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Direct Play Error String Expected [#hack: #exit_lock_true]

Posted: Wed, 3rd Feb 2010, 5:00am

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CR Productions

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I recently upgraded to Windows 7 after having used CompositeLab for at least a year and a half with admittedly some issues and crashes on XP but since flattening my machine and putting Windows 7 on it is almost impossible to function or accomplish anything.

Whenever I import a file (with rare exceptions) I'll get the error message [#hack: #exit_lock_true] and the program will require me to click ok and another box that says "object expected" pops up, I get rid of that one and the program is locked up and all I can do is exit and restart to rinse and repeat this same process. I've tried it on a number of different files so I know it isn't just one corrupted file.

I tried running it under Compatibility Mode with Windows XP Service Packs 2 and then 3 and with Administrator privileges and the results are the same.

I tried some searches for the error and related errors but only came up with deleted forum pages or pages not relevant. I have to presume it's a rare error with so little out there on it. If someone has any insight into what is causing this issue I'd be very grateful.

Oh, and BTW I'm running the latest version as of now of CompositeLab (1.005.100) and have tried reinstalling it.

Thanks again if anyone has thoughts or insight,
Brian
Posted: Wed, 3rd Feb 2010, 9:27am

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Simon K Jones

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Hi Brian - what kind of files were you trying to import? Images, videos? AVI, MOV etc?

Rather than a simple reinstall, did you try a clean reinstall using the instructions here:

http://fxhome.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=28296

Do you have Quicktime installed on your new Windows 7 computer?
Posted: Thu, 4th Feb 2010, 4:09am

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CR Productions

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I'm trying to import AVI files. They've been through Vegas Pro because my camera's native format is m2t. I don't think that would affect it given that an AVI is an AVI.

I did the clean reinstall a few moments ago with the same result. I have the latest quicktime directx.

What I have discovered is that I seem to be missing a codec that is in some MOV and AVI files but not all of them. So certain AVIs I can open but certain ones produce the issue every time. When I play these files in Media player or quicktime I get the audio but no video so that's my assumption.

I am not a codec expert by any means. Does anyone have insight onto what all the different codecs for playing Avi and Mov files are. I have to presume that for some reason Windows 7 did not come with all of them installed.

Thanks for the reply. Led me to getting the problem worked out far as it is.
Brian
Posted: Thu, 4th Feb 2010, 4:25am

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Axeman

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Codecs are a complex and oft confusing subject, as there are loads of them available, some for free and others not free, and its a bit of a crapshoot at times whether the ones you need are installed on your computer.

However, this is far less of an issue when using Quicktime, and if you are using Vegas for the conversion anyway, then I highly recommend using Quicktime to avoid codec issues. Which codec is best for you depends on your requirements as far as quality and available drive space, as well as whether you are working in SD or HD, but for quality I recommend the Animation codec (works with any resolution). If you are working in SD, then any of the DV codecs are good options, whichever matches your footage should be good.

Quicktime has a standard set of excellent codecs that always install with it, so any computer that has Quicktime will have the codecs available.
Posted: Thu, 4th Feb 2010, 4:29am

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CR Productions

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Thanks. Quicktime seems to work fine so I will just roll with that rather than trying to screw with Avi stuff. Thanks much.