Originally Posted by bluecnc
I have been trying to edit my AVI files taken from my key cam with WMM. I have installed the latest versions of ffdshow and x264vfw. When I set a start point on my avi clip the rest of the frames go black. I can listen to the rest of the clip to set my end point. After that I publish my project as a WMV. When I play the final result all I have is audio. What am I doing wrong. I have no idea what settings I need to change in ffdshow and x264vfw. BTW, my computer has Vista on it if that makes any difference.
Thanks in advance.
The problem is explained in the FAQs (post#3) with solutions. The camera uses a non-standard AVI format, and all the info needed to play the file is packed into the file header. If you clip off or bypass that first frame when editing, you will not get any video. Do you need AVI format because you can't afford to lose a couple of seconds of video between clips (that's the only reason to use that format). If not, switch to MOV format. You should be able to edit those with Vista WMM with the codecs you have installed.