Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Can anyone out there help me?!?!?

For the past 2 months I have wanted and tried to create a Video/DVD for each year my SWEET Aubrey has been in our lives. (I am being sarcastic about the sweet part. She was an absolute MONSTER this morning.)

...BUT MY COMPUTER HATES ME!

Here is a run down of all the problems I have had.

Videos from my camera either have no audio or video in Windows Movie Maker (WMM).

When the videos DO PLAY (after countless hours of trying to download stupid codec crap, when I have no idea what codecs are) EVERY TIME I add them to the timeline of my video...
WMM CRASHES. Just closes on me!

I then decide to find another program. Sony Vegas Movie Studio. Same thing. I have audio. No video. Damn it all to hell!

Continue to try and get videos into WMM. Yup. Still crashes.

My search continues. I find and download Windows LIVE Movie Maker (WLMM). Why there is a difference I don't know. But there is.

YES! ALL MY VIDEOS HAVE AUDIO AND VIDEO. I AM NOW SUPER EXCITED.

But wait. Too good too be true right. The text effects SUCK in this program. The effects and transitions are the same but not the text effect.

Soooooo. I create a text slide in WMM with the AWESOME text effects and save it as a video file. I then upload to WLMM.

It is going to be a lot of work going back and forth but I am overall happy that now I can add Aubrey Video to her movie. I can live without all the fancy text stuff. I think.

Stay tuned for the completed video of Aubrey's Life as a Two Year Old!

BUT... If anyone out there can help me with my WMM so it doesn't crash any longer. I would LOVE you forever!