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Q: When I click on an attachment to open an email video clip I get a small screen in the top left hand corner but I can't make the screen any bigger is there anyway to do this.
A: You have not specified what program you are using to view the clip but probably it cannot be enlarged or at best it can only be slightly enlarged without a significant loss of quality.
The reason for this is that in order to send a video clip by email the file size has to be greatly reduced. The frame rate for movies is usually 24 frames per second (fps). Even for a one minute clip the number of frames is 1440, so if you have larger images the file size grows very quickly and for this reason e-mail versions have small images. By comparison a one minute uncompressed QuickTime movie with a frame size of 720x480 running at 30 fps will be 1.8 GB!
Q: I have (almost) successfully upgraded one computer from 98 to XP Pro. The 'almost' is because the scanner will not work now and I wonder whether it has to go the way of 98. It is an AGFA scanner and the error message I get on running it is: "A SCSI problem has occurred. Open the log file to find out more". Scanwise.log says that above again plus: "ERROR TAG: ERR SCSI_WINASPI_LOAD ERROR STRING: Failed to load WINASPI". WINASPI was absent from Windows\System in XP so I transferred the old one from 98 Windows\System but that didn't fix it. It still produces the same error message. I have scanned the backup and 'System' is the only place where I get any reference to WINASPI. The Australian AGFA reference on Internet advises that they will not maintain most of their scanners any more so I cannot get any help there. I cannot see any reference in the users’ manual for motherboard about SCSI, but then the scanner was working before converting the computer to XP so I would not think it would be that. Do you have an idea what I might do?
A: Unfortunately there is not much that you can do. I can only suggest two options but neither is very good. One suggestion is to set up another partition and install Win 98 on this and when you want to scan boot on Win 98. The other suggestion is to ask if anyone needs a boat anchor.
A: This is very hard to solve by mail but this indicates some hardware problem. It is not Windows related as the operating system is not loaded and it would not matter if you were running Linux or Windows.