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Old 15-01-2008
kerry
 
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Mpeg won't play

In Vista Pro, movie maker won't play an mpg shot with a Sony DCR-SR42. I
import the mpg, right click and play, the status bar moves as if the movie is
playing, but the screen remains black. Why does the movie not play?

Thanks,

Kerry

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Old 15-01-2008
John Inzer
 
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Re: Mpeg won't play

kerry wrote:
> In Vista Pro, movie maker won't play an mpg shot with a Sony
> DCR-SR42. I import the mpg, right click and play, the status bar
> moves as if the movie is playing, but the screen remains black. Why
> does the movie not play?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Kerry

================================
Movie Maker has issues with MPEG files.
The following articles mention Movie Maker
2.1 but are also relevant with Movie Maker 6.

Movie Maker 2 - Importing MPEG Files
http://tinyurl.com/eajjh

File type compatibility with Movie Maker
http://tinyurl.com/v8tee

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John Inzer
MS Picture It! -
Digital Image MVP

Digital Image
Highlights and FAQs
http://support.microsoft.com/ph/695

Notice
This is not tech support
I am a volunteer

Solutions that work for
me may not work for you

Proceed at your own risk


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Old 15-01-2008
kerry
 
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Re: Mpeg won't play


So why does the same file play just fine in Movie maker Vista Home premium?

"John Inzer" wrote:

> kerry wrote:
> > In Vista Pro, movie maker won't play an mpg shot with a Sony
> > DCR-SR42. I import the mpg, right click and play, the status bar
> > moves as if the movie is playing, but the screen remains black. Why
> > does the movie not play?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Kerry

> ================================
> Movie Maker has issues with MPEG files.
> The following articles mention Movie Maker
> 2.1 but are also relevant with Movie Maker 6.
>
> Movie Maker 2 - Importing MPEG Files
> http://tinyurl.com/eajjh
>
> File type compatibility with Movie Maker
> http://tinyurl.com/v8tee
>
> --
>
> John Inzer
> MS Picture It! -
> Digital Image MVP
>
> Digital Image
> Highlights and FAQs
> http://support.microsoft.com/ph/695
>
> Notice
> This is not tech support
> I am a volunteer
>
> Solutions that work for
> me may not work for you
>
> Proceed at your own risk
>
>
>

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Old 15-01-2008
PapaJohn
 
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Re: Mpeg won't play

the Home Premium and Ultimate versions of Vista are the only ones that
include Microsoft's MPEG2 codec....

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PapaJohn


"kerry" <kerry@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:723D9E99-D258-4C86-B4E6-3A5AAA77ED0E@microsoft.com...
>
> So why does the same file play just fine in Movie maker Vista Home
> premium?
>
> "John Inzer" wrote:
>
>> kerry wrote:
>> > In Vista Pro, movie maker won't play an mpg shot with a Sony
>> > DCR-SR42. I import the mpg, right click and play, the status bar
>> > moves as if the movie is playing, but the screen remains black. Why
>> > does the movie not play?
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> >
>> > Kerry

>> ================================
>> Movie Maker has issues with MPEG files.
>> The following articles mention Movie Maker
>> 2.1 but are also relevant with Movie Maker 6.
>>
>> Movie Maker 2 - Importing MPEG Files
>> http://tinyurl.com/eajjh
>>
>> File type compatibility with Movie Maker
>> http://tinyurl.com/v8tee
>>
>> --
>>
>> John Inzer
>> MS Picture It! -
>> Digital Image MVP
>>
>> Digital Image
>> Highlights and FAQs
>> http://support.microsoft.com/ph/695
>>
>> Notice
>> This is not tech support
>> I am a volunteer
>>
>> Solutions that work for
>> me may not work for you
>>
>> Proceed at your own risk
>>
>>
>>



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Old 02-02-2008
Cindy
 
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RE: Mpeg won't play

See
http://tech.propeller.com/story/2006...movie-maker-2/.


"kerry" wrote:

> In Vista Pro, movie maker won't play an mpg shot with a Sony DCR-SR42. I
> import the mpg, right click and play, the status bar moves as if the movie is
> playing, but the screen remains black. Why does the movie not play?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Kerry

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Old 15-05-2008
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Why can't we simply download the 'Microsoft's MPEG2 codec' and install it.

This is very frustrating for me.. I have many Movie Maker 6 Projects that I have completed on my Dell 1720 Laptop running Vista Ultimate. I need to sell this laptop now so have transfered all my Movie Maker project files across to my desktop PC running the same Vista Ultimate.

But when I try to play my projects on the desktop I get the preview pane display problem.

If it is Vista Ulitmate that includes the Microsoft MPEG2 codec why does it work on my laptop but not on my desktop?

Converting my original mpg files to avi is not an option. I must get Movie Maker to run my edited projects.

I have searched for the Microsoft Mpeg2 codec but having trouble finging it..... Why can't we simply go to microsoft.com and download the codec and install it? Why is everything so difficult all the time?

Many thanks
Jrb.
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Old 15-05-2008
On Request
 
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Re: Mpeg won't play

You might have a look at what PapaJohn says about Movie Maker and mpeg
files.

http://www.papajohn.org/ - see menu at left side of screen

Import Movie Source Files| Video| MPEG

"jrb" <jrb.39g07f@DoNotSpam.com> wrote in message
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>
> Why can't we simply download the 'Microsoft's MPEG2 codec' and install
> it.
>
> This is very frustrating for me.. I have many Movie Maker 6 Projects
> that I have completed on my Dell 1720 Laptop running Vista Ultimate. I
> need to sell this laptop now so have transfered all my Movie Maker
> project files across to my desktop PC running the same Vista Ultimate.
>
> But when I try to play my projects on the desktop I get the preview
> pane display problem.
>
> If it is Vista Ulitmate that includes the Microsoft MPEG2 codec why
> does it work on my laptop but not on my desktop?
>
> Converting my original mpg files to avi is not an option. I must get
> Movie Maker to run my edited projects.
>
> I have searched for the Microsoft Mpeg2 codec but having trouble
> finging it..... Why can't we simply go to microsoft.com and
> download the codec and install it? Why is everything so difficult all
> the time?
>
> Many thanks
> Jrb.
>
>
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