|1.||Re: Best settings when converting from MTS to WMV (any-video converter)
Posted by splante on 1/10/2012 12:53:21 PM
I would start by taking a look at the properties of the source file to begin with. A good freeware program for doing this is GSpot (google it). I would match your frame size, bitrate and framerate to match the source video because changing any of those will impact the quality of the converted file. Similarly for the audio data.
As for codecs, if there is a Microsoft codec for video and/or audio, I would use that. Codecs are going to depend on the converter and what is on ...
|2.||Re: Importing trouble
Posted by splante on 1/22/2013 4:41:48 PM
Convert your files to WMV. Trying to get codecs working correctly is like playing whack a mole. Some problem always keeps popping up.
Freemake makes a good freeware converter. Just remember that being freeware, they attempt to install crapware with it. The only thing it needs to install is the .NET Framework.
|3.||Re: Directly Importing MP4s
Posted by splante on 12/21/2011 1:38:31 PM
I wish you luck directly using your MP4s. Based on my experiences, I prefer converting my source clips first, but it is a personal preference.
One thing I noticed when I tried to use the MPG files from my camcorder is that I had more problems the more complicated the project became. It is something to keep in mind and watch for if you start doing a project that starts having more clips in it than you normally use. You might run into problems and need to subdivide the project.
|4.||Re: Free conversion .mov files to .wmv files
Posted by splante on 11/3/2011 7:37:26 AM
Do you lose quality when you convert a movie, yes you always do. The relevant questions are do you lose enough quality to really notice a difference and does the converted movie make editing your movie easier? Freemake typically does a great job and gives you movie files that work very well with Movie Maker that make editing a lot easier.
My personal experience is that converting the MPEG2 files from my camcorder to a more Movie Maker friendly format has made editing so much ...
|5.||Re: Upload video on youtube
Posted by splante on 10/31/2011 1:46:22 PM
If you have a WMV of your final movie, go to the youtube website and upload your WMV from there instead of trying to upload it from WLMM. There might be something screwy going on for you with WLMM and just going to youtube can work when you have problems with WLMM.
|6.||Re: Upload video on youtube
Posted by splante on 10/31/2011 2:28:19 PM
You might try posting a question on the Windows Live Solution Center". MS support does monitor those forums and might be able to help.
|7.||Re: Upload video on youtube
Posted by splante on 11/3/2011 7:26:20 AM
Are you uploading in WLMM or are you saving your movie first and then uploading it through the YouTube website?
|8.||Re: Windows Movie Maker cannot save the movie to the specified location?
Posted by splante on 7/28/2011 2:31:11 PM
Remove the MP3 and see if you can save the movie. If so, convert the MP3 to WMA and use that in the movie.
|9.||Re: Windows Movie Maker cannot save the movie to the specified location?
Posted by splante on 7/28/2011 2:33:12 PM
Opps, I just realized you hijacked another thread. What file formats are you using? WMV files work best for video and WMA or WAV work best for audio.
|10.||Re: Audio Issues
Posted by splante on 7/19/2012 9:52:02 AM
Convert the MP3 file to a WMA audio file. Freemake makes a good freeware audio converter. Be careful about what it tries to install.
|11.||Re: movie maker only allowing 7seconds duration of music
Posted by splante on 11/3/2011 12:03:56 PM
What file format is your source file?
|12.||Re: movie maker only allowing 7seconds duration of music
Posted by splante on 7/4/2011 6:51:38 PM
What is the duration in the collection bin? I wonder if the problem is one of your videos then. Converting to wmv often helps.
|13.||Re: movie maker only allowing 7seconds duration of music
Posted by splante on 7/4/2011 5:13:28 PM
It probably is because it is an mp3 file. Converting MP3 files to WMA files usually fixes problems like these.
|14.||Re: Audio is out of sync after rendering
Posted by splante on 7/16/2011 7:42:15 AM
Let me guess, the audio is an MP3? I would try converting any audio files to WMA format because it tends to work the best in Movie Maker. If that doesn't fix your problem, you probably need to convert your video files to WMV format.
|15.||Re: Audio is out of sync after rendering
Posted by splante on 7/16/2011 2:30:43 PM
What filetypes are your videos?
|16.||Re: Audio is out of sync after rendering
Posted by splante on 7/16/2011 10:08:52 PM
I would recommend converting the AVI files to WMV.
Movie Maker uses a much more complicated filter set when it saves a movie than when it previews one. Previewing okay doesn't mean it will render okay always.
|17.||Re: Audio is out of sync after rendering
Posted by splante on 7/16/2011 10:09:13 PM
Are the ones out of sync the AVIs?
|18.||Re: New To This Forum And Having Problems With WMM2.6 on Windows 8.
Posted by splante on 11/7/2013 1:01:32 PM
You'll have more luck reaching PapaJohn at Movie Maker Facebook group.
|19.||Re: New To This Forum And Having Problems With WMM2.6 on Windows 8.
Posted by splante on 11/7/2013 7:42:52 PM
Remember that you are talking about a program that was compiled for Vista, which was two Windows versions before Windows 8. And was largely based on a version for the version of Windows before that. When you go from one version of Windows to another, things break.
There is one more thing you can try, but no guarantees it will work. You could always try right clicking on the MovieMk.exe file and select properties. Then go to compatibility and try putting it into ...
|20.||Re: DON'T DO THESE THINGS IF YOU WANT A GOOD OUTCOME
Posted by splante on 5/31/2011 2:28:58 PM
It is likely that it was the MP3. Converting audio to WMA works best in all versions of Movie Maker.
It is possible that the timing could be affected. I would suggest making a backup copy of your project and try replacing the audio in it. Check and see how it affects your timing.
|21.||Re: Movie stops saving halfway?
Posted by splante on 5/30/2011 7:09:31 AM
Movie files such as AVI or WMV are what are called containers. Inside the files, there are many possible codecs that could be used to encode the video. WMV files will tend to have Microsoft codecs in them, so they tend to work better than other file types such as AVI. But even a WMV file could use a problem codec for the video that will cause Movie Maker problems.
Different converter programs may use different codecs. People are tending to have pretty good luck with ...
|22.||Re: Movie stops saving halfway?
Posted by splante on 5/26/2011 12:11:27 PM
You are hitting a complexity barrier. As you add more clips, effects, and transitions, the complexity of the project goes up. You reach a point where Movie Maker can no longer save the entire thing. There is a solution/workaround for this. You will need to break your project up into smaller subprojects. Here is how you do that:
1) Make a copy of your project. I'll refer to it as Part1.mswmm for convenience.
2) Start deleting clips from the end of your subproject ...
|23.||Re: Movie stops saving halfway?
Posted by splante on 5/26/2011 12:20:20 PM
Sorry, I thought you had meant you had problems with multiple source files.
WMV files are still container files, which means they can be encoded with lots of different codecs. It sounds like the codec your converter is using may not be a Movie Maker friendly one. A couple of suggestion:
1) Try Freemake. It is a converter that is recommended quite a bit.
2) If you can save files one at a time in Movie Maker, you use Movie Maker to convert them. Sometimes ...
|24.||Re: photo story 3 alternative
Posted by splante on 1/28/2013 4:58:32 PM
I think it is hit or miss on Photo Story 3 on Windows 8. I know PapaJohn has not been able to install it, but it did install okay on my Windows 8 Dell desktop.
Do you want a freeware program or are you willing to pay for it? I'm not sure of any free programs. Adobe Photoshop Elements will do slide shows. In version 6, it is as easy to make slide shows as Photo Story 3. Version 6 will only do 4:3 slideshows however and I have not been able to get a custom profile to work to ...
|25.||Re: photo story 3 alternative
Posted by splante on 1/28/2013 5:02:11 PM
If you have tried to install Photo Story 3, did you right click on the installer and try Troubleshoot Compatibility? Sometimes that helps get something to work.