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String expected Error

Posted: Wed, 5th Jan 2011, 12:49am

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Levi09

Force: 400 | Joined: 14th Dec 2010 | Posts: 2

EffectsLab Pro User

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hey just got effectslab pro. when i try to import a supported file (i import AVI) a message pops up saying
"String expected
[#hack:#exit_lock_true]"
then when i press ok, another error comes up saying
"Object Expected"
then it freezes and i have to ctrl alt delete it.
i have no clue on whats happening. from what ive read, maybe its got something to do with the codec? but i have no idea what a codec is and what it does.
thanks for any help smile
Posted: Wed, 5th Jan 2011, 3:23am

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Axeman

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Knowledgebase'd!!! It could be a codec issue, but its more likely something just ended up in the wrong spot somehow during installation. That article should put you on track to clear it up.

A codec is a system for compression video data, to reduce the file size. There are lots of different codecs out there, each designed for a specific purpose. Some are designed for editing, and ensure that a very high level of quality is retained. Others, such as those used by HD cameras while filming, sacrifice quality more in favor of smaller file sizes. It is important to understand theat the container that the video in, such as .mov or .avi, is completely different from the codec, and that a wide variety of codecs are available to use on a .avi file, for example.
Posted: Wed, 5th Jan 2011, 3:32am

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Levi09

Force: 400 | Joined: 14th Dec 2010 | Posts: 2

EffectsLab Pro User

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Thanks for your help man, I understand how it works now lol.
I'll try out your link and get back to you.

Cheers again!