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Old 06-03-2008
Shady
 
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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?
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Old 06-03-2008
Graham Hughes
 
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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
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Graham Hughes
MVP Digital Media
www.myvideoproblems.com


"Shady" <Shady@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> 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



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Old 06-03-2008
Shady
 
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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

>
>
>

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Old 06-03-2008
Graham Hughes
 
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Re: Importing .avi movies to window movie maker

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

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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

>>
>>
>>



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Old 09-03-2008
Doug Kronemeyer
 
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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

>
>
>

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  #6  
Old 11-03-2008
gilly007
 
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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

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Old 11-03-2008
John Inzer
 
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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.

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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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