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Using the exercise files and restoring missing links

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Video: Using the exercise files and restoring missing links

If you're a premium subscriber with the lynda.com, you'll have access to the exercise files, and the exercise files allow you to follow along with me step by step as we move through the various chapters in this title. If you are going to use the exercise files, I highly recommend placing them on the Desktop where they'll be easy to find, because every project in Movie Maker references the various assets, such as photos, video, and music. And unless you have the exact same path that I'm using, that reference will be broken. But I'm going to show you how to fix it.

Using the exercise files and restoring missing links

If you're a premium subscriber with the lynda.com, you'll have access to the exercise files, and the exercise files allow you to follow along with me step by step as we move through the various chapters in this title. If you are going to use the exercise files, I highly recommend placing them on the Desktop where they'll be easy to find, because every project in Movie Maker references the various assets, such as photos, video, and music. And unless you have the exact same path that I'm using, that reference will be broken. But I'm going to show you how to fix it.

First of all, double-click the exercise files. You'll notice that each of the chapters is represented by its own subfolder, and double-clicking one of those folders reveals subfolders for each of the movies in that chapter. You may also see an Assets folder here, or it may be hidden right within the Chapter folder. So, if we double-click 01_02, you'll see the project My Beach Movie, and you'll also see the Assets folder containing all of the photos, the video, the music that might be used in that project. But like I said, if you're not storing the exercise files in the exact same path that I have, which means my username David Rivers, on the hard drive, on the Desktop, et cetera, when you go to open up a project, this is what you'll see.

You'll see a number of exclamation marks for each of the clips or assets used in the project. That's because the reference link has been broken, but it's easily fixed. If you hover over any one of these clips, you'll see information about it. For example, this one is called beach_1.JPG. It's a JPEG photo. It's not found right now because we've moved it. So double-clicking allows you to fix that. Double-clicking brings up the Fix Item dialog, and all you have to do is find it by clicking the Find button.

Now it's just a matter of going to that exact same location for the Assets folder, by going to your Desktop, your Exercise Files, Chapter1, the 01_02 subfolder. There's the Assets folder. Double-click and you'll see beach_1 right there. Now, double-click again: not only does it find that one asset, but it restores the link or reference to each of the assets in the project, and you're ready to continue on, following step by step with me. Now, if you don't have the exercise files, not to worry. You can still learn a lot by using your own files. Or if you prefer, simply sit back, watch, and relax.

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Windows Live Movie Maker Essential Training

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  1. 3m 28s
    1. Welcome
      1m 4s
    2. Using the exercise files and restoring missing links
      2m 24s
  2. 15m 51s
    1. Installing Windows Live Movie Maker
      2m 19s
    2. Touring the Movie Maker interface
      6m 50s
    3. Starting and saving a new project
      3m 52s
    4. Adjusting the view
      2m 50s
  3. 24m 9s
    1. Understanding what files you can use
      2m 43s
    2. Adding and organizing video and pictures
      5m 17s
    3. Importing photos from a camera
      4m 46s
    4. Importing video from a camcorder
      3m 10s
    5. Importing content from other devices
      4m 22s
    6. Adding music to a project
      3m 51s
  4. 36m 53s
    1. Creating an AutoMovie
      4m 48s
    2. Adding and modifying titles in a project
      4m 26s
    3. Adding and formatting captions in a clip
      3m 17s
    4. Adding and modifying credits in a project
      5m 32s
    5. Adjusting music options
      4m 40s
    6. Trimming and splitting video clips
      5m 53s
    7. Adjusting photo duration and rotation
      3m 3s
    8. Adjusting and mixing video and audio volume
      2m 15s
    9. Creating a snapshot from existing video
      2m 59s
  5. 18m 41s
    1. Creating transitions between clips
      5m 44s
    2. Panning and zooming photos
      3m 9s
    3. Adding visual effects to photos and video
      3m 40s
    4. Adding multiple effects to a single clip
      3m 31s
    5. Removing effects
      2m 37s
  6. 17m 9s
    1. Saving your movie in high definition
      3m 18s
    2. Saving your movie to DVD
      5m 26s
    3. Saving your movie in lower-resolution formats
      2m 14s
    4. Uploading a movie to YouTube
      4m 42s
    5. Publishing a movie to other web locations
      1m 29s
  7. 9m 53s
    1. Making a movie from Windows Live Photo Gallery
      2m 2s
    2. Creating slow-motion video
      3m 2s
    3. Adding additional audio tracks
      4m 49s
  8. 1m 37s
    1. What's next?
      1m 37s

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