Merging .avi files for a longer movie?

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Is there any way to merge several .avi files for a longer movie?
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

    MovieMaker can happily merge AVI files.
    --
    Cari
    MS-MVP Windows Technologies - Printing/Imaging/Hardware
    www.coribright.com

    "Donal" <Donal@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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    > Is there any way to merge several .avi files for a longer movie?
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

    Hi Cari,

    Thanks for your reply. Can you kindly tell me where "MovieMaker" is? Also,
    I'm in India, where are you?
    Donal

    "Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote:

    > MovieMaker can happily merge AVI files.
    > --
    > Cari
    > MS-MVP Windows Technologies - Printing/Imaging/Hardware
    > www.coribright.com
    >
    > "Donal" <Donal@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:01064483-75E1-4700-8365-0BAD4777263A@microsoft.com...
    > > Is there any way to merge several .avi files for a longer movie?
    >
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

    Start, Programs, Accessories, Entertainment is where you'll find MovieMaker.

    --
    Cari
    MS-MVP Windows Technologies - Printing/Imaging/Hardware
    www.coribright.com

    "Donal" <Donal@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:F764E056-94C2-4CF2-B33E-F2041F328FE9@microsoft.com...
    > Hi Cari,
    >
    > Thanks for your reply. Can you kindly tell me where "MovieMaker" is? Also,
    > I'm in India, where are you?
    > Donal
    >
    > "Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote:
    >
    >> MovieMaker can happily merge AVI files.
    >> --
    >> Cari
    >> MS-MVP Windows Technologies - Printing/Imaging/Hardware
    >> www.coribright.com
    >>
    >> "Donal" <Donal@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:01064483-75E1-4700-8365-0BAD4777263A@microsoft.com...
    >> > Is there any way to merge several .avi files for a longer movie?
    >>
    >>
    >>
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

    "Cari (MS-MVP)" <Newsgroups1@coribright.com> wrote in message
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    > MovieMaker can happily merge AVI files.
    > --
    > Cari
    > MS-MVP Windows Technologies - Printing/Imaging/Hardware
    > www.coribright.com
    >
    > "Donal" <Donal@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:01064483-75E1-4700-8365-0BAD4777263A@microsoft.com...
    > > Is there any way to merge several .avi files for a longer movie?
    >
    >

    But, beware the 2G/4G file size limit on certain .AVI
    types...lots of them won't play if you exceed
    this size.
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

    That's a FAT32 limitation. I've had 66gb AVI files on my hard drives and
    they play just fine thanks. You should think about converting your drive(s)
    to NTFS.
    --
    Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
    www.coribright.com

    "V Green" <vanceg@nowhere.net> wrote in message
    news:eo%233rLYfEHA.592@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
    >
    > But, beware the 2G/4G file size limit on certain .AVI
    > types...lots of them won't play if you exceed
    > this size.
    >
    >
    >
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

    "Cari (MS MVP)" <Newsgroups1@coribright.com> wrote in message
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    > That's a FAT32 limitation.

    No, it isn't...

    Certain types of .AVI files will NOT play
    if they're over 2G/4G regardless of what filesystem
    they live on.

    It's a limitation of the Video for Windows filestruc.

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;193656

    Those of us who work heavily with captured analog video have
    known about this for years - capture apps exist specifically written to
    get around the problem...

    http://www.nct.ch/multimedia/avi_io/

    Not all of us work with DV .AVI files, which are likely
    what you've got and don't exhibit the problem.

    > I've had 66gb AVI files on my hard drives and
    > they play just fine thanks. You should think about converting your
    drive(s)
    > to NTFS.
    > --
    > Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
    > www.coribright.com
    >
    > "V Green" <vanceg@nowhere.net> wrote in message
    > news:eo%233rLYfEHA.592@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
    > >
    > > But, beware the 2G/4G file size limit on certain .AVI
    > > types...lots of them won't play if you exceed
    > > this size.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
    >
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    I just captured a 5gb analog file yesterday! Not a problem anywhere. VHS
    tape through an nVidia VIVO card. Just for fun, I captured it three times,
    with PowerDirector, with Roxio EMC and with MovieMaker2.1 (OK, MM2 would
    only capture as a 800mb WMV but it happily saved it as a 15gb DV-AVI
    afterwards).

    And nothing specialist anything on my PCs.

    --
    Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
    www.coribright.com

    "V Green" <vanceg@nowhere.net> wrote in message
    news:OMLrOenfEHA.1972@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >
    > "Cari (MS MVP)" <Newsgroups1@coribright.com> wrote in message
    > news:%23%23KmOCdfEHA.3316@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    >> That's a FAT32 limitation.
    >
    > No, it isn't...
    >
    > Certain types of .AVI files will NOT play
    > if they're over 2G/4G regardless of what filesystem
    > they live on.
    >
    > It's a limitation of the Video for Windows filestruc.
    >
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;193656
    >
    > Those of us who work heavily with captured analog video have
    > known about this for years - capture apps exist specifically written to
    > get around the problem...
    >
    > http://www.nct.ch/multimedia/avi_io/
    >
    > Not all of us work with DV .AVI files, which are likely
    > what you've got and don't exhibit the problem.
    >
    >> I've had 66gb AVI files on my hard drives and
    >> they play just fine thanks. You should think about converting your
    > drive(s)
    >> to NTFS.
    >> --
    >> Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
    >> www.coribright.com
    >>
    >> "V Green" <vanceg@nowhere.net> wrote in message
    >> news:eo%233rLYfEHA.592@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
    >> >
    >> > But, beware the 2G/4G file size limit on certain .AVI
    >> > types...lots of them won't play if you exceed
    >> > this size.
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
    >
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    "Cari (MS MVP)" <Newsgroups1@coribright.com> wrote in message
    news:%23hQsslofEHA.2896@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
    > I just captured a 5gb analog file yesterday! Not a problem anywhere. VHS
    > tape through an nVidia VIVO card. Just for fun, I captured it three
    times,
    > with PowerDirector, with Roxio EMC and with MovieMaker2.1 (OK, MM2 would
    > only capture as a 800mb WMV but it happily saved it as a 15gb DV-AVI
    > afterwards).

    full of nifty WMV artifacts-charming...

    >
    > And nothing specialist anything on my PCs.

    *sigh*

    CERTAIN analog CODEC's can create .AVI's of ANY size, certain
    ones cannot. HuffYUV can, older Indeo CODEC's cannot, if ya
    wanna get specific.

    Just making a blanket statement that "it's the filesystem"
    is misinformation of the worst kind, and will make many
    a desktop video newbie throw up his/her hands in frustration.

    Re-read the MSKB link I posted, paying special attention
    to the difference between .AVI's that are created using
    VfW apps, and those that are created using DirectShow
    capable apps.

    Not all of us are living in isolation using the brain-dead
    Movie Maker, ya know...


    >
    > --
    > Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
    > www.coribright.com
    >
    > "V Green" <vanceg@nowhere.net> wrote in message
    > news:OMLrOenfEHA.1972@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > >
    > > "Cari (MS MVP)" <Newsgroups1@coribright.com> wrote in message
    > > news:%23%23KmOCdfEHA.3316@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > >> That's a FAT32 limitation.
    > >
    > > No, it isn't...
    > >
    > > Certain types of .AVI files will NOT play
    > > if they're over 2G/4G regardless of what filesystem
    > > they live on.
    > >
    > > It's a limitation of the Video for Windows filestruc.
    > >
    > > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;193656
    > >
    > > Those of us who work heavily with captured analog video have
    > > known about this for years - capture apps exist specifically written to
    > > get around the problem...
    > >
    > > http://www.nct.ch/multimedia/avi_io/
    > >
    > > Not all of us work with DV .AVI files, which are likely
    > > what you've got and don't exhibit the problem.
    > >
    > >> I've had 66gb AVI files on my hard drives and
    > >> they play just fine thanks. You should think about converting your
    > > drive(s)
    > >> to NTFS.
    > >> --
    > >> Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
    > >> www.coribright.com
    > >>
    > >> "V Green" <vanceg@nowhere.net> wrote in message
    > >> news:eo%233rLYfEHA.592@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
    > >> >
    > >> > But, beware the 2G/4G file size limit on certain .AVI
    > >> > types...lots of them won't play if you exceed
    > >> > this size.
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
    >
  9. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

    "V Green" <vanceg@nowhere.net> wrote in message
    news:OMLrOenfEHA.1972@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >
    > "Cari (MS MVP)" <Newsgroups1@coribright.com> wrote in message
    > news:%23%23KmOCdfEHA.3316@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > > That's a FAT32 limitation.
    >
    > No, it isn't...
    >
    > Certain types of .AVI files will NOT play
    > if they're over 2G/4G regardless of what filesystem
    > they live on.
    >
    > It's a limitation of the Video for Windows filestruc.
    >
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;193656

    The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft Windows 95 OEM Service Release 2.1
    Microsoft Windows 95 OEM Service Release 2.5
    Microsoft Windows 98


    >
    > Those of us who work heavily with captured analog video have
    > known about this for years - capture apps exist specifically written to
    > get around the problem...
    >
    > http://www.nct.ch/multimedia/avi_io/

    No mention of Windows XP at this site


    >
    > Not all of us work with DV .AVI files, which are likely
    > what you've got and don't exhibit the problem.
    >
    > > I've had 66gb AVI files on my hard drives and
    > > they play just fine thanks. You should think about converting your
    > drive(s)
    > > to NTFS.
    > > --
    > > Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
    > > www.coribright.com
    > >
    > > "V Green" <vanceg@nowhere.net> wrote in message
    > > news:eo%233rLYfEHA.592@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
    > > >
    > > > But, beware the 2G/4G file size limit on certain .AVI
    > > > types...lots of them won't play if you exceed
    > > > this size.
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
  10. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

    "Rich" <richsanchez43@usa.com> wrote in message
    news:z63Sc.16104$9Y6.9455@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net...
    >
    > "V Green" <vanceg@nowhere.net> wrote in message
    > news:OMLrOenfEHA.1972@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > >
    > > "Cari (MS MVP)" <Newsgroups1@coribright.com> wrote in message
    > > news:%23%23KmOCdfEHA.3316@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > > > That's a FAT32 limitation.
    > >
    > > No, it isn't...
    > >
    > > Certain types of .AVI files will NOT play
    > > if they're over 2G/4G regardless of what filesystem
    > > they live on.
    > >
    > > It's a limitation of the Video for Windows filestruc.
    > >
    > > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;193656
    >
    > The information in this article applies to:
    > Microsoft Windows 95 OEM Service Release 2.1
    > Microsoft Windows 95 OEM Service Release 2.5
    > Microsoft Windows 98
    >
    >
    > >
    > > Those of us who work heavily with captured analog video have
    > > known about this for years - capture apps exist specifically written to
    > > get around the problem...
    > >
    > > http://www.nct.ch/multimedia/avi_io/
    >
    > No mention of Windows XP at this site
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > >
    > > Not all of us work with DV .AVI files, which are likely
    > > what you've got and don't exhibit the problem.
    > >
    > > > I've had 66gb AVI files on my hard drives and
    > > > they play just fine thanks. You should think about converting your
    > > drive(s)
    > > > to NTFS.
    > > > --
    > > > Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
    > > > www.coribright.com
    > > >
    > > > "V Green" <vanceg@nowhere.net> wrote in message
    > > > news:eo%233rLYfEHA.592@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
    > > > >
    > > > > But, beware the 2G/4G file size limit on certain .AVI
    > > > > types...lots of them won't play if you exceed
    > > > > this size.
    > > > >

    I give up.

    Go ahead and live in your little cyber world,
    where nit-picking reigns supreme...and valuable
    information is discarded in favor of it.

    *thread ends*
  11. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

    I downloaded an AVI file (7.92 MB) and windows movie maker or nero 6 will
    open it. Im new to all this file jargon and ive had a really bad headache
    since I got my dvd/cd burner. mpeg, svcd, mp3 work fine but not AVI.


    "V Green" wrote:

    >
    > "Rich" <richsanchez43@usa.com> wrote in message
    > news:z63Sc.16104$9Y6.9455@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net...
    > >
    > > "V Green" <vanceg@nowhere.net> wrote in message
    > > news:OMLrOenfEHA.1972@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > > >
    > > > "Cari (MS MVP)" <Newsgroups1@coribright.com> wrote in message
    > > > news:%23%23KmOCdfEHA.3316@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > > > > That's a FAT32 limitation.
    > > >
    > > > No, it isn't...
    > > >
    > > > Certain types of .AVI files will NOT play
    > > > if they're over 2G/4G regardless of what filesystem
    > > > they live on.
    > > >
    > > > It's a limitation of the Video for Windows filestruc.
    > > >
    > > > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;193656
    > >
    > > The information in this article applies to:
    > > Microsoft Windows 95 OEM Service Release 2.1
    > > Microsoft Windows 95 OEM Service Release 2.5
    > > Microsoft Windows 98
    > >
    > >
    > > >
    > > > Those of us who work heavily with captured analog video have
    > > > known about this for years - capture apps exist specifically written to
    > > > get around the problem...
    > > >
    > > > http://www.nct.ch/multimedia/avi_io/
    > >
    > > No mention of Windows XP at this site
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > >
    > > > Not all of us work with DV .AVI files, which are likely
    > > > what you've got and don't exhibit the problem.
    > > >
    > > > > I've had 66gb AVI files on my hard drives and
    > > > > they play just fine thanks. You should think about converting your
    > > > drive(s)
    > > > > to NTFS.
    > > > > --
    > > > > Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
    > > > > www.coribright.com
    > > > >
    > > > > "V Green" <vanceg@nowhere.net> wrote in message
    > > > > news:eo%233rLYfEHA.592@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
    > > > > >
    > > > > > But, beware the 2G/4G file size limit on certain .AVI
    > > > > > types...lots of them won't play if you exceed
    > > > > > this size.
    > > > > >
    >
    > I give up.
    >
    > Go ahead and live in your little cyber world,
    > where nit-picking reigns supreme...and valuable
    > information is discarded in favor of it.
    >
    > *thread ends*
    >
    >
    >
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