HELP! Says file does cannot be openend, .mswmm file, but the program made the movie.
I used the Windows Make a Movie, I scanned 458 photos, made my storybook, etc with music- took a month... I "published" it and now when I go to open it it says " cannot open because it is not a valid windows movie maker project file? But movie maker made it, now I can't open it at all, it has a .mswmm as the file extension!! Help, it's a gift for my Dad who is going to be 70 and I don't have another month to make it again!!!
hi, I'm having a similar problem but have 1 clue as to why I can't open my .mswmm file. I have two xp machines, running sp3 but one is pro and one is home edition if that matters.
the file.mswmm i'm trying to open was created on version of moviemaker 2.1.4028.0 and it still works fine on that machine. On the xp pro machine it's windows movie maker 2.1.4026.0.
So I'm going to try to move the movie maker 28 to my other machine as I have many files created with the 28 i want to be able to edit on this other machine.
The .mswmm project file is best used on the system that created it
because it requires that all the source files...Movie clips, Photos, Music
files...still be available in the original locations.
Moving from one computer to another can work if you also move copies
of all the source files. When you first open the .mswmm file you will see
Red Xs instead of the source thumbnails but if you right click the Red Xs
you may be able to browse to the new location of the source files and re-
establish the path.
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On which operating system was the Movie maker file created? On which operating system are you trying to open the file?
The error that you are getting might happen due to one of the reasons mentioned below.
1) A .mswmm file created on a Vista machine is not
compatible with Win XP.
2) The .mswmm file is the Movie Maker Project file
only useful for re-opening in Movie Maker for re-editing
purposes. It does not include the source files photos,
videos, music it simply records the path to the original
locations the files were imported from on the machine
it was created on..
3) The creator of this project needs to Publish (save)
it in a Movie Format (.wmv or .avi) if it is to be shared
with others. The following articles may be useful to the
creator of the project.
To know more about Window movie maker and the ways to use it, refer the links given below.
Getting started with Windows Movie Maker
Publish a movie in Windows Movie Maker
Windows Movie Maker collections: frequently asked questions
Let us know if this helps
Okay- My Operating system is Windows Vista Home Premium and my movie maker just says Windows Movie Maker- no version etc...========================================
I can see the video file in my videos folder, but it does not allow me to reopen it, The Movie Maker created this file, so why can't I go back in and look at it again!!
It says cannot open because it is not a valid Windows Movie Maker Project file.
Is there a way I can convert it to a file I can open and edit.. I didn't even get to save to a DVD or CD yet, I just published so I could watch it.
Any help would be great.
Yes it launches movie maker and then and then says....c\users\jojovideos\joepotts70.mswmm cannot be opened because it is not a valid windows movie maker project file.. Meanwhile, movie maker made it... so confusing, I just want to see it again and save to another cd, but I can't even get it to play...=============================
Thanks for any help you can give me.
no, i haven't changed anything, and guess what I can't open the CD on my DVD player or any other computer.. I get the same message... it's crazy1===========================
OK I am going to try what you said and maybe it will work, if not, back to the beginning...
I am having the exact same problem, with no luck. Unchecked all the filters, still doesn't recognize the .mswmm file it just created via publish.=============================
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