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Anonymous
August 8, 2004 3:23:02 PM

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Is there any way to merge several .avi files for a longer movie?
Anonymous
August 8, 2004 3:41:26 PM

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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
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> Is there any way to merge several .avi files for a longer movie?
Anonymous
August 8, 2004 3:53:02 PM

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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?
>
>
>
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Anonymous
August 8, 2004 4:14:41 PM

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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
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> 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?
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
August 8, 2004 5:04:48 PM

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"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.
Anonymous
August 9, 2004 2:20:14 AM

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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
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>
> But, beware the 2G/4G file size limit on certain .AVI
> types...lots of them won't play if you exceed
> this size.
>
>
>
Anonymous
August 9, 2004 10:15:57 PM

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"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.
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
Anonymous
August 10, 2004 12:23:33 AM

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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
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>
> "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.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
Anonymous
August 10, 2004 1:53:52 AM

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"Cari (MS MVP)" <Newsgroups1@coribright.com> wrote in message
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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).

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:o MLrOenfEHA.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.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
August 10, 2004 4:22:55 PM

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"V Green" <vanceg@nowhere.net> wrote in message
news:o MLrOenfEHA.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.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
August 10, 2004 9:54:18 PM

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"Rich" <richsanchez43@usa.com> wrote in message
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>
> "V Green" <vanceg@nowhere.net> wrote in message
> news:o MLrOenfEHA.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*
Anonymous
February 13, 2005 3:25:01 AM

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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:o MLrOenfEHA.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*
>
>
>
!