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WMM for Vista Importing problem - codec?

Postby pinky75910 » Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:20 pm

Just got WMM for Vista. DL'd divx. Tried importing an AVI video, and it turned into a sound file. I'm guessing it's a codec problem. Any suggestions? Thx!
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Postby Athena » Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:41 pm

DO NOT EDIT WITH DiVX FILES.

Also, do you have amvapp or cccp installed?
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Postby pinky75910 » Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:45 pm

Kionon wrote:DO NOT EDIT WITH DiVX FILES.

Also, do you have amvapp or cccp installed?


Um. What?
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Postby Athena » Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:51 pm

Read THIS. It will help you know what and what not to do, and it applies to vista. I am on vista right now.

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Postby pinky75910 » Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:03 pm

Kionon wrote:DO NOT EDIT WITH DiVX FILES.

Also, do you have amvapp or cccp installed?


DL'd amvapp and cccp - no good.
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Postby NS » Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:35 pm

Just Dling them won't make it go away. you need to actually use some of the things contained in the AMVApp
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Postby pinky75910 » Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:38 pm

NerdStrudel wrote:Just Dling them won't make it go away. you need to actually use some of the things contained in the AMVApp


Um, such as?
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Postby Kariudo » Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:00 pm

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Postby NS » Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:04 pm

Yes. Read the stickies like has been told and hinted to you :O
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Postby pinky75910 » Fri Jul 25, 2008 1:55 pm

Y'know what, I'm reading this, and I am not seeing any solution to my problem.
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Postby pinky75910 » Fri Jul 25, 2008 1:58 pm

I already have video ready to go, just when I import it into WMM, it reads as an audio file instead of a video file. Should I just dl whatever avi codecs I find and hope for the best?
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Postby SenTrix » Mon Jul 28, 2008 1:46 am

Dont that would be just wasting your time. Try googling " Vista Codecs " I use this codecs and it work wonders most of the time. But you will be able to export avi. files from that codec, I dont use WMM now but yeah that should be able to work in my opinion
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Postby pinky75910 » Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:43 am

Sentrix wrote:Dont that would be just wasting your time. Try googling " Vista Codecs " I use this codecs and it work wonders most of the time. But you will be able to export avi. files from that codec, I dont use WMM now but yeah that should be able to work in my opinion


THanks, I'll give it a shot. I'm always a lil leery of searching the net for application downloads.
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Postby Kariudo » Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:55 pm

from the divx_editing page:

Here are some formats which are fine to edit with:

* Uncompressed (file sizes can be very large, though)
* Huffyuv (smaller than uncompressed, but still huge)
* Lagarith (smaller still than HuffYUV, but is slower)
* DV (this format will introduce some slight quality loss into your video, and also has some restrictions on resolution and framerate)
* M-JPEG (depending on the quality level you set, it can be large, and can introduce slight to significant quality loss, however it is very fast)
* AVISynth (doesn't involve making a large file, but can be slow and is not supported well by all editing software)

[and a little further down the page]

More Complex Way

If your video is in AVI format, and you have the appropriate Video for Windows codec (true if you can open the file in VirtualDub without error), you can serve it via an AVISynth script with the following line:

AVISource("C:\mypath\myvideo.avi")

(replacing the path and filename as appropriate, of course).

If the file is not an AVI file, or if the above line doesn't work, then you can try the following line:

DirectShowSource("C:\mypath\myvideo.avi")

Once you have the file loaded through AVISynth, you can either load it directly into your editing program (if it supports AVISynth scripts), or you can load it into VirtualDub where you can encode it into another codec such as Huffyuv or Lagarith.
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Postby SenTrix » Sat Aug 02, 2008 4:17 am

And if you cant find the vista codecs try googling DivX, thats very useful aswell
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