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How do I turn my Winamp movie files into AVI and Quicktime?

Posted: Mon, 14th Jun 2004, 5:30am

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JoelM

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How do I turn my Winamp movie files into AVI and Quicktime files? When ever I import a Winamp file in, it says, " /!\ The file you have selected does not have a correct QuickTime suffix (i.e. .mov.dv .avi). We will try to open it but it may cause problems." Can someone please help me? neutral
Posted: Mon, 14th Jun 2004, 5:52am

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Questions that would help to get a clearer picture of the issue:

-What file extenssion are you working with on the files that cannot be opened?

-What program are you using to attempt to view them?
Posted: Mon, 14th Jun 2004, 6:00am

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-What file extenssion are you working with on the files that cannot be opened?
>I'm not sure what you mean...I'm importing Winamp media files into AlamDV2

-What program are you using to attempt to view them?
>Windows Media Player
Posted: Mon, 14th Jun 2004, 9:27am

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Joel McDonald wrote:

>I'm not sure what you mean...I'm importing Winamp media files into AlamDV2
File extenssion refers to the file type. AKA .avi, .mov, etc. Depending on the type of file, you may need to locate a format converter - you should be able to locate one such program by searching in google.
www.google.com
If it is one of the common formats that Win Media Player would normaly open, then you will need to find the propper codec to interpret the video.
Posted: Mon, 14th Jun 2004, 9:32am

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If the issue is that the video file is in a common format and you're having trouble importing the clip into AlamDV, this codec will typically bridge the gap for .avi's that compressed in dv format.

http://www.matrox.com/video/support/ds/software/codec/home.cfm
Posted: Mon, 14th Jun 2004, 9:35am

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Winamp dosen't have it's own codec like Media player has (wmv).
It seems like you encoded your movie in some wierd codec, if you still have an original file left that you can import to your NLE (Non-Linear Editing, such as; Premiere, Pinnacle Studio, Final cut etc.) and export it as an AVI file instead, then you use that file with AlamDV2.
Posted: Mon, 14th Jun 2004, 10:00am

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As far as i'm aware, winamp doesn't have any proprietary file media formats, and i'm kinda surprised you used winamp at all, given that its primary use is as an mp3 player. I assume, therefore, that the file you're trying to import is one of the main video formats - mov, avi, wmv.

To avoid confusion, i'd first suggest that you stop using winamp to view/make video files. Winamp is for music.

Secondly, i'd check the "file extension" of the file you're trying to import and tell us what it is. A word document's file extension is ".doc", a zip file is ".zip" an mp3s extension is ".mp3". The file extension should be visible as part of the filename in your open window containing the file. If it isn't, go to "Tools -> Folder Options -> View" from that window's menu, and UNcheck "hide file extensions for known types". Once its visible, if the file extension is not one of the above 3 letters, it won't work.

If it isn't one of the above 3, you'll have to go back to whatever editing program you used, and make sure it exports/renders/saves the final video file as one of the above.
Posted: Mon, 14th Jun 2004, 10:05am

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Download the gspot program & tell us what format it is

This page tells you a bit about it. Go to downloads section & dld the exe file

http://www.headbands.com/gspot/index.htm
Posted: Mon, 14th Jun 2004, 10:10am

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Mel: he doesn't know what a file extension is. I suspect your advice may be kind lost razz
Posted: Mon, 14th Jun 2004, 10:15am

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heh, fantastic hugegrin
Posted: Tue, 15th Jun 2004, 1:02am

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JoelM

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Thanks for all the help, I think I know what to do now. biggrin One more thing, how do I put a pic in under my name?