Movie Maker & Video Properties inaccurate?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Software' started by michaeljfisher, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. michaeljfisher

    michaeljfisher New Member

    Oct 30, 2012
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    I download video files in various formats [flv, MP4 & WMV mostly]
    Edit them in Windows Movie Maker [WMM] as wlmp project files
    Convert the edited files into finished WMV format videos using the standard choices available in WMM

    But sometimes the finished result has audio-sync problems even though the source file is in sync

    The problem is that WMM doesn't correctly identify the fps of the source video & there's no option that I can see to tell WMM to use the source video settings

    I have to set up custom settings in WMM to get around this, but...
    The video properties for some formats don't display in the properties dialog [flv] or for some files the fps shown is incorrect [e.g 29.00 & 29.97 fps both show in properties as 29fps]

    Thus I'm forced to experiment with the setting for fps until I get the right one

    Q1] Is this a well known problem?

    Q2] Is there a free "Video Reader" that can give me the correct properties of my source video files? [including if it's a variable or fixed bit rate]

    Q3] There's a very nice free video converter called "Freemake Video Converter" that has a setting to convert source files using the original file settings, but it also doesn't notice that [for example] a certain file is 25fps & it insists on converting it to 29 or 30 or something. Any recommendations for a free video converter that doesn't have this problem

    Thank you

    My System:-
    Windows 7 64-bit
    Windows Movie Maker
    All programs & drivers updated to current versions
    Codec pack updates installed

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