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install support for video compression?

install support for video compression?

(OP)
I just got a new Gateway computer & loaded my copy of Corel Draw 10.

I need to edit an .avi video that runs in our self-help kiosks, but when I try to open the file, I get an error message that reads: "You must use the Control Panel to install support for audio and video compression."

I've had this program on three computers and opened this file many, many times, without problems.

I have no idea what I'm supposed to do in the Control Panel to solve the problem.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

Thanks!
hinrgdj (wayne)

RE: install support for video compression?

It may be a missing codec.  Will the file play properly in Windows Media player?  An alternative might be to open the file on one of the computers that will run it, and save it as a CPT file instead of AVI, then edit on the new Gateway (assuming the other computer has Corel on it).  Is it possible the file was created in some other format (.MPEG MP4 or other video format) then converted to AVI?  You may also look at finding some converter program to convert the file into something that Corel might be able to read.

Personally, I have had mediocre results editing actual video in Photopaint.  Animated gifs and other small sort of clips I have no problems with, I am thinking it is something with the compression of the final videos that is not cooperating with Corel.

RE: install support for video compression?

(OP)
Thanks for the reply, attrofy.

Yes, thr file plays correctly in Media Player ... and ...

Yes, I'm sure it's the codec, as well. That is odd, also, however, since I have already installed DivX.

On previous computers,adding DivX has always cleared up any codec problems. However, DivX now says it is missing a codec.

I got around the whole problem by opening the file in Aec Soft, then saving it as an mpg.

As far as using PP to edit video ... I wouldn't dream of attempting to edit a large video.

This file is simple & small. I love how easy & precise PP is for transforming or editting smaller files.

RE: install support for video compression?

I agree with you, for smaller jobs, it is one of the best things I have used.  For bigger jobs, it quickly falls outside of its element.  Macromedia is starting to make some quite impressive advances, but it still "feels" big to do a flash project.

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