Ulead DVD MovieFactory

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Anna, Oct 10, 2004.

  1. Anna

    Anna Guest

    I have an avi file that I am trying to convert to create a DVD disk with
    using Ulead DVD Movie Factory 3.

    When I click on Create Video Disc, select DVD, add media and selct the avi
    file, I get the message [c:\downloads\file.avi] is not accessible. I have
    tried creating a DVD, VCD, SVCD, and DVD-VR and get the same error message.

    Can someone tell me how to resolve this. What I would like to do is either
    convert it to a DVD or VCD format that I can play in my DVD player. Details
    of the file are below.

    Thank you.


    File Format - Microsoft AVI files --OpenDML
    File Size 716,908 KBytes
    Frame rate 23.976 Frames/sec
    Duration 4767.434 Seconds
    Data rate 148.82 kbps


    Compression - Not Accessible
    Attributes 24 Bits, 576x304
    Total Frames 114,304 Frames(s)


    Compression - MPEG Layer 3
    Attributes - 141 kbits/s, 48,000 Hz Stereo
    Total samples 228,834,432 Sampels
    Anna, Oct 10, 2004
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    Bill in Co. Guest

    Does Movie Factory handle AVI files? I know it handles MPG files - not
    sure about AVI.
    Bill in Co., Oct 10, 2004
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    luminos Guest

    Moviefactory 3 does not support import of avi files.

    luminos, Oct 10, 2004
  4. Anna

    Anna Guest

    Thank you.

    What would you suggest I use so that I can convert this avi file to a format
    I can watch on my DVD player?

    Anna, Oct 10, 2004
  5. Anna

    luminos Guest


    Have LOTS of computer time available....like 8 hours to 1 hour of source.

    luminos, Oct 10, 2004
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    luminos Guest

  7. Anna

    Commentator Guest

    Sorry, but that sounds whacked. MovieFactory 2 supports it, so it makes no
    sense to me that 3 does not. Is this a special edition perhaps, not the
    full version?

    I am 3 of 10. Prepare to be assimilated.
    Commentator, Oct 10, 2004
  8. Anna

    Commentator Guest

    In fact, the web site says it does as well:


    I am 3 of 10. Prepare to be assimilated.
    Commentator, Oct 10, 2004
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    Jim Guest

    The .AVI file was possibly encrypted with a codec you do not have
    on your computer, such as, DivX, XviD, or such. On my computer if
    it tries to import one of those files it just locks up, and you have
    too get to Task Manager to extricate yourself. Getting the correct
    CODEC will correct the problem, if that in fact is the problem

    Jim, Oct 10, 2004
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    Davo Guest

    I had the same trouble with this program.I downloaded "Video converter"
    which is shareware and converted to mpeg, and then used the U-lead to make
    the dvd.
    Good luck.
    Davo, Oct 10, 2004
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    Bariloche Guest

    Most likely. It could be a good idea to use GSpot in order to find out
    the required codec -then download and install it.
    Bariloche, Oct 10, 2004
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    Billy Joe Guest

    While it's a tad cryptic, this might be a clue?
    Look for AVICodec or GSpot. Either program will inform you of the
    codec used to encode the video portion of the AVI file and whether the
    decoder is installed on your system. GSpot will also attempt to
    render with DirectShow and provide you with feedback regarding play
    Billy Joe, Oct 10, 2004
  13. Anna

    Anna Guest

    Last night I was able to download a good codec that enabled the audo/video.

    When I try Ulead DVD Movie Factory 3, I still get the same error. I did try
    converting it to an mpg, but after 4 hours it was only a third done and I
    was running out of hard drive space.

    I may try and convert it on my desktop pc that has some better "horsepower"
    compared to my laptop. Other then that, it's to bad that the Ulead couldn't
    do the job.

    Anna, Oct 11, 2004
  14. Anna

    Commentator Guest

    Don't blame ULead for this one. Funky AVIs using funky codecs are not their

    I am 3 of 10. Prepare to be assimilated.
    Commentator, Oct 11, 2004
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    quietguy Guest

    Anna, while I am not sure about this, I suspect that you might need to
    change your AVI to a type2 AVI - it is worth a try as the Ulead
    concerter is free.


    quietguy, Oct 11, 2004
  16. Anna

    Anna Guest

    Actually, I don't lay any blame, I'm only trying to find the easiest
    solution to convert this to a DVD.

    I'm in the process of converting it right now with another application,
    we'll see how that goes in a few hours.

    Anna, Oct 11, 2004
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    Guy Guest

    It most certainly does support the inport of avi files.

    Guy, Oct 11, 2004
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    luminos Guest

    I wrote this response on the basis of net information. Apparently the
    decoder/encoder is exceptionally picky about input, as there are numerous
    reports of problems with .avi. Here is an excerpt:

    U.N.C.L.E.: Scan the original AVI for errors:

    If it has errors this is probably the reason Ulead pops up these
    errors (I haven't actually used Ulead DVD Moviefactory before though).

    Posted by Jason 11-14-2003 01:19 AM

    Okay, I got it. You guys freaken rock!!!
    luminos, Oct 12, 2004
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    John Guest

    Yes it does i just imported an avi file
    John, Oct 12, 2004
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    Guy Guest

    Your net information isn't very good.
    Not only did you comment in a thread about something you don't have
    and don't use, you posted a thread from a person who also doesn't have
    the program and has never used it either. As if that wasn't a big
    enough waste of time the Link thats posted goes to a forum thread
    about Virtual Dub. Now you've sent Anna on a wild goose chase looking
    for other software. When you add all that to the fact that you
    continue to post bullshit about hours and hours and days and days to
    convert avi to mpeg2 it seems to me your one of the least helpful
    people in this newsgroup.

    Guy, Oct 12, 2004
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