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Windows 7: Windows Live Movie Maker Crashing

10 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
Windows Live Movie Maker Crashing

So about a week ago, I downloaded the new Live Essentials 2011 which updated the Live Movie Maker. As much as it is a much better program now, can someone figure out why it keeps crashing, i use it in the same way I used the previous versions, and is there a known bug for it at this stage?
Thanks :)

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10 Nov 2010   #2

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547

works OK for me - what's the problem..?
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11 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Hi amitch1993,

With so little info on the actual cause of error, I will go ahead and speculate:

If you're importing large video files into WLMM from Windows Explorer, you must remember that it will always try to read the file's index (which is used to make future searches faster). WLMM, to my knowledge, has to go through the whole file to get its properties like video and audio codec, bit rates, key frames, type of frames, resolution, aspect ratio etc. and the bigger these files are, the longer it will take.
If WLMM freezes a lot for you when importing that kind of files, don't try to do anything because it will surely crash. Be patient and wait until WLMM does its thing.
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11 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit

Well you can try using Windows Movie Maker 2.6 (without the Windows Live thing). It has few bugs but works OK on Windows 7 for an old program and at least it has a timeline when the Live version doesn't have a full timeline feature.
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