WMM MPG WTF?
December 30, 2009 2:24 PM Subscribe
I need to get Windows Movie Maker on my new, super fast, machine to import the same files it did(and does) on my old (yet still working) machine. Codec problem?
posted by sandra_s to computers & internet (5 answers total)
I had been doing video editing on my laptop (Vista 32, 3GB RAM 2.0GHz) for a while and its worked fine. But since I moved to an HD video camera, the files got much bigger and the editing process got much slower.
So, I purchased a new desktop machine (Vista 64, 8GB Ram, Dual-core 2.6GHz, dedicated video card with 1GB).
I installed all the same players (including Media Player Classic, WMP of the same version)
I installed all the same editing suites (same version of WMM and Pinnacle Studio HD)
And all the same drivers that came with my camera.
The unedited raw videos play just fine on both machines, however no editing software on the new machine will recognize the unedited HD video files from the camera (MPGs). I can only edit them on he old machine. The WMM and Pinnacle on the new machine dont "recognize the format"
I think it sounds like a codec problem. If it is, how do i copy all of them from my old machine to the new one.
Related: Is there a way to look at a video file and tell which codec it needs? and just bring that one over?
This is also happening in Pinnacle Studio HD (works on old machine, not on new machine) So please refrain from the "abandon WMM" answers :-)
Thanks in advance!