Location: Nottingham, U.K.
Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2001 at 16:45:57
I have followed the instructions for making a
fade between two movies. It works fine except the soundtrack is not
there after joining the two parts.
There is the note about missed sound, both in the online sample and
in the help file. Currently you can merge any "external" sound file
after you created a movie with fadings, via AVIedit File/Merge menu item.
If we will create a full-mode (with soundtracks) timeline editor,
probably the Adobe will hate us :(
Without any joke, we're working on this Timeline improvement too.
Name: Sean Karak
Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2001 at 07:56:22
I downloaded a trial version of AviEdit. Everything
works great, EXCEPT, I am unable to rotate frames. I select the frames I want
to rotate, I go to the Crop/Resize plug-in in the process menu, and
I select rotate 90, 180, or 270 degress--no matter what I do
(I press of after selecting degress), the frames do not rotate. Am I doing
something wrong, or is this just a limation of the shareware?
Probably neither of these. To really see frames rotated, you need
to export them to a new avi file. You may ask, why ?
Other filters that AVIedit can apply do not require the frame
dimensions to be changed. But Crop, Resize and Rotate assume that
after you process the movie it will have a different picture size.
This is why is should be exported first.
Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2001 at 00:52:52
Thanks. I really do have different formats for
each file however I do not need to join the clips into one file,
they can stay as distinct clips. I had not read the "readings" as I was
not interested in fixing a broken AVI just cutting up a good one. After
reading all about keyframes I deleted from just after a keyframe to
just below another and that gave me then "No Recompression" option.
I then hit another possible snag. With one AVI file I get the
error "Can't read file" when trying to save the clip. I can play
the entire clip, (160 secs), in AVIEdit with no problems and the output
file appears to be OK. The audio on this file is 320 kBit/s, 48,000Hz MP3.
I read somewhere that there was a problem with the higher bitrates
but since I was requesting "No Recompression" I hoped this would be OK.
As Vadym asked, is Audio "always" re-compressed and is that causing a problem?
What is the best quality MP3 sound that AVIEdit can handle?
I'm glad that the resultant clip was OK but would like to avoid the
Some avi files have a different # of frames mentioned in a stream header
and in a file header (usually plus-minus one). When AVIedit saves such a
file without a recompression,
it copies all existing samples (video frames and pieces of audio)
from one file to another. If there is more frames mentioned in the header than
physically present in a file, "Can't read" error occurs.
When it copies, AVIedit knows nothing about mp3 and any other compression
scheme. No matter what bitrate you're using. By the way, all your possible
bitrate troubles are from MP3 codec installed... try to change one.
Location: Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Date: Monday, May 14, 2001 at 13:44:07
Why, oh why can't I stop posting here? :)
Anyway, I forgot to mention one thing again.
I noticed that AVIedit has an option "No recompression" in the video codecs
pull down box, in the save AVI dialog. But there is no such choice in the
*audio* codecs pulldown box. It seems that adding "No recompression" in
the audio codecs section as well will make your user interface
more consistent. Are you sure that if I do not change anything in the
audio codecs section, i.e. I leave all the audio settings exactly the
same as in the original AVI file, audio is NOT recompressed when saved? :-)
Adding "No recompression" option to the audio codecs selector or
mentioning that in documentation would answer my question and would free
me from necessity of writing my stupid comments here :-)
AVIedit uses the standard system-defined compression dialog box. Enough
When you use "no recompression" option, an audio track is just
copied (as like the video frames) from a source file to the target.
Location: Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Date: Monday, May 14, 2001 at 13:30:39
Okay, I got it, you are limited by Windows GUI
control, you are not making a "fix broken DivX AVI" tool, you are making
powerful and lightweight AVI editor. I agree, sure, but my point was that
if you have this flaw caused by the stupid Windows GUI scrollbar, then you
might want to do something about it. My suggestions were fixing the bug,
or mentioning workaround with VirtualDub as a temporary fix somewhere
in the AVIedit's docs, or just mentioning it as a flaw in online docs,
NOT ONLY IN THIS FORUM. 'Cause not all users are smart enough to go and
find a forum and that post about Windows scrollbar there :-) If you
don't like idea of mentioning VirtualDub and fixing the bug is too
expensive option at the moment, you still can mention that as a permanent
flaw in the docs. You know, GNU software always has file named BUGS
in their docs directory, you might think about following their steps.
This not to insult you, because your software is not buggy, but still
section called BUGS (or call it temporary problems if you don't like
the word "bugs") is a normal thing. If you don't mention a problem
existing with your software in the documentation, you create potential
problems for your customers.
And I know that nailing with a microscope is a bad idea, but your
editor can read broken sections of AVI, while other editors can't.
So... what should I do? Stop using your microscope? No way! :-)
AVIedit contains a section in a help file with known issues listed. I see
no problem with updated AVIedit (yes it still does not step exactly
by one frame when you are trying to edit two-hours video) and this
is why we do not discuss this "problem" in the help file.
I suggest you, try to find somewhere on the Adobe site or in their
docs any mention of VirtualDub as a temporal solution :).
About the microscope: if it could be used for nailing, but it crashes
when you substitute a leg of the sofa with it - would you complain
to the microscope vendor ?
Date: Saturday, May 12, 2001 at 02:55:49
Hi, what I want to do is very similar to George's
request to split up an AVI file and I read your reply to him on Feb 26 2001.
I have an additional question however. I will be taking "clips" out of
many different Divx encoded AVI files and while I have been successful
in doing this the problem is that each file is encoded using different
Divx options and formats and I want to retain those settings.
When saving the file I am always asked to re-compress and re-define
the audio. Is there a way to say "just keep the originl compression
and audio settings"?
If you really have the different formats for each file you want to
join, you never will be able to save without a recompression.
Otherwise, you can save with "no recompression" option only
when you kept keyframes untouched. That is, deleting the video
piece not at the keyframe boundary, you loose "no recompression" option.
Read more about DivX editing and keyframes here:
Name: Joe Oliveto
Location: Highland Mills, New York U.S.A.
Date: Monday, May 7, 2001 at 03:28:57
I just have a basic question about this program.
If you are using a camcorder movie, does the camcorder have to
be digital, or can it be analog ? Thanks for the help.
When you edit an avi file, there is no big difference what type of the
camcorder you have had. However, current AVIedit release does not support
direct capture from a 1394 FireWire connected devices. It might
capture using a WDM driver, but this feature highly depends on your
software. On the other hand, AVIedit supports conventional legacy VfW
capture (via analog (S)VHS connection) and nearly the same with WDM
capture. If your digital camcorder has analog video-out (mainly, they
all have it) you will not see any difference. Note, AVIedit will not upload
the edited file to the 1394 devices.
Name: Preston Hoffman
Location: Philadelphia , Pa
Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2001 at 21:11:46
I'm still having trouble with importing sound through the mic jack. The problem is that my sound card is built into the motherboard, so I can't plug the video capture card into the sound card. So as a way around that I have run the sound cables from my VCR into the mic. The thing that is driving me nuts is that I can't find where to change the audio input for capturing at the same time as the video capture.
Please use your mic audio-in if there is no other way. Just select this
mic-in using the Windows mixer (SNDVOL32.EXE) as the default recording source.
Also, make sure the input level is not set to zero (mute).
Location: Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2001 at 12:43:21
Oops, forgot to mention one minor glitch, nothing important, but...
When zooming in and out with + and -, I see that I can do /8 zoom, but the menu Zoom says only /2 and /4 zooming factors are available.
Maybe it is a mistake :)
We know very few people who are using menu to zoom-in or zoom-out
instead of hotkeys. Anyway, thank you for a bugreport :)
Location: Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2001 at 12:36:58
Hey guys, thanks for the great app you made. I
really like the feature of recompressing damaged segments of video thus
making the whole movie playable.
However, you got that problem with 16-bit frame counter, so it's kinda
painful to fix really large videos. Here I gonna share a trick how to
restore large videos using AVIedut and VirtualDub.
Okay, as you probably already know VirtualDub is a GPLed app somewhat similar
to your AVIedit, but not quite. It can't do some stuff that AVIedit can,
but it has one nice feature - it apparently uses 32-bit frame counter
so whatever the movie size you're working with you can always step back
and forth frame by frame.
Now, I tried to fix six damaged spots in just downloaded Pink Floyd -
The Wall movie. It's a DivX AVI, circa 700 megs in size. AVIedit jumps
back and forth by 10 frames whenever I press left/right arrow. Okay,
I saw your advice about reducing zoom to /8. Yeah, this kinda works,
but what if I'm about to edit 1.5 gig DivX. Easy. Say I got Saving
Private Ryan, it's 2.2 gigs. Then I guess AVIedit would jump by
15 frames or even 20. This zooming trick won't work then.
To circumvent this 16-bit limitation I used combination of VirtualDub
and AVIedit. With VirtualDub I cut the damaged segments by the
keyframe boundary precisely, as it always steps frame by frame
no matter how big the AVI is. Then I loaded small damaged clips into
AVIedit and recompressed them. Then I assembled everything back
with VirtualDub. VirtualDub can't recompress damaged segments by
the way. This ability is the coolest feature of the AVIedit.
Well, that's it. Probably it makes sense for you guys to include
this trick in your help file if this 16-bit limitation won't go
away soon. Make this VirtualDub trick as a temporary workaround
and let other people know about it.
It's really sad that you didn't mention that limitation in your help
file. I spent some time playing with registry and doing other stupid
things 'cause I thought it's my fault after all.
Or maybe I just missed this in the help file. Sorry then.
Thanks anyway guys :)
Electronic Arts Canada
Vadym, thank you for your posting. There are few points we need to
- AVIedit does not use 16 bit frame counter. It is the limit of the
standard Windows GUI scrollbar control. Just think: if only this could
take place, your AVIedit sessions would be stripped down to approx.
65,000 frames per file...
- we know about the VirtualDub software, but the promotion of it
isn't the main our goal. AVIedit is shareware and we do not
put our customers money on the wind.
- AVIedit was not designed to fix broken DivX movies, even if it
does the job. AVIedit offers a lot of different editing features (look, it
has about one hundred of main menu items!) - using AVIedit to fix
badly downloaded avi's seems to be same as like you nail with a microscope :(
Watch this -> plugins_menu.gif 40 Kb
Name: preston hoffman
Location: Philadelphia, PA USA
Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2001 at 00:16:05
I need to import sound from my microphone for a
video that I am capturing and can't figure out how to do it. can
anyone help me?
If you need to capture the video and sound at the same time, but use
microphone instead of camera or VCR audio output, just select this
mic-in using the Windows mixer (SNDVOL32.EXE) as the recording source.
If you want to record the sound separately and then merge it with
existing video clip, use Windows Sound Recorder or any similar third-party
software to write the speech to .WAV file. After that, use AVIedit' Merge
feature to build a single movie from two source files.
Name: Wayne Skala
Location: Albany, NY USA
Date: Monday, April 30, 2001 at 17:10:52
I have been searching the web for AVIFIX. No luck
at all except a few mentions of it on some newsgroups. Do you have an exact
link to acquire that program?
Our site entry page www.am-soft.ru
contains a list of related sites, and www.divx-digest.com has published
the DivFIX utility. It seems it does what you need :)
Name: Jhon Rivas
Location: Katy, TX USA
Date: Monday, April 30, 2001 at 01:09:45
I downloded Aviedit few days ago, but I have
been not able to use it, because when I try to capture a video (I have a
ATI ALL-IN Wonder PRO card in my 850 AMD and 512 RAM PC, with windows 98))
my PC freze, and I have to reboot the system. What it is happeninng?
Probably you have a misconfigured capture driver or hardware conflict. Does
any other software the video capture on your system ?
Location: Sceaux, N/A France
Date: Sunday, April 29, 2001 at 01:31:56
I've read here I should not delete keyframes from a DivX AVI file to be able
to use the no recompression option when saving a file after cutting
credits for example.
However, when I use the scrolling bar to navigate through the movie, the
jumps are more than one second wide (ie one click - a jump of 1.2 second
in the movie) ; I'd like this to jump frame-by-frame so I'll be able to
edit my file properly. How could I change that?
By the way, is there anything else I should know for efficient DivX editing,
except not cutting away keyframes from the video?
Thank you very much for your support.
The problem with an exact frame-by-frame scroll persists for large movies.
As you probably know, the scrollbar used to control the seek through a movie
clip holds the current thumb position in the 16 bit integer value. Thus, minimal
amount of frames that could be jumped over, now expressed as M/(2^16) where
M is total # of frames. For example, one-hour movie captured at 24 fps
will have 3600*24=86400 frames will cause a minimal jump-over interval about
two frames, while two-hours video will have 4-frame jumps or larger.
For some reason it would be not a good idea to replace the Microsoft standard
scrollbar control with custom written one, but I see it makes cutting
commercials a bit inconvenient :( There is a workaround: just make AVIedit
window as wide as possible, and zoom-out the movie (hit "-" key
few times). This will ensure you have many frames visible simultaneously,
so finding the frames will be much easier.
Your second question, you need to use some interleave option when you save
large avi movies (not only DivX compressed). Often this helps to minimize
de-sync between audio and video.
Location: Sydney, Nova Scotia Canada
Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2001 at 01:53:17
I have a Intel Celeron 533 mhz 192 megs of SdRam
and a voodoo 4 with 20 free gigs or mem. Everytime i make a file from a
DivX file, cut it down, add music, and then save it.....it becomes
corrupt and Windows Media Player will not open it. What is the problem?
Is it my codec?? (hufyuv)
I do not think it is your codec problem. If AVIedit can open these
edited and saved files again, the trouble is rather with mediaplayer.
Just a hint: mediaplayer is somewhat dumb and does not like
the files where the codec is mentioned in the video stream header
only. If you didn't set the compressor using "Options/AVI settings"
then AVIedit fills out only the stream header with the selected
compressor, leaving file handler "blank". Often this confuses
the mediaplayer and it can not see what codec it needs to playback.
To prevent this field to be empty,
just choose the same (for example, Low motion DivX) codec before you save
in "Options/AVI settings" dialog box. Then save file - just confirm
If you have already saved a file without this trick, just open it via
"File/AVI header" menu item and see if "handler" field is blank. If
it is, copy the four letters from an edit box at right side to the
hanlder field and hit Ok. This will fix this kind of a
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