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Windows Movie Maker is not working

M

Mimosa

#1
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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PapaJohn

#2
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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Adam Albright

#3
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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PapaJohn

#4
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
news:oj0m63pkluc0fup2tq7dhqhfd2h7i1falh@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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mijc2007

#5
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
> news:oj0m63pkluc0fup2tq7dhqhfd2h7i1falh@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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PapaJohn

#6
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
>> news:oj0m63pkluc0fup2tq7dhqhfd2h7i1falh@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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Graham Hughes

#7
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
>>> news:oj0m63pkluc0fup2tq7dhqhfd2h7i1falh@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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mijc2007

#8
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
> >> news:oj0m63pkluc0fup2tq7dhqhfd2h7i1falh@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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mijc2007

#9
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
> >>> news:oj0m63pkluc0fup2tq7dhqhfd2h7i1falh@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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mijc2007

#10
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
> >> news:oj0m63pkluc0fup2tq7dhqhfd2h7i1falh@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.
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >>

>
>
>
 

My Computer

P

PapaJohn

#11
A DV-AVI file is about 13 GB in file size for an hour of video.... does you
imported file size align with that?

In Vista you can import using the import wizard or you can import from Movie
Maker. Which one are you using?
--
website references are to www.papajohn.org

PapaJohn


"mijc2007" <mijc2007@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:88A99E43-F6A2-4AE3-B2B9-CF42E3E35D14@microsoft.com...
>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
>> >> news:oj0m63pkluc0fup2tq7dhqhfd2h7i1falh@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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P

PapaJohn

#12
for codecs, you should be able to leave what is installed and use the Tools
> Options > Compatability tab to uncheck those that might be causing

issues.... but that's a different issue than capturing from your camcorder
to a DV-AVI file, which doesn't need Movie Maker open.
--
website references are to www.papajohn.org

PapaJohn


"mijc2007" <mijc2007@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0B52E566-6893-47AE-99A4-CB7288A55786@microsoft.com...
>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
>> >> news:oj0m63pkluc0fup2tq7dhqhfd2h7i1falh@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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M

mijc2007

#13
Yes, the DV-AVI is about 13 GB /hr of video and I usually import using the
import wizard. I also tried importing avi from the Movie Maker yesterday and
it's still not working. I'm so frustrated already about it because it was
all working before. I was able to burn 4 sets of dvd using .avi and edited
it in Windows Movie Maker last July 7.

"PapaJohn" wrote:

> A DV-AVI file is about 13 GB in file size for an hour of video.... does you
> imported file size align with that?
>
> In Vista you can import using the import wizard or you can import from Movie
> Maker. Which one are you using?
> --
> website references are to www.papajohn.org
>
> PapaJohn
>
>
> "mijc2007" <mijc2007@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:88A99E43-F6A2-4AE3-B2B9-CF42E3E35D14@microsoft.com...
> >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
> >> >> news:oj0m63pkluc0fup2tq7dhqhfd2h7i1falh@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.
> >> >> >
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>

>
>
>
 

My Computer

M

mijc2007

#14
There's no porblem in the importing. I tried it also yesterday and the
wizard was able to import the avi file. It even plays while it's importing.
I was able to play it using quicktime just to see if the videos are complete
but when I try to open it using WMM, WMP and WMC, it doesn't play although I
see the thumbnails. I tried to burn the video I imported using the DVD maker
but it keeps saying that the .avi file is not a supported file. I will try to
uncheck the files in the compatibility tab and try to import now.

"PapaJohn" wrote:

> for codecs, you should be able to leave what is installed and use the Tools
> > Options > Compatability tab to uncheck those that might be causing

> issues.... but that's a different issue than capturing from your camcorder
> to a DV-AVI file, which doesn't need Movie Maker open.
> --
> website references are to www.papajohn.org
>
> PapaJohn
>
>
> "mijc2007" <mijc2007@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:0B52E566-6893-47AE-99A4-CB7288A55786@microsoft.com...
> >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
> >> >> news:oj0m63pkluc0fup2tq7dhqhfd2h7i1falh@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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P

PapaJohn

#15
Can I assume it also doesn't play in the Photo Gallery player?
--
website references are to www.papajohn.org

PapaJohn


"mijc2007" <mijc2007@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5D163CAC-B44B-4483-A24B-DC17428659D4@microsoft.com...
> There's no porblem in the importing. I tried it also yesterday and the
> wizard was able to import the avi file. It even plays while it's
> importing.
> I was able to play it using quicktime just to see if the videos are
> complete
> but when I try to open it using WMM, WMP and WMC, it doesn't play although
> I
> see the thumbnails. I tried to burn the video I imported using the DVD
> maker
> but it keeps saying that the .avi file is not a supported file. I will try
> to
> uncheck the files in the compatibility tab and try to import now.
>
> "PapaJohn" wrote:
>
>> for codecs, you should be able to leave what is installed and use the
>> Tools
>> > Options > Compatability tab to uncheck those that might be causing

>> issues.... but that's a different issue than capturing from your
>> camcorder
>> to a DV-AVI file, which doesn't need Movie Maker open.
>> --
>> website references are to www.papajohn.org
>>
>> PapaJohn
>>
>>
>> "mijc2007" <mijc2007@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:0B52E566-6893-47AE-99A4-CB7288A55786@microsoft.com...
>> >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
>> >> >> news:oj0m63pkluc0fup2tq7dhqhfd2h7i1falh@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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Graham Hughes

#16
Personlaly I'd remove the codec pack and tell him not to install any again.
Single codecs when you require tehm for a purpose, are ok, and only get tehm
from the manufacturers site, so go to divx for a divx codec, but packs can
contains lots of codecs, most you'll never need and can cause problems like
this. Also, unscrupulous people put all sorts of spyware/malware in
packs!!!!

--

Graham Hughes
MVP Digital Media
www.myvideoproblems.com


"mijc2007" <mijc2007@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C4B7880E-0912-4492-B0E3-4DCB1E2A0377@microsoft.com...
>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
>> >>> news:oj0m63pkluc0fup2tq7dhqhfd2h7i1falh@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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M

mijc2007

#17
Yup, it also doesn't play there. I t works now though. I uninstalled
everything my husband installed in my laptop since the last it worked and now
it's fine. Now my problem is that whenever I play a dvd in the media center,
there's no sound but it works perfectly well in media player. I guess I
can't really make everything work at the same time. Thanks a lot for your
help.

"PapaJohn" wrote:

> Can I assume it also doesn't play in the Photo Gallery player?
> --
> website references are to www.papajohn.org
>
> PapaJohn
>
>
> "mijc2007" <mijc2007@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:5D163CAC-B44B-4483-A24B-DC17428659D4@microsoft.com...
> > There's no porblem in the importing. I tried it also yesterday and the
> > wizard was able to import the avi file. It even plays while it's
> > importing.
> > I was able to play it using quicktime just to see if the videos are
> > complete
> > but when I try to open it using WMM, WMP and WMC, it doesn't play although
> > I
> > see the thumbnails. I tried to burn the video I imported using the DVD
> > maker
> > but it keeps saying that the .avi file is not a supported file. I will try
> > to
> > uncheck the files in the compatibility tab and try to import now.
> >
> > "PapaJohn" wrote:
> >
> >> for codecs, you should be able to leave what is installed and use the
> >> Tools
> >> > Options > Compatability tab to uncheck those that might be causing
> >> issues.... but that's a different issue than capturing from your
> >> camcorder
> >> to a DV-AVI file, which doesn't need Movie Maker open.
> >> --
> >> website references are to www.papajohn.org
> >>
> >> PapaJohn
> >>
> >>
> >> "mijc2007" <mijc2007@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:0B52E566-6893-47AE-99A4-CB7288A55786@microsoft.com...
> >> >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
> >> >> >> news:oj0m63pkluc0fup2tq7dhqhfd2h7i1falh@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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Mehul K

#18
Movie maker - Can not see the created movies

Hi, I recently started using windows movie maker. I haev 3 GB of RAM and I was trying to create one movie out of several dozens of clips and pictures with mp3 songs and effects. The movie is about 22 minutes long. When I published the movie and opened it, I just couldn't see the movies. However, when it came to the point when images are loaded, that part was fine. Bottomline is, I can not see the short movies which were combined to make one big movie of 22 minutes. What could be the possible solution or problem?

Mehul
 

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