Windows Movie Maker and Vista...

Trainzer

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Okay, I have Windows Movie Maker installed on Vista Home Premium 32-bit. It keeps crashing constantly, and doesn't display messages or anything, just closes. It losses work I did, and does it frequently... it's VERY annoying. My computer came with a dumbed down amount of Roxio software, just a Creator Basic v9, Express Labeler, and MyDVD Basic v9. I hope none of the .dll files are causing any problems. I heard it may be an .ax file as well.

What should I do to troubleshoot/fix this problem. EVERY site I go to has tutorials for XP... and I can't convert the tutorial to Vista.

Cheers,
Joshua
 

MetalOverlord76

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Okay, I have Windows Movie Maker installed on Vista Home Premium 32-bit. It keeps crashing constantly, and doesn't display messages or anything, just closes. It losses work I did, and does it frequently... it's VERY annoying. My computer came with a dumbed down amount of Roxio software, just a Creator Basic v9, Express Labeler, and MyDVD Basic v9. I hope none of the .dll files are causing any problems. I heard it may be an .ax file as well.

What should I do to troubleshoot/fix this problem. EVERY site I go to has tutorials for XP... and I can't convert the tutorial to Vista.

Cheers,
Joshua
Windows Vista does have a hard time with WMM as I have seen other people have the same problem with using it on Vista. AVS is another free video editor, maybe that could work?
 

eslfish

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WMM sucks, period. The program is terrible, there is nothing good about it...um, I don't really know any free programs...but Sony Vegas is awesome for video editing. It's like a whole step up from WMM!
 

MetalOverlord76

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WMM sucks, period. The program is terrible, there is nothing good about it...um, I don't really know any free programs...but Sony Vegas is awesome for video editing. It's like a whole step up from WMM!
Vegas is the master of all video editing... or was it Adobe After Effects CS5?
Either way, they both cost a ton. Pinnacle Studios isn't as universal, but is sure a lot easier to use, which also is not free.
Bottom line: Free video editors do suck, but there are some free ones you can find, which basically resembles WMM to an extent. I found one called AVS Video Editor, and I have messed around with it, but I never bothered using it until my old HD died, and by that time I had Vegas Pro 9. These programs are NOT cheap, btw. But, you do with what you have, I suppose ;)
 
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