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MS Camcorder (Powerpoint to avi fllw up)

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Attempting to convert powerpoint to avi files I got some excellent advise of the set up and use of MS Camcorder (see my earlier post and the answer I got earlier this month in this section).
After completing the instructions, the avi file that was created would not run or rather the window was blank or black as the avi ran.  I know the record took - sort of - because then I pulled up the preview tab from a right click properties, I'm able to view the avi sequence.  Any thoughts on how to get the avi file produced in MS Camcorder to be normally viewable?
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Hi it's me again.

Which player are you using ?  (some have problems and there is a compatibility issue between NT and 95)

May I suggest if you want a self contained camcorder file which should work on all (?) systems try
1. Start CamCorder
2. File/Open the AVI into Camcorder
3. File/Create Standalone Movie in Camcorder - you can then create an EXE which includes the player

If this is no help, maybe you could post a few more details about what you're using to playback.



wms

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The player I'm using is MS ActiveMovie 2.0  Is the another player/editor that you'd recommend?
Well the best player for Camcorder AVI is Camcorder itself.

You can set this up in Explorer by starting Windows Explorer
1. View/Folder Options menu
2. File Types tab
3. Then use Remove/Edit buttons to associate AVI files with MSCAM.EXE
This will make Camcorder the default player for AVI files.

Is this any help ?
wms

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Thanks Answers 2000,

Your advise is very helpful, well thought and worded!  
Your explanations have allowed me to load the avi file into the program (Top Producer).
A new issue has arisen.  The avi file is a copy of  PowerPoint presentation that filled the entire screen.  Is there a way to convert/shrink the avi presentation to half screen or smaller.  The Top Producer program does not have the ability to configure the avi presentation to a smaller/usable size.  Is there a way to get the avi file to run at half size or less?

Wms

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There's a review of some video s/w in Sept 1998 issue of PC World (page 246 or so)
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