Location: Ketchikan, AK USA
Date: Friday, December 7, 2001 at 02:03:01
hi, i needed some low cost video editing software
to be able to use my Adobe Premier 5.1 since my ATI 64MB Radeon DDr video
card is not "compatible" which means that you need to convert raw vcr
video into avi before import to the Premiere. anyway...
i wanted to know if the unregistered version of AVIedit has any disabling
feature after Capture... mainly because everything worked just fine.
the quality was outstanding, the ease of the program is great....
BUT my captured files are slow and play only about 3 frames out of
maybe 155MB of footage and NO SOUND at all. also my system hangs
every once and a while which is my own computer problem
and way outside your own realm.
i set the frame rate at 15 which usually is cool and 16 bit Stereo
which is no problem for my machine. i play windows media player with
sound all the time no problem.
for $25 nice cool dollars... PLEASE tell me that you disabled the Capture
mechanism in this way.
AND I KNOW YOU DID NOT...accccccccggggghhhhh...
i really want this to work.
soitgoes, smitty, alaska
Unfortunately the capture features of AVIedit aren't blocked in a trial
version :) However many problems with ATI cards and existing software
are discussed well on their site. In short, you may need to use WDM mode
instead of VfW to get it worked, because the ATI guys stopped to offer
so-called WDM-to-VfW wrapper functions in their newest drivers.
Name: Pat Davis
Location: Ava, Missouri USA
Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2001 at 21:43:18
Thanks for responding. It helped. The only
problem I have left is that the Export feature quit
working, and I cannot figure out why. Yesterday I was able to export
all the frames I wanted, and I could modify, resize, etc.
Today, when I click "export" nothing happens at all.
It is simply not exporting the frames. I even searched the entire
computer to see if by chance they were going to some obscure
directory, and they are nowhere!
Strange - but it seems nothing was selected before you proceed...
Location: Ava, Missouri USA
Date: Sunday, December 2, 2001 at 10:39:39
AM Software wrote:
"There are two ways to get pictures off a movie.
If you have MotionJPEG compressed avi file (MJPG codec) then AVIedit
will extract images lossless, directly to jpg files. If
your movie uses another codec, you still can export pictures
to jpeg (using Options/Preferences to set the format) but this
way will be lossy."
Well, I am very new to all this and I'd like to know how
I can know if I have or do not have MotionJPEG compressed avi
files. Also, how come when I export a frame the resulting picture
is so tiny. Can it be exported bigger size? Should I have
captured at a higher resolution in the first place?
Thanks very much for any help!
When you load a movie in AVIedit, there is an information line
right over the filmstrip. It says something like
#0 [abcd] Start: 0, Length: nnn... - here abcd means
your video compressor's abbreviated name (identifier). For the
MotionJPEG compressed movies you will see
either MJPG or dmb1 (Matrox used this one). In other
cases AVIedit will fail to do a lossless export and
will pop up some message.
For a lossless export there is no way to affect the picture, including
scale or sharpen. This is because we get byte-to-byte the same picture
as it was in the movie. To get a bigger one you must capture at higher
Unlike that, lossy export allows you to resize images when
you export them. However, the images captured at higher resolutions will
look better than just scaled, anyway.
Finally, don't let the words to fool yourself. Approximately a 80% of
cases an average human eye will not see any difference between the lossy and lossless
export results. Sometimes the rest 20% is important, but sometimes it isn't.
Location: Sanford, NC United States
Date: Saturday, December 1, 2001 at 04:55:26
I was intrigued by your program to workaround
the 2gb limit. While promising, when I combined the clips together to
make one MPEG file of a concert video, there were just enough missing
frames in between the end of the previous file and the begining of
the next that caused the music to miss about 1/4-1/8 of a beat. Is there
a setting I am missing that will prevent it from dropping any
frames when the next file begins, giving me a smooth,
skip-free master? I use up to 25gb of hard disk space to capture with
a 1ghz Athlon processor and 128mb of RAM. Thanks!
To be short, there is no such a magic setting. But you still can do
something to keep this drop out even smaller. It is there because the
system needs to allocate some space for the captured files, it needs
to initialize the codec and to do some other stuff. It's hard to
avoid these delays, but there are few tricks that may help to keep delays
These methods should not be used for everyday life. Try them only when
- shut down any network activity (e-mail poller, web downloader, chat/ICQ)
- defragment your HDD(s)
- if possible, use a dedicated physical drive for capture (do not place
Windows swap file there, or any system files)
- limit the write-behind cache size low
- remove any other background tasks (reminder, clock, antiviral monitor)
- use the fast and not outdated video codec (that means, stop using
Cinepak, Indeo, MS Video 1 and RLE)
- disable screensaver
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at 18:16:52
I'm trying to create a DivX AVI by importing a
sequence of TARGA frames. The initial problem I had was that my
TARGA files were Run-Length Encoded and AVIEdit didn't
like that. Once I changed the TARGAs to not use RLE,
AVIEdit started to import just fine. My problem now is that
I can't seem to get AVIEdit to import more than 60 frames!
After 60 frames it just stops as if it has finished what
it has been asked to do. Is there a limit to
the number of frames that can be imported at a time?
For a trial version, we thought it is enough, just to see how the Import
works... This is mentioned in AVIedit help file.
Regarding your RLE encoded TARGA file, it would be interesting
to receive a copy of the file that AVIedit failed to import.
This would allow us to trace the problem down.
Location: Moscow, RU Russia
Date: Sunday, November 25, 2001 at 02:46:08
I need to resize avi: 640x480 -> 320x200. But
when I tried to do it with AviEdit, syncronization of sound and video
How can I resize avi correctly?
Just a common mistake. You must either use a synchronous built-in audio
hardware (that share the same quartz with video grabber chip), or
use 1:1 interleave factor when saving a file (or even some other), or maybe
try adjusting video playback frame rate just by few tenths of a percent.
This will change overall clip duration, so you could match it against audio
track. See http://forum.ixbt.com (in Russian) for more information.
Location: Regina, Canada
Date: Saturday, November 24, 2001 at 06:24:04
I have been searching for a software program
that would let me place a watermark on avi or mpeg videos that
i create & i haven't had any luck. If anyone knows of such a software
program could you please point me in the right direction?
Right but expensive direction is, obviously, Adobe Premiere :)
You can superimpose an image over the video track in AVIedit, too.
It would not be a true watermark, but (after all) we're not sure you
could retrieve the watermark after some strong compression (by definition
it would use 'lossy' algorithms).
Date: Thursday, November 22, 2001 at 12:51:07
Hi, I want to cut a part out of an avi file,
but every time I save it, there's no sound. How can I save the file
with both audio and video ??
Most likely you tried to save Type1 DV avi file. The problem is that audio
stream in such a file is "mixed" into each video frame data (interleaved).
Unlike that mix, conventional RIFF avi files (also known as Type2) expect an
audio track to be found in an independent (separate) stream. Try to convert
your file from Type1 to Type2 first.
Location: São Paulo, SP Brasil
Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2001 at 19:35:28
I just want to know if it is possible to open two .avi files and play
them with a transiction controled by a clic, for example, on the space
bar. In other words, I want to play the first .avi file (in loop), and then
clic the space bar to change to the second file. Thanks for any help...
Hmm... not sure what exactly you need... Probably it isn't currently
Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at 10:35:51
Hi, this question may sound dumb, but I can't
figure out how to register the program. I have the code and all, but I cant
open the program. I get the message "Sorry, Your 30-day trial has expired..."
After that the program just shuts down. I've tried setting the date
back and all but I cant get the program to run so I can register
and use the program again. Any help would be great. Thanks.
In About dialog box you could see the days remaining.
We assumed that thirty days trial period is big enough to see if you like
to use AVIedit or not... In such a case please
contact us very soon.
Location: Lexington, KY USA
Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2001 at 06:39:15
I get an error 'Videoformat not get' when
I delete multiple frames. It deletes fine, but
I get this error. Just wondering...
In a very outdated AVIedit versions this error message can happen
if there is no capture hardware detected, but you tried to open
capture window. In this case AVIedit asked a non-existing capture
device about the frame size each time it wanted to re-paint main
window. Of course, it failed to get any video capture information and
reported the error.
For about a year such an error was hopefully never more reported, so
maybe your AVIedit version needs to be updated.
Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2001 at 02:54:51
Ciao! and "bravo" for your AVIEdit!
I just downloaded it, and I started to use it: very good, simple, immediat,
but... I look everywhere for "SAVE", just save, not "save as", just to
save the changes I made on some file. I'm so stupid, or it does'nt
exist?!? And: It's possible to open two or more files at the same
time? Last: it's possible to ear/see an AVI file more slowly
(slowlier?!?!) than normal?
Thanks a lot for your answers
You must save your file with new name just because avi files are often
so huge, and there is no way to keep an entire file in memory, while
it is written over an existing one. Unlike plain text files, avi movies
have much more complex interlals, so it is not possible to write
changes in a file "in-place". After all, if writing over, on power failure
or system hangup you'd get a damaged file.
Some AVIedit features that affect header only, write to the same file
You can place few video and audio streams simultaneously using File/Merge
menu item. Then, you can edit them using clipboard. Before you save the
result, it is highly recommended to cut off all the additional streams,
except one video and one audio.
In timeline editor you can build projects using multiple files at a time.
With AVIedit you can change AVI frame rate freely, thus making the clip
faster or slower.
However you can't change the sound speed and/or pitch using the same way.
Location: Caracas, Venezuela
Date: Saturday, November 10, 2001 at 18:03:04
Hello again! Thanks for your answer. I'm quite new working with video files but as far as I know your software is great! I have done many things with it and hope to do some more! I also want to tell you that this forum and the FAQ are very useful and most of my questions were already answered there. Thanks! Thanks! Thanks!
Location: Caracas, Venezuela
Date: Thursday, November 8, 2001 at 15:45:07
Hello. I want to join two avi files
I generated. The size of the first file is 2 Gb and the second one
is 949 Mb. When I try to open the first one I get an error message
that says: "Unable to open ...(filename)... 0x800440C7", the
second one I can open, does this have something
to do with file size?. What's this and how can I fix it?
I have a Windows ME, Pentium 4 1.6Ghz processor, about 30Gb
of free hd and 768 Mb of RAM memory. PLEASE HELP ME!
If your file exceeds 2GB you may get in trouble. This is rather a common
avi file format limitation, because the data fields can be up to 32 bits wide,
2^32=4GB, and most significant bit is used for error state indication. So,
we finish up with 2GB. It's not a real problem as long as you compress your
file using high quality codecs (MS MPEG4, DivX etc.) - the savings will be
about 90% of size!
Location: Aalborg, Denmark
Date: Thursday, November 8, 2001 at 04:05:41
Hi - I simply can't find a way
to rotate a movie. I have tried to enable 90 degrees rotation
in crop/resize but nothing seems to happen. please help me.
Most likely you used Save option, instead of Export. To apply in-frame effects,
crop and rotate you must Export the file. This is one of the FAQ discussed
in a help file. Please do not miss it...
Location: PA, PA USA
Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2001 at 01:08:10
Can I use this software to extract .JPG stills
from my .AVI movies ? How much does it cost ?
There are two ways to get pictures off a movie. If you have MotionJPEG
compressed avi file (MJPG codec) then AVIedit will extract images lossless,
directly to jpg files. If your movie uses another codec, you still can
export pictures to jpeg (using Options/Preferences to set the format) but
this way will be lossy. That means, exported image won't be byte-identical
to the same frame in the movie.
Trial period is free for 30 days, then you must either register AVIedit
for $25, or stop using it.
Location: NA, NA USA
Date: Sunday, November 4, 2001 at 09:48:01
Ok i have a problem. Every time i try
to open an AVI file it says illegal operation what do i do?
Try the same using a different PC. We think it is rather a system bug.
If it persists, try another avi file. Send us AVIDiag log files. Then
we might continue.
Name: Gregor Peyton
Location: wainwright AB, AB Canada
Date: Saturday, November 3, 2001 at 20:06:32
whwenever i try to paste to movies together
i get the error message: cannot paste into this stream compression isnt
supported. i tried every thing in the help menu. please tell me what
Probably the files you're trying to join use different compressors, or
different picture sizes. Also this error may occur when you mix
two audio or two video streams simultaneously. Maybe you'd use Timeline
editing mode with more success...
Location: Phx, AZ USA!
Date: Thursday, November 1, 2001 at 13:20:02
Sorry for my ignorance!! I found my answer ...
finally. It was from a previous post by: Name:Jim Williams
Email:email@example.com New ZealandDate: Thursday, June 7, 2001
No problem with us ;)
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