• ## Outreach

From: balas002_at_bama.ua.edu
Date: Wed Jun 30 2004 - 12:26:26 CDT

Hi John,
The 'vmach.exe' binary works fine - when I click on it, it
runs. However, as I said before this is the latest version of
videomach and I had to rename the original directory from 'videomach-
3.0.2' to 'videomach-2.7.2'. This hasn't made any difference to
running videomach itself directly by clicking on vmach.exe . Is vmd
configured to work with videomach-3.0.2 ?

Jay.

>
> Jay,
> Interesting. What happens if you click on the 'vmach.exe' binary
> from within a Windows file browser? Does it run? If executing it
> by
> hand doesn't work, then there's no way VMD will work. We need to
> figure
> out why its not running on your machine. Perhaps it would be wise
> to
> try uninstalling and reinstalling it?
>
> John Stone
> vmd_at_ks.uiuc.edu
>
> On Tue, Jun 29, 2004 at 10:37:40AM -0500, balas002_at_bama.ua.edu
> wrote:
> > Hi John,
> > when I type this satement in the command line :
> >
> > "c:\program files\videomach-2.7.2\vmach.exe"
> >
> > The error message says 'invalid command'.
> >
> > Videomach is installed in the directory :
> >
> > c:\program files\videomach-2.7.2\vmach.exe
> >
> > When I try to run the movie maker itself the error message
> says
> > "could not find c:\program files\videomach-2.7.2\vmach.exe
>
> > no such file or directory".
> >
> > Jay.
> >
> >
> >
> > > Jay,
> > > It would be helpful if you told us precisely what you typed,
> and
> > > what error messages you got. It is the details that are the
> trouble
> > > in this particular case, so if you can show is precisely what
> you
> > > are
> > > doing that will help much more than general statements at this
> > > point.
> > > If necessary, do a few directory listings and attach them to the
> > > email
> > > so we can see what the organization of your filesystem is. You
> > > didn't
> > > say what drive you installed VideoMach onto, but I'm assuming it
> is
> > > installed in:
> > > c:\program files\videomach-2.7.2\vmach.exe
> > >
> > > Is this correct? If you run it by hand by quoting the entire
> > > command
> > > line, I would expect it to run. Like this:
> > > "c:\program files\videomach-2.7.2\vmach.exe"
> > >
> > > If it doesn't run, and issues some error box, or something like
> > > that,
> > > we need to know exactly what the error is, as it could be that
> > > VideoMach
> > > doesn't like having its installation directory renamed, which
> may
> > > explain
> > > why it still isn't working for you.
> > >
> > > John Stone
> > > vmd_at_ks.uiuc.edu
> > >
> > > On Mon, Jun 28, 2004 at 02:40:14PM -0500, balas002_at_bama.ua.edu
> > > wrote:
> > > > Dear John,
> > > >
> > > > I tried running it from the command line but this
> time
> > > it
> > > > comes up with an error saying invalid command name. Also my
> working
> > >
> > > > directory name does not contain spaces. The only thing is that
> vmd
> > >
> > > > itself is installed in a different directory than
> videomach.....and
> > >
> > > > the version of videomach I have is the newest one but I did
> rename
> > > the
> > > > videomach directory to videomach-2.7.2.
> > > >
> > > > Jay.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Dear Jay,
> > > > > What happens if you open a command shell and try running it
> by
> > > > > hand
> > > > > like this (the quotes are necessary since the filename
> contains
> > > > > spaces):
> > > > > "c:\program files\vmd-2.7.2\vmach.exe"
> > > > >
> > > > > If you can't run it by hand, then VMD can't run it either.
> > > > >
> > > > > Another possibility is that you're trying to save the
> results
> > > > > into a directory or filename that contains spaces. The
> previous
> > > > > revs of the vmdmovie plugin didn't have a solution for a
> strange
> > > > > problem VideoMach has when executed the normal way, in the
> new
> > > > > version we've just made a change that'll make this work.
> > > > > In the mean time, make sure that the "working directory"
> > > > > setting in the vmdmovie plugin corresponds to a directory
> name
> > > > > that doesn't contain spaces. This is only a problem on
> Windows,
> > > > > the Unix versions of vmdmovie work fine with filenames
> > > containing
> > > > > spaces, this is a specific change we've made to please
> VideoMach
> > > on
> > > > > Windows.
> > > > >
> > > > > Let us know if you need more help getting this working.
> > > > >
> > > > > John Stone
> > > > > vmd_at_ks.uiuc.edu
> > > > >
> > > > > On Tue, Jun 22, 2004 at 04:15:27PM -0500,
> balas002_at_bama.ua.edu
> > > > > wrote:
> > > > > > Hi,
> > > > > > I am trying to use the movie maker plugin but it comes
> up
> > > with
> > > > > an
> > > > > > error message saying cannot execute c:\program
> files\vmd-2.7.2
> > > > > > \vmach.exe . I have videomach and it is installed in the
> > > > > > aforementioned path.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Jay.
> > > > >
> > > > > --
> > > > > NIH Resource for Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics
> > > > > Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
> > > > > University of Illinois, 405 N. Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
> > > > > Email: johns_at_ks.uiuc.edu Phone: 217-244-3349
>
> > >
> > > > >
> > > > > WWW: http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/~johns/ Fax: 217-244-6078
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > NIH Resource for Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics
> > > Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
> > > University of Illinois, 405 N. Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
> > > Email: johns_at_ks.uiuc.edu Phone: 217-244-3349
>
> > >
> > > WWW: http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/~johns/ Fax: 217-244-6078
> > >
> >
> >
> > --
> >
>
> --
> NIH Resource for Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics
> Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
> University of Illinois, 405 N. Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
> Email: johns_at_ks.uiuc.edu Phone: 217-244-3349
>
> WWW: http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/~johns/ Fax: 217-244-6078
>

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