No Sound in Movie Maker

Microsoft / Movie maker
July 7, 2010 at 05:15:07
Specs: Windows XP
I'm trying to convert old VHS in order to upload onto Youtube (not pirating, they're my musical performances). I'm able to capture from the VHS machine through an AV to USB devise and send it to VideoWave software and then convert the AVI file to MPEG with an AVS product. I've then tried to make the MPEG into a WMV with Windows Movie Maker in order to be Youtube friendly with the upload, but neither software is giving me sound. Does Movie Maker not provide sound monitoring from the MPEG? Do I have to make a wave file of the performance separately and sync it up by guess and by gosh??

This is day three and the damned computer is now crashing from boredom. It's like using 15 foot tweezers.


Terry Tufts

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July 7, 2010 at 14:26:51
That's two conversions you're going through. Even if the sound did come through, I would think the quality would be rather poor after two transcodings. Try a program called Super. It's a mulimedia encoder and you could probably go straight from AVI to MPG. It will aslo let you choose how much compression you want.

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July 7, 2010 at 14:42:32
Thanks so much for your help.

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July 7, 2010 at 15:48:00
You're welcome. Post back and let us know if it fixes your issue.

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July 9, 2010 at 18:14:48
Well it turns out the problem was I'm using a laptop and they are prone to overheating and saving their own bacon by shutting down. We live off grid in the bush and do phone and internet through a satellite dish. The laptop uses less power than a desktop with a tower.

The software is a good score though. It does conversion very efficiently.

Thanks again for turning me on to it.



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July 9, 2010 at 18:44:28
You're welcome again, glad it works for you. I feel the pain
you have with your laptop. I have also tried to to do video
editing with a laptop and most of them just aren't up to snuff
compaired to a desktop system. Happy encoding.

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