.wmv



walt
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
Is there a way to change .avi files to .wmv files. Using Windows XP home.

John Inzer
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
Import the .avi file into Windows Movie Maker.
(File / Import Into Collections)

Drag the file to the time line.

Go to...File / Save Movie File / My Computer /
Next...choose a title and a save location / Next /
Tick..."Best quality for playback on my computer" /
Next / Finish.
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John Inzer
MS Picture It! MVP



"walt" <walt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8227E220-A37B-49B7-B1F3-AE21C221808E@microsoft.com...
> Is there a way to change .avi files to .wmv files. Using Windows XP home.

walt
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
Thanks for the help John. I tried searching for the answer and couldn't come
up with anything. Thanks

"John Inzer" wrote:

> Import the .avi file into Windows Movie Maker.
> (File / Import Into Collections)
>
> Drag the file to the time line.
>
> Go to...File / Save Movie File / My Computer /
> Next...choose a title and a save location / Next /
> Tick..."Best quality for playback on my computer" /
> Next / Finish.
> --
>
> John Inzer
> MS Picture It! MVP
>
>
>
> "walt" <walt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:8227E220-A37B-49B7-B1F3-AE21C221808E@microsoft.com...
> > Is there a way to change .avi files to .wmv files. Using Windows XP home.
>
>

John Inzer
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
"walt" wrote:
> Thanks for the help John. I tried searching
> for the answer and couldn't come up with
> anything. Thanks
=================================
You're welcome Walt.

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John Inzer
MS Picture It! MVP

walt
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
Hi John, I went home and looked for Movie Maker, I cannot find it on the
computer. I have a Gateway that came installed with XP Home SP2. I did a
google search for movie maker and it says that it is part of SP2. Cannot seem
to find how I can download just Movie Maker or where to find it if it is on
the computer. I also did a search on the computer with no results. You have
any ideas (or anyone else). The computer did not come with restore disks
there is a seperate partition and I made a backup DVD from that. Any help
would be appreciated.

"John Inzer" wrote:

> Import the .avi file into Windows Movie Maker.
> (File / Import Into Collections)
>
> Drag the file to the time line.
>
> Go to...File / Save Movie File / My Computer /
> Next...choose a title and a save location / Next /
> Tick..."Best quality for playback on my computer" /
> Next / Finish.
> --
>
> John Inzer
> MS Picture It! MVP
>
>
>
> "walt" <walt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:8227E220-A37B-49B7-B1F3-AE21C221808E@microsoft.com...
> > Is there a way to change .avi files to .wmv files. Using Windows XP home.
>
>

David Candy
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
Try typing it in help. SP2 has an updated one.

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"walt" <walt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:0E72FBA8-4563-42BE-A3C1-327732296E6E@microsoft.com...
> Hi John, I went home and looked for Movie Maker, I cannot find it on the
> computer. I have a Gateway that came installed with XP Home SP2. I did a
> google search for movie maker and it says that it is part of SP2. Cannot seem
> to find how I can download just Movie Maker or where to find it if it is on
> the computer. I also did a search on the computer with no results. You have
> any ideas (or anyone else). The computer did not come with restore disks
> there is a seperate partition and I made a backup DVD from that. Any help
> would be appreciated.
>
> "John Inzer" wrote:
>
>> Import the .avi file into Windows Movie Maker.
>> (File / Import Into Collections)
>>
>> Drag the file to the time line.
>>
>> Go to...File / Save Movie File / My Computer /
>> Next...choose a title and a save location / Next /
>> Tick..."Best quality for playback on my computer" /
>> Next / Finish.
>> --
>>
>> John Inzer
>> MS Picture It! MVP
>>
>>
>>
>> "walt" <walt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:8227E220-A37B-49B7-B1F3-AE21C221808E@microsoft.com...
>> > Is there a way to change .avi files to .wmv files. Using Windows XP home.
>>
>>

walt
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
I did that and it explains about Movie Maker but not where it is. It say that
it should be under accories. Not there.

"David Candy" wrote:

> Try typing it in help. SP2 has an updated one.
>
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> "walt" <walt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:0E72FBA8-4563-42BE-A3C1-327732296E6E@microsoft.com...
> > Hi John, I went home and looked for Movie Maker, I cannot find it on the
> > computer. I have a Gateway that came installed with XP Home SP2. I did a
> > google search for movie maker and it says that it is part of SP2. Cannot seem
> > to find how I can download just Movie Maker or where to find it if it is on
> > the computer. I also did a search on the computer with no results. You have
> > any ideas (or anyone else). The computer did not come with restore disks
> > there is a seperate partition and I made a backup DVD from that. Any help
> > would be appreciated.
> >
> > "John Inzer" wrote:
> >
> >> Import the .avi file into Windows Movie Maker.
> >> (File / Import Into Collections)
> >>
> >> Drag the file to the time line.
> >>
> >> Go to...File / Save Movie File / My Computer /
> >> Next...choose a title and a save location / Next /
> >> Tick..."Best quality for playback on my computer" /
> >> Next / Finish.
> >> --
> >>
> >> John Inzer
> >> MS Picture It! MVP
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> "walt" <walt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:8227E220-A37B-49B7-B1F3-AE21C221808E@microsoft.com...
> >> > Is there a way to change .avi files to .wmv files. Using Windows XP home.
> >>
> >>
>

John Inzer
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
If you have the Movie Maker 2.1 program...
you can launch it by entering moviemk.exe
in the Start / Run field and click OK or press
Enter..

If you do not have it...maybe the following
article may offer some help:

What can I do if I upgrade to Windows
XP SP2 and Windows Movie Maker 2.1
is not installed successfully?
http://tinyurl.com/65pfo

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John Inzer
MS Picture It! MVP

>> > Hi John, I went home and looked for Movie Maker, I cannot find it on
>> > the
>> > computer. I have a Gateway that came installed with XP Home SP2. I did
>> > a
>> > google search for movie maker and it says that it is part of SP2.
>> > Cannot seem
>> > to find how I can download just Movie Maker or where to find it if it
>> > is on
>> > the computer. I also did a search on the computer with no results. You
>> > have
>> > any ideas (or anyone else). The computer did not come with restore
>> > disks
>> > there is a seperate partition and I made a backup DVD from that. Any
>> > help
>> > would be appreciated.

NoNoBadDog!
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
"walt" <walt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8227E220-A37B-49B7-B1F3-AE21C221808E@microsoft.com...
> Is there a way to change .avi files to .wmv files. Using Windows XP home.

Try Looking in C:\Program Files\Movie Maker

Bobby

walt
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
Did that also, nothing there?

"NoNoBadDog!" wrote:

>
> "walt" <walt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:8227E220-A37B-49B7-B1F3-AE21C221808E@microsoft.com...
> > Is there a way to change .avi files to .wmv files. Using Windows XP home.
>
> Try Looking in C:\Program Files\Movie Maker
>
> Bobby
>
>
>

walt
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
I got this from Harry Ohrn
Try looking at the info here
http://blogs.msdn.com/deanro/archive/2005/01/18/355050.aspx
Have to see if that will work? Kind of confusing, not real computer literate.

>
> "walt" <walt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:8227E220-A37B-49B7-B1F3-AE21C221808E@microsoft.com...
> > Is there a way to change .avi files to .wmv files. Using Windows XP home.
>
> Try Looking in C:\Program Files\Movie Maker
>
> Bobby
>
>
>

David Candy
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
But help has a link you click to Start it.

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"John Inzer" <oobie@doobie.xyz> wrote in message news:uAPrBlrdFHA.3040@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> If you have the Movie Maker 2.1 program...
> you can launch it by entering moviemk.exe
> in the Start / Run field and click OK or press
> Enter..
>
> If you do not have it...maybe the following
> article may offer some help:
>
> What can I do if I upgrade to Windows
> XP SP2 and Windows Movie Maker 2.1
> is not installed successfully?
> http://tinyurl.com/65pfo
>
> --
>
> John Inzer
> MS Picture It! MVP
>
>>> > Hi John, I went home and looked for Movie Maker, I cannot find it on
>>> > the
>>> > computer. I have a Gateway that came installed with XP Home SP2. I did
>>> > a
>>> > google search for movie maker and it says that it is part of SP2.
>>> > Cannot seem
>>> > to find how I can download just Movie Maker or where to find it if it
>>> > is on
>>> > the computer. I also did a search on the computer with no results. You
>>> > have
>>> > any ideas (or anyone else). The computer did not come with restore
>>> > disks
>>> > there is a seperate partition and I made a backup DVD from that. Any
>>> > help
>>> > would be appreciated.
>

walt
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
Sorry John, I didn't see your post to the same URL as I received from Harry.
I am at work currently and will try that when I get home. I also called
Gateway, they said that if I get the SP2 CD from Microsoft I should be able
to install just the Movie Maker part of it. Do you think that is true?

"John Inzer" wrote:

> If you have the Movie Maker 2.1 program...
> you can launch it by entering moviemk.exe
> in the Start / Run field and click OK or press
> Enter..
>
> If you do not have it...maybe the following
> article may offer some help:
>
> What can I do if I upgrade to Windows
> XP SP2 and Windows Movie Maker 2.1
> is not installed successfully?
> http://tinyurl.com/65pfo
>
> --
>
> John Inzer
> MS Picture It! MVP
>
> >> > Hi John, I went home and looked for Movie Maker, I cannot find it on
> >> > the
> >> > computer. I have a Gateway that came installed with XP Home SP2. I did
> >> > a
> >> > google search for movie maker and it says that it is part of SP2.
> >> > Cannot seem
> >> > to find how I can download just Movie Maker or where to find it if it
> >> > is on
> >> > the computer. I also did a search on the computer with no results. You
> >> > have
> >> > any ideas (or anyone else). The computer did not come with restore
> >> > disks
> >> > there is a seperate partition and I made a backup DVD from that. Any
> >> > help
> >> > would be appreciated.
>
>

John Inzer
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
I'm thinking the SP2 CD includes the same .exe
file that you can download from the following link
and I don't think it has an option to install separate
components. Ask the Gateway person how to do it.

WindowsXP SP2
http://www.softwarepatch.com/windows/xpsp2.html


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MS Picture It! MVP



"walt" <walt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:09E97365-BEF9-4010-AEF1-4B800EAD4B96@microsoft.com...
> Sorry John, I didn't see your post to the same URL as I received from
> Harry.
> I am at work currently and will try that when I get home. I also called
> Gateway, they said that if I get the SP2 CD from Microsoft I should be
> able
> to install just the Movie Maker part of it. Do you think that is true?

walt
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
I feel like a complete IDIOT, I typed in moviemk.exe at the run like you
suggested. Up pops movie maker? I don't know if it "Old Age" or need new
glassess? I sure didn't see it there before? Thank You all for the help and
information. Still don't understand why a search for movie maker didn't turn
anything up?

"John Inzer" wrote:

> If you have the Movie Maker 2.1 program...
> you can launch it by entering moviemk.exe
> in the Start / Run field and click OK or press
> Enter..
>
> If you do not have it...maybe the following
> article may offer some help:
>
> What can I do if I upgrade to Windows
> XP SP2 and Windows Movie Maker 2.1
> is not installed successfully?
> http://tinyurl.com/65pfo
>
> --
>
> John Inzer
> MS Picture It! MVP
>
> >> > Hi John, I went home and looked for Movie Maker, I cannot find it on
> >> > the
> >> > computer. I have a Gateway that came installed with XP Home SP2. I did
> >> > a
> >> > google search for movie maker and it says that it is part of SP2.
> >> > Cannot seem
> >> > to find how I can download just Movie Maker or where to find it if it
> >> > is on
> >> > the computer. I also did a search on the computer with no results. You
> >> > have
> >> > any ideas (or anyone else). The computer did not come with restore
> >> > disks
> >> > there is a seperate partition and I made a backup DVD from that. Any
> >> > help
> >> > would be appreciated.
>
>

John Inzer
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
Good news! I'm glad you found the program.

In searching for Movie Maker...there must
be a space between the words, maybe you
searched for... moviemaker?

If you need an icon for Movie Maker try this:

Go to...Start / Search...

Search for moviemk.exe

Right click moviemk.exe and from the menu...
choose...Send To / Desktop (create shortcut).


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MS Picture It! MVP



"walt" <walt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:AF727D97-25F5-468D-BC5D-D6057134A5A7@microsoft.com...
>I feel like a complete IDIOT, I typed in moviemk.exe at the run like you
> suggested. Up pops movie maker? I don't know if it "Old Age" or need new
> glassess? I sure didn't see it there before? Thank You all for the help
> and
> information. Still don't understand why a search for movie maker didn't
> turn
> anything up?
>
> "John Inzer" wrote:

walt
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
Thank you John. That is excatly how I was searching. Thanks for that info. I
did create a shortcut on the desktop. Still don't know how I didn't see it in
the programs? Thanks to everyone for all your help and suggestions. This
fourum is a real help and learning place.

"John Inzer" wrote:

> Good news! I'm glad you found the program.
>
> In searching for Movie Maker...there must
> be a space between the words, maybe you
> searched for... moviemaker?
>
> If you need an icon for Movie Maker try this:
>
> Go to...Start / Search...
>
> Search for moviemk.exe
>
> Right click moviemk.exe and from the menu...
> choose...Send To / Desktop (create shortcut).
>
>
> --
>
> John Inzer
> MS Picture It! MVP
>
>
>
> "walt" <walt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:AF727D97-25F5-468D-BC5D-D6057134A5A7@microsoft.com...
> >I feel like a complete IDIOT, I typed in moviemk.exe at the run like you
> > suggested. Up pops movie maker? I don't know if it "Old Age" or need new
> > glassess? I sure didn't see it there before? Thank You all for the help
> > and
> > information. Still don't understand why a search for movie maker didn't
> > turn
> > anything up?
> >
> > "John Inzer" wrote:
>
>

David Candy
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
So if you had done what I told you it would have been fixed then. All programs can be started from Help.

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"walt" <walt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:1954A08A-C90F-40D9-B83C-375995F2340A@microsoft.com...
> Thank you John. That is excatly how I was searching. Thanks for that info. I
> did create a shortcut on the desktop. Still don't know how I didn't see it in
> the programs? Thanks to everyone for all your help and suggestions. This
> fourum is a real help and learning place.
>
> "John Inzer" wrote:
>
>> Good news! I'm glad you found the program.
>>
>> In searching for Movie Maker...there must
>> be a space between the words, maybe you
>> searched for... moviemaker?
>>
>> If you need an icon for Movie Maker try this:
>>
>> Go to...Start / Search...
>>
>> Search for moviemk.exe
>>
>> Right click moviemk.exe and from the menu...
>> choose...Send To / Desktop (create shortcut).
>>
>>
>> --
>>
>> John Inzer
>> MS Picture It! MVP
>>
>>
>>
>> "walt" <walt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:AF727D97-25F5-468D-BC5D-D6057134A5A7@microsoft.com...
>> >I feel like a complete IDIOT, I typed in moviemk.exe at the run like you
>> > suggested. Up pops movie maker? I don't know if it "Old Age" or need new
>> > glassess? I sure didn't see it there before? Thank You all for the help
>> > and
>> > information. Still don't understand why a search for movie maker didn't
>> > turn
>> > anything up?
>> >
>> > "John Inzer" wrote:
>>
>>

walt
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
Sorry about that but I was not at that computer at the time and it is harder
to follow that posts on web based forum (which is what I have to use on this
computer). I didn't know that about the " All programs can be started from
Help." Now I learned something else. Thanks for your help even if you are
being sarcastic. I appreciate the help and input.


"David Candy" wrote:

> So if you had done what I told you it would have been fixed then. All programs can be started from Help.
>
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> "walt" <walt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:1954A08A-C90F-40D9-B83C-375995F2340A@microsoft.com...
> > Thank you John. That is excatly how I was searching. Thanks for that info. I
> > did create a shortcut on the desktop. Still don't know how I didn't see it in
> > the programs? Thanks to everyone for all your help and suggestions. This
> > fourum is a real help and learning place.
> >
> > "John Inzer" wrote:
> >
> >> Good news! I'm glad you found the program.
> >>
> >> In searching for Movie Maker...there must
> >> be a space between the words, maybe you
> >> searched for... moviemaker?
> >>
> >> If you need an icon for Movie Maker try this:
> >>
> >> Go to...Start / Search...
> >>
> >> Search for moviemk.exe
> >>
> >> Right click moviemk.exe and from the menu...
> >> choose...Send To / Desktop (create shortcut).
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >>
> >> John Inzer
> >> MS Picture It! MVP
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> "walt" <walt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:AF727D97-25F5-468D-BC5D-D6057134A5A7@microsoft.com...
> >> >I feel like a complete IDIOT, I typed in moviemk.exe at the run like you
> >> > suggested. Up pops movie maker? I don't know if it "Old Age" or need new
> >> > glassess? I sure didn't see it there before? Thank You all for the help
> >> > and
> >> > information. Still don't understand why a search for movie maker didn't
> >> > turn
> >> > anything up?
> >> >
> >> > "John Inzer" wrote:
> >>
> >>
>

David Candy
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
That's not sarcasm. Sarcasm would be (and this is an example only - don't get offended)

Make sure when you do what I said in help TO NOT READ THE PAGE.

Help should be your first point of call. My answers, where help is going to be useful, is to say what to do in help.

If you post with terms in your post I try the terms in help and see if it comes up with an intelligent answer. I don't expect people to search on terms they have not heard off. If I knew that movie maker could be found if searching for wmv (the filetype it generates [this is a non real example]) I wouldn't give help directions as it's not in your post so I can't expect you or anyone to know that. The point is to show how to fix problems so next time you type in help and get your answer within 30 seconds rather than spread over days.

Help also searches MS web site. Type an error message in help while online and if MS knows the answer then so will you.
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"walt" <walt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:29B15B66-9B96-48DA-8FB4-C8B3F12EE3BE@microsoft.com...
> Sorry about that but I was not at that computer at the time and it is harder
> to follow that posts on web based forum (which is what I have to use on this
> computer). I didn't know that about the " All programs can be started from
> Help." Now I learned something else. Thanks for your help even if you are
> being sarcastic. I appreciate the help and input.
>
>
> "David Candy" wrote:
>
>> So if you had done what I told you it would have been fixed then. All programs can be started from Help.
>>
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>> "walt" <walt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:1954A08A-C90F-40D9-B83C-375995F2340A@microsoft.com...
>> > Thank you John. That is excatly how I was searching. Thanks for that info. I
>> > did create a shortcut on the desktop. Still don't know how I didn't see it in
>> > the programs? Thanks to everyone for all your help and suggestions. This
>> > fourum is a real help and learning place.
>> >
>> > "John Inzer" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Good news! I'm glad you found the program.
>> >>
>> >> In searching for Movie Maker...there must
>> >> be a space between the words, maybe you
>> >> searched for... moviemaker?
>> >>
>> >> If you need an icon for Movie Maker try this:
>> >>
>> >> Go to...Start / Search...
>> >>
>> >> Search for moviemk.exe
>> >>
>> >> Right click moviemk.exe and from the menu...
>> >> choose...Send To / Desktop (create shortcut).
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >>
>> >> John Inzer
>> >> MS Picture It! MVP
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> "walt" <walt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:AF727D97-25F5-468D-BC5D-D6057134A5A7@microsoft.com...
>> >> >I feel like a complete IDIOT, I typed in moviemk.exe at the run like you
>> >> > suggested. Up pops movie maker? I don't know if it "Old Age" or need new
>> >> > glassess? I sure didn't see it there before? Thank You all for the help
>> >> > and
>> >> > information. Still don't understand why a search for movie maker didn't
>> >> > turn
>> >> > anything up?
>> >> >
>> >> > "John Inzer" wrote:
>> >>
>> >>
>>

John Inzer
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
"David Candy" wrote:
> So if you had done what I told you it would
> have been fixed then. All programs can be
> started from Help.
================================
Give it up David...he likes me the best.

Don't get bent...it's a joke.... :o)

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MS Picture It! MVP

David Candy
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
>he likes me the best

That's why he needs correcting. I'm tall, thin, and without a beard. He should prefer ME.

I'm handsome.
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"John Inzer" <oobie@doobie.xyz> wrote in message news:u1q%233O4dFHA.2880@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> "David Candy" wrote:
>> So if you had done what I told you it would
>> have been fixed then. All programs can be
>> started from Help.
> ================================
> Give it up David...he likes me the best.
>
> Don't get bent...it's a joke.... :o)
>
> --
>
> John Inzer
> MS Picture It! MVP

walt
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
Thanks for the clairifaction and the help, I am here to learn and will take
it (by the way John, you and Yves have helped me out often).

"David Candy" wrote:

> That's not sarcasm. Sarcasm would be (and this is an example only - don't get offended)
>
> Make sure when you do what I said in help TO NOT READ THE PAGE.
>
> Help should be your first point of call. My answers, where help is going to be useful, is to say what to do in help.
>
> If you post with terms in your post I try the terms in help and see if it comes up with an intelligent answer. I don't expect people to search on terms they have not heard off. If I knew that movie maker could be found if searching for wmv (the filetype it generates [this is a non real example]) I wouldn't give help directions as it's not in your post so I can't expect you or anyone to know that. The point is to show how to fix problems so next time you type in help and get your answer within 30 seconds rather than spread over days.
>
> Help also searches MS web site. Type an error message in help while online and if MS knows the answer then so will you.
> --
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> http://webdiary.smh.com.au/archives/_comment/001075.html
> =================================================
> "walt" <walt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:29B15B66-9B96-48DA-8FB4-C8B3F12EE3BE@microsoft.com...
> > Sorry about that but I was not at that computer at the time and it is harder
> > to follow that posts on web based forum (which is what I have to use on this
> > computer). I didn't know that about the " All programs can be started from
> > Help." Now I learned something else. Thanks for your help even if you are
> > being sarcastic. I appreciate the help and input.
> >
> >
> > "David Candy" wrote:
> >
> >> So if you had done what I told you it would have been fixed then. All programs can be started from Help.
> >>
> >> --
> >> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >> http://webdiary.smh.com.au/archives/_comment/001075.html
> >> =================================================
> >> "walt" <walt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:1954A08A-C90F-40D9-B83C-375995F2340A@microsoft.com...
> >> > Thank you John. That is excatly how I was searching. Thanks for that info. I
> >> > did create a shortcut on the desktop. Still don't know how I didn't see it in
> >> > the programs? Thanks to everyone for all your help and suggestions. This
> >> > fourum is a real help and learning place.
> >> >
> >> > "John Inzer" wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> Good news! I'm glad you found the program.
> >> >>
> >> >> In searching for Movie Maker...there must
> >> >> be a space between the words, maybe you
> >> >> searched for... moviemaker?
> >> >>
> >> >> If you need an icon for Movie Maker try this:
> >> >>
> >> >> Go to...Start / Search...
> >> >>
> >> >> Search for moviemk.exe
> >> >>
> >> >> Right click moviemk.exe and from the menu...
> >> >> choose...Send To / Desktop (create shortcut).
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> --
> >> >>
> >> >> John Inzer
> >> >> MS Picture It! MVP
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> "walt" <walt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> >> news:AF727D97-25F5-468D-BC5D-D6057134A5A7@microsoft.com...
> >> >> >I feel like a complete IDIOT, I typed in moviemk.exe at the run like you
> >> >> > suggested. Up pops movie maker? I don't know if it "Old Age" or need new
> >> >> > glassess? I sure didn't see it there before? Thank You all for the help
> >> >> > and
> >> >> > information. Still don't understand why a search for movie maker didn't
> >> >> > turn
> >> >> > anything up?
> >> >> >
> >> >> > "John Inzer" wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >>
>

walt
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
OK, let's just say my wife wouldn't understand if I had to make a choice (LOL).

"David Candy" wrote:

> >he likes me the best
>
> That's why he needs correcting. I'm tall, thin, and without a beard. He should prefer ME.
>
> I'm handsome.
> --
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> http://webdiary.smh.com.au/archives/_comment/001075.html
> =================================================
> "John Inzer" <oobie@doobie.xyz> wrote in message news:u1q%233O4dFHA.2880@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > "David Candy" wrote:
> >> So if you had done what I told you it would
> >> have been fixed then. All programs can be
> >> started from Help.
> > ================================
> > Give it up David...he likes me the best.
> >
> > Don't get bent...it's a joke.... :o)
> >
> > --
> >
> > John Inzer
> > MS Picture It! MVP
>

John Inzer
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
"walt" wrote:
> Thanks for the clairifaction and the help,
> I am here to learn and will take it (by the
> way John, you and Yves have helped me
> out often).
================================
Happy to be of service.

BTW I haven't seen Yves in about a month...
is he on vacation or something? Does anyone
know?

--

John Inzer
MS Picture It! MVP

John Inzer
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
"David Candy" wrote:
> That's why he needs correcting. I'm
> tall, thin, and without a beard. He
> should prefer ME. I'm handsome.
===========================
LOL!

--

John Inzer
MS Picture It! MVP

walt
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
Hi John, not sure if you will see this but will try here frist. I did as you
suggested (after I found Movie Maker) and it make the .wmv file. But when I
play it all the colors are wrong. You can not see the images as in the .avi
file. Do you have an idea of what I am missing? I have media player 9, should
I update it to 10? Or do you have any other suggestions.
"John Inzer" wrote:

> Import the .avi file into Windows Movie Maker.
> (File / Import Into Collections)
>
> Drag the file to the time line.
>
> Go to...File / Save Movie File / My Computer /
> Next...choose a title and a save location / Next /
> Tick..."Best quality for playback on my computer" /
> Next / Finish.
> --
>
> John Inzer
> MS Picture It! MVP
>
>
>
> "walt" <walt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:8227E220-A37B-49B7-B1F3-AE21C221808E@microsoft.com...
> > Is there a way to change .avi files to .wmv files. Using Windows XP home.
>
>

John Inzer
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
I'm not sure, Walt...try asking your
question in the MovieMaker group:

For info on MovieMaker...
Try this link:
http://tinyurl.com/6odnt

--

John Inzer
MS Picture It! MVP



"walt" <walt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C988EE90-8CA1-4DC3-8E3C-F483C041B821@microsoft.com...
> Hi John, not sure if you will see this but will try here frist. I did as
> you
> suggested (after I found Movie Maker) and it make the .wmv file. But when
> I
> play it all the colors are wrong. You can not see the images as in the
> .avi
> file. Do you have an idea of what I am missing? I have media player 9,
> should
> I update it to 10? Or do you have any other suggestions.

walt
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
I posted the question on that forum and will see what they come up with,
thanks John.

"John Inzer" wrote:

> I'm not sure, Walt...try asking your
> question in the MovieMaker group:
>
> For info on MovieMaker...
> Try this link:
> http://tinyurl.com/6odnt
>
> --
>
> John Inzer
> MS Picture It! MVP
>
>
>
> "walt" <walt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:C988EE90-8CA1-4DC3-8E3C-F483C041B821@microsoft.com...
> > Hi John, not sure if you will see this but will try here frist. I did as
> > you
> > suggested (after I found Movie Maker) and it make the .wmv file. But when
> > I
> > play it all the colors are wrong. You can not see the images as in the
> > .avi
> > file. Do you have an idea of what I am missing? I have media player 9,
> > should
> > I update it to 10? Or do you have any other suggestions.
>
>

John Inzer
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
"walt" wrote:
> I posted the question on that forum
> and will see what they come up with,
> thanks John.
======================
Excellent! I hope you find the
solution you're looking for.
--

John Inzer
MS Picture It! MVP

walt
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
If I do I will let you know what the problem is/was. Thanks for the help.

"John Inzer" wrote:

> "walt" wrote:
> > I posted the question on that forum
> > and will see what they come up with,
> > thanks John.
> ======================
> Excellent! I hope you find the
> solution you're looking for.
> --
>
> John Inzer
> MS Picture It! MVP
>

walt
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
Still didn't get it working correctly, but have a few more things I'm going
to try. One suggestion from Canon is to install latest version of QuickTime.
Also found a link to install some Microsoft codec's
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/format/codecdownload.aspx
Papa John and another were helpful, I'll see what happens when I install the
above.
"John Inzer" wrote:

> "walt" wrote:
> > I posted the question on that forum
> > and will see what they come up with,
> > thanks John.
> ======================
> Excellent! I hope you find the
> solution you're looking for.
> --
>
> John Inzer
> MS Picture It! MVP
>

John Inzer
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
Hi Walt,

This is beginning to get confusing.

Which files are not playing? .avi or .wmv?

Just wondering why you need the .wmv files?

Did the .avi file PapaJohn converted to .wmv
for you play sucessfully?

--

John Inzer
MS Picture It! MVP



"walt" <walt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8DF84943-5FE2-424C-854F-9375112AF11A@microsoft.com...
> Still didn't get it working correctly, but have a few more things I'm
> going
> to try. One suggestion from Canon is to install latest version of
> QuickTime.
> Also found a link to install some Microsoft codec's
> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/format/codecdownload.aspx
> Papa John and another were helpful, I'll see what happens when I install
> the
> above.

walt
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
OK maybe I should start over. I have a A70 Canon digital camera. It will
allow me to take short movie clips. They save as .avi files, they are rather
large files. I can play them at home when they are .avi. I wanted to convert
them to .mvw files to make them smaller in size. I used Movie Maker to do
that. When I try to watch the converted file at home with Windows Media
Player the clip is all mess up in color looks nothing like the .avi file. I
can bring the converted file to work, play on Windows Media Player and it
plays just fine? That is what I don't understand. What is my problem. Canon
says I need to install QuickTime I have had other .wvm files that work? I
don't know anything about codec's so don't know if that is the problem.
The file that Papa John converted and sent to me works fine here at work,
but at home it is the same problem. Do you understand what I am talking about
now? I don't know if I have to reinstall something or reregister something or
?

"John Inzer" wrote:

> Hi Walt,
>
> This is beginning to get confusing.
>
> Which files are not playing? .avi or .wmv?
>
> Just wondering why you need the .wmv files?
>
> Did the .avi file PapaJohn converted to .wmv
> for you play sucessfully?
>
> --
>
> John Inzer
> MS Picture It! MVP
>
>
>
> "walt" <walt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:8DF84943-5FE2-424C-854F-9375112AF11A@microsoft.com...
> > Still didn't get it working correctly, but have a few more things I'm
> > going
> > to try. One suggestion from Canon is to install latest version of
> > QuickTime.
> > Also found a link to install some Microsoft codec's
> > http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/format/codecdownload.aspx
> > Papa John and another were helpful, I'll see what happens when I install
> > the
> > above.
>
>

PapaJohn \(MVP\)
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
That's the key piece of info I wasn't sure of either... did the wmv file I
made play at home?... as it didn't, the issue would be with the Windows XP
setup, not with the codec needed to play the Motion JPEG file from the
camera.

That gets you away from the issues of MM2 and the codec needed to play the
Motion JPEG file, and into... are you running Windows XP SP2? If not, then
upgrading to it might resolve the issues.
--
PapaJohn
Movie Maker 2 and Photo Story 3 website - www.papajohn.org


"walt" <walt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:08F2061D-69F0-4054-93F1-C437DE4E801C@microsoft.com...
> OK maybe I should start over. I have a A70 Canon digital camera. It will
> allow me to take short movie clips. They save as .avi files, they are
> rather
> large files. I can play them at home when they are .avi. I wanted to
> convert
> them to .mvw files to make them smaller in size. I used Movie Maker to do
> that. When I try to watch the converted file at home with Windows Media
> Player the clip is all mess up in color looks nothing like the .avi file.
> I
> can bring the converted file to work, play on Windows Media Player and it
> plays just fine? That is what I don't understand. What is my problem.
> Canon
> says I need to install QuickTime I have had other .wvm files that work? I
> don't know anything about codec's so don't know if that is the problem.
> The file that Papa John converted and sent to me works fine here at work,
> but at home it is the same problem. Do you understand what I am talking
> about
> now? I don't know if I have to reinstall something or reregister something
> or
> ?
>
> "John Inzer" wrote:
>
>> Hi Walt,
>>
>> This is beginning to get confusing.
>>
>> Which files are not playing? .avi or .wmv?
>>
>> Just wondering why you need the .wmv files?
>>
>> Did the .avi file PapaJohn converted to .wmv
>> for you play sucessfully?
>>
>> --
>>
>> John Inzer
>> MS Picture It! MVP
>>
>>
>>
>> "walt" <walt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:8DF84943-5FE2-424C-854F-9375112AF11A@microsoft.com...
>> > Still didn't get it working correctly, but have a few more things I'm
>> > going
>> > to try. One suggestion from Canon is to install latest version of
>> > QuickTime.
>> > Also found a link to install some Microsoft codec's
>> > http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/format/codecdownload.aspx
>> > Papa John and another were helpful, I'll see what happens when I
>> > install
>> > the
>> > above.
>>
>>

walt
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
Yes I am running XP Home SP2 with all the critical updates. I used gspost
here at work on these files the one that is .avi and the one that I converted.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/walterfran/test3.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/walterfran/test2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/walterfran/test1.jpg
Don't know if that means anything to you?



"PapaJohn (MVP)" wrote:

> That's the key piece of info I wasn't sure of either... did the wmv file I
> made play at home?... as it didn't, the issue would be with the Windows XP
> setup, not with the codec needed to play the Motion JPEG file from the
> camera.
>
> That gets you away from the issues of MM2 and the codec needed to play the
> Motion JPEG file, and into... are you running Windows XP SP2? If not, then
> upgrading to it might resolve the issues.
> --
> PapaJohn
> Movie Maker 2 and Photo Story 3 website - www.papajohn.org
>
>
> "walt" <walt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:08F2061D-69F0-4054-93F1-C437DE4E801C@microsoft.com...
> > OK maybe I should start over. I have a A70 Canon digital camera. It will
> > allow me to take short movie clips. They save as .avi files, they are
> > rather
> > large files. I can play them at home when they are .avi. I wanted to
> > convert
> > them to .mvw files to make them smaller in size. I used Movie Maker to do
> > that. When I try to watch the converted file at home with Windows Media
> > Player the clip is all mess up in color looks nothing like the .avi file.
> > I
> > can bring the converted file to work, play on Windows Media Player and it
> > plays just fine? That is what I don't understand. What is my problem.
> > Canon
> > says I need to install QuickTime I have had other .wvm files that work? I
> > don't know anything about codec's so don't know if that is the problem.
> > The file that Papa John converted and sent to me works fine here at work,
> > but at home it is the same problem. Do you understand what I am talking
> > about
> > now? I don't know if I have to reinstall something or reregister something
> > or
> > ?
> >
> > "John Inzer" wrote:
> >
> >> Hi Walt,
> >>
> >> This is beginning to get confusing.
> >>
> >> Which files are not playing? .avi or .wmv?
> >>
> >> Just wondering why you need the .wmv files?
> >>
> >> Did the .avi file PapaJohn converted to .wmv
> >> for you play sucessfully?
> >>
> >> --
> >>
> >> John Inzer
> >> MS Picture It! MVP
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> "walt" <walt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:8DF84943-5FE2-424C-854F-9375112AF11A@microsoft.com...
> >> > Still didn't get it working correctly, but have a few more things I'm
> >> > going
> >> > to try. One suggestion from Canon is to install latest version of
> >> > QuickTime.
> >> > Also found a link to install some Microsoft codec's
> >> > http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/format/codecdownload.aspx
> >> > Papa John and another were helpful, I'll see what happens when I
> >> > install
> >> > the
> >> > above.
> >>
> >>
>
>
>

PapaJohn \(MVP\)
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
At work isn't the place you're having the problem... so yes, the GSpot info
is similar to what I'm seeing... but my GSpot is version 2.5 something, and
yours is 2.2 something... so I can't compare them exactly.

GSpot will assess the file using the codecs on the system... so it would be
more meaningful to see the GSpot info from your home system, where you are
having the problem.
--
PapaJohn
Movie Maker 2 and Photo Story 3 website - www.papajohn.org


"walt" <walt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:56EA3341-AF03-46DD-84FB-332C7D2F3D62@microsoft.com...
> Yes I am running XP Home SP2 with all the critical updates. I used gspost
> here at work on these files the one that is .avi and the one that I
> converted.
> http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/walterfran/test3.jpg
> http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/walterfran/test2.jpg
> http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/walterfran/test1.jpg
> Don't know if that means anything to you?
>
>
>
> "PapaJohn (MVP)" wrote:
>
>> That's the key piece of info I wasn't sure of either... did the wmv file
>> I
>> made play at home?... as it didn't, the issue would be with the Windows
>> XP
>> setup, not with the codec needed to play the Motion JPEG file from the
>> camera.
>>
>> That gets you away from the issues of MM2 and the codec needed to play
>> the
>> Motion JPEG file, and into... are you running Windows XP SP2? If not,
>> then
>> upgrading to it might resolve the issues.
>> --
>> PapaJohn
>> Movie Maker 2 and Photo Story 3 website - www.papajohn.org
>>
>>
>> "walt" <walt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:08F2061D-69F0-4054-93F1-C437DE4E801C@microsoft.com...
>> > OK maybe I should start over. I have a A70 Canon digital camera. It
>> > will
>> > allow me to take short movie clips. They save as .avi files, they are
>> > rather
>> > large files. I can play them at home when they are .avi. I wanted to
>> > convert
>> > them to .mvw files to make them smaller in size. I used Movie Maker to
>> > do
>> > that. When I try to watch the converted file at home with Windows Media
>> > Player the clip is all mess up in color looks nothing like the .avi
>> > file.
>> > I
>> > can bring the converted file to work, play on Windows Media Player and
>> > it
>> > plays just fine? That is what I don't understand. What is my problem.
>> > Canon
>> > says I need to install QuickTime I have had other .wvm files that work?
>> > I
>> > don't know anything about codec's so don't know if that is the problem.
>> > The file that Papa John converted and sent to me works fine here at
>> > work,
>> > but at home it is the same problem. Do you understand what I am talking
>> > about
>> > now? I don't know if I have to reinstall something or reregister
>> > something
>> > or
>> > ?
>> >
>> > "John Inzer" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Hi Walt,
>> >>
>> >> This is beginning to get confusing.
>> >>
>> >> Which files are not playing? .avi or .wmv?
>> >>
>> >> Just wondering why you need the .wmv files?
>> >>
>> >> Did the .avi file PapaJohn converted to .wmv
>> >> for you play sucessfully?
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >>
>> >> John Inzer
>> >> MS Picture It! MVP
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> "walt" <walt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:8DF84943-5FE2-424C-854F-9375112AF11A@microsoft.com...
>> >> > Still didn't get it working correctly, but have a few more things
>> >> > I'm
>> >> > going
>> >> > to try. One suggestion from Canon is to install latest version of
>> >> > QuickTime.
>> >> > Also found a link to install some Microsoft codec's
>> >> > http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/format/codecdownload.aspx
>> >> > Papa John and another were helpful, I'll see what happens when I
>> >> > install
>> >> > the
>> >> > above.
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>>

walt
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
Got ya, I will do that first thing in the morning and try it out again after
I install WMP10.

"PapaJohn (MVP)" wrote:

> At work isn't the place you're having the problem... so yes, the GSpot info
> is similar to what I'm seeing... but my GSpot is version 2.5 something, and
> yours is 2.2 something... so I can't compare them exactly.
>
> GSpot will assess the file using the codecs on the system... so it would be
> more meaningful to see the GSpot info from your home system, where you are
> having the problem.
> --
> PapaJohn
> Movie Maker 2 and Photo Story 3 website - www.papajohn.org
>
>
> "walt" <walt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:56EA3341-AF03-46DD-84FB-332C7D2F3D62@microsoft.com...
> > Yes I am running XP Home SP2 with all the critical updates. I used gspost
> > here at work on these files the one that is .avi and the one that I
> > converted.
> > http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/walterfran/test3.jpg
> > http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/walterfran/test2.jpg
> > http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/walterfran/test1.jpg
> > Don't know if that means anything to you?
> >
> >
> >
> > "PapaJohn (MVP)" wrote:
> >
> >> That's the key piece of info I wasn't sure of either... did the wmv file
> >> I
> >> made play at home?... as it didn't, the issue would be with the Windows
> >> XP
> >> setup, not with the codec needed to play the Motion JPEG file from the
> >> camera.
> >>
> >> That gets you away from the issues of MM2 and the codec needed to play
> >> the
> >> Motion JPEG file, and into... are you running Windows XP SP2? If not,
> >> then
> >> upgrading to it might resolve the issues.
> >> --
> >> PapaJohn
> >> Movie Maker 2 and Photo Story 3 website - www.papajohn.org
> >>
> >>
> >> "walt" <walt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:08F2061D-69F0-4054-93F1-C437DE4E801C@microsoft.com...
> >> > OK maybe I should start over. I have a A70 Canon digital camera. It
> >> > will
> >> > allow me to take short movie clips. They save as .avi files, they are
> >> > rather
> >> > large files. I can play them at home when they are .avi. I wanted to
> >> > convert
> >> > them to .mvw files to make them smaller in size. I used Movie Maker to
> >> > do
> >> > that. When I try to watch the converted file at home with Windows Media
> >> > Player the clip is all mess up in color looks nothing like the .avi
> >> > file.
> >> > I
> >> > can bring the converted file to work, play on Windows Media Player and
> >> > it
> >> > plays just fine? That is what I don't understand. What is my problem.
> >> > Canon
> >> > says I need to install QuickTime I have had other .wvm files that work?
> >> > I
> >> > don't know anything about codec's so don't know if that is the problem.
> >> > The file that Papa John converted and sent to me works fine here at
> >> > work,
> >> > but at home it is the same problem. Do you understand what I am talking
> >> > about
> >> > now? I don't know if I have to reinstall something or reregister
> >> > something
> >> > or
> >> > ?
> >> >
> >> > "John Inzer" wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> Hi Walt,
> >> >>
> >> >> This is beginning to get confusing.
> >> >>
> >> >> Which files are not playing? .avi or .wmv?
> >> >>
> >> >> Just wondering why you need the .wmv files?
> >> >>
> >> >> Did the .avi file PapaJohn converted to .wmv
> >> >> for you play sucessfully?
> >> >>
> >> >> --
> >> >>
> >> >> John Inzer
> >> >> MS Picture It! MVP
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> "walt" <walt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> >> news:8DF84943-5FE2-424C-854F-9375112AF11A@microsoft.com...
> >> >> > Still didn't get it working correctly, but have a few more things
> >> >> > I'm
> >> >> > going
> >> >> > to try. One suggestion from Canon is to install latest version of
> >> >> > QuickTime.
> >> >> > Also found a link to install some Microsoft codec's
> >> >> > http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/format/codecdownload.aspx
> >> >> > Papa John and another were helpful, I'll see what happens when I
> >> >> > install
> >> >> > the
> >> >> > above.
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >>
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walt
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
Great News for ME. I installed WMP10 and it now works. Thanks to everyone for
all the help and patience with me.

"John Inzer" wrote:

> Hi Walt,
>
> This is beginning to get confusing.
>
> Which files are not playing? .avi or .wmv?
>
> Just wondering why you need the .wmv files?
>
> Did the .avi file PapaJohn converted to .wmv
> for you play sucessfully?
>
> --
>
> John Inzer
> MS Picture It! MVP
>
>
>
> "walt" <walt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:8DF84943-5FE2-424C-854F-9375112AF11A@microsoft.com...
> > Still didn't get it working correctly, but have a few more things I'm
> > going
> > to try. One suggestion from Canon is to install latest version of
> > QuickTime.
> > Also found a link to install some Microsoft codec's
> > http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/format/codecdownload.aspx
> > Papa John and another were helpful, I'll see what happens when I install
> > the
> > above.
>
>

John Inzer
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
"walt" wrote:
> Great News for ME. I installed WMP10
> and it now works. Thanks to everyone for
> all the help and patience with me.
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I'm glad you sorted it out.

It's always a good idea to keep your
system up to date and well maintained.

--

John Inzer
MS Picture It! MVP


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