No mpg codec in Windows Movie Maker

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02-14-2009 03:17 PM
redstepchild
1 posts

PROBLEM SOLVED!! Thanks!! (see prev poster)


ISSUE- cannot play mpeg in wmm.. all it does is play the audio..


SOLUTION- drop clip in “STORYBOARD” and not on “TIMELINE”.

once I dropped on storyboard and went back to timeline view, it played properly.

Was able to continue editing...


again.. MUCHO THANKS! reply

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02-25-2009 07:05 PM
NickName

The Goozzz, Your solution worked perfectly for me! I have spent HOURS trying to make this work. Thanks for posting your solution!!! reply

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07-06-2009 10:12 PM
KingsThursday

I was having the same problems with importing MPEGs into WMM. Following the advice of this forum, I downloaded the K-Lite Mega Codec Pack, which didn’t actually work. It enabled me to import MPEGs into WMM, but they would only play as audio files, the images wouldn’t come up.

What HAS worked is using the StreamClip program, which allowed me to open the MPEG file, and then convert it to AVI, by clicking on the 'export to AVI' tab. The AVI file can then be opened in WMM.

StreamClip is great - you can edit and cut your videos, which I highly recommend. Exporting MPEGs to AVI can take a really long time (up to 15 mins or so) so I suggest cutting cutting your video down to the clip you want before converting to AVI.

Do it! Its less complicated than it sounds.... reply

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07-07-2009 12:13 AM
hh

cccp solved my no-mpeg-coded problem with Windows MovieMaker. Thanks hannahcacao reply

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07-13-2009 07:22 PM
alex235145

The Goozzz wrote:
There is a very simple and even more stupid solution for Davids problem ... Don’t drop your movieclip in the timeline, but drop it in the storyboard and switch back to the timeline.



10 Sep 2004 07:13 pm
David
Guest

I had exactly the same issue where movie maker was working fine for months importing my mpg files created by Gigapocket - but after I upgraded to Player 9 - movie maker began complaining that it ocld not import the file yet I could play it on mplayer

I can import the file OK but it only drops into the timeline as an audio file - so something had changed recently with the software.

rofl thanks reply

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08-08-2009 07:29 PM
witfits

The problem is not the fault of all the variables. Microsoft, with all of it’s money and power should unleash us from the stupidity pendulum.

If you want a toothpick, you must invent dirt. So you can plant a seed, let the tree grow, forge steel, build a saw, chop down the tree, forge more steel, invent a knife, whittle the tree down to a toothpick. Problem solved. reply

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11-03-2009 11:01 AM
ems

to The Goozzz

man, you’re brilliant! Cannot find the logic behind this solution, but you’re brillant....!

Thanks,
Emmy reply

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01-27-2010 10:12 AM
Philippines
2 posts

yow guys here’s a fast solution that will help you from other future problems, go download Super C Converter(Google it!) it converts almost all video/audio file types.. convert the file to a type that the WMM can understand. then viola!! you can now do your thing.. less complication I may say and the converter is FREEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

oh by the way.. it might take you some time to understand how SuperC works but once you get a hang of it trust me you’ll find it useful on your future endeavor.. ayt..

Tips on using Super c:
as you can see there, once you’ve successfully installed the converter, there are four rows;
1)OUTPUT TYPE - what type or outcome you want to have
2)VIDEO OPTION-where you can set frame rate/quality and stuff
3}AUDIO OPTION-where you can set bit rate and desired audio quality
4) OUTPUT LOCATION and FILE info - self explanatory

> drag and drop the file you need to convert
> on the top part, choose output type
ex: avi/mpg/mp4 etc
>choose desired codec that you want your video/audio to have
>on video column choose frame rates bit rates that you want
>on Audio column choose bit rate that you want
then review output.. there should be a summary there where you can see output of your file
> then if all is good

press Encode!!

this converter has a built-in player so that you can try and run the files you’ve just Converted!!..

Practice makes perfect..

Hope it helped.. reply

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01-27-2010 10:12 AM
Philippines
2 posts

yow guys here’s a fast solution that will help you from other future problems, go download Super C Converter(Google it!) it converts almost all video/audio file types.. convert the file to a type that the WMM can understand. then viola!! you can now do your thing.. less complication I may say and the converter is FREEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

oh by the way.. it might take you some time to understand how SuperC works but once you get a hang of it trust me you’ll find it useful on your future endeavor.. ayt..

Tips on using Super c:
as you can see there, once you’ve successfully installed the converter, there are four rows;
1)OUTPUT TYPE - what type or outcome you want to have
2)VIDEO OPTION-where you can set frame rate/quality and stuff
3}AUDIO OPTION-where you can set bit rate and desired audio quality
4) OUTPUT LOCATION and FILE info - self explanatory

> drag and drop the file you need to convert
> on the top part, choose output type
ex: avi/mpg/mp4 etc
>choose desired codec that you want your video/audio to have
>on video column choose frame rates bit rates that you want
>on Audio column choose bit rate that you want
then review output.. there should be a summary there where you can see output of you file
> then if all is good

press Encode!!

this converter has a built-in player so that you can try and run the files you’ve just Converted!!..

Practice makes perfect..

hope it helped.. reply

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02-11-2010 10:51 AM
Abrus

The Goozzz - THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND YOUR THE BEST...
I nearly lost the will to live until your “very simple and even more stupid solution”
Thanks again.


26 Jan 2009 06:05 am
The Goozzz
Guest

There is a very simple and even more stupid solution for Davids problem ... Don’t drop your movieclip in the timeline, but drop it in the storyboard and switch back to the timeline.



10 Sep 2004 07:13 pm
David
Guest

I had exactly the same issue where movie maker was working fine for months importing my mpg files created by Gigapocket - but after I upgraded to Player 9 - movie maker began complaining that it ocld not import the file yet I could play it on mplayer

I can import the file OK but it only drops into the timeline as an audio file - so something had changed recently with the software. reply

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02-27-2010 03:34 AM
ME

Why was this so hard all yu need to do is download a simple codec (k-lite) and it works like a bomb reply

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03-22-2010 07:24 PM
hidded

<a href=“www.google.com/">Here</a> reply

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12-19-2010 11:18 AM
DragonKnightDrazil

so did anyone come up with an idea on how to make the movie maker accept anything? ',v,' .. i know it has been annoying to me as well..and i for one do not like having to run video through a converter that will just lower quality...sometimes i need the movie maker to mirror a video clip so that youtube can’t pick up on content...so if anyone has an answer..many and me would be most grateful for your help ^,v,^ reply

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12-19-2010 11:57 AM
DragonKnightDrazil

dragon lover wrote:
Windows Movie Maker isnt letting me import a mpg file

someone on there said use K-lite and it Did work on getting a mpeg file into movie maker ^,v,^
hello dragon dude..you have youtube as well? ',v,' reply

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06-27-2011 05:44 AM
rory

i have the same problem, what is an easy solution to this? reply

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07-25-2012 05:05 AM
Mimour

Some one please help me bofree I go insane!! I m been trying to figure out forever how to import songs but it flat out wont let me. I obviously know very small but when I go to the import audio link a window pop ups where I see an iTunes folder but it doesnt let me do anything- it always says that that folder is empty. Why cant I fugure this out?!! Thanks reply

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03-16-2013 01:04 PM
Carl

How do you convert your videos to wmv using zune? reply

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07-20-2014 11:19 AM
VideoJames

Some of the converters recommended here are “fremiums” and install spyware, unwanted search engines, and other junk on your computer (and you can’t always opt out). I just found WinFF (Linux and Windows) that is truly free and open source. I have installed and used it with no adverse effects.
http://winff.org/html_new/ reply

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09-27-2014 05:13 AM
moviemaker_issue

I installed the k lite codec but it still did not work on windows 8 movie maker
Please help reply

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