I am having constant problems with Windows Movie Maker now. I rarely have had problems, but now I am.
When I recorded a 2 minute video and put it onto DVD, there were no problems at all. It played the scene well.
BUT when I saved it last night with an additional 6 minutes worth of edited video clips, I got this message:
Here is what the MM error message says:
"Windows Movie Maker cannot save the movie to the specified location. Verify that the original source files used in your movie are still available, that the saving location is still available, and that there is enough free disc space still available and then try again."
-Original source files are still available
-Saving location is still avaialble
-Free disc space may be the reason now that a fellow MCer mentioned it to me, but I do have almost 700MB of RAM though.
I did have MM on almost all day yesterday. I mean, not all day, I turned it off and on, but I had my computer on all day and just turned off the screen when I was not using it.
Here's another strange thing. I had the same issue with another previous video I made on MM. The video file would play great on the Computer and then when I burned it onto an appropriate DVD, the video kept skipping.
So then I opened up the video's MM file, cut portions off of the file and save them to another MM file individually.
I then burned those individual files onto a DVD and they all played perfectly fine! It's just that when the clips are all merged together, they get all glitchy.
Another thing with this video in question. When it did not give me the error message, and if it did start to count down the remaining time, it would never count down the minutes remaining, but would count them up! I mean, for a 6 minute video, it kept counting up past 1500 minutes!
Then when I did get a file saved of the video, only the first and last 35 seconds played and everything else was a black screen.
I did not move any of the files since I imported them into MM, none of them are corrupted, etc. I just can't figure out this problem. Another MCer told me to save the MM file, turn the computer off for a bit, then turn MM back on and save the file as a video.
I use to be able to make 50 minute long video's for Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 on MM with no problems. Now it's making it hard for me to save a six minute long video right after I get done fooling around with it!
Usually I can just make adjustments to the video and save it to the computer and have it play on DVD's fine.
But now that I am doing a project I am very passionate about, that's when it want to give me problems!!
Any other suggestions as to what may be causing this?