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What method are you using to create your Xvid file from Premiere Elements and what settings are you using?
I export out to a Microsoft AVI, No audio. Then I use the Xvid MPEG-4 codec, with millions of colours.
It is at a wide screen resolution so 1280 x 720
The Xvid codec is set to maximum quality (although iv tried it at various different qualities and got the same problem)
The display encoding status windows instantly crashes PE7 so that is disabled.
With the profile @ level set to HighDef (but im not sure what this actually does, it was just left as default)
Done and 25Fps
To a square pixel ratio
With a maintain data rate recompress selection.
I think this is all I can tell you. Unless there is some vital part I am overlooking.
It could be, since you're using such high compression, that your computer simply doesn't have enough power to play a file at that quality and frame size setting.
As an experiment, what happens if you export an Xvid file at 425x240?
When you export to XviD or DivX, make sure that the distance between keyframes is 3 or less.
In addition, for DivX at least, you will need to open the file in VirtualDub and then save it after setting the Direct Stream Copy settings under the video and audio menus and setting XviD as the compressor. Premiere Elements does not create correct containers and running it through VirtualDub will fix it by remuxing the streams without transcoding them again.
Ive managed to narrow it down a little; and for the meantime fix the problem.
from the final edited PE7 file, I render to .TGA's and then I put them back into my 3D animation package (3D studio max) and I can then use its Video Posting function to export those .TGA's to an Xvid.
This Xvid is then really good quality and plays perfectly.
This sorts the problem for now, but it also points out that its defiantly not a computer issue while playing the Xvids; it must be a PE7 error while exporting.
Thanks for your help so far.