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I Am Importing An Avi File To Create A Dvd But The Music Does Not Transfer With It When I Create The Movie. Any Ideas?

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I am trying to import an AVI file to create a DVD the video footage transfers fine but for some reason the audio section of the AVI file will not transfer along with the video to VideoWave. Any suggestions? Thank you!

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After you have done any editing of your original AVI file (your choice as how to do that) change the AVI file to an MPG file and see if that works. I have had many AVI videos that when changed to an MPG file works fine in the the Videowave program.

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AVI files contain compressed video and compressed audio, and you need matching 'decompressors' to decode them. If you don't have a compatible audio decompressor installed the audio won't transfer. This might be your problem.

 

A relatively easy way to see if this is what's causing your problem is GSpot a small free, safe program from Headbands. If you download it from the makers' site [link] it doesn't bring malware or unwanted programs with it. It doesn't need installing, you just unzip it into a folder somewhere and run it from there.

 

Run GSpot, then drag the icon of your AVI file and drop it anywhere on the GSpot box to analyze the AVI.

Don't be dismayed by all the information displayed, I've marked the video and audio info sections.

 

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The useful part for your problem is the Audio section - what the 'Codec' name is, and if it is installed.

 

If your AVI brings a message that the Codec isn't installed, please come back here and tell us what GSpot says the Codec name is.

Then we can work out for you how to install the decoder you need.

 

Regards,

Brendon

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Thank you Brendon. I ran GSpot on the AVI file in question and the audio section was blank. The video section states that the codec is there for the mpeg-2. The odd thing is when I click on the AVI file on my computer it plays fine. It is when I try to import it to Roxio VideoWave that I lose the audio. Any thoughts?

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Thank you Brendon. I ran GSpot on the AVI file in question and the audio section was blank. The video section states that the codec is there for the mpeg-2. The odd thing is when I click on the AVI file on my computer it plays fine. It is when I try to import it to Roxio VideoWave that I lose the audio. Any thoughts?

 

That happens quite often. I would run it through a convertor like the free AVC Any Video Convertor.

http://www.any-video-converter.com/

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Thank you Brendon. I ran GSpot on the AVI file in question and the audio section was blank. The video section states that the codec is there for the mpeg-2. The odd thing is when I click on the AVI file on my computer it plays fine. It is when I try to import it to Roxio VideoWave that I lose the audio. Any thoughts?

 

This one has me a bit perplexed. Both Redwagon and CDanteek have suggested work-arounds which you could try, but I caused a fuss the other day when I suggested a work-around instead of finding out why a USB device wouldn't work. :)

 

It seems a bit of an odd-ball AVI file, and I'd like to know why it is behaving strangely towards both GSpot and Videowave. I just checked through a collection of 9 GB of AVI files, and all those which showed a blank in GSpot's audio section actually had no audio. There were none which did have audio but showed a blank in GSpot.

 

Is there anywhere I could download a copy of this AVI so I can put it on my workbench and poke a stick at it?

 

 

 

Regards,

Brendon

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