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MS Movie Maker will not work with my Windows 8 - HELP!!!

  1. #11

    Posts : 15
    Windows 8

    I have a new laptop with windows 8 installed on it . I got the free download of Movie maker from their website . I am so frustrated that I cant get it to work properly and there doesnt seem anywhere to get help. I am surprised there are not more people with the same complaint .

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  2. #12

    Posts : 15
    Windows 8

    OK I have been experimenting - Uninstalled everything to do with the movie maker and started again.

    I find that it couldnt read the MPEG files from my video camera ( they were fine on Vista ) So I tried converting them

    I checked the new movie maker help pages and it says -- I can use all these files

    • Video files: .asf, .avi, .m1v, .mp2, .mp2v, .mpe, .mpeg, .mpg, .mpv2, .wm, and .wmv

    I have experimented and now find that MPEG can be viewed on the timeline but only the audio plays on the preview screen and

    WMV can be viewed on the preview screen but not the timeline ????????

    In any case I dont want to have to convert everything it takes ages

    I havent got any further so dont know if anything else works
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  3. #13

    Posts : 6
    Windows 8

    I am unable to do anything as it states every time I try to save "An error has occured, MS will contact you if an solution is available". EH? I'm so lost right now.

    BTW, did the update, now Movie Maker is in French. Awesome....guess it is good I can read french.
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  4. #14

    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    I used the program from way back in the past.

    It came as a feature in Windows XP and Vista.
    After I used Win7 I read that I have to rely to a newer online downloaded version.... but I copied the one from Vista and it worked fine.
    It still works on Win8, no issues. So you might give it a try if you still have a Vista iso or install somewhere.

    Personally, the Movie Maker from Vista is the way to go, but every one has its own preference.
    Movie Maker from Vista is superb. The Windows version from 7 was abysmal, so I took it from my old Vista machine and loaded it onto my 7 PC. Now I've downgraded to 8.1, is it the same process as described here;

    Windows Movie Maker 6.0 - Install on Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums

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  5. #15

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1 64 bit

    We have a new Windows 8.1 PC which operates fine but Movie Maker stops during editing the Project every time! Projects include .jpg-photoes and short .avi videos.
    We reinstalled the whole Windows Live package: no help! We have also Media Plaer installed ok. What to do??

    (We have used Movie Maker with W7 PC a lot and were very satisfied with it.)
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