Windows Movie Maker will not edit *.dvr-ms files - why???

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Music, Pictures and Video' started by Malcolm H, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. Malcolm H

    Malcolm H Guest

    When a TV program is recorded from Windows Media Center the recorded video
    has the file format [name.dvr-ms]

    I can open and play these dvr-ms files with Windows Media Player, Windows
    Media Center, Nero Showtime etc. but if I try to import a dvr-ms file into
    Windows Movie Maker I always get the error message "File could not be
    imported. Unspecified error"

    Windows Movie Maker will successfully import and edit files with extensions
    ..wmv, .avi, . mpg etc.

    I am using fully updated Vista Home Premium SP1 and the latest Windows Movie
    Maker v.6.0.6000.16386. The system is very stable and works well in all
    other respects.

    What is my problem? - I am baffled!
     
    Malcolm H, Mar 29, 2008
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  2. Malcolm H

    John Inzer Guest

    =============================
    Your Home Premium version of Vista
    should be compatible with the files but
    it still may be worth a try to convert them
    as described in the following article:

    Movie Maker 2 -
    Recorded TV - DVR-MS Files
    http://tinyurl.com/yuqg58
    or...
    http://www.papajohn.org/MM2-Importing-Video-DVR-MS.html

    --

    John Inzer
    Digital Media MVP

    Notice
    This is not tech support
    I am a volunteer

    Solutions that work for
    me may not work for you

    Proceed at your own risk
     
    John Inzer, Mar 29, 2008
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