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Re: Extracting audio from video in LIVE Movie Maker 12/12/2010 9:26:27 PM   (Total replies: 2)
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 into a WLMM project fine as ...

Re: Extracting audio from video in LIVE Movie Maker 12/13/2010 5:18:47 PM   (Total replies: 1)
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.

Re: Extracting audio from video in LIVE Movie Maker 12/14/2010 6:38:00 PM   (Total replies: 0)
good going and thanks for the feedback!!! there's aways many ways to make something work...

Re: Problem converting using Xilisoft Video Converter 1/16/2011 1:37:58 AM   (Total replies: 1)
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 projects you can ...

Re: Problem converting using Xilisoft Video Converter 1/16/2011 6:28:44 PM   (Total replies: 1)
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.

Re: Problem converting using Xilisoft Video Converter 1/17/2011 12:52:50 PM   (Total replies: 1)
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.

Re: Problem converting using Xilisoft Video Converter 1/20/2011 7:21:20 PM   (Total replies: 1)
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 that I no longer endorse ...

Re: Problem converting using Xilisoft Video Converter 1/24/2011 1:41:26 PM   (Total replies: 0)
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 the first page of my website ...

Re: PapaJohn suggested using templates in Photo Story 3 4/7/2010 3:49:50 AM   (Total replies: 1)
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 the audio file ...

Re: PapaJohn suggested using templates in Photo Story 3 4/10/2010 2:32:49 PM   (Total replies: 1)
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 case 99.jpg.... copy it ...

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