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Mpeg4 asf gives "unknown error" and blank previews

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Anonymous
May 16, 2005 3:46:30 PM

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Hi,

I've got a DV cam (that XP comes up and tells me is DVL301, which is more
than the box it came in, which has only "Fashion Cam"), anyway, I can drag
across a .asf file into WMM, no worries, but it doesn't have an image in the
collection preview, or in the timeline etc. It does play initially, but when
I add more clips nothing plays and I get "unknown error"s - any ideas?

I'm on XP SP2, all up to date etc.etc.

Other .avi test files appear fine in preview and timeline so I can only
assume its something to do with the format that comes outta my cam? Oohhh.

Thanks in advance.
Anonymous
May 17, 2005 7:43:39 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

This is a compressed format which MM does not support. Do a google search
for a convertor from Mpeg4 to avi or wmv.

--
Graham Hughes
MVP Digital Media
www.myvideoproblems.co.uk
www.dvds2treasure.com
www.simplydv.com


"LamptonWorm" <LamptonWorm@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> I've got a DV cam (that XP comes up and tells me is DVL301, which is more
> than the box it came in, which has only "Fashion Cam"), anyway, I can drag
> across a .asf file into WMM, no worries, but it doesn't have an image in
> the
> collection preview, or in the timeline etc. It does play initially, but
> when
> I add more clips nothing plays and I get "unknown error"s - any ideas?
>
> I'm on XP SP2, all up to date etc.etc.
>
> Other .avi test files appear fine in preview and timeline so I can only
> assume its something to do with the format that comes outta my cam? Oohhh.
>
> Thanks in advance.
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