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chooch_29 is not online. Last active: 11/25/2009 2:00:34 AM chooch_29
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converting .wlmp files to mpeg or wmv.
Posted: 22 Nov 2009 05:00 PM
i have used windows live movie maker to upload and make a highlight reel for my son to send to colleges for recruiting purposes. unfortunately, when i used the wlmm to grab highlights from the dvd's it saves them as .wlmp files. from this format i cannot use these files on any software options tried so far, including neo and winx video converter. i cannot even pull the files back up in the wlmm as it says those files are not readable. i have also used some converting software to try to change to mpeg format, it says these files are not able to be converted. i have saved all files to hard drive (original dvd's of all games and highlight reel.) i have put countless hours into trying to get this to work. please guide me so i can further my son's recruiting process quicker.
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Re: converting .wlmp files to mpeg or wmv.
Posted: 22 Nov 2009 06:18 PM
Welcome to the forum. The .wlmp file is a project file, not a video. You need to open it in WLMM and save the movie. From the left-most icon of the main menu, use 'Save movie' and it'll give you choices of quality and save it to your hard drive.

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Re: converting .wlmp files to mpeg or wmv.
Posted: 04 Jun 2010 04:01 PM
thanks
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Re: converting .wlmp files to mpeg or wmv.
Posted: 21 Nov 2010 04:35 PM
i need this program
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Re: converting .wlmp files to mpeg or wmv.
Posted: 21 Nov 2010 04:35 PM
i need thiss
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Re: converting .wlmp files to mpeg or wmv.
Posted: 27 Mar 2011 04:38 PM
Fiz um trabalho do colegio no windows live movie maker e preciso converter ele com urgencia para mpg se nao,nao vou ter como apresentar meu trabalho por favor me ajude .
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Re: converting .wlmp files to mpeg or wmv.
Posted: 10 May 2011 02:50 AM
help me this movie is updat and movie miksin internet.please send me informishan.
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Re: converting .wlmp files to mpeg or wmv.
Posted: 15 Sep 2011 09:59 PM
comvertidor de wlmp a wmv
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Re: converting .wlmp files to mpeg or wmv.
Posted: 16 Sep 2011 04:53 AM
File > Save Movie

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Re: converting .wlmp files to mpeg or wmv.
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 01:17 PM
To reiterate what PapaJohn said, for the benefit of anyone searching and reading this thread in the future:

There is NO need to convert a .wmlp file. A .wlmp file contains no video, photos or music within it and is NOT a movie file. It is a project file for Windows Live Movie Maker. What you need to do is open the project file in Windows Live Movie Maker and then tell it to create your movie. This is done by opening the first menu (Alt+F) and choosing Save Movie.... Choose to save to your computer and it will create a single .wmv file. That file can be played in Windows Media Player, uploaded to a video service (e.g. YouTube, Vimeo), copied to another PC for playback, etc.

Your project is like a recipe for a cake. It has the *instructions* for making a cake, but isn't a final cake.
In order to have your final cake, you need to use the recipe (project) and the ingredients (video/photos/music on your computer) and have it baked into a cake (final movie).

To do this, go to the File menu and click on Save Movie.

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Re: converting .wlmp files to mpeg or wmv.
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 07:30 PM
Hi gang, I tried following your directions but i get this error - the file "capture_201203029.wmv" is missing...how do i fix and thx?
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Re: converting .wlmp files to mpeg or wmv.
Posted: 30 Mar 2012 01:10 AM
Is it showing when you preview the project? If you are seeing yellow triangles with an exclamation point, double-click on that and fix the file.

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Re: converting .wlmp files to mpeg or wmv.
Posted: 13 Sep 2012 03:01 AM
I have the same issue with the yellow triangle. When I click on it is says "do you want to remove song" as its corrupted? It plays normally on my computer and a friend can add the same song to her WLMP.
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Re: converting .wlmp files to mpeg or wmv.
Posted: 13 Sep 2012 12:03 PM
If a certain file won't work correctly in Movie Maker, you have several things to try:
1) Check the codecs and make sure you have the correct codec for that file type.
2) Check that your video card driver is up to date.
3) Try converting the file to a type that Movie Maker prefers (.wmv for video, .wma for audio). Freemake has a couple converters that work well. If you install them, just watch for what else they offer to install. I always choose 'Custom' and only install the program, not any add-ons.

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Re: converting .wlmp files to mpeg or wmv.
Posted: 14 Sep 2012 07:37 PM
Thanks Blaine. All sorted now =)
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Re: converting .wlmp files to mpeg or wmv.
Posted: 21 Jul 2013 03:51 PM
Great help on this issue.

I was able to get the movie maker .wlmp converted to mpeg for facebook posting...but another question.

I have animation shop....tons more options and features than movie maker, not to mention easier to use. Only problem, I need the file to be .gif. How do I make that happen?
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Re: converting .wlmp files to mpeg or wmv.
Posted: 21 Jul 2013 04:42 PM
Do you mean that you want the source files to be .gif files, or the output to be .gif? A .gif file is technically just an image format and has no sound. Movie Maker doesn't support that as an output. Animation shop is better suited for making animated gif files.

If you want to use Movie Maker to edit your movie clip, you can then use another program to turn it into an animated gif, but Movie Maker can't do it on its own.

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