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Old 21st May 2008, 15:37   #1  |  Link
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[Windows Movie Maker] saving avi, not wmv, and without changing resolution?

I have a few .avi clips in 704 x 576 format, imported them in Windows MovieMaker v2.1 and created one big movie.

Now, I want to save the result. But somehow it always wants to save as wmv, in 720x480 resolution. I just want to save it as a normal avi (using ffdshow encoder) and I *certainly* don't want to randomly change the resolution! (because going from 704x576 to 720x480 will cut off content and/or stretch it out of proportion)

How do I do this?

When choosing File -> Save Movie File, My Computer, it seems to insist on saving a 720x480 wmv file, or do I miss something? When choosing DV camera (I've read something about DV-AVI), it says "your camera is not connected" - well I don't even have a camera whatsoever, I just want to save a .avi file to my harddisk.

I hope someone can help me, thanks a lot in advance!
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Save movie file...
My Computer
Name/location for saved file
If you only see (.) Best quality for playback on My Computer, click Show more choices...
(.) Other settings and choose DV-AVI (PAL)

I assume you want PAL based on your original video size. Make sure WMM is configured for PAL and not NTSC otherwise you won't see the option (goto Tools/Options/Advanced to change).

Note, DV AVI is the only AVI format WMM can save to.
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Old 23rd May 2008, 23:52   #3  |  Link
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Windows Movie Maker is horribly inflexible when it comes to output.

JohnnyMalaria's suggestion only applies if your source material is in fact DV. Otherwise, you're screwed

All I can say is that if you're editing anything other than DV, you should probably use a more competent editor. Ulead, Pinnacle, Adobe, and Sony are all places to look

These are all my personal statements, not those of my employer :)
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