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Can I save my movie as a WMV file? [ANSWER]

Posted: Thu, 4th May 2006, 3:44pm

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The story is that i just want to send my movie to a friend but I can't save my movie as a Windows Media Player file. Also I don't want to submit my movie in the web because its not that good for anyone else to see. Thanks.
Posted: Thu, 4th May 2006, 3:55pm

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If you mean as a .WMV file, then no, not from EffectsLab. EffectsLab can only export to formats that will retain a good quality from the project, as it is not designed to function as a final output encoder.

If you want to compress the movie for the web, or for general computer distribution, it's best to either use your editing program or a free utility such as VirtualDub. These give you a wide range of formats to choose from that are suitable for final output.
Posted: Thu, 4th May 2006, 3:56pm

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No you can't. Windows Media Player files are a closed-source proprietary format. This basically means any software which isn't written by Microsoft cannot create WMP files. Since EL/VL/CL aren' written by MS, there is no WMP support.

Besides, WMP is a delivery format - EL is intended for use only during the editing stages of a movie....long, long before the delivery phase. Just export the finished movie as a format which EL does support, then load up Windows Movie Maker (comes with XP) to convert it to one of the terrible proprietary windows formats.
Posted: Thu, 4th May 2006, 11:44pm

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So what you guys are saying is that there's no way for me to save my effectslab movie in any of the formats or just the windows media player? Sorry, because I'm an asian, so I am not that good in english. Thanks.
Posted: Fri, 5th May 2006, 12:03am

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You are not able to save in Windows Media Player format. You can export your movie in other formats, which provides higher quality.

Once you have exported a movie, you can use Windows Movie Maker to convert it to wmv format, if you want to.
Posted: Fri, 5th May 2006, 12:05am

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THANKYOU
Posted: Fri, 5th May 2006, 12:07am

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Sorry to ask agian but can you list me the programs? That I can export my movie to.
Posted: Fri, 5th May 2006, 7:43am

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You don't export directly to other programs from EffectsLab, you export to certain formats. The movie formats you can export to are AVI and MOV.

You can then import the AVI or MOV movies into other programs. There's millions of programs that support AVI or MOV, far too many to list here.
Posted: Fri, 5th May 2006, 8:36am

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The only software i'm aware of which will allow you to import movie files for conversion into WMV, is Windows Movie Maker.

To use that, click on the Start button, choose 'Run', then type in "moviemk" into the box that appears (without the " ") then click OK.
Posted: Sat, 6th May 2006, 11:58am

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Xcession wrote:

The only software i'm aware of which will allow you to import movie files for conversion into WMV, is Windows Movie Maker.

To use that, click on the Start button, choose 'Run', then type in "moviemk" into the box that appears (without the " ") then click OK.
Windows Media Encoder can do this too:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/forpros/encoder/default.mspx
Posted: Sun, 7th May 2006, 12:28am

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I'm having trouble now. I can't encode the effectslab file to another and I also can't open it with either AVI and MOV! Please help me. I just wanna send them my clips, but they don't have the effects lab program!
Posted: Sun, 7th May 2006, 1:35am

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Once you've finished working in EffectsLab you need to render (export) your project to either AVI or MOV, or an image sequence. Click the 'Render' menu, then 'Render Settings' to choose what format to render to. Then you can click 'Render' menu and then 'Render'.
Posted: Sun, 7th May 2006, 2:29am

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Thanks alot. It helped me alot.