On Sat, 15 Sep 2007 18:08:00 -0700, Diane
>I'm using MS Movie Maker in Vista... and have created a fairly large project
>(~10 min long) using photos and videos. But, I've reached a point where I
>can't make a single change (effects, transitions) without the Preview
>shutting down. I checked the FAQ, but all that was available was a
>recommendation built for XP users where I needed to change the regedit. But,
>I couldn't apply the recommendation to Vista. I wanted to have my
>presentation done for my Grandfather's 98th Birthday tomorrow - but, it
>doesn't look like I'll make it. I've seemed to max out the amount of changes
>I can make to the project. Too bad - it was looking pretty good.
>Any recommendations from anyone... pleeeeeeez...
Large is a relative term. I've made project over two hours in length
in Vegas without any problem. Movie Maker is too limited in so many
ways to consider it anything but a toy.
I like a challenge. :-)
Just to see what happened I dumped an entire folder, a little less
than a 1,000 images into Movie Maker and put it on the timeline. The
time span was over 40 minutes. Without effect or transitions it seems
to play fine.
Next I tried to add effects and transitions. I put the first in at the
1:25 minute mark. As you've seen the preview window remaining black.
So I just waited. Using a stopwatch it took 16 seconds before the
effect was accepted on the timeline, then the preview showed as
expected. I repeated the experiment moving further down the line
adding transitions here are there anywhere from five minute to 35
minutes down the timeline. Each time it took between 14-16 seconds for
Movie Maker to show anything in the preview window.
So it may not be shutting down, just very slow to respond.