AVI resources in shell32.dll

Greg Turner gmturner007 at ameritech.net
Thu Oct 3 12:51:00 CDT 2002

On Thursday 03 October 2002 04:23 am, Stefan Leichter wrote:
> Hello,
> i have an installer that fails because of a missing AVI resource (the
> magnifier in front of the computer) in the buildin shell32.dll. To get the
> installer running i tried to build the resource. i used Paintshop Pro 6 to
> create the single pictures of the AVI and built the AVI with the animation
> builder of Paintshop Pro. The created AVI work (at least in the Media
> Player), but my new AVI is 53k big instead of the 7k of the native
> shell32.dll. Reducing the color deep of the single picturs does not have
> any effect to the size of the AVI.
> What do i need to change to get the resource as small as the native on? Are
> other tools needed to build the resource? Using compression ? Is there a
> tool to analyse the native resource in deep ? Any ideas?
> Thanks
> Stefan

Yes.  "Resource Hacker" is your friend:


Beware!! Hours of fun and amusement will probably
ensure as you can skin Windows with this tool...


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