Saving a movie for sending in an e-mail message
This page of the wizard indicates the saving progress of your movie when you choose to send your movie as an attachment in an e-mail message. The amount of time the movie takes to save depends on a few factors in respect to your movie and computer.
When saving a movie you are going to send in an e-mail message, the time it takes to create and save the movie is usually less than when you choose another saving option. When a movie is being saved to send in an e-mail message, Windows Movie Maker automatically chooses the best movie setting based on the length of your movie. The movie file size is often restricted to a smaller size because of the size limits set for attachments by some e-mail providers and the need to avoid a long download time for the recipient of your movie.
The amount of time the movie takes to save depends on a few factors related to your movie and computer.
- Length of your movie. The time it takes for your movie to be saved increases in proportion to the length of your movie. For example, a movie that is only one or two minutes long takes less time to save than a movie that is 15 minutes long (assuming the same movie setting is selected for both). Therefore, if you have a movie that is an hour in length, the amount of time it takes to save the movie can be significant.
- System resources of your computer. The amount of time it takes to save a movie also depends on the processor speed and other system resources on your computer. Other system resources that can also affect the time it takes to save a movie include the amount of RAM on your computer and the speed of your hard disk. For example, assuming other system specifications on your computer are equal and the same movie setting is selected, it will take longer to save movie on a computer that has a processor speed of 600 megahertz (MHz) than on a computer with a processor speed of 1.5 gigahertz (GHz) or more.