When you try to send a finished movie to a digital video device in Microsoft Windows Movie Maker, the movie cannot be copied to the video device.


UpdatesDescription: This security update addresses a privately reported vulnerability in Windows Movie Maker and Microsoft Producer 2003. Windows Live Movie Maker, which is available for Windows Vista and Windows 7, is not affected by this vulnerability. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if an attacker sent a specially crafted Movie Maker or Microsoft Producer project file and convinced the user to open the specially crafted file. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights. The security update addresses the vulnerability by changing the way that Windows Movie Maker parses project files. Continue reading “KB975561”


When you start Windows Live Movie Maker on a 64-bit Windows operating system, the following error is logged in the Application log:

Log Name: Application
Source: SideBySide
Event ID: 35
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
Activation context generation failed for “C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMaker.Exe”.Error in manifest or policy file “C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\WLMFDS.DLL” on line 8. Component identity found in manifest does not match the identity of the component requested. Reference is WLMFDS,processorArchitecture=”AMD64″,type=”win32″,version=”″. Definition is WLMFDS,processorArchitecture=”x86″,type=”win32″,version=”″. Please use sxstrace.exe for detailed diagnosis.


Consider the following scenario:

  • You are using a Windows Vista-based computer that is running software graphics drivers for certain Intel chipsets.
  • You import some .wmv video files into the content pane of Windows Movie Maker on the computer.
  • You convert these .wmv video files to .avi video files by using Windows Movie Maker.
  • You add some .avi video files in the Storeboard area of Windows Movie Maker.
  • You drag a transition template into the Storeboard area.

In this scenario, the Storeboard area cannot be displayed. Additionally, if you click Play to preview the video, the preview function does not work.

Note: If you remove the transition template from the Storeboard area, the Storeboard area is displayed correctly.


Consider the following scenario:

  • You are running Windows Movie Maker on a Windows Vista-based computer.
  • In Windows Movie Maker, you add approximately 15 or more videos to a movie.
  • This movie has transitions.

In this scenario, the preview function does not work. You do not receive an error message.


The information in this article applies to the following configuration(s):

  • Windows Media Player 11
  • Radeon® X1950 series
  • Radeon® X1900 series
  • Windows XP Professional
  • Windows XP Home Edition
  • Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
  • Windows Vista 32bit Edition
  • Windows Vista 64bit Edition

Choppy playback of media previews and captured files may be noticed in the media center and movie maker after applying WMP 11 update. This issue may also be experienced under the Windows Vista operating system

Microsoft releases Movie Maker for non-Aero versions of Vista

Movie Maker
If you’re running Vista Home Basic, a TabletPC or UMPC, or just don’t have a very powerful video card, then you aren’t running Vista’s new Aero interface. If that’s the case, have you tried running the Movie Maker program? If you did you’d know it won’t run, and Microsoft just did something about it. Continue reading “Microsoft releases Movie Maker for non-Aero versions of Vista”


When you run Microsoft Windows Movie Maker on a Microsoft Windows Vista-based computer, Windows Movie Maker may incorrectly detect the mode of a digital video camera. This behavior can interfere with publishing to tape or video capture.

Typically, digital video cameras have three or four modes of operation. These modes frequently include the following modes:

  • Camera
  • Off
  • VCR
  • Memory

The details of these modes vary by manufacturer. However, most cameras provide the same functionality. When you change modes, Windows automatically detects the mode of the device.


When you try to publish a movie by using Windows Movie Maker in Windows Vista, you may receive the following error message:

Cannot complete Publish Movie
The movie file cannot be published to the specified location. Verify that the publishing location is still available, that there is enough free disk space, and then try publishing the movie again.

This error message may occur even if the size of the movie is less than the free space that is available at the specified location.