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I hope I am in the correct forum. If not, I apologize in advance.

I am running Sonic MyDVDPlus v6.2.0. Every time I try to insert an avi file in MyDVD, i get an error message stating "Could not make a thumbnail. Make sure you have the proper decoder installed. -47010"

Does anyone know what the problem is?


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On the face of it, you don't seem to have the decoder needed to work with your AVI file(s).


An AVI is merely a "container file" that you put compressed video into. To use the video you have to decompress it with a decoder which matches the compressor or coder used to put it into the AVI.


You can find out what "codec" is needed by getting a copy of the GSpot Codec Information Appliance free from here.

Run the application and 'drag' your AVI onto it in Windows Explorer.




The two ringed areas show the Video [top] and Audio [bottom] codecs used in the AVI. In your case since the program is complaining about thumbnails, you are probably missing the required video codec.


Depending on what codecs you're short, the Combined Community Codec Pack from here is often a good starting point. Whichever way you do it, you are going to need to do some reading on CODECS to understand all that. Writing DVDs is not easy, despite what sales slogans say.




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