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

MartielB

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Hi everyone,

I need some help. I film online classes, so I'm really up against a time crunch as I have a production team waiting on me, let me cut to the chase....

I need my Movie Make to work. It worked just fine when I had Windows 7, but now (As a Windows 8 user) when I try to save anything the system says it is trying to repair the problem and then kicks me out.

I only really use Movie maker for the trim tool and a few other features, as it is so easy to use. However, I have an enormous file that will not compress any further. I need to trim it in order to send it but Movie Maker will not allow me to.

How do I fix this? Is there another option? Why is Movie Maker not compatible with 8?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8

Janie

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Member
I am having problems too - I have Windows 8 , I have downloaded the free Movie maker from the Windows site . It looks the same as the version I had before but it doesnt work. If I get any replies with info I will let you know
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
What version are you using? The latest version is 2012.
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
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    AMD Phenom II X 4 965 BE
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Hopachi

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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.

Another thing, if you know VLC, they began making a movie maker based on VLC. It's still in development like more than alpha but you can check that out if interested:
Index of /~jb/vlmc
This one works for some simple project but I recommend you stick with the Windows Movie Maker for more stability.

Personally, the Movie Maker form Vista is the way to go, but every one has its own preference.
 

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    CPU
    Intel i7-3630QM
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    That's basically it.

MartielB

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I think I have a later version. My computer came with Windows 7, bought it late last year. Then I upgraded to Windows 8 the beginning of this month. Ever since Movie maker has been on el fritzo. Where do I go to get the latest version?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
I just downloaded WLE 2012 and selected to download movie maker and picture viewer. went to my pictures, picked 4 pictures and added some music and saved it. It saved it just fine, closed out software, went to destination folder and found it and played video...it played just fine.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom build
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X 4 965 BE
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-MA790X-DS4
    Memory
    G-Skill 8 GB PC 8500
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD XFX HD Radeon 6790D
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2l Samsung SyncMaster S20B300
    Screen Resolution
    1600 X 900
    Hard Drives
    Seagate Barracuda 320 GB w/OS
    Seagate Barracuda 1 TB data storage
    PSU
    Ultra X4 750 watt fully modular
    Case
    Thermaltake OverSeer RX 1 fulltower
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper212 120mm
    Keyboard
    Logitech G510
    Mouse
    Razor DeathAdder 3.5
@ Janie and MartielB; did you guy upgrade over 7 or do a clean install of windows 8?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom build
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X 4 965 BE
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-MA790X-DS4
    Memory
    G-Skill 8 GB PC 8500
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD XFX HD Radeon 6790D
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2l Samsung SyncMaster S20B300
    Screen Resolution
    1600 X 900
    Hard Drives
    Seagate Barracuda 320 GB w/OS
    Seagate Barracuda 1 TB data storage
    PSU
    Ultra X4 750 watt fully modular
    Case
    Thermaltake OverSeer RX 1 fulltower
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper212 120mm
    Keyboard
    Logitech G510
    Mouse
    Razor DeathAdder 3.5

Janie

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Member
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 .
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8

Janie

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Member
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
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8

MartielB

New Member
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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  • OS
    Windows 8

Dubbledoo

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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

Thanks.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
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    Laptop
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    HP Pavillion
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KTR

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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.)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 64 bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus K30BF
    Memory
    8 GB
    Antivirus
    F-Secure

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