avi files in movie maker windows vista which codecs do I need?

I have just got my daughter’s avi files to play in windows media player but can’t get them to play in movie maker. any ideas?
I have downloaded xvid successfully which made media player work but didn’t work for movie player. reply

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02-10-2009 12:39 AM
liz h

Movie Maker sometimes needs different filters than Media Player. It’s hard to guess which one(s) you need unless you know what types of files you’re working with. Use one of the diagnostic utilities listed here and report back
http://www.moviecodec.com/topics/61931p1.html reply

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02-11-2009 05:27 AM
carrot

liz h,

Download a video converter. I’m using the freeware version of Any Video Converter to take my AVIs and change them to MPEG 2, which Movie Maker for Vista 64 supports. You’ll still have your original AVI as well. With the new MPEG 2, Movie Maker will work just as it did in the past in good ol' Vista 32. I hated Vista 32. Now I miss it. I REALLY miss XP! reply

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06-21-2009 09:27 PM
KiaRioPirelli

Hi i love doing videos adding affects and enjoying it. But i am pulling out my hair because of unsported files.
So i have made a video and tryed to edit it no promble.
I brought a song of itunes and now am trying to put the audio over the top any help here?? It is saying:
Windows Movie Maker cannot use the audio file C:\Users\helpless 739\Documents\Downloads\Music\not impotant in use by another program or does not contain valid audio data.

Windows Movie Maker cannot use the audio file C:\Users\helpless 739\Documents\Downloads\Music\not important is in use by another program or does not contain valid audio data.
Thanks for reading this and i hope you can help :) reply

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09-17-2010 05:29 PM
Helped needed

Helped needed wrote:
Hi i love doing videos adding affects and enjoying it. But i am pulling out my hair because of unsported files.
So i have made a video and tryed to edit it no promble.
I brought a song of itunes and now am trying to put the audio over the top any help here?? It is saying:
Windows Movie Maker cannot use the audio file C:\Users\helpless 739\Documents\Downloads\Music\not impotant in use by another program or does not contain valid audio data.

Windows Movie Maker cannot use the audio file C:\Users\helpless 739\Documents\Downloads\Music\not important is in use by another program or does not contain valid audio data.
Thanks for reading this and i hope you can help :)

right click the song and then click on create mp3 version, worked for me lol hope it helps reply

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10-17-2010 11:11 PM
nonono

if the file itself or any of the folders that contain it have long names with too many characters, sometimes Movie Maker shows that notice. reply

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03-15-2011 12:10 AM
Manico

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