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Vista Windows Movie Maker - black screen in published videos

  1. #1


    The Shekinah Guest

    Vista Windows Movie Maker - black screen in published videos

    When I publish a video with WMM in Vista, the resulting file has audio but no
    video. I've tried publishing to both AVI and WMV, I've tried disabling all
    video filters, and I've gone through the steps to remove the Indio codec...
    still no luck. WMM displays the source files and preview video perfectly;
    it's just the published one that's messed up.

    After this I'm going to start using third-party software for my videos, but
    I really would like to be able to publish this one so I don't have to compose
    it all over again.

    Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

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  3. #2


    Richard Guest

    RE: Vista Windows Movie Maker - black screen in published videos

    Have you had any luck resolving this as I am having the same problem?

    Thanks,
    Richard

    "The Shekinah" wrote:

    > When I publish a video with WMM in Vista, the resulting file has audio but no
    > video. I've tried publishing to both AVI and WMV, I've tried disabling all
    > video filters, and I've gone through the steps to remove the Indio codec...
    > still no luck. WMM displays the source files and preview video perfectly;
    > it's just the published one that's messed up.
    >
    > After this I'm going to start using third-party software for my videos, but
    > I really would like to be able to publish this one so I don't have to compose
    > it all over again.
    >
    > Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

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  4. #3


    Debbie Guest

    RE: Vista Windows Movie Maker - black screen in published videos

    Same problem here too. Imports showing the video in the screen, then Windows
    closes down the program.

    Debbie.

    "Richard" wrote:

    > Have you had any luck resolving this as I am having the same problem?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Richard
    >
    > "The Shekinah" wrote:
    >

    > > When I publish a video with WMM in Vista, the resulting file has audio but no
    > > video. I've tried publishing to both AVI and WMV, I've tried disabling all
    > > video filters, and I've gone through the steps to remove the Indio codec...
    > > still no luck. WMM displays the source files and preview video perfectly;
    > > it's just the published one that's messed up.
    > >
    > > After this I'm going to start using third-party software for my videos, but
    > > I really would like to be able to publish this one so I don't have to compose
    > > it all over again.
    > >
    > > Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

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    Orchah Guest

    RE: Vista Windows Movie Maker - black screen in published videos

    Yes i have actually have been having the same problem as the three of you
    have. if anyone of you find out what might help fix it please send me a
    message to my email at Italianstudalion01@xxxxxx

    "The Shekinah" wrote:

    > When I publish a video with WMM in Vista, the resulting file has audio but no
    > video. I've tried publishing to both AVI and WMV, I've tried disabling all
    > video filters, and I've gone through the steps to remove the Indio codec...
    > still no luck. WMM displays the source files and preview video perfectly;
    > it's just the published one that's messed up.
    >
    > After this I'm going to start using third-party software for my videos, but
    > I really would like to be able to publish this one so I don't have to compose
    > it all over again.
    >
    > Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

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  6. #5



    Newbie
    Join Date : May 2008
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    Re: Vista Windows Movie Maker - black screen in published videos

    Here is one solution that worked for us: make sure that none of your video clips is using 'mute' in the audio settings, since that causes published video to go black (an obvious bug) -- more about this here:
    Vista Movie Maker Black Screen Bug frans goes blog

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  7. #6


    On Request Guest

    Re: Vista Windows Movie Maker - black screen in published videos

    I have many WMM video clips on which I use 'Mute'; never had a problem with
    black screen after publishing.

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    HP Pavilion - 2GB RAM - Core2 Duo CPU
    Vista Home Premium, SP1
    Office 2007
    Movie Maker Version 6.0

    "franskatti" <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote in message
    news:33a2d30765e6963d1242ae1c88a4341d@xxxxxx-gateway.com...

    >
    > Here is one solution that worked for us: make sure that none of your
    > video clips is using 'mute' in the audio settings, since that causes
    > published video to go black (an obvious bug) -- more about this here:
    > 'Vista Movie Maker Black Screen Bug frans goes blog'
    > (http://www.unet.fi/fransblog/2008/05...ck-screen-bug/)
    >
    >
    > --
    > franskatti

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  8. #7


    PapaJohn Guest

    Re: Vista Windows Movie Maker - black screen in published videos

    Thanks for the link to Fran's blog... which shows the clip involved is an
    MPEG2 one from a hard drive camcorder... the system is a Home Premium one
    which has the new Microsoft MPEG2 codec.

    The issue is probably one of those codec ones... it's not known if MM6 is
    using the Microsoft codec or something else when rendering the movie.
    Changing things in the compatibility list would be needed to explore it.

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    PapaJohn (MVP)


    "franskatti" <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote in message
    news:33a2d30765e6963d1242ae1c88a4341d@xxxxxx-gateway.com...

    >
    > Here is one solution that worked for us: make sure that none of your
    > video clips is using 'mute' in the audio settings, since that causes
    > published video to go black (an obvious bug) -- more about this here:
    > 'Vista Movie Maker Black Screen Bug - frans goes blog'
    > (http://www.unet.fi/fransblog/2008/05...ck-screen-bug/)
    >
    >
    > --
    > franskatti


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  9. #8


    skylaria Guest

    Re: Vista Windows Movie Maker - black screen in published videos


    Hi, I also could use some help with publishing my movies. I have vista
    64 bit on a dual core with 200 gb. I used frapps in game movie camera
    which records in AVI (very large files) so if im not going to use some
    video footage I get rid of it. I made a video for a contest and it looks
    great in the preview but when I publish it the first half plays perfect
    and the second part with the exception of a small clip or two that pop
    in is a black screen but the music still plays and then it plays my
    credits at the end also. Sadly, I had to turn it in that way in hopes
    they will let me fix the problem and readmit it. The video is made up of
    a lot of small clips from the world of warcraft game. Any advise would
    be appreciated. Thanks.


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  10. #9


    skylaria Guest

    Re: Vista Windows Movie Maker - black screen in published videos


    Ok, after I posted this I went to windowsmoviemaker.com and read through
    the forums and came upon an answer and the solution that they used
    helped me. It said there is to much going on in the video for the
    publisher to handle it all and to save the movie ( I saved 3 copies to
    mess with in case I screwed up) I took the first one and deleted the
    whole last half beginning at the point where the video had turned black.
    I removed the music and published that one and then I took another copy
    and deleted all the first half that I had already published and removed
    the music and published that one. Next I took both of the published
    halves and put them in WMM again and added the music and published it
    again. It worked great and I now have a finished movie that I can see
    all of.
    Thanks so much to the poster of the solution, I could not find the post
    again to give them credit.


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  11. #10


    Tech50 Guest

    Re: Vista Windows Movie Maker - black screen in published videos



    "skylaria" wrote:

    >
    > Ok, after I posted this I went to windowsmoviemaker.com and read through
    > the forums and came upon an answer and the solution that they used
    > helped me. It said there is to much going on in the video for the
    > publisher to handle it all and to save the movie ( I saved 3 copies to
    > mess with in case I screwed up) I took the first one and deleted the
    > whole last half beginning at the point where the video had turned black.
    > I removed the music and published that one and then I took another copy
    > and deleted all the first half that I had already published and removed
    > the music and published that one. Next I took both of the published
    > halves and put them in WMM again and added the music and published it
    > again. It worked great and I now have a finished movie that I can see
    > all of.
    > Thanks so much to the poster of the solution, I could not find the post
    > again to give them credit.
    >
    >
    > --
    > skylaria
    > Posted via http://www.vistaheads.com
    >
    >

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