How to Fix Movie Maker Error 0x80004003 (7 Solutions)


How to Fix Movie Maker Error 0x80004003 (7 Solutions)
Solution 1. Install the Latest Movie Maker
The first thing to try whenever you receive such a Windows Movie Maker error is to install the latest video editing software. However, the bad news is that Movie Maker was officially discontinued on January 10, 2017.
Solution 2. Update the Video Card Drivers
You can try updating the video card drives to fix the Movie Maker error 0x80004003. Here's how:

Step 1. Right-click the Start button, and then select Device Manager from the context menu.
Step 2. Expand one of the categories to find the name of your target device, then right-click it, and then select Update Driver software.

Step 3. Select Search automatically for updated driver software.

Keep in mind: You also can try reinstalling the driver to fix Windows Movie Maker errors.

Solution 3. Check the File Format
As we know, if you are using the media files which are not supported by Windows Movie Maker, you might encounter the error 0x80004003 or 0x87160139, Movie Maker no sound issue, or other problems.
Solution 4. Check if Your Files Are in the Same Place
File missing from the location can lead to Windows Movie Maker errors like Movie Maker error 0x87160139 or 0x80004003. Now, follow the below steps to check if the files are in the same place.

Step 1. Open Windows + R on your keyboard.

Step 2. Type moviemaker and then press Enter to open the free video editing software.
Step 3. Click File, and then choose Open project.
Step 4. Select your media file, and then click the Open button.

Step 5. Double-click the image that is showing the yellow error icon, and then click Find.

Step 6. Locate the file in your computer, click on it and select Open.

Here, if the method doesn’t solve the Movie Maker error 0x80004003, keep reading to try another solution.

Solution 5. Close Other Programs
Some users reported that they received the Windows Movie Makers errors because some other programs were using these media files. Therefore, it is recommended to close all programs including Windows Movie Maker, and then restart this video editing software to check whether the error has been solved.

Solution 6. Lower the Video Quality
It is reported that some users effectively solved the Movie Maker error 0x87160139 or 0x80004003 by lowering the video quality from 1080p to720p. If you have selected 1080p as your output quality, you can try lowering it.

Solution 7. Checking Codecs
As we say, you will encounter Movie Maker error 0x80004003 or 0x87160139 if you don’t have the codecs for the file that you want to work on in this video editing software. Audio and video files require proper codecs for them to work properly. Thus, you need to check codecs to remove out Movie Maker errors.

Step 1. Download MediaInfo, and then install it on PC according to the instruction.

Step 2. Open Windows + R to open the Run box.

Step 3. Type MediaInfo and press Enter.
Step 4. In the MediaInfo window, you are supposed to select File, then click Open, and choose File.
Step 5. Select the video file that you want to check, and then click Open button.
Step 6. Now, you can see the information about the codecs. If you want a detailed or any other view, click View and then select Sheet (or any other format you want).

Windows Movie Maker is a good tool for creating a movie, but it has been laid to rest after many years of distinguished service. In other words, if you encounter some problems like Windows Movie Maker not working, you will not get the help from Microsoft. Therefore, more and more videographers have to look for some excellent Windows Movie Maker alternatives, like VSDC, Shortcut, Openshot, Filmora, and other video editors. Here, MiniTool® Software Ltd. is striving to develop a new type of video editor to cater to the needs of different users.

MiniTool Movie Maker, all-new and all-in-one video editing software, is coming soon. This free yet professional tool makes you easily and quickly create a wonderful movie because of its powerful functions as well as simple steps.

MiniTool Movie Maker offers simple and clean window to help users easily create a movie. In a word, even a new user can effectively create a movie without any difficulty.
MiniTool Movie Maker offers different movie templates including wedding, love, business, birthday, etc. You can choose your favorite template and then import your files. After that, you not only can directly save this movie but also can edit it and then export it.
MiniTool Movie Maker makes you freely add effects including transitions, titles, credits, filters, animations, and others to your video. Then, you can directly share your movie from the app to your favorite social channels.
Reading here, I guess you are as excited about MiniTool Movie Maker as we are. Now, the good news is that you will see this all-new as well as all-in-one video editing software this year.

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