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Feb 11 2011

Top Problems with Windows Live Movie Maker 2011


cnaxw4t5 thumb Top Problems with Windows Live Movie Maker 2011As the forums team with questions and issues with Windows Live Movie Maker 2011, the forums are but a charade to make the users of Windows Live Movie Maker think that someone is going to help them resolve their issues. The thing that Windows Live Movie Maker needs the most is a LOG; it needs an application log— to log things that it’s doing when these errors come a long.
Windows Live Writer has an application log, but let’s admit to some truth here, Microsoft really didn’t write Windows Live Writer; they just adopted a great application and made it good. The progression of Windows Live Movie Maker is slight, but the problem presented in the forums seem to go unanswered… For the past couple of months I have been hanging out in the Windows Live Movie Maker forums attempting to help other users;getting some some answers and figuring out others…
So I have the top issues/problems with Windows Live Movie Maker and the the official responses/resolutions.

I have spent enough time in the support forums to tell you exactly what the weak points are for Windows Live Movie Maker. And I have spent enough time in the Windows Live Movie Maker attempting to help other users while attempting to help myself. My last straw came as I, myself, was working on a video project only to be struck with the same bludgeoned problem as those many others I had been attempting to help. My Windows Live Movie Maker crashed as I was attempting to build my project. It crashed… there was no recovery, there was nothing. When I tried to re-open the project I have saved many times before; Windows Live Movie Maker just reported the project was corrupt…
Windows Live Movie Maker just expected me to suck it up and start all over. Nah- that’s not how I operate. So, I have some information to share and this will serve as my departure notice to Windows Live Movie Maker and the ‘support’ forum…

And for those who are searching for help… maybe one of these subjects below will help you.


Here’s the list…

There’s no official HELP MANUAL…
sfk1ezeg thumb Top Problems with Windows Live Movie Maker 2011Windows Live Movie Maker doesn’t come with an official user manual; Microsoft expects their new application to be so simple it doesn’t require documentation… Thankfully, a kind soul created an user manual/guide for Windows Live Movie Maker 2011. It’s in PDF form and it’s 1.5mb; free to download. Link: http://www.box.net/shared/bedsnr2001 Microsoft has deemed that Windows Live Movie Maker is so simple that even a mental reject can figure it out and yet, there are so many questions. It takes a solitary person to sit down and write all the things about Windows Live Movie Maker to generate the unofficial user manual for Windows Live Movie Maker. I’m surprised the site isn’t crippled by the sheer requests for this document. And good work to the author by the way.

There’s no TIMELINE …
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As much as the techs in the forum want make an attempt to convince everyone that the new GUI interface for the composing of the video’s is a ‘timeline’ it’s not; ask anyone who has every used a video editing program and they’ll tell you… Windows Live Movie Maker doesn’t have one. This is Windows Live Movie Maker version of a timeline.

The crap they add on the right is a storyboard.

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It’s virtually impossible to place the audio exactly where you want it. Half the time you can’t drag-and-drop the audio. You have to pull the storyboard pointer to a specific spot and then choose ‘add audio’— it’s friggin stupid.

Editing AUDIO in Windows Live Movie Maker is broken…
zih30jtm thumb Top Problems with Windows Live Movie Maker 2011Windows Live Movie Maker allows you to add audio to a video, but if you have to go back to edit the audio, it affects the entire timeline. For instance, if you remove the first audio insert, all the audio after that’ll not stay in place. I have already reported this to the 2nd echelon techs and they confirm it, and there’s nothing to do about it right now. And if you are attempting to use the SPEED function of the VIDEO for a specific section/clip of video; as soon as you apply the affect, the audio for the video section is gone— completely. And the only options you have for sound are fade in, fade out and the audio mixer [between the default audio and the alternate audio].

Fonts and Font Backgrounds…
Windows Live Movie Maker doesn’t offer an option to have a font background color; all fonts for the titles are transparent. So you have to worry about placing the text in areas that are going to be seen, or not seen; or choose a font color that looks so out of place it’s nuts.

Video/Audio Codecs support is non-existent…
One of the biggest issues in Windows Live Movie Maker I the lack of video support for the common video formats on the web. The simplest fact is that Windows Live Movie Maker doesn’t work unless you have the proper codecs installed in to the operating system. You would think that Microsoft would have thought about this more…

According to the support page for Windows Live Movie Maker 2011; it supports an array of video formats; and those are:

Link:
http://explore.live.com/windows-live-movie-maker-file-types-faq

According to the support page for Windows Live Movie Maker 2011; it supports an array of video formats; and those are:
Windows Media Video (WMV) files
» Native to Windows Live Movie Maker 2011 «
.wmv
Windows Media files
.asf and .wm
AVCHD files
.m2ts and .m2t
Apple QuickTime files
.mov and .qt
DV?AVI files
.avi
Microsoft Recorded TV Show files
.dvr-ms and .wtv
MPEG?4 movie files
.mp4, .mov,.m4v, .3gp, .3g2, and .k3g
MPEG?2 movie files
.mpeg, .mpg, .mpe, .m1v, .mp2, .mpv2, .mod, and .vob
MPEG?1 movie files
.m1v
Motion JPEG files
.avi and .mov
Ref:
http://explore.live.com/windows-live-movie-maker-file-types-faq

What this reference page doesn’t say is that you have to provide the codec! Most people are asking, what the Hell is a codec?! They know the video they shot on their camera is supposed to work with the Windows Live Movie Maker application. And the standard response from Microsoft on this is:

You should make an attempt contact the manufacturer of the device and see if they offer any download’able codecs/drivers for your device- making it compatible with your operating system.

or

Here’s the supported file types for Windows Live Movie Maker…

http://help.live.com/help.aspx?project=wl_movie_makerv1&market=en-ie&querytype=topic&query=wl_movie_maker_ref_supportedfiles.htm

And something about codecs…

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Codecs-frequently-asked-questions

 

Really?! Really…
z2on4ab0 thumb Top Problems with Windows Live Movie Maker 2011Or they send you to a page to explain to you what a codec is, and that’s where their support stops. Microsoft/Windows Live Movie Maker techs typically don’t offer you a link to the right codec…

They typically only offer a link to a page with Codec FAQ’s and the formats Windows Live Movie Maker supports.

On the other hand, I have been attempting to point out, despite the lack of endorsement from the Microsoft tech in the forum, that download a ubiquitous codec pack COULD be a resolution…

I suggest two programs [either or], GSPOT or VLC; they have a built-in database/codecs to help to identify your media file.

Link:
http://www.free-codecs.com/download/gspot.htm

Link:
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Then search free-Codecs website for the matching audio/video codec; download and install it.
Link:
http://www.free-codecs.com

Or install a codec pack:
http://www.free-codecs.com/Codec_Packs.htm

I did see this ONE time! And only once…


I called out the support techs on Windows Live Movie Maker, basically telling another user that ‘ Windows Live Movie Maker techs were not going to help, they can’t offer links to codecs’…
The very next post was by a support tech. The thing is, he was talking from his own experience, with his own Windows Live Movie Maker and his own iPhone
But I’ve never seen another response in that manner, or format. It was the Codec to IPhone and Panasonic Phones

Link:

http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/download/raw/index.html

Windows Live Movie Maker can’t handle LARGE projects…
According to Microsoft techs in the Windows Live Movie Maker forum, Windows Live Movie Maker has horrible issues with managing system resources. Basically, Microsoft has confirmed that you can add as many images and videos as you want to Windows Live Movie Maker 2011, but if you make an attempt save or compose with that media Windows Live Movie Maker could crash [based on your resources]. And these issues are based on the size of the video being produced and the resources on the local PC. It’s a legacy problem from the last version..

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/814836

Microsoft support would suggest adjusting your page file… to account for a lack of local resources.

Link:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Change-the-size-of-virtual-memory

The techs in the forum report that they’ll be attempting to address this in the future… but right now; you’re screwed.

Movie Maker isn’t compatible with Windows ‘Live’ Movie Maker…
This is partly true. Windows Live Movie Maker doesn’t read the old Movie Maker files completely. And there’s some that are flat out not compatible. Many projects have been completely lost by attempting to go to the new Windows Live Movie Maker. And many that have chose make an attempt Windows Live Movie Maker have done so only to revert back to an old version of Movie Maker.
» Please note that Windows Live Movie Maker and Windows Live Photo Gallery are a bundle set. Uninstalling Windows Live Movie Maker will remove Windows Live Photo Gallery. To do this…

Start» Run» APPWIZ.CPL Windows Live essentials [update/uninstall] Select Windows Live Movie Maker and go through the steps of removing it.

OR…

To uninstall Windows Live Movie Maker, click Start » Run, then type/paste the following and press Enter: msiexec /x {9F479685-180E-4C05-9400-D59292A1B29C} …and go through the steps of removing it. [recommend rebooting at this point]

You should now be able to reinstall the older versions from here. This is for Vista and Windows 7 – 32 and 64-bit.

Link: [found by Grapeman1965]
http://members.shaw.ca/wmm6/wmm6.html

 

The techs for Windows Live Movie Maker Don’t know…
For the most part the techs in the forum are lost— nothing but a crew of keywords and canned responses; they offer no straight answers on how to fix anything with Windows Live Movie Maker. Of all the questions that have been asked, I have rarely seen a resolution.

I believe most of the credit goes to PapaJohnMVP for having an already wealth of information about codecs and tips to pull from. And I find the techs lack of vigilance depressing. It’s taking DAYS on getting questions answered on topics; somet times they don’t even answer some poor souls. And if they do, when they do, it’s typically just a non-focued canned response. I can say I at least read the questions, tried to give users some information they could use.

And the forums SEARCH is worthless…

Christ does the SEARCH function in Windows Live forums suck! You can choose to search ONLY Windows Live Movie Maker and type in just the things you want to see and the friggin stupid thing goes out and grabs every ‘gorrammit’ word in the whole friggin world, except the forum you wanted to search. Microsoft doesn’t allow the forums to be indexed by Google, so you can’t even get results from the forum searched otherwise.

So you can take this for what it is, a collection of answers and resolutions to several things with Windows Live Movie Maker. And you can take this as a person who really tried to make it work, to really help others; but doing this is like defending a Ford Pinto… just not worth it. Sadly, this was a canned response I put on a lot of responses…
If you’d like, you can leave feedback for the Windows Live Movie Maker 2011 team for suggestions/improvements:
Link: https://feedback.live.com/default.aspx?productkey=moviemaker

And I don’t think ANYONE from Microsoft checks that box for anything. If they did, they’d have released some updates by now.

 

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AND here are some other things for me to share…
How to Loop VIDEO with Windows Live Movie Maker
If you want Windows Live Movie Maker 2011 to loop video [over and over], that’s unrealistic. Windows Live Movie Maker doesn’t have that feature. To have the movie loop over and over again, would be a setting on the media playing application [continuous or loop]. Looping the video can be done via the Windows DVD Maker application, but you have to export the video to WMV first and then open Windows DVD Maker. Only then will you get options to LOOP the DVD video.

How to adjust the video output of Windows Live Movie Maker
To adjust the output of the WMV file of Windows Live Movie Maker, do this… In Windows Live Movie Maker, MENU, SAVE MOVIE The eMail option is typically going to give you the best ratio option for size and resolution. But you can use ‘custom settings’ if you need to. How to edit the audio in Windows Live Movie Maker

How to import MOV/MP4 files in to Windows Live Movie Maker
I was having issues with importing MOV files and found Windows Live Movie Maker has an issue with the extension of MOV; I changed the files to MP4 and it worked better. If you’re having issues with MOV/MP4/h.264 high def videos, I believe my information could help you import MOV files directly in to Windows Live Movie Maker without having to convert them first. Take a look at my video… Maybe it can help you…

Link:
http://www.lehsys.com/2010/09/how-to-import-mov-files-in-to-windows-live-movie-maker-easy/

How to SPLIT a movie with Windows Live Movie Maker
If you need to SPLIT a movie in half or in to multiple parts, you can do this… Windows Live Movie Maker 2011 doesn’t have a super intelligent way to ‘split’ a movie easily. [save this half/save that half] But you can open the movie in Windows Live Movie Maker, get to a breaking point and use the ‘split’ option under VIDEO » EDIT. Notate the time/positions of the break; you’ll need that later. Under the movie preview. Delete the [remaining] other half and then save the [first] one half to a WMV file. To finish, repeat the process for the second half of the movie, breaking the movie at the same time/position and exporting to WMV.

How to get a WMV on to a DVD- and it work.
If you’re trying to get Windows Live Movie Maker [WMV] file to work with a standard DVD player, there are some options…

Option A.
You can make an attempt simply write the WMV file to a DVD using any DVD software you want. Ensure your DVD player can handle the media you’re going to be using; either DVD-r or DVD+r. And while SOME DVD players will play WMV files, not all can— there lies a problem. A solution would be to buy another DVD player that SAYS it supports WMV, but this doesn’t make it compatible with ALL DVD players [back to square one].

Option B.
You can use the SAVE option in Windows Live Movie Maker to export to DVD. The MOVIE is then converted to WMV— The completed movie is handed off to Windows DVD Maker… Another issue is that NOT all DVD players are equal. Some will play self-authored DVD’s, others won’t [simple fact]. You can try other another DVD player, or you can try another type media [Memorex, Imation, Sony…] or try another software package to burn the WMV to a DVD [like ConvertXDVD]… The real answer is to find the right media and the RIGHT software package that burns the movies correctly. Personally, Windows DVD Maker doesn’t work for me, and mine [never has].

How to TRIM and DELETE video clips with Windows Live Movie Maker
If you need to TRIM and Delete sections of video… In Windows Live Movie Maker select the movie clip you want to edit by double-clicking on it. Then use the edit TOOLS at the top [ribbon]. To adjust the beginning and closing of the video, use the TRIM option. To take out parts of the video, use the SPLIT option at the beginning and the end of the section you want to remove. Then DELETE the section you don’t want [the middle].

That’s it friends…
I have nothing left to offer on the subject of Windows Live Movie Maker. I’m washing my hands of it. If you choose to use it, good luck. If it works for you, then your considered a ‘blessed’ user. I may get some crap from this post, but everything here is factual. It’s from the support forum and it’s from reports from other users, and myself. Your welcome to check out the support forums as well…
Link:

http://www.windowslivehelp.com/forums.aspx?productid=5

This is what I took away from using Windows Live Movie Maker. Windows Live Movie Maker is a free program from Microsoft. Microsoft doesn’t make anything, they copy/assimilate and then re-brand applications/software. I really can’t complain about free; it’s free. But you aren’t going to motivate developers on a free application by complaining. If I really want to get nasty, and complain; I’ll pay for it— then I have a true reason to complain. I hope this helps…

I wish you the best with your project…

 

Thank you,
Larry Henry Jr.
LEHSYS.com

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105 comments
Emma
Emma

It is driving me CRAZY! So I'm trying to make a video montage of my holiday using video and photo files all from the same camera all .MTS with a soundtrack of some songs. It's about 14 minutes long. What it does is randomly decide that some of the videos are unplayable and put a little yellow warning sign on a grey background where the video is. I close it and reopen it and it's fine then i play it back and it does it again... the files are corrupt or missing but they're all there and all the SAME! I've been trimming and splitting them and changing the speed around but surely the whole point of the programme is to edit the video how you like! I reopen it again and try and save it immediately, it gets to about 20% then says that I need to find the files on my computer or remove any corrupt files. I don't know what a corrupt file is and the damn application keeps on changing it's mind on which ones are and which ones are not. Help. Please.

Andy
Andy

I can't seem to get this right.....I already have the Video set up and Audio down in the timeline.. my problem is the part of the song I want to add to my video is like a minute into the song, how do I get that and put it into my movie...?? Every time I drag it, the song always starts at the beginning,.....this shit is frustrating.... I hope this makes sense to someone...

Rian
Rian

Hi! Im actually using Windows Movie Maker not live, but I was hoping this was also an issue so I could get help here. Okay, so Im making a movie out of pictures, right? And every picture has a code in which it's saved in, correct? I understand that, but what I don't understand is why in the beginning, while the text comes up in my title, it says the code of the picture coming next, such as image92847927 and then my name, say my name was Suzie, it'll say this.. images938082760 Suzie ( Or whatever code the picture is saved in ) Please help me!

video Jan
video Jan

i have spent many hours trying to find a solution to the following problem. After editing film (video & stills) for @12 min. the video gets jumpy, the sound goes out and the frames go blank with exclaimation warning marks appear on the frames (edited clips). I have used this program successfully during the first half of 2011. I have a 18 mo old HP computer with Windows 7. Movie maker was preinstalled. During the last week I have spent @4 hours per day with HP and Microsoft with no positive results. Microsoft advisor finally said that they do not have a help line for Windows Live Movie Maker in Windows 7 as it was a free install. They could have helped if it was in Windows XP or Vista as it was not a free program. For me this is astounding and I am very doubtful as to the reality of this answer. HP said I should buy a new & better program for movie making. After reading many forums, I believe the problem is that an update was done in Nov. 2011. After this update, the Live Movie Maker program is using too much memory and thus crashes after a period of editing. Does anyone agree with me?

Jason
Jason

When i go to publish my video to Facebook from Windows Live Movie Maker the screen goes to a faded colour and it says it's not responding, please help me!!! :(

RAM
RAM

In Windows Live Movie Maker there is no possibility to change colour of the back ground panel. It would be better if this feature is developed in this new version. However, many people like me are liking to stick on to the old version of WINDOWS MOVIE MAKER for reasons 1) freeware 2) user friendly 3) time-line facility etc. The Microsoft has to think of developing the Windows Live Movie Maker with new useful additional features Thank you

Krista
Krista

I'm in the process of making a video with "Windows Live Movie Maker" If I save it will I be able to go back and edit it later on? Or once I save it then its all done and over?

Byron
Byron

Having serious issues with WLMM right now and can't figure it out. I record videos of raids for my guild in world of warcraft with a free capture program called Xfire and upload them for people to see. Sometimes the videos are too big or too long to upload, so I load them into WLMM and split them, save them in an HDcode .wmv and upload to the two new videos into Xfire. Recently, something has changed, I don't know if it was the major security updates from a month ago or what, but now when I load a movie into WLMM, there is no video, only sound. The videos still play fine in WMP and are .avi files but there's nothing but black in WLMM. And its not just one video, EVERY video does it, even the ones I've used before in WLMM and ones WLMM coded itself. Please help Things I've already done: updated sounds/video drivers updated codecs updated Xfire uninstalled and reinstalled Xfire WLMM divX Rolled back WLMM update Nothing has worked, is there any advice you could give without offering a program I have to pay for?

godssonflower
godssonflower

My issue with WLMM is as I'm editing my videos, randomly every minute or two a video clip will become 'corrupted'. So I have to close the program and reopen so it'll be normal again. Is there anything easy I can do to fix this or should I just switch video editing programs?? My recent post New Years Resolutions For 2012

Kasun Ranatunga
Kasun Ranatunga

I am having a real problem. When i try to save my file as a project, Windows Live Movie Maker says that it can't find the path and therefore i can't save it. All i can do is make a movie and not edit it! Then i look to the paths and i find nothing. What is going on ? Please help me!!!

POP
POP

When I save a file it says its 11 seconds, but when I play, it plays 16 seconds worth of video ? any help on correcting this since when I upload it takes the value of 11 seconds.

help please
help please

I have been using Windows Movie Maker (Windowsn XP) and I am now switching to Windows Live Movie Maker (Windows 7). I have many video files uploaded from a videocamera in a *.wmv format. When I bring up those files in Windows Movie Maker, the single hour long file appears as multiple video clips with a date/time stamp for each clips, with the clips based on when the video camera was started/stopped. These clips are very helpful. When the same *.wmv file is brought up in Windows Live Movie Maker, there is just one hour long video shown. How can I get Windows Live Movie Maker to show the same clips, with the date/time stamp as Windows Movie Maker?

philip
philip

iv just finished my project on windows live movie maker and when i play it back its perfect but when i burn a dvd and play it on the dvd player there is no sound, can't understand it can anyone help please

Ashlopia
Ashlopia

SOmeone i know spent 7 hour making a movie on Windows Live Movie Maker for his elderly father for Christmas. It wwas very emotional. It goes for almost half and hour but now won't let him burn it to a dvd. He has tried every way possible to save it. (As in 'Burn to a DVD' or "For HD Resolution' or "Recommended Setting") Nothing has proveiled. Need help URGENTLY. Also, it used to crash, but since the update nothing bad has happened. It does freeze though. I need to help this someone. Any ideas?

bigno34
bigno34

I opened my movie windows live movie maker out of curiosity. It has now taken over my computer by opening whenever I try to open other media programs or I try to uninstall it. I am using Windows Vista Home Premium on an HP with AMD Phenom 9150e Quad-Core Processor, 4 GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430. I have no idea what to do to get rid of this problem. I just hope there is a fairly simple solution. Thanks.

Harro123
Harro123

When I import mpg video from my camcorder it plays fine and clear on Windows Media Player. If i then import it into WLMP to edit it plays with a jitter or judder and lacks some clarity as compared to when played in Media Player. I have tried various save options but to no avail....If I burn the video to a DVD without putting thru WLMM its fine but if i "edit" using WLMM its crap. PLEASE HELP ????

CHRIS
CHRIS

HOW DO YOU STOP DUPLICATE PHOTOS IN THE SAME FRAME?

Matt
Matt

The problem I am having is that when I create a video using my webcam it just shows up as a black screen on windows Live movie maker. Seriously, the raw footage is fine but when I transfere it onto windows live movie maker there's no video, just audio. I've tried re-installing the webcam's software, windows live movie maker but nothing. It seems to be an un-common problem as I've had trouble finding people with the same problem. Anyone got any suggestions? if you do I'd be most grateful for you to share them. Cheers.

R.R.Deshmukh
R.R.Deshmukh

When I publish music added video only half the screen video is displayed other half being blank why?

deep
deep

Windows live movie maker 2011 really sucks....Audio will not play if we upload more than 50 photos.It is sporadic sometimes it plays and sometimes it get stuck and doesn't play. 'Not Responding' message comes and it freezes every 10 minutes. Can anyone provide a solution/reason as why audio will not play even if volume is high in Music options? Also I am not able to Save the movie it freezes and will not save the movie and unable to export it.. Please help

R. W. Toy
R. W. Toy

Hi I am new to video editing and had just bought a new sony vaio that it came pre packed with. I spent about two nights editing a concert I had filmed and was already to put it on a dvd. When I played it back it was absolute rhubarb. I know I saved it to the computer, that being one of the choices and the resolution was meant to be quite high, but it was as if I had saved in the lowest resolution you could imagine. Luckily I still had the original footage on my camcorder. I have now bought Magix Easy Video and this looks like it could be a very easy and good program to use. Hope this helps others.

melon
melon

Hi, I'm trying to add music to my WLM project, but it only plays 64 seconds of it. Why, and how do I fix this?

Arrika
Arrika

I made a video with movie maker and it played fine on my dvd player except that there was too much black space around the video when on tv. Decided to fix the problem in movie maker by changing to widescreen. Published the video and burned it with Windows dvd maker. The video won't play now. I've been reading that it needs to be .avi but my first video was in .wmv format. Any suggestions?

pleasehelp!!!
pleasehelp!!!

please help!! when i go to move a photo in my windows live movie maker- it links a bunch together saying moving 80 or moving 6 and it won't let me individually select them!! also, it seems to only now have video tools on the top........can anyone help??!!

phodee
phodee

am getting the same shit, i opened my current projects and all the videos are black! i have tried to open all my other projects to see if it's just an issue with that project but no its all the same crap, black screens everywhere. ahhhahahaahahahhh! i havent changed nothing with my source videos, i hope there is a solution to this. note: i have tried the uninstall and reinstall of the program but no avail. Help

Plecto
Plecto

Hi Larry, I just installed WLMM 2011 on a Windows 7 32bit virtual machine running on VMWare and tried to import a WMV video (VC-1 WMV3 PAL codec). What happens is that I can see several thumbnails (frames) of the video, but when I play it I only hear the audio but don't see the video at all (I see a black preview). To be more precise, I add that I can hear and view the video correctly with VLC on the same virtual machine. Using WLMM, I also tried to record a video from my webcam. I was able to see the video while recording it, but then when playing it, I could only see the audio, and again a black screen. Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks in advance

lehenryjr
lehenryjr

it sounds like the problem that you're running into, maybe an issue of resources. If the media files are working initially, and then they stop working; it's most likely issues of resources. Windows Live Movie Maker has a long history of not managing resources properly when trying to render videos. I'll make the suggestion about adjusting your page file if you haven't done it already, or you might try working with smaller sections of video and then compiling them later into one complete video. This is one of the main reasons I switched from Windows Live Movie Maker; it just wasn't stable enough. To cover for the consistent reports of resource issues in Windows Live Movie Maker; the standard response from Microsoft techs is to adjust your PAGEFILE — it's helpful in some cases. Here's how: http://bit.ly/e1drNL As a recommendation— In the Initial Size box, enter a value equal to one and a half times the amount of the computer's installed RAM. In the Maximum Size box, enter a value equal to twice the amount of the Initial Size value. Note: You can change it back to what it was if this doesn't work for you… I hope this helps... Later, Larry My recent post Movie Review: Batman – The Dark Knight Rises

Rian
Rian

Oh nevermind, I got it.

lehenryjr
lehenryjr

The depressing thing about the Windows Live Movie Maker forum is that it's the same problem day in and day out; there's no progress with Windows Live Movie Maker and Microsoft isn't releasing updates for the application. Problems from corrupt project files, superfluous memory usage and another big one; being compatible with the various standard video and audio formats. In my early beta testing, these things kind of went unnoticed, but after spending more time with Windows Live Movie Maker and being in the forums the problems are clearly apparent. And again, these problems go unanswered… Windows Live Movie Maker/Windows Live Essentials, people would have thought would've been released on an annual schedule; they have tossed that too. If they were on a proper release schedule wave 5 of Windows Live Essentials would be out already [like November of last year (2011)]. In light of these issues and having experienced several of them, I realized that if you're doing video production on a regular basis, I needed something a little more professional and a little more stable… I would recommend MAGIX Movie Edit Pro Plus; it has everything I was searching for in a video editing package, very flexible, lots of effects and options… I wrote a post on it [including a video]… http://www.lehsys.com/2011/02/techie-review-movie... I hope this helps... Until next time, Larry Henry Jr.

lehenryjr
lehenryjr

Windows Live Movie Maker has the ability to save the current project [as WLMP] in a project file and/or export to a WMV file… If you saved the project to a location on your hard drive with a WLMP extension; it's a textual file that points to all the references of media and effects that are used in the project— there's no actual media in the file, and the file size is typically very small. If you have this file, just load that it. From that point, you can continue editing the project just as you did before with all the robust features/options. If you saved the project as a WMV file; that's a final [export] production version… you can load it, but you can't edit it like before with robust options. At that point, you are simply loading a video clip. Ensure to save in a WLMP… and you can then come back and edit it. I hope this helps... Later, Larry

lehenryjr
lehenryjr

If you've got a NVIDIA card, that could be your issue; many users are reporting issues with the latest NVIDIA drivers and it's causing a mess. Try downgrading to the previous version, or look for newer version. I hope this helps... Later, Larry

lehenryjr
lehenryjr

What you are describing is a case of resources… Windows Live Movie Maker is really bad about handling system resources and can cause plenty of issues. To check on this, if you run in to issues with Windows Live Movie Maker, pull up the Task Manager and see how much Windows Live Movie Maker [the application] is taking/using from your system. If it's using more memory than anything else, that could be your problem… To cover for the consistent reports of resource issues in Windows Live Movie Maker; the standard response from Microsoft techs is to adjust your PAGEFILE — it's helpful in some cases. Here's how: http://bit.ly/e1drNL As a recommendation— In the Initial Size box, enter a value equal to one and a half times the amount of the computer's installed RAM. In the Maximum Size box, enter a value equal to twice the amount of the Initial Size value. Note: You can change it back to what it was if this doesn't work for you… I hope this helps... Later, Larry

lehenryjr
lehenryjr

According to some of the posts and resolutions; there could be a problem with your user profile. Try creating a new user profile and then make an attempt to save the project again. If it works; your user profile is damaged… how? Microsoft doesn't know. Windows Live Movie Maker makes certain assumptions that folders, files and registry entries should be pre-existing; it doesn't check for them, nor create them [even if required], but creating a NEW profile in Windows does this. Basically, this could mean 'something' with your profile is damaged or missing preventing Windows Live Movie Maker from working properly. Sadly, Windows Live Movie Maker dev tech's have failed to post anything that remotely says what those pre-requisite folder, files and registry entries are… at this point using another profile is the temp solution. Link: http://www.windowslivehelp.com/thread.aspx?postid... Link: http://su.pr/19OJNe I hope this helps... Later, Larry

lehenryjr
lehenryjr

Good morning .. Each video that's imported into Windows Live Movie Maker is represented in a video clip [w/o the time and date]. If the hour long video [compilation] is one big file, you'll only see a single clip; and if the video compilation is multiple files, Windows Live Movie Maker should import all the videos as individual clips, allowing you to arrange the clips to your accord.I hope this helps... and Thanks for your comments... Thank you, Larry Henry Jr. LEHSYS.com approve

lehenryjr
lehenryjr

In an effort to clarify the process of how a DVD is created from Windows Live Movie Maker; I offer this… » Windows Live Movie Maker has no DVD authoring functions at all; none. 1. Windows Live Movie Maker is a video editing software package, it takes in the video clips and audio, and allows you to compose them in a specific way [as a project]. 2. Windows Live Movie Maker only exports video as WMV; not directly to DVD format [VOB]. 3. Once the video is exported to WMV, in a temp location, the WMV is converted again, to VOB format by Windows DVD Maker. 4. Windows DVD Maker controls the chapters, looping, authoring and BURNING of the DVD. You need to check the exported WMV first; if the WMV is good [having sound] the problem lies in the conversion to VOB and Windows DVD Maker. Try using an alternative DVD authoring application. Download WinX DVD - DVD Authoring software… This is an alternative DVD authoring software package for converting your videos directly to VOB, to be placed on a DVD disc. It offers functions for Standard quality and HD quality, it has functions to control the DVD menu and chapter controls… and it's without charge of any kind. Link: http://su.pr/2g63vV I hope this helps... Later, Larry

lehenryjr
lehenryjr

To cover for the consistent reports of resource issues in Windows Live Movie Maker; the standard response from Microsoft techs is to adjust your PAGEFILE — it's helpful in some cases. Here's how: http://bit.ly/e1drNL As a recommendation— In the Initial Size box, enter a value equal to one and a half times the amount of the computer's installed RAM. In the Maximum Size box, enter a value equal to twice the amount of the Initial Size value. Note: You can change it back to what it was if this doesn't work for you… I hope this helps... Later, Larry

lehenryjr
lehenryjr

Sounds like a file association issue… maybe this could help… http://www.winvistaclub.com/t19.html If you want to uninstall Windows Live Movie Maker 2011, you have some options... » Please note that Windows Live Movie Maker and Windows Live Photo Gallery are a bundle set. Uninstalling Windows Live Movie Maker will remove Windows Live Photo Gallery. To do this... Start» Run» APPWIZ.CPL Windows Live essentials [update/uninstall] Select Windows Live Movie Maker and go through the steps of removing it. or To uninstall Windows Live Movie Maker, click Start » Run, then type/paste the following and press Enter: msiexec /x {9F479685-180E-4C05-9400-D59292A1B29C} ...and go through the steps of removing it. [recommend rebooting at this point] Windows Live Movie Maker should be removed. I hope this helps... Later, Larry

lehenryjr
lehenryjr

You can only have 1 picture per slide; what are you discussing? When you are asking for help, it's best to provide as much information you can about the problem or issue that you have and then make an attempt to explain all the things you have tried, thus far, to make an attempt to resolve that issue. People can help; but they need to know as many important details first... Just trying to help... Later, Larry

lehenryjr
lehenryjr

Maybe I misunderstand… Windows Live Movie Maker has the option to capture web cam videos; try capturing it directly in to the application. Windows Live Movie Maker… Setup a webcam The process of using the webcam with Windows Live Movie Maker is relatively simple… in most cases. But if your webcam works with other video services like Skype [Microsoft], MSN [Microsoft] and web services like Google+; the problem is Windows Live Movie Maker. But I have tried to illustrate the standard setup here. Link: http://su.pr/2To8lW or if you are capturing it with another application; try converting it… I have some suggestions for video conversion. I have used all three of these video converters and think are are very good; and easy to use. They all have the video conversion options you'd be searching for and handle plenty of formats— and they're all free. A video converter is great if you can't find the right codec, and need to get moving on your project. Link: http://www.videoconverterfactory.com/free-video-c... http://videoconverter.hamstersoft.com/ http://www.freemake.com/free_video_converter/ I hope this helps... Until next time, Larry Henry Jr.

lehenryjr
lehenryjr

I'm not able to help you; you're not giving me enough information the mesh with. Adding music to video in Windows Live Movie Maker shouldn't a problem. And if you are publishing a video, how does it look before you publish? and What service? Later, Larry

lehenryjr
lehenryjr

It's one of the largest problems with Windows Live Movie Maker… CODECS in general; what you need to know about codecs, in a nutshell, is that they dictate whether or not the audio, video or both are recognized properly by Windows Live Movie Maker [or any other media application for the most part], and it's important to have the right codecs installed/updated. It affects the performance of Windows Live Movie Maker and it also affects the rendering of the videos/audio inside the application— And Windows Live Movie Maker offers no automated assistance in resolving the issues of codecs. Loading codecs for Windows Live Movie Maker is left to the users/customers to find and install. Another is resources… Windows Live Movie Maker is really bad about handling system resources and can cause plenty of issues. To check on this, if you run in to issues with Windows Live Movie Maker, pull up the Task Manager and see how much Windows Live Movie Maker [the application] is taking/using from your system. If it's using more memory than anything else, that could be your problem… If you're having issues with Windows Live Movie Maker Crashing, maybe you wight want to check this out on some common stuff to be checking… It's a list of all the common things you need to know about Windows Live Movie Maker and how to address those problem areas… Link: http://su.pr/1J0R3W Just trying to help... Later, Larry

lehenryjr
lehenryjr

Keep me posted; I wouldn't mind comparing notes… Thanks for your comments... Later, Larry

lehenryjr
lehenryjr

Thanks for contacting me… Windows Live Movie Maker only exports to WMV; there are no other options. You can change the resolution and the dimensions of the movies you export, but all the videos you export will be to WMV. Even when the file is written to a DVD; it's exported to WMV and then Windows DVD Maker converts that to VOB [for DVD]. To adjust the output of the WMV file of Windows Live Movie Maker, do this... In Windows Live Movie Maker, MENU, SAVE MOVIE The eMail option is typically going to give you the best ratio option for size and resolution. But you can use 'custom settings' if you need to. Download WinX DVD - DVD Authoring software… This is an alternative DVD authoring software package for converting your videos directly to VOB, to be placed on a DVD disc. It offers functions for Standard quality and HD quality, it has functions to control the DVD menu and chapter controls… and it's without charge of any kind. Link: http://su.pr/2g63vV I hope this helps... Thanks for your comments... Later, Larry

lehenryjr
lehenryjr

I would leave Windows Live Photo Gallery and just link to the media files directly. There's too much crap in Windows Live Photo Gallery to figure out what's messed up today. I don't every have problems linking or drag-and-drop files directly in to Windows Live Movie Maker. I believe drag-and-drop is easier than the official function of adding videos. I hope this helps... Until next time, Larry Henry Jr.

Giovani
Giovani

I think Super DVD Creator is your best choice,It alway works well for me. It can corevnt and burn AVI to DVD, WMV to DVD, DivX to DVD, Xvid to DVD, RM RMVB to DVD, Asf to DVD, VOB to DVD, MPEG-1/2, MOV(Quicktime), MP4, 3GP, MOD files to DVD. Super DVD Creator is the easy way to create your DVD video disc with DVD Menu and DVD subtitles.You can see detail and check it out:Step by Step Tutorial:I hope this may help you.

Byron
Byron

That did the trick! Thank you very much for saving me from having to learn a new problem just to split a movie in two. Never occurred to me to check that, but in hindsight makes total sense. Thank you very much for helping me and for being a voice of hope for other lost people with this program. -Byron

Hillary
Hillary

To Whom It May Concern ~ I thank you for you generous response to peoples problems about Windows Movie Maker. I can currently working on two projects and having the EXACT same issues all the time. I check your resource reference and my Movie Maker does take up a HUGE amount of resources. going from 270,000 to 230,000k. MY MAIN ISSUE IF ANYONE CAN HELP is that when I save ANY project as a Movie Maker file and go to reopen it, the audio WILL NOT PLAY. at all. This mean that I basically have to redo every single project ANYTIME someone wants to make a change because I cannot track the accuracy or the audio to the visual content. IF ANYONE has ANY ideas about how to make this happen I'd be extremely appreciative. My email is FireFly@NightRideUSA.com I thank you for your time and help. God Bless All in All Ways!! Peace!!

Byron
Byron

...program, not problem....it's late, time for bed. =P

lehenryjr
lehenryjr

I don't know the audio format you're using, but have you tried converting it? e.g. from MP3 to WAV? Does that make a difference for you? Just trying to help... Later, Larry

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