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Easy Media Creator V. 9 not recognizing .avi files


LeeH

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I have just installed Easy Media Creator v. 9 and can't get it to recognize .avi files, much less add them as movies to new projects. When I installed the software, I had so much trouble with the installation that I reformatted my hard drive and reinstalled everything with a clean install (so, no earlier versions of Sonic products to conflict with, etc.). I have codecs galore--I can play these same .avi files in Real Player and WMP, and have installed K-Lite and run GSpot, which says I have the codec I need for the .avi files. But when I try to "add movie," MyDVD sees the file but gives me a file name only, but no attributes for the file. It recognizes, and adds, .mpg and .wmv files; I converted one of these .avis to an .wmv, just as an experiment, and was able to add it to a project. But that's incredibly time consuming and annoying, when My DVD supposedly supports .avis, which are the most common format anyway.

 

Help?! I am soooo tired of Sonic products being so crappy, but I have a TiVO, and they have a deal, so I keep getting sucked into upgrading to new, ever more flawed versions of this software. . . .

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This is a real downer for non-tech savvy people like me.

If I buy a new car, the last thing I would expect to do is meddle about with the pistons before I could use it. Similarly, I didn't expect to have to mess about with file copying, moving, re-registering, repairing and altering the registry before I can do anything with avi files.

Heres hoping that the experts at Roxio can issue a patch or do something to enable me to use EMC in all its glory. Hows about it guys?

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This is a real downer for non-tech savvy people like me.

If I buy a new car, the last thing I would expect to do is meddle about with the pistons before I could use it. Similarly, I didn't expect to have to mess about with file copying, moving, re-registering, repairing and altering the registry before I can do anything with avi files.

Heres hoping that the experts at Roxio can issue a patch or do something to enable me to use EMC in all its glory. Hows about it guys?

 

This is a users forum, not Roxio tech support, and we are users like you. I have no problem with .avi files, but I don't deal with .divx or .xvid files.

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Yup, that was it--I stumbled on that post while waiting for a reply, followed it, and seem to have solved the problem. Thanks, though, as I might not have found it, and it was what I needed!!

Keep in mind that if you allow Divx to update each time, you'll have to run this fix again as well. My advice is for now, don't let divx update when it asks to (if you use Divx Converter, it checks for Divx updates and asks if you want to update....just say NO!)

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