how to open mswmm file

February 28, 2011 at 19:11:30
Specs: Windows Vista
I can't open an mswmm file in windows movie maker after previewing it in windows dvd maker. It says the file is invalid.

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#1
March 1, 2011 at 09:04:11
The mswmm is a project file, not a video. The project file contains data such as what video clips are used, edit points, transitions, what music clips were used, etc.

You will need to create the actuall video file.


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#2
March 1, 2011 at 10:04:21
I know what this file is. There is no video in this project. How then do I create a file that I can publish and burn if I cannot open the mswmm file to retrieve the project info?

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#3
March 1, 2011 at 11:45:50
Was it created with the same version of Movie Maker that now says it's invalid?
Is it still playable in DVD maker?

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#4
March 1, 2011 at 12:02:36
It was created with the same version of movie maker. When I try to open it in dvd maker it says it cannot be opened.

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#5
March 1, 2011 at 12:56:00
In your first post you said you couldn't open it in movie maker after you viewed it in DVD maker. Now you say you cant open it in DVD maker.

You can't make a DVD from a project file. You need to go back into movie maker and create the video. Then you can make a DVD from that video file.


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#6
March 1, 2011 at 13:53:58
That's right, the file won't open in either program now. When you say I have to "create the video" do you mean I have to start from scratch? That's what I'm trying to avoid. I think there's a corrupt part of this file that needs to be fixed and I was wondering if I could open the file in DOS mode and compare it to a project file that will open in movie maker. There may be a code or something that is keeping the invalid file from opening up. One thing I did last night was take the invalid file and change the file extension to xml. I took a previous project that had an "msdvd" file extension and gave it an xml extension. Both files opened in windows explorer. They both had info about the menus I chose for each, the background music, the scene button choice, etc., but I cannot find the project file on my computer with an msdvd extension for the invalid project I want to burn. There is only a version with an mswmm extension. In other words, the project file that is invalid "appears" to be an msdvd file, but it does not have an msdvd extension. I've tried changing the extension to msdvd, but it doesn't work. Just for kicks I took another file with an mswmm file extension from a project that will open in movie maker and gave it an xml extension. It would not open in windows explorer with the xml extension .

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#7
March 1, 2011 at 15:56:01
It sounds like your project file has become corrupted. You may have to start from scratch. I don't know what else to tell you if it won't open up in movie maker. Maybe someone else can chime in with a suggestion.

When I said you have to create the video you normally would create your project, then save that file (as you did). Then you would create the actual video file such as a wmv or mpg filevand use that for burning a DVD.


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