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Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by AngelbearZ28, Sep 26, 2008.

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  1. AngelbearZ28

    AngelbearZ28 Thread Starter

    Sep 26, 2008
    Ok I have been reading around on all the stuff about movie maker not working and have tried alot of things I have seen you guys suggest but nothing seems to work :confused:

    I have windows XP . Tried to import some videos of my son at the rodeo to make him a DVD in movie maker. At first it said not supported and and the big long error of missing codec. So from reading others I downloaded the k-lite codec . Now it will at least let me import the video but when you click play I hear everything fine but it has a black screen no video at all. Also when it does import the video and has the little clips in movie maker it doesnt actuly show the picture just has a little box with a 123 clipboard thing in it . Is it suppose to look like that ?

    As you can tell i dont know alot about this stuff but any help would be great.

    Thanks :)

    Oh by the way incase it matters I was loading my videos on my computer with a 8mm disk and had to load them in SONY picture motion browser and saved them in my video files.
  2. nycmoonstar


    Sep 25, 2008
    No, it's not supposed to, you should see pictures/ frames from different sections of the video you loaded.

    It is my understanding that you are tyring to use Windows Movie Maker to edit the video you recorded on your camcorder with a 8mm tape, is that correct?

    I have never used SONY picture motion browser, but does it allow to "capture" movies on your camcorder (8mm tape) to your computer and create a video file on your computer? In other words, even if you unplug the camcorder, the movie file is there on your computer and you can play it on your computer? If the movie file is NOT saved on your computer, I would do that first because Movie Maker has easier time handling a video file on your hard drive as opposed to an external device connected through USB or Firewire.

    When you capture, make sure that the output format on Sony Picture motion Browser is .mpeg, .mpg, or .wmv and NOT high definition because I doubt Movie Maker is equipped to handle high definition (high resolution) files. Or you may first have to capture the video to your computer in whatever format Motion Browser prefers and then convert the format to .mpg etc AFTER you once save the captured video because Movie Maker can only see certain video formats including .mpg, even with the K-lite codec pack installed on your computer.

    If your goal is to burn a DVD disk that plays on a stand-alone DVD player, you'll need a DVD burning soft such as Roxio Media Creator and Nero. Those DVD burning programs come with (or you can add the feature for a small additional cost) to edit your movies before burning them onto discs, so, I just wanted to bring up the fact that you don't necessarily have to use Movie Maker for editing if the program is not handling your file well.
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