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Saving avi or wmv files

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by Genevive, May 26, 2008.

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  1. Genevive

    Genevive Thread Starter

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    Hi all I was wondering how to save a file to avi or wmv format using windows movie maker? When I click on save project as the only option to save it as is the windows movie maker. I want to upload a video on youtube and the format isn't right. How do I do this. I'm using windows vista, does that come with something to change the format that I can use? Thanks for your help. Genevive:confused:
     
  2. Elvandil

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    What format does it want to save in? I thought wmv was its default format.
     
  3. fairnooks

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    You have to render it out as a movie file of choice, it sounds like all you are doing is trying to save the project file which is just a list of edits and adjustments you've made to one or more clips of video you've imported into WMM so that you can go back later and finish your edits or change what you've already done.
     
  4. caraewilton

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    Fairnooks as always is correct. You need to click on Publish to my computer. Follow the wizard and it will create a wmv. The vista version also has an option to create an avi, but the older versions don't. You get the best quality just selecting wmv. This will work for you tube, google video and even blogger. If you need an alternative format, you can use Free Video Converter.
     
  5. Genevive

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    Thanks, after I posted my question I did the publish movie wizard and I got it to save to (video clip) avi file. But I have another question, I went to put it on you tube and it was taking forever, longer than 10mins. And it didn't go through to you tube. The video isn't very big...94.0MB. So any input on why it's taking so long? Thanks, Genevive
     
  6. Elvandil

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    What kind of internet connection do you have?
     
  7. Genevive

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    I have verizon.com which I think is dsl. Genevive
     
  8. Elvandil

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    I'm not familiar with what speeds they have. Generally upload speeds are quite a bit slower than download. How much time are we talking about? 94 MB's is a pretty huge file, so it may take some time.
     
  9. Genevive

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    Can I use the windows media low bandwidth in the windows movie maker to upload the file to youtube. As you can tell I don't know anything about this stuff. Thanks, Genevive
     
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    Give it a try. I need to figure this stuff out each time since I do it all so rarely. :D You really should have high bandwidth, but if something doesn't seem to be working, try the low.
     
  11. Genevive

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    I tried the windows media low bandwidth in windows movie maker and when I uploaded it to youtube it didn't look clear. So I'm going to try different things. I tried the option to compress it to 4MB and it was taking a long time but my son was on the xbox so it made things slow. I'm going to try later. I'll let you know. Thanks, Genevive
     
  12. Elvandil

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    Probably the low-bandwidth thing compresses the file so it will be smaller and poorer quality.

    The 2 experts above ought to be back around later (they seem to have a lot of multimedia knowledge and experience), so if you don't figure it out, check back later.
     
  13. caraewilton

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    A 98mb file is massive and will take ages to upload, even if you have a dsl line. As for reducing the size. If you reduce the size of the file, you will loose quality.
    What sort of stuff is this video made up of, i.e. what was the original source. If you have photographs, you can reduce the size of the photos, then put them into your video. Do you have music? If so, what type of file. If you have mp3 you could lower the quality of the track without it really being noticeable. I.e. most mp3 are riped at 128, but you could rip at 96 which would greatly reduce the size of the file.
    I have used free converter (mentioned earlier) to reduce the size of files by reducing the size of the video screen, i.e. not playing at 800X600 but by 320X240. Quality looks okay but in a much smaller window.
     
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