|In this section
I'll answer all the common questions I received by mail
from the users of VDM. Look in here if you have a
question also. When there's no answer you can always mail
me instead ([email protected]).
Q: Why should I use Voodoomovie?
1) Your 2D card is
not one of the newest and doesn't support bilinear
stretching or is slow
Q: When I try to install the program it installs some files untill it reaches 75% and says Unable to register the dll/ocx(dll register returned -2147221164).
There are other variants but they all mean the same. The renderer couldn't be fit in the active movie system or your glide is not functioning. Reinstall glide or active movie and this error is usually gone. Even reinstalling windows does help. Active movie is easy to corrupt (e.g. by installing other movie programs) unfortunately.
Q: When I start playing a movie an error "Could not open direct3d device!" pops up and the movie is played in a normal window.
This could be caused by a bug in the voodoomovie properties. On voodoo cards (voodoo 2, voodoo 3) the property page reports 16 bit, 24 bit and 32 bit video modes. But only the 16 bit video modes do work in 3d mode. So if you have selected a 24 or 32 bit mode the "Could not open direct3d device!" error pops up. This bug is fixed in the next version of voodoomovie.
Q: After I open a movie with the Active Movie Control, the screen stays blank. What to do?
Very easy, press CTRL-R or SPACE to start playing. Opening a movie with the control instead by doubleklicking needs to be started manually.
Q: I'm using Media Player 7.0 and I only get errors when I try to play a movie with Voodoomovie.
Currently Voodoomovie doesn't work with Media Player 7.0. You have to use version 6.4 to get Voodoomovie working.
Q: When I doubleclick on a .dat file (The file on VCD's) windows doesn't start Active Movie. How do I fix that?
Q: I tried all the keyboard shortcut mentioned in the manual and in this faq but they don't do anything. What's wrong?
Microsoft updated the media player to version 6.1 and also replaces the active movie player. You probably use this player now to play the movies (most windows98 users do). This player uses different keyboard shortcuts to control the movie. The following list shows the most commone ones: