Does you Windows® Movie Maker keep crashing?
Are you having problems with Windows Movie Maker? Learn how to resolve them here
The Windows Movie Maker is a video editing software developed by Microsoft for its use with Windows OS system. You can easily create movies or any type of videos through it. Some of the features in it are effects, transitions, titles/credits, audio track, timeline narration, and Auto Movie. XML code is used to add new effects and you can edit the old one as per requirements. The editing for audio track is also there and the effects of fade in or fade out can be done. When the clip is loaded, it can be dragged or dropped to any location on the timeline. For the quick creation of movies it has AutoMovie which has basic video effects. The Windows Movie Maker crashes at some instants when using mainly visual effects. It can be solved easily by increasing system memory and keeping note of the correct video formats that Windows Movie Maker takes.
The following information gives details about Windows Movie Maker keeps crashing issue:
- Conflict with flv.dll
- Third party filter
- General Tips
Conflict with flv.dll
You may notice that Windows Movie Maker keeps crashing repeatedly when you import videos. You can try different format videos but Windows Movie Maker keeps crashing and you have to close it using Task Manager in some situations. This may be because of conflict of application files of Windows Movie Maker with flvff.dll of real player. The execution of dll files of real player may cause crashing. Uninstall the real player to fix the issue.
Third party filter
Windows Movie Maker works by the DirectShow filter which works by certain sets of filtering in your system registers. In some cases the DirectShow filter may land in trouble when a third-party registers with it and this may make Windows Movie Maker crash. This is solved by the new feature in Windows Movie Maker 2.1 which monitors all DirectShow filters that are loaded by keeping a list. Use the updated version to prevent crash.
A common freezing of Windows Movie Maker is when you make special effects or load files from other programs. This may be due to lack of memory and you may add more RAM to your system or shut down other programs to increase virtual memory. Another reason may be because the file format is not supported. Try to shut down the effects which may be less used to prevent crash down.
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