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Windows Movie Maker Troubleshooting

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Jun 11, 2024• Proven solutions

If you are using Windows Movie Maker, then the chances are that you will likely experience certain issues because the software is definitely far from being immune to that. Certain issues can stem from the improper installation procedures or even from the bad usage of the software. Regardless of what the problem is, there is a solution for it, and you can seek it out to get everything back to its normal state. With this in mind, you can take a look at the following Windows Movie Maker Troubleshooting tips and tricks and consider them to smoothen your work.

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Top 8 Troubleshooting for Windows Live Movie Maker

Now, when it comes to it, there are a few different errors that you are going to get which are typical and quite common. These include:

  • Error C9450032 – No Audio Device Found
  • Error C9450027 – Can't Record the Video or Audio from the Selected Device
  • Error C9450031 or C9450028 – No Webcam Found
  • Error 80DF0009 – The Movie Maker Won't Start

So, now that we've identified the common problems let's go ahead and take a look at the Windows Live Movie Maker Troubleshooting methods.

1.No Audio Device Found

The first thing that you need to do is go to the control panel and select the Sound tab. Go to the Recording Tab and click on Properties – find Use This Device and enable it before clicking OK. Then open the movie maker with the start button and go to the Options tab, select the Web Cam and see if the device that you enabled is available in the audio device section.

2.Can't Record Audio or Video From Selected Device

Make sure that your webcam is properly connected and that it's not used by another program. Try to reconnect the webcam and also go ahead to restart your PC.

3.No Webcam Found

You need to ensure that the device that you've selected is compatible. Open the Program as described in the first section. Go to Options -> Webcam and check if the webcam is available on the Available Webcams List.

4.Won't Start

If you are receiving this error, make sure that you have already installed the latest version of the program or that the PC meets the minimum requirements for the program. To go ahead and check whether you have the latest video driver you need to go to the Start button, enter duding in the search tap and open the DirectX Diagnostic Tool. If you get a message to see whether the drivers are signed - > click Yes. Go to the Display tab and make sure that the drivers you see there are in line with the ones on the manufacturer's website.

5.Has No Sound

You should determine what is causing the problem. If it is the system, you should make sure that there is the right sound drivers installed.

6.Video/Audio Files Not Compatible with WMM

If that happens, you need to make sure that the files that you use are compatible with the Windows Movie Maker. There are certain ones which won’t be, and you must avoid using them.

7.Content Protected Using Digital Management

You can't prevent this problem, but you can only make sure that you don't use files of the kind.

8.Loading Stops When Playing Files

This is very frustrating. It could be caused by incompatible filters as well as the solution could be making sure that you use only compatible files.

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Liza Brown
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