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Brisky is not online. Last active: 9/12/2012 12:51:46 AM Brisky
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Windows Movie Maker 2012, hangs / freezes when saving as movie
Posted: 06 Sep 2012 01:56 AM
Hello,
I have searched high and low on the internet for a solution and still have not figured this thing out.

I (regrettably) updated to Windows Movie Maker 2012.
I created a short 3 minute long video using jpeg images and a mp3 song.
It runs fine in the program, but whenever I go to save it as a movie it will pause and then Windows will tell me that it is not longer responding and that it will let me know when it finds a solution to the problem. No solution as of yet.

I have a Windows 7 computer with 4 gigs of ram and an Nvidia graphics card.
The drivers are up to date, the codecs are current (K-lite full codec pack with the update) and the page file has been increased to be plenty big.

I have tried installing and uninstalling the program several times with no success.

The only success I have had is in going back to the 2011 version, but the new project I created is only for the 2012 version, so I would have to start over.

There are no viruses or spyware on my computer.
I tried running a "clean boot" and still froze up on me.

Any advice or suggestions on how to move forward are appreciated.
I really don't want to have to start from scratch but that is how it is looking now...
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Re: Windows Movie Maker 2012, hangs / freezes when saving as movie
Posted: 06 Sep 2012 08:10 AM
I would try two things:
1) Will it save if you leave out the .mp3 file(s)?
2) Will it save if you uninstall the K-lite full codec pack?

Blaine
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Re: Windows Movie Maker 2012, hangs / freezes when saving as movie
Posted: 07 Sep 2012 02:21 AM
Alright, seems like your on to something.
After I remove the mp3 file, it saves just fine.

What does that mean?
The version I am running is 187kps, so not too high.

Should I convert that to a windows media audio format and go from there?
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Re: Windows Movie Maker 2012, hangs / freezes when saving as movie
Posted: 07 Sep 2012 12:17 PM
Cool.

So I converted the MP3 to WMA and now it works!
Though the audio does not sound quiet as good as the original, but oh well.
At least it works now.

Do you know why Movie Maker does not like my mp3?
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Re: Windows Movie Maker 2012, hangs / freezes when saving as movie
Posted: 07 Sep 2012 05:04 PM
Certain .mp3 files just are encoded differently and cause problems for Movie Maker. The solution is to convert them to .wma. Which converter did you use? I've gotten good quality out of Freemake Audio Converter, so if you need an alternative, try that.

Blaine
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Re: Windows Movie Maker 2012, hangs / freezes when saving as movie
Posted: 09 Sep 2012 01:46 PM
I used Media Home Audio Converter, and that seemed to work ok.

Ok, hopefully this is the last question...

When I save the movie now, it saves and works but the timing is slower than it was when I played it in Movie Maker. Any idea what might be causing that?

I tried to close the program and open it again, hoping that would clear its catch and save the movie correctly, but I am not sure that is the solution...

Thanks again for all your help! =)
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Re: Windows Movie Maker 2012, hangs / freezes when saving as movie
Posted: 09 Sep 2012 04:29 PM
Anomalies like that are usually caused by incompatible file types. If you haven't already, convert your video to .wmv format.

Blaine
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Re: Windows Movie Maker 2012, hangs / freezes when saving as movie
Posted: 10 Sep 2012 12:29 AM
Yeah, your right, I was trying to do MPEG4 or H.264 or something.
When I did it in WMA it was better, but the video is still kind of choppy with the transitions, where it zooms and pans on the pictures...

I am wondering if I just need to keep trying to save it as WMA over and over until it finally creates the video smoothly, though I am not sure if there is any method beside that to make the animations smoother. =/
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Re: Windows Movie Maker 2012, hangs / freezes when saving as movie
Posted: 10 Sep 2012 03:10 AM
First, I assume you mean .wmv since that is video (where .wma is audio). What program did you use to convert? Try Freemake Video Converter (freemake.com) and set the bitrate and resolution at a good point to hopefully avoid any choppiness.

Blaine
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Re: Windows Movie Maker 2012, hangs / freezes when saving as movie
Posted: 11 Sep 2012 02:04 PM
Sorry, yes it is saving as Windows Media Video.
Also, it wasn't so much the choppyness in the music, as in the video animation transitions.
Just wondering if you know any cause for that.

Thanks!
I really appreciate it!
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