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trying to make a Freespace fan vid but the cutscenses I DL'd won't play right in windows movie maker! They just play a black screen w/ the sound. they work just fine in WMP tho :/

Already downloaded a massive codec pack and b4 that had made sure all my divx codecs were up to date.

Also, is there anyway to resume a canceled DL in FireFox? I accidentally cancelled the FS2 cutscene pack, and it's DL'n soooooooo slow and it was sooooo close and i sooooooo screwed up, lol.
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Well since you already tried VirtualDub....only thing I can personally think of is:

Maybe burn the movies to a DVD (maybe using Nero Vision perhaps?). Once they're burned, rip the DVD to your hard drive (SmartRipper would be good for this since the DVD won't be copyrighted). Then encode the files with your favorite encoding software (I personally use Vidomi, but its old and outdated). Once the files are encoded to an easier to use format, then try them out with Windows Movie Maker .

Hope this helps a little.
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Well since you already tried VirtualDub....only thing I can personally think of is:

Maybe burn the movies to a DVD (maybe using Nero Vision perhaps?). Once they're burned, rip the DVD to your hard drive (SmartRipper would be good for this since the DVD won't be copyrighted). Then encode the files with your favorite encoding software (I personally use Vidomi, but its old and outdated). Once the files are encoded to an easier to use format, then try them out with Windows Movie Maker .

Hope this helps a little.
well, i finally just DL'd a program to convert them all to mpegs, and that seems to be working.

THANK YOU TO ALL THE WONDERFUL REPLYS, SO QUICK TOO! [/sarcasim]
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well, i finally just DL'd a program to convert them all to mpegs, and that seems to be working.

THANK YOU TO ALL THE WONDERFUL REPLYS, SO QUICK TOO! [/sarcasim]
Rofl, no problem at all . Maybe you could let (at least me) some of us know what program you're now using that's working perhaps?
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Rofl, no problem at all . Maybe you could let (at least me) some of us know what program you're now using that's working perhaps?
4U AVI MPEG Converter. seems to work pretty well.
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Sweet, let us know if that solves your problems then . If that doesn't, then maybe we can figure something else out then.
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Sweet, let us know if that solves your problems then . If that doesn't, then maybe we can figure something else out then.
It seems I can import, play, and use MPEG1 files jsut fine. not the best quality but the originals are only 640x320 from a game that's over 7 years old now
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