Ok I'm new to this and I've tried this process 4 times now and still no luck. Let me explain..
Firstly I wanted to make a backup of my Mission Impossible 2 Movie to DivX and put it on cd. I read through the Faq (on this site) on how to do this and completed every detail.
I ripped the movie using SmartRipper, everything ok so far.
I then input all the settings into Vidomi as explained in the Faq (VOB -> DivX). I want it to make a DivX to fit on one 700mb cd. (I'm using DivX Pro 5.03).
I click process and then go to sleep. Then I find in the morning that Vidomi stopped pretty soon after because Windows 2000 ran out of Virtual Memory. Darn. So I fix that up for the next night and increase Windows Virtual Memory to the max of 4095mb. I start encoding to divX again and I get the message Windows is increasing my virtual memory. Ok sweet and I go back to bed.
Then I get up the morning and find that Vidomi has stopped at 98% on the final pass and there is a box on the screen saying windows had run out of Memory/RAM. What the..! I take this in stride and blame it on windows poor memory management. There is a 160mb Avi file residue on the hard drive, that can't be played.
Next night, I set up FreeMem Pro and tell it to make memory freeups regularly, and have it force free-ups as well just in case. I also disable Nortons antivirus and other stuff that doesn't need to be running. I set up Vidomi again, click start, and go to sleep again :). I wake up in the morning and find that the same memory error message up again, and vidomi stopped at 98% done again!!
I have no idea whats going on or why its stopping.
Here are my computer specs. Toshiba Laptop, 1.5Ghz Celeron, 256mb ram, 20gb hdd, Windows 2000 Pro.
The computer is set up with 2 partions each of roughly 10Gb each. I boot into the D partition as it has Windows on it. The D partition has 4400mb free on it. I have the VOB files on the C partition and that has about 2300mb free on it.
I am saving the avi file to the C partition because I figure the Windows(D) needs all the space for the swap file? There should be sufficient space left over on the C partition if I'm only making a 700mb Avi file?
So whats going on?? Why does Vidomi stop encoding? Any other tips?
Any help much appreciated,