When I first tried using Windows Movie Maker, I had success...now when trying to use it, all video is pixelated. This problem happened once before, but the solution was that I had NERO installed and it wasn't compatible. Now it is not installed and all of sudden, I am getting pixelation when trying to use the Windows Movie Maker
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Re: Windows Movie Maker is Pixelated
Open Movie Maker
Goto TOOLS - OPTIONS
Open the Compatibility Tab
Remove the ticks from ALL filters EXCEPT the Microsoft ones.
If there are only MS filters, the remove the tick from those also.
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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.
To use Vob files with movie maker, they need to be converted first. This can take a little while, but there is no other way, as windows doesn support dvd playback by default, and whilst codecs will give you playback, movie maker will not accept them, even with the codecs. To convert your vob files to "avi" (the format needed for movie maker) yoou will need converting software. Most of this is very expensive, but thankfully, one of the best is actually free! It's name is "super" and it can be found at the following web address http://www.erightsoft.com/S6Kg1.html
By the way, the download link is at the bottom of the page.
Wish you the best of luck,
How to Record Webcam Video with Earlier Versions of Windows Movie Maker
you're still using Windows XP, your Windows Movie Maker version might
still support capturing video from a webcam. To do this, go to your WMM
Movie Tasks and then select "Capture from Video Device". Select webcam
from the list of analog devices. You must also select the video input
line you want to use for capturing your webcam video. Then enter a name
for your captured video file and the location of the drive where you
want to save it. Select your video setting preferences for the video
you want to capture. To stop capturing, you can either
choose to stop anywhere during the recording session or indicate a specific time limit before the recording stops.
How to Record Video on Your Webcam with Newer Versions of Windows Movie Maker
we say newer versions, we are referring to Windows Movie Maker version
6 which comes pre-loaded with the Windows Vista system. Since Windows
Vista is a pretty advanced OS, we expected the latest version of the
WMM to support webcam video capture as well. It's very helpful and
economical since it comes packaged with Windows Vista, and you don't
have to pay the extra cost just to have that tool. So, the next
question now is, how can you record a webcam video using Windows Movie
Maker 6. Actually, like we said - you can't. You won't see the "Start
Capture" tool in the File Menu of your latest Windows Movie Maker. Your
best bet is to look for alternative and cheaper software that would
help you capture whatever you want to record from your webcam. Or,
better yet, use the software that comes with your webcam to capture
video and then import it into Windows Movie Maker for
editing and enhancements. If your webcam didn't come with video capture
software, you're in luck because there are free software appllications
available for you to download to do such tasks. You can find a good
list of webcam video capturing software from this list: http://www.sharewareconnection.com/titles/webcam-video.htm
Import video is only when you have recorded a video using the webcam in a particular format and not on the fly which is what you are trying to do.
Record what you want using another application and the webcam then import the video into movie maker to edit.
Alternatively, I think you need to to go the options screen and select the default audio device. Go to control pannels and see if its there and then select the webcam as the default device for MS applications.