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Windows 7: Codecs in Windows 7

07 Mar 2013   #11
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Hi Keith, of course I can convert it. Format Factory converts it easily to anything. But the ogv file was only a test file I produced on my Mint system. It is kind of an academic exercise because I wanted to find out why WMP could deal with it an WLMM cannot. Because ultimately I would like to edit the files I produce in Mint using WLMM - if possible without prior conversion. (Mint has a real nifty high quality recording program)

I could, of course, edit it in Mint with Avidemux. But that is more restrictive than WLMM. Files have to be equal in all their parameters and then you always have to align the cuts on Key Frames. That means you have to produce a lot of Key Frames during the recording which makes the files bigger.

I always thought that the codecs in Windows apply to all Windows programs. But apparently there is something special that WMP does which WLMM cannot do.

For WMP I just went to 'Open with' and drilled down to the wmp.exe in program files and ran it with that default.
In WLMM I just opened it and got the message that WLMM does not support the filetype.

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07 Mar 2013   #12

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem


You can call me Vilhelm or Bill

I haven't used WLMM for a few years (3 or 4), but I understand acedemic excercises.

I seem to recall WLMM behaving differently depending if you open a file or import media into a project. Memory being what it is, they might be the same function. This is the last of my "suggestions", because I don't have a definitive answer and I don't want to waste your time.

I'll stay subscribed to see if this issue has an answer. Good luck.

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07 Mar 2013   #13
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Same problem. When you try import (used a stick with a copy of the .ogv file), it does not recognize the file.

No need to get too excited about it. As I said, it is only my academic interest. I have many ways to work around that problem.
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07 Mar 2013   #14

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem

Ok thanks. I was curious if WLMM could import, but not open.

Again, good luck.
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