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Avidemux => Windows => Topic started by: isavegas on September 26, 2011, 09:31:55 AM

Title: .avi files are now saved with a lock on it! Help.
Post by: isavegas on September 26, 2011, 09:31:55 AM
Im a total newbie Im using avidemux 2.5.4 with windows 7 and 32 bits.

First two days of marking what I need with a and b, saving as file.avi and reopening in WLMM worked perfect. Today however, every clip I save is locked. If I try to open it, it cannot find it.

I don't know what happened. I have not change a single setting and am in fact using the same movie to save little clips from. No, I didnt save it as a project. I simply reopened the original video, did the blackframes.txt and muted audio then marked A and B where I needed and saved as file.avi.

Everything is set at default. The only thing that has changed on my computer is I downloaded VLC eariler today. Don't see how avidemux shld be effected however if I open a folder to look at any .avi listings I have, everything now has an orange and white cone but still saying . avi.

Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: .avi files are now saved with a lock on it! Help.
Post by: Agent_007 on September 26, 2011, 01:29:01 PM
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Today however, every clip I save is locked. If I try to open it, it cannot find it.
What are the exact error messages?
Title: Re: .avi files are now saved with a lock on it! Help.
Post by: isavegas on September 26, 2011, 10:34:03 PM
Actually there is no error msg. It saves and says its sucessful. But when I try to open it anywhere else, its either not there or I see a lock on it. Yes, I tried opening w WMM, WLMM, Wax, Windows Media and VLC.

Finally I searched for them within my computer and tried to take ownership by clicking on properties and blab blab but then all it would say is, its not there.

Now that I think of it, the saving of clips in avidemux has suddendly became much faster so it seems as if its not saving I guess.

I love how avidemux quickly moves thru a movie to save clips for other project and am looking fowards to trying some effects there but if everything I save is locked, whats the point?

Oh, this might help. I am doing nothing but simply saving certain points of a movie in avidemux. Yes, I put the A on an I frame. Im not adding extras or anything as of yet.
Title: Re: .avi files are now saved with a lock on it! Help.
Post by: isavegas on September 26, 2011, 11:45:27 PM
This may help... Im working on another project like my 17 Again music vid here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akFE4P-QCNs&feature=autoplay&list=PL476E829FEA312EFB&lf=plpp&playnext=4

Got tired of how badly WLMM uses memories (bigger the movie to split up, longer everything takes in it) that I downloaded Avidemux to speed things along. It took me only minutes to scan, find, and copy sections within a movie (in Avidemux) so that I can place smaller chucks to edit within WLMM.

With smaller chucks, wlmm no longer drags. WLMM may have a buncha stupid flaws but its all I know as of now. I also have Debugs Wax but only use that for chroma key. Too buggy and glitchy and not as user friendly enuff for me to mess w it now. Im hoping avidemux would be a more user friendly.
Title: Re: .avi files are now saved with a lock on it! Help.
Post by: Agent_007 on September 27, 2011, 01:56:07 PM
AVIdemux shouldn't lock any files permanently. And if you have closed AVIdemux, and the file still doesn't open, it sounds more like bug of some other component (like problem of thumbnail generation in Windows Explorer).
Title: Re: .avi files are now saved with a lock on it! Help.
Post by: isavegas on September 27, 2011, 09:59:20 PM
Umm, if its a bug problem then I honestly don't know what to do. I tried opening the locked files with avidemux closed but it won't even show up anywhere.

So, I open windows explorer to show the folder where Im keeping the avidemux clippings in and then I reopened avidemux to look at the locked files and then used printscreen.  Maybe this wld help

(https://avidemux.org/smif/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg851.imageshack.us%2Fimg851%2F4711%2Favidemuxproblemslocking.jpg&hash=d307bea57789eefa4b3eec8c983d876c) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/851/avidemuxproblemslocking.jpg/)

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Oh, as for thumbnail thingy, Im not using it. I do know avidemux allows u to create ur own since it doesn't do it but I havent used that feature since Im pretty much savng clips and immed transfering over to wlmm so no need for generating thumbnails.

If this image is too small let me know and Ill reupload and make bigger. Basically the one on the left which is what seen in avidemux when I save is showing extra files but with a lock on it.

The window on the right is the window explorer and shows only unlocked clips.
Title: Re: .avi files are now saved with a lock on it! Help.
Post by: isavegas on September 27, 2011, 10:04:04 PM
Oh by the way its not important that I unlock those files.... they are easy to remake and save again.

The problem is any other clips I save is all now locked. It doesnt matter what movies I put in to clip.... all are now locked.

Title: Re: .avi files are now saved with a lock on it! Help.
Post by: Jan Gruuthuse on September 28, 2011, 09:14:36 AM
If you select all the locked files, can you right click on those and change the properties from read only? De-select [v] to [ ] box for read only, I guess? Never had windows after XP. Could be you need administrator rights, perhaps booting as administrator? Could be an anti-virus thing locking these avi's, as not recognised?
Title: Re: .avi files are now saved with a lock on it! Help.
Post by: isavegas on September 28, 2011, 10:21:29 AM
Nope cannot right click and do anything including set to read or obtain ownership. Yes I am the adminstator of my own computer but not even then. Nah doubtful its my antivirus bec i havent changed anything with it and besides avidemux did save a nbr of clips wo locks until shortly after dl and installing VLC>

It seems its simply not there (the file). Thats happening w everything im saving as a clip in avidemux now.

What if I uninstalled avidemux and reinstall since it may just be a bug problem? I just hate to do something like that without being sure.

And again, what about the VLC... like I said, it started happening after I download and installed VLC. Now everything is in an orange and white cone which isnt a problem opening though. Just wondered if theres a connection.
Title: Re: .avi files are now saved with a lock on it! Help.
Post by: Agent_007 on September 28, 2011, 01:28:31 PM
VLC doesn't add any explorer extensions that would add lock icons. Neither do AVIdemux. So it is some other program doing something.
Title: Re: .avi files are now saved with a lock on it! Help.
Post by: isavegas on September 28, 2011, 02:20:01 PM
Ah, then Im at a total lost because I haven't downloaded any other softwares. What about uninstalling Avidemux and reinstalling? Is it worth a try?

What else can I look at or try? I really want to learn and use this cool program.

Thanks in meantime.
Title: Re: .avi files are now saved with a lock on it! Help.
Post by: Agent_007 on September 29, 2011, 01:29:35 PM
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What about uninstalling Avidemux and reinstalling? Is it worth a try?
I won't help.

Do these locked files have different user permissions than the rest of files?
Title: Re: .avi files are now saved with a lock on it! Help.
Post by: isavegas on September 29, 2011, 09:26:32 PM
No, they are all the same except for simply being locked. I mean yes its same user permission as rest of files.
Im wondering if i accidentally turned on or off a feature in avidemux that cld lead to that.
Title: Re: .avi files are now saved with a lock on it! Help.
Post by: Agent_007 on September 30, 2011, 12:58:29 PM
AVIdemux doesn't have any feature to change file permissions, user groups or apply locks.

What does the Windows Explorer properties show for permissions of those locked files?
Title: Re: .avi files are now saved with a lock on it! Help.
Post by: isavegas on October 07, 2011, 12:56:02 AM
Oddly enough I cannot find those locked files in windows explorer, however if I open Avidemux and use the open tab from there, I can see the locked files and look at permission.

Here's a screenshot of what permissions show. As you can see, even as an administrator of my own computer it won't let me take ownership.

(https://avidemux.org/smif/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg408.imageshack.us%2Fimg408%2F4282%2Faapermission.jpg&hash=93395e93289e8a24bd4edc100470f729) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/408/aapermission.jpg/)

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And when I try to take ownership - this is what I get

(https://avidemux.org/smif/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg821.imageshack.us%2Fimg821%2F7344%2Faalockprob.jpg&hash=9fba123f93e0e6a0fdb1d7e8974aeccc) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/821/aalockprob.jpg/)

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BTW, again, those locked clips are all coming from the same movie and settings as the unlocked files. I'm beginning to agree that it sounds like a Windows 7 problem.

Umm, found a ownership app from this help site but unsure if good idea to use it - http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1911-take-ownership-shortcut.html

Title: Re: .avi files are now saved with a lock on it! Help.
Post by: Agent_007 on October 07, 2011, 05:59:49 PM
It must be some sort of bug since Windows should always show owner for files that are on system drive.
Title: Re: .avi files are now saved with a lock on it! Help.
Post by: billybudd on October 31, 2011, 01:54:11 PM
Found my way here via Google with the same problem. Since this thread seems to be dying without a solution, I'll post this in case others are also finding their way here:

Window 7, in their amazing improvements to system security, has made it so that files saved inside the "Program Files" section are both locked and invisible or something.

Simple solution: Save your files somewhere else.
Complex solution: Search the following phrase in Microsoft related forums for more information:
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"Unable to set new owner on <file name>.
The system cannot find the file specified."
Title: Re: .avi files are now saved with a lock on it! Help.
Post by: Jan Gruuthuse on October 31, 2011, 04:57:19 PM
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Save your files somewhere else.
Glad I dropped Micro$oft Window$ for linux :)
Do you know how to open the dos box in windows 7? Previous versions had an icon like this on black background: [c:\]? Run this as an administrator? Select that icon with a right mouse click and select run as administrator. Once your in there use:
Code: [Select]
cd pathto go to that folder where locked files are, path is something like \My folder. In that folder give this command:
Code: [Select]
attrib -s -h -r filename.ext where filename.ext is the name of the file you want access to.
Title: Re: .avi files are now saved with a lock on it! Help.
Post by: parker on November 02, 2011, 08:34:55 PM
I’m not sure I understand this thread, but is this all about misplaced “compatibility files”???  Keep in mind that post-ATA XP, Vista and Win 7 come with UAC which is set to disallow any improperly coded files (which includes all AVIs) to be kept in “protected areas”, meaning those areas in which the O.S. registry resides. If the O.S. has a “merge all files” or equivalent setting enabled, you can see the files, which are actually kept in a virtual folder, but they will be displayed with a special icon, and not be available for search, etc. The easy solutions are to partition the physical drive and keep data folders away from the registry, or disable UAC, or disable the merge all files feature, which will leave you with a “compatibility files” link at the top of each (protected) folder where a compatibility file is stored.

The criticisms of Windows in this thread are certainly not deserved. This is a security feature not even available with the other O.S. mentioned, and one which can be disabled, if not desired, in Windows.
Title: Re: .avi files are now saved with a lock on it! Help.
Post by: just_once on April 08, 2012, 09:07:40 AM
Hi,

I just experienced the same problem described at the top of this thread. Then the thread moves to other topics and the actual problem described at the beginning is no longer discussed.
For sake of clarity, let me describe the problem once more

PROBLEM
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After saving some video files ok with the "save as" function, suddenly the function no longer works. What happens is that:
- the files seem to be saved ok, no error messages are displayed
- however, the files do not show up in Windows Explorer in the folder where they should appear
- on the other hand, the files show up when opening the same folder with the "save as" function of Avidemux
- but the icons appear with a small lock icon on them, and don't open when you try to within Avidemux
I couldn't find any other discussions about this problem anywhere on the internet, but I found a simple solution myself, so I'm posting it here hoping it helps someone else who might stumble upon the same problem and get stuck with it.

SOLUTION
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Uninstall Avidemux and reinstall it. The "save as" function will work again as expected.

Cheers,

Mike

PS: Please note I have registered here only to post this solution in hope it helps other people experiencing the same problem. I won't be logging in again unless I find another problem and/or solution.