I spent most of the evening trying to download Super from www.erightsoft.com/super.html . I finally gave up and decided that their website was overloaded. This morning I downloaded it fine using Firefox onto my XP machine. However as I got to the end of installing it, I kept getting an error message saying that the Windows\System32\Smab0.dll could not be installed because it may be in use. I had no other applications running. I clicked on cancel and it continued to install but the program would never come up. I tried installin again... same thing.
Here is my goal: My wife has a website, that I built, a couple of years ago called www.imnotafraidpublications.com . She sells her GED Math books from this site and has a couple of testimony pages from students and teachers. Currently she only has photos and written testimonies. Recently she purchased a Flip Video Ultra camcorder from Pure Digital Technologies. She intends to get her students and fellow teachers to do video testimonies. I, again, drew the short straw and was asked implement this new project onto her website. My background is construction so computers are a far thing from my field of expertise. I have one teacher testimony to work with as I try to pioneer this new project.
The first thing I noticed on the video recording was that the sound was too quiet. The Flip had no editing software that could edit the sound... so I imported it to Virtual Dub and managed to export only the sound into a .WAV file. I then imported the .WAV file into my Sonar audio recording program and Normalized the signal to the loudest possible level. I then used Windows Movie Maker and imported the original Flip .avi file and also the normalized .wav file. I was able to combine the two and save the file. It sounded much better with the audio volumn being up where it needs to be. However the file is now saved as a .wmv. That was my only choice on Windows Movie Maker.
Armed with an edited .wmv file, I am now looking to convert to .mov format for QuickTime or the .flv for Flash Media. I am open to using either player on her site.
DreamHost says that it can convert to .flv from .avi, . mov, or .mpg but they do not list .wmv.
I was hoping SUPER would do this for me but I have having trouble getting it to install.
I am not married to any of this process... and I am open to any other process that will get me the results I am looking for, namely: using Flip Video Ultra - editing the sound up to a higher volumn - saving it into a .mov or .flv format
One thing that I am running up against is the codec thing of which I am struggling to get my head around. Flip uses 3ivx MPEG-4. I think the codec would be the 3ivx part. Apparently I need to have this installed on my computer so another media editor can open my file into their program. Some editing programs will open it and some won't.
Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
My personal music site is www.rexbernard.com . I have successfully gotten the audio working using Itune's player with the help of forum geeks contributing some thorough HTML code. My hat is off to all you you guys who hang out on these forums and kindly help us boneheads and wannabes. Thank You Very MUCH!
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