camstudio cannot open video

hi- I have used camstudio once successfully. But the last time I used it, to record a one-hour session. I got to the point where it had finished compressing the audio, and it then said that it couldn't open the video.

I have a 2.13 GB video sitting in a folder that I can't play. I've tried VLC player (It opens but shows no video), divx which says it's an unsupported file, and camsudio player which says it cannot open the video. Any suggestions? Thanks!
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fredshovelConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Sounds like Camstudio didn't process the file properly.  Camstudio is currently trying to catch up to the rest of the planet with its V6.  It may finally have decided that most of us stopped using AVIs in 1998.
Try converting the file in Super to a wmv or mpg.  If Super won't convert it, then you can bet Camstudio didn't do its job.
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This problem can be a missing codec to play this video. With mediainfo, you can check what codec is the video, and posting their result here, we can redirect you to a better solution.

In meantime, you can try install the own Camstudio Lossless codec, maybe it is the missing codec.

Mediainfo is free,
mel200Author Commented:
OK, thanks! I installed the lossless codec, still couldn't open it. The mediainfo only gives me this:
Complete name             Desktop\camstudio video\1.avi
Format                           : AVI
Format/Info                     : Audio Video Interleave
File size                        : 2.13 GiB
mel200Author Commented:
Used Winff to convert to wmv. The quality's not great, but at least I can see it now. Thanks!
Cheers.  You might want to try another conversion using either Super or a simple program called Prism, which has a limited free version.  If you do your conversion correct you shouldn't suffer and quality loss.
The quality may indeed be from Camtasia's own compression.
But when converting keep the bitrate high -- like around 600Kbps and use a high framerate like 25fps or 30fps and also keep your original resolution.
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