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VideoWave 9 Editing Errors


Rafiki

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After fixing the mpeg-2 activation issue I finally got the Video area of EM9 to work! I had a previously captured wmv file from a DV, 40 min in length, that I wished to edit, so opened VideoWave 9. Initially the Preview window was blue, until I clicked in it, then it showed the preview. As I moved the cursor on the timeline, the window would once again go "blue". Clicking in the Preview window would, once again, show the preview. "A minor inconvenience", I thought.

 

The first 60s or so required "cutting", so I called up the Cut window, set the Start Time and End Time, and applied the "cut" only to receive an EMPTY error window with "Details" and "OK" buttons! I clicked on "Detail" and received another EMPTY window with an "Ok" button. On clicking this, the program crashed with a C++ error that I coudln't read since it was hidden behind the VideoWave closing screen.

 

Thinking the wmv may be the issue, I captured the DV via EMC9 as an avi, hoping this would resolve the issue. On opening the avi, at least I could see the image in Preview window, but when I again applied the "cut" to the same area, I received the same empty error window.

 

However, after clicking "Details" and "Ok" on the next empty window, the error became visible as "The current production is empty or contains invalid files".

 

Is video editing meant to be this difficult?

 

Any help greatly appreciated!

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Further Addendum: Found the error states that "DirectX 9.0 not installed". Found and loaded MS dxwebsetup.exe, installed but still have the error. Any ideas anyone?

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Presuming you did the update to DirectX 9.0c (Dec release) - did you also check for updated video drivers for your card?

 

Get these from the card maker (nVidia, ATI or whoever), uninstall the old ones (basically roll them back to that horrible 16 colour basic VGA) and then install the new drivers.

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The saga cointinues ...

 

Downloaded V91.47, removed 91.36 completely, rebooted to stock standard Windows XP SP2 driver, installed V91.47, rebooted and behold! EMC9 tried to reinstall itself and because it couldn't find the original .msi file (it's embedded in the downloaded .exe) so I cancelled. Don't know why removal of the driver required it to reinstall?

 

However, it wouldn't cancel and kept trying to install. So I killed the process, uninstalled EMC9 completely (as per the KB article - this is now the 4th time)

 

Tried to reinstall but found also it wouldn't accept the CD key that's worked 3 times before :huh: so checked the forum to find a patch, which worked :) .

 

Managed to get through it and voila - the problem is still there as before with a DirectX9.0 error. I now know I have a driver that supports DirectX9.0 (as did V91.36) but how do I check DirectX9.0 is ACTUALLY installed? I used the dxwebsetup.exe from MS 2 days ago so I can only assume it's there since it doesn't actually show in the video codecs?

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I'm doing a spot of hunting around - I did find one report on that card which says that altho dxdiags report 9.0c, Google Earth is reporting it as 8 (strange one but I'm still digging)

 

Actually - found this (91.47 drivers)

 

http://www.nvidia.co.uk/object/winxp_2k_91.47_uk.html

 

couple of quotes from that page

 

"...Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0c and OpenGL® 2.0 support..."

 

"...Updated September 29, 2006: Posted updated kit to fix installation problem on some PCs..."

 

So it would appear 91.36 is far from current (that one is dated October 2006)

 

Strange that NVIDIA home site (http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_91.36) shows 91.36 as latest, but UK site shows 91.47! Will have a go - nothing to lose. Cheers! :-)

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Strange that NVIDIA home site (http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_91.36) shows 91.36 as latest, but UK site shows 91.47! Will have a go - nothing to lose. Cheers! :-)

It is wierd. If you go thru that site, but use select the GeForce instead, you get to the 91.47 drivers ( http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_93.71.html ), which list the Quadro cards as supported products ( http://www.nvidia.com/object/93.71_winxp_32_supported.html ) for it. :)

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Found if I run DXDiags at Start/Run I get an entire DirectX Diagnostics tool which shows DirectX V9.0c (4.09.0000.0904) so I guess this shows DirectX 9.0c is in fact installed. My Quadro FX 4500 passes all DirectX tests! :huh:

 

Interesting to note that I recently installed MS Flight Sim X, which runs like a charm, and after removing and reinstalling later video drivers as above, it simply continued to work with no hassles at all. I'd love to know why EMC9 wanted to reinstall after simply updating the video driver, when nothing else was affected!

 

Any more ideas out there before I cut my losses and relegate the Roxio EM9 CD to the "round file" :) and remove it for good from my PC and perhaps pay more $$ for a program that might at least work?

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Presuming you did the update to DirectX 9.0c (Dec release) - did you also check for updated video drivers for your card?

 

Get these from the card maker (nVidia, ATI or whoever), uninstall the old ones (basically roll them back to that horrible 16 colour basic VGA) and then install the new drivers.

 

 

Running 91.36 which is the current version I'm afraid :)

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Now the plot thickens! Thought I'd try and open the avi in MyDVD but still get an empty error window until I get back from the blank details where I see "Could not create the renderer object. This might be caused by DirectX9.0 not being installed or the display adapter not fully supporting DirectX9.0"

 

Irony is DirectX9.0 IS installed and the Quadro FX4500 is one of the first cards to support DirectX9.0 GPU (http://www.fujitsu-siemens.co.uk/rl/servicesupport/techsupport/ProfessionalPC/Workstation-Graphics/Graphics_Cards/NVIDIA%20Quadro%20FX%204500.htm) where it states "OpenGL 1.5 and DirectX 9.0c support".

 

Where too now? Another $100 coaster?

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I'm doing a spot of hunting around - I did find one report on that card which says that altho dxdiags report 9.0c, Google Earth is reporting it as 8 (strange one but I'm still digging)

 

Actually - found this (91.47 drivers)

 

http://www.nvidia.co.uk/object/winxp_2k_91.47_uk.html

 

couple of quotes from that page

 

"...Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0c and OpenGL® 2.0 support..."

 

"...Updated September 29, 2006: Posted updated kit to fix installation problem on some PCs..."

 

So it would appear 91.36 is far from current (that one is dated October 2006)

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