moviemaker weirdness after updating video card drivers



rod_phipps@hotmail.com
07-09-2005, 09:34 PM
Last night I updated my ATI Radeon video card drivers to be able to play an
online game. The game runs fine now, but moviemaker is acting up. Imported
files no longer have previews; some files can no longer be imported, where
they could before.

Is there any way to update Moviemaker (even tho i think i am already running
the latest version) I am running version 2.1.4026.0

version 5.1 build 2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr....... service pack 2

Should I try to un-install Moviemaker and then re-install it using the
download link from Microsoft.com? I would prefer to not do that.

Any helpful advice will be appreciated.

Steve
07-09-2005, 09:34 PM
Rod,

I copied this from one of John Kelly's posts "Crashes and Hangs" and it has
to do with updating the drivers for video cards. Hope it helps.

Steve

Drivers for your graphics card
----------------------------------
I have discovered that most people are confused on the issue of drivers for
their graphics card in that when advised to acquire the latest driver they go
straight to the Microsoft website and get one from them. Their is a problem
with that in that the drivers supplied by Microsoft are Generic.

I made the mistake of going direct to Microsoft some time back and the
result was that I could only run the machine in the basic "Safe Mode" the
driver was the most up to date and was definitely more recent than the
existing driver. It took some time to understand what was going on I must
admit......

The graphics card was an NVidia GForce 4 etc and was manufactured by
Gainward. After several attempts at getting the Microsoft driver to install I
decided that the download MUST BE corrupted in some way, So I went to the
NVidia website and downloaded their driver (Same version number as the one
from Microsoft) I had the exact same problems!!! In the end I went to the
Gainward website and downloaded the most up to date driver they had.....once
installed the graphics card performed better than ever and with more
configuration options than I would ever need.

So why did an older driver work better than the most recent from NVidia ???
Its simple when you know why .... Gainward produce high capability cards and
in order to achieve some of their aims they change the way the NVidia chipset
works. This requires a modified driver....and they produce their own. The
card is still based on the NVidia and conforms to the basic design....but it
runs very much faster because of code optimisation, and that optimisation is
missing from the Microsoft or NVidia drivers.

The result of all this is that you should ALWAYS go to the website of the
MANUFACTURER of the card and not the manufacturer of the chipset (in my case
NVidia)


"rod_phipps@hotmail.com" wrote:

> Last night I updated my ATI Radeon video card drivers to be able to play an
> online game. The game runs fine now, but moviemaker is acting up. Imported
> files no longer have previews; some files can no longer be imported, where
> they could before.
>
> Is there any way to update Moviemaker (even tho i think i am already running
> the latest version) I am running version 2.1.4026.0
>
> version 5.1 build 2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr....... service pack 2
>
> Should I try to un-install Moviemaker and then re-install it using the
> download link from Microsoft.com? I would prefer to not do that.
>
> Any helpful advice will be appreciated.
>

rod_phipps@hotmail.com
07-09-2005, 09:34 PM
thanks, but, i did go to ATI's site to get the driver directly from them,
it's not a Microsoft driver at all. ATI tech support now says that the new
driver installs some codecs and replaces others. This is possibly the
problem????

Anyone know where i can get the original XP SP2 codecs for MovieMaker and
try to install them?

Rod

"Steve" wrote:

> Rod,
>
> I copied this from one of John Kelly's posts "Crashes and Hangs" and it has
> to do with updating the drivers for video cards. Hope it helps.
>
> Steve
>
> Drivers for your graphics card
> ----------------------------------
> I have discovered that most people are confused on the issue of drivers for
> their graphics card in that when advised to acquire the latest driver they go
> straight to the Microsoft website and get one from them. Their is a problem
> with that in that the drivers supplied by Microsoft are Generic.
>
> I made the mistake of going direct to Microsoft some time back and the
> result was that I could only run the machine in the basic "Safe Mode" the
> driver was the most up to date and was definitely more recent than the
> existing driver. It took some time to understand what was going on I must
> admit......
>
> The graphics card was an NVidia GForce 4 etc and was manufactured by
> Gainward. After several attempts at getting the Microsoft driver to install I
> decided that the download MUST BE corrupted in some way, So I went to the
> NVidia website and downloaded their driver (Same version number as the one
> from Microsoft) I had the exact same problems!!! In the end I went to the
> Gainward website and downloaded the most up to date driver they had.....once
> installed the graphics card performed better than ever and with more
> configuration options than I would ever need.
>
> So why did an older driver work better than the most recent from NVidia ???
> Its simple when you know why .... Gainward produce high capability cards and
> in order to achieve some of their aims they change the way the NVidia chipset
> works. This requires a modified driver....and they produce their own. The
> card is still based on the NVidia and conforms to the basic design....but it
> runs very much faster because of code optimisation, and that optimisation is
> missing from the Microsoft or NVidia drivers.
>
> The result of all this is that you should ALWAYS go to the website of the
> MANUFACTURER of the card and not the manufacturer of the chipset (in my case
> NVidia)
>
>
> "rod_phipps@hotmail.com" wrote:
>
> > Last night I updated my ATI Radeon video card drivers to be able to play an
> > online game. The game runs fine now, but moviemaker is acting up. Imported
> > files no longer have previews; some files can no longer be imported, where
> > they could before.
> >
> > Is there any way to update Moviemaker (even tho i think i am already running
> > the latest version) I am running version 2.1.4026.0
> >
> > version 5.1 build 2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr....... service pack 2
> >
> > Should I try to un-install Moviemaker and then re-install it using the
> > download link from Microsoft.com? I would prefer to not do that.
> >
> > Any helpful advice will be appreciated.
> >


moviemaker weirdness after updating video card drivers