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abrogard is not online. Last active: 7/18/2016 11:59:52 PM abrogard
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Must I Demux an Avi file?
Posted: 18 Jul 2016 08:27 PM

I am a beginner with Movie Maker.

Just want to clean up, cut and join a few holiday videos and still pics into a mini film for family.

Imported an AVI from my Fujifilm camera alright. Then laid a narration sound track on it.

But when I listen I hear the original sound track that was recorded by the camera at the time (mainly wind sounds).

The new narration is there but also those original sounds.

So must I demux the AVI before importing it to get rid of the original sound or can it be done otherwise?

And while narrating the film doesn't display smoothly but jumps from scene to scene making it impossible for me to narrate appropriately. Is that a shortcoming of my pc or there's some way to deal with it?

The pc is running XP SP3 on an Intel P4 @ 3G with 4G of RAM.
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Re: Must I Demux an Avi file?
Posted: 18 Jul 2016 11:02 PM
No need to demux. Just mute the original sound track by selecting it and then going to Clip > Audio and clicking on Mute.

I suspect the problem with the narration is a "shortcoming" with your PC. One workaround is to first save your movie without the narration and then import that movie into a new project and then add your narration. Another workaround is to break your project up into smaller pieces and save a movie in each of the pieces. You would then import the movies you saved from these pieces into a new project, add them to the timeline in the proper sequence and then save this as your final movie. You may have to do this anyway, if your current project is too large/complex for your system to handle. If you haven't already done, try saving a movie in your current project to see whether or not you're likely to encounter a problem with saving a movie in your current project.

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. -- Confucius
abrogard is not online. Last active: 7/18/2016 11:59:52 PM abrogard
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Re: Must I Demux an Avi file?
Posted: 18 Jul 2016 11:16 PM

Thanks a lot for that, very informative and helpful. I will give it all a try.

:)
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Re: Must I Demux an Avi file?
Posted: 18 Jul 2016 11:24 PM
You're welcome. Just post back if you run into any problems.

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. -- Confucius
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Re: Must I Demux an Avi file?
Posted: 20 Sep 2017 01:55 AM
I think this tutorial will be helpful to you.
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