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Name: Mr Chose
Qc Canada
Date: Sunday, June 20, 2004 at 08:24:19
Comments:
I have captured an AVI file thats about 3.39Gb... and i cant seem to open it, i get an error code-4 when i try it in virtual dub... neither my Sonic foundry Vegas... Can u help me ? :)

AM Software:
No. We do not support virtual dub neither Sonic Foundry Vegas.
In some cases it is possible to repair an avi file by editing its header or RIFF blocks tree - but this is hardly to imagine it done over the network :(

Name: jada
Email:jada.m.short@us.army.mil

Date: Sunday, June 20, 2004 at 01:17:32
Comments:
ok i need to know if there is a download that i can use to play every different codec that is used today so my windows media player will play it there are hundreds of sites i get refered to but i need to no which one will really work so i can play my movies. please help me anyone thank you for your time.

AM Software:
Do you want to download entire Internet at once? :)
It is rather a bad idea. Better you open an avi file using AVIedit and then follow the instructions here at FAQ area - how to determine the codec FourCC. Finally, google for that codec name or FourCC.
The problem is that there are hundreds of codecs so you probably never get them all downloaded and installed (and this would be mainly useless because you use only about a five codecs regularly).

Name: Nathan
Email:xnickelxbackx@yahoo.com
Location: Hamilton, Ohio USA
Date: Saturday, June 19, 2004 at 18:24:25
Comments:
Can you change the language of an avi file to English from Spanish?

AM Software:
An avi file doesn't include a language settings (more precisely, they have no effect on playback). If you have another language soundtrack, then you can add or replace existing one with AVIedit. However you must ensure they have exactly the same duration (and content in general).

Name: Dylan Hicks
Email:spam-is-still-evil@sorry-no-address-harvesting.edu
Location: Eugene, OR USA
Date: Sunday, June 13, 2004 at 05:31:50
Comments:
I'm itching to get the newest build of AVIedit. Do you expect to have it finished soon?

AM Software:
It's still in development. We don't rush ;) though we're working hard.

Name: Rob
Email:rob@warboysastro.com
Location: UK, UK UK
Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2004 at 23:10:35
Comments:
I have 141 frames of 640x480 webcam capture bitmaps, and need to assemble them into a movie...

AM Software:
Please READ the forum before you post a question. If you don't, is there any reason to reply?

Name: tom ankrom
Email:thomas.ankrom@students.plymouth.ac.uk
Location: plymouth, bucks england
Date: Thursday, June 3, 2004 at 17:20:21
Comments:
Is there any way to resize an avi? I have it in 4:3 format, but it should be 16:9 - all of the picture is there I simpply have to adjust my monitor every time i watch it!

AM Software:
There is a way: see Process/Crop/resize...
However you'll need to compress the file once again (just after resize) so it would decrease the video quality.

Name: Colleen Shum
Hong Kong
Date: Monday, May 31, 2004 at 13:05:04
Comments:
Excuse me. I have been trying to open an avi file using the xvid compression. I have the codec installed, and the avi file can be played properly using Windows Media Player. However, when I open the file with AVIEdit, all I see are the four lines of words with the filename and the number of frames. No images. I wonder what I have to do to make it work?

AM Software:
It seems that you have a DirectShow filter installed that can decompress xvid files. (Mediaplayer uses it). Though, AVIedit needs a Video for Windows xvid codec - which is not the same as DirectShow filter.

Name: Derek Byrne
Email:derekbyrne85@hotmail.com

Date: Monday, May 31, 2004 at 12:50:43
Comments:
Can anyone help 1. I have 2 .AVI Files and i want to Join them together and then convert them to a mpeg format so i can watch them on a DVD So can any one see any problems as i have never done anything like this

AM Software:
Please read the help file first, then follow the instructions, then ask about any particular trouble, should you have questions. Not in reverse order please :)

Name: Don Callit
Email:dfc5347@yahoo.com
Location: Las Cruces, nm usa
Date: Sunday, May 23, 2004 at 15:26:21
Comments:
I tryed AVIedit, which seems to be be a really useful program. However, it didn't do what I needed so I removed it from my system. In doing so, the uninstall left the Borland BDE Administrator. How can I remove this program? Thank you.

AM Software:
We do not use, neither install or uninstall Borland BDE Administrator at all. Are you sure this forum is the right one? (Just a guess: check your PC for viruses or maybe for third party products that use BDE)

Name: Paulo
Email:paulo.lisboa@netcabo.pt
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Date: Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 15:32:30
Comments:
For the last weeks, whenever I try to start any avi file, my PC hangs. Even if I try to rename, delete or move any avi file, it freezes. I've formated my HD and reinstalled WinXPpro (english and then portuguese) and the problem remains. All windows updates are done and my antivirus software is also updated. Are there any ideas? Your help will be highly appreciated.

AM Software:
It's time to call Microsoft for support (if there are no other products installed).

Name: Hozefa Ansari
Email:huzefa_ansari@hotmail.com
Location: Sharjah, UAE
Date: Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 20:37:50
Comments:
Why .avi files doesnt work on cd players, as i burn some avi files from computer to cd, and now that cd i want to play on cd player but it doesnt work ?

AM Software:
The word "some" gives absolutely no information about avi file properties and their internals. Basically, avi files shouldn't play on a cd players - because they need a VideoCD (a kind of mpeg1 files) instead of an avi files. As opposite, many DVD players can play DivX/MPEG4 compressed avi files - as well as mpeg1/mpeg2 files and DVDs. Please note that they still can't play avi files compressed by Cinepak, Indeo and other codecs.

Name: Pablo
Email:pablo.fernandez@aitemin.es
Location: Madrid, Spain
Date: Monday, May 10, 2004 at 18:48:58
Comments:
Hi, I have problems to convert a mpeg file of 89MB. When I convert it without compression I can visualiza the video in Adit, but the screen is divided in three, and I watch it in the three screens only a third of the original video screen. Besides it is full of vertical and horizontal lines that distort the image. The sound is good. I've tried to compressed it but I have not had success. Should I tried to compressed it with any special compressor or is it another type of problem. Thank u all PD: I have a XP windows.

AM Software:
It is recommended that you use some compression when converting mpeg files, because default one makes the picture distorted by Windows YUV decoder. If you do not need to edit the avi file later, you can use DivX or MPEG4 compression that makes output file much smaller and lets you see (decode) it easily in AVIedit and other applications.
If you would need to edit avi file more and more, then better you use a lossless codec like HuffYUV or AVIzlib. Anyway, don't leave "undefined" compression.

Name: hew
Email:hew_r3@yahoo.com
Location: brisbanish, qld australia
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2004 at 08:40:31
Comments:
I would like to chop about half an hour of the end of an .avi so I can record the first half onto vcd and second onto another vcd. However, I can't see how to get AVIedit to go right to the end of the movie and chop from there. I'm also not sure on how to chop, but getting there first would be a help, Thanks.

AM Software:
You'll see no help for "chop" - but there is a topic about "splitting" avi files. Please read it first.
When you go to the end of movie, you can Zoom Out (hit grey minus key) to make more frames to fit into AVIedit window. Then make sure the latest selected frame is really the latest one - just see whether it's a dark grey rectangular area there, past the frame you think about.

Name: Kevin Smith
Email:kevbojr@aol.com
Location: Huntington Beach, Ca USA
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2004 at 03:22:40
Comments:
All my captured AVIs play in slow motion no matter what player i use. Normal avi clips downloaded from movies and such are fine...any ideas?

AM Software:
Wrong capture frame rate maybe? Or frames were saved as uncompressed ones, thus became too large for fast playback...

Name: Martin
Email:martinshields@mailblocks.com

Date: Thursday, May 6, 2004 at 02:55:15
Comments:
I just downloaded AVIedit and picked an AVI file and there is no picture. What is wrong?

AM Software:
Please read the FAQ.
By the way, "an avi file" doesn't fit for a good file description. So, no description given for a trouble - no solution in return.

Name: Paul
Email:keekooceeaou@interia.pl
Poland
Date: Friday, April 30, 2004 at 15:45:32
Comments:
Is it possible to reverse video (to make it play from end to start)?

AM Software:
AVIedit lets you export frames in reverse order. So, when you import them, you'll get a reversed movie. (It's probably not the best way)

Name: Ali G
Email:eligo2@yahoo.com

Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2004 at 13:53:53
Comments:
hi all :), im trying to merge an avi file and sub, can this be done? i want to burn the movie to a cd-r so i can watch it on my dvd player, i have the avi file and the sub file, how can i do this? thanks

AM Software:
AVIedit won't merge any sub file to the avi file. It seems that you'd need to "imprint" texts into the movie picture - and recompress the movie as well. This would decrease video quality, so we don't think it's a nice and useful feature.

Name: maria
Email:m_mel1@hotmail.com
Location: athens, greece
Date: Sunday, April 25, 2004 at 18:30:16
Comments:
hi i have just bought a digital camera "fujifilm s5000", i want to work up my video with premier but when i try to import my video to premier i receive a message that "file uses unsupported compression format".What i should do to change the format of my videos?

AM Software:
Use AVIedit.
For Adobe Premiere related questions please call Adobe Inc. for support, don't ask here - we are not a division of Adobe, neither we are their free help desk.

Name: Debra Lawrence
Email:professordeb@hotmail.com
Location: sarnia, Canada
Date: Sunday, April 18, 2004 at 17:08:55
Comments:
Hi and thanks for the wonderful product. I'm a newbie to the audio/video area so I'll spell it out as much as I can. I have an avi file that was dark and I used the answer here to lighten it. Works great as long as I'm viewing it in the AVIEdit program. When I export it, I "select all" and then choose select all. Then I choose, File-->Export-->AVI and when prompted for a name, I choose another name and a different place than the original. When I open up the new file, it is just as dark as the original. My question is what am I doing wrong since it is still so dark? I would appreciate any/all help since I'm really getting frustrated with this dark video that I want to send to someone else. Please, can anyone help??? Thanks in advance, Deb

AM Software:
Most likely, you didn't set AVIedit to filter _exported_ frames as well. By default, when you add a filter in Process/Filter dialog box, only one checkbox gets turned ON in a group called What to filter. You see filtered movie because Preview checkbox is ON. First time Export checkbox and Import are both OFF, so when you export movie, filters are inactive.
The only reason to leave other options in their inactive state (OFF) is that filters may work very slowly and significantly decrease performance. If/when you really need them to process Export, please set corresponding checkbox to ON.

Name: Toka
Email:tornike_tabagari@yahoo.com
Location: rustavi, Georgia
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2004 at 23:20:09
Comments:
my compiuter, windows media player and other programs cannot play clips in avi codec

AM Software:
Fine. Would you please report the codec name, brand or FourCC as well?

Name: Julie
Email:bajacamper2@aol.com
Location: San Francisco,
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2004 at 20:57:58
Comments:
Once I rotate a film clip the top and bottom of every frame are lost. How do I size the frames so that nothing is lost when the avi clip is rotated.

AM Software:
When we rotate a clip, nothing gets lost. Any ideas?

Idea behind the question above is, when you don't tell us how exactly you do the rotate (AVIedit lets you do it in 3 different ways - see help file) we have no chance to help you.

Name: daz
Email:darren.watkins@tdksys.com

Date: Friday, April 16, 2004 at 11:24:53
Comments:
I have a clip with bad lip sync. Can I use AVIEdit to correct lipsync problems? ta

AM Software:
Yes. You can change interleave and change video speed (fps) to match the audio.

Name: Eugenio Paixao
Email:ewpaixao@terra.com.br
Location: Rio e Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2004 at 06:09:07
Comments:
I've been downloading films and while playing two of them I'd the same problem. Sound is fine but the image jitters like an old super8 film needing sync. I don't know if it's a codec problem. I'm runnig W98SE. Both films were divided in two files. Ever seen this problem? Thank you for your help.

AM Software:
In AVIedit playback is not optimized for speed, because it needs frame-by-frame editing. For DivX movies where key frame interval is set to large values (30...200) AVIedit needs to decompress (in worst case) 199 frames before "current" one in realtime. This may cause jerks in video. However, you wouldn't see them if scroll slowly (by 1 frame) using arrow keys
When you play back clips in mediaplayer, image can be broken if file was downloaded with errors or 2nd part doesn't start with a key frame. In both cases decompression fails and picture may look distorted, frozen or "move" randomly.

Name: Nesil

Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2004 at 01:09:15
Comments:
I'm having a problem -- I loved your software, and used it for the 30 day period before deciding to buy it. Now that I have a license key, I can't open the software. Do you have any suggestions? By the way, any e-mail addressed to am-soft.ru bounces.

AM Software:
When AVIedit expires, it grants you 3 extra days just to enter the key. (So you have had 33 days in total :). If you didn't register it, please contact us. If you get bounced, use two other mailboxes (at mtu-net.ru or at am-softhome) or post here with your e-mail address included. We can reply personally and remove message from the Forum.
By the way, we do not allow any attached files without our permission or request, and freeze e-mails with unreadable, useless or known as spam subject. If your site, ISP or company was sending spam, your e-mail may get listed in DRBL's so there are less chances it will be delivered to us. Depending on the server reply, please either choose another mail box, or just write here at Forum.

Name: dsbnh
Email:dsbnh@hotmail.com
U.S.
Date: Sunday, April 11, 2004 at 19:58:19
Comments:
I try to convert an mpeg to an avi and it's not able to, thsi si what's displayed in the message box.
from ...\dotd-sample.mpg to ...\My Documents\sample.avi Connect File Reader->Splitter: 0x80040207

AM Software:
AVIedit expects the source file to be MPEG1. Unfortunately both MPEG2 and MPEG1 files have the same extension .mpg while their internals are different. A file splitter (it makes two streams, video and audio, from an input file) can't accept your file when it's not a MPEG1 one.

Name: Jose
Email:Ballesterosjm@1mardiv.usmc.mil
Location: Oceanside, CA USA!!!
Date: Thursday, April 8, 2004 at 02:16:36
Comments:
I need a program that can capture still images of a movie, video clip, ect..... Can anyone help?

AM Software:
AVIedit online help can help :)

Name: Jason Blakey
Email:jblakey@frogboy.net
Location: Ottawa, ON Canada
Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2004 at 23:21:27
Comments:
Can AVIedit be used from the command line? Specifically, i want to script joining a number of BMP/JPG files into one AVI. Thanks, jason

AM Software:
No. You can import lists of images to create clips, but not from a command line. However you could use a scripting/automation software from third parties to "push" AVIedit buttons ;)

Name: Richard
Email:bluepeg548@hotmail.com
UK
Date: Monday, March 29, 2004 at 22:39:56
Comments:
When I download a movie from Kazaa onto my computer, it downloads ok but when I come to play it on my computer, all I get is `error downloading codec` and then all that happens is I can hear the sound of the movie but I get no picture only the players shockwaves as if you are playing music. Can you please tell me what I need to do, as the errors are Divs and Xvid. Can you help me Thankyou.

AM Software:
From your message we guess that windows media player was used to playback the clips. Unfortunately, every time you play a movie that has "unknown" codec (not installed one) mediaplayer tries to download one from Microsoft site. This is fun because there are only about five codecs made by MS and nothing else. All the rest has to be downloaded and installed from their vendor sites. So, you need to install DivX codec and Xvid as well.

Name: Mary
Email:tweety21@o2.ie

Date: Saturday, March 27, 2004 at 19:12:54
Comments:
Hey there, I am a 2nd year college student who is curently studying IT & Business ! I recently designed a multimedia CD along with 3 fellow classmates using Macromedia Authorware 6.5 ! After we finalized & published the CD, we tested it out numerous times & it worked fine on the computers in the University ! However, I made a copy of the CD for myself, but when I went to play the live interview footage on the CD from my own computer & laptop at home, it displayed the following error: "Error: Video not found 'vids:MP42' decompressor" & I was wondering if there is any thing or website that I can go onto to download to get this MP42: decompressor !! I really want to get the CD working on my own computer, so that I can show my family etc... Thanks !! Maty !! :o)

AM Software:
To make your movies playable anywhere, be sure you choose right compression when you save project. MP42 stands for Microsoft MPEG4 V2 codec available at MS' site - however your friends may have to download and install the same codec on every PC you're going to show the movie.

Name: bruce
Email:stlchef@charter.net
Location: st louis, mo us
Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2004 at 06:27:45
Comments:
i need help on how do i burn a movie i downloaded off of imesh?

AM Software:
Is your question any way related to AVIedit?

Name: Dylan Hicks
Email:spam-is-evil@sorry.iamasecret
Location: Eugene, OR USA
Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2004 at 11:38:47
Comments:
It's difficult to say when this problem started ocurring, (possibly the latest build?) but AVIedit has some terrible seeking issues when working with video that has very long key frame intervals. Specifically, when stepping back frame-by-frame or jumping forward more than 1 frame at a time the program wastes a whole lot of time "thinking". With DIVx videos it can take more than 4 seconds just to step back 1 frame! The only way I can get it to go reasonably fast is never to work with videos having key frame intervals beyond half a second or to stay away from compressed video entirely.

AM Software:
AVIedit and any other software needs to decompress every frame from the nearest previous key frame to the current one just to show it. That's the way temporal compression works. If key frame number is 1 and your current frame is 100, then AVIedit needs to decode 99 frames before you can see anything. On a slow computer this would take some amount of CPU time. When you use a player to watch the movie, you do not see delays because it decompresses frames sequentially and maximum processing time is the same as for single frame decode.
When your avi file has no index or is truncated, seeking is slow as well. Even slower than the case above...

Name: agustin
Email:agustin202@hotmail.com
Location: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2004 at 22:03:28
Comments:
Hi, I'm new with the program, I just tried to use it to compress avi files into avi divx or mpeg4 and sometimes touch the colours a bit but I can´t save after save dialog box, "Error, Avi Internal" box appears, whats the problem ? Tanks ;)

AM Software:
What's the exact file format? "avi" is a bad file description (just useless). We need to know at least compression format, frame width, height, file type and size.

Name: sabrina
Email:sab_ch2003@yahoo.fr

Date: Saturday, March 13, 2004 at 15:45:18
Comments:
Hi all, I've a porject on on the detection of the faces hummains in a video sequence with , I use VC++ 6, I'd like toknow how: *to display a video sequence in a windows, and the most important: *to catting of a sequence video in a set of images and save them in a file ,then display them Thank u a lot,

AM Software:
We offer no software development courses, neither run a help desk for programmers.

Name: Olivier ROUS
Email:roussele@caramail.com
Location: LYON, FRANCE
Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2004 at 02:30:36
Comments:
I'm using my digital camera to create panoramic still picture that I print on glossy paper. I could also use the video mode of my camera to create video file, but it is memory consumming. So I would like to know if there is a solution with AVIedit to create an AVI file (640*480) from a one picture file 6400*480 (assembly of 10 still picture) that could make a panoramic video of around 20 seconds from left to right so I can view as VCD on my DVD player. OR I am able to generate QTIME VR from my panoramic picture but it is not readable on DVD player, so is there a way to convert it in AVI file ? Thanks for your nice software.

AM Software:
Currently AVIedit doesn't read mov files, so you'd need either make an avi file or a mpeg1 file (AVIedit has a converter from mpeg1 to avi).
Regarding your question, you can copy and paste your single frame many times to get a long "static" wide screen movie. Then, apply Transfomer filter, or Layer filter with x coordinate set to move frame to the left. Next, add a crop option with frame width set to 640. This way you'll get a picture moving behind the 640x480 frame. Finally export it to a new avi file.

Name: Chris
Email:cshmoo@fuse.net
USA
Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2004 at 02:10:21
Comments:
Hi...I'm still running Windows '98, and I downloaded your freeware. I can get my files to play in your software, but what I can't figure how to do , is capture a particular frame from that file. I keep getting a "Capture driver isn't connected...Please make sure your hardware is propperly installed and configured... ..." When I do this, I get a "No video capture hardware found" mesage. What am I doing wrong? TIA...

AM Software:
It seems you misunderstand some terms. Capture means you are getting stills or movies from a live video source (that you don't seem to have because AVIedit found no driver for it). Export means you extract a single image or many frames from an avi file. File and live video - that makes the difference.
And please note AVIedit is NOT FREEWARE. It is free to download and try out, but then you must pay for it if you need it.

Name:teresa
URL: http://teresat.netfirms.com
Email:january28@juno.com
Location: oakland, ca us
Date: Sunday, March 7, 2004 at 01:42:48
Comments:
i really need help... how can i convert a ppj. file(adobe premire) into a avi. or mov. file?

AM Software:
Using Adobe Premiere of course.
We will ban your further questions because you're violating our forum rules. We do not support third-party software, we're in no way affiliated with Adobe Inc.

Name: corliss
Email:corliss_m@hotmail.com
st vincent
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2004 at 19:24:34
Comments:
I have DirectX 8.0 and is trying to upgrade it to 9.0 but my computer is telling me that the 9.0 has failed the windows logo test. Can anyone help?

AM Software:
Please call Microsoft for support.
We will ban your further questions because you're violating our forum rules. We do not support third-party software, we're in no way affiliated with Microsoft, we do not run logo tests for Microsoft and do not fix their DirectX issues.

Name: Dan
Email:aviedit@sharpr.net
CA USA
Date: Monday, March 1, 2004 at 00:28:31
Comments:
I have the equipment and software I need to do most anything I need. BUT.... What is the best format to capture video? AVI??? I can actually see the interleave.. unless I'm not doing it right. I plan on editing and eventually buring to DVD. MPEG2 losses quality quickly. Any tips for this newbie? Goal: Capture video, edit, and burn to DVD.

AM Software:
AVI is good while you use it properly. MPEG2 works for all and every DVD title worldwide - so it's not the format problem, but particular encoder or settings trouble. If you see huge loss of picture quality in MPEG2 creation, it's time to tweak your encoder or just read its help file.

Name: Atif
Email:atifaziz@isb.paknet.com.pk
Location: Mirpur, AK Pakistan
Date: Thursday, February 26, 2004 at 10:40:34
Comments:
I have Lifeview Flyvideo 2000 card installed on my PC with Windows XP/ME. When I run virtualdub or Adobe Premeire, it will not let me to use my TV card for capturing by giving ERR MSG: "Video Device already in use". There is no other application is using this device at that time or any icons in my system tray. How I can correct this problem? Although applications came with device are working.

AM Software:
We do not support Adobe Premiere, neither we do it for VirtualDub, because they are not our products. Please contact their respective authors for support.

Name: Brent
Email:bgable@pcopen.com

Date: Friday, February 20, 2004 at 20:00:09
Comments:
Can I change the resolution of an AVI from 1024x768 to 720x480 with AVI Edit? All I seem to be able to do is crop the picture to fit within 720x480. Help!

AM Software:
Look better in the same dialog box where you find crop options :) Sure you can resize clip in any direction.

Name: Ishy
Email:isherwood33@ntlworld.com
Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire England
Date: Thursday, February 19, 2004 at 21:36:44
Comments:
Hi, i am trying to burn downloaded movies onto dvd and im having some trouble. i downloaded matrix reloaded from Ares Galaxy and converted it to .avi using DivX. i can watch it on my pc but its too big to burn to dvd. im using DVD-R of size 4.7GB and my file is around 7G, how can i make it small enough to fit on DVD?

AM Software:
Use some stronger compression (smaller bitrate, higher quantizer).

Name: Mariska
Email:Mariska_Rclay@hotmail.com
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date: Monday, February 16, 2004 at 19:55:20
Comments:
Hi I downloaded a mpg movie, size 800mb+. When I play the movie, mediaplayer and all other players shows that the length of the movie is 2.13 minutes. When I scroll back (rewind) I can see other footages of the movie. So the problem is that the file contains the whole movie, but somehow some kind of setting is indicating that the length of the movie is only 2.13 minutes. How can I change this setting to it’s normal length 90 min?

AM Software:
AVIedit does not have this problem. For support of all other players please contact their authors at their own sites.

Name: Apok
Email:ikor@mtc.md
Location: Kishinev, Moldova
Date: Saturday, February 14, 2004 at 14:08:02
Comments:
Hi. I have Windows XP. Recently my Windows Media Player refused to read video files. So did QuickTime Player. It says "Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The file is either corrupt or the Player does not support the format you are trying to play". All the films i try to view aren't played! They are not corrupt and the format is .avi. I've downloaded codecs for Media Player, but the problem doesn't dissapear. The video in games also doesn't go. What seems to be the problem? :( P.S.- .mov files are played perfectly. I'm not sure about .mpeg files, but they probably don't work too.

AM Software:
Windows Media Player is in no way related to AM Software. Please contact Microsoft for its support.

Name: Kelvin

Date: Friday, February 13, 2004 at 11:11:30
Comments:
Recently I download a avi movie, but the movie lost its header part, that is the first segment part. Is there any alternatives to preview that movie file?

AM Software:
You can add "false" avi header at beginning of the file and fill in the header fields manually. Then run DivFix tool to recalculate file index etc. Anyway this would require a lots of typing...

Name: Leonid
Email:slskit@mail.ru
Location: Saratov, RF RUSSIA
Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2004 at 18:43:19
Comments:
Can I capture data from camcoder and just convert it in TYPE 2 format?

AM Software:
Yes, sure.

Name: Rikki
Email:Rikstation@gamebox.net
Location: Milton keynes,
Date: Saturday, February 7, 2004 at 18:59:52
Comments:
Hi all i was just ondering if anyone could tell me if i could convert a type 1 avi file to a type 2 avi file using AVIEdit? if so, How? to anyone who repleys, Thank You.

AM Software:
File->Tools->DV Converter.

Name: Inas Abu Alsaud
Email:technoport5@yahoo.ca
Location: Montreal, Quebec Canada
Date: Friday, February 6, 2004 at 06:32:21
Comments:
Hi, I have japenese animation Avi files that contain unnecessary text that was added buy another individual. How do i remove them? Thanks

AM Software:
You may wish to crop the frame to make subtitles appear outside it. Also it is possible to paint over the subtitles. Unfortunately there is no perfect (non-destructive) method of subtitles removal available.

Name: Steve
Email:sevenfoldguitar@yahoo.com
Location: Detroit, MI USA
Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2004 at 18:06:12
Comments:
Ok...I printed out the instructs on "How to split a movie" and following the directions to the tee, however, AVIedit is not splitting the video. What gives??? Thank you in advance, Steve

AM Software:
Per your short problem report the only possible reply is, "something went wrong". Need more assistance? Provide us with better details!

Name: Roly
Email:roush360r@hotmail.com
Location: Weslaco, Tx USA
Date: Saturday, January 31, 2004 at 02:56:49
Comments:
I downloaded AVIedit 3.38 and when I run the setup.exe I recieve and error message which states the following: "Cannot show dialog "DLG_LICENSE"!". Could someon please explain to me what this means and how I can get rid of this problem and continue with the installation. Thank You.

AM Software:
Check your system against viruses. Run memory (RAM) burning tests. Redownload setup.exe file and try again.

Name: Ricardo Barros
Email:ricardo-barros@bol.com.br
Location: Fortaleza, CE Brasil
Date: Friday, January 30, 2004 at 17:42:59
Comments:
I opened an Avi video to compress it using the xVid Mpeg 4 Codec. The problem is: the image is getting vertically flipped. Then I repeated using the rotate option but it didn't take any effect (and I tried "Save as" and "Export" options). What I missed? I can't rotate

AM Software:
When you need to apply any effect (including rotate) you must use Export to avi. Also make sure you checked both Preview and Export options in Filter manager dialog box. Please read help file for more information.
By the way, it is rather not the codec problem. Often your picture gets flipped due to buggy DirectX video drivers (note: it will look fine in VfW players and editors) and possible solutions could be, either change the decoder, or update video drivers, or change "upside-down" setting of the decoder (if any). For example ffdshow lets you flip movies on the fly as you need it.

Name: Ashu
Email:ashu_g15@rediffmail.com
Location: Salt Lake City, UT USA
Date: Tuesday, January 27, 2004 at 11:55:09
Comments:
I want to export each frames of AVI file into BMP. I tried but it is not working and there is no option Export as BMP. Kindly help me .

AM Software:
There is option "Export Frame(s)" - and you can choose output file type: bmp, jpg, tga, png. It IS working ;)

Name: Mike Searcher
Email:mike78010@yahoo.com
Location: buffalo, ny usa
Date: Thursday, January 22, 2004 at 20:29:37
Comments:
hello...i am having a problem viewing some movie files...it says the files are 55 min in length,however when i go into the file to view i get 8 seconds...i believe i have to rename the root file...how do i do this?

AM Software:
Most likely the file is truncated (too short). Its header still says the original file length - but the rest is lost. It seems you can't fix it.

Name: martin
Email:kodoxblue@yahoo.com
Location: depok, indonesia
Date: Thursday, January 22, 2004 at 14:45:27
Comments:
hi... i have problem.can i remove sencored on movie japan ? like a blik. which software can use?

AM Software:
Can't see what you need :( Try AVIedit maybe.

Name: Stephan Kronholz
Email:Stephan.Kronholz@gmx.de
Location: Jülich, Germany
Date: Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at 17:48:33
Comments:
I bouhgt one licence on Monday and till now i heard nothing via e-mail! Please help i need AVIedit as sonn as possible!

AM Software:
Most of our system tasks are automated and therefore never fail since approx. 1999. If you didn't receive some mail, please check your antispam filter settings, contact your network administrator and/or check your mailbox and spell check your address you wrote at purchase time.
replied personally by e-mail

Name: Ronald Gerth
Email:ronald.gerth@kodak.com
Location: Rochester, NY USA
Date: Tuesday, January 20, 2004 at 23:48:47
Comments:
Hello, I would like to sharpen an AVI file I am working with. The help files refered me to the Matrix Filter. I don't see a sharpen pre-set for the Matrix Filter. What numbers should I use in the Matrix boxes?

AM Software:
You can use "Find Edge" 1-3 presets to get an idea of sharpening. Also you can build an Unsharp Mask filter by subtract original and blurred pictures. This way you can choose from many variations of Blur and change weight coefficients that make up the final image.

Name: Tony C
Email:chomskyzinn@yahoo.com
Location: Baltimore, MD USA
Date: Monday, January 19, 2004 at 20:27:33
Comments:
I have a pretty (I think) simple problem, but I just can't seem to fix it. I have an AVI that is entirely upside down, I just need to flip it, but when I select the rotate 180 option, it doesn't do anything. Any advice?

AM Software:
Make sure you use Export to AVI, and you have selected both Preview and Export options in the Filter manager dialog box.

Name: Lars Bager
Email:lrb@kmd.dk
Location: Aalborg, Denamrk
Date: Sunday, January 18, 2004 at 17:38:07
Comments:
HI. I've trid to use your program, but it just won't work. i tried to load a 15 GB avi file created by pinnacle. But the screen just clutters up, and shows me a fragment of a timeline. and some informaiton about the amount of frames, but the indfmation is written on top of eas other and is virtually unreadable. I then tried (blindfolded!) to apply a denoiser filter, and then save the result as a avi file. but it says i've selected noting... It's just not easy when the screen is all messed up. Is the file maybe to big for loading? My intention was to load the big file, denoice it, and then later compress it to a suitable format for creating af DVD, so im not that fond of splitting the file. Can you help?

AM Software:
When you have a big DV avi file, you must split it first (by 2GB segments), make sure it is AVI Type 2 and you need Video for Windows DV codec installed. If/when your file picture doesn't fit into screen (640x480 or less?) you can zoom out by grey minus key. When you denoise or apply any effect, you must export the file. Export works for selected part of file.
By the way, suitable format to DVD is MPEG2.

Name: Alfred E. Newman
Email:pickerelpete101@hotmail.com

Date: Sunday, January 18, 2004 at 09:08:51
Comments:
Hi...I just split an avi video and the sound is out of sinc.Can you help ?

AM Software:
Yes, please read the forum for solutions.

Name: KM
Email:kmdotcom2002@yahoo.com

Date: Thursday, January 15, 2004 at 03:13:31
Comments:
I'm looking for some software for editing DVR capture on security cameras. I'm using 30 fps card. highest recorded resloution is 320X240 although I may be able to up it to 480x320. I need to be able to take the recording and clean it up so I can make out cars. Right now the picture resolution is too low. Will AM software allow this kind of cleaning/editing?

AM Software:
If you capture to 320x240, then AVIedit can resize image up to 480x320. However this will not add any details that are originally missing in the source frame. Picture will be bigger and may be cleaned, though you'll not have a more detailed picture. Better you do video capture at higher resolution.

Name: Darren
Email:nospamneggs4321@yahoo.com
Canada
Date: Sunday, January 4, 2004 at 19:16:22
Comments:
I am running a P4 with WinXP Pro and have plenty of juice to run video editing. My problem is that I cannot find a DV converter that works to convert my miniDV camcorders type 1 to type 2 so I can edit it using VirtualDub or Tmpgenc. I tried a little free program, think it was just called DV converter or something like that, and it would do the whole 12 GB video but for some reason, usually in the 2nd half of the video, the sound would become pure static noise (when played back using Windows Media Player). I tried over and over again and the results would vary as to which point the noise would rear its ugly head, but I could not get a perfect conversion. The video was perfect, but I need audio too. So when I discovered AVIedit I was eager to try it out. So far, it's worse than the previous little freeware program. It goes through the conversion process and what I am left with is a 5GB file (from a 12GB type I source file) and it won't even play in Media player or AVIedit. Even if it did, it can't be useful at only 5GB from 12GB there is obviously significant date loss. I have most or all of the relevant codecs working on my machine, unless I have overlooked some. I have mainconcept's DV codec and the codec provided in the software for my camcorder (which is a Panasonic by the way). Any suggestions or similar experiences out there?

AM Software:
It's simple. Type 2 files are limited to 2GB in size for compatibility reasons. You must split AND convert your 12GB avi file, or results will be poor. AVIedit lets you specify "in" and "out" points so you can extract a smaller portion of huge avi file.

Name: silver
Email:seyone1@hotmail.com
Location: tallinn, harjumaa estonia
Date: Saturday, January 3, 2004 at 00:25:14
Comments:
hello i would like to ask..how can i convert the ppj. fail into a avi or a mov. fail..or something else that plays in a media player or in a quick time player...plase help!

AM Software:
What is ppj then? ;)

Name: Ticka Nistor
Email:poudiquet@rdslink.ro
Location: Arad, Romania
Date: Friday, January 2, 2004 at 13:38:32
Comments:
Hi, I have an Yamada divx player but I can see my subtitles. So, I want to make the *.avi files with the subtitles on? Is it possible?

AM Software:
AVIedit lets you place bitmap files over existing video clips. If your subtitles are pictures (png, jpeg, bmp) then you can lay them over. We do not support third-party products (Yamada divx player) and have no information about the subtitles format it would accept.

Name: Danielle
Email:gisdan@pop.com.br
Alagoas Brazil
Date: Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 01:56:38
Comments:
I have sound of clips sent to me but no picture it says i need the codec SP54. I use Windows 98 SE but does work on xp. I read another comment about the same thing and also I have the file sp5x_32.dll located on C:\\WINDOWS\SYSTEM. What could be the problem?? Happy New Year!

AM Software:
Thank you.
Windows XP and Windows 98 use different methods to find video codecs. Even having the proper .dll file in a system folder isn't enough. Please try to install the codec again, or send us the AVIdiag log file created for your system. There is a chance you don't have other .dll that is required to sp5x_32.dll, or something like that.

Name: Chris
Email:Naruto_The_Hokage@hotmail.com
USA
Date: Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 01:35:21
Comments:
Well i downloaded this a week ago it worked great. I started it up today and now it won't play my avi sometimes nothing then sometimes it just plays the audio

AM Software:
When sometimes someone installs some other software it removes some video codecs and makes some previously compressed avi files unreadable.
Would you PLEASE read the help file? It's for you...

Name: Raymond
Email:djemberay@yahoo.com
CA USA
Date: Saturday, December 20, 2003 at 20:03:59
Comments:
I have a file captured by the MovieMaker 2. I tried to open it in AVIedit and it said I need to convert from type 1 to type 2. I did this using AVIedits convert tool, but neither AVIedit nor WMP will open the converted file. I get an error 0x80044066. Any thoughts?

AM Software:
No thoughts. "A file" is bad description for an .avi file. Need a real help - please tell us more about the file properties.

Name: Egon Pasztor
Email:
Location: Berkeley, CA USA
Date: Wednesday, December 17, 2003 at 23:21:12
Comments:
Hi. I just downloaded AVIEdit for the purpose of compressing a sequence of 350 BMPs into an AVI, ideally DivX. I started up the program, "imported" my BMPs, and was presented with a list of my installed codecs to choose from. Okay. So I chose "DivX ;-) MPEG 4" and got an AVI that played, with the content visible, but -distorted- and -miscolored- in a way that suggested the program didn't know the correct line-pitch. Each row of pixels (in the correctly playing movie) was shifted left with respect to the row above it, shearing the image along a diagonal slice. Bad bad bad -- but surprisingly fast and promising. I went back and tried other codecs. "DivX 5.1 Pro" crashed, "Microsoft MPEG 4" generated a black AVI, and finally, "Microsoft Video 1" generated a correct AVI without distortion. So -- yay, I have an AVI, but not a DivX AVI. (The "Windows Video 1" codec produces pretty large AVIs, about 4 times what I was hoping for, from DivX.) And yet I know my "DivX" encoder itself is fine -- because I've used it successfully with Gordian Knot to encode DivX copies of DVDs. But Gordian Knot is complicated -- I don't know how to use it to create a DivX from * individual-frames * or even if this can be done -- and that's why I downloaded your program instead. So, er.. do you have any clue why my DivX codec, which works fine under Gordian Knot, has this image distortion result when I use your program .. and yet your program works fine using "Windows Video 1" and also "Full Frames (Uncompressed)". Any help fixing this would be awesome. I love your program's clean interface and rapid results, but I need DivX-level of compression which at the moment I can't get. Thanks! -Egon

AM Software:
It seems that your bitmap files have some wrong color properties, maybe 16 bits per pixel, instead of expected 24 or 32. This results in a) squeezed image b) codec format misunderstanding.
Regarding DivX 5.x codecs, they never were, are, neither expected to be standard ones. Just a home made binaries from stolen source codes. They do not fix their errors, do not reply to email requests, do not hear the minds in their forums. Ok, we can live without'em.
For example, VSS codec has compression ratio about the same as DivX and it is free (unlike ad-driven DivX Pro).

Name: henning schulte
Email:henning.schulte@hotmail.com
germany
Date: Monday, December 15, 2003 at 18:38:35
Comments:
JPG_2_AVI Hello. Small and powerfull Programm, and of course I have a problem: I have about 2000 jpgs generated by a rendering-software and I'm trying to build an avi-file. Each time I import the files (with the import-jpg dialogue, all files selected/highlighted, OR the .txt-List file with the names of all the jpgs), AVIedit only imports 50-60 pictures, then stops. Is there any solution to this problem? (Otherwise I would have to build about 30 small avi-files and then join them all together, but I would prefer a clean "Import all files" solution.) Thanks for any advice.

AM Software:
What do you think, is there any difference between the full and trial AVIedit versions? Our solution would cost about $25...
By the way, your hotmail box doesn't work.

Name: marshall
Email:marshall2000ua@yahoo.com
italy
Date: Sunday, December 14, 2003 at 16:28:30
Comments:
could You tell me PLEASE which player should i use to watch AVI movie??i've got the last DivX player and when i'm trying to watch some movies it shows me a message-"FOURCC code "0" " :-/ . thanx =)

AM Software:
Obviously DivX player is somewhat ugly one. Try another... there are about 50 different players available... we have no desire to list'em all :)

Name: Sky
Email:sky_yingtian2003@yahoo.com.sg
Singapore
Date: Tuesday, December 9, 2003 at 19:17:02
Comments:
Hi. I would like to seek some help here. I finally managed to write out 1760frames as an AVI(UNCompressed) using C, but have realized that if I were to save at a high resolution(resulting in over 3 GB), than the AVI file is not properly "saved" and can't be played. I read through some comments and it says, for AVI, a maximum of 2GB can be written. So if I were to use compression, say MPEG4, would it be easy to just change a portion of my code, or would I need to add and download extra codec stuffs? In addition, I tried to encode my AVI(lower resolution one) to MPEG1 using some program(TMPEGEnc) and the result looks quite bad to me...as in much blockier and blurred. I wonder if there's other tricks to it or maybe MPEG4 would work better?? Thank you in advance, Yingtian.

AM Software:
We do not offer any programming tips. Your question is offtopic here.

Name: Ole Skorpen
Email:oleskorpen@hotmail.com

Date: Friday, November 21, 2003 at 16:18:16
Comments:
Having a few problems in premiere 6.5... Why aren't my transitions working? How do i fade video?

AM Software:
We do not support third-party software products.
Buy AVIedit and we will support you. Otherwise please contact Adobe Inc. for Premiere 6.5 support.

Name: Mike
USA
Date: Sunday, November 9, 2003 at 22:53:19
Comments:
I had an expired trail version installed. I registered and got a key to apply. [skipped]
I sent email to support address. It was rejected:
This Message was undeliverable due to the following reason:
Your message was not delivered because the return address was refused.
The return address was (my email addr registered with AM software)
Please reply to Postmaster@(my isp)
if you feel this message to be in error.


AM Software:
Since you hide your e-mail and last name here, we have found you in our customer database by your IP and contacted via e-mail (one you used at purchase time). Please check your Inbox.

Important to all:
Sad but true: today antispam filters and web bots are rather stupid. They offer almost no help against spam, but may kill/reject your messages with no brain applied. If that happens to you, use this forum to let us know.

Name: bob

Date: Saturday, November 8, 2003 at 17:31:46
Comments:
hi, is it possible for the aviedit to remove the blurred portion of some avi files or to uncensor it? thanks.

AM Software:
You can remove (cut off) the blurred frames. Or you can place a company logo over the broken area of frame, or maybe try to sharpen the frames. Anyway, you can't restore damaged (hidden) part of image (unless you paint it new, he-he).

Name:vikram rajput
URL: WWW.Ryze.com/go/vikramrajput
Email:vikramrajput!@rediffmail.com
Location: New delhi, Delhi India
Date: Saturday, October 25, 2003 at 07:18:21
Comments:
hi i am vikram rajput. i am just start Video editing work i have a problem i Avid 3.5 The soft ware is not importing mpeg file please help me thru solve this ????? Have a nice time take care BYaaa and love from vikram rajput

AM Software:
We do not support third party products. Avid 3.5 isn't AM Software product.
Registered AVIedit users may get some help or advice regarding other companies software, but this is uncommon case. Please call Avid support phone directly for help.

Name: AKI
Email:powerenduser@hotmail.com
Location: bomont, texas usa
Date: Monday, October 20, 2003 at 13:25:44
Comments:
trying to turn avi's into fli's.....result us black screen...worked really well once then flop....suggestions?

AM Software:
Perhaps the frame dimensions are wrong. FLC/FLI files are limited to 320x200, 320x240 and few other picture sizes. Thus, a 300x220 avi frame may cause an incompatible FLI or FLC file you can't play back. Without some better avi file description we can't suggest other solutions.

Name:amateur
URL: http:\\zombo.com
Email:aviedit.10.ruetama@spamgourmet.com
Location: Heresville, MA Botswana
Date: Saturday, October 18, 2003 at 00:42:35
Comments:
Hello there! I've been trying to find a recovery tool for a failed capture that happened due to power failure. I captured using Ulead VideoStudio 6 via the firewire port in my camera (Panasonic DVX 100) I know that your tool works quite well for partially downloaded avis, but it doesn't do anything when I try to have it fix my failed capture. I know all the data is still there -- the filesize is on the order of gigs, it simply won't open in any keyframe regenerator program or any recovery tool period. I've tried about 8. Is there any chance you might have a solution? Thanks, -d

AM Software:
There is probably no one-click solution, but (in theory) you can fix required fields of avi file header manually (using a hexadecimal editor). This way is not easy, neither is it hard. BUT it's extremely annoying. If you can, better you do recapture once again.

Name: Crusty
Email:xtreme69@ihug.com.au
Location: Brisbane, Qld Australia
Date: Monday, October 13, 2003 at 06:04:05
Comments:
G'day, Can anybody please tell me how i can clean up the picture quality of my mpg's, avi's & mov files. They are scratchy & lines appear across it.

AM Software:
AVIedit can import mpeg1 files (.mpg) by temporal avi file creation. This avi file can be cleaned by filters (built-in, or external ones) like median, denoise, despeckle and maybe even simple blur filter.
The same can be done with any avi file, but .mov files should be converted to avi format first. Currently AVIedit can't import/convert .mov files.

Name: Ludmil
Email:egov@mail.com
Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Date: Sunday, October 12, 2003 at 18:54:03
Comments:
Hi! Is it possible to join two Divx compressed files without compressing again the output file?

AM Software:
Sure.
Hint: select "no recompression" method when asked for video and audio stream options.

Name: Tom
Email:tommoboyd@hotmail.com
N. Ireland
Date: Friday, October 10, 2003 at 21:03:25
Comments:
Hi. I'm running Adobe Premiere 6.0, but can't seem to import movie clips from my stills camera. The movie plays back OK on its own, but through Premiere I only get sound. Is this a codec problem? Thanks

AM Software:
We do not support Adobe Premiere. Please call their (Adobe) support team phone.

Name: Faerie
Email:vhmdeity@hotmail.com

Date: Friday, October 10, 2003 at 19:34:22
Comments:
hi i adore avi edit its been great fun an ive made some excellent videos using it, but i now have a problem (sigh). i'm trying to make another vid using avi ( quick explanation i hack and slash disney movies into music vids pureley fer fun and ma kids luv them :D ) but i now keep getting Audio stream playback : Can't stop playing currently playing sound whenever i merge the wav to the output and the vid itself ,but i have no other media player going or even open at the time. now ive never had this error befor an i think ive had most of em ;). the main problem is its even doing it with wavs ive used previously and vids ive used as well ( so i'm anal and have to triple check everything).is there anything at all that i may be able to do to fix this? i've tried using other video editors but theyr way too complicated ( i like easy ) . so any suggestions?

AM Software:
In general, message "Can't play audio" or "Can't stop currently playing sound" means that AVIedit failed to play audio track of current avi file. There are some common cases when this error occurs.
  • audio compression format is unknown (mp3, ogg vorbis, other proprietary formats)
  • audio stream is truncated (it's typical for tiny avi clips downloaded from digital cameras)
  • some other applications keep the audio hardware busy
First of all, make sure you have an ACM codec for your current movie audio track.

Name: Goran Gasparovic
Location: Baltimore, MD USA
Date: Friday, October 10, 2003 at 01:06:27
Comments:
How difficult is the following in AVIedit: I have a 45 minute avi file. I want to extract frames from it, one frame every "n" seconds (e.g. one frame every 10 seconds; about 300 frames per avi file), and have them saved as jpegs. Can this be automated in AVIedit? (Or do I have to click the mouse 300 times; i.e. extract manually each frame?) Thank you!

AM Software:
Hmm... you do not need to click 300 times. Just select desired frames and click Export frame button. However, the option to skip some amount of video is available only when you export AVI->animated GIF. Probably this will be added in next AVIedit versions.

Name: Ravi
Email:ace_rb_1@hotmail.com
Location: London, Uk
Date: Thursday, October 9, 2003 at 11:48:14
Comments:
Is there anyone that can tell me how I can edit an avi file. I have a movie file and one one part of the movie I want to change some writing. e.g. I want the movie to play as normal but when a clip comes up I want to edit what it says, so I dont want to remove the file I just want to edit one of the screen shots. Can someone help. I have never used this program before and I need to get this done asap. Someone help please. Thanks

AM Software:
The real solution would be, look into the Help file. It is right for you. Then, write us via e-mail if questions remain.

Name: Danny
Email:dannycosta8@yahoo.com
Location: Sydney, NSW Australia
Date: Saturday, October 4, 2003 at 11:46:33
Comments:
I've been using AVIEdit for a month or so now & love it. But suddenly now when I click the aviedit.exe, instead of launching AVIedit, it just says "please enter your key". Is this a shareware limitation? I'm sure I read in the readme that the author didn't cripple it, so whats the go? In desperation

AM Software:
30 trial days period is over. It's time to pay, or take another software.
Within 30 trial days AVIedit won't place a company logo over your video clips, because it isn't crippled. Is that wrong?

Name: Ming
Location: Fairborn, OH USA
Date: Monday, September 29, 2003 at 07:10:21
Comments:
Is it possible to use AVIEdit to separate audio signal from the video and save the audio data as a file?

AM Software:
Sure. Type the .wav file extension when asked for file name to save, and select WAV audio file type in drop-down list box.

Name: Chris
Ontario Canada
Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at 19:08:41
Comments:
Hi all. I have a problem. I am trying to re-compress a movie with a different codec so its smaller in size but it doesnt matter which editing software I use, the same thing happens, its fine at the start but then as the movie keeps playing by the end of it the sound is ahead of the movie and when people talk in it about a second later you actually hear what they said so if anyone can help me thank you very much.

AM Software:
The already discussed question. Please read the forum.

Name: Viger
Email:viger@mail.com
Location: Vancouver, BC Canada
Date: Thursday, September 18, 2003 at 11:07:51
Comments:
I’m attempting to make a reel of my animation. However, when I import certain files, the thumbnail in the Bin is just a black box, and when the final file is exported, those files do not show up. All the files I’m importing are the same dimensions and format, and I’ve tried converting the frame rate/compression to match, but it doesn’t seem to help. Any suggestions?

AM Software:
Please use our free diagnostic software (AVIdiag) to check your system health regarding avi playback and installed codecs, then check file formats in AVIedit. This way you could see the missing video codec or whatever. (Better, write us an e-mail with more detailed information).

Name: Ganesh Balakrishnan
Email:guncrusader@hotmail.com
Location: arlington, tx usa
Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2003 at 03:41:41
Comments:
I have an avi movie but when i try to convert it to mpeg format,i get this error message "Improperly installed VFW decompressor handler for AVI files" what can do to rectify it?because of this im not able to write in mpeg format in any software.everyone is giving me an error

AM Software:
System log file created by AVIdiag for your current Windows install is a must. Maybe you have installed a frameserver and forgot to remove it after use.

Name: Dominique
Email:dlegrand
Location: Huy, Belgium
Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2003 at 01:59:51
Comments:
i was wondering woudl you guys be able to help me to solve a problem of audio codecs ?? for some reason i can't have audio anymore on reading avi or mpeg. usually i'm a good troubleshooter but on this i'm a bit helpless :( it would be nice if you guys would able to help it's audio codec though so i dunno i you might help :)

AM Software:
Step One is, open your file in AVIedit.
Step Two: click Edit|Info menu item and select audio stream.
Write down everything you see.
Step Three: click Options|ACM menu item and look for installed audio codecs.
Final Step: find the difference and download missing audio codec.

Name: Dominic Elickus
Email:delickus@telus.net
Location: Campbell River bc, Canada
Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2003 at 04:37:00
Comments:
Does anyone know how i can get FourCC Code SP54 I have sound of clips sent to me in email but no picture just sound it says i need SP54 do not understand what that means. I use ME edition but does work on xp

AM Software:
The type (algorithm) of video compression in an avi file is marked by Fourcc (4 digits or letters). Each codec has its own unique FourCC ID. SP54 belongs to Aiptek MegaCam, so you need to find and install this codec (namely, sp5x_32.dll).

Name: David Hay
Email:david.hay@ecosse.net
Location: Lexington, KY USA
Date: Monday, September 8, 2003 at 20:59:48
Comments:
Edit PAL? Hi, Is it possible to use AVIedit to edit PAL video format (from mini-DV)? Can it convert it then to NTSC? Many thanks, David

AM Software:
AVIedit can edit any format, PAL, SECAM and NTSC etc.
It is easy to resize the PAL frame to NTSC, however the frame speed (fps) can't be changed smoothly from 25 to 30. That means, you can load a few PAL clips onto timeline, set the output frame speed to 29.997, change output frame size to 640x480 and make a new avi from timeline. But the extra frames required to fill 30 fps will be simply "duplicated" from existing ones. Ideal solution would be, interpolate these to get extras, - AVIedit can't interpolate.

Name: Wen

Date: Monday, September 8, 2003 at 17:26:01
Comments:
I followed the "cut off commercial" instructions in help but after i press SHIFT-Del it seems that only the video and not audio streams are deleted. The sound just keeps playing with the frame stopping at where i cut it. Why is this so?Pls help.

AM Software:
Sometimes it may occur at the very end of file when original video/audio duration doesn't match. So, you can manually select and cut off (just Del) extra piece of audio.

Name: Lurch

Date: Saturday, September 6, 2003 at 20:42:33
Comments:
Just got first digital camera, avi recordings work on camera but have no picture on PC, using Win media Player 7, Can you advise me where im going wrong please?

AM Software:
Maybe it's time to upgrade your DirectX runtime libraries? Mediaplayer 7 is good, and 6.4 is even more good than 8 or 9, but anyway you need DV codecs and some kernel komponents that allow 1394 connection and capture.

Name: charly wu
Email:charlywrx@yahoo.com
SG
Date: Saturday, September 6, 2003 at 04:55:49
Comments:
How to resize the video frames? by using Edit\Info or Process\Crop-Resize ? and how is it done step by step? thanks

AM Software:
The Info menu item just lets you see some file and stream properties. You can even change them - but this may be dangerous because file may get damaged (unsupported format, not playable) when you enter arbitrary values.
The frame resize must be done via Crop-Resize dialog.

Name: Matias Ruiz
Email:matias_ruiz@hotmail.com
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Date: Thursday, September 4, 2003 at 17:57:17
Comments:
I have a 3com office connect webcam with windows 98Se and aviedit can´t capture video an error appears. is your software compatible with this webcam?

AM Software:
"An error" is bad error name because it includes no more information. In general AVIedit is compatible with every Windows-compatible capture hardware, either in VfW capture mode, or in WDM mode. Please try both and select one that works.

Name: john
Email:crazychef1234@msn.com
Location: plymouth, united kingdom
Date: Monday, September 1, 2003 at 13:06:57
Comments:
can any1 tell me what a dx50 decompresor is and what its used for?

AM Software:
You're 1 web page away from it :)
Read the forum please.

Name: james
Location: sydney, nsw australia
Date: Thursday, August 28, 2003 at 07:24:34
Comments:
I want to know what software i need to convert mpeg-3 to avi,, any suggestions ?

AM Software:
Convert mp3 to wav using AVIedit built-in converter tool, then open wav file and save as avi.

Name: J B

Date: Friday, August 22, 2003 at 01:16:00
Comments:
Question: How do i export an AVI to an animated gif that only plays once, than stops? I tried setting the loop counter to 1, but that played it twice, and i tried setting the loop counter to 0, but then it never played. Any ideas?

AM Software:
In MSIE 6 setting GIF loop counter to zero makes it play just once.

Name: Fred Bender
Email:106651.341@compuserve.com
Luxembourg
Date: Thursday, August 21, 2003 at 20:21:24
Comments:
I am trying to merge an .avi video file with an mp3 audio file, but the program will not accept my mp3s, only wav. The instructions indicate otherwise. What is wrong? Thanks, freddy b.

AM Software:
Please read instructions with care: AVIedit doesn't read mp3 files directly; it includes a converter tool to build .wav container file (internally mp3 compressed) - then you can merge existing avi with extra wav tracks.

Name: John
Email:habs_man2003@hotmail.com

Date: Thursday, August 21, 2003 at 08:01:54
Comments:
Hi there. I have some downloaded movies (AVI format) and I am trying to figure out how to make them smaller so I can burn them to CD-R and watch them at a later date on my computer! Some of these files are over 600MB but still wont fit on a 700 MB CD-R!! Please help!!

AM Software:
A 700 MB CD-R may store up to approximately 736 000 000 bytes. This is anyway bigger than 600MB+ avi files. If you really need to compress your file again, please refer to help file (if Save As isn't enough :)

Name:Chris
URL: none
Email:gokufan628@ netscape.net

Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2003 at 06:22:17
Comments:
Hi, this is my first time here and i have this quesiton, i have an AVI file that runs at 1 kpbs, is there any way to make the rate higher? and just so you know, i have no money to spend on equipment cause i'm only 12, this is the one thing i can't figure out on my computer. PLeASE HELP!

AM Software:
Hmm. Are you sure it is exactly "1 kbps" ? Basically an uncompressed file would run at higher rates - however you can't restore any information lost at compression time. In other words, one can decompress avi file to a few times bigger one, but this won't involve any picture quality increase.
Or did you mean "fps" ? Maybe just write an e-mail to us...

Name: TODD HUNT

Date: Sunday, August 17, 2003 at 03:08:21
Comments:
Hello. I have a new problem divfix. Have reinstalled it and run it a bunch of times. The problem lately is when I do a rebuild index, I continually get the error "I/O error 131". Whether I strip the file index first or not before I use the program, the error is a newer error for me and the divx files I am trying to correct. Thanks for your input.

AM Software:
Sorry - no good ideas. However you can look into Divfix source code to find the possible reason for this error message. Use a text editor's search feature, maybe this will help.

Name: Ben
Email:movieman@hot-shot.com
CA USA
Date: Monday, August 11, 2003 at 08:08:46
Comments:
I downloaded the trial version and while recording a hour long show the capture stopped on its own, is theis normal. I like the program but a half hour limit would be a real bummer.

AM Software:
It depends. You may have not set index size big enough to hold a hour of video, or the HDD may run out of space, or some unrecoverable capture error occured (bad jammed tape fragment or like this).

Name: Oscar Cabrera
Email:Darkfirec12@yahoo.com

Date: Thursday, August 7, 2003 at 08:05:20
Comments:
My computer is an HP Pavilion 6340.It has an intel celeron processor.Each time I tried playing a disk on the media player it said that the vid. is missing the mp42 decompressor. I can only hear the sound of the disk but I can't see the video.How can I get the media player to play the video and where can I get a good mp42 decompressor? I would really appreciate it if you can email me with your response.

AM Software:
MP42, also MP43 and MP41 are Microsoft MPEG-4 codec versions 1, 2 and 3. They are about two years old and currently unsupported. It is possible that mediaplayer could download these codecs from Microsoft site. Also you can find downloads of these using Google, without even connecting to MS site.

Name: Andy
Email:andy_moore@tinyworld.co.uk
United Kingdom
Date: Tuesday, August 5, 2003 at 03:37:51
Comments:
Is it possible to 'shrink' AVI files with variable compression so that longer video can be burned onto DVD?

AM Software:
All people are doing this :)

Name:Mark Johnson
URL: None
Email:None
Sweden
Date: Saturday, August 2, 2003 at 22:47:41
Comments:
When I play an avi using windows media player after about 7 seconds into the file the video freezes but the sound keeps playing. Why?

AM Software:
Windows media player isn't AM Software product. We offer no support for it. Please call Microsoft.

Name: Michael
Email:m_stevenson@iprimus.com.au
Location: Sydney, Nsw Australia
Date: Saturday, August 2, 2003 at 20:28:27
Comments:
I have just installed my tv card and i was wondering how to make my avi files smaller? is there a program that can do it? im not very strong in this area and not sure quite how to use a codec to make the avi's smaller? any words of wisdom?

AM Software:
AVIedit is one of the software titles that can make avi files smaller (compress them). You can use Export or Save to put your video into a new avi file. You'll be asked about compression, so you'd have to choose some codec and set its options. Please visit our Fourcc section to read a few words about many popular codecs.
The particular codec settings are always a tradeoff between the quality loss and resulting file size. For example, DivX 3 codec offers average (VHS) quality at bitrates about 600-900 kbits/sec, but when you double this bitrate, you not only get the two times large file, also you'll get much higher picture quality.
When you have time to experiment with different codec settings, try to change quality and/or bitrate by approx. 30% in either direction. Compare the results and make your final decision.

Name: niall
Email:kingniall8"hotmail.com

Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2003 at 23:56:33
Comments:
i have downloaded a flim i cant watch it i only hear it what do i need? thanks

AM Software:
Please read the existing Forum replies before you post new question.

Name: Jake
Email:glittering_blackness@hotmail.com
Location: Arlington, TX United States
Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at 03:33:11
Comments:
I have been having problems with Divx movies. Whenever I watch a movie sometime during the movie the picture will get messed up and then it will get normal and then the voices will all be delayed. Does anyone know what I can do to fix this?

AM Software:
It looks the file is corrupted due to broken download or scratched CD-ROM or something else. There is not too much you can do. Try to download/copy it again from a better source, or use DivFix to scan/repair possible errors, or use Antifreeze to wrap around the decompressor errors. This may help, or may not.

Name: Bobby
Email:musicbox@bitex.bg
Location: Pavlikeni, Bulgaria
Date: Friday, July 25, 2003 at 14:31:27
Comments:
I have all the codecs that I need installed (DivX 5.0.5, K-Lite Codec Pack, Ac3 Filter etc.), but in a software that I use to edit Avi's there are no encoders. I have PixelView PTP and using diferent programs to make videos such as ShowShifter, iuVCR, VirtualDub etc. What may be the problem? What should I do? P.s. I have reinstalled some codecs with a new versions may be then the encoders are start missing... Best Regards: Bobby Kovachev

AM Software:
None of listed software is written by us. We do not offer any support to third party products, you must contact their support staff for help.

Name: Darren
Email:darjum@yahoo.com

Date: Wednesday, July 23, 2003 at 20:49:26
Comments:
I want to test your software but cannot seem to convert mjpg to avi. Can your software do this?

AM Software:
Sure.
When you have difficulties using AVIedit, please send us e-mail with COMPLETE description of a problem. Our Support page contains many items you may have to report us, please provide all possible details.

Name: Frank Corr
Email:corrf@rte.ie
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Date: Friday, July 18, 2003 at 15:07:02
Comments:
Hello. I have a curious problem with AVIedit in capture mode. It does not "wake up" the sound from my WinTv Go TV Tuner card. The Line Input is active and works with an alternative source but brings nothing from the TV card. Video is fine.Everything is on AVIedit is fine and ready to go but the WinTV card sound becomes muted Its a pity because oterwise AVIedit is perfect. Can you Help? Best Wishes Frank Corr

AM Software:
Maybe try WDM capture mode instead of legacy VfW one. By default AVIedit works in Video for Windows capture mode because it is more featured and compatible. However many current capture devices have a little buggy support of VfW mode, or do not support it at all. When you're in WDM mode, look for settings dialog windows in Capture|Audio sub-menu. They may contain some vendor-specific controls to set up your audio input and misc options.

Name: alice
Email:agw505@msn.com
Location: dyer, tn usa
Date: Thursday, July 17, 2003 at 10:16:32
Comments:
i have some long avi/divx files to burn. i bought some 90 min/800 mb cd-rs. they will fit nicely on here, not too large for them but the programs will not recognize the larger cds. help!

AM Software:
It seems that your OS must support such a media first. If it does not, applications like AVIedit will not see these CDs as well.
Maybe it's time to split the files or compress them to some smaller size?

Name:Konstantin
URL: http://www.rushhohol.com/
Email:rushhoho@netzero.net
Location: Citrus Heights, CA USA
Date: Monday, July 14, 2003 at 13:55:12
Comments:
Is it any posibility to edit movie file properties such as Clip, Author, and Copyright?

AM Software:
Yes, look for Edit|Properties menu item. Please note that anyone can edit your copyrights and authorship, too :(

Name:Larry Kwolek
URL: http://www.am-soft.ru/www.aikidojo.info
Email:kwolekl@rferl.org
Location: Prague, CR
Date: Friday, July 11, 2003 at 17:34:29
Comments:
Problems with rotating an avi clip...plays really really! fast. (Like over in a split second when the original is over 80 secs. long.) Trying to rotate an avi clip taken with a canon G3. I follow the instructions in the help how to rotate an avi clip... ... Result: The avi is rotated, but places thriough in a split second. File is also 2xs the size of the orginal. Tried several differnt codexes, no luck. Any one know how to fix this? Thanks in advance... Cheers Larry

AM Software:
By default AVIedit sets the frame rate of exported clip to 15 fps unless you check "same as source" option. Most likely you were missing it.
The file size of uncompressed file should be a few times bigger than source. When you compress it, file may get smaller than source, or equal... It depends on compressor options.

Name: Matt Wilmer
Email:wilmerm@timken.com
Location: North Canton, OH USA
Date: Wednesday, July 9, 2003 at 23:05:26
Comments:
We wish to evaluate your software but have been unable to convert MP3 files to AVI. We keep getting the error 0x80040154. I tried your diagnostic tool but still could not find the problem. Thanks for your help

AM Software:
You can't directly convert a mp3 file to avi. The 1st required step is, make a .wav file using built-in mp3-to-wav converter. Then, open an avi file without sound and merge this wav file to it; or open wav file alone and save as an avi file. Please keep in mind that VBR mp3 files will produce strange results when converted to wav/avi.

Name: Mr.Mysterious
Email:Mr.Mysterious@t-online.de

Date: Monday, July 7, 2003 at 18:36:18
Comments:
Can someone help with these avi problem...This doesn't play because no suitable decompression tool found... (file header dump skipped by us - AM Software)

AM Software:
File header contains two interesting strings, WMV1 and AsfTools v2. That means the avi file was formerly a Windows Media Video (.wmv) file and then converted by AsfTools into .avi format. Unfortunately, Microsoft does not allow playback of any WMV1 compressed content outside of their ASF or WMV file container. Since there is no standalone Video for Windows compatible WMV1 codec, this file is absolutely useless now (except for audio track maybe).

Name: Tadeu Cunha
Email:tadeu.cunha@iname.com
Location: São Paulo, SP Brazil
Date: Friday, July 4, 2003 at 08:57:55
Comments:
Just downloaded AVIEdit, thks for the opportunity to test it. I have a PixelView playTV Pro (BT878P), Win XP and my TV standard is PAL-M. The program is not understanding PAL-M and the image is black & White. There is a way to tell AVIEdit that the video is PAL-M. It works with the software that came with it and ShowShifter, but not with AviEdit or VirtualDub.

AM Software:
Some capture cards do not show their control pages when you're in legacy VfW capture mode. Unlike VirtualDub, AVIedit lets you use both DirectShow and VfW capture engines. You can switch between them using Properties dialog box. After restart of AVIedit you'll see DirectShow specific menu items under Capture. Then you can see the control pages being in DirectShow mode, most likely you'll find also the video standard change control. Particular design of these controls depends on software driver vendor and/or OEM software that comes with your card.

Name: Kevin
Email:Skate1980@yahoo.com
PA USA
Date: Thursday, July 3, 2003 at 15:51:19
Comments:
Hello. I am trying to edit a particularly long video I captured some time ago, however just past two hours the audio and video cut out. The entire file plays fine in every playback program I've tried. Is there a limit to how much audio/video AVIedit can process? If so, would purchasing the full version correct the problem? Thanks for your help.

AM Software:
Basically, AVIedit can handle up to 2 or 4 GB per avi file, depending on software that created the file. Compressed videos would take longer playback time than raw uncompressed ones. For average compressed divx movies it is possible to have about 3-4 hours in one file of largest valid size. On the other hand, Timeline allows you to place many avi segments together, having a virtually unlimited total project size (about 150-200 files per project is fine, each up to 2 GB in size). Timeline is limited in trial version. However registration does not enlarge 2/4 GB size limit of single avi file any further. That implies about 18 minutes per scene limit when you use DV compression (because it offers poor compression ratio vs. DivX, VSS or Indeo 5). Again, you can put many scenes together for large movies.
The most popular playback software today is DirectShow based. It does not have size limits when you use NTFS file system (WinXP or W2K) and use OpenDML file format extensions. Unfortunately it is not very suitable for editing, this is why AVIedit does not use DirectShow in critical pieces of code.

Name: Craig

Date: Tuesday, July 1, 2003 at 19:35:35
Comments:
Hi, I was wondering if you guys could help me out. I was backing up a DVD, and now I have a 558 MB AVI file, and a 504 MB WAV file. What I am looking for is something that can compress these two files. PLEASE HELP!!! Thank you for your time.

AM Software:
If you have backed up a DVD into two CD-sized files, they obviously are already compressed... Maybe it is possible to compress a 500 megs wav file, but it seems video can't be compressed stronger (with same picture quality).

Name: John

Date: Tuesday, July 1, 2003 at 19:05:18
Comments:
I am trying to edit a movie to remove the credits so that it will be small enough to burn on a cd. When i deleted the credits and tried to save it as a new file an avi error poppes up. What am i doing wrong?

AM Software:
Better you'd respect them and leave credits "as is".
When you need a better advice, you must give us more details about your file and error message text. "A movie" is not enough for description.

Name: Richard
Singapore
Date: Monday, June 30, 2003 at 06:18:53
Comments:
I have a divx movie which Gspot confirmed it can be played and the movie length was shown to be 1 hour 33 mins. But when I played it, it can only played up to about 50 minutes and can't go on no matter how hard I try. Try a few editing software with no luck. No solution for this. Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. correctly

AM Software:
One of the possible troubles is that file was partially downloaded. The header of the file tells wrong duration, while its physical size is smaller than expected. DivFix could help a bit... it would recalculate avi header and rebuild file index, if necessary. The file will not be longer than now, but at lest the header will show its length properly.

Name: Glenn Carlson

Date: Sunday, June 29, 2003 at 04:28:14
Comments:
I'm using AVIedit to edit a Motion JPEG avi file created by my Fujifilm A303 digital camera and FinePixViewer 3.2 software. I want to convert the Motion JPEG file into a standard avi file. (I have read the FAQ on M-MJEG codecs.) Other AVIedit users with digital cameras may be interested in my experience -- On opening the file in AVIedit I get the following error message: AVIEDIT caused an invalid page fault in module at 0000:1d10496c. Registers: EAX=84a52238 CS=017f EIP=1d10496c EFLGS=00010246 EBX=84a521d8 SS=0187 ESP=024fff9c EBP=024fffcc ECX=d66af8b0 DS=0187 ESI=00000008 FS=618f EDX=84a52238 ES=0187 EDI=84a4ec30 GS=0000 Bytes at CS:EIP: What is curious, though, is that in spite of the error message, AVIedit shows all the file's frames and I am able to convert the Motion JPEG file to a standard AVI file. I just ignore the error message dialog box and continue working in AVIedit as if the message were not there. Closing the dialog box closes AVIedit, so I just keep the dialog box open. Since I am able to convert the file, the error message is merely an inconvenience.

AM Software:
You know, AVIedit uses system defined Open File dialog box with small preview window. It seems that some avi files may cause this preview feature to crash, thus closing AVIedit itself. Currently it is hard to decide whether we should remove preview window at all, however there are some workarounds that let you avoid this dialog box crash.
  • drag avi file into AVIedit window to open it
  • assign AVIedit as .avi file context menu handler
  • in Open File dialog box, double-click file name before the preview tends to start
  • use command line to specify an avi file name to open
  • use recent files list to load previously edited avi's
  • use a shorten file name (?)

Name: A.K. Rai
Email:ajayrai_ndlh@hotmail.com
Location: New Delhi, Delhi India
Date: Saturday, June 28, 2003 at 14:22:04
Comments:
Hello, i want to convert a drawing which is scaned and save as image file. how i save this file to cgm format without disturbing the drawing. after saving this file to cgm its look is as well as its look in autocad. Thanks Ajay

AM Software:
It seems you need a software that supports encoding to cgm.

Name: Patrick

Date: Friday, June 27, 2003 at 10:57:19
Comments:
can aviedit take avi files from the hard drive to a dv camcorder via firewire?

AM Software: No. To upload your DV avi's from PC to camcorder you need DV_IO utility, or a similar one. It is freeware and only 32K in size.

Name: Rob
Email:rob_oxley@hotmail.com
UK
Date: Thursday, June 26, 2003 at 17:35:09
Comments:
hi, was wondering how do you use the cromakey feature?

AM Software: It lets you put a transparent pictures (logo, artistic frames etc.) over the video clip. To make some color or range of colors transparent, you need to choose the basic color and the tolerance, also you need to specify the active area where the keying is done. This can be blue or green colors for example. For some more comments please see the help file. Should you have more questions, feel free to write us.

Name:Joshua
Email:murdock99@hotmail.com
Location: Tallahassee, Fl United States of America
Date: Monday, June 23, 2003 at 21:20:32
Comments:
I need to know how to reconvert my system from a FAT32 back to FAT16. It is causing some internal problems, and the help in windows sais to uninstall windows to reconvert, but then sais that windows can't be unistalled once converted over. ??? I need to know if there is a back way to reconvert. Thanks for the help...

AM Software: Your question is off-topic here. Visit www.powerquest.com please.

Name: Kidwyn
Email:kidwyn@earthlink.net
Location: Clearwater , FL USA
Date: Saturday, June 21, 2003 at 21:31:40
Comments:
Is there a fix for FOURCC CODE "0" AVI'S OR AM I JUST WASTING MY TIME?

AM Software: There is no need to fix a zero fourcc in avi files. They are OK. If your player can't support it, just download another one.

Name: chris
Email:chris08831@yahoo.com
Location: new brunswick, nj USA
Date: Saturday, June 21, 2003 at 02:01:28
Comments:
i made a short 20 minute film with my camecorder and want to put it on my website for people to download, it is in mpg fromat and i wanted to know if i could compress it so that when people download it it won't take to long. do you have any suggestions on freeware that will do this, or is it able to be done at all????

AM Software: AVIedit can compress your movie further. If you absolutely need a freeware, then better you'd ask in appropriate forums.

Name:Andreas W. Andersen
URL: http://www.8mm.filmshooting.com/
Email:andreas@eunet.no
Location: Kr.Sand, Norway
Date: Friday, June 20, 2003 at 11:44:19
Comments:
I'm considering buying this product, but I have a question first. I see this tool can capture single frames: Great! Is it possible to apply effects in realtime when capturing? I'm looking for a way of inverting negative singleframes to positiv singleframes when doing frame captures. Is this possible, or can it be made possible? Thanks for your time. Andreas

AM Software: Currently AVIedit does not apply effects to captured frames from live source. You can attach some converter software to AVIedit capture engine so that it would be called on every captured picture. If you have such a command line tool (like IrfanView or another graphics converter software) then you can do what you need.
However, when you try to capture desired frames in time (from live video) it is hard to choose when to click the capture button. As opposite, it is far more easily to select good frames from captured avi file. In addition, filters can be applied when you extract stills from an avi file. It is enough to have about 2-3 seconds of video (60-70 frames) to choose from.

Name:Tavys
URL: http://www.me.calpoly.edu/
Email:tashcrof@calpoly.edu
Location: San Luis Obispo, CA USA
Date: Friday, June 20, 2003 at 02:38:52
Comments:
I work for a university. We have many webcams in our labs (http://me.calpoly.edu/Labs/WebCams/WebCams.htm) and I'm currently adding three more. I have these cameras FTP one frame every 10 seconds to a server for a total of 140,000 jpg files per camera. This covers about two weeks. Would it be possible for me to script AVIedit so that every two weeks it would batch convert those 140,000 jpg files into an AVI movie? I would like it to do so unattended. Also, do you have a non-profit/educational license for schools? Thanks.

AM Software: AVIedit can't be run from a script because it needs a human interaction when choosing a video compressor for new movie. It is simple action but still needs a few mouse clicks :(
We offer volume discounts for both non-profit and educational entities. Typical price is less than $20 per copy, for 15 licenses or more. It can be discussed further with orders@ AM Software.

Name: Mane
Email:m_a_n_e23@hotmail.com

Date: Thursday, June 19, 2003 at 23:45:40
Comments:
HELP! when you export a movie as a animated.gif how can you view this file..?

AM Software: You can let AVIedit make a web page for you to link this GIF file. Also you can directly view the animated GIF file using your browser.

Name: Lorenz
Italy
Date: Thursday, June 19, 2003 at 13:05:20
Comments:
Hi! Please, can you help me? I accidentaly changed the fourCC on an Uncompressed Avi file, so now I'm not able to play it. Any suggestions to fix it? Thank you! (I'm a newbie)

AM Software: Typically uncompressed avi files have their fourcc code set to 'DIB ', four spaces or filled by 4 zero bytes. Try either of these, hopefully it will help.

Name: Trent
Email:trent9@mlec.net
Location: Hohenwald, TN USA
Date: Monday, June 16, 2003 at 23:51:38
Comments:
I have downloaded a movie off of Kaaza but it was split into two files. Is it possible to combine these two files into one then burn it to DVD. If so, how do I do this. I am new to this, so laymans terms would be greatly appreciated.

AM Software: Depending on what type of software was used to split your movie, it can or can not be assembled in AVIedit. If both files have .avi extension and you can play them both separately, then use File|Append menu item. If your files are not avi, then you will need to convert them to avi first, or use another tool. If you can't play the 2nd part, there it is a chance that a binary file splitter was used and you need the same tool to combine two parts, not AVIedit nor any other avi editing tool.
Also see "How Do I..." topic in help file.

Name: Mike K.

Date: Saturday, June 7, 2003 at 22:22:14
Comments:
I have a 189M AVI video that only shows a 55 sec clip of something unrelated, then stops. This happens in any player or editor I try. I'm assuming the wanted video is after this "video-spam"; any ideas on how to remove the spam and play only the stuff after? Someone on Virtual Dub's Forum said it was multiple video streams and that AVIEdit could separate them. (I opened the file in AVIEdit, but I could see no way to go beyond the 55 sec end point.) They may have been talking about an AVIEdit that used to be in Microsoft's VFW SDK. Can anyone help me out? Thanks! Mike K.

AM Software: Most likely this movie does not contain anything else. Today posting a fake clips is common practice to raise your d/l ratio in P2P networks like eDonkey, Kazaa & others. In AVIedit you can click grey minus key few times, or manually change the zoom factor (see Play|Zoom menu item) to make more frames and video tracks fit into AVIedit window. If there is a second, third etc. video stream - you will see it below the 1st one. If there are no extra video streams, it's time to relax and play golf :(

Name:Scott
URL: http://www.am-soft.ru/www.sandlotgraphics.com
Email:scott@sandlotgraphics.com
Location: Blacklick, OH USA
Date: Thursday, June 5, 2003 at 06:34:23
Comments:
Is there a way to CROP AVI frames? To be clear, I have video of an event. In the video picture, there appear unwanted elements that I want to obscure in every frame. In a still picture, I would CROP them out. In a video, I haven't been able to figure out how to do the same. Can AVIedit do this?

AM Software: AVIedit can crop video frames, too. See Process|Crop/resize menu item and dialog box for this. Please note that you need to select all streams before crop, and Export to new avi file (instead of just Save As) after crop is set up.

Name: Bill Fischer

Date: Thursday, June 5, 2003 at 05:34:58
Comments:
I want to register, but I MUST know that importing a sequence of targa images (with transparent background) will be converted into an AVI OK. I try to import 30 images and the highest numbered one goes into the FIRST frame, instead of the 30th frame. Is this a bug??

AM Software: This is not a bug. Windows places last selected element (one that has focus rectangle) at first place of file list. This is so in every file selection dialog box. If you need to have right order of elements, then select last desired file name, hold down SHIFT key and click first desired file name.
This behavior is documented in AVIedit help file and (humorously) in MS Movie Maker help file (four years later).
BTW, avi files do not support transparency.

Name: Ron Bissinger
Email:rbissinger@aol.com
Location: Pleasanton, CA USA
Date: Wednesday, June 4, 2003 at 16:54:35
Comments:
I'm trying to get the eval version of AVIedit to capture video from my ToUcam Pro on my Win2000 Dell laptop. I get an error message #80070057, "Can't render video capture stream." Am I missing some software component, or do I need some video capture hardware? Thanks!

AM Software: The only software components that affect video capture are your cam drivers and DirectShow which is part of DirectX. It is good idea to have DX 8.1 or later installed. Also you may wish to try AmCap.exe - it is very basic capture application (30 Kb) from Microsoft. It is so simple as it should be for diagnistics of video capture troubles...

Name: eddy

Date: Monday, June 2, 2003 at 04:19:15
Comments:
i had a querry before about a large avi file that played ok in media player but when i split it the audio went out of sync i tried what you said but still no joy. so i uncompressed the audio and this sorted the problem out until i encoded the file to mpeg when the sound went out of sync again. here are the details of the file incase you can help as i don't know what they mean.....audio bitrate 134kbps...audio format mpeg layer-3....video 23 fps...data rate 109 kbps...video sample 24bit...video compression xvid.............please help

AM Software: Just a guess: 23 fps is in no way standard for mpeg compression. Maybe encoder has selected 24 or 25 fps as closest possible :(

Name: Doug
Email:yeshuasflame@hotmail.com
Location: Fresno, CA USA
Date: Friday, May 30, 2003 at 01:47:01
Comments:
I have a video that I need to split, it is already in DIVX format and I need to put it on 2 cdR to fit the file size. PLease help

AM Software: Hit F1 and follow the "How Do I..." topic. We wrote it for you ;)

Name: eddy

Date: Tuesday, May 27, 2003 at 14:48:38
Comments:
i have a large avi file which plays ok in media player but when i split it in to 2 files the sound is out of sync. can you give me some ideas on how to rectify this problem...thanks

AM Software:
You can try using 1:1 interleave factor when saving a file. If that does not help, then maybe change video speed a bit, just to match the audio.

Name: Nino
Email:sk8ndood525
Location: virginia beach, va usa
Date: Friday, May 23, 2003 at 22:59:04
Comments:
Hi im having problems with a movie i downloaded from kazaa, when i go to watch it its blank and when i try to open it with Real it says 'cannot find DX50 decomposer' what can i do to make it work?

AM Software:
This is frequently asked question (FAQ) diskussed a few times here and in our FAQ area. Please click Ctrl-F to search Forum pages.

Name: Oscar Madison
Email:oscarmadison@comcast.net

Date: Friday, May 23, 2003 at 09:08:07
Comments:
Adaptec VideOH! DVD. AVC-2200. Does anyone use this device? I'm having a heck of a time getting any of my capture programs to recognize this thing. I have been using a cheap ole Dazzle DV-80 (With pretty decent results) and it has always been recognized by Aviedit and other capture programs I use. My GF bought this is a gift thinking it would give me better encoding quality but so far no go. I am using XP pro and the device is reported in device manager as fine and working properly. Why would the Dazzle work and not VideOH!? Any help appreciated.

AM Software:
Windows includes a DirectShow filter that handles DV decoding in realtime. By default it works in half resolution mode. Maybe you need to switch it to full resolution (this is more CPU demanding). This is possible via clip or filter properties in mediaplayer main menu (depends on version of m.p.) - this way you'll get a better picture using the same hardware.

Name: eric jones
Email:erictf27d@yahoo.co.uk
england
Date: Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 23:31:16
Comments:
i have downloaded a movie called blazing saddles which is in mpg format which is about 900meg in size how can i split it to fit it onto 2 cds

AM Software:
AVIedit can't split mpeg files directly, but you can convert entire file, or some parts of it, into a divx avi or whatever. Maybe you'll even have no need to split the file due to its smaller size (after compression to divx).

Name: Pablo
Email:pablo.useros@telepolis.com
Location: Madrid, Spain
Date: Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 17:37:09
Comments:
Hi. First excuse my poor english. I am having problems to capture digital video. I have a AMD Athlon 1700 with the WXP. Never recognize my firewire. ¿Where can i get capture drivers? It suposse that XP has the drivers already and once i captured fine. Just once. I am using a Sony DCR and tryng to capture in Adobe premiere 6.0/pinnacle studio 7.14/ Ulead video 5.0 (where i get the drivers for the 1394 host/and windows movie maker No one recognize it. Says that is unnable to connect. What can i do? I am desperate Thanks

AM Software:
If your hardware is still working properly (not electrically damaged) then it seems to be enough to reinstall DirectX 8.1 or newer, and DirectMedia runtime libraries. You can get both from MS site. Normally 1394 boards do not require special drivers, a Windows built-in one would fit.

Name: Paul clayton
Email:r-clayton@talk21.com

Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 15:27:17
Comments:
Using delayed capture i was making a short movie. My PC crashed during recording. When i re-booted and tried to play the movie i get this messege Cannot play back the file. The format is not supported. can you help?

AM Software:
It seems that movie got a broken header and (very likely) no index at all. You may wish to try divfix utility, it lets you rebuild index in some cases. AVIedit can open some broken avi files, but not all, you see.

Name: ttrek
Email:ttrek@alloymail.com
Australia
Date: Friday, May 16, 2003 at 15:38:34
Comments:
I downloaded a couple of 80 meg video files (Episodes of a television show) and they are recorded in DX50 format, avi files. The quality is not as good as I had hoped (the jerk who made them obviously used a low bitrate to cut down file size, I guess he's never heard of zipping the files to shorten the sizes for download that way you don't have to sacrifice video quality for file size, much). I was wondering if there was a way to uncompress the files to the size and quality they were before the tosser compressed them, so I can compress them with a larger bitrate and preserve the quality. ttrek

AM Software:
No. Just no, because original image information is lost.
BTW, pkzip is useless in image compression. The best result would be a 30% save, while many video codecs allow up to 50:1...200:1 compression.

Name: Dan
Email:skywarp00@comcast.net

Date: Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 00:06:55
Comments:
Nice program. I have an AVI file that is out of sync with the audio by about 3 seconds. Could you give me a step-by-step on how to resync it? Thanks a lot!

AM Software:
There is the only required step. Change the avi frame rate such a way that audio and video duration do match. This is possible with our AVIfrate utility.

Name: Nick
Email:Nitrocloud@aol.com

Date: Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 00:02:04
Comments:
When I got pointed to a site, I downloaded the installer, and always afterwards, AVIedit installer runs instead of the program that should! HELP! I have no virii.

AM Software:
You have a virii. Or had installed some software that relies up on setup.exe file name. This is default one for AVIedit and we see no any reason to change it.

Name: diekky
Email:diekky@hotmail.com
Location: surabaya, east java indonesia
Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 16:16:47
Comments:
is there any softwares to edit/removes censored image in movie as like as mozaik block ???

AM Software:
You could write a script for Transformer if you're familiar with math and Basic. If you're a newbie, then better search for a "Filter Factory" filter or script, that is possible to run inside the AVIedit framework. There are chances you'll get a free and ready to run mosaic filter from the net.

Name: MatthewWarren
Email:matthew@yab.yellowlaienbabies.co.uk
Uk
Date: Monday, May 12, 2003 at 18:59:14
Comments:
Hello, I'm trying the free downloadable version. I have 14,000 JPEG images I need to turn into an AVI, but no mater what I do, using a filelist import only creates N frames? Is this a restirction on the demo version?.... My friend has a final year project to hand in tomorrow hoho.

AM Software:
This is a FAQ. Yes, AVIedit lets you try Import feature on a small image sets. Need more? Why not to register it :)

Name: Simon
Email:simek000@hotmail.com
Location: Medvode, Slovenia
Date: Sunday, May 11, 2003 at 14:18:23
Comments:
Hi AM Software...I realy have a problem with avi files.Sometimes i dl an avi and there is no picture only sound.ive tryed virtualdub but it only shows one frame when i move cursor.does you app fixes this problem or if not what should i look for.If there is any way to do this.O yea i have all the codex instaled...thank you

AM Software:
Try divfix if you're absolutely sure you have required codecs installed.

Name:Red Matrix
URL: http://www.am-soft.ru/www.authorsden.com/red
Email:davidochoa1974@yahoo.com
TX USA
Date: Saturday, April 26, 2003 at 13:24:17
Comments:
I would like to know the term used to describe the text that appears under a movie in Windows Media Player. It sometimes shows the bitrate, the file name on the disk, the 'author' etc. What is this 'thingy' called? Is it meta? You can view it by right-clicking on the Now Playing file name (top right) and selecting properties. Thanks. Red Matrix

AM Software:
Mediaplayer supports a number of media formats that have different sets of properties, some of them can be displayed below the movie picture while it is played. It seems there is no common name for this feature except "the clip properties".

Name: STEVEN G.
Email:DEMONEX@HOTMAIL.COM
Location: LANTANA, FL USA
Date: Saturday, April 26, 2003 at 07:11:23
Comments:
I installed "Easy Video Splitter" from WWW.DOEASIER.ORG. A program that lets you divide large AVI/MPG files into a few smaller ones. I then uninstalled it, and to clean up, I decided to clean up everything that was put into the registry by this software. I have Windows 98 (Second Edition) and searched REGEDIT.EXE by keywords "AVI splitter". Unfortunately, I deleted some classes associated with my AVI codec settings. Now, I can't play any MPEG-1 files (AVI/MPG). I CAN play MPG (DiVX) movies, but not AVI (DiVX) movies. I want to know how I can restore the deleted classes inside the registry. When I try to play an .MPG (DIVX encoded) movie, everything is fine. When I try to play an AVI (DIVX encoded) movie, it tells me "CLASS NOT REGISTERED", no matter what video player I use. I really don't want to re-install Windows 98!!!!! Is there another way to fix my problem? EMAIL ME!!!!! - STEVEN G. DEMONEX@HOTMAIL.COM

AM Software:
AVI Splitter component is a DirectShow filter and it is a part of DirectX. It seems you do not have to reinstall Windows, but DirectX refresh/reinstall is a must. Also maybe you'd have to reinstall DirectMedia runtime.

Name: Matthew Graham
Email:Matthew@ggraham2.fsnet.co.uk

Date: Friday, April 25, 2003 at 10:33:22
Comments:
I'm trying to fade the end of a video file to black. Is there an easy(ish) way to do this in AVIedit?

AM Software:
One way is, use scripting language and Color Adjustment filter together. You can 'program' virtually any effect that changes brightness, color or contrast by using a Basic-style math equations.
The other way is, make a black bitmap and place your clip and the bitmap on the timeline, so that they are overlapped in time. This way AVIedit automatically adds a fade transition, and since our picture is black, the clip will fade to black. Also please visit our Readings section and look for article about crossfading.

Name: Angel GRABLEV
Email:angel_grablev@yahoo.com

Date: Thursday, April 24, 2003 at 16:33:03
Comments:
I've got a movie - avi format. The problem is that the picture doesn't match with the sound of the movie. Can you recomment me a progam to fix the problem?

AM Software:
Try AVIfrate, it's free.

Name: Mike
Email:wowz2@optonline.net
CT USA
Date: Thursday, April 24, 2003 at 04:38:51
Comments:
im making a jk2 movie and im using aviedit and in this article: http://www.am-soft.ru/articles/Q3_demos_to_avi/ it says under the avi options set frames per bmp to 1 and i cant not find anywhere in the options where it says that. Also when u use the divx codec it says to "set cripness to 100 under divx configuration" i dont see that anywhere! and it says "keyframe intervals to 1 where is that?! i would apprecitiate if someone could help me!

AM Software:
This article refers to DivX 3.11a which is more convenient to configure and easy to understand than DivX 5 (probably you have seen its settings box). Due to error in current DivX 5 codec AVIedit will not use it anyway, because DivX 5 is not ICM/VfW compliant.

Name: chris rhudy
Email:chrisrhudy2@netscape.net

Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2003 at 16:04:26
Comments:
hi ive got this avi file with a missing movi data block is there any way to fix this?

AM Software:
Get another avi file. Movi block contains the most important avi data: video frames and audio samples. Without a Movi there is nothing to fix at all:(

Name: Will
Location: Santa Monica, CA 90403
Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2003 at 01:16:50
Comments:
I could seriously be missing something here, but I was having the same problem as a person a few posts back, getting fuzzy images after I resized. Well, you tell him to go to the "AVI Properties" Menu. Where is this elusive beast located? As I said earlier, perhapst this is fairly obvious, but I can't for the life of me find this. There's "AVI options" and "Properties," but neither of these have the radio buttons you say are in them. Your help is appreciated. Many thanks!

AM Software:
Please write us an e-mail with very detailed steps to let us reproduce the problem, if any exists. Also please copy a few words from another question you think could have the same problem as yours.

Name: Nathan
Email:wooferbear@attbi.com
CA USA
Date: Monday, April 21, 2003 at 09:01:50
Comments:
I tried e-mailing to both Alexander and the support forum e-mail, but both bounced back! So I thought I'd post here also. I'm a registered user also. I have a question: I have an AVI file that is 5,846 kb in size. It needs to be rotated 90 degrees. I have done the following: 1. In Crop/resize, I have selected a 90 degree rotation (and have not modified any other settings in this window). 2. In Options > AVI, I have tried various compression codecs and interleave settings. 3. When I Export the file to AVI, when I get to the Compression Options dialog box, nothing is displayed under 'Current Format'. I choose the stream that is my original stream and then click on Options - but no Options window appears. If I click the Options button again, I get a Beep (which seems to be indicating that another window is open). 4. I go ahead and click OK and the file is saved. However the new file size is now 11,934 kb. Can you please help? All I really need to do is rotate the AVI file correctly and not get a file more than twice the size! I also want to merge AVIs together. I've done this successfully but wanted to know if there is a fader available from one AVI to the other. I have a loaded AMD system with lots of memory and a 1.9 ghz processor running XP home with all updates. Much thanks! Nathan

AM Software:
When you get a returned e-mail, please copy and paste the reason, or an error message explaining why it is not delivered. Otherwise we have nothing to say.
We do not accept
  • messages with attached files (unless they were asked by us)
  • unreadable messages (written in Chinese)
  • messages from known spammer accounts
and some other.

Regarding your questions, AVIedit lets you rotate avi files (BTW, there is a help file topic, How Do I...) but when you do not compress resulting file, it may get few times bigger than source. Also the key frames interval may cause file size change. The smaller it is, the bigger is resulting avi file.
About your question re: merge and crossfade, please visit our Readings section: http://www.am-soft.ru/readings.html It seems it is what you'd like :)

Name: xSMOKEx
Email:xsmokex@chello.at
Austria
Date: Sunday, April 20, 2003 at 21:34:27
Comments:
Video Compression Dialog doesnt load all codecs! (that i have installed yet) eg divx4,5 .. it show still standard drivers in the window... is there a way to force update or whatever the video compression dialog (from MS) cuz i cant load this driver bec. it doesnt appear.. after install (it works sometimes after installing multiple drivers.. but most of the time special if i install any divx codec single) codec doesnt appear after install (in codec dialog of MS) <- use W2K

AM Software:
AVIedit shows you a system-defined Video Compression Dialog that lists only the codecs that
  • were properly installed on this PC
  • can handle current video stream properties (picture size & color bit depth)
Thanks to Microsoft, Windows XP and Win2000 have another codec installation routine. It is different from one used in Win95, Win98 and Me, so 90% of installers written for older systems will not work. That means, you'll never see an error message, but codecs will remain invisible unless you change the way you install them.

Name: Shadowspliter
Email:Akira_Kamza@bolt.com

Date: Sunday, April 20, 2003 at 01:09:47
Comments:
I have a copy of AVIEdit and works fine but i have tryed to split a avi file in to 2 parts, part1 of this file works fine but every time i split the second part from the full file Part2 has no sound and the option "Do not recompress" is not avalible, any help whould be great. Thanx in advance

AM Software:
Most likely, you have incorrectly selected a split point. The 2nd part must start with a key frame, or "do not recompress" option will disappear. Please read our article about repair of DivX files.
If your movie has a VBR MP3 sound track, or file is truncated due to broken download, then second part of splitten movie may have no sound. You'd have no troubles with standard avi files (with constant mp3 bitrate).

Name: Mark

Date: Saturday, April 19, 2003 at 07:50:44
Comments:
I am not getting any sound on my captures. Video is fine no sound. What am I doing wrong. Is there a choice for audio source so I can choose correct sound card? The audio choices I am given are greyed out. HELP!!

AM Software:
If your captured file has no sound track, then enable "record audio" option in capture settings dialog box. If the sound track is present, but volume is zero, then maybe your audio input is assigned to microprone jack. Change it to line-in using sndvol32.exe /r and/or check the recording level - it shouldn't be zero or muted.

Name: Paul Clayton
Email:R-clayton@talk21.com

Date: Saturday, April 19, 2003 at 00:53:31
Comments:
When i try to use delayed capture i get a messege saying " capture single frames (animation) isn't open". any ideas

AM Software:
It is not supported while in WDM capture mode. Please switch to VfW mode.

Name: Gordy
Email:printroom@windsor-photoprints
Location: belfast, n.ireland
Date: Monday, April 14, 2003 at 14:22:49
Comments:
just wondering if there is any way of burning a 700mb avi file onto a single 700mb cd-r and if not what is the best way of doing this

AM Software:
Many software titles will do this with ease. For example, Nero Burning ROM will burn a 700mb avi file to 700mb cd-r. BTW, a 700mb cd-r can store up to 703mb of user data (approx. 735,000,000 bytes) without overburning, so there is no any problem.
Just a question - what's the way this refers to AVIedit?

Name: Jeff Claassen
Email:jclaassen@sbcglobal.net
Location: Fort Worth, Texas USA
Date: Monday, April 7, 2003 at 06:37:10
Comments:
I am testing your product to transfer a type 2 .avi created by Pinnacle Studio 8 to a type 1 .avi that can be used by Premiere. The conversion did work (congratulations! Yours was the only one of three I tried that DID the job). But the resulting video has lost quality - jagged edges, etc. I tried doing the conversion with no compression, and other settings, with no change. Am I missing something?

AM Software:
Conversion from type 1 to type 2 and vice versa does not involve any data change. Only the way they stored in a file actually changes. Most likely, you're using two different DV codecs (one is called for type 1, the other for type 2) and their settings are also different. Standard Microsoft DV decoder can use a half-size picture (for speedup reason) and this will degrade the quality, of course. But this does not affect a disk file, just set the full resolution for decompressor, and the same DV avi will play back fine, with original quality.

Name: Ian
Email:TranceMidnight@aol.com

Date: Sunday, April 6, 2003 at 10:50:47
Comments:
I was trying to record something with my camera with AVIedit, and my computer suddenly shut down on me. No errors came up. My computer simply shut down.

AM Software:
Try another computer.
Think about the above as a rough joke, but when we know nothing about your system configuration we have no chance to guess a solution that works.

Name: rahul
Email:deveshwar@yahoo.com
Location: batala, punjab india
Date: Saturday, April 5, 2003 at 13:45:40
Comments:
how to directly convert an abobe premier ppj project to .dat without any compression?

AM Software:
Call Adobe please.

Name: dano
Email:bogie_golf_bookemdano@hotmail.com
Location: logan, utah usa
Date: Friday, April 4, 2003 at 11:30:30
Comments:
i'm trying to change the convert the audio to a movie i downloaded to WAV format using virtualdub, but it says something like no decompressor found. I know i needed to download a codec just to play the sound. Do i need a decompressor or something to convert the audio to WAV format?

AM Software:
In AVIedit, open your avi file, delete video stream, click Save As, enter the file name with .wav extension and change file type to audio (sound). Then click Ok.
We do not support virtualdub, please e-mail its author.

Name: Mario

Date: Wednesday, April 2, 2003 at 15:42:05
Comments:
I have a panasonic nv gs1 dv cam and a pinnacle studio dv clip software and a 1394 firewire card but i can´t capture any image, the following message appears: either your camera is not connected or the cable is not connected or you have to restart windows xp. I did all of those things but the camera doesn´t work. What can I do?

AM Software:
Please call Pinnacle for support of their Studio DV, or/and call Panasonic for support of NV GS1 DV camcorder.

Name: Esmond
Email:t_max87@hotmail.com
Canada
Date: Tuesday, April 1, 2003 at 04:30:44
Comments:
When I open the avi movie it said Unable to render movie; XVID decomposser not found

AM Software:
Ok, then install what it needs ;)

Name: Ken

Date: Monday, March 31, 2003 at 10:06:50
Comments:
I can hear the sound but see can't see a picture when playing an avi file (36 GBs). I am guessing it is a problem related to a missing codec. Is there any way I can determine the right codec for this avi file. Thanks...

AM Software:
After all, the file is too big (use splitter?). AND maybe you have no codec. Please read our FAQ about how do you get know your missing codec name.

Name: Joshu
Email:joshu@ntlworld.com
Britain
Date: Saturday, March 29, 2003 at 03:07:45
Comments:
Hi, great work with AVIedit, it has saved me a few headaches recently. However, when I import a GIF, frames don't freeze and the video just plays continually at the same speed. Is there an easy way to hold a frame still or will I have to rely on copy + paste?

AM Software:
Hmm... what is the reason the frames of animated GIF must freeze? Maybe drop us an e-mail with some better explained problem...

Name: Jack
Email:Doyou8
Location: louisville, Ky USA
Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2003 at 01:20:12
Comments:
How do I change the audio format or a AVI

AM Software:
When you click Save or Export, a dialog box appears that has a listbox with your movie streams (typically two: video and audio). Choose one, and click Options, then select desired compression format.

Name: Billy Dee Williams
Email:cartune16@hotmail.com
Location: Fort Collins, co USA
Date: Friday, March 21, 2003 at 07:51:28
Comments:
I hope i am not bothering anyone by asking this, but.. How can I play an AVI file that has a FOURCC code "0"? Is this possible? Or is this an invalid file code?

AM Software:
In fact an avi file has two FOURCC codes, one is file handler CC, the other is video stream handler CC. (Audio stream has FOURCC zero because it uses another way to store compression format). For example, DivX 5.0.x codec has file handler FOURCC 'divx' and stream FOURCC 'DX50'. File handler can be empty or zero, but stream handler is mandatory unless there is raw uncompressed (dib) avi file. It is possible to edit or play files with empty file handler FOURCC using AVIedit and other third-party tools, though some versions of mediaplayer fail to open such files.

Name: OkalyDDude
Email:OkalyDDude@yahoo.com

Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2003 at 20:43:46
Comments:
I have a movie in two avis, and they have VBR sound, so when I try to merge them it will not let me, so do I have to extract the audio and then merge them serperately without audio, then add the audio, or what? I cannot get anything to work. Thanks for any help

AM Software:
VBR is not standard for AVI files. The problem is that these files often have invalid audio format header (or, say "non standard" if you like) and you'd need some other tools to handle VBR sound.
BTW, when you need to make a single avi of two pieces, use Append instead of Merge. Merge was designed to add extra sound tracks, not to join files consequently.

Name: ErikM
Email:thedarkprince_1@hotmail.com

Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2003 at 17:22:05
Comments:
Hi, i don't know this exact question has been asked earlier, excuse me if it does, but i have a question: after downloading a movie the sound didn't work in Windows Media Player as well in AviEdit. I discovered that i had to download the AC3 filter which made the sound work immediately in WMPlayer. But unfortanetly.. the sound still does not work in AviEdit. The error message says: "Audio stream playback. Can't stop currently playing sound". It didn't mean that in some other program audio is playing, because with other files the sound worked fine. How come? the codec was installed on my computer, so AviEdit has to recognize it, doesn't it? Greetzz

AM Software:
There are two major types of decoders: DirectShow filters and Video for Windows codecs. AVIedit needs a Video for Windows codec (either video or audio) while mediaplayer uses a DirectShow filter (that one you found). Your AC3 decoder is invisible to AVIedit, it tries to play the sound but fails. Normally this happens when another application uses audio hardware at the same time. This is why AVIedit pops such a misleading message. Bottom line is, you need AC3 audio codec made by Video for Windows specs.

Name: Erik
Email:erik_houbiers@hotmail.com
Holland
Date: Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at 14:35:55
Comments:
Hi, I'm having a bit of trouble with splitting a movie which I've downloaded from Kazaa. The Help-section tells me to select BOTH video and audio streams and delete the part you want to split. How can I select BOTH audio AND video at the same? Some help would be more than welcome, because I'm a bit of novice. Thanks!

AM Software:
It is enough to select desired video frames, then hold down Shift key and click Del to delete both video and audio pieces.
As opposite, if you do not press Shift key, then only selection is deleted.

Name: ben
Email:littleleo88@aol.com
UK
Date: Sunday, March 16, 2003 at 00:46:03
Comments:
i downloaded a movie file for real player, and it says, cannot find DX50 decompressor, where can i download this?

AM Software:
Please ask RealNetworks for support of their product.
They would suggest you download a DivX 5.0.x codec that has Fourcc DX50.

Name: Jonathan
UK
Date: Thursday, March 13, 2003 at 06:06:02
Comments:
i have taken a clip from a movie in xp's movie maker but it will only save as a *.wmv file when i really want a *.avi format so i can run it on a web page. is there anyway i can do this??? thanks Jon

AM Software:
Please ask Microsoft about their product quirks.
Our answer is, use third party tools ;)

Name: heaynok
Email:heaynok@yahoo.com

Date: Monday, March 10, 2003 at 12:15:24
Comments:
Could you introduce about procedure of AVIedit(step by step) to me? Such as manual of AVIedit. Where can I get it?

AM Software:
AVIedit includes a help file. Hit F1 key to get started.

Name: Mike
Email:Gorham4@hotmail.com
Location: Gorham, ME USA
Date: Saturday, March 8, 2003 at 06:23:27
Comments:
I have the XVID codec install but when I try to edit a file that has been encoded with XVID AVIedit doesn't open the file thoughts

AM Software:
XVID codec was designed as open source project, with freedom in mind. If something went wrong, you can find errors in source code, fix them and recompile the codec to make it work. Sorry, we have neither time or desire to debug third parties beta software. This refers both to DivX 5 releases and XVID binaries.

Name: Nobody
Email:kiwibreathbob@hotmail.com

Date: Thursday, March 6, 2003 at 04:18:09
Comments:
Hi. I have the newest(I think) version of Ave Edit, and it will not play DivX files, it plays anything else, just not divx files. Could you help me? Thanks!

AM Software:
Missing DivX codec ? Install one...

Name:sic
URL: http://
Email:Daniel90@gmx.de
Location: Burghausen, Bayern Germany
Date: Wednesday, March 5, 2003 at 04:56:59
Comments:
i have now the programm Adobe Premiere, and when i insert some sounds, wich i have spoken on a microfon, and i export the file, i is 70mb big though it takes only a time of 15 seconds :( i dont know what to do :( can somebody help me ?

AM Software:
Most likely you didn't use any video compression. For more help please call Adobe. We are not their support team, neither we are affiliated.

Name: Paul
Email:tendancer2000@yahoo.com
Location: San Diego, CA USA
Date: Wednesday, March 5, 2003 at 03:49:55
Comments:
I'm totally new to the tool, am interested in it firstly for lightening an AVI I have that is too dark. I have been able to process the movie inside the tool to the brightness and contrast that I want - the movie previews great inside the tool. But when I export the selected frames the file I get plays (in RealPlayer,MediaPlayer etc) exactly the same as the original, i.e. no change in brightness. I first use S to select my frames (I choose 200 for a test). I then do Export->AVI, choose a filename and away it goes. What am I doing wrong??

AM Software:
AVIedit allows you to select the filtered media: imported bitmaps, exported and preview (realtime render to screen only). It looks like you have not checked Export in "what to filter" group of checkboxes.

Name: joe
Email:jmalisa@yahoo.co.uk
BULGARIA
Date: Tuesday, March 4, 2003 at 15:27:50
Comments:
Hi everyone! Idownloaded Avieditor install it and worked fine for couple of days then suddenly i started receiving "no enogh memory at 40%. I emptied my TEMP directories, prune my HDD but could not solve the problem. My system is 1.1GH CPU,80GB and 500MB RAM what has gone wrong!

AM Software:
It is either a truncated file, or OpenDML avi. Please search the forum, this question was answered some time ago.

Name: Mert
Email:mertmirasgeldi@hotmail.com
Location: Cleveland, OHIO USA
Date: Monday, March 3, 2003 at 00:33:26
Comments:
Hi, I started to record a video with my digital camera but suddenly my windows stopped responding and I had to restart my computer. When I restarted my computer I found that my files was'nt saved in an .avi form but rather a .chk form. Is there a way for me to recover this file ?

AM Software:
In theory, some (partial) information can be recovered manually. However, assuming you being a novice, and have the tape on hand, better you do recapture. You may wish to ask for more recovery instructions via e-mail.

Name: harves
Email:harvey__@hotmail.com

Date: Friday, February 28, 2003 at 13:10:57
Comments:
hey i just downloades an avi file and i cant watch it in any player all i hear is the sound. what can i do to see the movie. plz help

AM Software:
It seems you do not have a video codec for your movie. Please refer to our FAQ section about how do you find what codec you need to play your file.

Name: Michael M
Email:avalanche_k2@hotmail.com
Iowa USA
Date: Thursday, February 27, 2003 at 05:45:31
Comments:
I plan on downloading your trial version AVIedit 3.36 So i can cut a 708mb .AVI movie into 2 files so i can fit the movie onto a disk. (disk only hold 700mb so i need 2 disk to hold the total movie) Now, i downloaded this movie onto my friends computer (which i downloaded and installed AVIedit 3.36 to break up the movie into 2 files) but i plan on taking the disks back to my home to watch them. Now, when i get back home, do i need to connect the 2 movie sections together or after coping the files on my harddisk, can i play the one file , then once it ends, play the other file. Or should i just instal AVIedit 3.36 on my home computer and re-connect the 2 movie segments? I really appreciate the help.

AM Software:
In fact, either way works. You can split a movie, then join the parts together. Or you can play part A, then play part B without connecting them back into a single avi file. Third way is, cut off the titles, recompress them to a smaller size, then join them at former place. This way you could write the entire movie to a single CD-R media. Also (sometimes) it is possible to overburn your CD-R to fit a bit bigger file.

Name: Sakla

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2003 at 00:31:46
Comments:
I set up a tripod and video taped my son playing on his top bunk, then videotaped him playing on the bottom bunk. I did not move the camera. I want to overlap the two avi files so it looks like I have twin sons. Is that layering? I can't get it to work. Thanks.

AM Software:
The layer feature currently lets you overlay a still picture, or place clip over the still background. Layering was designed with such a feature in mind, but it isn't ready yet.

Name: Ben
Email:btlhorwood@hotmail.com

Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2003 at 06:08:21
Comments:
Twice upon using the "split avi into bmps" function, without changing the default directory (C:\), my ntldr was corrupted, making it impossible to boot into windows. I'm using win2000 and have a strong suspicion this program was to blame. Anyone have any similiar experiences?

AM Software:
In fact, if you load MS Word, open some .doc file and save it to command.com, ntldr or any other system file, nobody can stop you except yourself. Currently only the root folder of C:\ can be assumed as really existing folder, so AVIedit defaults to C:\ for any open/save action. You can override this if you feel it's wrong, anytime.

Name: Ced

Date: Sunday, February 23, 2003 at 04:18:43
Comments:
Hello ! I got a video which uses a FFmpeg1 codec and I can't view it. Do you know if it is possible ti convert it in an avi file ? Thanks a lot !

AM Software:
"A video" is bad description of your file. What's the file type (avi, mpeg, other)? What are its properties (frame size, color depth etc.)? Our answer depends on this missing info...

Name: Michelle

Date: Friday, February 21, 2003 at 19:26:49
Comments:
Can you please tell me where I need to go to obtain the key needed to activate Aviedit? (It's asking for it whenever I click on the icon.)

AM Software:
It looks like someone (maybe you) used your copy of AVIedit for more than 30 days... now it's time to register or search for another software...

Name: lexa_k
Email:lexa_k#nm.ru
RU
Date: Thursday, February 20, 2003 at 17:26:59
Comments:
Говно, а не программа! Час протрахался уже с ней, пытаясь вычленить аудиотрек! На авишках с несколькими саунд-треками при экспорте прога просто валится. Эксортировать может только в ВАВ-формате, т.е. придется потом пережимать снова - терять в качестве. До меня пока доперло, что в диалоге "сейв ас", нужно ручками подписать .wav, я чуть не сдох, блять! А иначе она пишет не звук, а изображение! Может в других аспектах и хорошая программа, но для работы с треками - полный отстой!

AM Software:
Выздоравливай скорей, россиянин дорогой...

Name: john
Email:
FL Keys USA
Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2003 at 06:59:13
Comments:
I would like to be able to shorten an avi that is say 725,000kb to 718,000kb so it can fit on a disk . I am able to store movies using B's Gold cd recording software on one 80 min 700 mb belive it or not up to 718,000 but no more . I have movies that are just over that i would like to chop a few seconds off the front and back of . If any one can help thanks .....jet

AM Software:
Did you ever try a F1 key? We made it right for you.

Name: Jim Bunworth
Email:jbunworth@ozemail.com.au
Location: Cootamundra, NSW Australia
Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2003 at 04:25:30
Comments:
Hi Premiere 5.1 doesnt recognise my panasonic didgital camera as a device, I believe there is a plug in, could some kind sould email me with a solution?? Cheers Jim

AM Software:
First of all, we're in no way affiliated with Adobe Inc. so please don't ask for support of Adobe Premiere 5.1 and their other products here.
Virtually any DV camcorder works with freeware DV_IO utility. Its only limitation is, no DV preview while capture, so you should use camcorder viewfinder or LCD to watch your movie in progress. This may help you to get DV movies from your camcorder and save to avi format. It seems the rest editing can be done in AVIedit, Premiere or any other non-linear video editing package.

Name: mandymaye
Email:mandymaye76@yahoo.com
ohio U.S.
Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2003 at 02:10:14
Comments:
okay i have window me and wmm ive made two videos and there fine the only problem is that i want to share them with some of my friends on winmx and i can't . movie maker only names my files as wav. it says on the help list that i can import the source files when i import different files in , but it wont let me import them in can you help please what do i need to do. thanxs

AM Software:
Please call Microsoft for support of their fancy products.

Name: ARMION
Email:armion@freenet.am
Location: Yerevan, Armenia
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at 06:55:00
Comments:
Is videocard Gforce 4 compatible with AGP 2? Does it work with AGP 2?

AM Software:
Is this question any way connected to AVIedit?

Name: Val

Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at 05:05:52
Comments:
Hi! I made .avi. And it works from hdd. But when I copied file to CD-RW, it doesn't work on the same computer. What possible reason?

AM Software:
Most likely it is a broken CD-RW media or recorder. You can use fc utility to byte-to-byte compare of two files. One is CD-copy, the other is hdd source. If they do not match, anything can happen (no playback etc.)

Name: Luis
Email:alanquiroscr@yahoo.com
Location: C, C CR
Date: Friday, February 14, 2003 at 01:40:00
Comments:
I need to know how do i get something to help me to see this video. It supost to be an mpeg, I saw it in my frined's computer but I can't see it in mine. It says something about 4s decompresor. What can i do?

AM Software:
There are basically two (and only two) mpeg file types, MPEG1 and MPEG2. They do not need a decompressor (like an avi file) because MPEG1 decoder is built-in into DirectX, and MPEG2 decoder is installed when you set up any DVD player software. Unlike these two, MPEG4 also known as DivX, can only be saved in avi file format, and almost always needs an external decompressor (codec). You shouldn't have any trouble playing a mpeg file, if not, refresh your DirectX install, or DVD software install. For an avi file, see our FAQ section about how do you detect a codec of your file.

Name: alessandro
Email:alelopessoares@yahoo.com.br
Location: sao paulo, SP Brazil
Date: Thursday, February 13, 2003 at 20:15:35
Comments:
Could anyone help me on this: I need to mark a certain frame of an AVI files as KEYFRAME. How can I do that with AVIedit

AM Software:
No way, just because you do not really need it :) Write us for more details.

Name: Heiko S.

Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2003 at 22:51:05
Comments:
Hallo, after I installed AVIEdit I was surprised positvely about the posibilities it offers. However, I tried to open a avi file (Divx-Codec), edit it and export it into avi (with Divx- and Mepeg-3-Codec), but it doesn't work. I have the problem that I can't choose the audio-codec when I want do export the movie into avi (file -> export -> avi -> ... -> last step). Changing the video-codec is possible. I also tried to change the audio codec using "options -> avi settings -> audio stream -> options", but the changes seems to get lost every time I exit this menue with "ok". In this menu I can also increase the mpeg3-layer-3 only to 64 KBit/s, but changes don't take effect ... This codec is listed at "options -> acm" with the highest quality of 320 KBit/s. I can export avi-files in other applications (i.e. TMPGEnc) with the mpeg-layer-3 and up to 320 KBit/s since I installed the FHG-Radium-Codec. I am using Win2k at a P3-800 with 512MB RAM. Is this a bug, a deficit of the not-registered version, or me?

AM Software:
In general, conversion from one audio format to another is possible only when both formats are supported by the same codec. You can decompress your audio track to raw PCM first, then compress to any other audio format, because raw PCM is uncompressed and therefore is most compatible. For your information, so-called FHG-Radium mp3 codec is a hacked version of mp3 codec developed by Fraunhofer Institut, Germany. We offer no support for it, call Radium, he-he...

Name: ice
Email:ice_cold_006900@yahoo.com
ky usa
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2003 at 07:16:50
Comments:
i have Lsx mpeg encoder. change divx to mpeg but the movie comes out great but the sound well no sound it telling me to high of a compress of the audio files so what i need to now is how to fixs this plese help thaxs john

AM Software:
Please contact Lsx support team. We're not their hot line staff :(

Name: Andrew

Date: Sunday, February 9, 2003 at 08:14:06
Comments:
Did anybody manage to work with regions? I tried all possible ways to fill a rectangular with color and it never worked. I choose a frame and define a region with Special->Region->Define->By hand. Then I open Process->Regions, choose a color and click OK. Nothing changes. Does anybody have a suggestion? Thanks in advance.

AM Software:
You need also apply a region to some range of frames, not just define it. And regions work only at preview or export time. In some rare cases your video card driver may fail to calculate regions the right way, but this almost never happens.

Name:Marc
URL:
Email:jazzman@exdomain.wox.org
Location: Phila, Pa 19149
Date: Thursday, February 6, 2003 at 07:13:05
Comments:
I have an AVI with a low audio volume. How do i raise the audio volume? I tried another program but it inflated the size of the file from 130mb to 290! I want to keep it about the same size, but just make the volume louder... HELP!

AM Software:
AVIedit lets you make the uncompressed PCM audio louder by using clip properties dialog box of Timeline. However, it seems that your file was already compressed, that is, audio was also compressed - but you have saved it as raw PCM audio. There are two possible solutions: either use the same software, but have it to compress your audio track, or use AVIedit to save your avi file with compressed audio track.

Name: B.H. Davis
Email:bhdavis@earthlink.net
Location: Grosvenordale, CT US
Date: Thursday, February 6, 2003 at 02:29:22
Comments:
I just posted a loooooong message about getting error messages when trying to capture video from a VCR. One of my last comments was that I had 2 monitors connected. That got me thinking and I disabled (actually it's called "enable" because I use the monitors in "clone" mode) and that got the video capture working. I apologize for taking your time with that long post. Thank you, BH Davis

AM Software:
No problem, we leave your former post "as is" to let other visitors with the same h/w cfg see both the problem description and solution.

Name: B.H. Davis
Email:bhdavis@earthlink.net
Location: Grosvenordale, CT US
Date: Thursday, February 6, 2003 at 01:53:44
Comments:
Just downloaded and installed AVIedit. I have a VCR connected to the video IN connector on a new NVidia GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X video card. I was on the phone with Nvidia support yesterday and they said all thier drivers were installed correctly and I should be able to capture video. Using AVIedit, when I press the video camera ICON to the left of the camera ICON I get the following message: VIDEO DEVICE ALREADY IN USE "You cannot use this device when another video applicaiton , such as DVD, video conferencing, video editing, TV viewers, or WEBTV for Windows is already using it. To use this device for your current application, close the application that is using it. If WebTV is installed and running on your system, pause the "WebTV video and data services" on the taskbar try by right-clicing its icon and choosing "Pause Services"." I then get cycled to a VIDEO SOURCE window where my only choice is the "nVidia WDM Video Capture (universal)" selection. I close that window and the first message comes up again. This goes through the window to window process 3 times, then I get an error message that says: AVIedit error "Capture driver isn't connected. Please make sure your hardware is properly installed and configured. I nothing helps, try change to WDM capture using Options|Preferences dialog box, Capture tab, clear "use legacy VfW" option and restart." I click on the OK button and I'm back to the AVIedit main window. I can assure you I have no other video options running although I do have dual monitors on the NVidia card. I tried turning off the "use legacy VfW" option and restarting. That did not help. Am I missing something here or is this a hardware issue with my computer. It's a P4 2.2 with an Asus P4T-E mb, 512m of ram, Windows 98se, plent of room on the hdd. All I want to do is get some video from a VCR into the computer. Thanks, BH Davis

AM Software:
Really, we did not test AVIedit in this configuration, but it should work... Maybe the others can help you...

Name:Lee
URL: http://yes.yes/
Email:Tyrrell_Teen@hotmail.com
Location: yes, yes USA
Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2003 at 23:20:13
Comments:
How the hell do u split DivX films. i already tried but i dont fully understand the read me. i am slow and so i dont know how to do it.HELP

AM Software:
There is a help file for you. If you can't follow the steps, please let us know where you failed, so we could help you further.

Name: TiZ
Email:Tyrrell_Teen@hotmail.com
Location: Coventry, England
Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2003 at 21:23:28
Comments:
I have just downloaded this software but i do not know how to split a DivX film into 2 parts so that they fit onto a disc. i have looked at the read me but they are too complicated. if anyone has msn messenger please add me and tell me how to do it...... or just tell me in detail on this board......

AM Software:
Hmm... there are about a five steps. Maybe drop us an e-mail with your problem description.

Name: tom

Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2003 at 17:46:24
Comments:
[AVI to DAT file problem] i just download an AVI file. i can view it properly after installed a number of codecs. however, when i burn it into VCD. A Dat format. Upon completion, i watch the VCd in my PC and VCD player. i observed that, the image is totally inverted. i wonder there shall has some special codec that i dont know. anyone got any idea? many thx for ur attention and reply. anyone got the same experience.? cheers

AM Software:
DAT file is typically a MPEG file, not avi file. Some codecs can flip the picture on playback/reencode, if this is your case, then maybe add a flip/mirror filter before you export avi to mpeg. This will work around the codec bug, if any...

Name: Demuxer
Email:demuxer@galileo.edu
Location: Guatemala, Guatemala
Date: Thursday, January 30, 2003 at 21:46:40
Comments:
Hi, im getting this message from a file .Avi (divx) ""Audio stream playback: Can't stop currently playing sound "", then i click [OK] and the timer runs, but I cant hear anything :( what happen?

AM Software:
Most popular causes:
  • Another software takes audio device in use - close it
  • Audio format can't be decoded - no codec found, install one
  • File is truncated (bad) and audio track has zero length - try export it first, or use Timeline to render to a new avi

Name: George Krikelas
Email:krikelas@hotmail.com
Location: Athens, Greece
Date: Sunday, January 26, 2003 at 14:10:19
Comments:
Please help: I cant’ play back AVI files that were encoded with my previous PC using the ELSA ERAZOR III card. Have you any idea if I can find the proper CODEC ? Thanks in advance George

AM Software:
Most likely, it was using Elsa Quick Codec (fourcc looks like EQK0 or similar one) - either you can get it from www.elsa.com (maybe www.elsa.de), or try getting this codec from your old PC. Start AVIedit, click Options, ICM. Find the codec in the list, look for its .DLL name, then locate the file and copy it. On your new PC, add the codec name to [drivers32] section of system.ini file (like this: vidc.eqk0=your-dll-name.dll ) and copy the .dll to system or system32 Windows folder.

Name: Paul
Email:paulchalabi@msn.com
Location: Chicago, IL USA
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2003 at 03:00:11
Comments:
Hello,i have a problem. I'm trying to watch this movie i downloaded but it says a i need a DX50 decompressor.What do i do

AM Software:
Just download a DivX 5.0.x codec and install it. DX50 is a shortcut for this codec name.

Name: vanaljo
Email:vanaljo@macatawa.org
Location: Zeeland, MI USA
Date: Friday, January 24, 2003 at 09:35:44
Comments:
I'm interested in using aviedit to compress my video (AVI) that I will be using with Pinnacle Studio 8. This would be to archive it for later use. Does aviedit allow me to uncompress it back to AVI from the format it's compressed in? (would that be MJPG? the built-in codec)

AM Software:
In earlier Studio versions Pinnacle products used Motion JPEG compression, also known as MJPG or MJPEG. AVIedit lets you play and export from MJPG compressed avi's even if no codec is installed (that is, AVIedit includes its own decoder for MJPG). However AVIedit will not compress to MJPG if no external codec present (this is also true for all other compressed formats). That means you may have to install some software or hardware MJPG codec.
Some users reported that current avi files made by Pinnacle Studio are not cross-compatible with third-party software MJPG codecs (video output to tape may fail if the file was not encoded by Pinnacle software) - so you must take care on this. "For later use" is probably not the best term. There are two different "uses" of clips, editing and playback. For editing the MJPG format is the best, while for playback only it takes too much HDD space. Perhaps some MPEG based compression would be better (but MPEG is inconvenient for editing). We could discuss this outside the forum...

Name: Shean Corvari
Email:squeeks@3rdgen.org

Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at 04:34:38
Comments:
i finally got the 2 movies i wanted combined properly, now i cant get it to save, what do i do?

AM Software:
Please tell us more information about your avi files and what exactly did you to combine them.

Name: Simone
Email:simone-il-pregio@libero.it
italy
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2003 at 20:00:29
Comments:
i try to encode an avi file to a vcd but all programs have said the same to me, error due to the dx50 codec or error due to wav compression(i try avi2vcd tsunami virtual dub)Ican't find the right stuff.please please helpme

AM Software:
Maybe try Timeline? Start AVIedit, click Edit, click Timeline... When you make a final movie, choose mpeg format and then use defaults for VCD. This could help...

Name: Daniël
Email:daniel@cistron.nl
Holland
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2003 at 00:53:15
Comments:
Hi AVIedit-team, got this short, probably dumb question. I searched this forum and the help for answers, but couldn't find it. When I open my avi and do some filter-work, some effects, it all works and stuff, I can play the avi in the program and see the effects. Problem is, I can't save it and see the edited avi, i.e.: I can save it, but it appears to be the same avi, without the changes. No matter what method I use: save as, or export to. Thanks.

AM Software:
Please make sure you checked "Export" option in "What to filter" groupbox in Filter configuration dialog window.

Name: dave
Email:dbairduk@hotmail.com
Location: aberystwyth, uk
Date: Friday, January 17, 2003 at 15:28:33
Comments:
i cant do a simple save !!!!! comes up woth some funny error avier_error?

AM Software:
"My Word hangs. Do you know why?" from real life

Name: mike
Email:hatsoff229@netscape.net
Location: tucson, az usa
Date: Thursday, January 16, 2003 at 22:19:19
Comments:
after recording a long avi the computer was accidently switched off before i was able to finish and save the file. is there any way to recover this data into a viewable file? it shows up as an avi file but none of the standard programs including AVIedit and divfix are able to open it. any suggestions?? thanks soo much.

AM Software:
The typical damage that occurs upon a power-off is blank avi header fields. Most important are the file size and 'movi' chunk size. If their size is 0, there is maybe no software that helps. You only can use a hexadecimal file editor to enter the right values, and then use divfix utility. This is really out of scope of this forum, so you may wish to contact us personally.
Anyway, please be ready to have no way to repair your file.

Name: Daniël
Email:daniel@cistron.nl
Holland
Date: Thursday, January 16, 2003 at 21:34:35
Comments:
Hi, great program, I guess (just started). Maybe my question is too dumb to be true, but it's really a problem; I can't save my edited avi! Id est: I open my avi (a movie from a q3a demo), do some filter work and stuff, then i want to save it, and it does (if I don't choose DivX ;) 5, because it crashes if I do) but when I play this file, it's the same file as I had, without my filter-work. Same happens with export to AVI. Seems quite censored, I know, and I read most of posts here too, as well as help files, can't find it. Sorry =(

AM Software:
Most likely, the trick is that you did not tell AVIedit to filter exported movie. In filter configuration dialog you see three possible options "what to filter". You can apply the same set of filters to still images while they are imported into avi file, or you can filter preview mode playback only, or you can filter also exported movie. It seems that you selected preview playback filter, but nothing more. It is expected that you select "export" also. Then your filters will be applied to the output movie for real.
Regarding DivX 5 trouble, please call DivX 5 support team for help.

Name: R. Rolke
Email:rrolke@hotmail.com
Location: Houston, Texas USA
Date: Monday, January 13, 2003 at 11:30:09
Comments:
I have just downloaded and installed AVIedit Ver.3.3.7 on 01/11/2003. I am using a uncompressed .avi(DV) file that was captured via firewire using Premiere6.5 that is 1.85GB in size, 8:45:18 minutes in length, 15752 total frame count and 720X480 resolution as a test file for clipping and cutting individual frames from within the clip which all works very well. But the clip just dead stops running in the timeline editor pane window without any error messages or warnings when it reaches frame# 8438 @ 4:41:512 minutes every time. I have double checked all AVIedit settings and everything looks to be set correctly? Clip plays all the way through in Premiere6.5 and Windows Media Player. Any suggestions or comments on what I may be doing wrong will be greatly appreciated. Thank You In Advance, RJR

AM Software:
It seems the file is OpenDML extended avi file which is typical for DV but no good for AVIedit. It needs plain vanilla RIFF AVI files. The difference between the two avi types (plain vs. OpenDML avi) is that ODML lets you have huge file size by combining a few smaller RIFF data blocks (read: smaller avi clips) in a single huge file. Plain avi file format is limited by 2GB, while the ODML avi can include a few sub-2GB logical blocks with total size exceeding this limit. AVIedit only can read the 1st RIFF block from an avi file, this means a file that is ODML one and uses two sub-blocks will be read only up to a half of its size or like this. The possible solution is, convert your file to plain avi format first, using built-in DV avi converter. Or, if you can recapture, set the options such a way that you have non-ODML avi file created.

Name: Half7
Email:Half7@hotmail.com
Location: Delft, Netherlands
Date: Sunday, January 12, 2003 at 05:23:26
Comments:
Hi, I was wondering if AVIedit can cope with avi files with a VBR mp3 audio track. In one of the earlier post you comment that multiplexing VBR audio is not possible, how about demultiplexing an existing avi file with VBR mp3 audio?

AM Software:
Quick answer is, try it yourself :)
The real problem with VBR audio files is that you cannot determine the file seek position by desired playback time, and vice versa. Any small piece of audio data can be compressed to a random byte size, so it seems there is no way to deal with VBR audio correctly. Maybe the save to .wav would make good wav files (because your avi file with VBR is already multiplexed), however we have neither tested nor intentionally developed such a feature.

Name: Dameon D. Welch-Abernathy
Email:dwelch@phoneboy.com

Date: Friday, January 10, 2003 at 12:04:18
Comments:
I appear to have a problem editing or playing back AVI files. Specifically, when I try to go "too close" to the end of the AVI to start playing at that point, or make certain edits (delete frames, etc). After I press play or make the edits, AVIEdit jumps all the way to the beginning of the file instead of playing back from the current location. Before I encountered this problem, I was considering registering the software because it basically did what I needed with a minimum of fuss. However, that "bug" makes the program more frustrating to use.

AM Software:
Click Options menu item, then click Preferences, select Playback tab and clear "Auto rewind at end" option. That's not a bug. Maybe reading a help file would really help a bit :)

Name: Piper
Email:fatcat320@hotmail.com

Date: Friday, January 3, 2003 at 21:02:26
Comments:
OK I'm trying to combine two part of a movie into one. So I open the first part , then append the second part and get one full clip, but when I try to export it says, "nothing selected" I clic on it still says "nothing selected"

AM Software:
Three ways to solve your problem
  • Use Save As instead of Export
  • Try Edit|Select All to really select everything
  • Use Timeline to append or crossfade clips

Name: Eddie Morris
Email:fuzzyfuz88@yahoo.com
Location: Aberdeen , Ms USA
Date: Thursday, January 2, 2003 at 17:08:02
Comments:
i need to know why every time i download a file of the internet Windows Media Player pops up and say it cannot play this format

AM Software:
Ask mr. Bill Gates please ;)

Name: Baduy
Email:computers_surpreme@hotmail.com
Location: TOR, ON CAN
Date: Tuesday, December 31, 2002 at 08:10:29
Comments:
2 things. Your progarms is really really really good. I love it. But there's a problem. I was appending these bitmap files, and (it never happend b4) while either when i'm donw, i would save it. while it is saving, at 24% or 48% IT JUST QUITS OUT OF NOWHERE, AND IT PISSED ME OFF SO MUCH CAUSE I HAVE SO MUICH BITMAP FILES TO PUT TOGETHER AND IT QUITS BY IT"S SELF!!! ANd secondly, can u append more than 1 file at a time?

AM Software:
Please remove DivX 5.x from your system and you will be really surprised with results.
You know DivX 5 codec is shareware and its protection system causes a calling process to exit on exceptions. AVIedit neither throws exceptions nor handles them, so DivX 5 just terminates it. Just try Indeo 5 codec or anything else, instead of DivX 5, and you will not face this annoying error anymore.

Name:Munemasa Katagiri
URL: http://schaft.co-at.net/
Email:katagiri@mailbr.com.br
Location: Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brazil
Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 at 05:37:06
Comments:
Hello! I have a Pinnacle PCTV PCI and I'm having a strange problem. It was working nice when I install it but now only the PCTV Vision works, all other capture software like VirtualDub, Windows Movie Maker and even the WebText say that the hardware could not be find or it's in use. Very strange... some softwares work when I change it to Pal N or SECAM, but I can't work like that, hete it's Pal M. I use Windows XP. Thank you... I don't know who I can ask for help, the guys from the support don't know how to do.

AM Software:
Just a few thoughts. VirtualDub can't use WDM capture devices at all. AVIedit can be switched to WDM capture mode (default is Video for Windows mode) - see Preferences dialog box for this. Windows Movie Maker can't start without even a sound device, not only without video capture card. So, probably you would need to update or replace drivers for PCTV (maybe even install an older driver if only that one works). Also, check and update your DirectX version. If you have a restore point in Windows XP, try to roll back to it. However all the system changes (even those not related directly to PCTV) will be restored to some previous state, this may affect other applications performance.
Mainly, you must call Microsoft and Pinnacle support guys for help.

Name: Paolo
Email:prapa@flashnet.it
Location: Rome, Italy Italy
Date: Monday, December 16, 2002 at 12:59:02
Comments:
Hi all, I use Aviedit to capture video from my WDM image capture card. I tried to capure video in DIVX mode with the codec version 5.0.2. but After about 10 mins of capturing or if i click my mouse the system reboot. I have Win XP pro under a Pentium4 2.4 Ghz. Capure card is the Chaintech Gforce4 with video in. Any help? Thanks

AM Software:
It seems that you do not use AVIedit WDM capture mode, because your capture card normally should be seen as a native device (something like "Chaintech GF4 capture driver..."), not just as "WDM image capture". Try switch to WDM capture mode (see Preferences) maybe this will help. Anyway, DivX codec version 5.0.nnn is no longer Video for Windows compatible so anything strange can happen in virtually all software that supports Video for Windows in full. We do not answer questions related DivX 5, because it violates standard requirements; please call their developers for support personally.

Name: slym
Email:dark_slym@yahoo.fr
Location: paris, france
Date: Saturday, December 14, 2002 at 13:45:39
Comments:
hi everybody. i'm currently having problems playing video files with WindowsMP : sometimes the sound is ok but not the image, but, in most cases nothing comes. i tried playing them with others (winamp, intervideo delivered with geforce card, divx bundle etc.), but without success ... please u out there, help me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AM Software:
"Video files" is very useless description of your problem. If you need a help, please tell us all details (file type, video codec fourcc, audio codec id, frame size and color bit depth, where did you get that files - software title, etc.)
Our support web page includes all important questions you may have to answer.

Name:CHEFRANDY231
URL: NONE
Email:CHEFRANDYFOOD@AOL.COM
Location: DAYTON, OHIO USA
Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2002 at 23:11:58
Comments:
DOES ANYONE KNOW WHY AVIEDIT CRASHES WHEN I TRY TO LOAD AN AVI POSER FILE? IT TRYS TO LOAD NUT AS SOON AS I SEE THE PREVIEW SCREEN--PROGRAM CLOSES. THANKS---E-MAIL ME IF YOU CAN HELP!!

AM Software:
If nothing else helps, use Drag & Drop feature to open your files, or add AVIedit to avi files context menu.

Name: Quinn Mallory
Email:wallbridge@trigun.com
Location: San Gabriel, CA USA
Date: Sunday, December 8, 2002 at 22:02:03
Comments:
Hi, I think your editor is great! I've been able to edit out commercials and unwanted greetz from my AVI's with your help! I have a question, though. I have an AVI file where the audio and video tracks don't match up. They are about one second off. I've found a point in the file to delete some video frames to get them to match up (the introduction to the show, which I've seen a hundred times), but when I try to save the new, improved file, the video saves fine, but shows an error message at 50% (presumably when it is saving the audio tracks). Am I able to save it like this? Or are the tracks linked together, so I can't take out parts I don't need? Or maybe it's just a problem with the audio saving, like I picked the wrong settings? Thanks a lot! Quinn

AM Software:
Some avi files have wrong # of frames mentioned in their headers (typically one frame more than actually exists). When AVIedit saves a file, it needs to read all the frames, then write them out (maybe without the cuts you made). However, the very last video frame can not be read and error occurs (yes, typically at the middle of process). In this case you can edit the avi header manually and decrease the number of frames by 1, then repeat your edits and try saving it. Such a way, your file will be probably more consistent with header and error will be worked around. The other possible way is, set Interleave Factor to 1 when you save a file. AVIedit will "mix" video frames with audio data, and even if last frame is inaccessible, you will lose only the rest of audio track (because most of audio data is already processed for now).
In fact, you can change video frame rate alone, to get in sync with audio. However this could introduce some troubles when you encode such a file to VCD/SVCD - because they do not allow odd frame rates (non-standard).
You can freely edit tracks the way you need, they are independent in this context. However, for example if you append the second clip, your first clip audio and video durations must match, or you'll get desynchronised 2nd clip, and the anything past it.
Yes it is possible to get an error message when your codec can't encode audio at all, or can't handle this clip audio format. However there will be different error messages, not the same.

Name:Neville Young
URL: http://www.am-soft.ru/www.icon.co.za/~nevyoung/files/
Email:nevyoung@ananzi.co.za
Location: Centurion, South Africa
Date: Saturday, December 7, 2002 at 20:42:12
Comments:
Hi All I travelled to a Total Solar Eclipse last week and attempted to record the event using my Logitek Quickcam viewing thru a 100mm lens, while piggy backed onto my tracking telescope. I used Peephole Video Capture V3.0. The video file was stored as C:\temp\peep.avi. Unfortunately, in the excitement after the event, I forgot to stop the recording and ran out of disk space with 1.7Gig recorded. I was recording at 15 frames per second and intended recording for 10 minutes. I now see by doing some tests that this would have used up disk space at the rate of 500Meg per minute, giving me only 3 minutes of data. So I probably do not have the eclipse itself (which was mostly clouded out anyway). Is the any chance of me restoring the 1.7Gig file header based on the information below? At www.icon.co.za/~nevyoung/files/ are AVIDIAG log files of my eclipse AVI, a sample AVI recorded with same settings and the details of my laptop system. Cheers - neville Young South Africa nevyoung@ananzi.co.za

AM Software:
We do not think this is possible for real. Theoretically, you could copy your sample avi file header to the failed capture file, then restore number of frames in your file and size fields in the header. Finally, run divfix utility to recreate avi index and maybe maybe you'd get your file OK. But it is hard enough to do, because the only tool you would use is a hexadecimal editor. Most of users give up facing this problem...

Name: joe smoke
Email:eastpoint2collegepark@yahoo.com
Location: new braunfels, tx usa
Date: Thursday, December 5, 2002 at 07:14:39
Comments:
i downloaded some movies from a file sharing program...i have like 90% of the movie and i cant download the rest, when i try to play the movie it says the format is not supported, how can i watch the 90% of the movie that i do have?

AM Software:
Please use divfix tool to rebuild avi file index (make backup before you do anything).

Name: Robert Medl
Email:medl_98@yahoo.com
Location: San Jose, CA USA
Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2002 at 01:53:33
Comments:
What, if any, is the command-line command to extract a single frame from an AVI file using AVIEdit? For example, if I want to extract frame 50 from test.avi and save it to test.jpg, I would expect it to be something like: aviedit.exe /i:test.avi /f:50 /o:test.jpg Thanks in advance. Robert

AM Software:
Sorry, no such a command line options exist. The only possible is filename to open...

Name: Dimas
Email:videobox@hotbox.ru
Location: Moscow, Russia
Date: Saturday, November 30, 2002 at 11:35:25
Comments:
Hello! I'm trying to convert Dv type1 to type2, but I just can see the message: from D:\carp-witn\witn\witn001.AVI to D:\carp-witn\witn\Converted\witn001.AVI Connect AVI Splitter->DV Splitter: 0x80040207 And nothing happend finally. What is wrong? Dmitry

AM Software:
Most likely, this file is not DV avi Type 1. Perhaps it is already Type 2, and has both separate audio and video streams, so DV Splitter has nothing to do. (We assume that some other DV avi files were converted successfully and thus your PC really has these DirectShow components installed).

Name: chris r.

Date: Saturday, November 30, 2002 at 10:38:57
Comments:
Hello -- please don't flame me for asking a question related to a MP2 file! There seems to be a great deal of know-how around here about compressed files and i need help!! I have a very important video file i captured with an ATI card, that was saved as .MP2 but... the associated file player for this format (ATI file player 7.0) got a bit problematic and i had to remove the program, so Winamp decided to take over the .MP2 association before i had time to re-install it, but now that i did, ATI file player says "could not load" my file! Help! I need to repair this asap, if anyone could help i'd be forever grateful! thanks for your time.

AM Software:
It seems you need to install some currently missing DirectX or DirectShow components, namely MPEG2 splitter and MPEG2 video and audio decoders. These can be brought to you by many third party software like WinDVD player and MainConcept MPEG encoder. Please note that adding anything to the DirectShow filters pool could significantly affect your other multimedia software performance and capabilities. Take care!

Name: Joey
Email:pumablue9@aol.com
Location: easton, PA US
Date: Saturday, November 30, 2002 at 09:49:52
Comments:
how can I download a DIV3? My media player said I needed one. Any help?

AM Software:
This is a Fourcc of hacked Microsoft MPEG4 V3 video codec. Of course, you'll never download such a codec off the MS site using Mediaplayer update mechanism. Better you search www.google.com for DivX 3.11a (Low motion codec) download, install it and get this DIV3 decoder work.

Name: Teguh
Email:m26498019@john.petra.ac.id
Location: Surabaya, Jatim Indonesia
Date: Saturday, November 30, 2002 at 04:14:47
Comments:
Now i'm develop a video editing program under microsoft visual C++ 6.00 and i use DirectX 8.00 SDK. In C++ i use win32 programming environment, not MFC or ATL. I used to make video player and video editing program, I have found some error in setting media type that used at the IAMTimelineGroup... [skipped by AM Software]... Want to know more bout video editing in directX programming

AM Software:
We do not use DirectX and program our AVIedit Timeline manually. Current Microsoft implementation requires a lot of efforts to get it work and (even if you succeed) is very very slow and feature limited. We have no interest in using it, neither in wait until it gets useful.

Name:John Zappone
URL: http://www.digitalfx.tk/
Email:digitalfx2k2@hotmail.com
Location: Prospect, ct USA
Date: Thursday, November 28, 2002 at 06:29:18
Comments:
Ok i got a Pinnacle Linx usb device, now i can only get video lists to see the device picture shows and everything is good, now i want to hear sound there is no way for it to get sound i tried everything and nothing works its a shared driver or something idk its making me made cause i want to hook things up to my computer like a playstation and the only way for me to hear the audio is if i use the Pinnacle Linx software editor pinnacle studio 8 which has the thing in a small box i want to maximize it but i cant . i just want to find a way to get the sound from the device and the picture and use a program to resize the screen so i can play at full size you know.

AM Software:
AVIedit lets you watch full-screen video sources live. However it seems it is not exactly what you need. For better suggestions, please contact Pinnacle support team directly and ask their support for their products.

Name: karlo
Email:carlibres@hotmail.com
Location: cgena, colombia
Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2002 at 12:21:42
Comments:
Hello everybody. My questions is: How do I resize a divx or another avi file and save the file without recompressing the video because it takes too long to use a codec. Only resize. Please tell me this!

AM Software:
No way. If you get know such a software ever, please drop us a note :)

Name: eric
Email:phoenix122279@aol.com
Location: wmspt, pa 17701
Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2002 at 03:36:28
Comments:
ok i have a ?. i have a movie that is encoded in dx50, what decompressor is the best to use on this please help me out

AM Software:
IMHO, use DivX 5.02 codec (it offers both decoder and encoder). Maybe you could get some success using xvid codec - unfortunately it is still not production quality for now...

Name: KIK

Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 at 15:07:51
Comments:
Where can I download a free DX50 decompresser?

AM Software:
DX50 means DivX 5.x fourcc label.
http://www.divx.com - decoder is free, but compression is either ad-supported or paid software.

Name: Michel Scheffer
Email:mp.scheffer@home.nl
The Netherlands
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2002 at 00:56:34
Comments:
Hi AviEdit Team, I've been searching google for a couple of days before getting to your site, searching for converting an avi file to a reverse played avi file. I found a couple of post's here about this subject. Tried your advice (got 875 BMP files exported ~30sec clip), but no newly reverse created avi :(. So I tried the option of "Create movie from .BMP files", but then the import of the frames stops at xx!? Is there a limit or have I overlooked something? TIA, Michel Scheffer The Netherlands

AM Software:
That is trial version limitation. You can try it for real, but extra power you'll get after registration :)

Name: Ed
Email:rem56@bellsouth.net

Date: Friday, November 22, 2002 at 05:57:39
Comments:
Using 3.36 Trying to convert mpeg1{15sec} to avi. It only returns error: Connect File Reader->Splitter: 0x80040207

Name: barry myers
Email:bsm101@shock96.fsnet.co.uk
Location: newcastle on tyne, england
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2002 at 17:34:42
Comments:
i have panasonic nv-gs1 dv cam, how can i download recorded movies to my pc running windows xp- in movie player, have tried s-video cable to no avail. Pc will not recognise it as a capture device???????????????

AM Software:
You need either a 1394 Firewire card, or analog video capture card, in order to save your movies to PC hard disk. S-video cable implies you have analog video capture card (something like Pinnacle miroDC10+ series). 1394 card needs a different cable and connection is pure digital data (it works like a file copy from dv cam to pc). In AVIedit, you can set it up for analog or digital video capture by Options|Preferences dialog box, Capture tab. Clear "use legacy VfW" option to disable Video for Windows engine and enable WDM (Windows Driver Model) instead. 1394 devices work only in WDM mode.

Name: Bruce Kane
Email:bkane1@cox.net
Location: Mission Viejo, CA USA
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2002 at 20:51:15
Comments:
I'm just simply trying to rotate my video 90 degrees, and when i export to a new .avi, it rotates just fine, but the sound doesn't match up. The sound is either finished halfway through the video, or the video finishes halfway through the sound.

AM Software:
It seems you did not set "same as source" option for output avi file. This resulted in custom (15 frames per second by default) frame speed of video stream, instead of the original. With given number of frames, video duration is longer when frame speed is lower. This results in audio out-of-sync that you have seen.

Name:Benjamin Miller
URL: http://www.celebrity-fansites.com/
Email:webmaster@celebrity-fansites.com
Location: Atlanta, GA USA
Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2002 at 11:57:52
Comments:
Is there any possible way to create simple transition effects (like a fade) using AVIedit? I currently need to work between two progams and it's time consuming and very easy to mess up. Great program by the way...

AM Software:
Yes, sure. AVIedit includes about a ten of customizable transitions (gates, wipes etc.) and the default is crossfade. Once you overlap two clips on Timeline, AVIedit treats their common area as active transition. When you "hover" the mouse the overlapped area, a dotted rectangle appears and if you click it, a dialog box will show you more transition options. Or, please see our Readings area (look for article about fades, it also has a learning clip about itself).

Name: max millar
Location: york, england
Date: Friday, November 15, 2002 at 14:49:17
Comments:
hi I am trying to convert mpeg to avi,file size 780 mb, so i can fit on cd-r,but every time i convert the file size is bigger, which codec should i use from the drop down format window ? thanx

AM Software:
MPEG1 offers good compression ratio due to temporal compression: only the parts of frame that have changed over time would save to resulting file.
This means for you, that only codecs with the same compression type can produce a smaller file. For example, you can use any DivX codec (which actually is hacked Microsoft MPEG4 v3 codec), Indeo 3, 4 or 5 (formerly Intel's, now by Ligos, Inc.) or Cinepak by Radius. Your final choice may vary due to audience specifics: whether they have (or able to install) your codec or not, what the expected CPU speed is and so on. You may wish to convert .mpg file to avi with lite and lossless compression first (using Huffyuv codec), then filter and resize frame to some smaller size (if acceptable) and finally compress this temporal avi file using MPEG4 avi codec.
Also conversion from MPEG1 to avi makes your audio stream uncompressed (raw PCM) and increases the size of avi file. Try compressing it and see the difference.
For more information about codecs, visit our FOURCC area.

Name: matt
Email:mattrees1969@hotmail.com
Location: brum, u.k
Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 16:04:43
Comments:
hi aviedit team -been using it for about a year now very nice, just started using virtual dub to remove interlacing from avi clips (768x568) pal , however, my originals are stored in indeo 5.1 best quality settings, i remove interlacing using virtualdub and sav them as uncompressed, and they look fantastic. then i open aviedit and save them back to indeo 5.1 to save space, but i notice a drop in quality ,its almost as if its dropping the color resolutiuon down to 16 bit from 24. any ideas ? (maybe its becouse im working from indeo 5. 1 originals?) 2 nd question - dv avi movies imported into aviedit using pinnacle software appear squashed slightly (horizontally), the resolution is 720x560 i think instead of 768x568, any ways around this so they display as normal ? cheers

AM Software:
Probably Indeo codec defaults to 16 bits per pixel output for speed?
AVIedit does not request the codec for a particular video format, thus codec offers the picture it thinks the best for some reason. Maybe try different desktop color depth and/or resolution (or, if possible, contact us regarding the sample videos to reproduce the problem). On the other hand, Indeo offers not the best quality for a given file size. Better you try any MPEG4 based avi codec... By the way, often AVIedit offers better deinterlace quality, rather than both VirtualDub built-in deinterlacer and Smart Deinterlace filter by Donald Graft.
If you "hover" the video stream title in AVIedit, a tooltip window will popup, displaying video frame dimensions. If they match those you expected, no reason to worry about. Physical appearance of the frame on-screen depends on desktop resolution and aspect ratio, AVIedit itself does not affect it.
When you need really change the frame aspect ratio, try either Crop/Resize feature (see main menu Process item) or "fit to frame" option of Timeline. That is, set the required output frame size first, then have source clips to fit this size.

Name: Valeriy
Email:vaster02@yahoo.com

Date: Monday, November 11, 2002 at 18:02:56
Comments:
I need to fill area outside circle by some color. It seems that works with regions is what I need. No problem to define circular region using polygon with many verticles (I used 80): Edit/Special/Define/Polygon, than Save all. But an attempt to apply this region: Process/Regions/OK gives no visual effect. I used codec that AVIEditor do not recognize (SP54), which I've obtained with AIPTEK 1.3 mega camera. I thought that this can be reason, but when I save my file with MSVC codec, resutl was exactly the same. What is wrong? Thanks in advance for your help.

AM Software:
Please make sure you really have and use regions. In Process/Regions dialog box, check "use clipping region, if any" option, and proof that any regions exist: near to Load regions button should be visible total # of frames that have regions.
To apply regions you must Export the file to new one, not just Save.
After editing, regions remain linked to old frame numbers, which may render them off the range and have no effect on video.
For real circles, ellipses and other smooth shapes it is better to create a bitmap or .png image file using two colors (one is the filler, the other is the "key" to transparency). Next, apply a Layer filter, using this image in cromakey mode. Set the opacity to 100%, transparent color to your image "key" color (in your case, any except green) and enjoy the results ;)

Name: Phage
Email:Phage1971@hotmail.com
Location: Milwaukee, Wi USA
Date: Thursday, November 7, 2002 at 02:53:16
Comments:
AGH! NO SOUND. The MP3 file is there...But the saves and exports do not have the sounds saved with them! What am I doing wrong? What am I missing?

AM Software:
Maybe you did not select audio stream before export. Or quite old AVIedit version was used. About a year ago there was such a problem.

Name: canon

Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2002 at 23:51:26
Comments:
I'm looking to edit the audio of an AVI file. In a previous comment you mention saving the audio alone, editing it with a program such as CoolEdit, and then merging it back in. My issue is that I cannot figure out how to save the audio alone. Do you simply mean delete the video part and perform a "save as"? When I do this the audio is still an AVI file, and my audio editing program can't handle that file type. Is there a way I could save the audio as a wav or MP3? Thanks

AM Software:
AVIedit will write wav files when you select both the proper output file type (sound) and extension (.wav). Otherwise the file is written as "no video" avi file, exactly as you said.
AVIedit does not write .mp3 files but can import (convert to .wav) them without quality loss. (No VBR is possible, though). When you edit something in mp3 format, you can add this later to avi file, using one extra step (mp3->wav conversion).

Name: John
Email:boogleboy@yahoo.com
Location: WEsterville, Ohio U.S.
Date: Sunday, November 3, 2002 at 20:11:34
Comments:
I cant get sound on some of the AVI's I download from the internet. Is this a problem with my player? I have windows XP, a powerful computer, and DIVx but I still cant get sound on some AVI;s. WHat do I need to do

AM Software:
For sure, it's missing audio codec. Also check our previous post.

Name: Emma
Email:reelbigfish_86@hotmail.com

Date: Saturday, November 2, 2002 at 22:43:09
Comments:
hi. i downloaded a movie off kazaa and it wouldnt let me watch it because "unable to render video DX50 decompressor not found" so i downloaded DivX 2.0 and tried again and it still doesn't work. i get no sound or picture. any ideas. thanks

AM Software:
Please visit our FourCC section for list of codecs by fourcc. DX50 stands for DivX 5.x video codec that is a must to see movies encoded by this codec. The no sound problem also refers to missing audio codec. Please read our FAQ area about how do you detect avi compression formats in AVIedit. When you know the codec name, it is easy to find it with Google ;)

Name: fotis
Email:fotiz_13@yahoo.com
Location: germ, germany
Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2002 at 03:57:40
Comments:
when i try to load gordianknot_default.vcf file to nudlub in load proc. settings i have message "member set quality control not found" can you help me?

AM Software:
Sorry. We do not support third-party software titles. You must call their support team.

Name: Paul
Email:savers4ever@yahoo.com
Location: hanover, nh usa
Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2002 at 20:02:42
Comments:
I have a panasonic camera and it's software only alows for 30 seconds of recording to the pc at a time. Can this software help me record more? the model number PV-DV102

AM Software:
What the file size is when 30 sec is over? If it is about 2GB and you're using Win98, WinME or WinXP+FAT32, then maybe no software will help. Either apply some compression to your video stream, or upgrade to NTFS (that means, Win2K or WinXP+NTFS volume). AVIedit will write long capture sessions in parts by up to 2GB each. For more information about Panasonic software please contact the vendor.

Name: Oleg
Email:miii@svitonline.com

Date: Sunday, October 27, 2002 at 14:30:36
Comments:
captured avi file under Win98(by AVI_IO) After restarting for editig to WinXP,starts scandisk & at some cluster,it says:1st allocation unit is invalid,& repair the FAT.Result-i have a .chk file 2Gb(10min video), that is unusable.Can i restore some info?,maybe without several seconds of video at begining? format is MS DV AVI.

AM Software:
Most likely, you can't. The problem is that avi file starts with a header where the compression format is listed, also # of frames and other important data. You can try using DivFix software that is primarily designed to rebuild truncated DivX avi files. Maybe it will help, or maybe won't help. Also you can ask Marcus (author of AVI_IO) directly.

Name: Ms. Dos
Email:dmprentice@techie.com
Location: Florence, KY USA
Date: Saturday, October 26, 2002 at 11:47:22
Comments:
Just a quick question: I have an *.AVI file that I want to lighten up. I can open it, use the >Process >Filter >Color Adjust and then "Lighten" and I like what I see but when I go to save the "new" file by using >Save As >I get an error window w/the banner "AVIEdit Error" and the msg. "AVIERR_ERROR". censored, I know, but apparently I'm missing something here...what am I doing wrong? Note: The original is on the E: drive and the "new" file would be saved to C: Only my first try at AVI editing in general and your software, in specific, so you may have to spell things out for me . W2K/SP2, 800 mHz, 512 Meg
I've tried "fiddling" with the settings (i.e. choosing the interleave [leaving it at 1], etc.). Can't seem to change the error or generate a new one

AM Software:
Most important, you need Export clips, instead of Save, when you need to add any effects. This is frequently asked question. Also when you edit MJPG encoded videos (typically the ones from a digital cameras, Fuji Finepix, Canon G series etc.) and your system does not have MJPG codec installed, AVIedit uses its own built-in codec that is invisible to Windows. Due to this feature, Save fails but Export works. Maybe that is the secret you need to know ;)

Name: slowmo
Email:stothead@hotmail.com

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2002 at 01:13:33
Comments:
I have a TV shows entire season on my hdd and would like to burn them to disk. My problem is that soe of the are recored in MPG format and are MUCH larger then the ones created in AVI format. I tried to Convert them using the current version of AVIedit and using compression and mpeg4, but the output file is larger then the input file... I must admit I am a total novice at this so any help would be Great...

AM Software:
The right output format name choice is not enough. MPEG4 compressor allows you to set data stream from approx. 10KB/sec to 1MB/sec, which makes your files tiny or huge depending on what you actually selected. Most widely spread DivX films use 768 kbps bitrate (or similar ones), that lets you fit a movie onto a single CD-R. Depending on your source clips quality, you can compress them more or less, producing the desired file size.

Name: michael
Email:mike_tru@hotmail.com
Location: sydney, new south wales austrlia
Date: Friday, October 25, 2002 at 01:10:45
Comments:
hi i have a question i have download a movie file its in dx50 i got divx 5.2. after that its open the file but the thing is that if didnt have any picture or sound is it the movie file or the codec?? thx alot if u can help

AM Software:
DivX 5.02 is a video decompressor. Your missing sound can be a result of missing audio codec and not related to DivX. DX50 fourcc means DivX 5 codec, you are right. However the codec itself has a lot of bugs (especially with odd frame sizes and advanced processing options at encode time) so it may not work correctly (try another film...) - and also ad-supported version of the codec requires you have a special software module running. When you remove this "ad-server" codec refuses to work, too.


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