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Top 7 Common Movie Maker Problems & Errors (How to Fix Them)

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Top 7 common Movie Maker problems as well as corresponding solutions, are shown here.
Part 1. Windows Movie Maker is no longer available for download.
The first thing you notice about Microsoft Movie Maker problems is that this tool was officially discontinued on January 10, 2017. Websites that offer free downloads of Movie Maker are not offering the real thing, and they contain malware, viruses, or hidden costs.

Now, you might know:

“Where to get Movie Maker Windows 10?”

MiniTool® Software Limited, a professional software development company, based in Canada, offers the free download of Windows Movie Maker. Of course, the download link is safe. You just need to click the following button to get the free video editing software.

Part 2. Windows Movie Maker Can’t Start/Open
What do you do when you receive the error message "Sorry, Movie Maker can't start. Make sure your computer meets the minimum system requirements before trying to start Movie Maker again, and then try to update the driver for your video card if Movie Maker still doesn't start”?
In general, if you encounter this issue, you need to make sure that your computer can meet the minimum system requirements, and then restart Movie Maker, If this can't solve the Movie Maker problems, you need to check that you have the latest video drivers installed for your system, and make sure your system can run DirectX 10 or above…

Part 3. Windows Movie Maker stops working
Now, you can try the following steps to fix Movie Maker problems.

Step 1. Right-click the shortcut of Movie Maker.

Step 2. Choose Properties and then click on the Compatibility tab.

Step 3. Check the box which says “Run this program in compatibility mode for”, and then select a suitable option from the drop-down menu.

If you have Windows 8, you need to select Windows 7.
If you have Windows 7, you need to select Windows Vista (Service pack 1 or 2).
If you have Windows Vista then select Windows XP (Service Pack 1, 2 or 3).
Step 4. Click on the Apply and OK button.

Part 4. Windows Movie Maker has no sound
What should you do if your video played on Windows Movie Maker has no sound?
Fix 1. Check Audio Codec and Device

Here, if you encounter the Movie Maker no sound issue, you need to check the device to make sure that the sound can be heard with this device and the sound drivers are well installed. Sometimes, you need to update your sound drives to the latest version.

Fix 2. Convert Your Video

As we know, if Windows Movie Maker doesn’t support your video format, you will encounter the no sound issue. Therefore, you need to convert your video into a compatible format which is supported by Windows Movie Maker.

Part 5. Windows Movie Maker errors
What do you do if you encounter Movie Maker error data/message on Windows 10, for instance, 0x87160139, 0x80004003, and more? How to solve Movie Maker errors?
Make sure you have the latest version of Windows Movie Maker.
Make sure the media files you are using are supported by Windows Movie Maker.
Make sure the files you are editing are in the same place.
Make sure you have the codecs for the file that you want to work on in Windows Movie Maker.
Make sure you have the latest video card drivers.
Close other programs while editing your video with Windows Movie Maker.

Part 6. Movie Maker does not show videos
What should you do if your video disappears from Windows Movie Maker project?
As we know, the photos, videos and music files you imported into Movie Maker are not embedded into the project, and they are simply linked to the project from their current location. Thus, once you make a change to any of these variables, Movie Maker cannot find these files.

Part 7. Movie Maker video with back screen
More and more users reported that they had encountered Movie Maker black screen problem.
Fix 1. Set sound level.

Muting the audio in Windows Movie Maker will lead to a black screen. Therefore, if you encounter the no sound problem along with the black screen issue in Windows Movie Maker, you need to unmute the audio.

Fix 2. Shut unnecessary tasks.

It is recommended to close all other unnecessary tasks when editing video with Windows Movie Maker. If you are running several tasks on your computer at the same time, you might get the black screen error. The more idle tasks you have running on Windows Movie Maker, the higher the chances that the black screen error will occur.

Fix 3. Restart Windows Movie Maker.

Many users reported that they have successfully solved Movie Maker problems by restarting this video editing tool.

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