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Not enough storage for Windows Movie Maker??

by CStudios / June 29, 2008 3:07 PM PDT

I'm not sure whether Movie Maker uses it's own special hidden memory space, or is just plain oblivious to the 320 GB hard drive that's attached to the computer it runs on.

I'm using Windows Movie Maker (version "6") on a Windows Vista Home Premium machine and trying to do some trimming on a video I've recorded, yet when I try to import the video, it gives me the following message:

"'C:\Users\<user>\Videos\Importing CDs.avi' could not be imported. Not enough storage is available to complete this operation."

I've recorded a video approximately 8 minutes in length using CamStudio 2.0 and the Microsoft AVI Video 1 codec set to full quality. The end result of the video came to be an astounding 2.03 GB, however, since I had more than enough hard drive space, I imagined that Windows Movie Maker would be able to take it in -- it would just take quite a while.

I'm not sure why WMM says that it doesn't have enough storage capacity to import the video. Is there a different storage method it uses instead of taking the video directly from the hard drive (like setting it aside in temporary memory)?

I appreciate anything that can shed some light on this.

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The Microsoft AVI Video 1 codec is buggy.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 2, 2008 2:32 AM PDT

I've run into this and will not write again what the issue is as it never results in a fix. Move forward and learn about VIRTUAL DUB and transcode it to something that WMM likes. Be sure to search out the fine WMM discussion forums.

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convert it to a different file
by Microsoftiallychallenged / February 11, 2012 4:42 AM PST

Use an online converter. Don't bother downloading because a lot of sites will convert it for you, free, no login or anything. I had this problem with all of my MP3 files, then i tried a WMA and it worked. I tried converting some of the MMP3s i wanted, magic. Just convert it to WMA and you're off.

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by KenHusveg / February 11, 2012 5:19 AM PST

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