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;) I got Windows Movie Maker 2 a few days ago. I tried using it for the first time and I got an error. Sometimes it works, but then I get the same error like 15 seconds later. I send the Error Report, but I don't know what else to do. When I click the Debug button, nothing happens. I've taken screen shots of both the error and the prepared error report.

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If I could get some help, it'd be greatly appreciated. :tazz:
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Windows Movie Maker and Windows Media Encoder both load the converted files into ram and save them to disk when the project is completed, so it isn't uncommon to run out of memory. This may well be what is happening. If it is you either need more memory or a converter that saves to disk instead of loading into memory.
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It happens right when I start running WMM. I don't think I'm saving anything. :tazz:
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It happens right when I start running WMM. I don't think I'm saving anything. :tazz:

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But if your memory commitment is high you can run out very quickly. Also you can have memory software conflicts. You can check for them in System Information. Your Event Logs can be helpful too.

Edited by Tyger, 14 August 2005 - 08:17 PM.

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I don't run many programs at once because I know it causes lag and such. Is there something i can download that will help me free up my memory?
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I don't run many programs at once because I know it causes lag and such. Is there something i can download that will help me free up my memory?

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You can use Task Manager to close any unneeded apps when you're editing. I keep it open all the time during memory intensive programs. Also use it to check your memeory commitment vs. available memory. If you close several programs and you still don't have enough you just need to add more memory.
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Usually I dont run many applications at once. Mostly it's just MSN Messanger that I have running. And I have like...100GB of memory, if not more, left. And my Virtual Memory is set at 1536MB.

Should I just give up on Movie Maker? :tazz:
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Usually I dont run many applications at once. Mostly it's just MSN Messanger that I have running. And I have like...100GB of memory, if not more, left. And my Virtual Memory is set at 1536MB.

Should I just give up on Movie Maker?  :tazz:

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When I'm talking about memory here, I mean RAM. Maybe you have 100mb of RAM left, but not 100gb. When that 100mb fills up WMM or WMEnc will just freeze. There are other programs which will progressively save the file to disk and if you have enough disk space they won't freeze on you.
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I checked my Task Manager and the total Memory Usage is only about 500KB. Maybe its just the WMM. I'll mess with it a bit and see what happens.
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I checked my Task Manager and the total Memory Usage is only about 500KB. Maybe its just the WMM. I'll mess with it a bit and see what happens.

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If you have 500kb you're memory sticks aren't working. That is only about the size of cache memory in most systems. On the other hand if you're using 500mb that is very excessive. Around 150mb is typical for XP.
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Well I give up. Thanks for all your help. I really appreciate it. :tazz:
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