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Windows 7: W7 DVD maker

08 Jan 2011   #11
Hikertrash

Windows 7 Professional 32bit Sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dazco View Post
Well, i googled it and found this. Not sure if it works because i deleted the vidoe so i will have to wait till i have another video in widescreen i need to burn. But several people said this worked for them. One didn't but about 3 did.

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The solution for this is to import the .avi file into Windows Movie Maker and go into options and select 16:9 and either PAL or NTSC, after doing that save the project file.

Close Windows Movie Maker and then open up Windows DVD Maker and click on 'add files' then add the project file you saved in Windows Movie Maker. This will import the .avi file in 16:9 format.
Except Windows DVD Maker doesn't recognize a Movie Maker project file. You need to encode the entire movie and import that.


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08 Jan 2011   #12
Hikertrash

Windows 7 Professional 32bit Sp1
 
 

I don't know what's going on but I just imported a 798MB avi into Windows Live Movie Maker and saved the file, the result, which took quite some time, was 5.6GB wmv file. Too big for a DVD. Stuff like this is why I bought the DVD player that would play most files burnt to CD or DVD. I can even play them from a USB drive.
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08 Jan 2011   #13
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

What properties did you save the wmv file to? You have obviously re-rendered the avi file to a format that creates very big files. With great respect I think the problem here is that perhaps you are not quite familiar as to what happens when you re-render a video file.
There's quite a good article here that may help:
http://www.brighthub.com/multimedia/...cles/1416.aspx

Just Google "Render a video file" or similar for a whole host of info.
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08 Jan 2011   #14
dazco

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

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Except Windows DVD Maker doesn't recognize a Movie Maker project file.
I'm not sure what you mean. I took a avi just now and after dragging it into the app i saved the project and was able to open the project after re-opening the app. So i'm unsure about what you meant by this.
Unfortunately i can't try burning this file because it's not wide, so it's not going to tell me if this worked.

EDIT: i think i see what you're saying now....i didn't realize he was talking about two different apps. What is windows movie maker? Or specifically, WHERE is it? I don't see anything like that on my W7 pro 64.
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08 Jan 2011   #15
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

You seem a little confused between a project file and a video file. A project file can contain a number of video clips together with transitions, titles etc. The project file is particular to the program it was configured in. A video file is a particular video format file like mpg, wmf etc. Be also aware that avi and vob files are more correctly described as container files. They can have files using a huge number of different codecs etc. AVI files can have about 800 different codecs contained in them!
Windows Movie maker is part of Windows Essentials downloadable from here;
Windows Live Essentials - Windows 7 features - Microsoft Windows
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08 Jan 2011   #16
dazco

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

No, i'm no expert to be sure, but i'm FAR beyond not knowing the difference between those. I understand codecs and all that and have used apps like virtual dub to a fairly deep degree. But you don't have to be a novice to be lost in figuring this one out because obviously no one seems to have so far.

By the way, what is the diff? I assume movie maker is a app to combine videos and phots into a single video, but from what i gathered looking at DVD maker (tho i never really investigated this) it does that too. So whats the difference....movie maker is the same but doesn't burn?
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08 Jan 2011   #17
dazco

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

i noticed someone in the thread found this at said it didn't work too, and the guy told him this...

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Add the movie to the storyboard (drag and drop) and then save the project. When you open it in DVD maker it will work.
I haven't downloaded MM so can't try it. may do so next time have to burn a wisescreen AV.
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08 Jan 2011   #18
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Windows Movie Maker is a video editor whereas Windows DVD maker is a video authoring program!
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08 Jan 2011   #19
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Just a very personal note on this subject. I don't usually knock Microsoft but I think their effort in creating video software is a bit poor. Earlier versions of Windows Movie Maker were much better than the Win7 versions. They took the timeline feature away to start with. That really doesn't make sense. IMHO a video editing program without a timeline is like having a car (auto) without a steering wheel.Most third party programs work much better and are far easier to understand the workflow required to achieve good consistent results.
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08 Jan 2011   #20
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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....movie maker is the same but doesn't burn
WLMM has a "burn" option in "save movie"


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Earlier versions of Windows Movie Maker were much better than the Windows 7 versions.
I agree with you on the timeline. But in terms of output quality, WLMM is much better than WMM. That is especially apparent with text, e.g. in tutorials.
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