Vista Windows Movie Maker - black screen in published videos

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Music, Pictures and Video' started by The Shekinah, Dec 15, 2007.

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    The Shekinah Guest

    When I publish a video with WMM in Vista, the resulting file has audio but no
    video. I've tried publishing to both AVI and WMV, I've tried disabling all
    video filters, and I've gone through the steps to remove the Indio codec...
    still no luck. WMM displays the source files and preview video perfectly;
    it's just the published one that's messed up.

    After this I'm going to start using third-party software for my videos, but
    I really would like to be able to publish this one so I don't have to compose
    it all over again.

    Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.
    The Shekinah, Dec 15, 2007
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    Richard Guest

    Have you had any luck resolving this as I am having the same problem?

    Richard, Mar 9, 2008
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    Debbie Guest

    Same problem here too. Imports showing the video in the screen, then Windows
    closes down the program.

    Debbie, Mar 9, 2008
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    Orchah Guest

    Yes i have actually have been having the same problem as the three of you
    have. if anyone of you find out what might help fix it please send me a
    message to my email at
    Orchah, Mar 26, 2008
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    franskatti Guest

    franskatti, May 18, 2008
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    On Request Guest

    I have many WMM video clips on which I use 'Mute'; never had a problem with
    black screen after publishing.
    On Request, May 18, 2008
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    PapaJohn Guest

    Thanks for the link to Fran's blog... which shows the clip involved is an
    MPEG2 one from a hard drive camcorder... the system is a Home Premium one
    which has the new Microsoft MPEG2 codec.

    The issue is probably one of those codec ones... it's not known if MM6 is
    using the Microsoft codec or something else when rendering the movie.
    Changing things in the compatibility list would be needed to explore it.
    PapaJohn, May 18, 2008
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    skylaria Guest

    Hi, I also could use some help with publishing my movies. I have vist
    64 bit on a dual core with 200 gb. I used frapps in game movie camer
    which records in AVI (very large files) so if im not going to use som
    video footage I get rid of it. I made a video for a contest and it look
    great in the preview but when I publish it the first half plays perfec
    and the second part with the exception of a small clip or two that po
    in is a black screen but the music still plays and then it plays m
    credits at the end also. Sadly, :(I had to turn it in that way in hope
    they will let me fix the problem and readmit it. The video is made up o
    a lot of small clips from the world of warcraft game. Any advise woul
    be appreciated. Thanks
    skylaria, May 19, 2008
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    skylaria Guest

    Ok, after I posted this I went to and read through
    the forums and came upon an answer and the solution that they used
    helped me. It said there is to much going on in the video for the
    publisher to handle it all and to save the movie ( I saved 3 copies to
    mess with in case I screwed up) I took the first one and deleted the
    whole last half beginning at the point where the video had turned black.
    I removed the music and published that one and then I took another copy
    and deleted all the first half that I had already published and removed
    the music and published that one. Next I took both of the published
    halves and put them in WMM again and added the music and published it
    again. It worked great and I now have a finished movie that I can see
    all of.
    Thanks so much to the poster of the solution, I could not find the post
    again to give them credit.
    skylaria, May 25, 2008
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    Tech50 Guest

    Tech50, Jun 16, 2008
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    Tech50 Guest

    OOPS, Forgot to reply first time :) I Had a major issue with the black
    screen halfway thru a video with 80+ clips, titles and music. Turns out You
    need to split it up into smaller groups with less than 30 clips and publish
    them, then take the published version and put it back in movie maker to join
    as many segments as needed, publish again then add titles or music and
    publish again and HOORAA the thing Finally plays :) (I did notice a
    slight drop in quality doing it this way but at least it works now).
    Tech50, Jun 16, 2008
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