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I have a AVI file shot from my miniDV camera and I get half size photos.

How I fix this problem?

Some of you guys reported that on certain configurations Video2Photo captures Half-Resolution (360x288 or 360x240) stills.

What's wrong?

Sorry but this is not really Video2Photo's fault.
Type1 DV-files are normally decoded by the Microsoft DV Codec (or using a third party codec in some configurations).
Those codecs displays by default the video only in half resolution.

However I can provide two hints around this problem for Video2Photo users:
1. Capture/use Type2 files (this would be recommended for future)
2. This solution is only if you use a Microsoft DV Codec (The majority of configurations have this by default)
Download and start the following registry file to set the MS-DV codec to high-resolution. hires.reg


How I get pictures from your VideoCDs and S-VideoCDs?

To get pictures from youd S-Video CD or VideoCD just open the AVSEQ01.MPG or AVSEQ01.DAT in MPEG2 or MPEGAV folder of your CD Drive.

To get pictures from a S-Video CD you need an MPEG-2 decoder installed (usually bundled with a DVD Player Software).

One decoder which I recommend is:
MoonLight Elecard MPEG-2 Decoder (But take care. It is not free :( Has an expiration )

VideoCDs needs an MPEG-1 decoder which is bundled in all current versions of Windows/DirectX (XP, 2000, ME, 98)


How to install additional codecs?

Video2Photo uses the same technology used in Windows Media Player to play files. Therefore for a particular AVI file you need to have the appropriate codec installed on your system. To be sure that you are up to date with your codecs use following links which the author recommends:
  • Microsoft Windows Media
    The Windows Media 9 Series Codec Install Package is used to install the latest Windows Media codecs. This package can be used as an alternative to automatically downloading Windows Media Codecs, or to correct problems experienced with previously-downloaded codecs.
  • Nimo's codec packs
    Here is a bunch of codecs in this package. Of course Video2Photo will not use all of them but some can become very useful. FAQ's here.

As mentioned in FAQ Section if you have problems with reading a AVI file try first to open it in Windows Media Player and later retry in Video2Photo.



Why sometimes I get empty photos when extracting?

This usually happens from certain AVI or MPEG-2 videos. If so, would be recommended to install DirectX 9 and activate VMR in Video2Photo's 1st screen. If still this doesn't fix the problem you can look for other MPEG-2 codecs.



How to write Output Plug-ins?

Output plug-ins are standalone executable files which are called from Video2Photo to process the rendered files.

For more information check a short design specification.


How to write my own plug-in?

You can write your own plug-ins by requesting the Video2Photo Plug-in SDK. This package consists of a source code sample of a simple Lumakey plug-in and few Borland Delphi precompiled units (DCU). If you want to write plug-ins for Video2Photo or get the SDK contact the author (E-mail: Please start you e-mail client and type the e-mail address which you see on screen.).

Before asking the SDK follow this link to see if you are prepared: