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Windows 7: Creating Playable Music, Picture, Video Disks of Family Reunion.

04 Feb 2013   #21
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Hi whs been a busy week,

The partially finished project went well, I say that because so far I only had the pictures my cousin put up on SnapFish (SF) to work with.
The video part is at Costco's and we are waiting on their transfer, once that's done my cousin will upload the DVD(s) and I can insert it/them into the project.

Is it possible to add music to the video or will it cause a conflict with the audio layer on the video?
I'm thinking the music will be another layer and it will be okay, but I'm not sure, I imagine I'll find out when I try it.

Another concern I have is, what is the best file format to save the project in for all around playability?

It played on our Blu-Ray, that is connected to our Plasma TV, and it plays on our PC, but I took a copy of the saved project down to my Mom's and her TV/DVD combo player wouldn't play it. It loads, but only gets to Unrecognized Disk, and goes no further.
It is an older player (analog/pre .wmv) so I'm thinking it doesn't have the proper codecs.


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04 Feb 2013   #22
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

1. You can add music but I would delete the original sound. For that go to the 'Edit' button, click on the loudspeaker on the left side and move the slider all the way to the left. That supresses the original sound.

Then you go to the 'Home' button and click on 'Add Music'. Best is to use .wma files.

2. You can save the movie in .wmv or in .mp4. I think .mp4 is more versatile. That would also play e.g. on an Android tablet.
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04 Feb 2013   #23
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

1. Okay, I'll follow that.

2. I don't see where in WLMM that I can save in .mp4. Is it understood in one of the options to save as?
Name:  WLMM Save.jpg
Views: 0
Size:  64.9 KB

Or would I have to use a file converter, like Format Factory?


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05 Feb 2013   #24
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

See pic below


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05 Feb 2013   #25
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Ah, my version of WLMM won't let me do that.
Name:  WLMM Save 1.jpg
Views: 0
Size:  93.4 KB


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05 Feb 2013   #26
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You have an old version. Uninstall that and get the latest version. I had the same problem at first. But when I saw somewhere that .mp4 is an option, I got the latest version.
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05 Feb 2013   #27
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Do I need to remove the old version or will the new version upgrade over top the old?
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05 Feb 2013   #28
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You can try an update and see whether that works. If not, remove the old version.
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05 Feb 2013   #29
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Success, I now have the .mp4 option!

-wlmm3.jpg


I would have just forged ahead and started the installer, but with discretion being the better part of valor I wanted to ask first before I proceeded.

Here's what happened,

I started the installer and the UAC popped-up and asked me if I want to continue, I clicked on yes and was shown this window.
-wlmm5.jpg

Since I did not want the SkyDrive synch or Family safety program for now, I de-selected them.
I already had the programs in the lower area and it will say These programs will be updated instead of These programs are installed in the red box.

It was my error that I did not take snaps of the installation process, and I am backtracking, that is why I have to make certain clarifications.
The Install button will be darker if one is doing this for the first time. I clicked on it.

It took approximatly 8minutes to up date the programs that needed it.

I opened the file I wanted to save as .mp4, then went to Save As and saw,
Name:  WLMM6.jpg
Views: 0
Size:  73.1 KB

Once I clicked on Recommended for this Project it took me to the first snip in this post, I renamed the file clicked on Save, and it took 12minutes on my machine to save as an .mp4.

I also have the same menu area now, that you posted earlier whs, This thread | post #6
-wlmm7.jpg

One item that isn't mentioned during the install/upgrade.
When the upgrade was finished and I clicked on done, there was a EULA that I had to accept and Instant Messenger opened.
Since I don't use that I just closed that out, and did what I had to do to see about WLMM.

After I saved the .mp4 I noticed MS sent me two emails to update my security credentials. I went through them to satisfy MS and I'm good to go now.


A BIG Thank You to you whs!


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05 Feb 2013   #30
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Well, I am glad you made it. You are the expert now and I can sit back and relax, LOL.
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