AVI files wont play on Windows Movie Maker; have tried every codec

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I recently made a short film, using Flip Video footage, and it worked perfectly until the other day when I tried to publish the video. After that, I kept getting an error about my Data Execution Settings. After I fixed that, my AVI files in my film no longer played.

I’ve downloaded every AVI imagineable (shark, k-lite, divx etc) and it still won’t work.

Help! reply

UPDATE ON ISSUE: The DIVX Codec worked, but there’s a logo in the corner of my AVI videos now and the video is shrunk in half. GAHHH I’M SO FRUSTRATED! lol reply


hey i had the same issue as you. I also checked what kind of codec i needed using gspot and i got something like XVID. So i went to this site and downloaded/installed the codec. Tried windows movie maker and still didnt work...frustrated i just started right clicking my vids and by accident under “open with” instead of clicking windows movie maker, I clicked Windows Live Movie maker. And poof...it worked!! So now i dont know if its coz of the codecs or just coz of windows live movie maker. reply


first why are you trying to put avi formated movie into windows movie maker its pointless movie maker cant kepp avi quality or size the only way to make it work properly is to change the file extention to mp4/m4a or into mkv/wmv then you can save it as an avi after without any issues reply

Try converting your files to wmv using a free online video converter. You can just search video converter on google and you’ll find one to download. Try http://www.any-video-converter.com/products/for_video_free/ or http://www.nchsoftware.com/prism/index.html or pretty much any other you can find online.
Good luck!
- Erin (eegallagher228@gmail.com) reply


What Did You Need To Publish It To? reply


I changed the .avi format to .mp4 or .wmv and it worked just fine for me. reply


good reply


Windows moovie maker but thre´s more to be known , so if ... per exampl my deleted was a rude face ,yours...
lets separate he a thread to the microsoft reply


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