Moving my MM Project to Another Computer

Posted: 11-14-2005, 06:17 PM
I need to move my MM project to another computer.

Can someone explain the best way to save (which format - AVI or
WMV)? so I can import on a different computer to continue my project.
I need to be able to continue editing such as changing transitions, music,
etc.
I have saved the file as a AVI and WMV when importing I cannot make changes
to the music or transitions.
thank you


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nhj

Moving my MM Project to Another Computer


Responses to "Moving my MM Project to Another Computer"

John Inzer
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Re: Moving my MM Project to Another Computer
Posted: 11-14-2005, 06:49 PM
nhj wrote:
> I need to move my MM project to another computer.
>
> Can someone explain the best way to save (which format -
> AVI or
> WMV)? so I can import on a different computer to continue
> my project.
> I need to be able to continue editing such as changing
> transitions, music, etc.
> I have saved the file as a AVI and WMV when importing I
> cannot make changes to the music or transitions.
> thank you
===================================
You need the project file...this is created
by going to...file / save project as...the file
will have the .MSWMM extension.

Also you will have to transfer your original
videos / images / etc. to the new computer.

If your files show up in MM with a big Red X...
right click / browse...to find the file.

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John Inzer
MS Picture It! MVP
How to ask a newsgroup question:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375



nhj
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Re: Moving my MM Project to Another Computer
Posted: 11-14-2005, 07:09 PM
I rec'd the following error message:

\My Videos\BIRTHDAY.MSWMM is not a supported file type, and it cannot be
imported into Windows Movie Maker.

I have already moved all my files that are related to this project but I
rec'd this
message when trying to import.

What should I do now?


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nhj


"John Inzer" wrote:
> nhj wrote:
> > I need to move my MM project to another computer.
> >
> > Can someone explain the best way to save (which format -
> > AVI or
> > WMV)? so I can import on a different computer to continue
> > my project.
> > I need to be able to continue editing such as changing
> > transitions, music, etc.
> > I have saved the file as a AVI and WMV when importing I
> > cannot make changes to the music or transitions.
> > thank you
> ===================================
> You need the project file...this is created
> by going to...file / save project as...the file
> will have the .MSWMM extension.
>
> Also you will have to transfer your original
> videos / images / etc. to the new computer.
>
> If your files show up in MM with a big Red X...
> right click / browse...to find the file.
>
> --
>
> John Inzer
> MS Picture It! MVP
> How to ask a newsgroup question:
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
>
>
>
>
John Inzer
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Re: Moving my MM Project to Another Computer
Posted: 11-14-2005, 07:15 PM
nhj wrote:
> I rec'd the following error message:
>
> \My Videos\BIRTHDAY.MSWMM is not a supported file type,
> and it cannot be imported into Windows Movie Maker.
>
> I have already moved all my files that are related to
> this project but I rec'd this
> message when trying to import.
>
> What should I do now?
====================================
File / Open Project.

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John Inzer
MS Picture It! MVP
How to ask a newsgroup question:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375



nhj
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Re: Moving my MM Project to Another Computer
Posted: 11-14-2005, 07:32 PM
Sorry, I forgot to explain that I first did "file/Open Project"

The error message I rec'd was: MyVideos/Birthday.mswmm is not a valid Windows
Movie Maker Project file. To import a picture, audio, or video file to use
in your
project, on the File Menu, Select Import into Collections.

So I tried to import! This is the next error message: \My
Videos\BIRTHDAY.MSWMM is not a supported file type,
> > and it cannot be imported into Windows Movie Maker.
If I do file import - AVI or WMV imports the project but it doesn't allow me
to make changes to the music or transitions.

It sounds like I am going to have to rebuild my movie from your previous
instructions.


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nhj


"John Inzer" wrote:
> nhj wrote:
> > I rec'd the following error message:
> >
> > \My Videos\BIRTHDAY.MSWMM is not a supported file type,
> > and it cannot be imported into Windows Movie Maker.
> >
> > I have already moved all my files that are related to
> > this project but I rec'd this
> > message when trying to import.
> >
> > What should I do now?
> ====================================
> File / Open Project.
>
> --
>
> John Inzer
> MS Picture It! MVP
> How to ask a newsgroup question:
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
>
>
>
>
Wojo
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Re: Moving my MM Project to Another Computer
Posted: 11-14-2005, 08:18 PM
Try simply double clicking on the .MSWMM from Windows Explorer and see if it
opens WMM that way.
-Wojo

"nhj" <nhj@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:E33A72E3-7B71-4368-A6FA-5DD7B3418FE7@microsoft.com...
> Sorry, I forgot to explain that I first did "file/Open Project"
>
> The error message I rec'd was: MyVideos/Birthday.mswmm is not a valid
> Windows
> Movie Maker Project file. To import a picture, audio, or video file to
> use
> in your
> project, on the File Menu, Select Import into Collections.
>
> So I tried to import! This is the next error message: \My
> Videos\BIRTHDAY.MSWMM is not a supported file type,
>> > and it cannot be imported into Windows Movie Maker.
>
> If I do file import - AVI or WMV imports the project but it doesn't allow
> me
> to make changes to the music or transitions.
>
> It sounds like I am going to have to rebuild my movie from your previous
> instructions.
>
>
> --
> nhj
>
>
> "John Inzer" wrote:
>
>> nhj wrote:
>> > I rec'd the following error message:
>> >
>> > \My Videos\BIRTHDAY.MSWMM is not a supported file type,
>> > and it cannot be imported into Windows Movie Maker.
>> >
>> > I have already moved all my files that are related to
>> > this project but I rec'd this
>> > message when trying to import.
>> >
>> > What should I do now?
>> ====================================
>> File / Open Project.
>>
>> --
>>
>> John Inzer
>> MS Picture It! MVP
>> How to ask a newsgroup question:
>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
>>
>>
>>
>>

John Inzer
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Re: Moving my MM Project to Another Computer
Posted: 11-14-2005, 11:58 PM
nhj wrote:
> Sorry, I forgot to explain that I first did "file/Open
> Project"
>
> The error message I rec'd was: MyVideos/Birthday.mswmm
> is not a valid Windows Movie Maker Project file. To
> import a picture, audio, or video file to use in your
> project, on the File Menu, Select Import into Collections.
=====================================
Maybe something went wrong when you saved the
project file. Can you open it successfully on the
original computer?
=====================================
> So I tried to import! This is the next error message: \My
> Videos\BIRTHDAY.MSWMM is not a supported file type,
>>> and it cannot be imported into Windows Movie Maker.
=====================================
This definitely won't work.
=====================================
> If I do file import - AVI or WMV imports the project but
> it doesn't allow me to make changes to the music or
> transitions.
=====================================
Yes, you cannot edit the components of a finished
movie file.
=====================================
> It sounds like I am going to have to rebuild my movie
> from your previous instructions.
=====================================
Starting over may be your quickest solution. And
be aware that I'm no expert and maybe you'll get
some support from other users.
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John Inzer
MS Picture It! MVP
How to ask a newsgroup question:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375



Graham Hughes
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Re: Moving my MM Project to Another Computer
Posted: 11-16-2005, 12:37 PM
I think you were right originally John, the OP seems to be trying to import
the file rather than open it.
Have you tried Wojo's suggestion, doubleclicking the mswmm file?

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Graham Hughes
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"John Inzer" <oobie@doobie.xyz> wrote in message
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> nhj wrote:
>> Sorry, I forgot to explain that I first did "file/Open
>> Project" The error message I rec'd was: MyVideos/Birthday.mswmm
>> is not a valid Windows Movie Maker Project file. To
>> import a picture, audio, or video file to use in your
>> project, on the File Menu, Select Import into Collections.
> =====================================
> Maybe something went wrong when you saved the project file. Can you open
> it successfully on the
> original computer?
> =====================================
>> So I tried to import! This is the next error message: \My
>> Videos\BIRTHDAY.MSWMM is not a supported file type,
>>>> and it cannot be imported into Windows Movie Maker.
> =====================================
> This definitely won't work.
> =====================================
>> If I do file import - AVI or WMV imports the project but
>> it doesn't allow me to make changes to the music or
>> transitions.
> =====================================
> Yes, you cannot edit the components of a finished movie file.
> =====================================
>> It sounds like I am going to have to rebuild my movie
>> from your previous instructions.
> =====================================
> Starting over may be your quickest solution. And
> be aware that I'm no expert and maybe you'll get some support from other
> users.
> --
>
> John Inzer
> MS Picture It! MVP
> How to ask a newsgroup question:
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
>
>
>

 
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