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Old 07-18-2009
KRK
 

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movie maker, avi files
Hello, I find that movie-maker crashes whenever I try to import a .avi file.
I think .avi files are supported ?. Any advice pls ?

Thanks

K

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Old 07-18-2009
John Inzer
 

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Re: movie maker, avi files
KRK wrote:
> Hello, I find that movie-maker crashes whenever I try to import a
> .avi file. I think .avi files are supported ?. Any advice pls ?
>
> Thanks
>
> K

=====================================
There are hundreds of types of .avi files...many
of them cause issues with Movie Maker.

Best bet IMHO...would be to convert the .avi file to
the .wmv format before importing into Movie Maker..

Maybe one of the following free downloads will work
for you:

FWIW...it's always a good idea to create a System
Restore point before installing software.

Windows Media Encoder
http://tinyurl.com/bbal
or...
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

SUPER © Simplified
Universal Player Encoder & Renderer
http://www.videohelp.com/tools/SUPER
(the mirror download site is faster)

Or you might try installing the following Codec Pack.

CCCP (Combined Community Codec Pack)
http://cccp-project.net/

Good luck.....

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J. Inzer MS-MVP
Digital Media Experience

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This is not tech support
I am a volunteer

Solutions that work for
me may not work for you

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Old 07-19-2009
KRK
 

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Re: movie maker, avi files
Hello again & Thanks for the help.

I notice that the .avi files work OK in Media Player, even though they crash
movie-maker. Is this to be expected ?

I use AVC (Any Video Converter) to convert files. Do you know it & do you
thinks it's OK.

I have never tried installing extra codecs, is it straightforward , and
might it help movie-maker to work properly ?

Thanks again

K

"John Inzer" <oobie@doobie.zyx> wrote in message
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> KRK wrote:
>> Hello, I find that movie-maker crashes whenever I try to import a
>> .avi file. I think .avi files are supported ?. Any advice pls ?
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> K

> =====================================
> There are hundreds of types of .avi files...many
> of them cause issues with Movie Maker.
>
> Best bet IMHO...would be to convert the .avi file to
> the .wmv format before importing into Movie Maker..
>
> Maybe one of the following free downloads will work
> for you:
>
> FWIW...it's always a good idea to create a System
> Restore point before installing software.
>
> Windows Media Encoder
> http://tinyurl.com/bbal
> or...
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
>
> SUPER © Simplified
> Universal Player Encoder & Renderer
> http://www.videohelp.com/tools/SUPER
> (the mirror download site is faster)
>
> Or you might try installing the following Codec Pack.
>
> CCCP (Combined Community Codec Pack)
> http://cccp-project.net/
>
> Good luck.....
>
> --
>
> J. Inzer MS-MVP
> Digital Media Experience
>
> 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
>


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Old 07-19-2009
John Inzer
 

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Re: movie maker, avi files
KRK wrote:
> Hello again & Thanks for the help.
>
> I notice that the .avi files work OK in Media Player, even though
> they crash movie-maker. Is this to be expected ?

========================================
Yes...just because a file plays in Windows Media Player
is no guarantee that it will be compatible with Movie MAker.
========================================
> I use AVC (Any Video Converter) to convert files. Do you know it & do
> you thinks it's OK.

========================================
Sorry...I have no experience what that converter.

Try the conversion and see what happens.
========================================
> I have never tried installing extra codecs, is it straightforward ,
> and might it help movie-maker to work properly ?

========================================
All I can say is it may be worth a try.

FWIW...it's always a good idea to create a System
Restore point before installing software.

--

J. Inzer MS-MVP
Digital Media Experience

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


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