Re: Windows Movie Maker won't save movie...
I'm having a similar issue with Movie Maker. Since the movie I want to make will be extremely complicated, I've split the overlaying song into small segments and will join all of the movie segments with the final song at the very end when I'm about to finish the movie. I have successfully completed and saved a credits section without incident (only about 7 seconds). When I try to save the first segment (which is eight .wmv video clips), I get the generic "Windows...cannot save the movie to the specified location." message. Yes, I have verified that all of my files have not been renamed or changed location. Yes, the saving location is still available. Space required: 1.03 MB; Space Available: 10.08 GB; yes, there is sufficient room on disk. PF Usage holding slightly under 400MB.
I have a really old IBM Thinkpad T-23 with a Pentium III processor running Windows XP with Movie Maker version 2.1.4028.0. I maxed out the RAM at 1GB. I regularly clean and defrag, so no junk should be getting in the way of me saving. Before upgrading the RAM, Movie Maker hardly functioned (so much better now).
Next on my list of things to try to resolve this problem: codices. I'm really confused about how to use ffdshow. Should I have the program opened for the codices to work...? How will this fix an issue in Windows Movie Maker? Am I even on the right track here? Thanks in advance for any further assistance you can provide.