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Windows Movie Maker is not working

  1. #1


    Mimosa Guest

    Windows Movie Maker is not working

    I just purchased a Sony Vaio with Windows Vista and Movie Maker. I was
    trying to make a copy of a home video which I had put onto a DVD with a Sony
    recordable DVD Writer and Player. When I import the scenes it goes through
    all the motions, but then I get no video. Can anyone help me... before I
    decide to return this machine.

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  2. #2


    PapaJohn Guest

    Re: Windows Movie Maker is not working

    Only the Home Premium and Ultimate versions of Vista can handle DVDs an
    inputs.... and if it can't then you need to do file conversions. See my
    website's Import Movie Source Files > Video > Discs page.
    --
    website references are to www.papajohn.org

    PapaJohn


    "Mimosa" <Mimosa@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:68900AB4-3078-4981-BDF4-19FC791D2360@microsoft.com...
    >I just purchased a Sony Vaio with Windows Vista and Movie Maker. I was
    > trying to make a copy of a home video which I had put onto a DVD with a
    > Sony
    > recordable DVD Writer and Player. When I import the scenes it goes
    > through
    > all the motions, but then I get no video. Can anyone help me... before I
    > decide to return this machine.




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  3. #3


    Adam Albright Guest

    Re: Windows Movie Maker is not working

    On Sat, 9 Jun 2007 13:30:37 -0400, "PapaJohn" <papajohn@chartermi.net>
    wrote:

    >Only the Home Premium and Ultimate versions of Vista can handle DVDs an
    >inputs.... and if it can't then you need to do file conversions. See my
    >website's Import Movie Source Files > Video > Discs page.



    Kind of stupid of Microsoft to call it Movie Maker then, don't you
    think?

    Face it, Movie Maker is basically JUNK that is prone to crash or
    simply not work. Even under the best of conditions it doesn't work
    well. WHY would anybody in their right mind that wants to try to make
    videos use it, beats me. There are many other applications out there
    that are way better and don't crash constantly.

    You can either spend your time fighting with Microsoft crap or spend
    your time making videos. Kind of obvious which choice smart people
    make.


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  4. #4


    PapaJohn Guest

    Re: Windows Movie Maker is not working

    each to his own....

    give a car to some and it crashes or doesn't work ... give the same car to
    others and it runs fine.

    I teach Movie Maker at my local library. Just before each class they set up
    the room with a dozen Sony Vaio laptops.... never used for Movie Maker until
    my classes.... and the users are new to the software. The funny thing is
    that in the classes we capture video from my camcorder, make movies, publish
    them, etc. No matter which of the randomly selected computers we use for the
    class, the movie-making works fine.

    There are lots of other video editing software packages to use... I
    encourage users to get them for the added features. Movie Maker is
    entry-level starter software.

    My libary classes use XP, not Vista... but Movie Maker in Vista is about the
    same as XP.
    ---
    website references are to www.papajohn.org

    PapaJohn


    "Adam Albright" <AA@ABC.net> wrote in message
    newsj0m63pkluc0fup2tq7dhqhfd2h7i1falh@4ax.com...
    > On Sat, 9 Jun 2007 13:30:37 -0400, "PapaJohn" <papajohn@chartermi.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>Only the Home Premium and Ultimate versions of Vista can handle DVDs an
    >>inputs.... and if it can't then you need to do file conversions. See my
    >>website's Import Movie Source Files > Video > Discs page.

    >
    >
    > Kind of stupid of Microsoft to call it Movie Maker then, don't you
    > think?
    >
    > Face it, Movie Maker is basically JUNK that is prone to crash or
    > simply not work. Even under the best of conditions it doesn't work
    > well. WHY would anybody in their right mind that wants to try to make
    > videos use it, beats me. There are many other applications out there
    > that are way better and don't crash constantly.
    >
    > You can either spend your time fighting with Microsoft crap or spend
    > your time making videos. Kind of obvious which choice smart people
    > make.
    >




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  5. #5


    mijc2007 Guest

    Re: Windows Movie Maker is not working

    Hi there, since you teach movie maker, maybe you can help me with my problem.
    I have downloaded videos from my sony trv33 using firewire to my hp laptop
    with vista home premium and an .avi file was created. I imported it into
    windows movie maker, edited it, added transitions, and burned a dvd. It
    worked perfectly fine until yesterday. The WMM does not want to play nor
    import the .avi file anymore. It also stopped working in Windows Media
    Player and Windows Media Center. I don't know what went wrong, I did not
    change any of it's settings. A message comes out saying that it cannot
    import/play .avi because it's not a supported file. How can I correct this?
    It's so frustrating. Would really appreciate your help. thanks.

    "PapaJohn" wrote:

    > each to his own....
    >
    > give a car to some and it crashes or doesn't work ... give the same car to
    > others and it runs fine.
    >
    > I teach Movie Maker at my local library. Just before each class they set up
    > the room with a dozen Sony Vaio laptops.... never used for Movie Maker until
    > my classes.... and the users are new to the software. The funny thing is
    > that in the classes we capture video from my camcorder, make movies, publish
    > them, etc. No matter which of the randomly selected computers we use for the
    > class, the movie-making works fine.
    >
    > There are lots of other video editing software packages to use... I
    > encourage users to get them for the added features. Movie Maker is
    > entry-level starter software.
    >
    > My libary classes use XP, not Vista... but Movie Maker in Vista is about the
    > same as XP.
    > ---
    > website references are to www.papajohn.org
    >
    > PapaJohn
    >
    >
    > "Adam Albright" <AA@ABC.net> wrote in message
    > newsj0m63pkluc0fup2tq7dhqhfd2h7i1falh@4ax.com...
    > > On Sat, 9 Jun 2007 13:30:37 -0400, "PapaJohn" <papajohn@chartermi.net>
    > > wrote:
    > >
    > >>Only the Home Premium and Ultimate versions of Vista can handle DVDs an
    > >>inputs.... and if it can't then you need to do file conversions. See my
    > >>website's Import Movie Source Files > Video > Discs page.

    > >
    > >
    > > Kind of stupid of Microsoft to call it Movie Maker then, don't you
    > > think?
    > >
    > > Face it, Movie Maker is basically JUNK that is prone to crash or
    > > simply not work. Even under the best of conditions it doesn't work
    > > well. WHY would anybody in their right mind that wants to try to make
    > > videos use it, beats me. There are many other applications out there
    > > that are way better and don't crash constantly.
    > >
    > > You can either spend your time fighting with Microsoft crap or spend
    > > your time making videos. Kind of obvious which choice smart people
    > > make.
    > >

    >
    >
    >


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  6. #6


    PapaJohn Guest

    Re: Windows Movie Maker is not working

    The clues indicate the file somehow got a corruption... or your Vista system
    slipped a gear. I'd do a couple things

    Capture a short test file from the camcorder and see if that one works ok in
    all places.... that would cover Vista and point to something about the
    problem file.

    Check the file with GSpot to see if you notice anything unusual... including
    testing the codec solution with the MS A/V buttons... if it plays OK in
    GSpot, do a conversion to to another DV-AVI file using VirtualDub and the
    Panasonic Codec. There are links on my website's Setup MM2 in XP > Other
    Software page.
    --
    website references are to www.papajohn.org

    PapaJohn


    "mijc2007" <mijc2007@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:1111E029-36D8-46A4-8773-AD3DFEB986A8@microsoft.com...
    > Hi there, since you teach movie maker, maybe you can help me with my
    > problem.
    > I have downloaded videos from my sony trv33 using firewire to my hp laptop
    > with vista home premium and an .avi file was created. I imported it into
    > windows movie maker, edited it, added transitions, and burned a dvd. It
    > worked perfectly fine until yesterday. The WMM does not want to play nor
    > import the .avi file anymore. It also stopped working in Windows Media
    > Player and Windows Media Center. I don't know what went wrong, I did not
    > change any of it's settings. A message comes out saying that it cannot
    > import/play .avi because it's not a supported file. How can I correct
    > this?
    > It's so frustrating. Would really appreciate your help. thanks.
    >
    > "PapaJohn" wrote:
    >
    >> each to his own....
    >>
    >> give a car to some and it crashes or doesn't work ... give the same car
    >> to
    >> others and it runs fine.
    >>
    >> I teach Movie Maker at my local library. Just before each class they set
    >> up
    >> the room with a dozen Sony Vaio laptops.... never used for Movie Maker
    >> until
    >> my classes.... and the users are new to the software. The funny thing is
    >> that in the classes we capture video from my camcorder, make movies,
    >> publish
    >> them, etc. No matter which of the randomly selected computers we use for
    >> the
    >> class, the movie-making works fine.
    >>
    >> There are lots of other video editing software packages to use... I
    >> encourage users to get them for the added features. Movie Maker is
    >> entry-level starter software.
    >>
    >> My libary classes use XP, not Vista... but Movie Maker in Vista is about
    >> the
    >> same as XP.
    >> ---
    >> website references are to www.papajohn.org
    >>
    >> PapaJohn
    >>
    >>
    >> "Adam Albright" <AA@ABC.net> wrote in message
    >> newsj0m63pkluc0fup2tq7dhqhfd2h7i1falh@4ax.com...
    >> > On Sat, 9 Jun 2007 13:30:37 -0400, "PapaJohn" <papajohn@chartermi.net>
    >> > wrote:
    >> >
    >> >>Only the Home Premium and Ultimate versions of Vista can handle DVDs an
    >> >>inputs.... and if it can't then you need to do file conversions. See my
    >> >>website's Import Movie Source Files > Video > Discs page.
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > Kind of stupid of Microsoft to call it Movie Maker then, don't you
    >> > think?
    >> >
    >> > Face it, Movie Maker is basically JUNK that is prone to crash or
    >> > simply not work. Even under the best of conditions it doesn't work
    >> > well. WHY would anybody in their right mind that wants to try to make
    >> > videos use it, beats me. There are many other applications out there
    >> > that are way better and don't crash constantly.
    >> >
    >> > You can either spend your time fighting with Microsoft crap or spend
    >> > your time making videos. Kind of obvious which choice smart people
    >> > make.
    >> >

    >>
    >>
    >>




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  7. #7


    Graham Hughes Guest

    Re: Windows Movie Maker is not working

    Might also be a problem caused by adding or subtracting some other software
    which is interfereing, have you done this at all?

    --

    Graham Hughes
    MVP Digital Media
    www.myvideoproblems.com


    "PapaJohn" <papajohn@chartermi.net> wrote in message
    news:%23U5IjptzHHA.4004@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > The clues indicate the file somehow got a corruption... or your Vista
    > system slipped a gear. I'd do a couple things
    >
    > Capture a short test file from the camcorder and see if that one works ok
    > in all places.... that would cover Vista and point to something about the
    > problem file.
    >
    > Check the file with GSpot to see if you notice anything unusual...
    > including testing the codec solution with the MS A/V buttons... if it
    > plays OK in GSpot, do a conversion to to another DV-AVI file using
    > VirtualDub and the Panasonic Codec. There are links on my website's Setup
    > MM2 in XP > Other Software page.
    > --
    > website references are to www.papajohn.org
    >
    > PapaJohn
    >
    >
    > "mijc2007" <mijc2007@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:1111E029-36D8-46A4-8773-AD3DFEB986A8@microsoft.com...
    >> Hi there, since you teach movie maker, maybe you can help me with my
    >> problem.
    >> I have downloaded videos from my sony trv33 using firewire to my hp
    >> laptop
    >> with vista home premium and an .avi file was created. I imported it into
    >> windows movie maker, edited it, added transitions, and burned a dvd. It
    >> worked perfectly fine until yesterday. The WMM does not want to play nor
    >> import the .avi file anymore. It also stopped working in Windows Media
    >> Player and Windows Media Center. I don't know what went wrong, I did
    >> not
    >> change any of it's settings. A message comes out saying that it cannot
    >> import/play .avi because it's not a supported file. How can I correct
    >> this?
    >> It's so frustrating. Would really appreciate your help. thanks.
    >>
    >> "PapaJohn" wrote:
    >>
    >>> each to his own....
    >>>
    >>> give a car to some and it crashes or doesn't work ... give the same car
    >>> to
    >>> others and it runs fine.
    >>>
    >>> I teach Movie Maker at my local library. Just before each class they set
    >>> up
    >>> the room with a dozen Sony Vaio laptops.... never used for Movie Maker
    >>> until
    >>> my classes.... and the users are new to the software. The funny thing is
    >>> that in the classes we capture video from my camcorder, make movies,
    >>> publish
    >>> them, etc. No matter which of the randomly selected computers we use for
    >>> the
    >>> class, the movie-making works fine.
    >>>
    >>> There are lots of other video editing software packages to use... I
    >>> encourage users to get them for the added features. Movie Maker is
    >>> entry-level starter software.
    >>>
    >>> My libary classes use XP, not Vista... but Movie Maker in Vista is about
    >>> the
    >>> same as XP.
    >>> ---
    >>> website references are to www.papajohn.org
    >>>
    >>> PapaJohn
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Adam Albright" <AA@ABC.net> wrote in message
    >>> newsj0m63pkluc0fup2tq7dhqhfd2h7i1falh@4ax.com...
    >>> > On Sat, 9 Jun 2007 13:30:37 -0400, "PapaJohn" <papajohn@chartermi.net>
    >>> > wrote:
    >>> >
    >>> >>Only the Home Premium and Ultimate versions of Vista can handle DVDs
    >>> >>an
    >>> >>inputs.... and if it can't then you need to do file conversions. See
    >>> >>my
    >>> >>website's Import Movie Source Files > Video > Discs page.
    >>> >
    >>> >
    >>> > Kind of stupid of Microsoft to call it Movie Maker then, don't you
    >>> > think?
    >>> >
    >>> > Face it, Movie Maker is basically JUNK that is prone to crash or
    >>> > simply not work. Even under the best of conditions it doesn't work
    >>> > well. WHY would anybody in their right mind that wants to try to make
    >>> > videos use it, beats me. There are many other applications out there
    >>> > that are way better and don't crash constantly.
    >>> >
    >>> > You can either spend your time fighting with Microsoft crap or spend
    >>> > your time making videos. Kind of obvious which choice smart people
    >>> > make.
    >>> >
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >
    >




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  8. #8


    mijc2007 Guest

    Re: Windows Movie Maker is not working

    I already tried to capture from my camcorder and the avi file still doesn't
    work, it work if i capture it as wmv but i'm not sure if the quality of the
    video would be good when I burn a dvd. I will try to check the gspot file
    although I'm really sure how to do it. My HP laptop with the Vista Home
    Premium is new and I'm still trying to learn it. Thanks.
    "PapaJohn" wrote:

    > The clues indicate the file somehow got a corruption... or your Vista system
    > slipped a gear. I'd do a couple things
    >
    > Capture a short test file from the camcorder and see if that one works ok in
    > all places.... that would cover Vista and point to something about the
    > problem file.
    >
    > Check the file with GSpot to see if you notice anything unusual... including
    > testing the codec solution with the MS A/V buttons... if it plays OK in
    > GSpot, do a conversion to to another DV-AVI file using VirtualDub and the
    > Panasonic Codec. There are links on my website's Setup MM2 in XP > Other
    > Software page.
    > --
    > website references are to www.papajohn.org
    >
    > PapaJohn
    >
    >
    > "mijc2007" <mijc2007@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:1111E029-36D8-46A4-8773-AD3DFEB986A8@microsoft.com...
    > > Hi there, since you teach movie maker, maybe you can help me with my
    > > problem.
    > > I have downloaded videos from my sony trv33 using firewire to my hp laptop
    > > with vista home premium and an .avi file was created. I imported it into
    > > windows movie maker, edited it, added transitions, and burned a dvd. It
    > > worked perfectly fine until yesterday. The WMM does not want to play nor
    > > import the .avi file anymore. It also stopped working in Windows Media
    > > Player and Windows Media Center. I don't know what went wrong, I did not
    > > change any of it's settings. A message comes out saying that it cannot
    > > import/play .avi because it's not a supported file. How can I correct
    > > this?
    > > It's so frustrating. Would really appreciate your help. thanks.
    > >
    > > "PapaJohn" wrote:
    > >
    > >> each to his own....
    > >>
    > >> give a car to some and it crashes or doesn't work ... give the same car
    > >> to
    > >> others and it runs fine.
    > >>
    > >> I teach Movie Maker at my local library. Just before each class they set
    > >> up
    > >> the room with a dozen Sony Vaio laptops.... never used for Movie Maker
    > >> until
    > >> my classes.... and the users are new to the software. The funny thing is
    > >> that in the classes we capture video from my camcorder, make movies,
    > >> publish
    > >> them, etc. No matter which of the randomly selected computers we use for
    > >> the
    > >> class, the movie-making works fine.
    > >>
    > >> There are lots of other video editing software packages to use... I
    > >> encourage users to get them for the added features. Movie Maker is
    > >> entry-level starter software.
    > >>
    > >> My libary classes use XP, not Vista... but Movie Maker in Vista is about
    > >> the
    > >> same as XP.
    > >> ---
    > >> website references are to www.papajohn.org
    > >>
    > >> PapaJohn
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "Adam Albright" <AA@ABC.net> wrote in message
    > >> newsj0m63pkluc0fup2tq7dhqhfd2h7i1falh@4ax.com...
    > >> > On Sat, 9 Jun 2007 13:30:37 -0400, "PapaJohn" <papajohn@chartermi.net>
    > >> > wrote:
    > >> >
    > >> >>Only the Home Premium and Ultimate versions of Vista can handle DVDs an
    > >> >>inputs.... and if it can't then you need to do file conversions. See my
    > >> >>website's Import Movie Source Files > Video > Discs page.
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> > Kind of stupid of Microsoft to call it Movie Maker then, don't you
    > >> > think?
    > >> >
    > >> > Face it, Movie Maker is basically JUNK that is prone to crash or
    > >> > simply not work. Even under the best of conditions it doesn't work
    > >> > well. WHY would anybody in their right mind that wants to try to make
    > >> > videos use it, beats me. There are many other applications out there
    > >> > that are way better and don't crash constantly.
    > >> >
    > >> > You can either spend your time fighting with Microsoft crap or spend
    > >> > your time making videos. Kind of obvious which choice smart people
    > >> > make.
    > >> >
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>

    >
    >
    >


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  9. #9


    mijc2007 Guest

    Re: Windows Movie Maker is not working

    I checked the programs installed after the time It was last working and I saw
    that my husband installed a game (company of hereos) and a codec pack
    (combined community codec pack 2006-12-15). Do you think I should remove
    those programs? Thanks.

    "Graham Hughes" wrote:

    > Might also be a problem caused by adding or subtracting some other software
    > which is interfereing, have you done this at all?
    >
    > --
    >
    > Graham Hughes
    > MVP Digital Media
    > www.myvideoproblems.com
    >
    >
    > "PapaJohn" <papajohn@chartermi.net> wrote in message
    > news:%23U5IjptzHHA.4004@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > > The clues indicate the file somehow got a corruption... or your Vista
    > > system slipped a gear. I'd do a couple things
    > >
    > > Capture a short test file from the camcorder and see if that one works ok
    > > in all places.... that would cover Vista and point to something about the
    > > problem file.
    > >
    > > Check the file with GSpot to see if you notice anything unusual...
    > > including testing the codec solution with the MS A/V buttons... if it
    > > plays OK in GSpot, do a conversion to to another DV-AVI file using
    > > VirtualDub and the Panasonic Codec. There are links on my website's Setup
    > > MM2 in XP > Other Software page.
    > > --
    > > website references are to www.papajohn.org
    > >
    > > PapaJohn
    > >
    > >
    > > "mijc2007" <mijc2007@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > news:1111E029-36D8-46A4-8773-AD3DFEB986A8@microsoft.com...
    > >> Hi there, since you teach movie maker, maybe you can help me with my
    > >> problem.
    > >> I have downloaded videos from my sony trv33 using firewire to my hp
    > >> laptop
    > >> with vista home premium and an .avi file was created. I imported it into
    > >> windows movie maker, edited it, added transitions, and burned a dvd. It
    > >> worked perfectly fine until yesterday. The WMM does not want to play nor
    > >> import the .avi file anymore. It also stopped working in Windows Media
    > >> Player and Windows Media Center. I don't know what went wrong, I did
    > >> not
    > >> change any of it's settings. A message comes out saying that it cannot
    > >> import/play .avi because it's not a supported file. How can I correct
    > >> this?
    > >> It's so frustrating. Would really appreciate your help. thanks.
    > >>
    > >> "PapaJohn" wrote:
    > >>
    > >>> each to his own....
    > >>>
    > >>> give a car to some and it crashes or doesn't work ... give the same car
    > >>> to
    > >>> others and it runs fine.
    > >>>
    > >>> I teach Movie Maker at my local library. Just before each class they set
    > >>> up
    > >>> the room with a dozen Sony Vaio laptops.... never used for Movie Maker
    > >>> until
    > >>> my classes.... and the users are new to the software. The funny thing is
    > >>> that in the classes we capture video from my camcorder, make movies,
    > >>> publish
    > >>> them, etc. No matter which of the randomly selected computers we use for
    > >>> the
    > >>> class, the movie-making works fine.
    > >>>
    > >>> There are lots of other video editing software packages to use... I
    > >>> encourage users to get them for the added features. Movie Maker is
    > >>> entry-level starter software.
    > >>>
    > >>> My libary classes use XP, not Vista... but Movie Maker in Vista is about
    > >>> the
    > >>> same as XP.
    > >>> ---
    > >>> website references are to www.papajohn.org
    > >>>
    > >>> PapaJohn
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>> "Adam Albright" <AA@ABC.net> wrote in message
    > >>> newsj0m63pkluc0fup2tq7dhqhfd2h7i1falh@4ax.com...
    > >>> > On Sat, 9 Jun 2007 13:30:37 -0400, "PapaJohn" <papajohn@chartermi.net>
    > >>> > wrote:
    > >>> >
    > >>> >>Only the Home Premium and Ultimate versions of Vista can handle DVDs
    > >>> >>an
    > >>> >>inputs.... and if it can't then you need to do file conversions. See
    > >>> >>my
    > >>> >>website's Import Movie Source Files > Video > Discs page.
    > >>> >
    > >>> >
    > >>> > Kind of stupid of Microsoft to call it Movie Maker then, don't you
    > >>> > think?
    > >>> >
    > >>> > Face it, Movie Maker is basically JUNK that is prone to crash or
    > >>> > simply not work. Even under the best of conditions it doesn't work
    > >>> > well. WHY would anybody in their right mind that wants to try to make
    > >>> > videos use it, beats me. There are many other applications out there
    > >>> > that are way better and don't crash constantly.
    > >>> >
    > >>> > You can either spend your time fighting with Microsoft crap or spend
    > >>> > your time making videos. Kind of obvious which choice smart people
    > >>> > make.
    > >>> >
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>>

    > >
    > >

    >
    >
    >


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  10. #10


    mijc2007 Guest

    Re: Windows Movie Maker is not working

    I checked my computer and it showed that Divx 5.2.1 is installed (came with
    the computer). The community codec pack that my husband installed might have
    corrupted my Windows Movie Maker. Do you think it's ok if I download the
    Divx 6 from their website to correct my problem. I read about system
    restoring in your website and I tried to do it but my problem is I was not
    able to make a restore point prior to this day. I wish I have done it before
    I started using my computer. Thanks.

    "PapaJohn" wrote:

    > The clues indicate the file somehow got a corruption... or your Vista system
    > slipped a gear. I'd do a couple things
    >
    > Capture a short test file from the camcorder and see if that one works ok in
    > all places.... that would cover Vista and point to something about the
    > problem file.
    >
    > Check the file with GSpot to see if you notice anything unusual... including
    > testing the codec solution with the MS A/V buttons... if it plays OK in
    > GSpot, do a conversion to to another DV-AVI file using VirtualDub and the
    > Panasonic Codec. There are links on my website's Setup MM2 in XP > Other
    > Software page.
    > --
    > website references are to www.papajohn.org
    >
    > PapaJohn
    >
    >
    > "mijc2007" <mijc2007@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:1111E029-36D8-46A4-8773-AD3DFEB986A8@microsoft.com...
    > > Hi there, since you teach movie maker, maybe you can help me with my
    > > problem.
    > > I have downloaded videos from my sony trv33 using firewire to my hp laptop
    > > with vista home premium and an .avi file was created. I imported it into
    > > windows movie maker, edited it, added transitions, and burned a dvd. It
    > > worked perfectly fine until yesterday. The WMM does not want to play nor
    > > import the .avi file anymore. It also stopped working in Windows Media
    > > Player and Windows Media Center. I don't know what went wrong, I did not
    > > change any of it's settings. A message comes out saying that it cannot
    > > import/play .avi because it's not a supported file. How can I correct
    > > this?
    > > It's so frustrating. Would really appreciate your help. thanks.
    > >
    > > "PapaJohn" wrote:
    > >
    > >> each to his own....
    > >>
    > >> give a car to some and it crashes or doesn't work ... give the same car
    > >> to
    > >> others and it runs fine.
    > >>
    > >> I teach Movie Maker at my local library. Just before each class they set
    > >> up
    > >> the room with a dozen Sony Vaio laptops.... never used for Movie Maker
    > >> until
    > >> my classes.... and the users are new to the software. The funny thing is
    > >> that in the classes we capture video from my camcorder, make movies,
    > >> publish
    > >> them, etc. No matter which of the randomly selected computers we use for
    > >> the
    > >> class, the movie-making works fine.
    > >>
    > >> There are lots of other video editing software packages to use... I
    > >> encourage users to get them for the added features. Movie Maker is
    > >> entry-level starter software.
    > >>
    > >> My libary classes use XP, not Vista... but Movie Maker in Vista is about
    > >> the
    > >> same as XP.
    > >> ---
    > >> website references are to www.papajohn.org
    > >>
    > >> PapaJohn
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "Adam Albright" <AA@ABC.net> wrote in message
    > >> newsj0m63pkluc0fup2tq7dhqhfd2h7i1falh@4ax.com...
    > >> > On Sat, 9 Jun 2007 13:30:37 -0400, "PapaJohn" <papajohn@chartermi.net>
    > >> > wrote:
    > >> >
    > >> >>Only the Home Premium and Ultimate versions of Vista can handle DVDs an
    > >> >>inputs.... and if it can't then you need to do file conversions. See my
    > >> >>website's Import Movie Source Files > Video > Discs page.
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> > Kind of stupid of Microsoft to call it Movie Maker then, don't you
    > >> > think?
    > >> >
    > >> > Face it, Movie Maker is basically JUNK that is prone to crash or
    > >> > simply not work. Even under the best of conditions it doesn't work
    > >> > well. WHY would anybody in their right mind that wants to try to make
    > >> > videos use it, beats me. There are many other applications out there
    > >> > that are way better and don't crash constantly.
    > >> >
    > >> > You can either spend your time fighting with Microsoft crap or spend
    > >> > your time making videos. Kind of obvious which choice smart people
    > >> > make.
    > >> >
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>

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