Importing WMV into Windows Movie Maker 6.0 (Vista)

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Music, Pictures and Video' started by kjh888, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. kjh888

    kjh888 Guest

    I receive the following error message when trying to import WMV files into
    WMM Version 6.0 for Windows Vista:

    "The file xxxxx.WMV cannot be imported because the codec required to play
    the file is not installed on your computer. If you have already tried to
    download and install the codec, close and restart Windows Movie Maker, and
    then try to import the file again."

    The files that I'm trying to import play perfectly well in WMP, so I must
    have the codecs installed!

    Any advice would be most appreciated. Thank you.
     
    kjh888, Jul 27, 2007
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  2. Don't expect any MS employee to explain why a file plays fine in Media
    player and the same file won't play in Movie Maker. I've asked, others
    have asked, stone silence or some feeble excuse is all they offer.
     
    Adam Albright, Jul 27, 2007
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  3. Where did the wmv file come from?
    Is this the only wmv file you have trouble with?
     
    Graham Hughes, Jul 29, 2007
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  4. kjh888

    SNX11 Guest

    where do i install the codec from?
     
    SNX11, Aug 5, 2007
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  5. The following web page may be informative.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/knowledgecenter/mediaadvice/0096.mspx

    One reason some video files play in Microsoft's Media Player and not
    in Microsoft's Movie is maker is due to the method used. Media Player
    uses traditional codecs. Movie Maker may use DirectShow filters. See
    the section titled "What can I do when I get a message that states a
    problem exists with my video filter?" on above link.
     
    Adam Albright, Aug 5, 2007
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