DV-AVI files are about 13 GB per hour of video.... each frame is stored as a
picture and editing such files is easy.
Divx-avi files are compressed MPEG4 files, much smaller than 13 GB per
hour... and harder to impossible to work with in editing software such as
Some camcorders record to DV-AVI files and others to Divx-avi or other file
types... it varies by the brand and model.
website references are to www.papajohn.org
"Timenotspace" <Timenotspace@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> Both the video and the audio I'm importing are .avi. (I'm using the audio
> the .avi video for the audio track. Due to the number of cutaways, I need
> master audio track that is uninterrupted. Is that the problem? I've done
> in the past without an issue.)
> This is probably where I make myself look silly, but- the website that
> compatible and incompatible file types differentiates between dv-avi and
> divx-avi. As the files came straight from my digital camcorder, I'm going
> assume they are dv-avi (therefore compatible), but I could be wrong.
> the difference?
> I forgot to mention that I tried the box checking and unchecking. In
> I couldn't even start the video editing without WMM crashing before I
> that trick.
> Assuming my files are compatible, are there any other solutions and/or
> explanations as to why this is happening? I mean, it was working
> initially, but then it just stopped.
> I think the computer gods have a grudge against me.
> I appreciate your time,