Animation created but its unreadable

Hi i have a small animation created,
and its simply unreadable by Media player or Windows movie maker, only yhe almighty
vlc can play it, but i have no chance to manipulate the avi …

heres the link,
in short about animation, its a red robot that wakes up.

greets equal

ps: his hand should be orange, as set in blender and rendert also, but in the avi their intensive red

Yeah, you should be rendering to a sequence first. Don;t even bother rendering to movie formats with Blender, it really does not work. At least on Windows. Some people have had luck on Linux using FFMPEG, however. But then you are stuck with an MPEG. Why spend all that time rendering a crisp fine frame only to have it crunched down to blockyness.

hm, maybe i said it wrong, its not a loooong movie, its just a rly short scene.
the point is its unusable, i want to join other scenes and sounds etc, but its unusable atm,
but i re-render it atm to another format, i think it was AVI raw or Avi codec, em not sure,

is there a difference between those?

Gotta disagree with that, at least using Blender 2.46 and 2.48. Though I agree that rendering to an image sequence is a better way to go, since it does provide greater control over quality throughout the production process, the movie formats Blender provides work fine if set up properly and you have the necessary codecs on board.

I routinely do outputs directly to .avi using the Xvid codec, also to Quicktime/H.264, and also using FFMPEG/Xvid when I want to review both sound and pic. All work exactly as expected. The Xvid codec is widepsread nowadays, and my uploads of avi’s that use it are immediately recognized by Vimeo for conversion. They playback in VLC just fine as well.

There’s a lot more variation in the way players display the result than in the way Blender records it. I use Virtual Dub for my principle player utility because it has great playback fidelity in the picture and sound, even for FFMPEGs out of Blender. WMP sux the root, and even VLC can add a buttload of contrast and lose both shadow and highlight detail, as well as looking a bit fuzzy compared to the VDub playback. This has nothing to do with the recorded .avi, but rather with how the players use the data, and that’s dependent on their codec implementations among other things.

That some avi’s don’t play for certain players is usually a matter of codec choices – your player has to recognize and be able to use the codec used for the recording – and may also be because no codec was used, and the .avi is uncompressed, which will choke just about any player.