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Codec problem (blue square)

Posted: Sun, 9th Nov 2003, 11:59am

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gtaiii

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Right, I've read oll the other posts about this, but I still can't get it to work. I've downloaded and installed two VFW codecs, and it still doesn't work. COukld it be that I haven't seleced that hey're the codecs I want to use, or should it do it automatically? It's incredibly annoying! Cheers
Posted: Sun, 9th Nov 2003, 3:43pm

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Marek

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Ok... I'm gonna pretend I know what you are talking about.
Are you running 32 bit color? That could be the problem.
Posted: Sun, 9th Nov 2003, 4:09pm

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BackOfTheHearse

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gtaiii wrote:

COukld it be that I haven't seleced that hey're the codecs I want to use, or should it do it automatically?
...If you don't select that codec when you are exporting from your NLE, of course it isn't going to encode it in that codec... crazy


What was it that you downloaded? Matrox? If all else fails, export it uncompressed in your NLE and then bring it into AlamDV. Then when you finish that, bring it into Virtual Dub and do the DV codec.
Posted: Sun, 9th Nov 2003, 6:09pm

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gtaiii

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Sorry, I'm new to this, so you'll have to explain some things to me. I am definately running in 32 bit colour, and yes I downloaded the free Matrox codec. What's an NLE and how to I select a coded hen I export from it? I realise that this must be really frustrating, but that blue square is just trying to annoy me......
Posted: Sun, 9th Nov 2003, 7:55pm

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BackOfTheHearse

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Your NLE is your Non-Linear Editor. Premiere, Studio 7/8, Vegas... whatever. When you export anything from that editing suite, you should be able to choose what type of file to encode it as. Choose the matrox codec from the list.

I assume you did install the codec and didn't just download it, correct?
Posted: Sun, 16th Nov 2003, 11:08am

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gtaiii

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Yeah, i did install it. I'll have a playabout, and see what I can do....
Posted: Sun, 16th Nov 2003, 11:37am

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gtaiii

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oh yeah, and I'm using Premier 6, but I can't find the codec settings.