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14/07/2011 14:49:17

CrazyDaveMuvizu staff
CrazyDave
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Hi all,

I'd been playing around on a couple of the work laptops here at Muvizu... one of them would crash intermittently when using the app (especially when I changed video options or was running Windows Media Player at the same time) and the other would crash consistently when I tried to make a video with "FFDShow codec". After investigation I found that these crashes are not really faults with Muvizu but with the software setup on these machines: they just needed a little bit of TLC.

Both machines had had a codec pack installed at some point in the past that came with both xvid and FFDShow codecs.

I went to http://www.xvid.org and installed the 1.3.2 stable release of the xvid codec on both machines. I then went to http://ffdshow-tryout.sourceforge.net/ and installed the lastest stable release "beta 7". Then I went to http://www.nvidia.com and updated my graphics card driver to the latest 275.33 version.

Both machines have since stopped crashing.

So my tip is: "update the codecs that you have installed and your graphics card driver" ... it's like changing the oil on your car

Cheers, Dave.
edited by CrazyDave on 14/07/2011
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15/07/2011 06:44:33

ukBertyMuvizu mogulExperimental user
ukBerty
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Thanks for that Dave - I have taken your advice.

Just for your info I am experiencing the random crashing when clicking on make video. This locks my whole machine rather than just crashing Muvizu.

I was already on NVidia 275.33 and I don't think XVid was installed at all (at least not from xvid.org) - but I've now installed it.

I am using the FFV1 encoder from klite - so this has been updated with the beta 7 version.

I will let you know how it goes. It moves from make video to the preview screen a lot faster now, and this is where it used to crash.


Update - oh dear - my output is now total garbage ! I'll have to have a fiddle over the weekend.
edited by ukBerty on 15/07/2011
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15/07/2011 10:21:33

CrazyDaveMuvizu staff
CrazyDave
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ukBerty wrote:

Update - oh dear - my output is now total garbage ! I'll have to have a fiddle over the weekend.
edited by ukBerty on 15/07/2011



Yikes! My output still looks the same... I'm glad that your crashes seem to be fixed though.
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15/07/2011 12:59:09

DanimalMuvizu mogulExperimental user
Danimal
Posts: 477
Thanks for the tip! I wasn't experiencing crashed, but when I moved to a 64 bit machine, Vegas stopped recognizing the XviD codec. In downloading the new version, it's back so I can import and export using it once more! It still doesn't like direct Muvizu output, but that's no problem with Virtual Dub.

Thanks again!
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18/07/2011 13:45:31

ukBertyMuvizu mogulExperimental user
ukBerty
Posts: 976
Dave,

I just had to set the option for the Codec up and I'm back to normal. The upgrade must have reset everything.

All sorted and back in business
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