[Lights, Camera, Action]

Home    Forums    Tutorials    Search    Books    Links 

Windows Movie Maker tips, tutorials, forums and more...



 
Windows Movie Maker Home   Search   Login   Register   Member List  
Windows Media  > Windows Media Player and Zune  > My WMP will not play certain files - get error message    
Previous Thread :: Next Thread 
 Author Thread: My WMP will not play certain files - get error message
Sunnydu is not online. Last active: 3/20/2010 5:40:56 AM Sunnydu
Joined: 06 Jan 2010
Total Posts: 6
 
My WMP will not play certain files - get error message
Posted: 18 Mar 2010 10:46 AM
For some reason, my Windows media Player will not play certain files. I get the X error message saying that it does not recognize the file, curiously, I've also been having trouble saving some of my Movie maker projects to my computer. I'm wondering if the two issues are associatated?

Just wondering if anyone could offer any suggestions as to how to fix the problem.

thanks,
Sunny
neophyte is not online. Last active: 1/23/2017 4:01:46 PM neophyte
neos-world.is-great.org
Top 25 Poster
Forum Moderator
Joined: 08 Aug 2006
Total Posts: 20113
 
Re: My WMP will not play certain files - get error message
Posted: 18 Mar 2010 09:24 PM
Is sounds like you're trying to use unsupported file types. Post back with the file format of your source files and which versions of Windows, Windows Media Player and Movie Maker you have.

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. -- Confucius
Sunnydu is not online. Last active: 3/20/2010 5:40:56 AM Sunnydu
Joined: 06 Jan 2010
Total Posts: 6
 
Re: My WMP will not play certain files - get error message
Posted: 19 Mar 2010 12:28 AM
My Operating system is Windows xp Media Center Edition, version 5.1

the file formats are: video: dv.avi and audio are .wav
WMM version: 2.1 & WMP version 11

My main issue is not being able to save and export one particular file - all my other project files have saved and exported fine. They are all from the same source as well.

The WMM maker error message I get is:

"The Project contains source files that are missing or have been modified after import. Project cannot be saved as a movie until the source files have been located or deleted from the project.

I'm at a complete loss. I've tried reducing the size and even saving video clips separate from the audio clips to no avail. Both my C drive and external hard drive are set as NTSC.

Not sure what else to do.
neophyte is not online. Last active: 1/23/2017 4:01:46 PM neophyte
neos-world.is-great.org
Top 25 Poster
Forum Moderator
Joined: 08 Aug 2006
Total Posts: 20113
 
Re: My WMP will not play certain files - get error message
Posted: 19 Mar 2010 09:47 PM
Those are all compatible file formats.

Do all or just some of those files play normally in Windows Media Player? If just some, try deleteing those that don't play normally from your Movie Maker project and then see if you can save your movie (try saving it as both a wmv and DV-AVI file, if you have a problem with the first one you try).




I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. -- Confucius
chris198810 is not online. Last active: 11/25/2016 12:30:28 AM chris198810
Joined: 02 Dec 2013
Total Posts: 43
 
Re: My WMP will not play certain files - get error message
Posted: 07 Jun 2016 04:25 AM
Rename your files to .wmv. If it still doesn't work, try to use a video conversion tool to convert your files to WMV and then import to WMP. It works for me.
Previous Thread :: Next Thread 
Page 1 of 1
 
Movie Maker Forums  > Windows Media  > Windows Media Player and Zune  > My WMP will not play certain files - get error message