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Windows Movie Maker Crashes

  1. #1


    Chad Coleman Guest

    Windows Movie Maker Crashes

    Can Anyone tell me how to stop Movie Maker from Crashing. I know that in XP
    it would choke and crash a lot, but I can't get it to render a single video
    in Vista. Oddly, It runs very well when doing the editing, but when I try to
    publish it it crashes almost immediately. I've heard some say that Nero is
    to blame, I have this installed, and tried to uncheck the plugins for that
    for Media Player but it didn't work. I have n't uninstalled it yet as I was
    hoping I wouldn't have to sacrifice this.

    Help...


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  2. #2


    philo Guest

    Re: Windows Movie Maker Crashes


    "Chad Coleman" <cecolema@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:285357B3-0BEB-40F9-B47C-8FCC3BA77AAE@microsoft.com...
    > Can Anyone tell me how to stop Movie Maker from Crashing. I know that in

    XP
    > it would choke and crash a lot, but I can't get it to render a single

    video
    > in Vista. Oddly, It runs very well when doing the editing, but when I try

    to
    > publish it it crashes almost immediately. I've heard some say that Nero is
    > to blame, I have this installed, and tried to uncheck the plugins for that
    > for Media Player but it didn't work. I have n't uninstalled it yet as I

    was
    > hoping I wouldn't have to sacrifice this.




    What are your machine specs?

    especially important is CPU speed and the video card you have



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  3. #3


    Beck Guest

    Re: Windows Movie Maker Crashes


    "Chad Coleman" <cecolema@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:285357B3-0BEB-40F9-B47C-8FCC3BA77AAE@microsoft.com...
    > Can Anyone tell me how to stop Movie Maker from Crashing. I know that in
    > XP it would choke and crash a lot, but I can't get it to render a single
    > video in Vista. Oddly, It runs very well when doing the editing, but when
    > I try to publish it it crashes almost immediately. I've heard some say
    > that Nero is to blame, I have this installed, and tried to uncheck the
    > plugins for that for Media Player but it didn't work. I have n't
    > uninstalled it yet as I was hoping I wouldn't have to sacrifice this.


    Well its worth uninstalling Nero anyway and seeing if it fixes the problem.
    You can always reinstall it again afterwards. At least then you have a
    starting point to possible cause.


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  4. #4


    Adam Albright Guest

    Re: Windows Movie Maker Crashes

    On Mon, 5 Mar 2007 17:25:53 -0500, "Chad Coleman"
    <cecolema@hotmail.com> wrote:

    >Can Anyone tell me how to stop Movie Maker from Crashing. I know that in XP
    >it would choke and crash a lot, but I can't get it to render a single video
    >in Vista. Oddly, It runs very well when doing the editing, but when I try to
    >publish it it crashes almost immediately. I've heard some say that Nero is
    >to blame, I have this installed, and tried to uncheck the plugins for that
    >for Media Player but it didn't work. I have n't uninstalled it yet as I was
    >hoping I wouldn't have to sacrifice this.
    >
    >Help...


    The main component to making a vid or DVD is the final step, what's
    called "rendering" in professional circles. This requires a powerful
    encoder. Good ones aren't cheap. I don't know what Microsoft throws
    in, but it isn't the best. One of the best reasonably priced MPEG
    encoders is produced by a German company called Main Concept. That's
    what comes included with Sony's products I mention below.

    Do yourself a favor and stop using the Mickey Mouse included Movie
    Maker, it isn't worth all the aggravation if you do more than a vid or
    two a year.

    I highly recommend Sony's Vegas if you're really serious, but it is
    expensive (over $500) as you would expect for a professional grade
    application. It is equal to and in several ways superior to the
    popular Final Cut Pro that costs almost three times as much but only
    available on the Mac platform.

    The good news is they have a watered down little brother version
    called Movie Studio, for about $80 which you can demo. Once you try it
    you'll never go back to clunky Movie maker again. Most everything is
    happens in real time, filters, effects, so you see your changes as you
    make them.

    http://www.sonymediasoftware.com/




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  5. #5


    Chad Coleman Guest

    Re: Windows Movie Maker Crashes

    I do a lot of videos, but most of them don't need a lot flashy stuff, simple
    cutting and transitions are all I need. I've tried Vegas, Premier, and a
    host of others and keep going back to Movie Maker. The reason being simple,
    it's freakin' easy and time efficient. What takes two seconds to do in Movie
    Maker takes two days to do in Vegas and that frustrates me, plus you have to
    be a rocket scientist to figure out half the stuff.

    I'd be happy if Movie Maker simply rendered the video.


    "Adam Albright" <AA@ABC.net> wrote in message
    news:lu7pu2tcom5a22aomescccm36lqrbmobq3@4ax.com...
    > On Mon, 5 Mar 2007 17:25:53 -0500, "Chad Coleman"
    > <cecolema@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >>Can Anyone tell me how to stop Movie Maker from Crashing. I know that in
    >>XP
    >>it would choke and crash a lot, but I can't get it to render a single
    >>video
    >>in Vista. Oddly, It runs very well when doing the editing, but when I try
    >>to
    >>publish it it crashes almost immediately. I've heard some say that Nero is
    >>to blame, I have this installed, and tried to uncheck the plugins for that
    >>for Media Player but it didn't work. I have n't uninstalled it yet as I
    >>was
    >>hoping I wouldn't have to sacrifice this.
    >>
    >>Help...

    >
    > The main component to making a vid or DVD is the final step, what's
    > called "rendering" in professional circles. This requires a powerful
    > encoder. Good ones aren't cheap. I don't know what Microsoft throws
    > in, but it isn't the best. One of the best reasonably priced MPEG
    > encoders is produced by a German company called Main Concept. That's
    > what comes included with Sony's products I mention below.
    >
    > Do yourself a favor and stop using the Mickey Mouse included Movie
    > Maker, it isn't worth all the aggravation if you do more than a vid or
    > two a year.
    >
    > I highly recommend Sony's Vegas if you're really serious, but it is
    > expensive (over $500) as you would expect for a professional grade
    > application. It is equal to and in several ways superior to the
    > popular Final Cut Pro that costs almost three times as much but only
    > available on the Mac platform.
    >
    > The good news is they have a watered down little brother version
    > called Movie Studio, for about $80 which you can demo. Once you try it
    > you'll never go back to clunky Movie maker again. Most everything is
    > happens in real time, filters, effects, so you see your changes as you
    > make them.
    >
    > http://www.sonymediasoftware.com/
    >
    >
    >



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  6. #6


    Adam Albright Guest

    Re: Windows Movie Maker Crashes

    On Mon, 5 Mar 2007 21:01:53 -0500, "Chad Coleman"
    <cecolema@hotmail.com> wrote:

    >I do a lot of videos, but most of them don't need a lot flashy stuff, simple
    >cutting and transitions are all I need. I've tried Vegas, Premier, and a
    >host of others and keep going back to Movie Maker. The reason being simple,
    >it's freakin' easy and time efficient. What takes two seconds to do in Movie
    >Maker takes two days to do in Vegas and that frustrates me, plus you have to
    >be a rocket scientist to figure out half the stuff.
    >
    >I'd be happy if Movie Maker simply rendered the video.


    Like I said, it is professional grade. :-)

    TMPGEnc is another simpler editor with a decent decoder.



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