August 8th, 2012
· Video Stabilization: Sometimes the video we take is just little too shaky; especially as we take more and more videos using our phones and smaller video cameras. Movie Maker has taken advantage of new technology in Windows 8 to smooth out your wobbly videos. Just select the shaky video and choose from a variety Video stabilization options and Movie Maker will smooth it out.
· Music: The one thing that can really make a difference in a movie is the soundtrack. But it can be hard to find not only the right piece of music but a version with the appropriate rights. And even if you choose a song from your own collection, it runs the risk of being stripped out once it’s published to YouTube for not having the appropriate rights. So we decided to work with AudioMicro, Free Music Archive and the Vimeo Music Store to make it easy to find music that is not only fitting for video, but also has the proper rights. Now when you go to add music to your movie in Movie Maker, you have the option of getting music from your PC or from three varied music services.
· Text Effects: Including text in movies continues to be a popular way to add depth or highlights but sometimes the font can get lost making it hard to read. One way to enhance the text is to place an outline around your text. Now when you add text in Movie Maker, you can also add an outline that makes the text stand out from the background.
· H.264 by default: One of the most popular video formats out there today is h.264 which is rapidly becoming the default format for cameras and video sharing. Now Movie Maker saves to this format by default making it easier to publish your video to popular sharing websites, managing your videos and your files between services and devices.
April 9th, 2012
· Fixes error “80004003” where Windows Live Movie Maker can’t open project files. Fixes setup failure error “80040705” and error “87260103” or when Movie Maker becomes unresponsive, hangs when adding WMV video files.
October 1st, 2010Movie Maker can't start if your computer doesn't have Windows Media Player installed:
· Windows Live Movie Maker requires some components of Windows Media Player. Movie Maker can't start if it's installed on a version of Windows Vista or Windows 7 that doesn't include Windows Media Player, and you haven't installed Windows Media Player yourself. To solve this problem, install Windows Media Player from the Microsoft Download Center.
Movie Maker doesn't support certain file types:
· For a list of the file types you can use in Windows Live Movie Maker, see What kind of files can I use in Movie Maker? Support for using MPEG-2 and Microsoft Recorded TV Show video files in your movies is available only if your computer is running one of the following versions of Windows: Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Enterprise, or Windows 7 Ultimate. Depending on the camera you use to record video, you might need to install your camera's editing software before you can decode video in Movie Maker.
Movie Maker might stop working after a Remote Desktop session:
· If you try to run Windows Live Movie Maker from a Remote Desktop session, you might have to restart Movie Maker when you connect back directly to the console.
Only TrueType fonts are supported in Movie Maker:
· You can only use TrueType fonts in Windows Live Movie Maker. If you select a Raster font, Movie Maker will default back to the Arial font.
Video performance (for AVCHD and other High Definition formats) might be poor on slower PCs in Movie Maker:
· AVCHD is a format for recording and playback of high-definition video compressed in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video format, with audio recorded in Dolby Digital. AVCHD video files can be used in Windows Live Movie Maker only if your computer is running one of the following editions of Windows 7: Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Enterprise, or Windows 7 Ultimate.
Movie Maker might not run properly on older video hardware:
Windows Live Movie Maker makes extensive use of your video card's GPU (graphics processing unit). PCs with video cards not intended for high-end graphics usage or older cards might encounter problems rendering video and effects in Movie Maker. To resolve this issue, you can try updating your graphics driver. The display driver you are running will affect reliability, performance, and quality. Run Windows Update and see if there are any updated drivers before continuing. If there aren't any updates and you're still having problems, try installing drivers directly from NVIDIA, Intel, or ATI/AMD:
· NVIDIA publically released drivers
· ATI/AMD publicly released drivers
· Intel publicly released drivers
Playback might be choppy for videos that have been sped up:
· When speeding up video (especially at speeds of 4x or higher, depending on your configuration), the preview might be slow during playback. Encoded video should play correctly.
Webcam capture is only available on Windows 7:
· If you're using Windows Vista, you won't be able to capture video from a webcam. Windows 7 is required for capturing video from a webcam.
Audio is muted if you speed up or slow down video:
· If you speed up or slow down video, audio is automatically muted.
Previews or thumbnails for video clips might appear gray:
· If you see a gray preview or gray thumbnails for video clips, wait until your hardware can load the video clip.