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wmm rejects to import mpg videos at a sudden

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Detlev

#1
Hi,
I've read, that WMM hast some difficulties with imprting some special video
file types - bu that is not *my* problem.
I have the problem, that at a sudden WMM on Vista Home Premium on a Dell
Inspiron 6400 does no longer imprt MPG-videos, even those which are included
in WMM as demo material. Media player though accepts them.
The error message is "FILENNAME could not be imported. Unknown error".
Once again: this happened at a sudden; I was able to import recorded TV
material or the included demo files before, but I have no idea what might
have caused the change in the meantime.
Any hint, help or suggestions welcome and mostly appreciated.
Regards from Germany
Detlev
 

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Detlev

#2
Sorry, I forgot to mention that I've installed some other software for video
cutting purposes in between, but uninstalled it again.
Regards
Detlev
 

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Cal Bear '66

#3
Sometimes uninstalling software does not work.

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


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

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Detlev

#4
Hi Cal,
thanks for your reply.
I'im not quite shure if I should make a sytem restore, as I deleted some of
the files in the recovery partition due to a space overrun there.
:((
Is there a way to re-install WMM ?
Could there be a codec damage and how could I mend that?

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

Regards
Detlev



Cal Bear '66" wrote:

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

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

>
 

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Graham Hughes

#5
System restore is a god send to problems like this. Always, but always make
a restore point before installing or un-installing anything at all.
Make sure you have plenty of space for system restore to keep a good number
of restore points.
WMM is part of windows, so to reinstall WMM is to reinstall windows.
WMP will use the codes differently to MM, so it's not much help if it works
I'm afraid.

I would use system restore.

--

Graham Hughes
MVP Digital Media
www.myvideoproblems.com


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

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

>>
 

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Cal Bear '66

#6
I'm sorry, but I must totally agree with Graham, I've had similar problems
(Media center receiver service has stopped working...), and the ONLY way
to resolve the issue was to do a system restore, uninstalling the programs
did not work.

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


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

>
>
 

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Detlev

#7
Hello Graham,
as the newest point for a restore is long after the time I've installed and
uninstalled that MAGIX software, there doesn't seem to be a chance to make a
proper repair of my operating system just from the recovery partition?
Should I use the Vista DVD (came with the DELL notebook) instead to
re-install Vista?
I'm new to this Vista stuff, just familiar with NT and W2K - those operating
sytems
seem to have been much easier to handle.

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

Thanks in advance.
Detlev



Graham Hughes" wrote:

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

>
>
>
 

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Cal Bear '66

#8
Recovery partitions are usually partitions created by the manufacturer
to enable you to recover your system to a factory install condition:
the operating system and all pre-installed applications.

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


"Detlev" <Detlev@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:DE520279-0660-44AF-8596-DF904F8E80E5@microsoft.com...
> Hello Graham,
> as the newest point for a restore is long after the time I've installed and
> uninstalled that MAGIX software, there doesn't seem to be a chance to make a
> proper repair of my operating system just from the recovery partition?
> Should I use the Vista DVD (came with the DELL notebook) instead to
> re-install Vista?
> I'm new to this Vista stuff, just familiar with NT and W2K - those operating
> sytems
> seem to have been much easier to handle.
>
> Would be great if replies from this discussion group would help me to find
> the adequate decision......
>
> Thanks in advance.
> Detlev
>
>
>
> Graham Hughes" wrote:
>
>> System restore is a god send to problems like this. Always, but always make
>> a restore point before installing or un-installing anything at all.
>> Make sure you have plenty of space for system restore to keep a good number
>> of restore points.
>> WMM is part of windows, so to reinstall WMM is to reinstall windows.
>> WMP will use the codes differently to MM, so it's not much help if it works
>> I'm afraid.
>>
>> I would use system restore.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Graham Hughes
>> MVP Digital Media
>> www.myvideoproblems.com
>>
>>
>> "Detlev" <Detlev@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:BC78C6C4-B637-456C-AE78-127DFBA23DFA@microsoft.com...
>> > Hi Cal,
>> > thanks for your reply.
>> > I'im not quite shure if I should make a sytem restore, as I deleted some
>> > of
>> > the files in the recovery partition due to a space overrun there.
>> > :((
>> > Is there a way to re-install WMM ?
>> > Could there be a codec damage and how could I mend that?
>> >
>> > WMP accepts the MPG-files and plays them............. (guess I've wrote
>> > that before).
>> >
>> > Regards
>> > Detlev
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Cal Bear '66" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Sometimes uninstalling software does not work.
>> >>
>> >> Try a System Restore to the point just before you installed
>> >> the software.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> "Detlev" <Detlev@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:8F13A5D5-D549-4CBA-B3CA-84039F835D9A@microsoft.com...
>> >> >
>> >> > Sorry, I forgot to mention that I've installed some other software for
>> >> video
>> >> > cutting purposes in between, but uninstalled it again.
>> >> > Regards
>> >> > Detlev
>> >>

>>
>>
>>
 

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Detlev

#9
Hi Cal,
there were several directories, including subdirectories with some large
zip-files.
I've deleted some subdirectories and some zip-files, so I re-gained some 4
GB out of nearly 10 (the recovery partion has a size of 10 GB, there was just
500 MB left and the system became slower and slower; therefore I thought....)
In the meantime I guess that I made a mistake.........
:((
The remainder question is: how to repair the mistake and the operating
system (well, it' just the unability of WMM to import MPG files that annoyes
me - besides that everything runs just fine)
Regards
Detlev


"Cal Bear '66" wrote:

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

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Cal Bear '66

#10
Did you create these files on that partition using Vista's File Backup?
Chances are, if you did not and if they came with the computer pre-installed
then they are for a complete factory reinstall.

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

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

I think you should contact the manufacturer about this.

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


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

>
 

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Detlev

#11
I didn't create anything explicitly - I guess, even that was caused by
settings in the pre-installed Vista on my new notebook.
I received it as a birthday present from my children (formerly I used NT and
W2K, but mainly OS/2), and I'm not yet familiar with this new MS system.

Yes, there is a recovery DVD for Vista (provided by DELL, with a DELL logo
on it.)

Perhaps I'll try that, after having asked our windows network admin in my
office. He might know what do to, as he's a certified MSE.




"Cal Bear '66" wrote:

> Did you create these files on that partition using Vista's File Backup?
> Chances are, if you did not and if they came with the computer pre-installed
> then they are for a complete factory reinstall.
>
> Did you make, or receive, recovery CDs or DVDs?
>
> You say you got the Vista disk as an upgrade from the manufacturer, right?
> I'm not even sure you could do a Vista reinstall without first reinstalling from
> the recovery partition and then using the Vista disk.
>
> I think you should contact the manufacturer about this.
>
> I, personally, get very antsy if everything isn't working properly, and would
> start over. You just might want to go back to the latest System Restore
> point that you do have.
>
>
> "Detlev" <Detlev@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:4312AD0F-0559-4DC3-9D18-62121C30A5DB@microsoft.com...
> > Hi Cal,
> > there were several directories, including subdirectories with some large
> > zip-files.
> > I've deleted some subdirectories and some zip-files, so I re-gained some 4
> > GB out of nearly 10 (the recovery partion has a size of 10 GB, there was just
> > 500 MB left and the system became slower and slower; therefore I thought....)
> > In the meantime I guess that I made a mistake.........
> > :((
> > The remainder question is: how to repair the mistake and the operating
> > system (well, it' just the unability of WMM to import MPG files that annoyes
> > me - besides that everything runs just fine)
> > Regards
> > Detlev
> >
 

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Cal Bear '66

#12
System Restore is a very valuable tool. It has failed sometimes
but it has also saved me many hours of work.
You have tried System Restore? ANY restore points available?
When you use Windows Update, restore points are automatically
made.

Good luck.


"Detlev" <Detlev@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:B04A7770-E3AD-4DBD-81EE-0D7B219EC3E1@microsoft.com...
>I didn't create anything explicitly - I guess, even that was caused by
> settings in the pre-installed Vista on my new notebook.
> I received it as a birthday present from my children (formerly I used NT and
> W2K, but mainly OS/2), and I'm not yet familiar with this new MS system.
>
> Yes, there is a recovery DVD for Vista (provided by DELL, with a DELL logo
> on it.)
>
> Perhaps I'll try that, after having asked our windows network admin in my
> office. He might know what do to, as he's a certified MSE.
>
>
>
>
> "Cal Bear '66" wrote:
>
>> Did you create these files on that partition using Vista's File Backup?
>> Chances are, if you did not and if they came with the computer pre-installed
>> then they are for a complete factory reinstall.
>>
>> Did you make, or receive, recovery CDs or DVDs?
>>
>> You say you got the Vista disk as an upgrade from the manufacturer, right?
>> I'm not even sure you could do a Vista reinstall without first reinstalling from
>> the recovery partition and then using the Vista disk.
>>
>> I think you should contact the manufacturer about this.
>>
>> I, personally, get very antsy if everything isn't working properly, and would
>> start over. You just might want to go back to the latest System Restore
>> point that you do have.
>>
>>
>> "Detlev" <Detlev@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:4312AD0F-0559-4DC3-9D18-62121C30A5DB@microsoft.com...
>> > Hi Cal,
>> > there were several directories, including subdirectories with some large
>> > zip-files.
>> > I've deleted some subdirectories and some zip-files, so I re-gained some 4
>> > GB out of nearly 10 (the recovery partion has a size of 10 GB, there was just
>> > 500 MB left and the system became slower and slower; therefore I thought....)
>> > In the meantime I guess that I made a mistake.........
>> > :((
>> > The remainder question is: how to repair the mistake and the operating
>> > system (well, it' just the unability of WMM to import MPG files that annoyes
>> > me - besides that everything runs just fine)
>> > Regards
>> > Detlev
>> >

>
 

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zachd [MSFT]

#13
According to WMP's Help:About:Technical Support Information, what MPEG/MPEG2
codecs does it say you have installed?

--
Speaking for myself only.
See http://zachd.com/pss/pss.html for some helpful WMP info.
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
--
"Detlev" <Detlev@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:DE520279-0660-44AF-8596-DF904F8E80E5@microsoft.com...
> Hello Graham,
> as the newest point for a restore is long after the time I've installed
> and
> uninstalled that MAGIX software, there doesn't seem to be a chance to make
> a
> proper repair of my operating system just from the recovery partition?
> Should I use the Vista DVD (came with the DELL notebook) instead to
> re-install Vista?
> I'm new to this Vista stuff, just familiar with NT and W2K - those
> operating
> sytems
> seem to have been much easier to handle.
>
> Would be great if replies from this discussion group would help me to
> find
> the adequate decision......
>
> Thanks in advance.
> Detlev
>
>
>
> Graham Hughes" wrote:
>
>> System restore is a god send to problems like this. Always, but always
>> make
>> a restore point before installing or un-installing anything at all.
>> Make sure you have plenty of space for system restore to keep a good
>> number
>> of restore points.
>> WMM is part of windows, so to reinstall WMM is to reinstall windows.
>> WMP will use the codes differently to MM, so it's not much help if it
>> works
>> I'm afraid.
>>
>> I would use system restore.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Graham Hughes
>> MVP Digital Media
>> www.myvideoproblems.com
>>
>>
>> "Detlev" <Detlev@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:BC78C6C4-B637-456C-AE78-127DFBA23DFA@microsoft.com...
>> > Hi Cal,
>> > thanks for your reply.
>> > I'im not quite shure if I should make a sytem restore, as I deleted
>> > some
>> > of
>> > the files in the recovery partition due to a space overrun there.
>> > :((
>> > Is there a way to re-install WMM ?
>> > Could there be a codec damage and how could I mend that?
>> >
>> > WMP accepts the MPG-files and plays them............. (guess I've
>> > wrote
>> > that before).
>> >
>> > Regards
>> > Detlev
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Cal Bear '66" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Sometimes uninstalling software does not work.
>> >>
>> >> Try a System Restore to the point just before you installed
>> >> the software.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> "Detlev" <Detlev@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:8F13A5D5-D549-4CBA-B3CA-84039F835D9A@microsoft.com...
>> >> >
>> >> > Sorry, I forgot to mention that I've installed some other software
>> >> > for
>> >> video
>> >> > cutting purposes in between, but uninstalled it again.
>> >> > Regards
>> >> > Detlev
>> >>

>>
>>
>>
 

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Detlev

#14
Hi,
sorry to say, but I have no idea at all, which codecs are installed or how
to find out or how to re-install them. I know that they're important, but
that's all.
Media player works fine without any error messages, it's just a problem to
import those files into movie maker, even those which came along with movie
maker as demo files. So I assume it can't be the files, but it must be some
irritation in movie maker.

BTW: thanks to all for your replies and your assistance.
Detlev




"zachd [MSFT]" wrote:

>
> According to WMP's Help:About:Technical Support Information, what MPEG/MPEG2
> codecs does it say you have installed?
>
> --
> Speaking for myself only.
> See http://zachd.com/pss/pss.html for some helpful WMP info.
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
> --
 

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zachd [MSFT]

#15
Go to Windows Media Player and open up the Help menu, click About, click
Technical Support Information . It will list out your installed MPEG and
MPEG2 decoders in a neat list. That's really valuable information and that
list is also consumed by Movie Maker. So-- there really is potential value
in answering this question, and it shouldn't be too difficult. Making sense
of that list may be, but that's why people like myself are here. =)

--
Speaking for myself only.
See http://zachd.com/pss/pss.html for some helpful WMP info.
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
--
"Detlev" <Detlev@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:12C54731-D754-413B-887D-41C480E752C1@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
> sorry to say, but I have no idea at all, which codecs are installed or how
> to find out or how to re-install them. I know that they're important, but
> that's all.
> Media player works fine without any error messages, it's just a problem to
> import those files into movie maker, even those which came along with
> movie
> maker as demo files. So I assume it can't be the files, but it must be
> some
> irritation in movie maker.
>
> BTW: thanks to all for your replies and your assistance.
> Detlev
>
>
>
>
> "zachd [MSFT]" wrote:
>
>>
>> According to WMP's Help:About:Technical Support Information, what
>> MPEG/MPEG2
>> codecs does it say you have installed?
>>
>> --
>> Speaking for myself only.
>> See http://zachd.com/pss/pss.html for some helpful WMP info.
>> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
>> rights.
>> --

>
 

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PapaJohn

#16
that's the first I've seen of a list of installed filters/codecs without
having to use a 3rd party tool..... thanks.
--
website references are to www.papajohn.org

PapaJohn


"zachd [MSFT]" <zachd@nomailplz.online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:OPq%23k4ggHHA.1312@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>
> Go to Windows Media Player and open up the Help menu, click About, click
> Technical Support Information . It will list out your installed MPEG and
> MPEG2 decoders in a neat list. That's really valuable information and
> that list is also consumed by Movie Maker. So-- there really is potential
> value in answering this question, and it shouldn't be too difficult.
> Making sense of that list may be, but that's why people like myself are
> here. =)
>
> --
> Speaking for myself only.
> See http://zachd.com/pss/pss.html for some helpful WMP info.
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
> rights.
> --
> "Detlev" <Detlev@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:12C54731-D754-413B-887D-41C480E752C1@microsoft.com...
>> Hi,
>> sorry to say, but I have no idea at all, which codecs are installed or
>> how
>> to find out or how to re-install them. I know that they're important, but
>> that's all.
>> Media player works fine without any error messages, it's just a problem
>> to
>> import those files into movie maker, even those which came along with
>> movie
>> maker as demo files. So I assume it can't be the files, but it must be
>> some
>> irritation in movie maker.
>>
>> BTW: thanks to all for your replies and your assistance.
>> Detlev
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> "zachd [MSFT]" wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> According to WMP's Help:About:Technical Support Information, what
>>> MPEG/MPEG2
>>> codecs does it say you have installed?
>>>
>>> --
>>> Speaking for myself only.
>>> See http://zachd.com/pss/pss.html for some helpful WMP info.
>>> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
>>> rights.
>>> --

>>

>
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#17
The problem you are going to have now, is if you re-install Vista, you
probably can't re-install all the other software which came on your machine,
as instead of giving you a dvd with it all on they preload it into this
partition. I'm surprised you have a vista cd, are you sure it isn't just a
repair cd which will take you to the partiton you have deleted all the files
from..

In the mean time, answer Zach's question below.

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

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Detlev

#18
Hi,
once again I have to apologize - I don't find any help menu in WMM in Vista !!
:((
There is no question mark or something similar in the menu title bar - just
different possibilities to handle media files in various manners.
Seems as if I were a bit too stupid to understand..........




"zachd [MSFT]" wrote:

>
> Go to Windows Media Player and open up the Help menu, click About, click
> Technical Support Information . It will list out your installed MPEG and
> MPEG2 decoders in a neat list. That's really valuable information and that
> list is also consumed by Movie Maker. So-- there really is potential value
> in answering this question, and it shouldn't be too difficult. Making sense
> of that list may be, but that's why people like myself are here. =)
>
> --
> Speaking for myself only.
> See http://zachd.com/pss/pss.html for some helpful WMP info.
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
> --
> "Detlev" <Detlev@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:12C54731-D754-413B-887D-41C480E752C1@microsoft.com...
> > Hi,
> > sorry to say, but I have no idea at all, which codecs are installed or how
> > to find out or how to re-install them. I know that they're important, but
> > that's all.
> > Media player works fine without any error messages, it's just a problem to
> > import those files into movie maker, even those which came along with
> > movie
> > maker as demo files. So I assume it can't be the files, but it must be
> > some
> > irritation in movie maker.
> >
> > BTW: thanks to all for your replies and your assistance.
> > Detlev
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > "zachd [MSFT]" wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> According to WMP's Help:About:Technical Support Information, what
> >> MPEG/MPEG2
> >> codecs does it say you have installed?
> >>
> >> --
> >> Speaking for myself only.
> >> See http://zachd.com/pss/pss.html for some helpful WMP info.
> >> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
> >> rights.
> >> --

> >

>
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Cal Bear '66

#19
Press Alt to see standard Menu Bar?


"Detlev" <Detlev@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:D3BEDC66-62B5-4757-97BC-587133A74F5F@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
> once again I have to apologize - I don't find any help menu in WMM in Vista !!
> :((
> There is no question mark or something similar in the menu title bar - just
> different possibilities to handle media files in various manners.
> Seems as if I were a bit too stupid to understand..........
>
>
>
>
> "zachd [MSFT]" wrote:
>
>>
>> Go to Windows Media Player and open up the Help menu, click About, click
>> Technical Support Information . It will list out your installed MPEG and
>> MPEG2 decoders in a neat list. That's really valuable information and that
>> list is also consumed by Movie Maker. So-- there really is potential value
>> in answering this question, and it shouldn't be too difficult. Making sense
>> of that list may be, but that's why people like myself are here. =)
>>
>> --
>> Speaking for myself only.
>> See http://zachd.com/pss/pss.html for some helpful WMP info.
>> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
>> --
>> "Detlev" <Detlev@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:12C54731-D754-413B-887D-41C480E752C1@microsoft.com...
>> > Hi,
>> > sorry to say, but I have no idea at all, which codecs are installed or how
>> > to find out or how to re-install them. I know that they're important, but
>> > that's all.
>> > Media player works fine without any error messages, it's just a problem to
>> > import those files into movie maker, even those which came along with
>> > movie
>> > maker as demo files. So I assume it can't be the files, but it must be
>> > some
>> > irritation in movie maker.
>> >
>> > BTW: thanks to all for your replies and your assistance.
>> > Detlev
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > "zachd [MSFT]" wrote:
>> >
>> >>
>> >> According to WMP's Help:About:Technical Support Information, what
>> >> MPEG/MPEG2
>> >> codecs does it say you have installed?
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Speaking for myself only.
>> >> See http://zachd.com/pss/pss.html for some helpful WMP info.
>> >> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
>> >> rights.
>> >> --
>> >

>>
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Detlev

#20
Thanks, Cal - I didn't know this function, sorry.
Now I have a list of audio and video codecs embedded in wmp - now it's my
turn to understand, which help this list can be for me or how to implement
codecs I need to maintain my mpg files im wmm.
Guess I go to bed now and try tomorrow - it's 23:40 over here.
Bye for now and thanks to all of you.
Detlev



"Cal Bear '66" wrote:

> Press Alt to see standard Menu Bar?
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