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Importing to Windows Movie Maker

Posted: Thu, 17th Feb 2011, 7:58pm

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gclem

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When I try to import my movie from EffectsLab to Windows Movie Maker I get an error that says I don't have the required codec. Can someone tell me how to fix this?
Posted: Thu, 17th Feb 2011, 9:22pm

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Biblmac

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Did you render it correctly out of Elab? Did you render it as a Avi?
Posted: Thu, 17th Feb 2011, 9:27pm

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Axeman

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Most likely you rendered out to Quicktime format, which WMM isn't capable of working with. So the first thing I'd check is that your Render Settings are set to AVI, as Biblmac mentioned.
Posted: Fri, 18th Feb 2011, 12:24am

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Azulon'sAssassin

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Use "Any Video Converter" it's awesome. Just google it, it's free.
Posted: Fri, 18th Feb 2011, 1:10am

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Axeman

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Rendering out of EffectsLab to the correct format seems a lot simpler and more reliable than downloading and installing an additional piece of software, to then re-process videos that are rendered out in the wrong format already.

Why do you recommend using "Any Video Converter" over rendering to the correct format to begin with? What's the advantage?
Posted: Fri, 18th Feb 2011, 2:22am

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Azulon'sAssassin

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No, that's not what I meant. I meant instead of having to re-open effectslab,re-export, and have TWO coppies of the video (though you could just delete one), you could just convert it,have one copy, and it's a much simpler program, so it probably won't take as long to load.
Plus, it's very reliable. i've used it, and it always works for me. smile