From: Karsten Suhre (
Date: Wed Jun 23 2004 - 03:07:31 CDT

Dear Jay and John,

  a collegue of mine is actually having a similar problem :

  In her case the reason is that she bought a videomach license, but the
version number is different (3.0) and so are the directory names and the
executable name (I did not succeed in renaming the files and getting
videomach starting anyhow).

  Is there a way to tell vmd that you are using a different version? And could
this be Jay's problem as well?

  Kind regards, Karsten.

On Tuesday 22 June 2004 23:49, John Stone wrote:
> Dear Jay,
> What happens if you open a command shell and try running it by hand
> like this (the quotes are necessary since the filename contains spaces):
> "c:\program files\vmd-2.7.2\vmach.exe"
> If you can't run it by hand, then VMD can't run it either.
> Another possibility is that you're trying to save the results
> into a directory or filename that contains spaces. The previous
> revs of the vmdmovie plugin didn't have a solution for a strange
> problem VideoMach has when executed the normal way, in the new
> version we've just made a change that'll make this work.
> In the mean time, make sure that the "working directory"
> setting in the vmdmovie plugin corresponds to a directory name
> that doesn't contain spaces. This is only a problem on Windows,
> the Unix versions of vmdmovie work fine with filenames containing
> spaces, this is a specific change we've made to please VideoMach on
> Windows.
> Let us know if you need more help getting this working.
> John Stone
> On Tue, Jun 22, 2004 at 04:15:27PM -0500, wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I am trying to use the movie maker plugin but it comes up with an
> > error message saying cannot execute c:\program files\vmd-2.7.2
> > \vmach.exe . I have videomach and it is installed in the
> > aforementioned path.
> >
> > Jay.

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