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Post by TheBeatles on Sun May 29, 2016 8:38 pm

Hello everyone

First of all: I'm sorry, English is not my first language but I will try to explain the problem as clear as possible  Wink

I have the KLite Codec Pack Basic on my computer because I wanted to import .mp4/.avi/.mkv videos into Windows Movie Maker, edit them, and then save them again as .wmv videos. I have done this before without the Codec pack and everything worked fine, until I needed to import .mp4 and I needed the codec pack.

When I try to save my project as .wmv everything goes wrong. At first the screen was completely black and I could hear only the audio. Then I fiddled with the settings in the Codec Tweak Tool for a really long time. Then the screen wasn't completely black anymore, but an annoying, large green bar appeared on the video and the aspect ratio was ruined. Eventually I found the right settings to get the aspect ratio right: disable the mpeg4-codec from Windows. When I saved the video, the screen wasn't black anymore, and I could see the movie. But.. it is really pixelated. No matter how much I try to fiddle with the settings, nothing seems to work.

I already tried to repair codecs with the Codec Tweak Tool and also with Microsoft FixIt but with no luck.

Could anyone please help me?

I'm on Windows Vista Home Basic and I use WMM 6.0.

This is the problem:



Log File:

Codec Tweak Tool | Log file | Generated at 2016-05-29 11:41:44

##### System Information #####

OS: Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic Service Pack 2 (6.00.6002)
DirectX: 9.0c + 10 + 10.1 + 11
CPU name: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2220 @ 2.40GHz
CPU speed: 2399 MHz
Memory: 2048 MB
Screen size: 1366x768 (32bits) (60Hz)
Video card: NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS
VendorID: 10de, DeviceID: 06e4
Video mem: 256 MB
Video driver: nvd3dum.dll (Version 311.06)
Audio device: Realtek High Definition Audio
VendorID: 10ec, DeviceID: 0662
Audio driver: RTKVHDA.sys (Version 6.0.1.5605) (4-17-2008)

##### K-Lite Codec Pack #####

KLCP version: 12.1.5
KLCP type: full

Speaker conf: 5.1

##### Decoder Settings #####

LAV Video:
H264=1|0 HEVC=1|0 VP9=1|0 VC1=1|0 MPEG2=1|0 MPEG4=1|0 FLV1=1 WMV3=0

LAV Audio:
MP3=1 AAC=1 Vorbis=1 AC3=1 DTS=1 LPCM=1 WMA=0


##### DirectShow Filters (32-bit) #####

Description: CoreAVC Video Decoder
File name: c:\windows\system32\avcdx.ax
File version: 0.0.0.4
File size: 123904 bytes
File MD5: 84957d0ce4ff261b0081679eb9c0c006
CLSID: {09571A4B-F1FE-4C60-9760-DE6D310C7C31}
Merit: 00800004

Description: Dirac Source
File name: c:\windows\system32\diracsplitter.ax
File version: 1.0.0.0
File size: 179200 bytes
File MD5: 62c08c8fe06eba769e1e7bc98ae47234
CLSID: {09E7F58E-71A1-419D-B0A0-E524AE1454A9}
Merit: 00600000 = MERIT_NORMAL

Description: Matroska Source
File name: c:\windows\system32\matroskadx.ax
File version: 1.0.2.9
File size: 169472 bytes
File MD5: a5408051b49a1bfd3c3ed889a318cc42
CLSID: {0A68C3B5-9164-4A54-AFAF-995B2FF0E0D4}
Merit: 00600000 = MERIT_NORMAL

Description: Elecard MPEG Demultiplexer
File name: c:\windows\system32\empgdmx.ax
File version: 1.3.0.6737
File size: 1148200 bytes
File MD5: c7638be13bb6423e95fcc4122ebc453d
CLSID: {136DCBF5-3874-4B70-AE3E-15997D6334F7}
Merit: 00800200

Description: Matroska Splitter
File name: c:\windows\system32\matroskadx.ax
File version: 1.0.2.9
File size: 169472 bytes
File MD5: a5408051b49a1bfd3c3ed889a318cc42
CLSID: {149D2E01-C32E-4939-80F6-C07B81015A7A}
Merit: 00600000 = MERIT_NORMAL

Description: RadLight Ogg Splitter
File name: c:\windows\system32\rlogg.ax
File version: 1.0.0.2
File size: 186880 bytes
File MD5: 00817d79cc4282859e9f5685ba686469
CLSID: {1F6315AD-8396-4D41-94B8-A0FE653B0146}
Merit: 00800101

Description: RadLight Vorbis Decoder
File name: c:\windows\system32\rlvorbisdec.ax
File version: 1.0.0.2
File size: 92672 bytes
File MD5: e25ed3eca867ee19be516528650e0506
CLSID: {21336D1A-35E8-4169-A2EF-5D0AC2A37A97}
Merit: 00800001 = MERIT_PREFERRED + 1

Description: MainConcept MPEG Audio Decoder
File name: c:\windows\system32\drivers\mycodec\mcdsmpeg.ax
File version: 1.0.0.56
File size: 58880 bytes
File MD5: 8c7319032d06a12f2ccec01a943dd151
CLSID: {2BE4D130-6F2E-4B3A-B0BD-E880917238DC}
Merit: 00600000 = MERIT_NORMAL

Description: MainConcept MPEG Video Decoder
File name: c:\windows\system32\drivers\mycodec\mcdsmpeg.ax
File version: 1.0.0.56
File size: 58880 bytes
File MD5: 8c7319032d06a12f2ccec01a943dd151
CLSID: {2BE4D140-6F2E-4B3A-B0BD-E880917238DC}
Merit: 00600000 = MERIT_NORMAL

Description: MPV Decoder Filter
File name: c:\windows\system32\mpeg2decfilter.ax
File version: 1.0.0.3
File size: 434176 bytes
File MD5: e69e757e9f2f5d955263789a6be4ac09
CLSID: {39F498AF-1A09-4275-B193-673B0BA3D478}
Merit: 40000002

Description: AAC Parser
File name: c:\windows\system32\aac_parser.ax
File version: 1.1.0.0
File size: 81920 bytes
File MD5: f6f213095d33ed25c57721c19289d9cf
CLSID: {3C78B8E2-6C4D-11D1-AEE2-0000F7754B98}
Merit: 00400000 = MERIT_UNLIKELY

Description: Logitech Virtual Camera Filter
File name: c:\windows\twain_32\quickcam\vsf.ax
File version: 8.1.8.1011
File size: 69632 bytes
File MD5: 685ff382fc714eead54f9b3b334096fb
CLSID: {455EE702-A8ED-4949-ADF7-2D11F0E3A393}
Merit: 00800000 = MERIT_PREFERRED

Description: Dirac Splitter
File name: c:\windows\system32\diracsplitter.ax
File version: 1.0.0.0
File size: 179200 bytes
File MD5: 62c08c8fe06eba769e1e7bc98ae47234
CLSID: {5899CFB9-948F-4869-A999-5544ECB38BA5}
Merit: 00600000 = MERIT_NORMAL

Description: CoreAAC Audio Decoder
File name: c:\windows\system32\coreaac.ax
File version: 1.2.0.575
File size: 175104 bytes
File MD5: 6fbaa0f8e9f6552ccefd6bcf5a2e1060
CLSID: {6AC7C19E-8CA0-4E3D-9A9F-2881DE29E0AC}
Merit: 00800000 = MERIT_PREFERRED

Description: DivX H.264 Decoder
File name: c:\windows\system32\divxdech264.ax
File version: 8.2.0.26
File size: 629760 bytes
File MD5: 7a8a8919feeeab8f7dbda713510418ab
CLSID: {6F513D27-97C3-453C-87FE-B24AE50B1601}
Merit: 00800000 = MERIT_PREFERRED

Description: RadLight Musepack DirectShow Filter
File name: c:\windows\system32\rlmpcdec.ax
File size: 107520 bytes
File MD5: 39396c3c3e4fb46fb3e087d4101a30be
CLSID: {876B9304-359C-42E2-864E-B98B03F33C9D}
Merit: 00600000 = MERIT_NORMAL

Description: RadLight Speex Decoder
File name: c:\windows\system32\rlspeexdec.ax
File version: 1.0.0.0
File size: 51712 bytes
File MD5: d126cd64568b093e6faddadce6fd0a47
CLSID: {A2A37EB7-2D72-42D7-AE30-CBDABC12A1CE}
Merit: 00600000 = MERIT_NORMAL

Description: AC3Filter
File name: c:\windows\system32\ac3dx.ax
File version: 1.0.1.0
File size: 227328 bytes
File MD5: 82b0b872a489541980f3334a6330399f
CLSID: {A753A1EC-973E-4718-AF8E-A3F554D45C44}
Merit: 40000000

Description: LAME Audio Encoder(My)
File name: c:\windows\system32\drivers\mycodec\mylame.ax
File version: 1.0.60.51128
File size: 253952 bytes
File MD5: e7a7042780ccacbad40fef2f0557346f
CLSID: {AF9C194B-0D4D-4705-A20B-810F9AD38C5F}
Merit: 00100000 = MERIT_SW_COMPRESSOR

Description: APE DirectShow Filter
File name: c:\windows\system32\rlapedec.ax
File size: 70656 bytes
File MD5: 624293ccba93b2dd1c062894977e7dcc
CLSID: {D042079E-8E02-418B-AE2F-F12E26704FCA}
Merit: 00600000 = MERIT_NORMAL

Description: Elecard Stream Parser
File name: c:\windows\system32\empgdmx.ax
File version: 1.3.0.6737
File size: 1148200 bytes
File MD5: c7638be13bb6423e95fcc4122ebc453d
CLSID: {DEE56715-7081-4D57-91A7-984AE2712268}
Merit: 00400000 = MERIT_UNLIKELY

Description: RadLight Theora Decoder
File name: c:\windows\system32\rltheoradec.ax
File version: 1.0.0.3
File size: 67584 bytes
File MD5: 8bd08b7bef08cb2f576832e88c70de93
CLSID: {E9935DAE-640E-4F2B-9A72-C78525D2ECB9}
Merit: 00600000 = MERIT_NORMAL

Description: Dirac Video Decoder
File name: c:\windows\system32\diracsplitter.ax
File version: 1.0.0.0
File size: 179200 bytes
File MD5: 62c08c8fe06eba769e1e7bc98ae47234
CLSID: {F78CF248-180E-4713-B107-B13F7B5C31E1}
Merit: 00400000 = MERIT_UNLIKELY

(A total of 119 filters, 23 shown, 96 hidden)

##### ICM Class Manager (32-bit) #####

(A total of 2 filters, 0 shown, 2 hidden)

##### Default source filters (32-bit) #####

.avs {D3588AB0-0781-11CE-B03A-0020AF0BA770} AVI/WAV File Source
.spx {E436EBB5-524F-11CE-9F53-0020AF0BA770} File Source (Async.)

(A total of 52 default source filters, 2 shown, 50 hidden)

##### ACM and VFW Codecs (32-bit) #####

(A total of 19 codecs, 0 shown, 19 hidden)


##### DirectX Media Objects (32-bit) #####

(A total of 31 DMO, 0 shown, 31 hidden)

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Re: Saving a video in Windows Movie Maker

Post by Admin on Mon May 30, 2016 4:46 am

All those non-hidden DirectShow Filters in your log are unneeded and can be removed. I think most of them were installed by a program called SUPER video converter.

Do the input files play correctly with Windows Media Player?

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Re: Saving a video in Windows Movie Maker

Post by TheBeatles on Mon May 30, 2016 6:17 am

Admin wrote:All those non-hidden DirectShow Filters in your log are unneeded and can be removed. I think most of them were installed by a program called SUPER video converter.

Do the input files play correctly with Windows Media Player?
I just removed those DirectShow Filters, but when I tried to save a video again in WMM, the screen went black again.. So I'll need to enable them again.

They do. I've played them in WMP and VLC Player.

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Re: Saving a video in Windows Movie Maker

Post by TheBeatles on Mon May 30, 2016 6:48 am

UPDATE: I've enabled those DirectShow Filters again but when I try to save the video, the video is black again

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Re: Saving a video in Windows Movie Maker

Post by Admin on Tue May 31, 2016 12:25 am

Try updating your NVIDIA driver. This is latest version for your hardware:
http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/99992/en-us

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Re: Saving a video in Windows Movie Maker

Post by Admin on Tue May 31, 2016 12:33 am

Depending on which version of MM you have. Go to Tools > Options > Compatibility, and allow LAV to be used.

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Re: Saving a video in Windows Movie Maker

Post by TheBeatles on Tue May 31, 2016 2:32 am

Thanks admin,
My NVIDIA driver is up to date (I double-checked) and I can see images now, but they are still distorted, like the ones I posted in the original post.

I already checked LAV in "Compatibility". In fact, all drivers are allowed.

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Re: Saving a video in Windows Movie Maker

Post by Admin on Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:03 am

They are already distorted during preview/editing, right? Looks like decoding errors. Disable that CoreAVC decoder again. Then in the settings of LAV Video decoder disable all output formats except one. Try with just YUY2 or RGB32 enabled. Maybe that fixed the black screen issue.

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Re: Saving a video in Windows Movie Maker

Post by TheBeatles on Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:26 am

Admin wrote:They are already distorted during preview/editing, right? Looks like decoding errors. Disable that CoreAVC decoder again. Then in the settings of LAV Video decoder disable all output formats except one. Try with just YUY2 or RGB32 enabled. Maybe that fixed the black screen issue.
No during preview/editing the video looks fine!

I will try that anyway, I'll be back later with the results.

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Re: Saving a video in Windows Movie Maker

Post by Admin on Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:02 am

Which output settings are you currently using? Maybe increasing the bitrate can help, or use AVI instead of WMV.

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Re: Saving a video in Windows Movie Maker

Post by TheBeatles on Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:36 pm

The CoreAVC thing didn't work, unfortunately...

I'm using the option "Best quality to play on my computer (.wmv)" (I translated it because WMM is in my native language). I've tried saving it as DVI-AVI (PAL) with 28,6 Mbps bitrate but I had the same problem (distorted images)

Thank you so much for helping me.. I know it's really frustrating

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Re: Saving a video in Windows Movie Maker

Post by Admin on Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:27 am

How many clips/segments are in your current project? While researching the subject, I saw a lot of people who have a variety of issues, including black screens, with a large number of clips. So another thing you could try is to split your project into multiple parts, publish them and later join those pieces.

Another cause of black video for some people is when the clips have muted audio, for example in case you have a separate soundtrack. Workaround is to set the volume to lowest value for the clips.

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Re: Saving a video in Windows Movie Maker

Post by TheBeatles on Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:37 am

There are only five short clips and the total duration of the output video is 6 minutes, and it's still distorted. I also tried saving a clip of 20 minutes but that video is just as distorted..

This is getting really annoying.. I've (and you too) spent so many hours solving the problem and nothing seems to work

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Re: Saving a video in Windows Movie Maker

Post by Admin on Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:52 am

Exactly which changes did you make in the Codec Tweak Tool? You said you disabled a mpeg4 codec from Microsoft?

Which kind of video do your MP4 files contain? You can check with MediaInfo tool from the pack.

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Re: Saving a video in Windows Movie Maker

Post by TheBeatles on Thu Jun 02, 2016 3:04 am

I disabled these

DirectShowfilters:
Monkey's Audio decoder (RadLight)
MPEG splitter (elecard)
Quicktime Decoder Wrapper (Cyberlink)
Microsoft mpeg4 Video decoder

VFW and ACM codecs:
Microsoft MPEG-4 video codec v1 (MPG4)
Microsoft MPEG-4 video codec v2 (MP42)
Microsoft MPEG-4 video codec v2 (MP43)

Information about the videos:

Video 1:
Format                      : MPEG-4
Format profile              : Base Media
Codec ID                    : isom (isom/avc1)
File size                   : 807 MiB
Duration                    : 1h 41mn
Overall bit rate mode       : Variable
Overall bit rate            : 1 112 Kbps
Encoded date                : UTC 2014-06-25 02:05:24
Tagged date                 : UTC 2014-06-25 02:05:24

Video
ID                          : 1
Format                      : AVC
Format/Info                 : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile              : High@L4.1
Format settings, CABAC      : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames   : 4 frames
Codec ID                    : avc1
Codec ID/Info               : Advanced Video Coding
Duration                    : 1h 41mn
Bit rate                    : 1 014 Kbps
Maximum bit rate            : 6 874 Kbps
Width                       : 1 280 pixels
Height                      : 544 pixels
Display aspect ratio        : 2.35:1
Frame rate mode             : Constant
Frame rate                  : 24.000 fps
Color space                 : YUV
Chroma subsampling          : 4:2:0
Bit depth                   : 8 bits
Scan type                   : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)          : 0.061
Stream size                 : 736 MiB (91%)
Writing library             : x264 core 142 r2409 d6b4e63
Encoding settings           : cabac=1 / ref=4 / deblock=1:-1:-1 / analyse=0x3:0x133 / me=umh / subme=9 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.00:0.15 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=24 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=2 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=0 / chroma_qp_offset=-3 / threads=60 / lookahead_threads=4 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / bluray_compat=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=3 / b_pyramid=2 / b_adapt=2 / b_bias=0 / direct=3 / weightb=1 / open_gop=0 / weightp=2 / keyint=250 / keyint_min=24 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=60 / rc=2pass / mbtree=1 / bitrate=1014 / ratetol=1.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=0 / qpmax=69 / qpstep=4 / cplxblur=20.0 / qblur=0.5 / vbv_maxrate=31250 / vbv_bufsize=31250 / nal_hrd=none / filler=0 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:1.00
Encoded date                : UTC 2014-06-25 02:05:24
Tagged date                 : UTC 2014-06-25 02:05:32
Color range                 : Limited
Color primaries             : BT.709
Matrix coefficients         : BT.709

Audio
ID                          : 2
Format                      : AAC
Format/Info                 : Advanced Audio Codec
Format profile              : LC
Codec ID                    : 40
Duration                    : 1h 41mn
Bit rate mode               : Variable
Bit rate                    : 93.8 Kbps
Maximum bit rate            : 107 Kbps
Channel(s)                  : 2 channels
Channel positions           : Front: L R
Sampling rate               : 48.0 KHz
Frame rate                  : 46.875 fps (1024 spf)
Compression mode            : Lossy
Stream size                 : 68.1 MiB (8%)
Language                    : English
Encoded date                : UTC 2014-06-25 02:05:30
Tagged date                 : UTC 2014-06-25 02:05:32

Video 2:


Format                      : MPEG-4
Format profile              : Base Media / Version 2
Codec ID                    : mp42 (isom/mp42)
File size                   : 590 MiB
Duration                    : 1h 30mn
Overall bit rate mode       : Variable
Overall bit rate            : 916 Kbps
Encoded date                : UTC 2016-05-02 06:14:26
Tagged date                 : UTC 2016-05-02 06:14:26
gsst                        : 0
gstd                        : 5410040

Video
ID                          : 1
Format                      : AVC
Format/Info                 : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile              : Main@L3.1
Format settings, CABAC      : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames   : 3 frames
Codec ID                    : avc1
Codec ID/Info               : Advanced Video Coding
Duration                    : 1h 30mn
Bit rate                    : 787 Kbps
Width                       : 1 280 pixels
Height                      : 544 pixels
Display aspect ratio        : 2.35:1
Frame rate mode             : Constant
Frame rate                  : 24.000 fps
Color space                 : YUV
Chroma subsampling          : 4:2:0
Bit depth                   : 8 bits
Scan type                   : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)          : 0.047
Stream size                 : 507 MiB (86%)
Title                       : ISO Media file produced by Google Inc.
Encoded date                : UTC 2016-05-02 06:14:26
Tagged date                 : UTC 2016-05-02 06:14:26
Color range                 : Limited
Color primaries             : BT.709
Transfer characteristics    : BT.709
Matrix coefficients         : BT.709

Audio
ID                          : 2
Format                      : AAC
Format/Info                 : Advanced Audio Codec
Format profile              : LC
Codec ID                    : 40
Duration                    : 1h 30mn
Bit rate mode               : Variable
Bit rate                    : 126 Kbps
Channel(s)                  : 2 channels
Channel positions           : Front: L R
Sampling rate               : 44.1 KHz
Frame rate                  : 43.066 fps (1024 spf)
Compression mode            : Lossy
Stream size                 : 81.0 MiB (14%)
Title                       : ISO Media file produced by Google Inc.
Encoded date                : UTC 2016-05-02 06:14:26
Tagged date                 : UTC 2016-05-02 06:14:26

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Re: Saving a video in Windows Movie Maker

Post by Admin on Thu Jun 02, 2016 3:47 am

Those Microsoft MPEG-4 codecs should not have any effect on those files. Both files contain H.264 video (also known as AVC).

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Re: Saving a video in Windows Movie Maker

Post by TheBeatles on Thu Jun 02, 2016 3:51 am

Oh, okay, I see. Is there anything else I could do?

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Re: Saving a video in Windows Movie Maker

Post by Admin on Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:06 am

You could try selecting ffdshow as H.264 during installation of the codec pack. Preferably use the Mega version of the pack which also contains a VFW type codec for it. Who knows, maybe that helps.

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