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    Windows Live Movie Maker under Windows 7

    As title, we're experimenting with the Windows Live version of Movie Maker because Microsoft saw fit to remove it from Windows 7 and we have a number of lesson plans that incorporate it.

    Although Movie Maker itself seems to work fine, it stubbornly refuses to add content from a network location.

    That's going to be a big problem for us, and many other schools I suspect - we don't just give students or staff access to the local disk or a writable desktop folder to dump stuff into - can anyone else confirm this failure to add from a network location is indeed normal behaviour for the new version of Movie Maker and not just me having a moment?

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    Windows live movie maker is really cut down as well, no more timeline or any good editing features last time I looked (which admittedly was about 6 months ago)

    Found the one shipped with Vista was the best as it had DVD support unfortunately not avail as a download though

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    Try the MM2.6 version that was released for Vista users, it is supposed to work on Win 7 too.

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    Live Movie Maker

    There is a registry hack that allows the use of network files, but it is user based so you would need to find a way of doing this for each user. Your other choice (and the one we took) was to use the Vista movie maker.

    All you need to do is find a Vista machine copy the folder, place it on a network drive and then create the shortcut

    My blog has our experiences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arichards View Post
    All you need to do is find a Vista machine copy the folder, place it on a network drive and then create the shortcut
    Good tip - I'll copy that off my machine before I Win7 it over half term. Presumably you could also wrap it into an MSI and install it locally?

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    you could wrap it in an msi file but to be honest we run it from our apps server and it works OK. Much easier than installing locally

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    Local installs would reduce bandwidth usage though, particularly useful where video editing it involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arichards View Post
    There is a registry hack that allows the use of network files, but it is user based so you would need to find a way of doing this for each user.

    That is not a problem when you run a single mandatory roaming profile for your student users - I will just use regedit to mount the registry hive and make the adjustment there.

    As for the staff, that will get added into the logon script.

    Cheers Alan.

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