Avi Codecs for Windows Movie Maker

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02-10-2009 04:42 PM

.... wrote:
but i dont see any boxes to check off there though

That’s the same problem I have. reply


02-16-2009 09:31 AM

I want to edit an avi. file on movie maker. I’ve used ImTOO DVD Ripper Platinum 5 to change a DVD into an avi. file, but this is what it tells me.

VIDEO_TS\Title_01_01.avi could not be imported. The required codec was not downloaded automatically because the Download codecs automatically check box is not selected in the Options dialog box.

What does this mean? And how do I solve this problem? reply


02-17-2009 06:58 PM

Bongos wrote:
**sorry...i ment to say

NO more “adquiring codecs” warnings :-)

i love you thanks!!! reply


02-21-2009 07:49 AM
Lightning Jack

Sarah348975 wrote:
millions of blank spaces like Path, Size, etc. Go to the top and click file, then select the files you ripped off a CD. It should plug in the numbers for you. Then press Render. It may say Rendering Failed. THAT IS OKAY. Look at the top right of the box. It should say Codec, then underneath 4CC. The number beside it identifies the codec you need. Type in Codec ____ (the number) into google, and download the codec. Then it should work on windows movie maker. I know it seems complicated, but it’s actually quite easy. I looked for days before I found this method, but it works. For some reason though after I load the video on movie maker, for previewing it plays the clips upside down. But when you drag the clips onto the track it works fine lol. I hope this helps:D Good Luck!!!

IT works - even in Africa where most of the other advice didn’t!

Thanks!!!! reply


02-21-2009 10:20 PM

I tried to import a song from my itunes but it says i need a codec wtf reply


02-26-2009 10:34 PM

wat do i do if i dont a box saying FDDSHOW VIDEO DECODER?
cause..... it wont work..... =[ n wen i try to open the vid. regularly.... it says too compressed... but theres no option saying “decompress” when i right-click it.... wat should i do....? >< reply


03-01-2009 11:50 AM

I dont get the AVI File to work on my windows movie maker, what can i do for making it work ? reply


04-02-2009 03:18 PM

thx Bongos°!!! reply


04-02-2009 05:27 PM

I have the problem at only a school comp but its better than the one at the house.
its a duke nukem vid done by FRAPS which makes it AVI i get same msg in moviemaker :P reply


04-07-2009 03:02 AM

Bongos you are the man this worked like a charm, thank you for turning my frustrating night around!!! reply


04-19-2009 03:01 PM
DarkneSs vs LighT

i did what bang”"" siad.. but when i import avi in movie maker it comes up no picture or audio.. only grey then black.. what do i do to fix this? i need to solve this problem guys.. reply


04-19-2009 03:06 PM
DarkneSs vs LighT

guys this is very important that i fix this problem.... what do i do? try another persons recomendation? reply


04-19-2009 03:20 PM
DarkneSs vs LighT

you know what... i noticed that when i went to click in all the boxes as recomended.. there were no boxes to click.. why is that? reply


04-19-2009 03:42 PM
DarkneSs vs LighT

fine fine... ill keep looking for codec packs taht work for avi in moviemaker reply


04-26-2009 03:13 AM

hi everyone!^^
i have a problem too with my WMV - avi file importing, but really thanks to DORUKANJI for the tip. <3 ^^

to DAJEROMA and to anybody who have this kind of trouble,

(“avi cannot be imported because the codec required to play the file is not installed on your computer. If you have already tried to download and install the codec, close and restart Windows Movie Maker, and then try to import the file again.")

all you need is to download the codec file thingy you need inorder for you to upload or import an avi files to your WMV (windows movie maker). you can find it here..


choose the full pack.

after the complete download, open you WMV and try to import an avi file. and it’ll surely be imported. reply


04-26-2009 03:18 AM

oopsie! just want to edit something in my last two lines above..

choose the full pack.

after the complete download, got to tools>compatibility (check all)

open you WMV and try to import an avi file. and it’ll surely be imported. reply


05-07-2009 02:34 AM

how to open a .idk file, Im using a HDD Videoke player and i took some files on it and played on computer but i only get the audio and no lyrics on the display, I need to combined this .mp3 and ,idk file to get the lyrics. is there someone could help me reply


05-09-2009 11:04 AM

Thanks!! I’ve got the same problem too and it’s solved reply


05-17-2009 09:36 AM

i want this too, please, i can’t make videos because my wmm don’t accept this kind of file ¬¬ reply


05-19-2009 08:47 PM

i cannot download my video in movie maker it always appear in computer to install codec reply


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