Name: Adil Cinar
Location: melbourne, Vic Australia
Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at 15:27:21
AVI editor is an absolute brilliant peice of
software and its composite overlay options rock..
BUT there is a few niggling bugs that tear my hair out..
Ok I dont know who made the help file, but I presume it was
someone who doesnt know much about the software, for
instance I wanted to merge two files together (which I ended up doing)
but then to my absolute disgust I could not save it!!!.. only
the top stream got saved and the overlay didnt.. in the help file
it says somthing like go to the option screen and check
the box "bmp export" or somthing but this doesnt exist
in the options!!.. i checked everywhere it doesnt exist
thereby I could not save it.. and when i downloaded version
3.31 it didnt even work!!.. the
screen is all stuffed up and doesnt display at all, this happened
even when I downloaded it again.. I also was
very very upset that when I exported the file
as a FLI file I could not play it in AUTODESK ANIMATOR..
which is a superb old dos animator.. DONT GET ME WRONG THOUGH.. AVI
EDITOR is a superb program and its ideas are
absolutely original and brilliant, and its composite overlay
options are excellent and accurate but it
just has a few problems that stop it from being THE
ULTIMATE AVI EDITOR.. please fix these bugs or tell
me what im doing wrong as I really
love this program (and NEED IT) and want to
register it as soon as possible.
You made the wrong thing and you got the wrong result.
The AVIedit Help file prevents you from merging the way you did
it. Ok. You got what you were warned about...
The FLI compatibility will be checked once again. Thank you.
Regarding the 3.31 problem, just wait a day or two while we
try it on different OS/hardware combinations...
Date: Monday, January 21, 2002 at 00:24:59
Ok now when i try to save it goes a
while and it says " cannot read file" (or something like that).
The video is perfect but no sound. plz forgive me for
past annoyances :)
Most likely either you have Type1 DV avi file (there is no separate audio
stream) or maybe just a truncated (eg. broken download) avi file. The AVIdiag
reports may help to see what happens... If Type1 DV avi, it would be wise
to convert it to Type2 first.
Name: Gregg Thompson
Location: Louisville, ky USA
Date: Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 20:53:36
Sorry about the previous question your help
file worked great and I got the answer I needed. However, is there one
compressor that is more standard out there then another? What I mean
is I am sending BBall vids to like 300 college coaches and after
editing them is there one compressor which would be more widely
accepted by various software packages then others?
Also is there one that would produce the best quality?
Sorry to be a pain. P.S. your software is a lot of fun to use!!
You're very kind, though you ask about really impossible compressor... Lets
In fact, you must either use some good CD autorun wizard, to let your
friends install the codec in a seconds just before they continue, or you
need to choose the codec from the ones installed by default...
Much more codecs listed here:
(formerly http://www.webartz.com/fourcc/ )
- DivX 4.xx - probably the best compression/quality ratio, however it's currently very buggy
- DivX 3.xx - nearly the same quality, stable but illegal (based on MS MPEG4 hacked codec)
- Indeo 5.x - not as good but stable and legal (freeware), not included into Windows
- Indeo 3.x - even worse quality, but included into Windows
- Cinepack - its quality was superior a few years ago; also included into Windows
- MS Video 1 - just avoid using this dinosaur
- MS Rle - the same piece :(
Per our thoughts, you must not use AngeloPotion MPEG4 codec because it often
ruins your registry (not all but video settings), also it would be rather a
bad idea to use proprietary codecs and/or very rare or unsupported codecs.
It is a chance you'd leave alone with these, if their vendor(s) go
off the scene...
Name: Gregg Thompson
Location: Louisville, ky USA
Date: Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 20:32:20
Should be real simple but I can't figure
it out. I have a bunch of 30 second AVIs of my daughter playing BBall
all I want to do is trim off the 1st 10 or so seconds depending on
the action going on. After that I just want save it as a
new file. Just trim and save. Can anyone help me?
Please e-mail me if you can. Thanks Gregg
You need to select the range of frames that you want to cut off, then
click Del or Shift-Del. (To delete video only, or video+audio, respectively.)
Then click Save, of course.
Name: Nick Harris
Location: Perth, WA Australia
Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 05:28:00
Just wondering, I'm doing some captures
off the tv which are about 2 hours, and for some reason when
I select make new file after 2gigs it does each file to 2.470gigs and
then makes a new file, I've just downloaded the v3.3 now,
going to test that, but in this version can i set
the file size that i want?
It's hard to foresee the file size because it depends on compression
type, frame rate, picture size and even tape quality. Some codecs
allow you to limit their data rate and, in turn, the file size, but
some others can't. To keep the best compatibility with other software,
you need to keep the file size under 2GB. In AVIedit, you can limit
the capture time for this, say by 10 minutes each. The smaller files
are easier to manage than one huge file.
Date: Saturday, January 12, 2002 at 22:20:00
Need step by step instructions on splitting
an avi file in half..I have no clue..
The topic is called How Do I... and the instruction
Name: Orson Oehlers
Date: Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 23:25:09
When i'm saving to uncomressed avi and
the file is smaller than 2gb it plays fine in windows media player.
but when it's bigger than 2gb it doesn't, why?
My system configuration:
ADM Athlon 1.33GHz
WD Caviar 60GB HD
256MB DDR SDRAM
In avi format the size fields are 32 bit integers. That means, all
pieces of an avi file must be under 232=4G in size. However
some applications treat the integer value as negative, if its most
significant bit is set. (And positive if it is clear). Obviously this
is an error (and even more, old MCI applications are limited to 1GB
in file size) but you can work around it by saving some smaller uncompressed
Location: Crawfordsville, in USA
Date: Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 15:36:34
I downloaded the English version and when I go
to run setup, I get an error message stating that there is
an "Invalid CRC! The package has been corrupted". I have more than
enough coumputer power, and I run Windows ME,,, I have Downloaded
this 3 times with the same result. Any suggestions??
Perform an Anti-Viral check please. Or try to download bypassing your
proxy server and/or
using some download manager
Location: Staten Island, NY USA
Date: Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 03:02:36
I installed "Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia 1995"
(1992-1996 date on CD) on my Windows ME machine.
Everything works fine... including AVI videos, however,
the AVI "slideshows" and AVI "Guided Tour" have sound but no picture...
instead I get this message -
"video not available: cannot find the 'vids:cvid' decompressor."
Also, my "Apple Quicktime" won't start and I get the message...
"all the files needed were not installed: please update to
the latest version of quicktime."
Are my "slideshows" not running because of "Quicktime" or
is there something else wrong?
MY MACHINE: (skipped...),
Please keep in mind that we do not support third-party products.
In fact, you already got the advice: you need to install the codec
for CVID and you need to install QuickTime.
Please visit this web page (it's the best known list of video codecs)
press Ctrl+F (to get a search dialog box) and enter CVID there. Or locate
this codec FourCC manually. Then download and install the codec.
Apple QuickTime can be installed from their site:
Location: Norristoun, pa USA
Date: Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 01:49:28
I had a 700 mb file and i wanted to make
it smaler. i did some stuff and i went to save it. it took
like 2 hr and when it was over the .avi had no sound.!!!
We started MS Word2000. We did some stuff and it ran out of memory.
Do you know why ?
Location: Ravensburg, Germany
Date: Monday, January 7, 2002 at 21:55:58
I'm a very new user of AVIedit and
want to import JPEG images to AVIedit and generate from this
pictures a video with fade in and fade out between the pictures
I'tried this with File, Import pictures, then select pictures,
then select video compressing
and then i get always error message
'Unable to open outputBM.avi' 0x8004406D
Where to setup outputBM.avi ?? or what's wrong ??
Please give me some tipp
OutputBM.avi is used as the special filename. When you import or
export images, this avi file is created as an intermediate storage.
Normally it is created in the current directory (where the imported images
are) and should be opened fine. Maybe there is a write-protected media,
it's hard to say... In fact we're ready with an updated version (it is
not available for download yet) where you can change this file name
and location (path to the folder). This might help.
Location: Vancouver, BC Canada
Date: Monday, January 7, 2002 at 09:35:38
GREAT PROGRAM!.....Ive been using this for
a few days now, somehow i messed something up and now I cant caputre
audio? Can you help me?
The answer depends on what did you mean saying "cant caputre".
Maybe you have set a zero recording input level using Windows Mixer.
Maybe you have plugged a line-in jack into the microphone input, or
vice versa. Maybe you clicked some of the 'mute' buttons. Or maybe
you have the Capture sound option unchecked (in AVIedit Capture options
dialog box). Maybe there is a hardware failure...
Date: Monday, January 7, 2002 at 01:50:31
I have been trying to use avi edit
to work with divX 4.12 files but they cause an
error in kernel32.dll. The program works great with miro dv
captured files and will convert these into Divx files but
as soon as these are loaded back into aviedit then problems,
same with divx files created with virtualdub, I like the program,
can you help me?
We have no reason to love the DivX 4.xx developers anymore. The
number of their codecs life-critical errors exceed the threshold
we can tolerate. It seems, the untouched :) DivX 3.11a was the best
possible MPEG4 codec and it still is. At least, it is very stable
and you do not need to choose the codec's version number by the
list of bugs it fixes and/or adds.
In other words, AVIedit uses the same way to deal with different
codecs, so if one codec works, but another fails, then it is that codec
problem, not AVIedit's fault.
Date: Monday, December 31, 2001 at 01:02:30
Hi there.Your Programme is excellent!But how
can i cut Audio and Video Stream at the same time???is that possible?
Cutting the video itself causes to hear the soundtrack from
the scenes i cut befor u know...Thx in advance
Please hold down SHIFT key before you hit Del.
Date: Friday, December 28, 2001 at 22:56:52
having problems with version AviEdit 3.3. I found AviEdit ist a
great tool to make multilanguage DivX-Movies. I create two avi files,
one with the soundtrack in german, another one with the
soundtrack in english.
Loading the first one then merging the second. I've got
two video and two audio tracks deleting one
video track and saving the rest withound reencoding end in an avi with
2 audio track, perfectly playable with appropiate players.
It worked out fine a few times, but now AviEdit crashes or exits
without any comment, when I'm trying to save the avi. I
found out so far, that AviEdit don't like one of the Avis. But
I don't know what to do, to correct the avis, that AviEdit can work
Any help would be highly appreciated.
When you save the file, it must have one or more video streams, and
one or more audio streams. In fact, you can even create the file without
a video stream, or without audio at all. There should be no problem (assuming
the file is not broken). However, when you export the movie, there should
be one video stream, and zero or one audio stream. Maybe this makes the
difference. If you could find the group of files that always give an error,
and they summary size is under 1MB, then please e-mail them to us, or give
the internet URL to allow us a download. Will see what happens...
Name: K. Jones
Date:Friday, December 28, 2001 at 05:11:09
I can't get any of my .avi movies taken with my Fuji
2800 digi camera in Quicktime format to play or work with your
program. Is there a fix for this?
No fix is needed.
By some funny reason Apple calls any .avi movie that is compressed using
the MotionJPEG (MJPG) codec as the 'Quicktime' movie. Obviously there
is nothing made by Apple itself, nor made in Quicktime tools.
To play your avi files that are compressed with MJPG compressor
you need MJPG decompressor - that's all, folks :) Please see the FAQ:
Name: Jan Erik Smith
Date: Thursday, December 27, 2001 at
I know how to split an
AVI file and all that, but i have trouble with finding the split
point. I dont know how to find the halfway of the file. Using the
cursors take forever. Is it a key or something that can get me to
halfway of the video?
Since the video files have the different number of frames (and frames can
have the different size) we never thought about splitting avi's exactly
at the middle. If you can tolerate some misplace of the cut point, then
you could use anything of these for navigation: PgUp/PgDn, Ctrl-Left and Ctrl-Right,
Shift-Left and Shift-Right. After all, you can just drag the scrollbar thumb
to the desired position using the mouse (while not playing, though).
For some better precision you can then scroll the frames by using Left and Right
arrow keys alone.
Finally, you can hit S key to enter selection range manually. Sometimes this
is the fastest method.
amsterdam, nh netherlands
Date: Thursday, December 27,
2001 at 21:55:17
can i reverse an avi movie (record it backwards)
At capture time, you can't (unless you play the tape backward using
your VCR). However you can reverse an avi clip while you edit it.
you can Export it to the new avi or to a series of bmp/tga/jpg images,
in reverse frame numbers order. To do this, click Export button while SHIFT
key is hold down. Or, click Options/Preferences menu item, select Export tab
and check the "...reverse order" option.
Date: Monday, December 24, 2001 at
I am really confused on how to split an AVI file.
You must select a piece of a file and delete it. Then save the remaining
part. Re-open the file and this time delete the part that is already saved.
Save the rest.
Guys, what is the reason for us to write the Help file,
if you never read it ? Or please, look a few previous posts re: this question...
Date: Monday, December 17, 2001 at 21:37:01
I have a movie for kids that has 1 swear
word in (I was shocked) I would just like to remove this one word
and keep the vidio without screwing up the sync of the sound-video.
AVIedit Rocks 8)
It is not too easy... You need to locate the frames where the offending word
appears, and try to select the appropriate piece of the audio. The selection
can be done the same way as you do for video stream: click to mark in-point,
then shift-click to mark out-point. To keep the lip-sync you must remember
the length of audio you want to cut off, then cut this word off the soundtrack,
and then insert some audio data of the same length. The last step is the
most involved. In a worst case you can select something near to the cut point,
and paste its 'copy' in place. This will give a bit jerky sound here, but
will keep the sync. Maybe it would be better to insert some kind of noise
there, or just a silence. You need to experiment.
Maybe you'd prefer to save audio track alone, edit it using another software,
namely using audio editor like CoolEdit or SoundForge, then merge it
back to the original video.
Name: Romina Martínez
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Date: Sunday, December 16, 2001 at 08:02:09
Hi, I downloaded the AVI frame rate
conversor, extracted it in a new folder (from now "folder1"), and
everything seemed to be ok, but when I tried to launch it,
it says "Can't open the folder1/avifrate.exe". So I put "accept",
then a window appears, and it seems to be ok again, everything
works but the "open file" do nothing :(
I don't know what the problem is, I downloaded it again
and installed it over and over, but I don't see anything
wrong with the instlallation. Can you help me...?
There are two ways. You can either to describe us your system
configuration in details, and what you're doing step by step, and probably
it will finally work for you, - or you can change your avi frame rate using
AVIedit' file header access feature. It does nearly the same as the
AVIfrate, and for some tasks you never will want any extra features.
Just try it...
Name: Stefano Gárete
Location: Santiago, Chile
Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 16:46:53
Hello, I tried to change the frame size
of a video ( 160x120 >> 320x240 ), but
when I save it, the size remains the same as of previous (source) video.
It seems you used Save option, instead of Export.
There is an important
difference between them:
- Save allows you to operate entire frames
as a whole picture (no filters can be applied) and often allows you
to edit the file without re-compression
Export always makes decompression of the picture to the bitmap
image, so you could apply any filter (like in Adobe Photoshop), or
crop, rotate and change the size of the frame
Name: rui vasconcelos
Date: Sunday, December 9, 2001 at 18:58:11
hi. how do i split a avi file?
can anyone help me
thanx in advance
Start AVIedit, click Help menu item, then locate the group
of topics called "How Do I...", click it and see
"...split a large movie" topic.
Location: Camp, NSW Australia
Date: Sunday, December 9, 2001 at 05:20:52
Just downloaded AVI Edit so that i can chop a
800mb file in half. (or to a 650mb and 150 mb file)
Anyway i cant figure out how to do it
ive been trying for a while, but im very computer stupid
Could someone please help me?
Start AVIedit, click Help menu item, then locate the group
of topics called "How Do I...", click it and see
"...split a large movie" topic. If still no success, drop
us an e-mail about what goes wrong.
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