Saving your movie for local playback
This page of the wizard indicates the saving progress of your movie when you choose to save your movie to your computer. The amount of time the movie takes to save depends on a few factors related to your movie and your 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.
- Movie setting. The time it takes for your movie to be saved also increases if you choose a higher quality setting for saving your movie. For example, it takes less time to save a movie with a movie setting that displays the video at 160x120 pixels than to save the same movie with a movie setting that displays the video at 640x480 pixels (at the same ).
- 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.