BIGGEST problem ever
Posted: Sun, 21st Mar 2004, 9:34pm
Post 1 of 16
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
Post 2 of 16
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
Post 3 of 16
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
Post 4 of 16
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
Post 5 of 16
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
Post 6 of 16
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
Post 7 of 16
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
Post 8 of 16
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
Post 9 of 16
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
Post 10 of 16
Are any of your plugins installed in really deep director structures?
Posted: Thu, 1st Apr 2004, 5:42am
Post 11 of 16
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
Post 12 of 16
CANT ANYONE HELP ME? i have to reinstall Alam everytime i wanna use it. it sucks.
Posted: Wed, 7th Apr 2004, 2:38am
Post 13 of 16
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
Post 14 of 16
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
Post 15 of 16
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
Post 16 of 16
It could be to do with QuickTime, AlamDV2 does require it so it might be causing problems if its not fully active.