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    Default Problem with windows movie maker

    Sorry if this is not the right topic.

    I will start from the start. I recorded a video with a VHS video camera. I then converted it to DVD by using a DVD recorder, the I downloaded a DVD to MPG program and converted the DVD to windows media player, then downloaded a few codecs.

    So now I can play the video in windows media player. What I want to do is edit it. I can drag it into windows movie maker and when I play it, I can hear it playing, but I can't see it.

    Can you help me, do I need a codec or something?


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    Probably not the ideal scenario to have so much compression going on before your editing stage. Convert from MPEG to DV rather than WMV.

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    I will try that. But I think the problem is, when I drag the video into windows movie maker it gets recognized as a audio file therefore it shows no picture. A am new to editing so I am not to sure, any help appreciated!


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    Sep 2004
    Berkshire, UK


    You have encoded with WM9 but are viewing it on a version of Windows Media Player prior to 9.

    Try downloading this and see what happens

    That's my opinion. If you don't like it I have others

    System: Apple Macbook Pro 17, and an external Freecom 500GB eSATA drive.
    Software: Final Cut Studio 2 (FCP 6, Motion 3, Soundtrack Pro 2, Color, DVD Studio Pro 4, Compressor 3), Sonicfire Pro 4.5
    Favourite Resources:, Free DVD menus, Ken Stone's FCP Page, Wikivid

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