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player2
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 12:34 am    Post subject: Movie Maker's Timeline won't play.
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When I add more than five short movie clips, save and quit, then reload it, I
can't play the timeline or export the movie. I can edit and everything else
just fine, I just can't play it back. Does anyone know what's wrong?
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sTeFaN
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:06 am    Post subject: RE: Movie Maker's Timeline won't play. [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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I have this same problem. It's like once I edit it past a certain point it
won't let me play it back.

"player2" wrote:

> When I add more than five short movie clips, save and quit, then reload it, I
> can't play the timeline or export the movie. I can edit and everything else
> just fine, I just can't play it back. Does anyone know what's wrong?
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Ma Giati
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:34 pm    Post subject: RE: Movie Maker's Timeline won't play. [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Me too, same exact issue. Have either of you figured out how to deal with
this?! Anyone else? Many thanks!

"sTeFaN" wrote:

> I have this same problem. It's like once I edit it past a certain point it
> won't let me play it back.
>
> "player2" wrote:
>
> > When I add more than five short movie clips, save and quit, then reload it, I
> > can't play the timeline or export the movie. I can edit and everything else
> > just fine, I just can't play it back. Does anyone know what's wrong?
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Graham Hughes
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 4:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Movie Maker's Timeline won't play. [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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What file types are you using?

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"Ma Giati" wrote in message

> Me too, same exact issue. Have either of you figured out how to deal with
> this?! Anyone else? Many thanks!
>
> "sTeFaN" wrote:
>
>> I have this same problem. It's like once I edit it past a certain point
>> it
>> won't let me play it back.
>>
>> "player2" wrote:
>>
>> > When I add more than five short movie clips, save and quit, then reload
>> > it, I
>> > can't play the timeline or export the movie. I can edit and everything
>> > else
>> > just fine, I just can't play it back. Does anyone know what's wrong?
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Ma Giati
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 4:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Movie Maker's Timeline won't play. [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Thanks for your help. The short movies from my camera are saved as avi files
and the pictures as jpeg files. It is a new computer with windows vista and
I have only installed Canon Zoombrowser for my digital camera and logitech
for a webcam as well as skype. The computer came with a short term Corel
Snapfire trial
subscription which is the default picture application.
Is that helpful, do you need any further info? Is there further info I
could give you on files?
I have also disabled all the video filters.
Do I have too many picture applications, should I uninstall zoombrowser?
Many many thanks!


"Graham Hughes" wrote:

> What file types are you using?
>
> --
>
> Graham Hughes
> MVP Digital Media
> www.myvideoproblems.com
>
>
> "Ma Giati" wrote in message
>
> > Me too, same exact issue. Have either of you figured out how to deal with
> > this?! Anyone else? Many thanks!
> >
> > "sTeFaN" wrote:
> >
> >> I have this same problem. It's like once I edit it past a certain point
> >> it
> >> won't let me play it back.
> >>
> >> "player2" wrote:
> >>
> >> > When I add more than five short movie clips, save and quit, then reload
> >> > it, I
> >> > can't play the timeline or export the movie. I can edit and everything
> >> > else
> >> > just fine, I just can't play it back. Does anyone know what's wrong?
>
>
>
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Jet
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 7:04 pm    Post subject: RE: Movie Maker's Timeline won't play. [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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I just spent over an hour on the phone with Microsoft. After I walked the
tech guy(s) through the issue (will not play timeline) they concluded that
there is a limit on the amount of video you can add. Keep your movies short
and then add each one to DVD maker is your best bet, I guess. Or, invest in
some good video editing software!

"player2" wrote:

> When I add more than five short movie clips, save and quit, then reload it, I
> can't play the timeline or export the movie. I can edit and everything else
> just fine, I just can't play it back. Does anyone know what's wrong?
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zachd [MSFT]
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:44 am    Post subject: Re: Movie Maker's Timeline won't play. [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Who specifically did you talk to? Or what was your support incident number?

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"Jet" wrote in message

>I just spent over an hour on the phone with Microsoft. After I walked the
> tech guy(s) through the issue (will not play timeline) they concluded that
> there is a limit on the amount of video you can add. Keep your movies
> short
> and then add each one to DVD maker is your best bet, I guess. Or, invest
> in
> some good video editing software!
>
> "player2" wrote:
>
>> When I add more than five short movie clips, save and quit, then reload
>> it, I
>> can't play the timeline or export the movie. I can edit and everything
>> else
>> just fine, I just can't play it back. Does anyone know what's wrong?
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Lao Er
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Since: Aug 06, 2007
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 1:50 pm    Post subject: RE: Movie Maker's Timeline won't play. [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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I think I'm having the same problem, but the reply you got from support seems
odd, as this problem only occurs after I exited WMM and started it another
day. So in my original session, I was able to play the timeline/storyboard.
And, although I couldn't preview it, I could publish it.

Lastly, I don't think my clip is very long - it publishes as a 10MB 70
second clip. Is this similar behaviour you are experiencing and video size
you are using?

"Jet" wrote:

> I just spent over an hour on the phone with Microsoft. After I walked the
> tech guy(s) through the issue (will not play timeline) they concluded that
> there is a limit on the amount of video you can add. Keep your movies short
> and then add each one to DVD maker is your best bet, I guess. Or, invest in
> some good video editing software!
>
> "player2" wrote:
>
> > When I add more than five short movie clips, save and quit, then reload it, I
> > can't play the timeline or export the movie. I can edit and everything else
> > just fine, I just can't play it back. Does anyone know what's wrong?
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Jet
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 2:08 pm    Post subject: RE: Movie Maker's Timeline won't play. [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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I was able to simulate it with the Microsoft guy on the phone and it happened
after I added several transitions as well - even with a couple short clips.
He was a Vista guy who was getting support in the background from someone and
no one could come up with a solution or a cause. He only said that the
program appeared to be limited- by not only video length, but transitions and
effects. It is different every time I use it, but sometimes I can edit a lot
of video with no problems and other times it stops playing after only a
couple clips and transitions. I have started doing short projects and then
saving them and adding them to DVD Maker so that I don't have to worry about
it. The bottom line is that it is easy to use but quite limited and
Microsoft wasn't aware of it when I called. Perhaps they may address it in
the future- but for now I am looking in to better (and more expensive)
software as I use a lot of video at work. WMM should be fine for just
recreational projects.... It does publish- the problem seems to be "limited"
to playing back the timeline. When that has happened during my projects I
have hit the "undo" button until the timeline popped back up, saved it and
started a new one- merging the two projects into DVD Maker. Let me know
what you think!

"Lao Er" wrote:

> I think I'm having the same problem, but the reply you got from support seems
> odd, as this problem only occurs after I exited WMM and started it another
> day. So in my original session, I was able to play the timeline/storyboard.
> And, although I couldn't preview it, I could publish it.
>
> Lastly, I don't think my clip is very long - it publishes as a 10MB 70
> second clip. Is this similar behaviour you are experiencing and video size
> you are using?
>
> "Jet" wrote:
>
> > I just spent over an hour on the phone with Microsoft. After I walked the
> > tech guy(s) through the issue (will not play timeline) they concluded that
> > there is a limit on the amount of video you can add. Keep your movies short
> > and then add each one to DVD maker is your best bet, I guess. Or, invest in
> > some good video editing software!
> >
> > "player2" wrote:
> >
> > > When I add more than five short movie clips, save and quit, then reload it, I
> > > can't play the timeline or export the movie. I can edit and everything else
> > > just fine, I just can't play it back. Does anyone know what's wrong?
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PapaJohn
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 5:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Movie Maker's Timeline won't play. [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Very interesting... I'd be curious to see a copy of the project file, and
know about the kinds of source files being used....

The limitations in Vista are similar to those of XP's Movie Maker 2.1....
but Vista is better.
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"Jet" wrote in message

>I was able to simulate it with the Microsoft guy on the phone and it
>happened
> after I added several transitions as well - even with a couple short
> clips.
> He was a Vista guy who was getting support in the background from someone
> and
> no one could come up with a solution or a cause. He only said that the
> program appeared to be limited- by not only video length, but transitions
> and
> effects. It is different every time I use it, but sometimes I can edit a
> lot
> of video with no problems and other times it stops playing after only a
> couple clips and transitions. I have started doing short projects and
> then
> saving them and adding them to DVD Maker so that I don't have to worry
> about
> it. The bottom line is that it is easy to use but quite limited and
> Microsoft wasn't aware of it when I called. Perhaps they may address it
> in
> the future- but for now I am looking in to better (and more expensive)
> software as I use a lot of video at work. WMM should be fine for just
> recreational projects.... It does publish- the problem seems to be
> "limited"
> to playing back the timeline. When that has happened during my projects I
> have hit the "undo" button until the timeline popped back up, saved it and
> started a new one- merging the two projects into DVD Maker. Let me know
> what you think!
>
> "Lao Er" wrote:
>
>> I think I'm having the same problem, but the reply you got from support
>> seems
>> odd, as this problem only occurs after I exited WMM and started it
>> another
>> day. So in my original session, I was able to play the
>> timeline/storyboard.
>> And, although I couldn't preview it, I could publish it.
>>
>> Lastly, I don't think my clip is very long - it publishes as a 10MB 70
>> second clip. Is this similar behaviour you are experiencing and video
>> size
>> you are using?
>>
>> "Jet" wrote:
>>
>> > I just spent over an hour on the phone with Microsoft. After I walked
>> > the
>> > tech guy(s) through the issue (will not play timeline) they concluded
>> > that
>> > there is a limit on the amount of video you can add. Keep your movies
>> > short
>> > and then add each one to DVD maker is your best bet, I guess. Or,
>> > invest in
>> > some good video editing software!
>> >
>> > "player2" wrote:
>> >
>> > > When I add more than five short movie clips, save and quit, then
>> > > reload it, I
>> > > can't play the timeline or export the movie. I can edit and
>> > > everything else
>> > > just fine, I just can't play it back. Does anyone know what's wrong?
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John Hanley
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Since: Jun 05, 2007
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 5:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Movie Maker's Timeline won't play. [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Just FYI, I have a current WMM project which has nearly 50 separate clips
(from splitting and deleting), with maybe 10-15 transitions and it has
played fine on multiple project sessions. The original imported source
material consisted of only four .wmv files, however. The original playing
length for the four files combined was just under one hour; I have edited
that down to about half of that for my final publication. Hope this info
helps.

"Jet" wrote in message

>I was able to simulate it with the Microsoft guy on the phone and it
>happened
> after I added several transitions as well - even with a couple short
> clips.
> He was a Vista guy who was getting support in the background from someone
> and
> no one could come up with a solution or a cause. He only said that the
> program appeared to be limited- by not only video length, but transitions
> and
> effects. It is different every time I use it, but sometimes I can edit a
> lot
> of video with no problems and other times it stops playing after only a
> couple clips and transitions. I have started doing short projects and
> then
> saving them and adding them to DVD Maker so that I don't have to worry
> about
> it. The bottom line is that it is easy to use but quite limited and
> Microsoft wasn't aware of it when I called. Perhaps they may address it
> in
> the future- but for now I am looking in to better (and more expensive)
> software as I use a lot of video at work. WMM should be fine for just
> recreational projects.... It does publish- the problem seems to be
> "limited"
> to playing back the timeline. When that has happened during my projects I
> have hit the "undo" button until the timeline popped back up, saved it and
> started a new one- merging the two projects into DVD Maker. Let me know
> what you think!
>
> "Lao Er" wrote:
>
>> I think I'm having the same problem, but the reply you got from support
>> seems
>> odd, as this problem only occurs after I exited WMM and started it
>> another
>> day. So in my original session, I was able to play the
>> timeline/storyboard.
>> And, although I couldn't preview it, I could publish it.
>>
>> Lastly, I don't think my clip is very long - it publishes as a 10MB 70
>> second clip. Is this similar behaviour you are experiencing and video
>> size
>> you are using?
>>
>> "Jet" wrote:
>>
>> > I just spent over an hour on the phone with Microsoft. After I walked
>> > the
>> > tech guy(s) through the issue (will not play timeline) they concluded
>> > that
>> > there is a limit on the amount of video you can add. Keep your movies
>> > short
>> > and then add each one to DVD maker is your best bet, I guess. Or,
>> > invest in
>> > some good video editing software!
>> >
>> > "player2" wrote:
>> >
>> > > When I add more than five short movie clips, save and quit, then
>> > > reload it, I
>> > > can't play the timeline or export the movie. I can edit and
>> > > everything else
>> > > just fine, I just can't play it back. Does anyone know what's wrong?
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Mako



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 1:12 am    Post subject: Same trouble here [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Won't play my project.

Under XP it struggled to play this project also. It undertook a lot of hard disk writing and memory but it did actually play if you were patient.

Under Vista it won't play at all, when I thought Vista would solve the problem I was having under XP. Alas, its just worse.

Shortly Im going to have to uninstall Vista and go back to XP.
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visionrocket



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:46 pm    Post subject: Fixed: Movie Maker Timeline Won't Play or Publish [Login to view extended thread Info.]

I'm on vista, i cut and split up a movie, closed the project, tried to publish it later but it wouldn't publish or play the timeline.

I resolved the issue by adding the original file to the front of my timeline and hit the play button. I then dragged the timeline bar to my edited video and it continued to play. So I cut out the original unedited video and was then able to play the previously unplayable video and publish it also.
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cole18



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:29 am    Post subject: Drag a new clip onto the timeline, then remove [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Drag any clip from the imported media libaray onto start of the timeline. It should play again. Remove the clip and it should continue to play.
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