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Windows 8.1 and Movie Maker 2012

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    Windows 8.1

    Windows 8.1 and Movie Maker 2012

    Hi everyone.

    I've been happily using Windows Movie Maker in Windows 7 with .mpg files. I'm halfway through a project and was recently advised to move to Windows 8/8.1 so I backed everything up, saved my project and video files and took the plunge with Windows 8.

    Having installed Movie Maker I loaded in my project. I had to repoint to my video files but that was fine. However, although I can hear the sound, I now can't see any video! On checking with Microsoft I should be able to use .mpg files so can anyone advise me as to what I'm doing wrong? I've tried re-naming to .mov and .mpeg, all to no avail, yet they all play fine in Media Player.

    I really don't want to have to re-install Windows 7 but if I have to then so be it.

    Many thanks.

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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center

    It probably has to do with the missing codecs that is removed in Windows 8.1 unless you buy the media center pack for $10 USD.
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