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Thread: Importing .avi movies to window movie maker

  1. #1
    Shady Guest

    Importing .avi movies to window movie maker

    Why I try to import movies I downloaded from ares ultra, wmm sends an error:
    cannot be imported because the codec required to play the file is not
    installed on your computer! How do I get the codec it is referencing?
    --
    GAD

  2. #2
    Graham Hughes Guest

    Re: Importing .avi movies to window movie maker

    It is unlikely that installing the codec will help, as MM only really works
    well with dv.avi and wmv files. Convert the files you have to wmv and then
    edit.

    http://www.myvideoproblems.com/Tutor...patibility.htm
    http://www.myvideoproblems.com/WebPa...Programmes.htm
    --

    Graham Hughes
    MVP Digital Media
    www.myvideoproblems.com


    "Shady" <Shady@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:7AB40FCB-1E4C-4EE7-B1CC-08A83DEE9071@microsoft.com...
    > Why I try to import movies I downloaded from ares ultra, wmm sends an
    > error:
    > cannot be imported because the codec required to play the file is not
    > installed on your computer! How do I get the codec it is referencing?
    > --
    > GAD




  3. #3
    Shady Guest

    Re: Importing .avi movies to window movie maker

    I transfered the movies to wmp, but evidently that is not what your
    referencing. Please elaborate! I am very new to this computer lingo!
    --
    GAD


    "Graham Hughes" wrote:

    > It is unlikely that installing the codec will help, as MM only really works
    > well with dv.avi and wmv files. Convert the files you have to wmv and then
    > edit.
    >
    > http://www.myvideoproblems.com/Tutor...patibility.htm
    > http://www.myvideoproblems.com/WebPa...Programmes.htm
    > --
    >
    > Graham Hughes
    > MVP Digital Media
    > www.myvideoproblems.com
    >
    >
    > "Shady" <Shady@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:7AB40FCB-1E4C-4EE7-B1CC-08A83DEE9071@microsoft.com...
    > > Why I try to import movies I downloaded from ares ultra, wmm sends an
    > > error:
    > > cannot be imported because the codec required to play the file is not
    > > installed on your computer! How do I get the codec it is referencing?
    > > --
    > > GAD

    >
    >
    >


  4. #4
    Graham Hughes Guest

    Re: Importing .avi movies to window movie maker

    Maybe start from the beginning,
    Please list the file types you are using.

    --

    Graham Hughes
    MVP Digital Media
    www.myvideoproblems.com


    "Shady" <Shady@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:069BEF21-AC7A-4C51-9D1B-7A7C7D779863@microsoft.com...
    >I transfered the movies to wmp, but evidently that is not what your
    > referencing. Please elaborate! I am very new to this computer lingo!
    > --
    > GAD
    >
    >
    > "Graham Hughes" wrote:
    >
    >> It is unlikely that installing the codec will help, as MM only really
    >> works
    >> well with dv.avi and wmv files. Convert the files you have to wmv and
    >> then
    >> edit.
    >>
    >> http://www.myvideoproblems.com/Tutor...patibility.htm
    >> http://www.myvideoproblems.com/WebPa...Programmes.htm
    >> --
    >>
    >> Graham Hughes
    >> MVP Digital Media
    >> www.myvideoproblems.com
    >>
    >>
    >> "Shady" <Shady@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:7AB40FCB-1E4C-4EE7-B1CC-08A83DEE9071@microsoft.com...
    >> > Why I try to import movies I downloaded from ares ultra, wmm sends an
    >> > error:
    >> > cannot be imported because the codec required to play the file is not
    >> > installed on your computer! How do I get the codec it is referencing?
    >> > --
    >> > GAD

    >>
    >>
    >>




  5. #5
    Doug Kronemeyer Guest

    Re: Importing .avi movies to window movie maker

    Graham,

    I am having a similar problem. MM will not read an .AVI file created on the
    V.I.O (http://www.vio-pov.com/index.php)recorder. However, the muvee
    software product will read it. I want to be able to use MM. How do I locate
    the specific converter to convert the .AVI file coming out of the V.I.O. to
    something acceptable to MM.



    "Graham Hughes" wrote:

    > It is unlikely that installing the codec will help, as MM only really works
    > well with dv.avi and wmv files. Convert the files you have to wmv and then
    > edit.
    >
    > http://www.myvideoproblems.com/Tutor...patibility.htm
    > http://www.myvideoproblems.com/WebPa...Programmes.htm
    > --
    >
    > Graham Hughes
    > MVP Digital Media
    > www.myvideoproblems.com
    >
    >
    > "Shady" <Shady@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:7AB40FCB-1E4C-4EE7-B1CC-08A83DEE9071@microsoft.com...
    > > Why I try to import movies I downloaded from ares ultra, wmm sends an
    > > error:
    > > cannot be imported because the codec required to play the file is not
    > > installed on your computer! How do I get the codec it is referencing?
    > > --
    > > GAD

    >
    >
    >


  6. #6
    gilly007 Guest

    RE: Importing .avi movies to window movie maker

    when I try to import a movie I made on another computer with movie maker
    movie maker 2.6 fails and I get " MSWMM cannot be imported because the codec
    required to play the file is not installed on your computer. If you have
    already tried to download and install the codec, close and restart Windows
    Movie Maker, and then try to import the file again.



    "Shady" wrote:

    > Why I try to import movies I downloaded from ares ultra, wmm sends an error:
    > cannot be imported because the codec required to play the file is not
    > installed on your computer! How do I get the codec it is referencing?
    > --
    > GAD


  7. #7
    John Inzer Guest

    Re: Importing .avi movies to window movie maker

    gilly007 wrote:
    > when I try to import a movie I made on another computer with movie
    > maker movie maker 2.6 fails and I get " MSWMM cannot be imported
    > because the codec required to play the file is not installed on your
    > computer. If you have already tried to download and install the
    > codec, close and restart Windows Movie Maker, and then try to import
    > the file again.

    ====================================
    A .mswmm file is not a movie...it is a project file.
    If you double left click the .mswmm file it may
    open Movie Maker but unless you also imported
    all the source files it won't be usable.

    And BTW....mswmm files created on a Vista
    machine will not work on an XP machine.

    --

    John Inzer
    Digital Media MVP

    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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