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Windows Movie Maker 2012 on Win 8 - No Sound

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 x64

    Windows Movie Maker 2012 on Win 8 - No Sound

    Hello all,

    I tried searching all over the internet for a solution to this problem without luck. I was happily using Windows Movie Maker 2012 on Windows 8 for several days, when all of a sudden the sound stopped working. Whenever I try to play a clip from a video camera, a former project, or a finished movie file on my computer, the video plays but with absolutely no sound. I have tried putting in mp3 songs, and those do not play with sound either. I can see and single out the audio tracks to clips, but I cannot hear anything. Sound on the computer is working fine, and the clips play in Windows Media Player and other media players. I have tried uninstalling Windows Movie Maker and reinstalling it. It worked initially, but I waited a few days and tried again only to have the same problem occur. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    (P.S., I did try Windows Movie Maker 6, but it does not accept certain movie file formats that my video camera uses, so I went back to WMM 2012.)

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  2. #2

    As an alternative to your issue, try using VLC player, it's free and at least you'll be able to watch/listen to your videos.

    VideoLAN - Official page for VLC media player, the Open Source video framework!

    For you problem, I'm wondering if something has been left over from the uninstall, which could be causing your problem. Try using Revo Uninstaller and uninstall it with that then download and install movie maker and see what happens.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 x64

    bassfisher6522 thank you for your suggestion, but it did not work. I uninstalled WMM with Revo Uninstaller, and then I reinstalled WMM from the Windows website onto my computer. Now, the sound doesn't work at all on it. Last time I reinstalled it the sound worked for a little bit and then went, now it does not work at all.
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  4. #4

    What sound driver do you have? Have you updated your sound driver?
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  5. #5

    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT

    Open WMM and then look at your sound Volume Mixer and see if it shows up and is not muted. It should only show when WMM is open.

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  6. #6

    Posts : 1
    windows 8.1 with bing x64

    found a solution to this problem

    open windows movie maker 2012
    import video you want to edit
    save the project (File save project as)
    type in the name of your video and click save
    close movie maker
    default location of project files is c:\users\(username)\documents
    navigate to the directory and double click the project and it will open windows movie maker
    and then click play this has worked for me just a suggestion.
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Windows Movie Maker 2012 on Win 8 - No Sound
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