Save Movie as DV-AVI (NTSC) Error


Al Stu

This is sort of complex so please bear with me while I try to explain the

Just finished a project and went to make save movie in DV-AVI (NTSC) format
and the "Save Movie Wizard" dialog displayed the following "Cannot Complete
the Save Movie Wizard", "Your movie was not saved successfully". "Windows
Movie Maker cannot save the movie to the specified location. Verify that the
original source files used in your movie are sill available, that the saving
location is still available, and that there is enough free disk space
available, and then try again".

So I did all of the above and everything checks out just fine. Closed MM2
and reopened project, but still wouldn't save DV-AVI (NTSC) movie. So
figured I'd try saving it as a 'High quality video (NTSC)' movie; worked

Figured maybe something wrong with MM2 preventing it from saving DV-AVI
(NTSC) movies, so I loaded the main source clip into an empty project and
saved it as DV-AVI (NTSC) movie just fine.

Okay so maybe something wrong with some of the other clips, transitions, or
titling in the project. So I delete everything from the project except the
main video clip (the one I mentioned saving above) but it still wouldn't
save as DV-AVI (NTSC) movie.

What gives? How can I figure out what is wrong with this project and fix it
so it will save as a DV-AVI (NTSC) movie?

Al Stu

Well I got it to work. Had tried the old copy/paste into a new project, but
that too stilled failed to save as DV-AVI (NTSC) movie. In the end I had to
select each component of the time line individually rather than with Ctrl-A
and copy into new project. What a pain, but at least better than starting
over from scratch.

Any ideas why it would save as 'High quality video (NTSC)' but not as
'DV-AVI (NTSC)'? I would like not to run into that again.

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