Capturing AVI w/MovieMaker - audio problem (Vegas can't see some audio tracks)

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Tim Reed, Feb 14, 2006.

  1. Tim Reed

    Tim Reed Guest

    So I am capturing DV for a big project (to be edited with Vegas 6), and I've
    been using MovieMaker on two different computers to capture - and I'm having
    weird results regarding the audio: Vegas can only see the audio track of
    those AVIs captured on *one* of the machines, but not the other!! I can't
    figure this out, or find the difference. *All* clips' audio plays fine in
    WMP, but Vegas can only see the audio track of those videos captured on one
    computer (the same one on which it is installed) when I try to import. Both
    machines are running Windows Media Center, though different versions; both
    have the SAME version of MM (2.1). All settings within MM are the same as
    far as I can tell (though I haven't found very many settings to change).

    Actually, it's not two different machines - it's the SAME machine that can
    boot to two different versions of Windows Media Center - so I'm sure it's
    not a hardware issue.

    Any ideas? Could this be a codec issue? And is there any way to salvage
    the "bad" videos without recapturing (four hours worth!) ?

    Capturing from: Canon GL2 via firewire.
    Capturing to: DV-AVI


    - Tim
    Tim Reed, Feb 14, 2006
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    Mike Kujbida Guest

    I hate to ask a dumb question but why aren't you using Vegas to do the

    Mike Kujbida, Feb 14, 2006
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  3. Tim Reed

    Tim Reed Guest

    Because I want to simultaneously use the *other* (doesn't-have-Vegas-on-it)
    OS for other tasks. In fact I'm re-doing the captures in Vegas as I type -
    but at the same the time mystery eats at me & I gotta know why it works on
    one OS and not the other!
    Tim Reed, Feb 14, 2006
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    Mike Kujbida Guest

    Sony has continued Sonic Foundry's tradition of allowing you to install
    Vegas on more than one machine - as long as you don't use them
    simultaneously. For example, I use it and work and have it installed on my
    home machine as well.
    From Customer Support Answer ID 455:


    Can I run my Sony Media Software application on more than one PC?

    Our licensing agreement permits you to install the software on as many
    machines as you own, as long as you are not running the programs at the same
    time. For instance, you can install the software on your home machine and on
    your laptop. You are not allowed to install the software on multiple
    machines if you are going to be using them simultaneously, such as in a home
    studio setting. If you are going to run the software concurrently on more
    than one machine, you would need to purchase a separate license for each

    Note that when you install the software on a different computer you will
    need to complete the registration process again. Register the software as
    you did the first time to unlock the program on each machine. You can
    register online directly within the software, via the phone, or on our
    website through our online form.
    Mike Kujbida, Feb 14, 2006
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