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Help Asked: Nero Vision 4 won't play AVI files (?)

Discussion in 'Nero discussion' started by TC666, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. TC666

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    Hi All,

    What a resource here!

    I have always used Nero Vision 4 to perform basic editing on .avi files before converting to DVD format etc..

    Have just installed the Nero 7 Suite onto a new PC (WinXP Pro) and while all other functions of the Nero products have worked just fine, I have today tried for the 1st time to use Nero Vision 4 to edit a small .avi file. The file will load into the storyline, but will not play it - it stays on the "still" of the first frame. The time bar moves across the timescale as usual, but I get no animation/sound etc.

    The very same .avi file can be played in Media Player and Nero Showtime, so I'm completely stumped.

    Can anyone make any suggestions?
     
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    Thanks laddyboy,

    Yes, my further digging has led me to believe the problem is that N7 (my version is 7.9.6.0 btw) does not support M-JPEG AVI files. Can't find a plug-in or any other way around it, and it seems to be a common problem for many who take video with their "stills" cameras.

    So the files must be converted to a compatible format. VirtualDub, AutoGK, or a small proggie (GNU GPL) called Mp4Cam2Avi seems to do the trick as well.

    A bit of a work around, but I'm sooo used to editing raw footage and creating my DVD's with Nero, that I'd like to keep using it. I never had this problem previously as I was using a video camera that I was capturing from using the compatible DivX or XVid codecs, but with this new camera.... Obviously, as you suggested, the use of a completely different editing/authoring application could be an answer, but as I said above, I'm very comfortable with Nero, and will avoid a new learning curve (for now) if I can.

    Thanks for your reply, I'm still working on it and any help would be appreciated.
     
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