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ktshoema is not online. Last active: 9/15/2011 6:11:19 PM ktshoema
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Black screen - WMM Windows 7 HELP!
Posted: 13 Sep 2011 07:03 PM
I am very familiar with WMM on a vista. I just had my computer rebuilt with Windows 7. I just downloaded the latest WMM.
I am able to upload images and videos in my "library" in wmm. But when add them to my timeline, I can only see black in the preview (small and large screen). The files are simple jpegs that I have used before in WMM. I cant find anything about this issue. I do believe that I have sound if I add a video, if that is off any importance.
Please help!
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Re: Black screen - WMM Windows 7 HELP!
Posted: 13 Sep 2011 08:34 PM
So which specific version of Movie Maker do you have loaded?

You could have WMM 2.6 (a recompiled version of the XP 2.1 version)
You could have WMM 6.0 (see my signature if you need this version)
You could have WLMM 2011 (Windows "Live" Movie Maker).

My guess is you are using a video type that is not 100% compatible with Movie Maker. In this case, you would want to convert it to WMV format. Not all converters do a good job of creating a WMV file, so I would stick with one that others have recommended. The two I've seen recommended recently are Freemake Video Converter and Prism Video Converter. I've used the former but not the latter. Freemake is a free download (do an internet search).

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ktshoema is not online. Last active: 9/15/2011 6:11:19 PM ktshoema
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Re: Black screen - WMM Windows 7 HELP!
Posted: 13 Sep 2011 10:37 PM
I am not sure which on I downloaded... I literally downloaded it today. It is not just video. Is it everything even jpegs.
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Re: Black screen - WMM Windows 7 HELP!
Posted: 14 Sep 2011 02:24 AM
Go to Help > About and read what is on the last line.

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ktshoema is not online. Last active: 9/15/2011 6:11:19 PM ktshoema
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Re: Black screen - WMM Windows 7 HELP!
Posted: 14 Sep 2011 09:52 AM
WMM 2.1.4

Service pack 1

ktshoema is not online. Last active: 9/15/2011 6:11:19 PM ktshoema
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Re: Black screen - WMM Windows 7 HELP!
Posted: 14 Sep 2011 09:56 AM
BTW I also have windows Live movie maker... it works fine, I just miss the set up and features of WMM
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Re: Black screen - WMM Windows 7 HELP!
Posted: 14 Sep 2011 10:00 AM
Ok, so I just downloaded 6.0 from your sig. Works fine now! thanks!! Must be a bug in 2.1
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Re: Black screen - WMM Windows 7 HELP!
Posted: 14 Sep 2011 01:52 PM
Cool! If you want add-ons for WMM 6.0, check the pinned post in the 'Share Your Vista Transitions and Effects'.
view post 126998

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