System requirements / installing / uninstalling AVI-IO

System requirements

You need a working Video for Windows compatible analog video capture device installed in your system and enough free HD space to store the captured video. AVI-IO runs on all 32 bit or better Windows platforms.


AVI-IO should work fine with all Video for Windows compatible analog and digital video capture devices, the following devices are known to work well with AVI-IO.

* = Warning, Pinnacle does not deliver VfW drivers for Windows NT / W2K. As a result, AVI-IO currently runs only under Windows 9x with these boards.

** = Currently capture only support. Please read

The DPS Edit Bay seems to have a driver flaw (we actually can proof that this is the case). The effect is that all of a sudden the driver only captures video and no longer audio. The message you get from AVI-IO if this happens is:

"The actual frame rate is higher than the one you requested!
Your cpature hardware/software does not support your requested
frame rate! Check your capture hardware manual for valid settings!"

Since it's not possible with this device to use the sound card of the PC to get the audio we must consider this board as "not compatible" with AVI-IO. We informed and documented DPS about the problem.

installing / uninstalling AVI-IO

The installation is very easy. Copy the file "AVI-IO.EXE" (or AVI-IO-TRIAL.EXE) to whatever directory you want and start it up from there. There are no other files in the system changed or installed except for an AVI-IO.INI that is created in the default directory if you use the "save settings" feature, or those files you create using the "save settings as.." function. There are NO registry settings or Windows directory settings created or modified. To uninstall the program, just delete "AVI-IO.EXE" (or AVI-IO-TRIAL.EXE) and the file AVI-IO.INI (both located in the default AVI-IO directory).

AVI-IO supports the following command line parameters:

-s This parameters causes avi-io NOT to check the available space on a drive. This option was intorduced since Win9X seems to have difficulties to see more than 2GB of free HD space on remote (networked) drives. If you use this option you can enter the available space of a drive in the "use MB on this drive" field of the
"Add/Modify Disc" dialog.

Any path and filename of an ini file created by AVI-IO

You can specify the path to any ini file you created on the command line of avi-io. This is having the effect that this ini file is loaded first instead of the default "avi-io.ini" file.
-p This parameters causes avi-io to immediately start playing the files in the play list. If AVI-IO is started up like this, AVI-IO quit's from running after the playback is finshed.