainward twin view /vivo grafic card, terratec dmx 6fire 24/96 soundcard, win 2000,dx 8.1, divx 5.
i'm captureing my spiderman cartoons but i have allways to many droped frames and audio looses sycronicity. i have tryed a lot of combinations with different frame and bitrates but there are allways droped frames.any solution? greetings -micha

AM Software:
Your system seems to be fast enough to perform a generic capture. However there are some other reasons that can lead to dropped frames (please look through the Forum pages): background applications, network shared drives, fragmented HDDs etc. After all, DivX 5 is not free and obviously it includes an additional authorization code that could (?) make it sometimes slower, or just cause drops. Probably you need to try some other codec (HuffYuv maybe) to make sure the drops are not caused by the codec itself, then try to speed up the system (tune the hard drive caching, remove extra applications that may eat CPU power etc.)

Name: Jimbo B

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 at 02:34:19
I have an avi that is currently 800x600 and 16 bits per pixel. I would like to resize the image. I click on Process > Crop/Resize. From here I select "scale cropped to" and I enter my new dimensions. The I export the avi but it remains 800x600. Cropping the image works correctly, but I cannot seem to get the resizing to work. Thanks in advance. Also, as the support forum grows maybe you can add a search feature to the web site. Tnx. -Jimbo

AM Software:
Currently AVIedit can resize true color clips only, and this is mentioned in a help file. When you need to resize other bit depths, probably the "forced" bit depth would help: in AVI Properties dialog box you see a group of radio buttons that define current or desired color bit depth. If you change hiColor to trueColor, scale should work (though, file will be saved as trueColor picture).

The site search feature would help a bit; however, it is even better to download an entire Forum archive (as of today, about 100KB zip file) and browse it off-line. In this case you could use much more advanced search tools...

Name: Stefan
Location: Ulm, Germany
Date: Monday, March 18, 2002 at 20:10:46
I´ve read your answer to my question regarding FireWire. but still after using DVin, AVIedit shows me a black Picture with the heading. (#0[dvsd] 15377 frames) (name.avi Audio #1) I understood that only the Windows moviemaker would create the wrong AVI Format. And by using the direct way via DVin I could get a usable Format. Did I understand something wrong?

AM Software:
We thought, your problem was the file format difference. If it isn't, then maybe you simply do not have the codec (DV decompressor) installed ? (AVIdiag utility could help to check this).

Name: Josh
Location: Baltimore, MD USA
Date: Saturday, March 16, 2002 at 07:00:15
I just installed AVIEdit after reading many good reviews. I keep getting the following error message when I try to capture video from my JVC Mini DV:"Capture Driver isn't connected". What does this mean, how can I fix it?

AM Software:
Please see a few previous posts... While AVIedit can't download the DV from camcorders via firewire, use DVio or other tools. Or, having a capture card, try to switch to WDM capture mode.

Name: MarkP

Date: Friday, March 15, 2002 at 20:20:39
Hey Alex - well I bought AVIEdit - now I'm happy with being able to arrange my movies. One question - is there any way to preview audio in the timeline editor? It would be great if there was, so that I could line up audio tracks with film clips properly - currently I just have to guess from the look of the audio clip and then render it and check. Otherwise, it's great!

AM Software:
Mark, unfortunately there is no way to hear the audio without the rendering. For a video effects it was much easier to implement instant preview from timeline... We hope this will be improved.
Just a trick, use the time zoom-in and render only the visible part of the project, to keep the rendering time short. Obviously it's not the best way, but a work around.

Name: Stefan Fenster
Location: Ulm, Germany
Date: Friday, March 15, 2002 at 16:36:21
I have the same Problem as Chris. I´m using a digital video Cam and Capturing the videos via FireWire into my WinXP Notebook using Windows movieamker. It seems that AVIedit is a good Prog. if it would work with me. SO?? How can I capture Videos from my VideoCamera? I get the Message "Can´t find VCapture::IAMStreamConfig" when pushing the VideoCam Icon. I also can not convert my existing AVI FIles because of the message "Failed to connect AVI Splitter->DV Splitter: 0x80040207" Can I use AVIedit at all with my HArdware (Video firewire) or do I need a other Prog?

AM Software:
Yes, and no.
DV capture (via firewire, or 1394 card) is very different from analog video capture. It looks much closer to download the huge avi file from your DV camcorder (which acts like a portable streamer, a tape backup device). AVIedit does not allow "downloading" DV from camera, but if you have a capture card like miroDC10+ or TV tuner card with SVHS input jack (like AverMedia or FlyVideo cards) then you can capture (not download) the DV video in AVIedit, using your camera analog video output pins.
There are many DV i/o software titles around, that will copy your DV videos to the hard drive, into avi files. For example, DVio is freeware and only 30KB in size.
Regarding the first error message you mentioned, most likely AVIedit failed to find any analog video capture card on your PC. As we said, your FireWire card is not exactly that AVIedit needs for capture.
The second error message occurs when you're trying Tools/DV converter for avi files that are not DV Type 1. Or, perhaps, the DirectX version is too old. The problem with Type1 and Type2 avi files was introduced by Microsoft, and DirectX claimed to be the best multimedia solution. Thus, our file converter relies on Microsoft' way to fix their own problems :(

Name:Pamela Anderson
Date: Thursday, March 14, 2002 at 10:17:41
ok lets see how I explain this.. now... I have a stream with a RGB of 0,0,0 (black) and there is a Red square in the middle... this will be transparent over my other video clip stream.. now... When i use the filter I can achieve this rather easily.. and I like what I see in the Preview.. But now the tricky part.. How do I save this as 1 AVI file.. cos when I go save it only saves the first stream meaning the Video clip, not the transparent overlay... asn inexperienced AVi edit user I havent figured this out yet.. But I learn quickly so I may have allready figured it out before you can answer it but just incase.. please help

AM Software:
There is an important difference between save and export. The help file explains this fully. When you save, you can cut and paste entire frames, and can avoid recompression, thus saving the source video quality. There is no way to apply filters. Unlike save, export lets you change the frames interior: adjust brightness, add effects, apply layers etc. However export always decompresses your picture, this may affect the quality and is slower than save without recompression. This is just a tradeoff...
Do not forget to check "what to filter" - export option in the Filter dialog box.

Name: JG
Date: Monday, March 11, 2002 at 21:49:25
I don't get any sound when trying to capture with my Hauppauge WinTV Theater. Why???

AM Software:
There can be two reasons: the audio track is captured with zero level, or the audio isn't captured at all. If the captured avi file has the audio track, then check the recording level (it's not the same as system tray Volume applet) and the input line that is assigned for recording. Often there is a microprone input set by default.
If you do not see audio track in the captured file, then click Capture/Options menu item and check audio options there.

Name: Chris
Location: flint, mi usa
Date: Saturday, March 9, 2002 at 03:56:45
I am trying to use avi edit to capture video. I have successfully captured video with only windows movie maker, but that program is crap. I get an error that says "Capture sequence failed" every time I try to capture video. Any solutions?

AM Software:
It looks like your capture driver works in WDM mode (many ATI drivers work in this mode only!) but AVIedit expects to use VfW mode. Try to clear "use legacy VfW" option on the Capture tab of the Options/Preferences dialog box.
If the VfW mode is the only that works for you, try to change video format using three buttons in Driver grop of the Capture Options dialog box. Also, this message pops when too much frames were dropped during capture.

Date: Friday, March 8, 2002 at 21:00:40
Just what happened to the handsome photograph of Alexander in the "About AviEdit" option... its gone.

AM Software:
Hmm... it was black'n white... Now you can see Alexander both in site About section, and in Help file, fully colored :))

Name: Aviedit Necronomicon

Date: Friday, March 8, 2002 at 20:50:11
IS there any versions of avi edit coming out cos I look at Avi edit and i registered heavy user..and cannot see a reason for it to be updated, it has everything it can possibly have now... will yous continue to update this AviEdit?

AM Software:
It's a strange question... AVIedit gets updated regularly, and will be continued, of course.

Name: K. Georg

Date: Friday, March 8, 2002 at 12:22:24
Hi, What about subtitle files? AVIEDIT may work with that or not? best regards KG

AM Software:
Currently it doesn't work. Most likely, it will.

Name: Danny
Date: Thursday, March 7, 2002 at 19:07:35
I have a avi file whit a error in the middle.I want to repair it.How i can do that?

AM Software:
For some types of errors in avi files we have both the solution and the guide. See our Readings section please. For the rest of errors, it may be wise to start with tutorials on hand... (btw, "error" is too common word to say what is wrong in your particular case - be a little more descriptive)

Name: Rod Barker

Date: Thursday, March 7, 2002 at 00:10:07
Hi Im just starting with this proggy and would like to know how l go about the following , l have an avi short clip that is 400x200 , l want to place this entire clip in the centre of a 512x512 image background so that my new movie would play at 512x512 with the small movie now in the centre , how do l do this . Thanks Guys Rod

AM Software:
Short answer: Process/Filter/Layer. Set your movie clip the second video stream. Set your background image as the first stream. Enter desired X and Y values for layer position, then export the clip.

Name: fish

Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2002 at 19:16:06
Is there any way of using this or any other program to 'label' an avi or divx in the top corner of every frame to personalise it? I have seen avis with this feature on because someone has used a demo version of an editing program.

AM Software:
Any video editor except the Windows Movie Maker does this. In AVIedit you can use Layer filter.

Name: Jhon WIlliams

Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2002 at 19:08:25
Hello.. I have a busness and I need to install avi edit on around 18 machines.. do you think a site licence will be better then getting 18 copies?? as i could not find the details to this in your site. oh and Nick.. good job :)

AM Software:
The prices are subject to change without notice. Please visit RegNow site order page to see what volume discounts we offer.

Name: J. Moss
Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2002 at 18:36:11
Sorry if i seem like a selfish person cos Avi Edit really has all u need but... i have like a slower then usual computer.. and even on the lowest preview view it takes along time to scroll across a file from start to there a way to make the preview pics even smaller??.. I usually use a romote computer to get the best out of Avi Edit and find it awesome.. ooh and another question to Nick.. HOW DID HE BUILD SOMETHING AS GOOD AS THIS INTO SUCH A SMALL FILE SIZE.. its incredible!!!!

AM Software:
You can hit gray plus or gray minus key, to get the frames zoomed in, or zoomed out... They will look smaller.

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