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VideoWave Doesn't Like AVI/GVI/DivX


bostondriver

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I pulled a few clips from Google Video that I want to put on a DVD using VideoWave 9.

 

VideoWave doesn't like the file. I get a red circle with a line through it and nothing more.

 

VLC Media Player likes it, WMP, and a whole bunch more. Any idea what's going on?

 

 

I have DivX installed and *did* follow the instructions in the pinned topic in this forum.

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I wouldn't think VW or MyDVD would support a google video file anyway but certainly should for divx. Your subject line mentions 'AVI' so what other avi files don't work? I don't guess a xvid does either????

 

 

After a google search, I read that changing the extention of .gvi to .avi (or .divx) was all that was needed. In fact, it might have been on this board (if not, on VideoHelp.com).

 

No other .avi files (nor .divx) files on my system have issues.

 

I tested using vlc and divx player. The codec is divx according to vlc.

 

 

BTW, is there an issue with this board? Both Firefox and IE7 don't seem to be displaying things most of the time.

 

 

 

 

 

I wouldn't think VW or MyDVD would support a google video file anyway but certainly should for divx. Your subject line mentions 'AVI' so what other avi files don't work? I don't guess a xvid does either????

 

 

After a google search, I read that changing the extention of .gvi to .avi (or .divx) was all that was needed. In fact, it might have been on this board (if not, on VideoHelp.com).

 

No other .avi files (nor .divx) files on my system have issues.

 

I tested using vlc and divx player. The codec is divx according to vlc.

 

 

BTW, is there an issue with this board? Both Firefox and IE7 don't seem to be displaying things most of the time.

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There IS a problem with the board and I'm sure Invision is looking into it but since it's a weekend, I guess no one is 'home'.

 

VLC will play just about anything but that doesn't mean VW will. If I have time, I'll get a file and try a few things to see what can be done on my end and let you know.

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Been reading a bit more about gvi files and a few sources state that these files are proprietary while others say they are just avi files in another container. "Despite being an .avi file, a very standard video format, Windows Media Player can’t play it because Google has included in the file a bogus fourcc code in the file that WMP chokes on. Take that same file, change the file extension from .gvi to .avi, and almost every other video player can handle it, but for technical reasons, Microsoft’s can’t play it. It is such a specific and pointless change that it almost seems like Google changed the header code specifically to screw Microsoft."

See if the info here is any help to you.

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Edit I tried the second one. Excellent result. It's only a 96KB app, needs no install, converted a 386MB gvi file to avi in about 1 minute. The avi file opens and plays both in Videowave and WMP 11. Simply renaming the file extension did not do it.

Strongly recommended!!

 

Thanks, I'll try that one first.

 

Beerman - thanks for the info.

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There is also this converter

 

http://www.topshareware.com/Naevius-GVI-Co...nload-44781.htm which costs $10, or

 

http://www.kultiras.net/programs/Gvi2Avi.zip which is free.

 

I got those links from

 

http://uneasysilence.com/archive/2006/01/5028/

 

Haven't tried them.

 

Edit I tried the second one. Excellent result. It's only a 96KB app, needs no install, converted a 386MB gvi file to avi in about 1 minute. The avi file opens and plays both in Videowave and WMP 11. Simply renaming the file extension did not do it.

Strongly recommended!!

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