The first installment of the Microsoft Movie Maker that was introduced along with the Windows Me received flak from critics due to its unassuming features as compared to the IMovie product on the Apple Macintosh.
A year later Version 1.1 was included in Windows XP, which supported the creation of DV AVI and WMV 8 files. November 2002 saw the release of the new and improved Version 2.0. Later, the Windows XP Service Pack 2 included the rather inferior updated Version 2.1.A new version of Microsoft 2.5, was introduced by Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 with greater provisions for DVD burning. Some versions of Windows “Longhorn” (now known as Windows Vista) included a WPF version, but was later done away with in the development reorganization.
Vista and the Movie Maker
Windows Live Movie Maker is likely to replace Windows Movie Maker which is integrated with Windows Vista. It is a cool application and you can make your own movie using the application and by following some simple computer help tips. Before starting with the application make sure that you have the application installed on your system. If you don’t have this application installed on your computer, you need to download and install the program on your PC first.
To start with the application you need to import the photos and videos that you want to import in the home movie you are planning to make. To import videos and photos onto your PC you can choose any of the two ways suggested by the computer help guys. You can import the video or photos from your mobile phone, digital camera or movie camera. For importing videos or photos from these devices you need to connect the devices to your computer through a USB cable. Another option of importing your photos or videos to your computer is to import the video directly to your PC from your digital video camera. This is used mainly when you have got something recorded on your digital movie camera and want to edit the unwanted parts from it.
If you have already got your videos and photos on to your computer you can go ahead with the imported videos and photos. Launch the Windows Live Movie Maker and click on the button ‘Movie Maker’ and click on the option ‘import from device.’ Once you have completed the importing job, you can start with the editing option.
No one wants to deal with Windows Movie Maker problems.
While Windows Movie Maker remains one of the very best programs ever devised for those that have a love for creating video files, it is not software that is without its problems.
There will always be issues and bugs associated with using this or any other type of software program. And then there will be those Windows Movie Maker problems that are serious and then there will be those that are exceedingly annoying.
Problems associated with the codec needed to play a file can fall under the category of annoying.