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Posts: 3
Registered: 22.07.2008
22.07.08 21:19:35
I fixed one internal error just this morning, and when I got on tonight there was a new one. Internal error code: 256.
What is this and how do I fix it?
Posts: 569
Registered: 16.05.2008
23.07.08 01:15:22
To: Mandie

Hello Mandie,

Try to provide some additional information about the error:
- describe your actions step by step;
- specify the format of the file you are trying to convert and its origin;
- specify at what moment the error occurs.
- attach the error printscreen of the error

Best Regards
Posts: 2
Registered: 25.07.2008
06.09.08 10:01:48

I'm trying to convert a video file from the WMV format to a dvd format an error poped up I don't know why can you please help me to solve it. Error 256.
Posts: 569
Registered: 16.05.2008
09.09.08 02:08:05
To: rafah_alasam@hotmail.com


To solve the issue, we need more information about the error.

So, please:
1. Launch AVS Video Converter and choose the input file
2. Press To AVI button and select the preset
3. Double click on Advanced button
4. Make a screenshot of the file information and attach it to the post.

Best Regards
Posts: 1
Registered: 06.10.2008
06.10.08 02:38:15
To: Dam

I also have this same problem. how do I make a screen shot?
Posts: 34
Registered: 16.05.2008
06.10.08 03:07:12
To: sean.popplewell@gmail.com

you can make a screenshot using the keyboard PrintScreen button. After you press it, open the Microsoft Paint program and paste the screenshot into it using the paste option or Ctrl+V key combination. Finally you can save the image into a file with .bmp or .png extension.
Best regards.
Posts: 1
Registered: 08.07.2009
08.07.09 13:28:33
To: alexunder

Same problem here with AVS4YOU Video Converter v6.2.2.287. Screenshot attached.

Error Message = "An internal error was encountered (code: 256). Please, contact the support service if this error persists."

Any help is appreciated.
Attached files:
Posts: 1786
Registered: 22.01.2009
08.07.09 23:09:50
To: kurt@startuphouston.com

Please download and install the latest version of the program: http://www.avs4you.com/AVS-Video-Converter.aspx

Posts: 1
Registered: 28.10.2010
28.10.10 00:38:18
to all who got this problem:

the solution is quite simple: there are two things you have to check.
1) I got this problem, when i chose device "I:" as output folder which was an external harddrive so he couldn't find any folder on that drive.
-> choose a folder or drive your computer can find. ^^

2) check if your output folder is write protected. that would be the second thing.

all in all i can say that error 256 mainly depends on a directory problem. so check all things about input and output.

Posts: 1
Registered: 29.10.2010
12.11.10 16:02:05
To: Mandie

yes kina is correct, I too recived this code error and double checked my output file name and did not have a full path in there. When i did put the full path in there it worked like a charm.
Posts: 2
Registered: 19.05.2011
19.05.11 06:42:21
I am getting an error message code 256, I am trying to convert a .avi file to MPEG-4 and I keep getting the message?? how do I resolve this
Posts: 2396
Registered: 29.01.2012
20.05.11 02:13:12
To: shahtainl@gmail.com

Have you checked your output file name? Do you get this error converting certain file or every file?
Posts: 2
Registered: 19.05.2011
20.05.11 05:49:28
HI Vlad,

I keep getting this message on every file I try to download especialy movies which have been downloaded from a torrent site. I never had this problem before
Posts: 2396
Registered: 29.01.2012
20.05.11 06:39:59
To: shahtainl@gmail.com

So, what is your output path?
Posts: 1
Registered: 11.07.2011
12.07.11 02:31:20

I was making a video and when i was finished i went to produce the movie and it said code error 256 can you please tell me how to fix this

Posts: 2396
Registered: 29.01.2012
15.07.11 01:32:36
To: kawa_saki_101@hotmail.com


Please make sure that you have the latest version AVS Video Editor 6.0., which can be downloaded from this link.

At which exact step of producing video you get this error?

Best regards.
Posts: 1
Registered: 15.11.2011
15.11.11 19:27:51
I too am having this problem (never had it before). I downloaded everything that was mentioned and tried everything to fix this problem but still it does not work. I don't know what to do and I'm beyond frustrated with the program. I go to produce and boom... error 256. Any ideas?..
Posts: 2396
Registered: 29.01.2012
16.11.11 10:35:41
To: Laiisease


Please make sure you have the latest version AVS Video Editor

If it does not help, please give the details about the problem:

- specify the format of the files you work with. their location and origin.
- specify which format you produce your project to and which output settings you select.
- specify your PC configuration (Operating System, CPU, Ram).

Best regards.
Posts: 1
Registered: 02.02.2012
02.02.12 19:55:34
To: kina


3) Make sure, not only the output PATH is correct, but also it contains a valid filename and EXTENSION.
Outputfile: I:\anypath\filename -> error 256
Outputfile: I:\anypath\filename.m4v -> works fine
Posts: 914
Registered: 20.05.2010
03.02.12 07:29:58
To: ubmuc

Good advice *OK*
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