[Lights, Camera, Action]

Home    Forums    Tutorials    Search    Books    Links 

Windows Movie Maker tips, tutorials, forums and more...



 
Windows Movie Maker Home   Search   Login   Register   Member List  
Windows Movie Maker  > Publishing and Saving Movies  > DON'T DO THESE THINGS IF YOU WANT A GOOD OUTCOME    
Previous Thread :: Next Thread 
 Author Thread: DON'T DO THESE THINGS IF YOU WANT A GOOD OUTCOME
desilucy is not online. Last active: 4/1/2012 9:16:25 PM desilucy
www.desilucy.com
Top 25 Poster
Forum Moderator
Joined: 11 Mar 2006
Total Posts: 7019
 
DON'T DO THESE THINGS IF YOU WANT A GOOD OUTCOME
Posted: 26 Jul 2007 03:25 PM
This was katho's pinned post...
Posted: 04-21-2007 12:30 PM

1. Don't use mp3s...Movie Maker often has problems with these. Convert to either .wav or .wma .

2. Don't use mpegs (unless you are sure it's an mpeg1)...these sneaky little critters can work on your project one day...and a couple of weeks later...cause all kinds of problems...convert to .wmv or .avi (and make sure you use the right codecs for this one...visit www.papajohn.org...to learn more about codecs.) ...converting does not mean just changing the file extension!

3. Don't confuse the project files....with movie files....just doing a "save" only creates a project file which is only the "recipe" for the movie....a set of instructions. You need to do a "save movie" or "save to computer"...there you will get options to save as a choice of dv-avi or several formats of .wmv.

4. Don't make a very long complicated project. It is best to create a long project in several sections (seperate projects) and then after saving as movie files....reimport those into one project...and then save again.

5. Don't forget to reboot your computer before you work on your projects....and then make sure after you do that, that you close all other processes or programs that are running in the background on your system...do a CTRL/ALT/DEL to bring up Task Manager to do so. Just because a program doesn't show that it is running in your 'tray" doesn't mean that something isn't running in the background. MEDIA EDITORS ARE RESOURCE HUNGRY



Rich-Previous Microsoft Digital Media MVP
Having trouble with MM...check here: www.desilucy.com
Or here: www.papajohn.org
dindundin is not online. Last active: 5/14/2009 4:30:26 PM dindundin
Joined: 06 Nov 2008
Total Posts: 2
 
Re: DON'T DO THESE THINGS IF YOU WANT A GOOD OUTCOME
Posted: 06 Nov 2008 12:44 PM
hey desilucy how are you? what are the worst media resource hogs? i like to send flite sim movies to youtube for viewing, but sometimes they are poor quality. i've got a fairly stout computer and it kills me to see some of the quality videos made from on-line gaming that i can't come close to. sincerely denny
shooter is not online. Last active: 12/21/2008 5:34:53 PM shooter
Joined: 17 Dec 2008
Total Posts: 3
 
Re: DON'T DO THESE THINGS IF YOU WANT A GOOD OUTCOME
Posted: 19 Dec 2008 06:57 PM
So how does one turn off all the programs running in the background?

shooter
desilucy is not online. Last active: 4/1/2012 9:16:25 PM desilucy
www.desilucy.com
Top 25 Poster
Forum Moderator
Joined: 11 Mar 2006
Total Posts: 7019
 
Re: DON'T DO THESE THINGS IF YOU WANT A GOOD OUTCOME
Posted: 21 Dec 2008 04:35 PM
Cntrl+Alt+Del brings up task manager.
Review this thread and see what you can shut down...

Task Manager Processes

Rich-Previous Microsoft Digital Media MVP
Having trouble with MM...check here: www.desilucy.com
Or here: www.papajohn.org
heystranger is not online. Last active: 1/4/2009 7:10:44 PM heystranger
Joined: 30 Dec 2008
Total Posts: 12
 
Re: DON'T DO THESE THINGS IF YOU WANT A GOOD OUTCOME
Posted: 01 Jan 2009 09:25 PM
I did all of those things

i still cant save
desilucy is not online. Last active: 4/1/2012 9:16:25 PM desilucy
www.desilucy.com
Top 25 Poster
Forum Moderator
Joined: 11 Mar 2006
Total Posts: 7019
 
Re: DON'T DO THESE THINGS IF YOU WANT A GOOD OUTCOME
Posted: 12 Jan 2009 10:52 AM
have you been to my site or Papajohn's and looked up can't save issues?

Rich-Previous Microsoft Digital Media MVP
Having trouble with MM...check here: www.desilucy.com
Or here: www.papajohn.org
chivas72 is not online. Last active: 3/19/2009 4:47:56 PM chivas72
Joined: 19 Mar 2009
Total Posts: 1
 
Re: DON'T DO THESE THINGS IF YOU WANT A GOOD OUTCOME
Posted: 19 Mar 2009 04:47 PM
hello new on this forum

cant save either

been reading up on the posts and there doesnt seem to be a a direct solution

i will try parting out my project into smaller pieces

question if you erase the files you used from the import menu i.e. collections etc etc but you still see them in your porject...could this be causing a problem ?

Thanks
desilucy is not online. Last active: 4/1/2012 9:16:25 PM desilucy
www.desilucy.com
Top 25 Poster
Forum Moderator
Joined: 11 Mar 2006
Total Posts: 7019
 
Re: DON'T DO THESE THINGS IF YOU WANT A GOOD OUTCOME
Posted: 20 Mar 2009 09:39 AM
yes, MM does not copy the files at import, it records the path to where the source files are on your drives.

Rich-Previous Microsoft Digital Media MVP
Having trouble with MM...check here: www.desilucy.com
Or here: www.papajohn.org
Jedimom is not online. Last active: 5/6/2009 7:45:24 PM Jedimom
Joined: 06 May 2009
Total Posts: 2
 
Re: DON'T DO THESE THINGS IF YOU WANT A GOOD OUTCOME
Posted: 06 May 2009 06:38 PM
How do you save? All I see is a SAVE PROJECT or SAVE PROJECT AS, no "save movie"
tottt is not online. Last active: 5/12/2009 11:24:24 PM tottt
www.dvdorderonline.com
Joined: 04 Mar 2009
Total Posts: 17
 
Re: DON'T DO THESE THINGS IF YOU WANT A GOOD OUTCOME
Posted: 12 May 2009 11:14 PM
cant save either

BIG BANG
PROMOTION FOR 100, 000 PURCHASE
20% OFF FOR ALL DVDS - FOR ONLY ONE MONTH
Zenya is not online. Last active: 5/28/2009 6:08:21 PM Zenya
Joined: 28 May 2009
Total Posts: 2
 
Re: DON'T DO THESE THINGS IF YOU WANT A GOOD OUTCOME
Posted: 28 May 2009 05:58 PM
I've used mp3 before and it saved and worked out fine.
this one I was making when I saved it the timing was way off
however, I used more transitions than I have used before

do you know why the timing if so off?
anabella is not online. Last active: 6/22/2009 5:18:53 PM anabella
Joined: 22 Jun 2009
Total Posts: 2
 
Re: DON'T DO THESE THINGS IF YOU WANT A GOOD OUTCOME
Posted: 22 Jun 2009 05:10 PM
I'm not a computer wiz, I'm 16 years old. O___o
& is dumb as a rock when it comes to computer stuff.
All i need to know is WHY it is not saving, & why it's giving me these,

http://i40.tinypic.com/2ilzeb9.jpg

http://i41.tinypic.com/abgsy1.jpg

http://i39.tinypic.com/s1q43s.jpg

I'm gonna go insane if i can't figure this out.
I can't save it, I can't play the whole thing without it freezing, & delete anything.

like wtf. i'm so confused, & fustrated, can someone PUHLEASE, help me & explain it to me why all this is happening? Very slowly, & without a whole bunch of words?
shadow3128 is not online. Last active: 8/10/2009 8:39:56 AM shadow3128
Joined: 10 Aug 2009
Total Posts: 1
 
Re: DON'T DO THESE THINGS IF YOU WANT A GOOD OUTCOME
Posted: 10 Aug 2009 08:39 AM
i do like is write there but some files my windows media player cant show...idk why! at MM these files work good but when i save video it dont show gif format files...
scienceteachermommy is not online. Last active: 9/3/2009 10:46:26 PM scienceteachermommy
Joined: 03 Sep 2009
Total Posts: 1
 
Re: DON'T DO THESE THINGS IF YOU WANT A GOOD OUTCOME
Posted: 03 Sep 2009 06:38 PM
I really appreciate this post. It helped me to understand why my 35 minute movie with music and pictures and transitions wasn't saving.

However, I have questions about #4. I'm doing this, and I've been able to create and save (both to CD and to my hard drive) my separate projects. However, I am not sure how to "reimport these back into one project and then save again." I need all of the sections to show continuously.

Explain it to me really slowly.
ninja_starz2 is not online. Last active: 9/21/2009 7:46:46 AM ninja_starz2
Joined: 21 Sep 2009
Total Posts: 1
 
Re: DON'T DO THESE THINGS IF YOU WANT A GOOD OUTCOME
Posted: 21 Sep 2009 07:46 AM
Erm... is there a way of telling of which files are corrupted? i used a lot of mpgs and mp3s before and they worked...

Mine doesn't exactly freeze when publishing. It automatically goes to the message- cannot write this file- or something similar. I've tried re-saving and such... doesn't work...

Its under 3 minutes...

do you have any advice? Papa John's site is super special awesome... but i can't find anything that can help me... ^^;
considerate_guy is not online. Last active: 8/7/2015 5:49:08 PM considerate_guy
movies.blainesville.com
Top 25 Poster
Forum Moderator
Joined: 23 Mar 2005
Total Posts: 24219
 
Re: DON'T DO THESE THINGS IF YOU WANT A GOOD OUTCOME
Posted: 13 Oct 2009 02:34 PM
A good rule of thumb, considering that WMM is written by Microsoft:
Use the file formats that WMM likes (WMV and WMA).
Avoid file formats that it doesn't like (MPG, DviX, XviD, certain MP3s).

Blaine
Movie Maker (Custom Titles, Effects. etc.)Cool
WMM 6.0 on Windows 7 or 8
YouTube videos
alisam is not online. Last active: 1/5/2010 9:53:26 AM alisam
Joined: 05 Jan 2010
Total Posts: 1
 
Re: DON'T DO THESE THINGS IF YOU WANT A GOOD OUTCOME
Posted: 05 Jan 2010 09:50 AM
I have done all these things and I still have a problem publishing. I create the movie..convert using any video converter my video files and audio files to wmv and wma..and then after all of that when I click publish to computer the screen goes white and it shuts down. EVERYTIME with out fail, gives no explanation, nothing in the help topics.but it works fine when I don't include video if im only using still pictures and music. Whats the point of a video editor that doesnt publish the video please help. Im working off of WIndows vista and wat are codecs anyway?
stuntguy is not online. Last active: 2/1/2010 1:00:19 AM stuntguy
Joined: 31 Jan 2010
Total Posts: 3
 
Re: DON'T DO THESE THINGS IF YOU WANT A GOOD OUTCOME
Posted: 31 Jan 2010 03:15 AM
I have the exact same problem.
airspritegal is not online. Last active: 2/27/2010 9:35:08 PM airspritegal
Joined: 24 Feb 2010
Total Posts: 9
 
Re: DON'T DO THESE THINGS IF YOU WANT A GOOD OUTCOME
Posted: 24 Feb 2010 09:22 PM
Mine is being weird. I have save a few vids before (longer and with more effects) but now I have tried to save it and ittells me like check if the original files are ther (they are havn't moved em) see if there is enough space ( I deleted EVERYTHING that i could bear to part with) that didn't help and the saving location is avalible....help please! how do i fix it!?
movfan is not online. Last active: 2/28/2010 10:19:48 AM movfan
Joined: 27 Feb 2010
Total Posts: 3
 
Re: DON'T DO THESE THINGS IF YOU WANT A GOOD OUTCOME
Posted: 28 Feb 2010 10:12 AM
How Can I save and upload the project as a flv file?

Best Regards,
GC
---------------------------------------------
Who Else Wants Legal Free Movies?
Eddo is not online. Last active: 3/7/2010 5:34:22 AM Eddo
Joined: 06 Mar 2010
Total Posts: 1
 
Re: DON'T DO THESE THINGS IF YOU WANT A GOOD OUTCOME
Posted: 06 Mar 2010 03:19 PM
When I use Movie Maker to create a video and burn it to a DVD it creates a UDF file. How do I convert that to a video/audio file compatible with a home entertainment system DVD player?
Thanks
monikaluchi is not online. Last active: 4/15/2010 7:06:31 AM monikaluchi
www.theamericandishtv.com
Joined: 27 Jan 2010
Total Posts: 20
 
Re: DON'T DO THESE THINGS IF YOU WANT A GOOD OUTCOME
Posted: 01 Apr 2010 02:40 AM
I am not an expert of making such movies. But i follow these suggestion.

i watch movies in Dish Network
rivamiroma is not online. Last active: 6/6/2010 11:05:11 AM rivamiroma
Joined: 03 Jun 2010
Total Posts: 2
 
Re: DON'T DO THESE THINGS IF YOU WANT A GOOD OUTCOME
Posted: 05 Jun 2010 05:15 PM
Can you please tell me how come my PS3 come out very small and if I press on full screen they come out blurry. Is there a way to enlarge the picture without losing sharpness?// Does anyone know????
juli888 is not online. Last active: 7/23/2010 4:39:57 AM juli888
www.watch-movies-tv.info
Joined: 13 Jul 2010
Total Posts: 1
 
Re: DON'T DO THESE THINGS IF YOU WANT A GOOD OUTCOME
Posted: 13 Jul 2010 09:54 AM
Thanks big for the helpful information.
MakeOrBreak is not online. Last active: 9/6/2010 6:23:22 PM MakeOrBreak
Joined: 05 Sep 2010
Total Posts: 4
 
Re: DON'T DO THESE THINGS IF YOU WANT A GOOD OUTCOME
Posted: 06 Sep 2010 05:53 PM
In WMM6, creating a computer, CD or DVD file are not done by "save" under the File menu. They are done by "publishing" the movie which is a task listed on the left side of the main screen. If you don't see the task list there, look for the little button that looks like a task list at the top left under the menu bars. Or turn on menu item View>Tasks.
Previous Thread :: Next Thread 
Page 1 of 2Goto to page: [1], 2 Next
 
Movie Maker Forums  > Windows Movie Maker  > Publishing and Saving Movies  > DON'T DO THESE THINGS IF YOU WANT A GOOD OUTCOME