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Flip4Mac watermark after using Viddy Up
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Author:  pdengler [ Sat Aug 19, 2006 12:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Flip4Mac watermark after using Viddy Up

I downloaded a .avi music video that played fine, when I dropped it onto Viddy Up to encode for the iPod, it worked fine but left a water mark from Flip4Mac! I have the Flip4Mac free plug in installed but I'm not interested in upgrading to a pay version - any idea what gives?

Author:  keithg [ Sat Aug 19, 2006 9:29 pm ]
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It's possible the AVI you have contains a track encoded with a codec that only the Flip4Mac plugin understands, but it could be there's a misunderstanding that's led Flip4Mac to take over what would otherwise be a free decoding/encoding sequence handled by either the standard QuickTime components or a free third-party component. Can you send over a link so we can download and examine the AVI file?

Author:  Peter321 [ Sun Oct 08, 2006 4:44 am ]
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Any news regarding this?

A friend of mine just experienced the same problem - I can try and get the file if you want it.


Author:  keithg [ Sun Oct 08, 2006 7:46 am ]
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No news - we never received a copy of the AVI.

Can you send your friend's file? If it's available online we only need a link or the exact Limewire/Torrent file name. If it's small enough to send via email send it to support@splasm.com. Thanks!

Author:  Peter321 [ Sun Oct 08, 2006 1:18 pm ]
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I have just sent you 2 files via email:

A 10 second clip of the original (in a QT .Mov container) and the ViddyUp processed one.

One interesting thing is, that I we tried this on 2 mac's and the problem only occured on one of them.

The difference? - the Mac without problems had a Flip4Mac WMV Studio license

So it seems that if you have the Flip4Mac Studio license you can export without the watermark - if you only have the free Flip4Mac you can't.

Maybe that can bring you closer to the problem?

Author:  keithg [ Sun Oct 08, 2006 1:31 pm ]
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Thanks for sending the files. We just looked over them and it's clear that the AVI file contains Windows Media 9 video data. That's why the one Mac works fine with it while the other does not - Flip4Mac users must license at least Flip4Mac Player Pro in order to export Windows Media content to other formats from QuickTime applications like ViddyUp!. I wish there was a viable workaround from QuickTime but the only way to process these files, without licensing Flip4Mac Player Pro or higher, is to forego QuickTime and use a tool based on ffmpeg.

Author:  Peter321 [ Sun Oct 08, 2006 1:43 pm ]
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Too bad, but at least we cleared up what was causing the problem.

So if one needs to convert a lot of WMV9 files, you need to purchase the $29 Pro Player from Flip4Mac.

Not a huge amount, but compared to the price of your excellent software it's a bit steep :?

Thanks for you quick response, ViddyUp is a great piece of software.

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