I’ve been lazy the last three days, not doing a whole lot except cooking, cleaning, and figuring out how to do more computer stuff. My new computer is a 64-bit machine with 64-bit Vista, and it’s taken some getting used to. One thing, not all software works with it, even software installed by Microsoft itself (duh!). One such problem that had me running maniacally around the house, foaming at the mouth, was a codec problem with Windows Media Player and Windows Movie Maker. The durn things just wouldn’t work, even though I tweaked til my brain hurt. I’d purchased a nice little Samsung camcorder a few months ago, and I was determined to make the thing work with my computer! You can read all the techhie details here at my geeky blog, if you are so inclined. Short and sweet version: I was getting 32-bit codecs when I really needed codecs for my 64-bit operating system. Don’t ask me why Microsoft makes you download all this loopy extraneous software when they could very simply include the package themselves! It’s not like they are terribly averse to bloatware and silly things like door hardware!
*insert wild, hysterical screaming*
ANYWAY. I got the Movie Maker to work! I was so happy when at 2am my baggy eyes finally saw success. Yeehaw! Today, I puttered around with the software to give it a test drive. It’s a silly little video of my kitten, Livvy. We had such fun putting this together!
So, the Thanksgiving holiday weekend is over. Monday looms, and my work begins again. *sigh*