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Can't Import with Windows Movie Maker

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by Mr M, Jun 14, 2007.

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  1. Mr M

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    When I try to import a saved file from disk (either photos, videos and songs) I get a message "Windows Movie Maker C:\Videofilename\ could not be imported. Unspecified error."

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Rache

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    Try turning off all non-vital background progs.
     
  3. Blackmirror

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    Supported formats for importing content
    • Video files: .asf, .avi, .wmv
    • Movie files: MPEG1, .mpeg, .mpg, .m1v, .mp2
    • Audio files: .wav, .snd, .au, .aif, .aifc, .aiff
    • Windows Media files: .asf, .wm, .wma, .wmv
    • Still images: .bmp, .jpg, .jpeg, .jpe, .jfif, .gif
    • MP3 format audio: .mp3
     
  4. Mr M

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    First of all, my file formats are formats compatable with the program. More importantly, however, even though I get the message with audio, photos and videos, when I close the program and open it again, I find the AUDIO and PHOTOS DO IMPORT!!! Only the video is not. This is video that is already on my drive, OR video direct from my camcorder, OR video from my laptop's built in camera.

    PS Before you advise me about "codecs", I haven't the slightest idea what to do with those things.
     
  5. Mr M

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    How?????
     
  6. Blackmirror

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    What format is the video file please
     
  7. Mr M

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    .AVI and .WMV I also have another symptom, i.e., although I eventually import photos as I mention above, MM doesnt allow me to drag them onto the storyline thing on the bottom of the window.
     
  8. Blackmirror

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    Have you got an xp cd
     
  9. Mr M

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    yes
     
  10. Blackmirror

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    start run sfc /scannow and let it run a scan
    if there are any errors it will prompt you for the xp cd

    worth a try
    note the space between the c and /
     
  11. Mr M

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    What exactly will this do? P.S. My VAIO came with XP installed. My XP disk is from my old computer. Does this matter?
     
  12. Blackmirror

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    I am not sure .

    it will repair any protected system files ...
    you can try . it will either work or it will reject that disc
     
  13. Mr M

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    Im running it. So far, so good.
     
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    The program ran to completion. After it was over a window opened up "FILES THAT ARE REQUIRED FOR WINDOWS TO RUN PROPERLY MUST BE COPIED TO THE DLL CACHE". Then it prompts for my XP disk. I put in the disk and I get "Wrong Disk. Put in Disk #2". Problem is, I only have one disk with XP. For a while, it was not letting me clost the windows. Right now it has. What to do if it keeps prompting me for disk #2???
     
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