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  1. Tried out the VirtualDub, it gives me an error message saying

    "Couldn't locate decompressor for format 'XVID' (unknown)

    VirtualDub requires a Video for Windows (VFW) compatible codec to decompress video. DirectShow codecs, such as those used by Windows Media Player, are not suitable.

    I'm stumped now... and I'm feeling really noobish. *cry*

  2. I've been trying to find a way to cut out the majority of a video I have, to create a file that just has a short clip from the video. I can watch the video just fine in winamp, WMP, WMPclassic (preferred choice--slimmer interface), videoLAN, and pretty much any other movie player program. I know I have the codecs to play back the video (Obviously, if I can play them in the different media players), but whenever I try to import the video into a program such as Windows Movie Maker, or Video Edit Magic, it says I don't have the appropriate codecs, the program can't open the file, and it fails to automatically download the appropriate codec.

    Some of the programs suggest I open up the video in Windows Media Player to have it download the codec... but doing this just plays the video, since I -do- have the codecs installed on my computer. I'm at a complete loss as to what to do now.

    The video in question is roughly 45 minutes long (I'm wanting to cut out a 1 minute clip), and is a .avi file, with Mpeg layer 3 audio. 23 frames / second, 528x288 resolution, video is 92kbps bitrate, audio is 130kbps bitrate.

    Are there any suggestions as to what I can do to solve the problem?

  3. Thanks for the offer of help though, al3xand3r.

    I like the looks of the heatsink you suggested, CH, but I'm not sure if it will fit inside of my computer. I'm running with that A8N5X mobo, and a monstrous eVGA 7800GT in the first PCI-e slot. It's nearly on top of my fan as it is. I'll try and get a picture of it to show soon, if I can...

    I've also looked at getting this one instead http://www.svc.com/zanoco.html

    It's cheaper, and is more likely to fit. Any idea if it has enough surface area still to run without needing a fan?

    And in the meantime, the fan seems to be working fine again. (for now at least)

  4. Okay, just today my chipset fan has started being very, very noisy... sounds kind of like something's maybe grinding. I shut down the computer, opened up the case, and cleared out a bunch of dust hoping that might help, but it's still just as bad, and any time the computer's on, the metal around the base of the chipset fan is very hot to the touch - moreso than I believe is safe for the computer.

    I'm worried that the chipset fan is going to fail soon, or already is failing, and not entirely sure how to go about fixing this, or how deadly of a problem it is. My motherboard's an ASUS A8N5X that I bought about a year ago, and the chipset fan's just the standard one that came with the board. I've also been thinking for about half a year that I ought to buy a quieter fan.

    I've been thinking about buying this fan+heatsink, since it looks to be very quiet and quite safely cold, though I'm not sure if it'll be worth the extra cost.


    I'd appreciate any replies on what may be the problem, or what I should do. Most specifically, I'm wondering about how/if I should replace the fan, and with what, and wondering whether it's safe to continue running my computer for a few days with the noisy fan before the one I (may) order arrives.

    Edit: It sounds like the sound's resolved itself by now, and a cursory feel inside of my computer has revealed that the fan is in fact still running. I'm still debating whether or not to get a replacement fan, and wondering what to get if I do.

    Edit2: Nevermind, it just started again.

  5. Sorry Hal. The folks here can be a bit harsh at times, especially to newer users, but after you look around some more and hopefully get the feel of the place better, it should go better for you. Although, if you really have been just a listener and an occasional browser for five years, I'm guessing it's just as likely you won't stick around long. Either way, have a good time with OCR while you're here.

  6. That would make Poe hunting SO much easier.

    Something else they should have done, was have -some- sort of use for putting regular water in a bottle. No puzzles or anything for it, nothing special, you can't grow anything, there's no one who's thirsty for water.. it's all just a bunch of lame there.

    There is a use. It's there to annoy you when you're trying to bottle a fairy from a spring.

  7. Finished playing through the game. Beat the Cave of Ordeals too! (17 hearts, used two bottles of blue potion, used the magic armor for a while on the room with 2 iron knucles but ended up getting my wallet back to a full 600 rupees by the end, and didn't need to use the armor again on the 3 IK room)

    Is it just me, or was the imp form of midna insanely cooler than the human-ish form? Hotter too... but not a OGMSEX! sort of hotness. The humanish form just seemed too dead and expressionless to me, and just wierd in general.

  8. Also, since complaining's fun to do, does anyone else find Midna kind of terribly unhelpful? Both of the n64 faries would tell you about the enemy you were Z-targeted on to if you talked to them, and in general just seemed to give better advice. Talk to Midna, most of the time you just get "We need to go find the rest of the ____!" "Thanks Midna, but I figured that out before you said it the first time." Midna might be nice story-wise and everything, and new and different, but I think my favorite helper character is still Tatl.

  9. Was anyone else like... absoultely hating on the item chests in this game? Keys can be in big chests, or small. Rupees are in small chests, or big. Honestly, you wander all around Hyrule, and then "Oh, big chest! Something good, probably a piece of heart!" Then you spend ten to thirty minutes trying to figure out the puzzle for it, and then you flip the lock on it, and... *ding-a-ling-ding 100 rupees!* "Owait, my wallet's full, gotta put it back" Oh, and you can't clawshot onto the chests.

    And the compass and those stupid rupee chests in the temples. I've had a full wallet for almost the entire game, save for a few small portions, so those chests always end up cluttering the dungeon maps, and making me think that there's a good item or something I've missed in that room. No wait, it's just another rupee chest.

    Not to get me wrong. I love the game... on the seventh temple right now, and hoping to beat it by Friday, since that's when I lose the Wii to my siblings.

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