Windows Movie Maker in Windows 10

I spent many hours putting together sections of .avi clips into a movie using Windows Movie Maker and all was well. Since downloading Windows 10 I cannot get Movie Maker to read .avi files or play what I have already done. Any assistance would be appreciated.
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Hi,

Welcome to Microsoft Community.

We would suggest you to repair the Windows Live Movie Maker and check.

To do so.

  • Type appwiz.cpl in the search box and hit Enter.
  • Right click Windows Essentials 2012 and select repair.

Hope this information helps.

Ravinath P
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I tried this and it looked like Windows Essentials 2013 repaired itself, however it did not solve my problem.

It seems the issue is that when I upgraded to Windows 10, Movie Maker lost the codec for .avi files and does not recognise them.

Is there anyway that you can advise me how to upgrade the codec for avi files ? The Microsoft webite indicates that Movie Maker does work with avi files.

A Google search indicates various web sites where I can upload the codec but I am cautious with going to any of these sites. Does Microsoft provide the codec or can you recommend an acceptable site.

I await your advice.

Mick Giffo

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Can anyone provide any more advice in regard to Movie Maker not recognising AVI files ? Repairing Windows Essentials 2012 did not work.

Thanks Mick

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Windows 10 does not include Movie Maker by default. You can download, and only install Movie Maker (as a stand alone program) when you reinstall Live. Works perfectly with Windows 10. Live was discontinued, but you can install Movie Make by itself.

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You could install Videolan. Make sure you do not let if become the default file association, otherwise you will have files everywhere with the videolan logo and videolan opening everything. Keep the Windows 10 file associations.

http://www.videolan.org/

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Thanks for all the responses but nothing worked so I re-did the video.

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I tried this.  Still a no go on AVI or MP4's working on movie maker.  What's next?

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It does NOT work perfectly with Windows 10. Every since I installed Windows 10, I get an annoying security message every time I open it, it won't render my videos properly, and some videos don't have sound even though the original files did (and the sound played fine while I was editing them). MICROSOFT, WHY DID YOU STOP SUPPORTING AN EXCELLENT PIECE OF SOFTWARE THAT WAS A STANDARD PART OF THE WINDOWS OS?!?!?!

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I have Movie Maker rignt in front of me on Windows 10, yes it does work perfectly.

There is something else wrong with your system. Right click Start button, Device Manager, and look for errors. Also check in Event Viewer, Windows Logs, System.

Right click you hard drive in File Explorer and select properties, Select check driver for errors and fix. You can also do this in Disk Management.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wiki/windows_10-update/driver-verifier-tracking-down-a-mis-behaving/f5cb4faf-556b-4b6d-95b3-c48669e4c983

Driver Compatibility Mode:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-win_upgrade/not-compatible-driver/8429152d-b731-4262-aa7a-55405e9debe9

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Where is the search box?  Where is device manager? When I click the start button I see none of this.

Give me a step by step. I guess I'm stupid.

A great piece of software for making movies has been ruined by Windows 10. Boooooooooooooo!!!

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