Windows Movie Maker Codecs

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Alright, so i have been working with WMM for a couple of months and one day my computer didnt have the right codec to import my videos of my video camera. I found the codec before when i had this problem but i cannot find it! This is what the program says when i try to import a file.

The file C:\Documents and Settings\Pat\My Documents\My Videos\HP You on You.mpg 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!!

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07-23-2009 11:57 PM
SammHpTwifan
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I am having problems trying to find the windows movie maker codec. I am getting the messagewhen I try importing video t movie maker:

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.

Why isn’t the codec downlkoaing automatically as stated. What kind of shit are windows trying to sell if there is no codec available.

Can someone help out on this one. reply

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07-24-2009 07:55 AM
Black Duck

ok reply

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09-24-2009 07:14 AM
mohebriad

Same as the guy above, how can something that should be so simple be suck a fcuking pain in the ass

Fcuk You Vista!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! reply

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10-21-2009 03:24 PM
newt

Hi guys,

With AVIcodec you can find out which codec (or FOURCC) was used to encode the file. When you know that you may want to see if we have it available for download here on MovieCodec:

Look in the left column where you can links to our download pages, or if you only have the FOURCC or audio tag of the codec that you need, then check out the audio tag or fourcc reference pages (where you can match a given fourcc or audio tag to a specific codec). reply

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10-21-2009 03:28 PM
Bjarne
1,815 posts

F:\DCIM\100VIDEO\VID00002.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.

How do I do what it is saying??? I don’t know how? reply

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11-01-2009 08:39 PM
Kate40392726

I have a WMV file that Movie Maker won’t open. I ran AVIcodec to see what was used. It was WMV9. All my players on this computer (64 bit Vista) plays the video fine, but I downloaded the codec from Microsoft and installed it anyway. Restarted, and guess what. No change.

With the version of Movie Maker that my computer came with I don’t even have any check boxes to check or anything. They’ve dumbed the stupid thing down so much you can’t even make it work. reply

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01-09-2010 02:13 AM
UniqueName

nnn reply

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03-12-2011 11:47 PM
sarge

Can someone please help me. I have got a new PC with Windows 7 but because I hate the new Windows Live Movie Maker (what a step back that is, Microsoft??? No manual-drag control over clip lengths, music etc????), I have reloaded Movie Maker 2.6. Problem now is that I get this message when I try to import my videos:

C:\Users\Brendan\Videos\My Flip Videos\002.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.

These videos have come off my Flip recorder and never posed a problem before? I have tried checking and unchecking compatability boxes in the Options dialogue box. I don’t particularly want to download video format converters if avoidable as they tend to want to mess with your settings. Please, please someone help with a simple solution?? Thanks you. reply

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04-26-2011 09:39 AM
BFos

TE VOYYYYYYYYY A COJEEEEEEEEEEEER ESTA NOCHEEEEEEEEE MUAJAJAJJAJAJJAAJAJAJAJA reply

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04-29-2011 12:00 PM
El que te va a cojer esta noche

umairigilani that is the worst post on a forum I have seen ever.

why...all the.....dots

Use some punctuation!! I am also having this same problem and downloading DivX didn’t fix it for me. reply

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01-21-2012 12:40 PM
RKO289

ive tried everything thats been said here and theres no soulution... someone please help reply

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01-25-2012 12:27 AM
saraiipiink

I’m having the same problem. I can’t import an avi file. I have the box checked for importing codecs automatically, but I still CANNOT import avi files. Does anyone have a solution to this? Thanks. reply

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04-10-2012 10:52 AM
naribacenaira

you all are idiots get a converter and convert the file to a suitable windows movie maker file if .avi doesnt work then try .wmv jesus christ reply

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04-26-2012 02:12 PM
koolken2008

koolken2008 You are a rude idiot youself.

I have got the same problem here on my work laptop.

Why should we go to the trouble of recording media in high quality formats, only to find that we have to go backwards and convert the file to some low quality Microsoft format.
The problem is with MS MM and the inability of the programmers to produce a versatile software. Basically anything Free from Microsoft is just not going to do the job.
I wish I had a solution. The best I can come up with is this.

http://www.free-codecs.com/Codec_Pack_All_In_1_download.htm

Helps improve MM with some, but not all Codecs.

AVI files are actually a container for video, audio and other data eg subtitles. The redering Codec for the video component can be different from one AVI to the next. There is no set AVI codec.
For some reason, even though I must have the codecs and filters installed (the file plays in VLC) neither MM or Media Player recognise it.
All bloody stupid really.
I’m going take my project back home to my mac and imovie.
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05-06-2012 10:03 AM
natno10

C:\Documents and Settings\PC\My Documents\My Videos\Haso Cosic.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.
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07-21-2012 11:54 AM
haso cosic

ANSWER
by stickyshoe


1. Go to
http://www.free-codecs.com/download/K_lite_codec_pack.htm
and download the K-Lite Codec Pack FULL.

2. Run and Install the K-Lite Codec Pack. Make sure you do not un-check anything.

3. Open up Windows Movie Maker, go to Tools > Options... > Compatibility.

4. Check “ffdshow Video Decoder."

5. Press OK.

6. Now you can import video .avi files! reply

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07-26-2012 12:33 AM
stickyshoe

stickyshoes: “ffdshow Video Decoder” is not on the list at Tools > Options... > Compatibility. Not in my WMM. reply

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08-05-2012 02:45 PM
mactoo

did you reboot...? reply

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08-07-2012 07:09 PM
Freddy

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