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AVI request format error
on Oct 27, 2006 at 5:29:24 am

I've also gotten this message when I attempt to load certain avi files


Not loading video files makes it tough to use PI.

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Alan Lorence
Re: AVI request format error
on Oct 27, 2006 at 11:22:50 am

This issue is in the FAQ on our site. Here's the info:

Unfortunately particleIllusion for Windows (both 3.0 and SE) does not
support DV AVI files directly at this time. That means that you need to

1) Install a standalone DV codec such as the Mainconcept DV codec or the
Panasonic DV codec. Do a websearch for "Panasonic DV codec" and you'll find
several sites that have that free codec with instructions for installing. **

2) Convert your DV AVIs into a non-DV format such as DivX or uncompressed
AVI. This conversion would have to be done with another application. I've
checked into Rad Video Tools (, and it's
perfect. Converts between several different formats, but the important thing
here is it will convert your DV AVI to another AVI format. It's free.


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