why is live movie maker suddenly saying my files are corrupted? error 0x80070057

I am able to add, trim, split and change all my .avi movie files until randomly Live Movie Maker decides that half my files are suddenly corrupted and must be deleted or I cannot even save my project.

I'm using lare videos and trimming/splitting them into smaller files but it is not just happeneing to files I have changed, it is extremely random. All files I'm using are from the same destination, my SD card from my camera. Not having any problems with the card or the files in any other program.   

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The issue you posted is related to Windows Live Movie Maker and would be better suited in the Windows Live community. Please visit the link below to find a community that will offer the best support.

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yes, unfortunatly Windows Live have come up with the worst movie maker of all time, i have the exact same problem, avi files, i spent 3 months making a vid and this happens suddenly, biggest waste of my life!!!

I am able to add, trim, split and change all my .avi movie files until randomly Live Movie Maker decides that half my files are suddenly corrupted and must be deleted or I cannot even save my project.

I'm using lare videos and trimming/splitting them into smaller files but it is not just happeneing to files I have changed, it is extremely random. All files I'm using are from the same destination, my SD card from my camera. Not having any problems with the card or the files in any other program.   

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I had exactly the same problem just now. I saved the project (in its .wlmp format) restarted my movie maker and all the files were fine. I was VERY annoyed but have calmed down after i solved the glitch. Hope my solution helps others....

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I'm thinking this is a resource problem.  I have replicated this on my own system.  I have a 30 minute long project with about 30 video clips and 100+ photos.  If I scroll through the project timeline too quickly, some video clips will show an error icon.  When I double click on the video to "fix" the problem, I'm prompted to delete the "corrupted" video clip.  If I scroll through the project slowly, I do not encounter this problem. 

Windows Live Movie Maker project files are very small (my entire 30 minute project is under 50KB).  I'm guessing that WLMM doesn't cache any thumbnails of your videos.  The project file simply contains locations of video clips and photos, timestamps, instructions on what wipes/fades/animations to use, durations, etc., but it doesn't contain any graphical elements.  This means that each time you open your project, WLMM has to recreate the thumbnails of your video clips.  To do this, it has to open each video clip in memory in order to create the thumbnail.  However, it appears that WLMM doesn't open any video clips that are off-screen.  So if 90% of your project is off-screen, 90% of your project won't get thumbnailed.  Thumbnails will only be created when you scroll and a new video clip scrolls onto the timeline area.  I watched my memory footprint for WLMM as I scrolled slowly through my project and sure enough, each time a new video clip scrolled on screen and a thumbnail was created, the memory footprint would jump 10+ MB. 

Since this is the behavior of WLMM, when you scroll quickly and several video clips pop onto your screen at once, WLMM tries to open all those clips to create thumbnails.  This probably leads to a race condition.  Several clips all competing for the same system resources and some clips get left out in the cold.  WLMM probably figures that if a clip isn't thumbnailed within a certain timeframe, the video might be corrupt and the error icon is displayed instead.  If you scroll slowly, only one or two video clips are loaded at a time and system resources aren't clogged.

Kind of a pain to have to scroll through a long project slowly, but it's the only way I've found to prevent the "corrupt" icon from appearing.  It would be nice to have some thumbnail caching taking place so that WLMM doesn't have to open every video file every time you open your project.

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Wait, I don't understand. What did you do to get it to work? I have this exact same problem.

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I had exactly the same problem just now. I saved the project (in its .wlmp format) restarted my movie maker and all the files were fine. I was VERY annoyed but have calmed down after i solved the glitch. Hope my solution helps others....

Wait, I don't understand. What did you do to get it to work? I have this exact same problem.

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I had the same problem last night.  I spent 4-5 hours editing a video clip only to find out that certain video files were blacking out and being marked corrupted by the program.  I tried everything... saving them as a different file name, deleting the corrupted video files in the movie, re-importing them, re-editing them, etc... but to no success.  I finally gave up, tired and frustrated, with about 4 different files saved in the Windows Live Movie Maker format.  I decided to shut my computer down and went to bed.

Next morning, I re-started my computer.  Pulled up the original file I was working on, clicked to preview the movie and crossed my fingers.  Everything came out perfect!  No corrupted video files.  I immediately published it to YouTube and crossed my fingers again.  The video came out perfect on YouTube too!

Here's what I think happened to me... you can use this experience and decide if you have the same issues I did:

I worked for 4-5 hours editing a 5 minute video with music.  I completely taxed out my laptop computer.  After turning off the computer and letting it sit overnight, it seemed to correct the issue because my computer was at full power for the system resources.

Try this method and hopefully my experience helps others out there!

Good luck video stars!
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I Just had this same problem! After 3 days of work suddenly my files are corrupted!  The "Codex Fix" recommended did nothing. What the heck?

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Me too, and now I have lost a job over it!

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This does not help because I am not allowed to SAVE the "CORRUPTED FILES!"

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