I also found a way. Copy the .avi file into its own empty folder, then using adobe imageready (it comes with photoshop 6.0) Do the following:
File-import-import folder as frames-(then browse to where the folder is and click on the folder and click open)
then it gives you three choices: import whole video, import selected parts, or import every (so many) frames. Do the second one and import the frames you want. DON'T import the whole movie, because it took about two minutes to import a 20 second avi file.
Torvalds was contemptuous of Microsoft's claims and has asked Redmond to name the patent infringements so that their veracity can be challenged and workarounds found.
"Naming them would either make it clear that Linux is not infringing at all (which is quite possible, especially if the patents are bad), or would make it possible to avoid infringing by coding around whatever silly thing they claim,"
"So the whole 'We have a list and we're not telling you' should tell you something. Don't you think that if Microsoft actually had some really foolproof patent, they'd just tell us and go, 'nyaah, nyaah, nyaah!'?"
whole story here: http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/21...-microsoft-put