I have made an 8 minute video in Movie Maker II & have saved the movie as DV AVI. When I try to use Pinnacle instant DVD software the program says the Movie Maker AVI isn't an AVI & can't recognize the file. So, how can I use MMII to make a DVD? I also have saved to DV tape using firewire & find the audio 'drops out' in places, only a few times & not on every transition, but the transitions seem to bee the problem.
"Known problems programs include: Angel Potion, Nimo, and Video Impression (DVSoft.dll) that is part of Easy CD Creator Platinum."
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