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1.Re: Free Music Resource
Posted by considerate_guy on 1/19/2015 11:02:09 AM
P.S. If you want to learn how to type the HTML for a link into these forums, check out this post:
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2.Re: How do I import only a small part of a video?
Posted by considerate_guy on 11/21/2011 2:43:58 PM
It depends on where you have the original video. If it is on your computer already, then you would import the clip, trim the start and end points and save it back out as a movie.

If it is on a camcorder, you can do a manual capture and only import the selected part of the movie, then use WMM for the last bit of editing, if you need to do a little more trimming.
3.Re: How do I import only a small part of a video?
Posted by considerate_guy on 11/21/2011 3:18:08 PM
Are you using Windows Movie Maker, or Windows Live Movie Maker? In either case, if the video is already on your computer, when you "import" it into the program, you are just adding a reference to it. It actually doesn't go anywhere. It should almost immediately appear in the program so you can trim out the part(s) you don't want.
4.Re: Best settings when converting from MTS to WMV (any-video converter)
Posted by considerate_guy on 1/10/2012 3:39:50 PM
I generally use Freemake Video Converter and it does a good job of matching the input settings to the output settings. It's essentially automatic.

If you are trying another converter, pick a high bitrate setting and match the same resolution and audio settings of the input file for the WMV. Be aware that not every converter does a good job of creating a 100% compatible WMV file. Others have noted problems with .wmv files from 'Any Video Converter', so good luck.
5.Re: Upload DVD film into movie Maker
Posted by considerate_guy on 3/21/2012 5:26:38 PM
I assume you are using Windows Live Movie Maker, since you mentioned that the preview windows is to the left.

What you are seeing is the expected behavior. WLMM shows a frame from the beginning of the clip to represent the whole clip. You have to scrub through the clip, playing it or jumping around until you get to a point where you want to edit. For example if you wanted to make a split, you could do that. Once you split a clip, the new clip shows an image for the first ...
6.Re: Upload DVD film into movie Maker
Posted by considerate_guy on 3/21/2012 9:09:17 PM
You have Windows Live Movie Maker (the newer, simplified program). The original version is called Windows Movie Maker.

Like I said, that storyboard just shows the first frame repeated over and over, but it actually has the individual frames which you'll see as you play it.

Let's say the movie really has this within it:
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

In the storyboard you'll just see the first frame repeated. The first will be bold ...
7.Re: Upload DVD film into movie Maker
Posted by considerate_guy on 3/22/2012 1:43:01 PM
You can install the classic Windows Movie Maker. There's a link to WMM 6.0 in my signature.
8.Re: Free Video Converter (Multiple Format Combinations)
Posted by considerate_guy on 3/28/2006 1:41:08 PM
Mediacoder is another 'universal' converter, though I've not tried it.

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9.Re: problems importing and capturing files
Posted by considerate_guy on 11/3/2012 10:12:06 PM
What software did you use to create the .wmv files? Are you sure they are encoded with the WMV9 codec?

My theory is that they aren't .wmv files but are in another format that isn't 100% compatible with Movie Maker. As a test, try one of the Sample Videos (.wmv format) and see if that imports into Movie Maker. Do a similar test with a photo from the external hard drive. If those tests work, then try converting one clip to .wmv using Freemake Video Converter.

10.Re: problems importing and capturing files
Posted by considerate_guy on 11/4/2012 11:22:38 AM
When you capture from your video camera, it is encoding the video and storing a copy of the video on your hard disk. When you choose to add a video from your external hard drive, it isn't doing this re-encoding or copying. It is just using the video directly. What you could do is take a copy from the external drive and copy it to your internal hard drive manually so that it would be there even when the external drive is removed.
11.Re: problems importing and capturing files
Posted by considerate_guy on 11/5/2012 9:39:45 AM
If you have one large clip in your collection and you want to break it down into smaller clips, right-click on it and choose 'Create Clips'. Movie Maker will try to auto-detect scene breaks to make that large clip into several smaller clips.

This is all just a logical splitting of the clip. The clip is still one big file on the hard disk, but at least it makes it easier to get to the parts of your clips. Obviously you can also manually split clips in your collection using ...
12.Re: problems importing and capturing files
Posted by considerate_guy on 11/5/2012 3:18:58 PM
If WMM is able to create separate clips, you should see them in your collection. Look under 'View' > 'Collection' and make sure you are in the appropriate folder in your collection.
13.Re: Video playing issue
Posted by considerate_guy on 5/22/2012 11:50:42 PM
Movie Maker doesn't always handle .mp4 and .avi files too well. I suggest converting them to .wmv format using Freemake Video Converter (freemake.com) since that is the format that Movie Maker prefers.

If you do install FVC, I suggest only installing the program, not any add-ons it might offer.
14.Re: Directly Importing MP4s
Posted by considerate_guy on 12/21/2011 11:30:48 AM
When you start messing with too many codec packs it can lead to all kinds of instability. And you might get WMM to import and possibly begin editing an .mp4 file, but be prepared for:
1) WMM freezing
2) System crashes
3) Weird video/audio synch issues
4) Inability to save your movie (usually after you put a *lot* of work into creating the project, making the whole effort wasted).

Rather than trying a lot of codec packs and gambling that one ...
15.Re: Convert corrupted VOB file to .wmv file for use in Windows Movie Maker
Posted by considerate_guy on 1/27/2012 2:29:45 AM
Can you try again with Freemake Video Converter? Pick the clip that is causing problems. Now click on the 'edit' button to the right that looks like a pair of scissors. See if you are able to move through the clip and see all the parts. If not, see if you can cut out the part that isn't working and just save the stuff around it. (There's a video tutorial on the Freemake website explaining how to mark the start and end points and then cut out a clip before converting.)
16.Re: Convert corrupted VOB file to .wmv file for use in Windows Movie Maker
Posted by considerate_guy on 1/27/2012 12:36:08 PM
Thank you for the detailed description. This could definitely come in handy for someone else trying to capture footage from a DVD camcorder if they experience problems similar to yours.

Glad you figured it out and happy Movie Making!
17.Re: Video file importing as audio
Posted by considerate_guy on 4/15/2012 1:29:06 AM
Yeah, this happens very often with .avi files that aren't 100% supported by Movie Maker. The solution is to convert the file to a format that Movie Maker supports (.wmv preferably) and that should work fine.

One converter that works well for creating .wmv files is Freemake Video Converter (freemake.com); but only install the program, not any add-ons it offers to install.
18.Re: Unwanted Black Border on Imported Video
Posted by considerate_guy on 8/17/2013 8:27:52 PM
What's the original aspect ratio of the project? If it is widescreen, make sure you have set your project to widescreen also. Or, is it possible that the imported JibJab video has embedded black bars?
19.Re: Unwanted Black Border on Imported Video
Posted by considerate_guy on 8/18/2013 11:09:48 AM
Can you point me to the original JibJab template you are trying use and download? Are you sure it creates a standard ratio of 4:3? All the ones I played with seemed to be widescreen (16:9). If you were to download that as standard 4:3, it would have to be placed within a box leaving black on top and bottom.

I would just check each step and see where the bars are being introduced. Start with JibJab and see if it is widescreen or not. Then check your downloader (which one ...
20.Re: Unwanted Black Border on Imported Video
Posted by considerate_guy on 8/18/2013 3:37:55 PM
I just did a calculation of the aspect ratio you mentioned:
640 = 16 x 40
360 = 9 x 40

Aspect ratio = 16:9 (widescreen).

If it were 640 x 480, that would be 4:3
640 = 4 x 160
480 = 3 x 160

Aspect ratio = 4:3 (standard)

So the answer is the clip is widescreen. Either in the conversion, or in adding it to a 4:3 project, the black bars are getting added. The only way to avoid this is to use it in a ...
21.Re: Video Time Reversal making some bad AVI file conversions
Posted by considerate_guy on 5/13/2011 7:51:46 PM
Other options for reversing clips:
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22.Re: converting MOD.MOV file type
Posted by considerate_guy on 9/24/2012 12:56:26 PM
My recommendation would be .wmv video. I'm not sure that is one of your choices. If not, Freemake Video Converter will convert .mod to .wmv.

If you want to continue with AkmeFFmpeg, try the simplest codec in the list. Don't pick MPEG2, H.264, DivX, etc. since those often cause problems in Movie Maker. Basically, just try some experimentation to see which will import. Also, be sure to make a couple edits and see if you can save it as a movie (File > Save Movie). That's ...
23.Re: converting MOD.MOV file type
Posted by considerate_guy on 9/24/2012 2:16:26 PM
You might also check PapaJohn's pages on the .mod type.

papajohn.org > Importing Files > Videos > MOD files
24.Re: Which free Youtube download and converter is the best
Posted by considerate_guy on 10/13/2012 12:39:14 PM
It seems like YouTube has changed something to make downloading more difficult. You'll have to wait for Freemake to make a corresponding change, hopefully, to allow it again. You might check Freemake support to see if they have any word on this.
25.Re: Which free Youtube download and converter is the best
Posted by considerate_guy on 10/13/2012 12:41:51 PM
Try an update... I had an older version 3.0.1 and updated to 3.1.2 and the YouTube downloading seems to work again.
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