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27/02/2014 07:38:02

Steven547
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I have Windows 8. Just got back into Muvizu and forget how huge the AVI files are. So, couple questions...

How do I reduce the file size...
And my CPU (new laptop) won't play the AVI because it says it's a different file format?? How do I change the file format? I only have like 4 options. My editors won't even open the AVI file........??
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27/02/2014 07:44:16

ukBertyMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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Steven,

Sounds like you have hit the 2GB limit. It's a windows thing rather than a Muvizu thing - it won't play AVI files above 2GB,

If you are using 1080p then you can hit that limit quite quickly and I have moved to .TGA sequences for such shots. This produces an individual file for each frame. Your video editor should cope with this, although it can get a bit messy.

I, and others, used to use CODECs, but in the end everything got converted to uncompressed anyway so that the video editor would accept it and I think we've all pretty much abandoned COEDCs
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27/02/2014 07:48:39

Steven547
Steven547
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ukBerty wrote:
Steven,

Sounds like you have hit the 2GB limit. It's a windows thing rather than a Muvizu thing - it won't play AVI files above 2GB,

If you are using 1080p then you can hit that limit quite quickly and I have moved to .TGA sequences for such shots. This produces an individual file for each frame. Your video editor should cope with this, although it can get a bit messy.

I, and others, used to use CODECs, but in the end everything got converted to uncompressed anyway so that the video editor would accept it and I think we've all pretty much abandoned COEDCs



I'm over 2GB, but the file is only 1:36 long. I've made much longer files previously, and they played fine. This must be a Win 8 issue....and I only see the 4 codes in my drop down. Is the only solution to do .TGA sequences? Again, weird that I made a 8 mins video on Win 7, and outputted as AVI, but no program I have will even play the AVI. Says it can't read the format.
edited by Steven547 on 27/02/2014
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27/02/2014 09:46:17

rbeck1993
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Hi Steven,

We've got more codecs on our wiki which you can download. Just make sure you install one that's the same bit type as Muvizu (32bit or 64bit), otherwise Muvizu won't be able to access them.

http://muvizu.com/Wiki/wiki/78

- RB
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27/02/2014 15:43:21

Steven547
Steven547
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Thanks everyone. The CODECS actually worked. I'm really not a big fan of WIN 8. But I have another question, why is my file size so large? 2gb for just a 1min file. Like I said, I've done 3-4 mins and they were maybe 200 mb. My resolution in Muvizu is the 640x480.

You mentioned 1080p...is that a setting in WIN 8 then?

Thanks.
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27/02/2014 18:59:58

ukBertyMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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No - 1080p is a Muvizu thing. If you have Muvizu plus then you can output at 1920x1080 which is BluRay quality (I think).
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27/02/2014 20:25:24

Steven547
Steven547
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Thanks everyone. I downloaded the CODECS, re-output my video to XVID MPEG(?), and all my programs seem to play it now, plus, the file size went from 2GB to 21mb. The resolution is 640-480. I'm going to test a higher res with the XVID codec.

update:

So I decided to try again with a higher resolution. I used the highest setting which was like 1280. But when I did the output, i selected the XVID MPEG (or whatever that is called). What a huge difference in size. The same 1min 36s vid that was 2GB, is now only 13.6mb! I haven't seen any change in resolution or loss in color either.
edited by Steven547 on 28/02/2014
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