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Postby Syri » Tue May 20, 2008 9:18 pm

I have a brand-spanking new Dell Vostro laptop with a dual core processor and more memory space than I could ever use (god bless graduation). And of course, since it's a laptop, I'm having THAT problem, where I can plat the clips not yet in my timeline but the timeline itself will NOT play. I've turned my computer off, have no other programs running and I STILL cannot get it to play! does anyone have any suggestions?
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Postby Syri » Tue May 20, 2008 9:49 pm

also, yes, I am using AVI files because I was told they worked just fine in MM. they did for a while. I don't know how to redo them. And please, just give me an answer in plain english; I know absolutely no computer slang or abbreviations.
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Postby The Origonal Head Hunter » Tue May 20, 2008 10:05 pm

Simple question: are you using downloaded footage?
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Postby Pherphq » Tue May 20, 2008 10:14 pm

Well I'm guessing it only plays sound and not show video in the timeline.Try using Mpeg ,mp4, mpg. Another solution install a codec that support avi for WMM.
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Postby Syri » Tue May 20, 2008 10:54 pm

The Origonal Head Hunter wrote:Simple question: are you using downloaded footage?


no, I'm using footage I ripped from my own DVD's
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Postby Syri » Tue May 20, 2008 10:57 pm

Pherphq wrote:Well I'm guessing it only plays sound and not show video in the timeline.Try using Mpeg ,mp4, mpg. Another solution install a codec that support avi for WMM.


No, actually, it plays nothing at all. When I press the play arrow, it doesn't go into the "pause" icon like it should, and my green status bar doesn't move. Thank you for the advice, though; do you know a good place to get a codec? (this may be a dumb question, but I have to ask, because I don't even know what that it. I'm not new to MM by any means, but since I got my new computer, I've been having al sorts of problems.)
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Postby BasharOfTheAges » Tue May 20, 2008 11:29 pm

Syri wrote:I am using AVI files
AVI is a container - you can put video in it that's good for editing and video that's bad for editing. How is the video encoded?
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Postby Syri » Tue May 20, 2008 11:39 pm

BasharOfTheAges wrote:
Syri wrote:I am using AVI files
AVI is a container - you can put video in it that's good for editing and video that's bad for editing. How is the video encoded?


as I really don't know what that means, I'll tell you everything I do know; I ripped the video from brand new DVD's using a DVD ripper. it saved them as .avi files. for a few hours, they worked fine in MM, then started freezing up once in a while, and now it is just stuck.
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Postby BasharOfTheAges » Tue May 20, 2008 11:55 pm

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Postby The Origonal Head Hunter » Wed May 21, 2008 12:21 am

BasharOfTheAges wrote:Read <a href="http://www.a-m-v.org/guides/avtechbeta/">ErMaC & AbsoluteDestiny's Updated Friendly AMV Guides</a>.

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Postby BasharOfTheAges » Wed May 21, 2008 9:45 am

The Origonal Head Hunter wrote:
BasharOfTheAges wrote:Read <a href="http://www.a-m-v.org/guides/avtechbeta/">ErMaC & AbsoluteDestiny's Updated Friendly AMV Guides</a>.

fix'd.

It'd be nice if the word filter picked up the beta guides instead of the old ones.
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