I used to edit videos on my brothers PC, but when he switched from some Adobe software version to another Adobe software I just didn't understand (and made the old files incompatible with the new), I quit editing. He wants to get rid of many files that are made by me, so, I decided to try Videomeld, as I already knew about that program from downloading Goldwave.
So I downloaded VideoMeld 1.56 from this website.
Unfortunately, I experience the same error mentioned in this topic besides an extra one: I refrain from being 'up front' with new software most of the time to avoid messy bugs, but with DirectX I seem to be to advanced: I get the message 'No accelerated DirectX 10.1 display driver found. Using slower GDI+ display driver.' when opening VideoMeld.
As I'm using a PC not really designed for heavy graphic operations, this could very well be down to my PC, but as DirectX 11 is installed, I first thought this was down to a version of DirectX being to old.
I also followed the same steps mentioned in this topic (and by VideoMeld itself) to download the required decoders, but to no avail. I even tried to get FFMpeg manually on my PC, but that didn't work as well.
What strikes me is that VideoMeld itself seems to be unable to 'see' or 'understand' the required files. The files are there when I just open the specified folder via Windows, but VideoMeld says 'No search-results' when I browse to the required folder manually in the dialog-window 'Configure VideoMeld' under 'Options'.
I decided that I would mess around with some files (i'm not such a whizzkid), as the dialog-window seems to look for a folder-structure that isn't there. When choosing 'Browse' from the dialog 'Configure VideoMeld', it states something like 'FFmpeg/libav Folder' in the title-bar from the dialog that pops-up.
So I just made those folders myself and copied every file in the ProgramData/VideoMeld/Decoders folder to ProgramData/Videomeld/FFMpeg/Libav where the bold stated folders were made by me.
Again, to no avail.
I than asked my brother to download the same evaluation copy I downloaded, to see if this was a PC-issue or not. Unfortunately, he encounters the same error, also after downloading the files from the 'download' button in the dialog 'Configure VideoMeld'.
He thought it was a file-number issue, as older versions of avcodec-xx.dll are present on his PC, stating a different number behind avcodec (or even none). As avcodec-56.dll is in the VideoMeld/Decoders folder and the file-path window for FFMpeg states 'FFmpeg folder for avcodec.dll' he tried to rename the file to avcodec.dll, but to no luck: the error than changes to 'Can't find avcodec-56.dll on the system'.
He tried multiple files, but the result is the same everytime: the codec can't be found and thus audio can't be loaded with the video. He also download FFMpeg seperately from FFMpeg.org, with no luck as well.
Windows 7 Pro 64 bit (6.1, Build 7601)
on a Dell OptiPlex 990
with Intel Core i5-2400 CPU @ 3,1 GHz (4-CPU's)
Memory: 16 GB
DirectX-version: DirectX 11
Loudspeakers (2- High Definition Audio Device)
Hardware ID: HDaudio/FUNC_01&VEN-10EC&DEV_0269&SUBS (I'm sorry, the rest can't be seen)
The file I try to import has audio on a constant bitrate of 1,5 MBps, 48 kHz samping rate and 16-bits wide.
The only thing that DOES work, is when my brother loads a video-file without sound: the file can be processed (meld) to something new and this works fine.
Any help would be gladly appreciated, as Videomeld is definitely my first 'weapon of choice' when it comes to dealing with all my old video files.