Saving a movie using Windows Movie Maker



07-09-2005, 09:59 PM
Hello

I've just purchased a computer with Windows XP home SP2. I have been
playing with the windows movie maker and have not been pleased with the
outcome.

I have been using mpgs with a bitrate of 384 kbps and a frame rate of 29.
fps.

When I go to save it its settings are listed as WMV, 38 kbps bitrate, 15
frames/second, 216x 120 pixels etc.

Why this degradation in quality? IS there a way I can changes these
factors?

The help files say I can but I can't find out how to.

Please help as this is very annoying.

J

Rehan
07-09-2005, 09:59 PM
mynye@nbnet.nb.ca wrote:
> Hello
>
> I've just purchased a computer with Windows XP home SP2. I have been
> playing with the windows movie maker and have not been pleased with the
> outcome.
>
> I have been using mpgs with a bitrate of 384 kbps and a frame rate of 29.
> fps.
>
> When I go to save it its settings are listed as WMV, 38 kbps bitrate, 15
> frames/second, 216x 120 pixels etc.
>
> Why this degradation in quality? IS there a way I can changes these
> factors?
>
> The help files say I can but I can't find out how to.
>
> Please help as this is very annoying.
>
> J
>
>


To save as movie, use menu File -> "Save MOVIE As"
or press key Ctrl-P
or use the "Save to my computer" under "Finish Movie" step on the left
hand task bar.

In the Save Movie wizard, first screen allows you to select a name for
the saved movie and the next screen is "Movie Settings". Click on "Show
more options..." and you will have all the different options to select.
Select DV AVI from the drop down box.

Note working with MPGs in Movie Maker will land you in trouble sooner or
later. Its best if you convert them to (uncompressed) AVIs using
VirtualDubMod.

--
Rehan
MS MVP (Digital Media)
www.rehanfx.org -- get effects & transitions for MM2


Saving a movie using Windows Movie Maker