Instead of the normal .wav .avi .wma .mov filetype selection, MAX suddenly showed silly ascii signs (.%# for example) and I could no longer select audio.
When I try to open a file which already has audio linked to it, I get an error message from max (can't load the audio/no sound)
Aside from this audio problem, I can suddenly render to .avi no longer (MCI driver error)
The same thing happens when I try to open a video or audio file in Adobe Premiere.
The file won't play.
When I try to start it I get the following message.
"MCI error. Unable to open the AVI MCI driver. Too many drivers loaded."
Scrolling through the .avi is not a problem, and editing on the timeline is also no problem.
It only shows the error when I doubleclick/play a .avi directly.
But since placing in/out points is usualy done this way, I'm realy limited in editing video at the moment.
If I play an .avi in Windows(98) mediaplayer, it's 100% okay (no errors)
And (from Adobe Premiere) I can render to all filetypes/compressors that I have installed.
I also haven't installed any new codecs or equiptment the last few days.
I've tried re-installing 3dsmax, but the MCI errors seem to be here to stay.
Does anyone have a problem on how to fix this (without going for a full format c: and re-installing windows) because it's one serious problem.
I'm not getting any help from the diff. helpdesks either.
The problem is in windows98 (somewhere), but I have no clue where.
My system has been running in the current configuration/instalation for a couple of months without ever having problems with codecs/avi's.
I'm curently editing a project for a client, which needs to be done by friday...needles to say, I'm getting a bit stressed.
Does anyone know how I can solve this..PLEASE?!