can't import avi files of any kind to textures/vse anymore 2.49

Hey guys,

I’ve been plaqued with this problem for some time now. I can’t seem to import movies as textures or into the vse anymore. Trying to import gives a “selected file is not a movie or ffmpeg support compiled in”. I’ve tried to import avis with xvid, divx or ffmpeg with no luck. I used to be able to do this ages ago, but not anymore strangely.

I use virtual dub for converting and i cant seem to get this anymore. is there an ffmpeg setting im missing somewhere? I use 2.49b blender, python 2.61 (and tried 2.5).

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Can anyone help me with this please? i’m reaching a state in my blendering where i will require this working soon and i can’t figure out how to fix it.