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Vista Windows Movie Maker - black screen in published videos

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The Shekinah

#1
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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Richard

#2
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.
 
D

Debbie

#3
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

#4
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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On Request

#6
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/2008/05/18/vista-movie-maker-black-screen-bug/)
>
>
> --
> franskatti
 
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PapaJohn

#7
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.

--
website references are to www.papajohn.org

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/2008/05/18/vista-movie-maker-black-screen-bug/)
>
>
> --
> franskatti
 
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skylaria

#8
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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skylaria
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skylaria

#9
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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skylaria
Posted via http://www.vistaheads.com
 
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Tech50

#10
"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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Tech50

#11
OOPS, Forgot to reply first time :) I Had a major issue with the black
screen halfway thru a video with 80+ clips, titles and music. Turns out You
need to split it up into smaller groups with less than 30 clips and publish
them, then take the published version and put it back in movie maker to join
as many segments as needed, publish again then add titles or music and
publish again and HOORAA the thing Finally plays :) (I did notice a
slight drop in quality doing it this way but at least it works now).

"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
>
>