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bogging comp down

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Editing Forum' started by lexx, Nov 11, 2003.

  1. lexx

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    i started to put together a home video a while ago and lately everytime i add music, delete music, or try to watch the video it freezes windows movie maker. ya i know probly not top of the line in any respect but i didnt care enough to find another editing program. i have a p4 2.4ghz 512mb of ddr ram and an 80gb hard drive my comp is bran new (i built it :D ) and its not the ram because i have a program that tells me how many mb of ram i have left and when i was editing it said 300mb. do you know why its freezing?? thanks in advance
     
  2. Mike Swannick

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    If your XP install is FAT32 and not NTFS, your video creation file size could have hit the maximum file size limit of 4Gb maybe?

    I'm sure that I suffered from that prior to reformatting.
     
  3. MarkE19

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    When video editing on a PC you really do not want any other programmes running other than those needed for the job. Before you start you should stop ALL background progs. such as anti-virus and memory usage etc. The reason for this is that editing stretches the i/o of an IDE drive very close to its limit. In an ideal world you would have all your captured footage on another drive.

    Few other things to check:
    As mentioned above, make sure the drive is formatted to NTFS.
    Make sure DMA is enabled for the drive(s)
    Try to avoid haveing a CD/DVD drive on the same IDE channel as your capture drive
    Make sure the IDE cable is a full EIDE cable and not just IDE (ie for CD/DVD)

    A good programme that I use to stop all background progs is EndItAll. Do a search on Google etc for it. It is a free download and works really well.

    Mark.

    ps, if not already, upgrade MM to MM2. Its free from the MS web site.
     
  4. swilt

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    It probably is one of the above suggestions but it would be worth posting it on the moviemaker newsgroup, they have helped me loads recently.
     

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