Avi Codecs for Windows Movie Maker

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anonymous wrote:
What container is the file in, and what codecs does the file use? Use gspot (http://www.headbands.com/gspot) or avicodec (http://avicodec.duby.info) to find out. Can the file play? What do you use to play the file?

CODEC: H264

that’s what GSpot says reply

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I’m not very good at these things but i have an AVI format clip and everytime I try to put in on WMM it freezes and closes... I got the Gspot thing and it said i have the codec installed... Any help would be apreaciated! reply

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i also need help with avi on windows movie maker. i get the same message. reply

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i feel u girl my windows mviemaker sayin the same thing i sear if i try this stuff and it doesnt work then im going to scream! :( reply

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Bongos gets the prize. I had same problem loading .avi files into WMM. Just had to go to Tools, Options, and Compatibility tab and check last box for “ffdshow video decoder” (so all boxes checked). Voila! I was good to go. Thanks Bongos! reply

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Checking FDDSHOW really did the trick. My daughter will have to wait no more for her movie to bring back to school!

Thank’s a ton! reply

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hu???...i found tools, options, compatibility...but nothing says “check all boxes” there’s not even anything to click...the only things TO click, is “restore all defaults” “OK” and “cancel”....*sigh* all of this because my youtube vid is three mins. % !! reply

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GO TO PRISM VIDEO CONVERTER. DOWNLOAD PROGRAM, CONVERT YOUR VID THROUGH MY COMPUTER FIRST, NOT MOVIE MAKER. THEN GO TO MOVIE MAKER AND GET FILE THROUGH IMPORTED FILE (BEST TO PUT THEM IN YOUR VIDEO FILE). YOU SHOULD BE OK FOR AVI STUFF. reply

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I don’t even have FDDSHOW VIDEO DECODER when I go there! HEEEEEELP! reply

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thank you bongos now i can import avi files into wmm also. reply

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The same problem i already downloaded http://avicodec.duby.info and http://www.headbands.com/gspot But it still says this “blahblahblah.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." PLEASE HELP!! :(
cause i use it too make videos for youtube please help reply

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iden primeira...
....codec não esta instalado...... reply

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I have the same problem! My windows movie maker says, that this file cannot be imported and somethings like that..they say i have to download a codec, but i don’t know which ones. i tried converting, but the conversions dont work because they wont open either. i really need help, i have awesome footage on my camcorder and i want to upload it on youtube..idk if i have to install an AVI codec, but i cant find anywhere to install one..im still searching 4 the right program, please, any suggestions? reply

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i have the same problem as feefee45088 reply

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dude this happens to me too, and NOTHING works. UGH HELP ME. reply

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LMFAO reply

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Bravo Bongos, your two steps worked perfectly. Cheers. reply

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I was having the whole "...the codec required to play this file is not installed..." thing too.

Go to this website http://sourceforge.net/projects/ffdshow-tryout/ and download the ffdshow. Run it on your computer and then try importing your AVI video again. It just worked for me. =) reply

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whoever found the K-lite codec is a life saver!
i have been trying to find a codec that works for
two weeks now. thank you so much!
as soon as i downloaded that, it worked immediatly.
i greatly appreciate the help! reply

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Bongos! You rock!!! The compatibility suggestions saved me a RIDICULOUS amount of time!!! Thank you!!!! I am one grateful girl!!! reply

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