MSWMM Files

Rose February 2, 2009 at 14:52:14
Specs: Windows XP
OK before you all have a go at me, I have read a lot of postings on here about the same problem as me but I have not been able to find a solution. I have found out that the 'thing' is not a video file. What I have done is used a sony handycam and got a film of my grandson which I would love to copy to watch on the dvd player and also make copies for the family, but because it is this file I cannot do that.PLEASE HELP ME

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#1
February 2, 2009 at 15:30:25
You will need a DVD encoder program. It will convert the video from whatever format it is to the DVD format and burn it to the disc.

Do a Google search for 'DVD encoders'. Look for one that accepts the format that you have.

Note that DVD encoders take a LOOONG time to encode and write the disc.

FWIW to XP users: When you click on the 'Command Prompt' you are just causing the 'Command prompt' to be displayed. This prompt gives you access to NTVDM.EXE, the 'NT Virtual DOS Manager'.


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#2
February 2, 2009 at 16:21:12
Actually, your first step will be to open the file in Windows Movie Maker, and export an .AVI (or .WMV) file. Windows Movie Maker is the only program that can use your file.

Please let us know if you found someone's advice to be helpful.


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#3
February 3, 2009 at 07:49:53
Thanks for the replies. Ihave actually copied it to desktop and then used a AVS programme to encode and dowlnoad (Hopefully), but as you say it has been going 5 hours and is not finished encoding it yet, hope it works after all this.

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#4
February 3, 2009 at 14:05:49
well the AVS program has been running 11hrs 18 mins and it looks like it will never stop, whoever told me it would take a long time could you tell me if this is natural for this long....
Thanks

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#5
February 4, 2009 at 11:49:45
The AVS program will not convert MSWMM files.

As I stated above, you'll need to open it with Windows Movie Maker, export (render) a video file (.AVI, .WMV, etc), then use a converter to produce an appropriate file format.

Please let us know if you found someone's advice to be helpful.


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#6
February 5, 2009 at 04:12:56
Hello especially to SCi-Guy, With your help I have successfully run a handycam film onto my compuer using the 'Windows Movie Maker' then I sent it to another file, and then I recorded it on to a dvd - rw. I have started a new project now and am hoping for the same results. Will obvously let you know how I got on.
Thanks a lot

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#7
February 5, 2009 at 18:36:30
Glad you got it sorted.

It's a common misconception, to think of the Movie Maker project file (MSWMM file) as being the rendered video file. I often come across forum threads, asking which program will play MSWMM files. It's a fair assumption to make (i.e., put video in, save video out), although an erroneous one.

If you need any assistance with future video projects, don't hesitate to ask for help. I check these forums most days, and would be only too glad to help, as I'm sure, would many of the other members here.

Please let us know if you found someone's advice to be helpful.


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