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Video Clip not recognized


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I don't know whether you read all the posts in

 

http://forums.support.roxio.com/index.php?showtopic=8841

 

but in post 15 of that thread I pointed out that before MTolman's instructions would work for me, I did have to change one place in the registry that was not pointing DivXDec.ax (EMC 9's file) to the place where it had been put (C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\DivX ). I did that after moving and registering DivXDec.ax as MTolman instructs and before installing Divx (which puts the divxdec.ax file in System32 folder).

 

So after moving DivXDec.ax and registering in its new location you might do a registry search for DivXDec.ax and check that for all instances where it occurs the path is C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\DivX and not C:\WINDOWS\system32. Be sure only to modify the path for EMC9's file, the one with cap letters in the name. Then install the divx package.

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I am trying to use MyDVD 9 to burn a video clip (avi file) DVD but the thumbnail shows a big X when I try to add a movie/video clip. Windows Media Player is able to play it. Video decoder is Sonic Cinemaster. What do I need to do?

Exactly what type of avi file is this---divx, xvid or dv? You might look into this post for a way around your problem.

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As you say, if MyDVD recognised the .divx file, then it probably is not a divx problem.

 

But since you ask, to search the registry:

 

Thanks, I learn something new everyday. I followed all the steps and there were a couple that I had to correct. Unfortunately, in the end, it still doesn't work.

 

AG

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Good question. How do I find out?

 

In the meantime, I'll follow the directions in the link you provided. It may very well be the answer to my problem.

 

Thanks!

AG

The file extension is one way to find out. Does the file name show 'divx' or 'xvid'? Right click the file and choose Properties. Then go to the Summary tab and look under the 'Video' section at the bottom. What does it say next to video compression?

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The file extension is one way to find out. Does the file name show 'divx' or 'xvid'? Right click the file and choose Properties. Then go to the Summary tab and look under the 'Video' section at the bottom. What does it say next to video compression?

 

The file extension says squat unfortunately. I looked up the summary and it doesn't refer to any type of file compression. I noticed that some of the other video clips I have are either divx or xvid but I have 3 files that don't say anything and have the same problems. I'm almost done what the link is telling me to do. I'll let you know in a couple of minutes if it worked.

 

AG

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The file extension says squat unfortunately. I looked up the summary and it doesn't refer to any type of file compression. I noticed that some of the other video clips I have are either divx or xvid but I have 3 files that don't say anything and have the same problems. I'm almost done what the link is telling me to do. I'll let you know in a couple of minutes if it worked.

 

AG

 

Ok. I followed all the instructions on the link you gave me, downloaded the newest version of DivX, and rebooted my computer. It still didn't work.

 

I'm giving up for tonight. Any further suggestions would be appreciated and I'll tackle this again tomorrow.

 

Thanks!

AG

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Ok. I followed all the instructions on the link you gave me, downloaded the newest version of DivX, and rebooted my computer. It still didn't work.

 

I'm giving up for tonight. Any further suggestions would be appreciated and I'll tackle this again tomorrow.

 

Thanks!

AG

After you update divx, you'll need to follow the info in the link I posted earlier and that should fix it.

 

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When you view properties for the file, do you not see what I show above?

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Please go to www.divx.com and download one of the video files as a sample and see if that works when you try and import it into MyDVD and let me know.

 

I tried this and MyDVD recognized the downloaded video clip. So it sounds to me like it is not a problem with DivX.

 

I have Xvid on my system. Would this cause any problems?

 

I should also let you know that the downloads are of TV shows. Does that make any difference?

 

I don't know whether you read all the posts in

 

http://forums.support.roxio.com/index.php?showtopic=8841

 

I read that, actually, and thought about it but I have absolutely no idea how to do a registry search, etc. etc. I don't know if DivX is an issue at all now but if it is, can you give me the step-by-step of what you did? 'Preciate it.

 

 

Does anyone have any further suggestions? This is getting really annoying!!!! :angry2:

 

Thanks!

AG

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After you update divx, you'll need to follow the info in the link I posted earlier and that should fix it.

 

I did this all over again this morning and it still didn't work.

 

 

When you view properties for the file, do you not see what I show above?

 

Funny, I'm not able to see your attachment either. Just another X. Could this be related or am I just unlucky today?

 

I really appreciate your help on this. I'm finding it very frustrating!

AG

 

Where did you get the .avi file?

 

They're 3 downloaded torrent files.

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I don't know what happened to the attachment either as it's not there any more and I did see it there last night after I posted. However, since you say you got these from torrent files, I'll assume that they are, in fact, divx or xvid files. If WMP can play them, then you should have the right codecs installed and the problem may still be in registering those files.

Please go to www.divx.com and download one of the video files as a sample and see if that works when you try and import it into MyDVD and let me know.

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As you say, if MyDVD recognised the .divx file, then it probably is not a divx problem.

 

But since you ask, to search the registry:

 

click start, run, type regedit, press enter or click OK.

In the Registry Editor that opens, click on the topmost icon in the left pane (My computer) to highlight it.

Click Edit menu, click find. In the box type DivXDec.ax, make sure the 3 boxes, keys, value, data are checked, click Find next.

The search will find and highlight the first instance of DivXDec.ax or divxdec.ax (the search is not case sensitive). To continue the search, pressing F3 finds the next reference.

 

If the highlighted reference is to the divxdec.ax (all lower case), ignore it as that refers to the divx file. Press F3 to find the next reference.

 

If the highlighted text refers to DivXDec.ax with the capital letters, see in the right pane if any path pointing to DivXDec.ax is correct (i.e. it shows the path to DivXDec.ax as

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\DivX\DivXDec.ax

which as you followed Tolman's instructions is where you placed that file).

If it shows the path as C:\Windows\System32\DivXDec.ax, right click on the value icon in the right pane that shows the incorrect path in the data column, click modify. In the box that opens type in the correct path, click OK.

Press F3 to find the next instance. When there are no more, you get a message finished searching the registry. OK out of that, close regedit.

 

Divx codecs from divx.com handle both divx and xvid files so you don't need the Xvid as well.

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