Hi everyone. I am running Windows Movie Maker version 2.1.4026.0 and I have a small problem with it.
I started making a movie about 2 months ago. I downloaded the K-Lite Codec Pack so I could open a variety of file types in Windows Media Player 11. I downloaded videos from youtube where I had to convert them to avi files. I then imported the avi files into Movie Maker.
Windows Movie Maker runs fine. I can open my project, save it and edit it with no problems. The issue though is if I click File< Save Movie File< Select My Computer to save the file to, and follow the steps in the wizard to save my project as a wmv file, the wizard hangs at the step, saving your movie. The estimimated time doesn't show anything. I have left the movie at the saving your movie stage for 5 hours and there was no progress at all. The movie file is 863.5 MB. How long should Movie Maker take to save a 863.5 MB wmv file? I went to the directory where I saved the movie file and the wmv file was there but it had a duration of 0 seconds and had a size of 13.3 KB. It seems that movie maker had no trouble creating the file but it just couldn't add content to it. That shows that its not a permissions problem.
I have 1 GB of RAM
, 3070 MB in my paging file, 20 processes running in Task Manager and 35 GB of harddrive space on my E drive which is where I tried saving the movie file. I also tried saving it on my 320 GB C drive to no avail. My Computer is more than capable of saving this movie file. I have also verified all of the files that I imported into Movie Maker and they are all in the correct directory and they play in the storyboard without issue.
As a test to check to make sure that Movie Maker wasn't corrupted I made a test video and imported one of my 30 second saved youtube videos that I downloaded into Movie Maker. I went to File< Save Movie File and it saved fine. That tells me that Windows Movie Maker is running fine. I guess my Movie file is so large that Movie Maker can't save it.
So if my movie is that large is there any way that I can save it? If Windows Movie Maker can't save it is there some third party software that I can use that will save a Windows Movie Maker file as a wmv file? I would greatly appreciate some help with this issue. Thanks guys.