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Tennis5tar's avatar

Why wont WMM save my project as a movie file?

Asked by Tennis5tar (1255points) December 2nd, 2007

I’m on my fifth try after re-starting the computer twice. It saves up to 37% then just changes the amount of time it is estimated to take. I’ve left it for around an hour now and it still wont go beyond that point.

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tekn0lust's avatar

This could be a lot of things.

What is your source material?
Have you tried exporting your movie using different settings or to a different destination drive?

Is there much editing and transitioning/effects? Or is it a pretty simple project?

Tennis5tar's avatar

Just WMV files. There’s a fair bit of editing and effects, more than usual. It’s just under 3 mins long. It now estimates 109 minutes, haven’t touched it since I asked the question here.

tekn0lust's avatar

I would try a few things…

Try a simpler edit using the same source material.
Try moving the source material to another folder on the hard disk and re-import into your collections.
Try exporting to another destination, like a flashdrive.

Tennis5tar's avatar

I’ve imported everything needed onto another computer. I was a read-only file but after an automatic save (due to a WMM crash) it’s a normal file and seems to be having the same problem.
I started another project hoping that would save easier but I’m encountering the same problems as I was with the first one. (Loss of sound after about 25s). I used different source materials.

Thank you so much for helping.

serr's avatar

Do you have a lot of photo (jpeg) files in the project? Are they very large file sizes? You might try optimizing your photos before inserting them in your project to keep the file size down.

Tennis5tar's avatar

No jpegs, only wmv and wma files.

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