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    Problem importing avi file into MX

    Hi, I´ve been trying to import avi files that are made myself with Cantasia, software for capturing screen shots, into Flash MX.

    But sometimes it imports fine, though it doesn´t show on the preview window on "Import Video Settings" and other times it doesn´t import at all and it shows a blank screen at the preview.

    I´ve been trying to figure out what makes the diference between these files, but couldn´t find none that would justify this mess.

    Has this ever happened to anyone? Is there an specific configuration for an .avi file to be imported by flash?

    Thanks

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    I had a similar problem with some QuickTime movies that wouldn't preview. I found it was the CODEC. The ones that wouldn't import were using Sorenson Video 3 Compressor and if I converted them to Sorenson Video(TM) Compressor (I believe a slightly older CODEC) they were fine. CODEC would be my bet. I use Cleaner 5 to convert movies to a different CODEC if I'm having trouble. Alternatively Sound Forge will also open and save AVIs and let you change the video CODEC. Links as follows:

    http://www.discreet.com/cleanerxl/ (5 is now out of date)
    http://www.sonicfoundry.com/products...ct.asp?PID=668 (again, I'm on 4.5 and this is 6 -- I think 4.5/5 are bundled with a lot of hardware these days and there will be copies lying around, if you follow... )

    Alternatively, if you can't do it yourself and they're not too big then I don't mind running them through Cleaner for you and outputting them in a QuickTime format that I know works.

    G

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    Thanks Greg, I´ll check out these codecs.


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