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Posted: Sun, 21st Mar 2004, 9:34pm

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Denise CookXClam

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when i open up alamdv2, i get one screen that reads, "unable to load movie playlist. does the .INI file exist? it must contain a section '[Movies]' with an entry 'movie01=pathname.dir'."

and then a screen that reads, "this projector is stopping"

and then a screen that reads, "this applications cannot run"


i dont wanna reinstall alam because then ill have to install all of the plugins again.
Posted: Sun, 21st Mar 2004, 9:50pm

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Marek

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copy the plugin folder to a different place, like your desktop. then reinstall, then move the plugin folder back to where it belongs.
Posted: Sun, 21st Mar 2004, 9:55pm

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Denise CookXClam

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alam can only handle a few installations of plugins at any given startup without freezing. so i'd have to do it about 10 times. AND I DONT WANT TO DO THIS. why isnt it working? it just randomly screwed up after not being used for a while.
Posted: Sun, 21st Mar 2004, 11:16pm

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Joshua Davies

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This error is normally because you have AlamDV2 installed in a bunch of sub folders. Install it in its default location and it should be fine..
Posted: Mon, 22nd Mar 2004, 5:36pm

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Denise CookXClam

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except that its not installed in many subfolders. its in C:hardrive<Program Files<Alamdv2
thats always the default location for programs to be installed to.
Posted: Tue, 23rd Mar 2004, 9:36pm

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Denise CookXClam

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ok, this is making me mad. i reinstalled alamdv2 and around half of my plugins. then after i turned my comp off overnight and back on the next day, i got the same error message as before. i dont understand because im saving in the program files in my C: hardrive. and this is the default place for it to be installed to.
Posted: Wed, 24th Mar 2004, 12:40am

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What processor and speed is your system? also memory?
My original install of ALAM was on a Pentium 3 800mHz with 128meg of memory (well above the minimum listed requirements) But it was constantly crashing and locking up. Once I upgraded to a P4 2.6gHz 512meg system it has run flawlessly. (not to mention, renders speeded up over 8x faster).
Posted: Thu, 25th Mar 2004, 1:11pm

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Does the program work fine until you reboot your system? I was a little unclear as to whether it initially worked after you reinstalled it.

Do you have an up-to-date and working version of Quicktime and the other requirements?
Posted: Wed, 31st Mar 2004, 3:55pm

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Denise CookXClam

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my comp is 1.6 ghz processor and 768 mb ram. its strange thoug, i have actually had problems with Quictime player opening. i tried watching some clips with Quicktime and they the proram wouldnt open. could this be the problem?
Posted: Wed, 31st Mar 2004, 4:07pm

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Joshua Davies

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Are any of your plugins installed in really deep director structures?
Posted: Thu, 1st Apr 2004, 5:42am

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Denise CookXClam

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no, in the sub categories in the plugins folder. (plugin folder in alamdv2 folder in program files file on hard drive)
Posted: Wed, 7th Apr 2004, 1:16am

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Denise CookXClam

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CANT ANYONE HELP ME? i have to reinstall Alam everytime i wanna use it. it sucks.
Posted: Wed, 7th Apr 2004, 2:38am

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montego

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Longshot here, but if you are running XP, did you recently change either your computer name or login name?

Have you tried this after rebooting (with both Quicktime and AlamDV):

Right-click the program icon and choose Run as...

Then click the radio button "for the following user"

run as Administrator and see if you can run either program.
Posted: Wed, 7th Apr 2004, 8:13am

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Joshua Davies

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If you do a standard install of AlamDV2 without adding any new plugins do you still have problems?
Posted: Wed, 7th Apr 2004, 6:08pm

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Denise CookXClam

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ill try that later today. could it have anything to do with my Quicktime player not working. it wasnt working before so then i dowmloaded the latest version and installed it and the program still wont run. i dont really use it but perhaps this is messing with alam. and i am running with the specified color setting.
Posted: Wed, 7th Apr 2004, 6:09pm

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Joshua Davies

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It could be to do with QuickTime, AlamDV2 does require it so it might be causing problems if its not fully active.