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MAinActor & Dive.dll in Warp 4

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I can run MainActor in Warp 4, but am unable to play any video file: I get a "Can't open Dive screen/window" error.  On the off chance my Dive.dll had been corrupted, I was planning to rename it and then substitute the DIVE.DLL included with MainActor.  I was unable to rename DIVE.DLL, getting a "program already in use by another program".

I used WatchCat to look at my DLL's and DIVE.DLL does not appear to be in use by any other applications??

Any ideas??

In response to Arjen's questions, it is Main Actor ver 1.10, any file I try to play (or display in MainView/2) brings up the error.  I can load files, save them etc. but am unable to play any AVI, MOV etc.  My screen resolution is set at 800x600 at 16M.

In response to Arjen's suggestion:  tried that, didn't work.  However, I tried Interstream's MPEG player, and it informed me that DIVE wasn't supported in the current system resolution.  I thought I'd played with that a bit before, but I'll go back to this.  Interesting since MainActor ran fine in Warp 3.  
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Which version of mainactor are you using? 1.1?
Which video file are you playing?

I have had some problems too with resultions >320*200 in version
1.1

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Start OS/2 with Alt-F1, go to a command line F3?, and rename dive.dll. Instaal dive again.

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Well, it appears that the number of colours, rather than the resolution per se is the problem.  Dropping down to 655536 colours solved the problem, regardless of the resolution.  As soon as I go to 16 million colours, forget it.

Good suggestion, arjin, thank you.
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As I mentioned in a previous comment, lowering the resolution to 6555536 colours worked.  Incidentally, my vid card is a Matrox Millenium 2M and it has performed relatively flawlessly.

As most OS/2 users know, multimedia video support can be hit and miss.  Apdodec is a great help for AVI's although it seems to truncate longer vids on my system.  I'm still not too happy with many MPEG players, mostly due to the marginal frame rate controls.  MainActor, while better at MOV and AVI than MPEG, is a great little package for the little viewing I do.

Thanks to Arjen for clueing me in to the difficulty with the resolution support for DIVE.

Cam
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