Audio Gaps With Windows Movie Maker to Camcoder

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Denny, Oct 6, 2006.

  1. Denny

    Denny Guest


    Having given up in frustration using Pinnacle Studio to edit video, I
    have been using Windows Movie Maker that came with XP. It does pretty
    well what I want for now, until I can save up and get a more
    sophisticated program.

    However, I have noticed a rather annoying quirk. There is no facility
    to burn the finished video to DVD. What I must do is copy it to miniDV
    on the camcorder, then input that to my DVD recorder. However, there
    appear "gaps" in the audio track - as many as 2 to 3 in a 3 minute
    length. These gaps are about 1 second in length. If I copy using
    S-Video and RCA for sound, the gaps are not as pronounced as with a
    firewire connection, but they are still there.

    The sound is fine when the video is copied to an MPEG file. Anyone with
    similar experiences or suggestions? Many thanks in advance.

    Denny, Oct 6, 2006
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    Ray S Guest

    Use one of the many inexpensive third party authoring programs to create
    a DVD from your mpg file.
    Ray S, Oct 6, 2006
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    Denny Guest

    Ray, I misspoke. Movie maker saves a wmv file not a mpg. Where deos
    that leave me?
    Denny, Oct 7, 2006
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    Jukka Aho Guest

    Firstly, if you're authoring DV material to DVD, you're advised to use
    the DV AVI format in Movie Maker, instead of the WMV format. (Using the
    WMV format will needlessly degrade the quality of the video.)

    Secondly, nearly all consumer-oriented DVD authoring applications have a
    built-in MPEG-2 encoder and should accept your DV AVI files directly.
    See, for example, the free trial of Ulead DVD Workshop:
    Jukka Aho, Oct 9, 2006
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