missing thumbnail decoder????

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by mazer77, Feb 5, 2005.

  1. Justin Thyme

    Justin Thyme Contra sceleris

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    There are some odd Sonic filters I don't have on any of my 4 machines. By any chance did you have earlier versions of MyDVD or DvdIt on your machine prior to loading the latest? (could be that it was installed automatically as a DVD burner bundle). Check the control panel applications install/ uninstall.
    First unreg the sonic scaler and have a go. I don't have that one. (I have the 9x8 filter, but not the Roxio filter.) If that does nothing, leave it unreg'd and read on.

    My graph path is identical except for the Sonic splitter.

    As I said, I don't have the sonic splitter on any of the machines that work. So, without a clue why a splitter would screw up a known good decoder, just because it is simple, how about trying Unreg'ing that one. Be sure and save all unreg command lines in a file as I warned. It makes it easy to undo stuff later.

    After unreging, redrop the .tivo and see what it comes up with. See if there is any affect on MyDVD by restarting it.

    In graphedit, what I see in my graphs is just like yours, except "MPEG-2 Splitter" in place of the sonic one. This is a generic demuxer from MS. You need to keep unreging (or setting the priority lower) on the splitter/demuxers that occupy that slot until you get this one in this position. It is standard with XP, so you should have it.

    I also don't have the Sonic Mpeg decoder. On most of my machines, the only things I see with Sonic all say sonic cinemaster, except one that says Sonic DVD-VR navigator.

    So if you are still hosed on the scaler, unreg everything Sonic that doesn't fit that description.

    Then give it a go. By this point, if it is not working, you may be reminded of the Boys in the hall skit with the husband washing the temperamental car in order to persuade the engine to turn over.

    At this point my car washing opinion would be that there are other filters that are interfering downstream of the decoder.

    Known trouble filters are from Nero. Try temporarily unreging all of those without consideration of what their names are. Sonic acquired Roxio so on the off chance that they give any preference to Roxio filters, unreg those too.

    It is a hell of a pain, but if you keep accurate notes, you can send them into Sonic support and post them here and either they can fix it, or at least have accurate information to troubleshoot users in the same boat.

    Let me know what you find out. This is an interesting problem.
     
  2. Grinderhand

    Grinderhand New Member

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    Unreged the Sonic scaler, uninstalled Nero and Roxio completely and checked to make sure their associated DS filters were gone, still no go. At this point, I think it's best to cut my losses and time invested and call Sonic for a refund. They obviously still have a lot of work to do as far as compatibility issues and I'm in no mood to be a guinea pig.

    Thanks for your help in trying to nail this down, Justin Thyme. Very much appreciated.
     
  3. raianoat

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  4. Justin Thyme

    Justin Thyme Contra sceleris

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    Well rats. Sorry to hear it didn't work out for you. Would have been cool to figure it out for others, but that's not your job and it was Sonic's responsibility to only allow the loading of known good filters.

    You can do what many do and use other editors. You can use Ulead's for 30 days while or Nero Express trial for 15 days.

    I bought Ulead but I know Nero has a lot more features for doing other stuff. I'm just interested in quickly doing my edits without fiddling with a lot of stuff so I found Ulead was a better fit. Best to try both and give them an even chance and decide best fit for you.

    You may also be interested in this reading. Perhaps learning this arcane stuff about filters was not totally wasted time.

    Hope things work out for you.
     
  5. HiddenSky

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    Try unregistering the Xvid decoder. It worked for me.
     
  6. Grinderhand

    Grinderhand New Member

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    Thanks for the suggestion, but that didn't do it either.

    You're right, Justin Thyme, that was some interesting reading. NeroVision Express seems to be working just fine for me. Just created my first Deadwood S2 disk and it plays perfectly. I've sent Sonic back their disk and a refund is on the way (or so they say...check's in the mail etc.). I'll stick with Nero for a while until something more robust (that works) comes along. Thanks for all your help.
     
  7. fdawg

    fdawg New Member

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    after dealing with this myself for sometime (uninstalling, reinstalling, removing other vid-related programs, reinstalling again, etc., etc., etc.) i finally found the answer...

    [apparently I can't post a URL?! "Your Post contains one or more URLs or image calls, please remove them before submitting your message again. To prevent the abuse of spam, we have set this restriction in place until after you make 5 posts. "] so just google 'xpcodecpack' or PM me for the URL I guess, that's a stupid rule, though, especially it it's keeping people from getting the help they've asked for.




    this is a free codec pack that has EVERYTHING you could need, and after installing and rebooting VIOLLA! Works perfectly!

    like i said, it's a free codec pack w/ no adware/spyware.


    i'm not affiliated with the place at all, just thought i'd share because this has been driving me crazy for a few weeks.
     
  8. Jeeters

    Jeeters Registered Snoozer

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    Tried installing it. Didn't help me. I guess it's one of those 'your mileage may vary' solutions. :(
     
  9. Justin B

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    I have never been so fustrated with a program in my life!

    I don't no what tivo is, so im not talking about that. I'm trying to burn Scary Movie 3... to no avail. I get the same error message as everyone else (could not load the thumbnail or something... error code 47010). I have downloaded and installed numerous decoders... including xvid ones and ones that the sites say sre specefically for the type of file that scary movie 3 is (Mpeg - 3 layer i think). I cant reinstall this program because it come with my computer preinstalled, no backup disks or anything. PLEASE HELP :confused:
     
  10. eao1

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    I too have the same problem and have no backup discs the sonic kit came on my laptop does any1 know how 2 resolve the problem,,,,,,,please help :(
     
  11. mehm

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    Hi, I had/have the same problem this thread is talking about, and seem to have found a way around it. Though it seems like it should make no difference, give this a try. Most video's I try to burn using MyDVD work just fine with a regular drag and drop. The ones that give me the "Cannot create thumbnail error", I load like this. Open an explorer window. Browse to the folder that contains the video you want to get into MyDVD. From the view menu, choose thumbnails. A thumbnail should be built for each video file in the folder. Drag this file onto the MyDVD window. So far, this works for me for every movie type I have had problems with.

    Hope that helps!

    MEHM
     
  12. gece

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    Ca marche le pack de XPCODECPACK . Merci FDAWG et bravo .I had the same problem with my new PC ( HP ) with Sonic MyDVD installed directly on pc . And same error message : "Création de miniatures impossible . Vérifiez si le décodeur installé est approprié.-47010 " . Before I charge WMP v11 and a soft DiVX ( for codecs ) it works . I have tried plenty of things ( among come back to WMP v10 without results ) . I have visited many website in French for this problem , but nobody gets the solution . I have asked Sonic / Roxio , and HP for this problem ( only 3 hours ago ) . And I have read the proposal of FDAWG , I have try it without conviction ( after had tried to install/uninstall lot of others ) , and it s really the best way to suppress all problems . Thank you very much from France .
     
  13. ecwcwwe

    ecwcwwe New Member

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    I was googling, and this was the first place I found to be talking about the problem. After a while of trying some of the methods here, I found one myself that seemed to work pretty well

    Program Files > Divx > DivX Codec > Configure> "Decoder" tab > uncheck "use advanced hardware overlay"
    After that, I was able to burn em onto a DVD. If this helps other people, good. If not, sorry my method didnt help
     
  14. Captain Beeyond

    Captain Beeyond New Member

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    Try K-Lite Codec Pack, Full Version. It finally fixed the problem for me.
    I spent several hours trying to fix this problem, although not sure what caused it because Sonic used to work fine with any AVI files... until today when I got the:

    "Could not make a thumbnail. Make sure you have the appropriate decoder installed. -47010" error message.

    I tried uninstalling, then reinstalling Sonic applications but to no avail. I tried about half dozen different codec packs and then K-Lite Codec fixed it. While it was installing, it found the other codecs that were present on my computer and uninstalled them for me. It also found some broken files and deleted them. When it was finished, Sonic worked fine again.

    I expect that an experienced computer wiz could find the broken files, delete them and uninstall all of the previous codecs. K-Lite is nice because it was all done during the installation - none of the other codec packs did that. Hope this helps.
     
  15. ilovemovies

    ilovemovies New Member

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    thank you! thank you! ecwcwwe. this was great advice and it really really worked.
     
  16. gece

    gece New Member

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    It works with XPCODECPACK but I had problems ( no sound ) on some TV web site . I have tried K-Lite Codec Full Pack .It works better with K-Lite Codec Full Pack . No problem with Sonic , and with TV web sites , sounds .
     
  17. cactusbay10

    cactusbay10 New Member

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    This has been DRIVING ME CRAZY!!! however, the drag and drop seemed to work great...i tried it with a file i had tried to simply open, and it worked!! I was so relieved, because i don't think i have the discs to reinstall. The program came with the computer.
    i recently took regained possession of my desktop, and was all excited to burn DVDs and got the same error "could not create thumbnail" blah blah blah. IT worked BEFORE!! the computer had been reformatted, so not sure if that had anything to do with sonic taking a fit.
     
  18. LONDON1939

    LONDON1939 New Member

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    HELLO MY FRIEND, I WANT TO CONGRATULATE YOU.

    I FOLLOWED YOUR DIRECTIONS AND THE ERROR MESSAGE ABOUT THE "THUMBNAIL" DIDN'T APPEAR AND I'M ABLE TO USE "MYDVD" TO BURN THE MOVIE FILE ONTO A BLANK DISC.

    THANKYOU FOR YOUR GREAT HELP.
     

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