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tgp1994 28th May 2007 16:03

Windows Movie Maker unable to save Movie
 
I just made an 8 minute movie. When I try to save the .wmv file to my computer, it always says that something is missing and it cannot continue.

Replys are greatly appreciated!

PeteC 28th May 2007 21:11

tgp1994 - Welcome to the Board :)

Can you be more specific? .....
Quote:

it always says that something is missing
Give us a clue here :)

tgp1994 29th May 2007 19:43

Oh, sorry :)
It gives me a farily long warning message, but to sum it up, it says:
Windows Movie Maker cannot save the movie to the specified location...verify that the original source files are in your movie...saving location is still available, etc.

PeteC 29th May 2007 20:09

You have checked that
Quote:

the original source files are in your movie...saving location is still available
Which version are you using?

For reference, not that it addresses your specific error message....

Windows Movie Maker 2.1 FAQ

You may find an answer here ....

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...26c421033.mspx - this may be Vista based, but still a possible source of help.

tgp1994 29th May 2007 20:43

Yup. I checked and there are no Xs. And I am using 2.1.
Also, I'm not using Vista.

There may be something though...

I am using some music files in my video that are mp3. They just happened to work becuse I changed the extension. However, whenever I try to open those music files with Windows Media Player, it always acts like it doesn't know the extension. Could there be a connection in here somewhere?

PeteC 29th May 2007 21:18

Quote:

They just happened to work becuse I changed the extension
You really can't do that and expect the file to open - the file format remains that of the original extension.
Quote:

Could there be a connection in here somewhere?
Absolutely :)

Dump the audio and see if the movie will save - I suspect you have found the cause of your problem.

tgp1994 30th May 2007 00:42

Darn, it still doesn't work. I even formally converted the maybe corrupted MP3 music into a wave file, but that doesn't even work.

If it will help, all the clips in my movie (about 50, around there) are all in .AVI format. Other than that, I can't really figure out why it's suddenly not working. I did recently upgrade my memory, but I don't think that should effect anything.

PeteC 30th May 2007 08:03

Start from the beginning - it may be longwinded, but may tie down the culprit.

Take a couple of the clips and see if the movie saves. If it does repeat with a sound track added. If those two exercises work OK the problem lies in one of the subsequent files - video or audio.

tgp1994 30th May 2007 19:48

That's just odd. It will save my original movie (with now cutting out) under DV-AVI (NTSC). The file's gigantic, and I'm trying to get it under 20 mb. Does this tell you anything?

PeteC 30th May 2007 20:01

Not really - I'm just working with logic here as I rarely use Windows Movie Maker.

Googling the error message came up with this ....

Movie Maker 2 stops responding when you try to save a large movie file

tgp1994 30th May 2007 21:14

Well, it still doesn't work if I try to use any save compression. Also, I did a clean boot, yet it still doesn't work.


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