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1.Re: Extracting audio from video in LIVE Movie Maker
Posted by PapaJohn on 12/12/2010 9:26:27 PM
welcome to the forum....

the new Windows Live Movie Maker has the same separate video and audio tracks as the earlier versions. What's changed is that in earlier versions you could drag a 2nd copy of the video clip down to the audio/music track and Movie Maker would handle it as an audio file. With the new version you need a source file that has a file extension indicating it's an audio file.

What I do is rename the video file to videofile.wmv.wma and it'll go ...
2.Re: Extracting audio from video in LIVE Movie Maker
Posted by PapaJohn on 12/13/2010 5:18:47 PM
You won't be able to effectively rename the extension if your system is still set to the default of not letting you see such a file extension.
3.Re: Extracting audio from video in LIVE Movie Maker
Posted by PapaJohn on 12/14/2010 6:38:00 PM
good going and thanks for the feedback!!! there's aways many ways to make something work...
4.Re: Problem converting using Xilisoft Video Converter
Posted by PapaJohn on 1/16/2011 6:28:44 PM
You don't need to choose between WLMM and WMM.... you can use both and they don't conflict. Use WLMM as a conversion utility if it works for you, and then edit your projects in MM6 if you prefer. WLMM is free from....

http://download.live.com/

No, WLMM can't do everything MM6 can do.... for example it can't use 3rd party or custom effects and transitions.
5.Re: Problem converting using Xilisoft Video Converter
Posted by PapaJohn on 1/17/2011 12:52:50 PM
I removed the Xilisoft Video Converter from my website as being my preferred all-purpose conversion utility, and stopped providing downloadable copies of the trial versions.
6.Re: Problem converting using Xilisoft Video Converter
Posted by PapaJohn on 1/20/2011 7:21:20 PM
You're using a Vista system and I'm using Windows 7, which could be why we get different results.

I installed the Sony PMB software that came with my camcorder.... it might have installed another codec. I don't know. And I don't know what codecs WLMM is using. If you didn't install software that came with your camcorder, do it and see if it makes a difference.

WLMM can do conversions but if it doesn't then you're into having to use a conversion utility. Now ...
7.Re: Problem converting using Xilisoft Video Converter
Posted by PapaJohn on 1/24/2011 1:41:26 PM
great info snoopydoo.... yes, today's camcorders are made for users who want to shoot and view, not edit.

There's always a quality loss when doing a file conversion. I wonder what you would think of the wmv files made by WLMM.... if you email a test file (under 10 megs) from the camcorder I can do a conversion with WLMM in Windows 7 and email the wmv file back. Then you can tell us where it stands against the other conversion utilities.

My email address is on ...
8.Re: Problem converting using Xilisoft Video Converter
Posted by PapaJohn on 1/16/2011 1:37:58 AM
Hi Snoopydoo.... thanks for sending a copy. Your post and sample file make very interesting study pieces. I think I'll write a full article about the issue(s). Here are some of the things I see:

- my new Sony HDR-CX550 camcorder shoots the same or similar files to yours. Each scene produces an .M2TS file with the video/audio in it, a corresponding .MODD file with metadata about the file in it, and an .MOFF file which is an analysis of the scene's content. For movie editing ...
9.Re: PapaJohn suggested using templates in Photo Story 3
Posted by papajohn on 4/7/2010 3:49:50 AM
Hi Macky,

I guess you're having a permission issue which will vary with the system and user. When I developed my templates I was using XP and had no problem swapping out the temp files with others. As Vista and Windows 7 might have different security settings/controls I just downloaded my countdown clock template and tried it in Windows 7. I had no problem swapping out the jpg files but find the file lock on the open audio wma file blocking the swapping of it. I had to delete ...
10.Re: PapaJohn suggested using templates in Photo Story 3
Posted by papajohn on 4/10/2010 2:32:49 PM
I just tried again in Windows 7.... and had no problem swapping a .jpg file with a different one... here are my steps

- open the PS3 temp project folder using 'Computer' file manager... I picked image 99.jpg as my target to swap out. I can't delete it due to file locking by PS3.
- open the folder with the image I want to use as the replacement, using another copy of the 'Computer' file manager.... rename the selected file to align with the one I'm replacing, in this ...
11.Re: PapaJohn suggested using templates in Photo Story 3
Posted by papajohn on 4/16/2010 4:19:47 PM
I was with you doing tax prep work... thanks for the feedback.
12.Re: photostory 3 conversion
Posted by papajohn on 2/26/2010 3:04:13 PM
welcome to the forum...

Photo Story 3 is what makes the wmv file from the PS3 wp3 project file.... see my website's Photo Story 3 > Saving page for the difference between saving the project and saving the story (the wmv file).
13.Re: photostory 3 conversion
Posted by papajohn on 2/27/2010 1:16:31 PM
Micrsoft tweaked the download/setup process for PS3 so it now works for Windows 7 systems. Try it again.
14.Re: photostory 3 conversion
Posted by papajohn on 2/27/2010 3:15:04 PM
thanks for the note about Firefox... I'll add a comment to my website.
15.Re: Movie Maker cant publish the movie
Posted by PapaJohn on 10/12/2009 1:16:23 PM
Yes, that's the nature of codecs in the world of video editing.... there are hundreds of them on your computer and for the beginner, novice, and experienced users... can be difficult to sort out and manage.
16.Re: Movie Maker cant publish the movie
Posted by PapaJohn on 7/12/2009 1:01:29 PM
Come back when you've used your new one for a while and tell us about it. Movie Maker is the starting point for many users.... who wonder what to use next.
17.Re: Movie Maker cant publish the movie
Posted by PapaJohn on 4/29/2007 1:10:15 AM
thanks remyc....

I added a comment about the Voxware audio codec(s) to my Problem Solving > Crashes and Hangs page.

I'm guessing that finding the codec file and renaming it would have the same effect as doing the registry renaming... and avoid having to muck around in the registry. It's a step to take the codec out of the picture.
18.Re: Movie Maker cant publish the movie
Posted by PapaJohn on 5/9/2007 12:53:30 AM
no, not enough.... you're coming in at the tail end of a post with what appears to be a new topic. I suggest you start a new thread and explain it a bit more...
19.Re: Movie Maker cant publish the movie
Posted by PapaJohn on 9/30/2007 2:03:07 PM
I don't have it in my registry either... not needed for Movie Maker to work OK
20.Re: Movie Maker cant publish the movie
Posted by PapaJohn on 10/7/2007 1:28:16 PM
hmmm.... I was going to add iac25_32.ax to my list of problem codecs.... but you said the fix didn't work for you... so I guess I'll hold off on it.l
21.Re: Movie Maker cant publish the movie
Posted by PapaJohn on 10/12/2007 9:45:14 PM
thanks DozeBeatsS... and welcome to the forum

With you seconding it, I added it to my list of codecs that Movie Maker can have issues with. I also see that earlier this year it was reported to have been involved in DVD Maker crashing in Vista.
22.Re: Movie Maker cant publish the movie
Posted by PapaJohn on 10/14/2007 1:53:05 AM
thanks again... it's easy to erase the item.
23.Re: New Transitions pack: ShaderTFX with PIP + Chroma + Gradient Wipes
Posted by PapaJohn on 7/25/2007 10:11:28 PM
On my Home Basic laptop the DLL and other files setup in the new folders, but the DLL fails to register. The transitions show up in Movie Maker but function only as wipes.
24.Re: New Transitions pack: ShaderTFX with PIP + Chroma + Gradient Wipes
Posted by PapaJohn on 7/26/2007 3:34:41 PM
hey kid, your zest to help others is appreciated. you might find the issue before anyone else.
25.Re: New Transitions pack: ShaderTFX with PIP + Chroma + Gradient Wipes
Posted by papajohn on 7/26/2007 6:55:08 PM
kid... if you have suggestions about how to register or unregister a DLL in Vista... independent of Rehan's work... please share them here so others can try it.

I tried turning off the user security controls as suggested by one post on another forum, but that didn't succeed...

as Rehan said, the issue seems more about how to successfully register a DLL in Vista.
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