Cannot start video compression VirtualDub Error

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In order to easily watch a movie over the web, I usually compress the size of a video file. I have Windows Movie maker installed on windows XP machine for the same.

I perform the following action on a Video file and get an error message. I open the program, Click on Import Video, later I select the file, drag it down to the location and then when I click on save action, a dialog box pop’s up.

Hope the above information helps you to find a solution for my error.

VirtualDub Error Cannot start video compression: The source image format is not acceptable. (error code -2)

VirtualDub Error

Cannot start video compression:

The source image format is not acceptable.

(error code -2)

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Answered By 0 points N/A #115056

Cannot start video compression VirtualDub Error

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Hi Shawn Campbell,

Can you provide some info on what file you were trying to compress when the error showed up?

"Cannot start video compression: The source image format is not acceptable. (error code -2)" indicates that the format of the video you are trying to process with VirtualDub is unsupported. For starters, please download and install the latest VirtualDub from here:

(http://sourceforge.net/projects/virtualdub/?source=dlp)

Another, more practical suggestion I can give is to switch to other user-friendly video conversion apps such as:

Freemake Video Converter, SUPER, iWisoft Free Video Converter, or Format Factory.

The above applications are all excellent choices, are more user-friendly than Virtualdub and are totally free.

Hope this helps!

Answered By 0 points N/A #196466

Cannot start video compression VirtualDub Error

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Hello,

I encountered the same error on Windows 98. I was finally able to figure out that I was setting up Xvid and was never actually choosing the stats file which was trying to use an incomplete one.

I was not used to the new GUI of the codec. It puts the stats file settings under advanced options but not up front where they used to be.

I hope this information is helpful.

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