For the past 4 months I've been making fandom videos and creating a script for a sims 2 series. Now that I'm almost done with the script/screenplay I want to get started on filming the series with Sims 2. However here's the problem, recently I found out that my computer will only let me do one or the other. What I mean is that the comp can't read one type of video file because it is programed to read another. Codec problems are such a drag. The only way I can switch back and forth is if I restored the computer back to factory settings each time, and I believe that wouldn't be wise really, and not to mention really annoying.
I've downloaded a codec pack K-Lite Codec Pack http://www.codecguide.com/ so that I could edit fandom videos (like from my own movie dvds) that are also .avi files. I use Sony Vegas 8 to make all my movies, however now I am unable to view any of my Sims 2 video's on Vegas, I can open it in the project media but it won't be accepted into the timeline. I tried uninstalling the codec pack but that didn't do anything, in fact it made it worse because then I wasn't even able to open my (tv/movie) fan videos either.
I also have Xvid and Any video Converter, I've attempted converting my sims 2 videos into mpg4 files on that program but they look like crap (even after having all settings on high)
I am able to open the files on WMM, but I'd really love to be able to just put them straight into Sony Vegas once again.
Ohh and now when I try to make videos in Sims 2 it only allows me to make with the VERY HIGH quality which is WAY too much and really slows down my computer. It takes a whole minute just too film one second which takes a whole GB!
Right now my computer has sony vegas set on reading only the fandom .avi vid files and I found out in order for me to be able to edit the sims 2 .avi files I'll have to restore the computer to get my old codecs back. Doesn't really make sense to me but someone was really nice enough to explain it all to me on sims2.com and I don't really know of any other way to fix this.
Have any suggestions?