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Riniki is not online. Last active: 2/2/2012 1:37:44 PM Riniki
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Nothing but a black screen
Posted: 26 Oct 2011 10:23 PM
Movie maker has worked fine in the past but now it is giving me a serious problem. I tried editing a video but the result was a video with sound and a black screen. I tried converting the format from avi to wmv but that didn't help. Any suggestions?
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Re: Nothing but a black screen
Posted: 27 Oct 2011 04:58 AM
Which program did you use to convert to .wmv format? If you didn't use Freemake, try that instead.

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Re: Nothing but a black screen
Posted: 27 Oct 2011 03:32 PM
I used freemake but that didn't help either.
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Re: Nothing but a black screen
Posted: 28 Oct 2011 09:40 AM
Did the converted .wmv play correctly in Windows Media Player (you did use .wmv format right?)

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Re: Nothing but a black screen
Posted: 28 Oct 2011 12:00 PM
Same Problem here. I was editing some material and suddenly the random clips went black. the sound was still there but nothing else. I un- and reinstalled the whole package and still nothing. It worked perfectly until then and when my grafic card updated, all clips went black. I need this program working!
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Re: Nothing but a black screen
Posted: 28 Oct 2011 01:04 PM
I converted it to several .wmv clips. IT DOESN'T WORK and it's annoying. What can I do?
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Re: Nothing but a black screen
Posted: 28 Oct 2011 01:25 PM
@jobilly,

1) Which version of Windows are you using?
2) Which version of Movie Maker?
3) Do pictures work fine?
4) Do the sample videos work fine? If you don't have a sample .wmv clip, go to TheClipArchive.com and download one.
5) If it is just your converted files, did you use Freemake or another converter?
6) Does the clip play fine in Windows Media Player?
7) Does the clip play in the preview area from your collection?
8) Does it work on the timeline?
9) Does it work if published to your computer?

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Re: Nothing but a black screen
Posted: 28 Oct 2011 02:11 PM
1) Win 7
2) Windows Live Movie Maker Build 15.4.3538.0513 (There was only one Technical support topic so I thought it fits in here)
3) Yes
4) wmv sample doesn't work aswell .avi
5) I converted with 2 different converters from .avi to .wmv: Ojosoft Total Video Converter and Format Factory.
6) Totally fine
7) Only sound
8) Timeline runs
9) Black Screen, Sound works...

I looked this up on different sites and it seems more people have this problem....

PS: Sorry for this unpolite post before and the lack of information I gave...
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Re: Nothing but a black screen
Posted: 28 Oct 2011 02:22 PM
Can you try Freemake video converter to convert to .wmv format and see if that works?

If that still doesn't work, I would suspect something in your graphics driver might have changed. Did you recently update a driver? Did you perhaps load some new codecs?

If you did either of these things, consider running 'System Restore' back to a date when WLMM was working correctly.

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Re: Nothing but a black screen
Posted: 28 Oct 2011 03:30 PM
Freemake also doesn't work... it's a good converter though.

The System Restore doesn't reach back that far... And I don't know what codecs are. The last driver I installed was for the Grafic card, an automatic updater. Shortly after that my videos went green for a moment. Dangit, I think it's because I had WLMM open while updating.
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Re: Nothing but a black screen
Posted: 28 Oct 2011 05:34 PM
Actually, I'm having the same problem. If I remember correctly, the movie was working fine, and while it was up, I updated my graphics card, then they went black when I maximized WMM. The audio still works, just a black screen. And yes, in Windows media player, it works.
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Re: Nothing but a black screen
Posted: 28 Oct 2011 05:35 PM
Yeah my problem is pretty much the same as this guys. It did start acting this way right after I updated the driver for my invidia graphics card. Although I didn't have movie maker open at the time.
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Re: Nothing but a black screen
Posted: 28 Oct 2011 05:43 PM
So do you have a NVIDIA Graphic card like me? that makes actually more sense...
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Re: Nothing but a black screen
Posted: 28 Oct 2011 06:24 PM
Mine was also an NVIDIA card.
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Re: Nothing but a black screen
Posted: 28 Oct 2011 09:26 PM
this is a recent driver-wide problem with the latest nvidia drivers.

Specifically, version Version: 285.58, released on oct 24, 2011.

Please note, if you downloaded the official drivers from just a couple days ago... and you urgently need to use Movie Maker... do the following:

(1) Download free Phyxion Driver Cleaner and remove your current nvidia driver with them

(2) after reboot, go back to NVIDIA's site and download the previous Beta version from August.

This should resolve your Movie Maker preview screen being black importing a video, and exporting them as well.
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Re: Nothing but a black screen
Posted: 28 Oct 2011 09:33 PM
I'd like for WMM to work, but I dont need it enough to remove any drivers. Is there a fix in sight for this problem? If so, when?
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Re: Nothing but a black screen
Posted: 28 Oct 2011 09:34 PM
Well, im trying to report the issue to nvidia on ther driver forum section, but the forum is acting strange.

The more people who make the issue known, the faster its fixed.
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Re: Nothing but a black screen
Posted: 28 Oct 2011 09:42 PM
just posted to nvidia driver issue forum...

http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=214234&st=0#entry1316512
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Re: Nothing but a black screen
Posted: 28 Oct 2011 09:43 PM
sorry, i mean 285.62

285.58 should resolve the issue if you resort back to them
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Re: Nothing but a black screen
Posted: 28 Oct 2011 09:47 PM
ManuelG of nvidia support team confirms they are aware of Movie Maker not working with latest driver...

states the fix has already been applied and set for release in november. until then roll back to prior drivers.


http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=213670&st=200&p=1315958&hl=movie%20maker&fromsearch=1&#entry1315958
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Re: Nothing but a black screen
Posted: 29 Oct 2011 07:53 AM
!! PROBLEM SOLVED !!

It works fine again whit the secondlatest driver.
Thanks for your help everyone!
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Re: Nothing but a black screen
Posted: 21 Dec 2011 08:41 AM
People,

I'm still having this issue. Where is the Nvidia fix.. I can't find it anywhere! Does it cost money?

Can anyone help, I need it urgently! For a Christmas present!!

Thanks

Mike
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Re: Nothing but a black screen
Posted: 21 Dec 2011 11:32 AM
If you are talking about driver updates for an nVidia card, I'd check the manufacturer's website.

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