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wmm rejects to import mpg videos at a sudden

  1. #1


    Detlev Guest

    wmm rejects to import mpg videos at a sudden

    Hi,
    I've read, that WMM hast some difficulties with imprting some special video
    file types - bu that is not *my* problem.
    I have the problem, that at a sudden WMM on Vista Home Premium on a Dell
    Inspiron 6400 does no longer imprt MPG-videos, even those which are included
    in WMM as demo material. Media player though accepts them.
    The error message is "FILENNAME could not be imported. Unknown error".
    Once again: this happened at a sudden; I was able to import recorded TV
    material or the included demo files before, but I have no idea what might
    have caused the change in the meantime.
    Any hint, help or suggestions welcome and mostly appreciated.
    Regards from Germany
    Detlev

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  3. #2


    Detlev Guest

    RE: wmm rejects to import mpg videos at a sudden


    Sorry, I forgot to mention that I've installed some other software for video
    cutting purposes in between, but uninstalled it again.
    Regards
    Detlev

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  4. #3


    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Re: wmm rejects to import mpg videos at a sudden

    Sometimes uninstalling software does not work.

    Try a System Restore to the point just before you installed
    the software.


    "Detlev" <Detlev@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:8F13A5D5-D549-4CBA-B3CA-84039F835D9A@microsoft.com...
    >
    > Sorry, I forgot to mention that I've installed some other software for video
    > cutting purposes in between, but uninstalled it again.
    > Regards
    > Detlev


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  5. #4


    Detlev Guest

    Re: wmm rejects to import mpg videos at a sudden

    Hi Cal,
    thanks for your reply.
    I'im not quite shure if I should make a sytem restore, as I deleted some of
    the files in the recovery partition due to a space overrun there.
    (
    Is there a way to re-install WMM ?
    Could there be a codec damage and how could I mend that?

    WMP accepts the MPG-files and plays them............. (guess I've wrote
    that before).

    Regards
    Detlev



    Cal Bear '66" wrote:

    > Sometimes uninstalling software does not work.
    >
    > Try a System Restore to the point just before you installed
    > the software.
    >
    >
    > "Detlev" <Detlev@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:8F13A5D5-D549-4CBA-B3CA-84039F835D9A@microsoft.com...
    > >
    > > Sorry, I forgot to mention that I've installed some other software for

    > video
    > > cutting purposes in between, but uninstalled it again.
    > > Regards
    > > Detlev

    >


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  6. #5


    Graham Hughes Guest

    Re: wmm rejects to import mpg videos at a sudden

    System restore is a god send to problems like this. Always, but always make
    a restore point before installing or un-installing anything at all.
    Make sure you have plenty of space for system restore to keep a good number
    of restore points.
    WMM is part of windows, so to reinstall WMM is to reinstall windows.
    WMP will use the codes differently to MM, so it's not much help if it works
    I'm afraid.

    I would use system restore.

    --

    Graham Hughes
    MVP Digital Media
    www.myvideoproblems.com


    "Detlev" <Detlev@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:BC78C6C4-B637-456C-AE78-127DFBA23DFA@microsoft.com...
    > Hi Cal,
    > thanks for your reply.
    > I'im not quite shure if I should make a sytem restore, as I deleted some
    > of
    > the files in the recovery partition due to a space overrun there.
    > (
    > Is there a way to re-install WMM ?
    > Could there be a codec damage and how could I mend that?
    >
    > WMP accepts the MPG-files and plays them............. (guess I've wrote
    > that before).
    >
    > Regards
    > Detlev
    >
    >
    >
    > Cal Bear '66" wrote:
    >
    >> Sometimes uninstalling software does not work.
    >>
    >> Try a System Restore to the point just before you installed
    >> the software.
    >>
    >>
    >> "Detlev" <Detlev@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:8F13A5D5-D549-4CBA-B3CA-84039F835D9A@microsoft.com...
    >> >
    >> > Sorry, I forgot to mention that I've installed some other software for

    >> video
    >> > cutting purposes in between, but uninstalled it again.
    >> > Regards
    >> > Detlev

    >>




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  7. #6


    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Re: wmm rejects to import mpg videos at a sudden

    I'm sorry, but I must totally agree with Graham, I've had similar problems
    (Media center receiver service has stopped working...), and the ONLY way
    to resolve the issue was to do a system restore, uninstalling the programs
    did not work.

    I believe your only other option is to do a complete Vista reinstall (to
    my knowledge). It would be nice if it were possible to just reinstall
    various components of Vista when problems like this occur, or if some
    clean-up utility were provided to return a damaged component to a
    pristine, functional state (maybe next version of Windows?).


    "Graham Hughes" <graham.hughes@dvds2treasure.co.uk> wrote in message news:uvzccEegHHA.2332@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > System restore is a god send to problems like this. Always, but always make
    > a restore point before installing or un-installing anything at all.
    > Make sure you have plenty of space for system restore to keep a good number
    > of restore points.
    > WMM is part of windows, so to reinstall WMM is to reinstall windows.
    > WMP will use the codes differently to MM, so it's not much help if it works
    > I'm afraid.
    >
    > I would use system restore.
    >
    > --
    >
    > Graham Hughes
    > MVP Digital Media
    > www.myvideoproblems.com
    >
    >
    > "Detlev" <Detlev@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:BC78C6C4-B637-456C-AE78-127DFBA23DFA@microsoft.com...
    >> Hi Cal,
    >> thanks for your reply.
    >> I'im not quite shure if I should make a sytem restore, as I deleted some
    >> of
    >> the files in the recovery partition due to a space overrun there.
    >> (
    >> Is there a way to re-install WMM ?
    >> Could there be a codec damage and how could I mend that?
    >>
    >> WMP accepts the MPG-files and plays them............. (guess I've wrote
    >> that before).
    >>
    >> Regards
    >> Detlev
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Cal Bear '66" wrote:
    >>
    >>> Sometimes uninstalling software does not work.
    >>>
    >>> Try a System Restore to the point just before you installed
    >>> the software.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Detlev" <Detlev@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:8F13A5D5-D549-4CBA-B3CA-84039F835D9A@microsoft.com...
    >>> >
    >>> > Sorry, I forgot to mention that I've installed some other software for
    >>> video
    >>> > cutting purposes in between, but uninstalled it again.
    >>> > Regards
    >>> > Detlev
    >>>

    >
    >


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  8. #7


    Detlev Guest

    Re: wmm rejects to import mpg videos at a sudden

    Hello Graham,
    as the newest point for a restore is long after the time I've installed and
    uninstalled that MAGIX software, there doesn't seem to be a chance to make a
    proper repair of my operating system just from the recovery partition?
    Should I use the Vista DVD (came with the DELL notebook) instead to
    re-install Vista?
    I'm new to this Vista stuff, just familiar with NT and W2K - those operating
    sytems
    seem to have been much easier to handle.

    Would be great if replies from this discussion group would help me to find
    the adequate decision......

    Thanks in advance.
    Detlev



    Graham Hughes" wrote:

    > System restore is a god send to problems like this. Always, but always make
    > a restore point before installing or un-installing anything at all.
    > Make sure you have plenty of space for system restore to keep a good number
    > of restore points.
    > WMM is part of windows, so to reinstall WMM is to reinstall windows.
    > WMP will use the codes differently to MM, so it's not much help if it works
    > I'm afraid.
    >
    > I would use system restore.
    >
    > --
    >
    > Graham Hughes
    > MVP Digital Media
    > www.myvideoproblems.com
    >
    >
    > "Detlev" <Detlev@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:BC78C6C4-B637-456C-AE78-127DFBA23DFA@microsoft.com...
    > > Hi Cal,
    > > thanks for your reply.
    > > I'im not quite shure if I should make a sytem restore, as I deleted some
    > > of
    > > the files in the recovery partition due to a space overrun there.
    > > (
    > > Is there a way to re-install WMM ?
    > > Could there be a codec damage and how could I mend that?
    > >
    > > WMP accepts the MPG-files and plays them............. (guess I've wrote
    > > that before).
    > >
    > > Regards
    > > Detlev
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > Cal Bear '66" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Sometimes uninstalling software does not work.
    > >>
    > >> Try a System Restore to the point just before you installed
    > >> the software.
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "Detlev" <Detlev@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:8F13A5D5-D549-4CBA-B3CA-84039F835D9A@microsoft.com...
    > >> >
    > >> > Sorry, I forgot to mention that I've installed some other software for
    > >> video
    > >> > cutting purposes in between, but uninstalled it again.
    > >> > Regards
    > >> > Detlev
    > >>

    >
    >
    >


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  9. #8


    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Re: wmm rejects to import mpg videos at a sudden

    Recovery partitions are usually partitions created by the manufacturer
    to enable you to recover your system to a factory install condition:
    the operating system and all pre-installed applications.

    What and how did you delete items from it, usually it looks like
    just one big file?


    "Detlev" <Detlev@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message newsE520279-0660-44AF-8596-DF904F8E80E5@microsoft.com...
    > Hello Graham,
    > as the newest point for a restore is long after the time I've installed and
    > uninstalled that MAGIX software, there doesn't seem to be a chance to make a
    > proper repair of my operating system just from the recovery partition?
    > Should I use the Vista DVD (came with the DELL notebook) instead to
    > re-install Vista?
    > I'm new to this Vista stuff, just familiar with NT and W2K - those operating
    > sytems
    > seem to have been much easier to handle.
    >
    > Would be great if replies from this discussion group would help me to find
    > the adequate decision......
    >
    > Thanks in advance.
    > Detlev
    >
    >
    >
    > Graham Hughes" wrote:
    >
    >> System restore is a god send to problems like this. Always, but always make
    >> a restore point before installing or un-installing anything at all.
    >> Make sure you have plenty of space for system restore to keep a good number
    >> of restore points.
    >> WMM is part of windows, so to reinstall WMM is to reinstall windows.
    >> WMP will use the codes differently to MM, so it's not much help if it works
    >> I'm afraid.
    >>
    >> I would use system restore.
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> Graham Hughes
    >> MVP Digital Media
    >> www.myvideoproblems.com
    >>
    >>
    >> "Detlev" <Detlev@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:BC78C6C4-B637-456C-AE78-127DFBA23DFA@microsoft.com...
    >> > Hi Cal,
    >> > thanks for your reply.
    >> > I'im not quite shure if I should make a sytem restore, as I deleted some
    >> > of
    >> > the files in the recovery partition due to a space overrun there.
    >> > (
    >> > Is there a way to re-install WMM ?
    >> > Could there be a codec damage and how could I mend that?
    >> >
    >> > WMP accepts the MPG-files and plays them............. (guess I've wrote
    >> > that before).
    >> >
    >> > Regards
    >> > Detlev
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > Cal Bear '66" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> Sometimes uninstalling software does not work.
    >> >>
    >> >> Try a System Restore to the point just before you installed
    >> >> the software.
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >> "Detlev" <Detlev@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> >> news:8F13A5D5-D549-4CBA-B3CA-84039F835D9A@microsoft.com...
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Sorry, I forgot to mention that I've installed some other software for
    >> >> video
    >> >> > cutting purposes in between, but uninstalled it again.
    >> >> > Regards
    >> >> > Detlev
    >> >>

    >>
    >>
    >>


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  10. #9


    Detlev Guest

    Re: wmm rejects to import mpg videos at a sudden

    Hi Cal,
    there were several directories, including subdirectories with some large
    zip-files.
    I've deleted some subdirectories and some zip-files, so I re-gained some 4
    GB out of nearly 10 (the recovery partion has a size of 10 GB, there was just
    500 MB left and the system became slower and slower; therefore I thought....)
    In the meantime I guess that I made a mistake.........
    (
    The remainder question is: how to repair the mistake and the operating
    system (well, it' just the unability of WMM to import MPG files that annoyes
    me - besides that everything runs just fine)
    Regards
    Detlev


    "Cal Bear '66" wrote:

    > Recovery partitions are usually partitions created by the manufacturer
    > to enable you to recover your system to a factory install condition:
    > the operating system and all pre-installed applications.
    >
    > What and how did you delete items from it, usually it looks like
    > just one big file?
    >



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  11. #10


    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Re: wmm rejects to import mpg videos at a sudden

    Did you create these files on that partition using Vista's File Backup?
    Chances are, if you did not and if they came with the computer pre-installed
    then they are for a complete factory reinstall.

    Did you make, or receive, recovery CDs or DVDs?

    You say you got the Vista disk as an upgrade from the manufacturer, right?
    I'm not even sure you could do a Vista reinstall without first reinstalling from
    the recovery partition and then using the Vista disk.

    I think you should contact the manufacturer about this.

    I, personally, get very antsy if everything isn't working properly, and would
    start over. You just might want to go back to the latest System Restore
    point that you do have.


    "Detlev" <Detlev@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:4312AD0F-0559-4DC3-9D18-62121C30A5DB@microsoft.com...
    > Hi Cal,
    > there were several directories, including subdirectories with some large
    > zip-files.
    > I've deleted some subdirectories and some zip-files, so I re-gained some 4
    > GB out of nearly 10 (the recovery partion has a size of 10 GB, there was just
    > 500 MB left and the system became slower and slower; therefore I thought....)
    > In the meantime I guess that I made a mistake.........
    > (
    > The remainder question is: how to repair the mistake and the operating
    > system (well, it' just the unability of WMM to import MPG files that annoyes
    > me - besides that everything runs just fine)
    > Regards
    > Detlev
    >
    >
    > "Cal Bear '66" wrote:
    >
    >> Recovery partitions are usually partitions created by the manufacturer
    >> to enable you to recover your system to a factory install condition:
    >> the operating system and all pre-installed applications.
    >>
    >> What and how did you delete items from it, usually it looks like
    >> just one big file?
    >>

    >


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