I have over 100GB of family video going back almost 3 years that I am now beginning to edit.
My problem is with software that shows the date & time for my DV AVI files.
I am using Windows 7 x64 and Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.
I have DVDate 7.1.1 which I have used for years without an issue.
However, when I try to open a DV AVI file in DVDate, it says "seems to not be a correct AVI file".
It have 4 selections for the codec to use and none of them work.
I also tried a program called DVMP Pro 5 (Demo) and it also gave me an error message.
I can playback my DV AVI files in MPC Home Cinema no problem.
I have FFDSHow installed and DV set to the libvacodec. Nothing changes if I disable it in FFDShow, either.
I have tried the Panasonic DV Codec and the Cedocida DV Codec.
I even downloaded the DirectShow Filter Manager, removed the 3 entries for DV muxer, splitter and decoder. I clicked the option to "Restore Standard DirectX codecs".
If I open my DV AVI files in DVDate on my wife's laptop (Windows 7 Home x64) it works fine.
Does anyone else have other ideas?
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I have had exactly the same problem under Vista 64. When I upgraded to Windows 7 it worked flawlessly. I think it was probably a corrupted file or dll somewhere which was put right during the upgrade.
Try ccleaner to fix any issue with the registery, get rid of all of the unused files and disable any startup programs, uninstall dvdate, reboot and reinstall a fresh copy of dvdate.
You may try right click on dvdate shortcut and run as admin.
Also, remove any video codecs package you may have installed earlier
That is all very basic advice directed towards novice users.
- I use CCleaner (latest version v3.0) daily.
- Very few start-up applications. I know those have nothing to do with my issue.
- DVDate is already configured to run as Admin. Again, Troubleshooting 101.
- You cannot "install" DVDate as it is a portable application. The latest version is 7.1.1 which is the same as what I have. Not that it is difficult to have the latest version of a program that has not been updated in 2 years.
- The file itself is fine because accessing the same executable over the network from my wife's laptop works fine.
- I reinstalled WMP and even tried Shark007's Windows 7 Codec pack. Still not able to open my DV AVI files in DVDate.
I suppose I will do some in-depth monitoring of file and registry access queries via Process Explorer.
After 45 minutes of Googling and digging around, I came across DV Date x64 made by a Russian developer.
It is a plugin for Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.
Unfortunately, it is not free. I have it working beautifully in my Adobe however it randomly says "DEMO" instead of the actual timecode.
I guess I'll just use some other DV Date app that is free and get on with my editing.
I have the same problem. DVDate says the file seems not to be a correct avi file. I captured the DV AVI with Windows Live Essentials and tried to open it with Magix Video Deluxe MX but it doesnt open the whole scene, but just a part of it. I was suggested to Change the file from DV-AVI Type 1 to Type 2, but i cant do it bc i cant open it with DVDate. Is that an Win 7 x64bit issue?