Movie published from Movie Maker hangs in Windows Media Player


P

Petergy

I am persevering with Microsoft Movie Maker to edit a home movie.

I want to chop out large sections from both the start and finish and also to
add a title and intro etc

- I managed to get the files on to my computer as a .wmv ... the unedited
file is 980Mb
- I have figured out how to edit and create my movie in Movie Maker, not a
problem
- I published the movie to a .wmv ... the final published .wmv is 25Mb
(expected as it is only a small movie)

--HOWEVER--
The resultant .wmv will open ok in Windows Media Player but after some time
(nearly to the end) it will hang on a frame, the sound will stop

--BUT--
the sliding bar in Windows Media Player continues to the end

Note that it will play right through to the end when in Movie Maker, it
seems to be something in the published .wmv. I have repeatedly tried to
remake movies and it always end up with the problem of the published .wmv not
finishing.

-----------------------------------------

I am using Microsoft Vista Home Premium Version 6.0 Build 6002 SP 2 - 64bit OS
Windows Movie Maker 6.0.6002.18005
Physical Memory available to Windows 4,192,380 Kb

Graphics card is NVIDIA 8600 GT
 
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J

John Inzer

Petergy said:
I am persevering with Microsoft Movie Maker to edit a home movie.

I want to chop out large sections from both the start and finish and
also to add a title and intro etc

- I managed to get the files on to my computer as a .wmv ... the
unedited file is 980Mb
- I have figured out how to edit and create my movie in Movie Maker,
not a problem
- I published the movie to a .wmv ... the final published .wmv is 25Mb
(expected as it is only a small movie)

--HOWEVER--
The resultant .wmv will open ok in Windows Media Player but after
some time (nearly to the end) it will hang on a frame, the sound will
stop

--BUT--
the sliding bar in Windows Media Player continues to the end

Note that it will play right through to the end when in Movie Maker,
it
seems to be something in the published .wmv. I have repeatedly tried
to remake movies and it always end up with the problem of the
published .wmv not finishing.

-----------------------------------------

I am using Microsoft Vista Home Premium Version 6.0 Build 6002 SP 2 -
64bit OS Windows Movie Maker 6.0.6002.18005
Physical Memory available to Windows 4,192,380 Kb

Graphics card is NVIDIA 8600 GT

-----------------------------------------

Can someone please suggest what may be wrong

regards
========================================
Just wondering if you are adding music to this project?

--

J. Inzer MS-MVP
Digital Media Experience

Notice
This is not tech support
I am a volunteer

Solutions that work for
me may not work for you

Proceed at your own risk
 
P

Petergy

John Inzer said:
========================================
Just wondering if you are adding music to this project?

--

J. Inzer MS-MVP
Digital Media Experience

Notice
This is not tech support
I am a volunteer

Solutions that work for
me may not work for you

Proceed at your own risk


.

John

Not adding music, however I would like to ...

regards
 
J

John Inzer

Petergy said:
John

Not adding music, however I would like to ...

regards
================================
OK...you did not add an additional audio file...

Just a few thoughts.....

Did you add Transitions or Effects? If_yes_
you may have to remove them.

Did you add any still shots? Or is it just the
video that remains after you remove the
unwanted footage?

In Movie Maker try going to...Tools / Options /
Compatibility tab...and uncheck all the filters /
OK.

Now try to save the project as a Movie File.

Let us know if it made any difference in the
playback.

--

J. Inzer MS-MVP
Digital Media Experience

Notice
This is not tech support
I am a volunteer

Solutions that work for
me may not work for you

Proceed at your own risk
 
P

Petergy

John Inzer said:
================================
OK...you did not add an additional audio file...

Just a few thoughts.....

Did you add Transitions or Effects? If_yes_
you may have to remove them.

Did you add any still shots? Or is it just the
video that remains after you remove the
unwanted footage?

In Movie Maker try going to...Tools / Options /
Compatibility tab...and uncheck all the filters /
OK.

Now try to save the project as a Movie File.

Let us know if it made any difference in the
playback.

--

J. Inzer MS-MVP
Digital Media Experience

Notice
This is not tech support
I am a volunteer

Solutions that work for
me may not work for you

Proceed at your own risk


.

John

Thanks for the reply

I will do it again and let you know every step

1. Start/Programs/Windows Movie Maker
2. Ensured that there are no Imported Media items (for some reason they
remain after File/New Project
3. File/New Project
4. Import Media ... import the 980Mb .wmv
5. Drag this .wmv to the Video Timeline
6. Use the clip & drag arrow to delete a large portion from the start
7. Use the clip & drag arrow to delete a portion from the end
(the movie is only 4.5 minutes long)
8. Rewind the Timeline
9. Title & Credits ... add Title at the Beginning
10. Type in a title
11. Play the Timeline with title right through - IT COMPLETES OK
12. Rewind the Timeline
13. File/Publish Movie/This Computer/(name the movie)/click Next
14. Use Best Quality For Playback On My Computer
(100Gb of space is available)
15. Click Publish
16. When done click Finish
17. Exit Windows Movie Maker (didn't save project)
18. Open Explorer to find that the Published .wmv file is 6Mb
19. Goes for ONLY 19secs then the frame freezes, sound stops.
(note that the Seek bar still advances to the end)

- there are no still shots
- there are no effects
- Tools/Options/Compatibility Tab only has AVI Decompressor listed

.... nothing more to add ...
 
J

John Inzer

Petergy said:
John

Thanks for the reply

I will do it again and let you know every step

1. Start/Programs/Windows Movie Maker
2. Ensured that there are no Imported Media items (for some reason
they remain after File/New Project
3. File/New Project
4. Import Media ... import the 980Mb .wmv
5. Drag this .wmv to the Video Timeline
6. Use the clip & drag arrow to delete a large portion from the start
7. Use the clip & drag arrow to delete a portion from the end
(the movie is only 4.5 minutes long)
8. Rewind the Timeline
9. Title & Credits ... add Title at the Beginning
10. Type in a title
11. Play the Timeline with title right through - IT COMPLETES OK
12. Rewind the Timeline
13. File/Publish Movie/This Computer/(name the movie)/click Next
14. Use Best Quality For Playback On My Computer
(100Gb of space is available)
15. Click Publish
16. When done click Finish
17. Exit Windows Movie Maker (didn't save project)
18. Open Explorer to find that the Published .wmv file is 6Mb
19. Goes for ONLY 19secs then the frame freezes, sound stops.
(note that the Seek bar still advances to the end)

- there are no still shots
- there are no effects
- Tools/Options/Compatibility Tab only has AVI Decompressor listed

... nothing more to add ...
=================================
Thanks you for the detailed reply.

Sounds like you have done everything correctly
and I do not have a solution for you. I'm wondering
if the .wmv file may be corrupted in some way.

One thing I would try instead of dragging the double
red arrow to trim the clip would be to split the clip
and right click / delete the unwanted portions.

Here's some info on splitting if you need it.

Play the video by left clicking the
"Play" button under the view screen.

You will see the Playback Indicator
(vertical line) advancing across the
timeline.

Click the "Pause" button at the point
where you wish to split and type...
Ctrl+L or click the "Split" button at the
bottom of the view screen.
(you can also make adjustments by
dragging the Playback Indicator)

Make as many splits as you want and
remove the unwanted clips by right
click / delete.

And...Movie Maker 2.1 only displays every
other frame. In order to see all frames, the
following info from PapaJohn may be useful:

===

Movie Maker 2 shows you every-other-frame
when doing project editing. MM1 and Movie
Maker in Vista show you each frame.

It's usually not a problem when skipping over
the in-between frames, but sometimes you
notice a flickering frame in a clip that is a 'stray',
and you can't see or cut it out.

If you apply the Slow - Down - Half video effect
to a clip in the timeline, you are then seeing
each frame rather than every other one. You
can see the problem frame and split it out.
Then remove the effect from the clip to return
it to normal.

--

J. Inzer MS-MVP
Digital Media Experience

Notice
This is not tech support
I am a volunteer

Solutions that work for
me may not work for you

Proceed at your own risk
 
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P

Petergy

John Inzer said:
=================================
Thanks you for the detailed reply.

Sounds like you have done everything correctly
and I do not have a solution for you. I'm wondering
if the .wmv file may be corrupted in some way.

One thing I would try instead of dragging the double
red arrow to trim the clip would be to split the clip
and right click / delete the unwanted portions.

Here's some info on splitting if you need it.

Play the video by left clicking the
"Play" button under the view screen.

You will see the Playback Indicator
(vertical line) advancing across the
timeline.

Click the "Pause" button at the point
where you wish to split and type...
Ctrl+L or click the "Split" button at the
bottom of the view screen.
(you can also make adjustments by
dragging the Playback Indicator)

Make as many splits as you want and
remove the unwanted clips by right
click / delete.

And...Movie Maker 2.1 only displays every
other frame. In order to see all frames, the
following info from PapaJohn may be useful:

===

Movie Maker 2 shows you every-other-frame
when doing project editing. MM1 and Movie
Maker in Vista show you each frame.

It's usually not a problem when skipping over
the in-between frames, but sometimes you
notice a flickering frame in a clip that is a 'stray',
and you can't see or cut it out.

If you apply the Slow - Down - Half video effect
to a clip in the timeline, you are then seeing
each frame rather than every other one. You
can see the problem frame and split it out.
Then remove the effect from the clip to return
it to normal.

--

J. Inzer MS-MVP
Digital Media Experience

Notice
This is not tech support
I am a volunteer

Solutions that work for
me may not work for you

Proceed at your own risk


.

John

Thanks again ... I have been messing around some more.

So I now have a Windows Movie Maker project.
I can open it in Windows Movie Maker and play it through, no problem, it is
just over 4 minutes long.
My only option to produce a movie file is to use Publish Movie.
I have tried Publishing to both .wmv and .avi and BOTH formats fail after 19
seconds when played in either Windows Media Player or Media Player Classic.
I deduce that the problem lies in the Publish Movie stage which fails to
produce a successful output file.
I have also found other posts of users with the same problem.
I am surprised that all these compatible Microsoft products and formats do
not appear to work.

regards
Petergy
 
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John Inzer

Petergy said:
John

Thanks again ... I have been messing around some more.

So I now have a Windows Movie Maker project.
I can open it in Windows Movie Maker and play it through, no problem,
it is just over 4 minutes long.
My only option to produce a movie file is to use Publish Movie.
I have tried Publishing to both .wmv and .avi and BOTH formats fail
after 19 seconds when played in either Windows Media Player or Media
Player Classic. I deduce that the problem lies in the Publish Movie
stage which fails to produce a successful output file.
I have also found other posts of users with the same problem.
I am surprised that all these compatible Microsoft products and
formats do not appear to work.

regards
Petergy
=====================================
Sounds more and more like the original .wmv file
may be corrupt.

It may be worth a try to import the .wmv file into the
following freeware converter and choose WMV as
the output format. Maybe the new version of the file
would work better for you.

(FWIW...it's always a good idea to create a System
Restore point before installing software or updates)

Format Factory
http://www.pcfreetime.com/
(FWIW...you may want to uncheck
all the boxes on the final screen)

After downloading and installing Format Factory...
open the program and choose an Output Folder...
(this is where you will find your files after they are
converted)

Drag/drop your .wmv video file onto the main screen...

Select 'All to WMV' / OK...

Click...Start...on the toolbar...

Good luck.

--

J. Inzer MS-MVP
Digital Media Experience

Notice
This is not tech support
I am a volunteer

Solutions that work for
me may not work for you

Proceed at your own risk
 

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