Saturday, June 4, 2011


Combine Video Clips In Windows Live Movie Maker

How to combine two or more video clips in windows live movie maker 2011 if you want the video clips to combine together in Windows Live Movie Maker 2011. 

If you have worked with the previous version of Windows Movie Maker, the important change over the Windows Live Movie Maker 2011 is that, you wont find the timeline view. The time line view was removed by Microsoft in  Windows Live Movie Maker 2011.

Work Around:

The time line is removed. but the work has been simplified. If you want to combine the movie files, just  add the clips to your project and save the project as a movie the clips will be combined.

Follow this link to know how To Save Windows Live Movie Maker Project :

And for your information, you could still install an earlier version of Movie Maker. No guarantees but the following download for an installable version of Vista Movie Maker 6 may be worth a try. *Proceed At Your Own Risk*

Warning! It's always a good idea to create a System Restore point before installing software or updates.

Windows Movie Maker Installer for Windows 7

Also Movie Maker 2.6 will run on Windows 7:

Windows Movie Maker 2.6 (this is similar to the Win XP version of Movie Maker)

All the above steps have been tested with Windows 7. but if you download the Windows XP version, you may find after inserting about a dozen clips into the Timeline it may crash the Program to the Desktop. I have experienced that and it wont be an issue since the first solution will work in a better way.

Frequently Asked Problem:

After creating the Video, and burning the files to the Blu-ray disk,  it would not play on Blue-Ray Player (Sony TV and BD Player), for the TV.  It will be playing fine in the computer DVD Player. The TV DVD indicated that it couldn't read the Disk, but does read standard and BD DVDs as usual. 

I tried burning the Movie several different ways but got the same result.  Worked fine on the Computer but not on the TV Blue-Ray Player.  Now, I then tried using the Nero Vision Burning Program and the Movie played on everything (both the TV BD Player and the Computer.  I can continue to do this, but the Nero Program is clunky and does not have a variety of things that you can do relative to customization and what is there, is not inspiring.  I want to be able to use the On-Board Windows DVD burning Program because it seamlessly interfaces with Movie Maker, but my burned Movies must work with the TV BD Player.

1) Try the slowest possible burn speed...

2) Before burning...disable the video filters. See the following article for info:

Video filters in Windows DVD Maker: frequently asked questions

If the 2.6 version crashed it's probably due to incompatible source files that were compatible with the later Windows Live version. If all you wish to do is combine the clips...the freeware Format Factory has a Video Joiner option that will join the files very quickly and may be worth a try Format Factory And for your information, you could still install an earlier version of Movie Maker. No guarantees but the following download for an installable version of Vista Movie Maker 6 may be worth a try. *Proceed At Your Own Risk* 

The 'direct link' is fastest. the file you want to download is : ><.

Note: When may want to uncheck 'all' the boxes on the final screen.

  • First you will need to unzip the file or just open the folder and drag FFSetup260.exe out of the folder and drop it on your desktop. Left click it to install.
  • Next...after downloading and installing Format may want to open the program and left click the 'Option' button on the toolbar and select an 'Output Folder' / Apply / OK.
  • This is where you will find your files after they are converted. Once Format the left pane...choose...Advanced / Video Joiner...
  • Left click the Add File button and import your video clips. Choose an output format and left click OK.
  • Left click the Start button on the toolbar and your
  • video files will be combined.


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