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Easiest FREE way I've found to edit Recordings made in Windows Media Center is done using Windows Live Movie Maker (Part of the Windows Live Essentials Free Downloads) I have found that there is some technique involved in making successful edits of the recording.
Open the recording you want to edit in Movie Maker, click save and name the save file what you wish (This file just stores your edit markers and makes no changes to the original recording)
Since most recordings have some overlap, you first need to find the actual beginning and end of the recording, under tools, mark the start and end points using the buttons labeled as such. Click SAVE
Editing the commercials is done in a similiar manner. Browse thru the recording to the start point of the commercial, under tools, click the SPLIT button, then browse to the end of the commercial segment, click split again. (This separates a the commercial portion from the rest of the recording) Right click the commercial segment, Click Delete on the drop down menu and that commercial is deleted (Note the run time is adjusted to the removal point) Click save and repeat on all other commercials.
Once editing is complete, you should have about 22 minutes for a half hour show or 43 minutes for an hour show. Click Save
Here is where I drove myself crazy till I learned the trick. Once edits are saved, CLOSE movie Maker. I don't know exactly why, but I spent a week learning that no matter what I did, 90% of the time when I tried to create movie, movie maker would LOCK UP. Trial and error eventually proved that if I made my edits, then Saved and closed Movie Maker. The re-opened Movie Maker and opened the edit file, that I could then Create Movie successfully every attempt. Click File, Create Movie, and choose your format. (I use widescreen) Saving process is slow, about the length of the show or 1% per minute. This creates a .WMV file about 1/3 the size of the original.
Why would you ever use the installation disk unless you're on a desert island? That's like exhuming Bob Denver to recreate Gilligan's Island Ep. 1, only 3% more likely to work. Get the latest drivers and compatibility information from the camcorder's maker and relevant forums on the internet, and from the point release notes (and forums) for Microsoft Movie Maker.
You did not give details on the camcorder. Once you can get Windows 7 to understand what you're connecting and where it will probably open the gates to working edit, if not film studies. 'Jeez Robdominic, all your home movies look like _Black Swan_. Aranofsky did other movies.'
That's really bad quality (and a waste of a 4.7GB DVD) for 8 minutes if it's really 500kb; the opposite if it's 500kb/s. It sounds like you're using Windows 7, but an unspecified error is pretty useless! Try examining the message for details, and look in application logs (you might have to enable them) to get a proper error message. That'll let you know what trouble it might be having upsampling your video to DVD.
I had this problem before. And My brother bought the Kodak Video Converter for me. When I use the free trial version, it has watermark, if i have purchase this, the watermark disappear. It's very easy-to-use to convert Kodak videos to movie maker and other editor software.
Random suggestion that you have likely already tried. After you uninstalled did you go to your c drive, program files and delete the folder? I had issues with another program and found that the existing folder was the problem. After I deleted it and rebooted and then installed again it worked perfectly.
You need to connect the cam and PC using a cable (it should have come with the cam).
Switch on the cam.
Open Windows Movie Maker and import the video from device.
If the movie maker doesnt detect, try installing the driver first.