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AVIs in Windows Movie Maker have audio, but black video.

pigletiger
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When AVis are inserted into Windows Movie Maker on XP, the audio works fine, but the video is completely black (see attached screenshot).
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Iain MacMillanIT Regional Manager - UK

Commented:
do the AVI's playback ok through Media Player??  Do you have WMP 11.0 or DivX 7 installed?

does Movie Maker allow you to add WMV's instead, AVI's are large and uncompressed - you can convert them wth this nice program, just remember to choose the right settings to match your AVI, keep the resolution as close to the original as possible, by default the application sometimes has a lower/smaller setting.

http://www.filehippo.com/download_any_video_converter/

Filehippo is a great site for free apps and drivers/plug-ins.  Update agent is handy too.

Commented:
Sounds like a codec issue to me - if you do a google search for a codec pack, download the k-like codec pack, updated last week and see if installing that gets round the problem.

Zef.
Iain MacMillanIT Regional Manager - UK

Commented:
That's why i am asking if he can play back the files normally in Media Player -- it would help isolate a possible codec issue, but AVI's rarely fail to play due to the in-built codec already in WMP, just depends on the app used to make the AVI.

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http://www.codecguide.com/download_kl.htm
Download the klite codec pack from here that will solve the issue and will let you watch them in media player also.
The other way to sort it is to use some conversion software and convert your avi to wmv file first, this will work then but a pain as you will have to convert the file irst before you edit the movie.

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I think you're right about the codecs. I don't have permissions to change them though. AVIs play fine in Media Player.
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Converting the .AVIs worked.
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