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What to do about a defective Moviemaker

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by graviton, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. graviton

    graviton Flightless Bird

    I recently tried, for the first time, to use the Moviemaker program that came
    with my computer but it proved to be defective--it repeatedly crashed as I
    attempted to do the most basic acts. My problem is this: Ordinarily I would
    uninstall it and download a new one, but from my brief exploration it appears
    that Moviemaker has an unusual status and is not available for separate
    download. Am I mistaken in this surmise? But if correct, what do I do?
     
  2. Paul

    Paul Flightless Bird

    graviton wrote:
    > I recently tried, for the first time, to use the Moviemaker program that came
    > with my computer but it proved to be defective--it repeatedly crashed as I
    > attempted to do the most basic acts. My problem is this: Ordinarily I would
    > uninstall it and download a new one, but from my brief exploration it appears
    > that Moviemaker has an unusual status and is not available for separate
    > download. Am I mistaken in this surmise? But if correct, what do I do?


    This is as close as I could get to a helpful page.

    http://www.papajohn.org/MM2-Setup-Software-2_1.html

    I see the necessary files in the SP3 exe file, by using
    7ZIP to look at the Service Pack. I can also see the files,
    when I look in the 5000 files in the i386 folder of my
    WinXP SP3 installer CD.

    If you start with "moviemk.inf" (on the CD, the compressed
    version of that is moviemk.in_), you can see a list of the
    files needed. Papa John has listed the files, and you can verify the
    list, by looking in the INF file. For example, these are selected
    lines from the INF file in question.

    moviemk.exe,,,32
    WMM2AE.dll,,,32
    WMM2EXT.dll,,,32
    WMM2FILT.dll,,,32
    WMM2FXA.dll,,,32
    WMM2FXB.dll,,,32

    WMM2RES.dll,,,32
    WMM2ERES.dll,,,32
    WMM2RES2.dll,,,32

    Empty.txt,,,32
    Filters.xml,,,32
    news.png,,,32
    paint.png,,,32
    Sample1.jpg,,,32
    Sample2.jpg,,,32

    Blank.txt,,,32

    moviemk.chm,,,32

    The compressed files you might find on a CD, have similar names
    to the above, except the last character is changed to an underscore.
    You need to uncompress ("expand") them, to get the original file
    name for each file.

    The rest of the recipe, you can more or less decipher from the first
    link above.

    The moviemk.exe file on my C: drive is 3,558,912 bytes, and the
    properties/version info for that file says 2.1.4026.0 . The file
    is C:/Program Files\Movie Maker\moviemk.exe . And that is the
    version level with SP3.

    I was hoping WMM would be an item in "Add or Remove Programs", but I
    don't see it in the Windows Components. If it had been there, it
    would have been easy to uninstall and reinstall.

    Good luck,
    Paul
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    For all intents & purposes, it's been superseded by Windows Live Movie
    Maker.

    graviton wrote:
    > I recently tried, for the first time, to use the Moviemaker program that
    > came with my computer but it proved to be defective--it repeatedly crashed
    > as I attempted to do the most basic acts. My problem is this: Ordinarily
    > I would uninstall it and download a new one, but from my brief exploration
    > it appears that Moviemaker has an unusual status and is not available for
    > separate download. Am I mistaken in this surmise? But if correct, what
    > do
    > I do?
     
  4. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    Except that Live Movie Maker only works in Vista or newer. It doesn't in XP.
    --
    SC Tom

    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:epO7sYGsKHA.3968@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > For all intents & purposes, it's been superseded by Windows Live Movie
    > Maker.
    >
    > graviton wrote:
    >> I recently tried, for the first time, to use the Moviemaker program that
    >> came with my computer but it proved to be defective--it repeatedly
    >> crashed
    >> as I attempted to do the most basic acts. My problem is this:
    >> Ordinarily
    >> I would uninstall it and download a new one, but from my brief
    >> exploration
    >> it appears that Moviemaker has an unusual status and is not available for
    >> separate download. Am I mistaken in this surmise? But if correct, what
    >> do
    >> I do?

    >
     

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