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Ikas90
13-11-08, 15:25
Hi,

I'm having trouble importing movie files into WMM. I downloaded some Final Fantasy X FMV sequences as .AVI files. I tried everything to convert them to .WMV files, yet, I still can't import them. I just get this screen:

http://i38.************/2up8mfs.jpg

I don't know what to do. Please help.

EDIT: I've just tried ticking the box that says 'download codecs automatically'. Didn't help, I got this message:

The file C:\Documents and Settings\Saki\My Documents\My Videos\Final Fantasy X FMV's\02 - We Called It Sin.avi cannot be imported because the codec required to play the file is not installed on your computer. If you have already tried to download and install the codec, close and restart Windows Movie Maker, and then try to import the file again.

Tried that, didn't work. I probably don't have the right codec. Does anyone know which codec I have to install?

Lavinder
13-11-08, 15:31
Try downloading and installing this codec and then importing the AVI files :).

Click me (http://www.xvidmovies.com/codec/)

Ikas90
13-11-08, 15:37
Thank you, you're a genius. :hug: It worked.

To the moderators; please leave the thread open incase I encounter futher problems. :)

Lavinder
13-11-08, 15:56
please leave the thread open incase I encounter futher problems. :)

I assure you, you will, I encountered every bug under the son with WMM - maybe it was just my hard luck though? :p

spikejones
13-11-08, 19:21
K-Lite should sort out any other difficulties for you:
http://www.free-codecs.com/download/k_lite_Mega_Codec_Pack.htm

this will help with WMM as well WMP and other media players and editors.

rr_carroll
15-11-08, 13:20
Just after I downloaded K-Lite a few weeks ago, I started having WMM problems, but I can't prove cause and effect. Now when I copy a second video clip onto the timeline, I can't drag the "cursor" into the second clip and have it display or play. But those still work in the first clip. A windows error page suggests doing something with your registry, but I haven't screwed my courage to the sticking place yet. I'm using a 3-year old Dell XPS400 running XP, Media Center Edition.

Sorry, this may be somewhat off-topic, but the K-Lite download does a lot, including switching your display program from WMP to Media Player Classic. I switched back, but it still doesn't work. :(

...I encountered every bug under the son with WMM...
Hey, there's no reason to blame Jesus! ;)

Lavinder
15-11-08, 15:53
K-Lite should sort out any other difficulties for you:
http://www.free-codecs.com/download/k_lite_Mega_Codec_Pack.htm

this will help with WMM as well WMP and other media players and editors.

I would not recommend installing codec packs - find out which codec you need and install the right one. Otherwise you might encounter problems with codecs clashing etc. I would only recommend downloading a codec pack on a fresh installation of windows ;).

EscondeR
15-11-08, 16:56
To summarise both of the above :wve:
THINK before installing codec pack and configure it while installing, never use Full or Default installation if you're not installing on fresh copy of Windows: this includes denying WMP Classic to be a default player for specific file types, etc.

Ikas90
17-11-08, 15:52
As you may have guessed, I am having another problem.

When I save the movie file, the final version has a few glitches in it. It will freeze at certain scenes for a few seconds, not showing what I wanted it to. The song will keep playing though.

Here's my video, I'll point out where the bug is.

http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=OSqpsKPu8Yw

It freezes at 1:03. Sometimes it freezes for longer at different scenes each time I save it.

Is there a way to fix this? If not, then could you recommend another movie editing program? For free, though. And something that will improve the quality. My YouTube video is pretty ****.

EscondeR
17-11-08, 19:04
Saki, check Ulead editing programs - they must have decent free stuff :)

Ikas90
17-11-08, 19:19
Saki, check Ulead editing programs - they must have decent free stuff :)

:wve: Alex.

It looks like they only have trial versions. I managed to save it from WMM without a glitch anyway. I just had to try a few times.

But about improving the quality; would it be better to save the movie files as .MPEG rather than .AVI, and then import them?

EscondeR
17-11-08, 19:34
AVI is generally an extension only, it can contain MPEG/DivX encoded media actually - all depends on codec :)