AVI Files will not work in 7 Movie Maker

  Audio~~Chip 20:52 04 Jul 2013

I posted a while back wanting help to play MP4 files in Movie Maker on windows 7

I have not got back to trying to sort this and realised the files are AVI and Not MP4.

I want to be able to use AVI files in Movie Maker for windows 7 but it just refuses to and gives error "Check online for a soloution" and nothing comes up.

Do i need a codec or something to be able to play & work with AVI files in Windows 7 Movie Makers

Cheers Steven.

  lotvic 22:19 04 Jul 2013

I recommend click here for all things Movie Maker (free info, howtos and much more)

WLMM is not as good as Windows Movie Maker 2.6 (the one for Vista that works on W7 as well) you can have both WLMM and WMM2.6 installed at same time. See info on papajohn link.

It's difficult to advise you specifically as there are so many variables to take into account so suggest have a looksee at link for something relevant.

  lotvic 22:23 04 Jul 2013

Hey, look at that, my link url that I copied and pasted turned itself into words 'click here' - it's been a long time since we last had that as a feature. I'll test it again click here

  Audio~~Chip 22:29 04 Jul 2013

Thanks lotvic, for the link but it looks very confusing. I will have a read through it.

Cheers Steven

  AroundAgain 23:16 04 Jul 2013

Hi I've recently been enlighten as to how to deal with avi files on here - thank you, guys, you've been brilliant. :)

I converted the avi files to MP4, then was able to edit them in Win Movie Maker. I tried a few (free) downloads, namely Freemake Video Converter, Handbrake (can't remember any others) but Freemake VC seemed the easiest for me to use.

Hope that helps you to get started?


  Audio~~Chip 00:10 05 Jul 2013

Thanks AroundAgain

can you confirm this is the download i need in the link please. click here



  Audio~~Chip 07:46 05 Jul 2013

Thanks Lazurus The 2nd !

This seems easier, will let you know later.

Do you remember helping me with the Dubbing problem, I was waiting for you to call back, last thing I got to was Dubbing in SP and it taking 5hrs for a 2Hr film!

I invite you to mail me direct via the folder if you can help when time permits.

Cheers Steven

  Audio~~Chip 14:11 06 Jul 2013

No, I did not sort the DVD Recorder, as said above i can Dub films but 5hrs for one film is a pain.

Cheers Steven

  Audio~~Chip 18:38 07 Jul 2013

Thanks Dave!

Yes it work, no problems with that release.

Thank You again !!!

Cheers Steven

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