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Using DivX Codecs with CamStudio
Okay guys. I researched this a bunch, and saw no good solutions in my top-10 Google results, so I'm hoping this can help some people.
First off, how to get the DivX Codecs. This is pretty straightforward, actually. AFTER you've installed CamStudio, go to www.divx.com and navigate your way to their Codec Pack (or cheat and use this url: http://www.divx.com/en/software/divx-plus/codec-pack
). Once there, click the "Free Download" button to obtain your codec pack. Download and install as instructed by their documentation. When finished, pick DivX as your compressor under CamStudio's Options > Video Options menu.
Now, for some people this seems to do the trick. Test it out, and if it works, congratulations. If, however, you are one of the hundreds of people who encounter the "Error encoding AVI with current compressor..." message (myself included), you need to do the following:
1) Go to Options > Record to Flash Options and UNCHECK "Delete the Intermediate AVI file upon completion"
2) Click the "SWF" button to switch to "Record to SWF" mode
3) After recording your video as desired, SWF Producer will launch and begin converting your AVI into flash. At this point, either let it finish, or pull up Task Manager (Ctrl + Alt + Delete) and "End Task" it.
4) Navigate to your default save location and take a look. In addition to the .swf file, there should be a nice, shiny .avi file waiting for you.