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#1 Budapest

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Posted 04 February 2007 - 09:08 AM

I often use Windows Movie Maker (WMM) to edit video files. Sometimes when I import a video file into WMM I get an error message:

"The file ***** 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."

The strange thing is that I can play the file with Media Player Classic and WMP11, so I must have the required codec. Does anyone know how to get around this. Or can anyone recommend a freeware alternative to WMM.
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Posted 04 February 2007 - 09:29 AM

The point is that codcs are required to do certain things with WMM. Which codecs do you have installed? If you check the freeware section in my sig there are a few excellent players.

What exactly would you like to with WMM?

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Posted 04 February 2007 - 10:38 AM

I have the Cole2k Media codec pack. What I want to do with WMM is to break a single movie file into two (or more) parts and also to take two movie files and join them into a single movie file. I can do this with most video files, but there are a few that WMM doesn't seem to like.
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Posted 05 February 2007 - 03:09 AM

you can download movie splitter and movie joiner for that purpose. try locating free software at googles...

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 03:14 AM

Which files types are not responding?

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 03:29 AM

I'm in the office at the moment so I'm not 100% sure but I think they were .mpg files. It doesn't happen with all .mpg files, I only have this problem with a few of them. I just think it's strange that I can view these files with Media Player Classic and WMP11, but when I try to import them into WMM I get a message saying the codec isn't installed.

I'll give movie splitter and movie joiner a go tonight.
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Posted 05 February 2007 - 05:04 AM

Did you try Video Inspector from the freeware guide? This will tell you what ever there is wrong with these files or your computer in terms of codecs missing. I don't know the codec pack you have . I use the K-Lite codec pack and I can play anything




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