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Windows DVD Maker encoder missing

  1. #1


    ChuckFlink Guest

    Windows DVD Maker encoder missing

    I tried to make a DVD including mix of pictures (JPG) and videos (AVI and
    MOV). It previews just like a want it, allowing me to view all videos, but
    when I go to burn the DVD, it complains that an encoder needed for some of
    the material (MOV?) is missing. I've installed the latest Quicktime and
    upgraded to PRO, but still does not work. Any suggestions???
    --
    - Chuck Flink
    --

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  2. #2


    John Inzer Guest

    Re: Windows DVD Maker encoder missing

    ChuckFlink wrote:

    > I tried to make a DVD including mix of pictures (JPG) and videos (AVI
    > and MOV). It previews just like a want it, allowing me to view all
    > videos, but when I go to burn the DVD, it complains that an encoder
    > needed for some of the material (MOV?) is missing. I've installed
    > the latest Quicktime and upgraded to PRO, but still does not work.
    > Any suggestions??? --
    > - Chuck Flink
    ==================================
    Movie Maker / DVD Maker is not compatible
    with QuickTime .mov files...you need to convert
    them to a compatible format.

    Windows Vista -
    Import video files, pictures,
    and audio into Windows Movie Maker
    (compatible formats)
    http://tinyurl.com/2y7zag
    or...
    http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...9d7f91033.mspx

    The following free online converter might be
    worth a try:

    MediaConvert
    http://media-convert.com/

    --

    John Inzer
    Digital Media MVP

    Notice
    This is not tech support
    I am a volunteer

    Solutions that work for
    me may not work for you

    Proceed at your own risk



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    ChuckFlink Guest

    Re: Windows DVD Maker encoder missing


    Strong recommendation to Microsoft and Apple: either be compatible or be
    incompatible, but quit doing a lousy job by being half compatible. Assuming
    John is correct that DVD Maker is not capable of doing what Live Photo
    Gallery and Media Player does (i.e. recognize when Quicktime is installed and
    use appropriate modules to translate) then it reflects badly upon the
    designers in MS and/or Apple.

    Just as Apple provides functionality to display MOV files in LPG and MP; MS
    provides functionality to allow AVI files to display in Quicktime and iTunes.
    Now they should recognize the NEXT STEP is to provide the encoding
    funtionality to allow either video format to translate to the DVD standard
    format.

    I posted with the assumption that this software was as well designed as the
    other programs mentioned. If so, it was simply a matter of finding the
    correct library to install. Assuming John's correct, I'll use Quicktime Pro
    to translate the MOV to AVI and remember from now on to use only cameras that
    generate MS compatible video.

    "John Inzer" wrote:

    > ChuckFlink wrote:

    > > I tried to make a DVD including mix of pictures (JPG) and videos (AVI
    > > and MOV). It previews just like a want it, allowing me to view all
    > > videos, but when I go to burn the DVD, it complains that an encoder
    > > needed for some of the material (MOV?) is missing. I've installed
    > > the latest Quicktime and upgraded to PRO, but still does not work.
    > > Any suggestions??? --
    > > - Chuck Flink
    > ==================================
    > Movie Maker / DVD Maker is not compatible
    > with QuickTime .mov files...you need to convert
    > them to a compatible format.
    >
    > Windows Vista -
    > Import video files, pictures,
    > and audio into Windows Movie Maker
    > (compatible formats)
    > http://tinyurl.com/2y7zag
    > or...
    > http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...9d7f91033.mspx
    >
    > The following free online converter might be
    > worth a try:
    >
    > MediaConvert
    > http://media-convert.com/
    >
    > --
    >
    > John Inzer
    > Digital Media MVP
    >
    > Notice
    > This is not tech support
    > I am a volunteer
    >
    > Solutions that work for
    > me may not work for you
    >
    > Proceed at your own risk
    >
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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