XviD and Vista Movie Maker

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Music, Pictures and Video' started by Cherrii, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. Cherrii

    Cherrii Guest

    I have been trying to work on a project for a week or so now, but can'
    seem to make the .avi files I have (XviD codec) work properly in Movi
    Maker. Initially I was playing them back for review in VLC and the
    work fine. When they first wouldn't work in Movie Maker, I tried i
    Media Player and Media Center and no video there either - just the audi
    with a black screen.

    So I went to the XviD website and downloaded an updated codec, but th
    site states that it's not compatible with x64 unless a certain versio
    of C++ was installed. I did that, and the files will now play properl
    in WMP and WMC, but still no video in Movie Maker.

    I googled it again and found information that said to try the ffdsho
    codec, so I uninstalled the XviD and installed ffdshow. Still workin
    fine in WMP/C, but not in MM. Found more information that suggested th
    Vista Codec Package, so uninstalled ffdshow and installed the Vist
    Codec Package. Again, works fine in WMP/C but not in MM.

    So now I'm at a loss. I've uninstalled the codec package and trie
    reinstalling just XviD, but still no dice. Is there any way to mak
    this work? I'm losing so much time and momentum because I can't edi
    the videos in Movie Maker. I can't get the source files encoded wit
    any other codec, and I'm most familiar with MM and the way it works an
    don't want to try to use something else that may be available. (I d
    have access to a couple other programs, but neither have been tested fo

    I really need to get this working. Help? :
    Cherrii, Mar 1, 2009
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    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    WMP operates on Vista x64 as 32bit by default, Movie Maker operates as 64bit
    by default. So you need each flavor of decoder available.

    It may be simpler to convert it to in advance to a format that's better
    supported on 64bit Windows, such as WMV. The 32bit Windows Media Encoder
    would do that.
    zachd [MSFT], Mar 2, 2009
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