Importing MPEG files into Windows Movie Maker

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Old 11-23-10, 12:12 PM
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Importing MPEG files into Windows Movie Maker

I am trying to import some movie files (MPEG) into Windows Movie Maker and I get the error message:

"MPG cannot be imported because the codec required to play the file is not installed on your computer"

I have searched google on the above error message and it appears that there are a lot of complaints about the same problem, but it appears that there aren't any clear cut answers....

Anyone have any advice or information that may help?
 
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Old 11-23-10, 12:36 PM
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Can you play them?

I've encountered this message a few times over the years and needed to download the codec from the site where I got the clip
 
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Old 11-23-10, 12:38 PM
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These are clips off my cam corder... They play fine with windows media player... but for some reason won't import into Windows Movie Maker...
 
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Old 11-23-10, 01:28 PM
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What version of Movie Maker do you have? There's a 2011 version out and maybe that'll solve your problem. Movie Maker 2011
 
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Old 11-23-10, 06:45 PM
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I was running ver 5.1 it on an XP machine. When I downloaded version 2011 to my windows 7 machine... everything works fine now.

Now that I think about it... the posts that I saw in other forums were fairly old (~2008) so maybe the codec issues have gone away with version 2011... hope so!

Thanks for the help.

Steve
 
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