Movie Maker Not Functioning

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Music, Pictures and Video' started by glenhaworth, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. glenhaworth

    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    I think we can both agree that dealing with AVI at this day and age can be a
    pathetic mess due to some really horrible third party decisions surrounding
    bad codec implementations. I would suggest that running bad software on any
    system would be a headache.

    Part of making this all better is ensuring that people are well informed
    about multimedia. Thankfully if you follow best practices you should
    generally be OK: the problem is that a lot of people get mislead, in some
    cases deliberately, by misinformed web sites.
    zachd [MSFT], Dec 22, 2008
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  2. glenhaworth

    Stacey Guest

    Thanks for your response! I have a Pure Digital Point and Shoot Video
    Camera. I have uploaded the videos onto my laptop and was trying to knit
    them together using Movie Maker. When I try to upload into Movie Maker, it
    tells me I have an "unspecificed error". Movie Maker does allow me to load
    pics, but not these .AVI movies.

    I have been able to use Picasa to put the movies together - haven't finished
    the project, but am hoping I can get it to write onto my DVD (using DVD

    I can generally find my way around computers and software, but I may just be
    in over my head with the codecs, etc.

    My Vista problems included slow response, programs shutting down, etc. I
    spent hours on line with techs and they finally had me do a reintall. Then
    they said to turn off the automatic updates - that I couldn't trust them even
    if they were specific to Vista. What a crazy world we live in!

    Stacey, Dec 24, 2008
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  3. glenhaworth

    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    Is it a 32bit or 64bit system?

    Yes, AVI is a pain in the butt for the end user in many ways. Hence why
    it's often useful to convert them to something else first. =\

    If you put up a quick clip on megaupload or yousendit, I can take a look.
    I seem to recall one particular video camera doing some spectacularly weird
    stuff with their video. It might be them. Then again, Service Pack 1 also
    added a fix to support a lot of weird video cameras, so if your newly
    reformatted system doesn't have that - that might be a problem. Actually
    viewing the clip would allow that to be quickly verified.

    I would disagree strongly with your techs. I would really strongly disagree
    with your techs. But my advice is free here and you paid for theirs - so go
    with what you like. Windows Update typically has important security fixes,
    though, so I don't know how the techs think you're going to get those with
    their plan. =\

    zachd [MSFT], Dec 25, 2008
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