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Here's an in-depth tutorial on everything you need to know about Wax 2.0.
Here, we'll cover:
-Opening and importing
-Chroma key and quick 3d
-settings, saving, and exporting as an AVI file

Here's a short video i made using Wax. Of course, this is only using some of th
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Step 1: Getting wax

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wax is a FREE download, and a safe one. Just follow this link to the site: http://www.debugmode.com/wax/download.php

Step 2: Importing

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Now, the first thing you must learn, obviously, is to import. Alot of people give up on wax because they can't import. But this is usually becuase the files they want aren't in the correct format. Wax can only take AVI files, as well as exports in AVI. If you have a file of a differentformat, don't worry. There is a free, non-trial converter called Leawo that has a wide range of video conversion, as well as audio conversion. Look for 'Leawo AVI converter'.

Now for the actually importing. There is a bar with tabs that say ,"Media bin" etc. You can see on the screenshot below where it is. Click on media bin, and click on the button that looks like a deck of cards. There is an image note on it. This will bring you to your files. Wax can take most picture files, AVI video files, and as far as I know, mp3 and WAV audio files. It may take others. Just click on the file or files and then press Enter or click 'open'. You will see the files appear in the media list. To drag them onto your timeline, just click and drag onto the timeline.
CraigR71 month ago
dalonn.green7 months ago

Ok, that first vid that crashed was just a smidge over 47 minutes long. So I cut it to a 10 minute video and it still crashed then a 5 minute video and it STILL crashed with the illegal operation. How long should it be before it works? should I ad some sort of plug in or what?

dalonn.green7 months ago

Ok, I've converted a file to AVI and I'm able to import it but when I try to use the blur instance in the direct x I get a message saying 'wax performed an illegal operation'. How do I get it to work right! :(

tsbface11 months ago

someone help me? many of my videos for the progam to stand still. some catch and reproduce normally but others do not ...

jgobangco3 years ago
oh hi! please help me.. -.-'' i;m done rendering it. how will i get the vid? it's not working please help me :<

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thank you :>
isdxnkwer5 years ago
Yeah, right, but it WONT import AVI files either...
knoxarama (author)  isdxnkwer5 years ago
huh? It imports and exports a only avi. Those are the only video files it tkes, but it does. If you're having trouble importing, try reinstalling it. Actually, when i first got it my computer crashed (unrelated to the program) but it worked when i downloaded it again. Hasn't had a problem like that since. and sometimes you just have to wait between downloads, one of them might work.
It tells me it can't open the file - for any avi I try, regardless of codec.
This is a bit late, but I had the same problem as you. I found that it only ever worked if I selected one avi file and downloaded them one at a time. If I made the mistake of trying to import more at once, it wouldn't work, and even trying to import one at a time didn't work until I closed and re-opened the program.
knoxarama (author)  isdxnkwer5 years ago
you sure you haven't tried xvid?
knoxarama (author)  isdxnkwer5 years ago

that means that you had a bad download, so wax isn't going to work. try downloading it again, or waiting awhile and trying it again. sometimes that can, even though it wouldn't seem like it would. If it doesn't work after that, it probably just doesn't work for your area or computer. but it was probably a bad download.

Unsia5 years ago
 hey, i tried clicking on media bin a million times at least,
and nothing happens, this part --> / , gets highlighted and highlighted,..

help please !
knoxarama (author)  Unsia5 years ago
you are clicking on the media bin, like the word printed there? if so, it doesn't do anything. that just indicates where your files are going to pop up. what is it that you want to do, import?