Watching Picassa made movies | Photos | Forums: Ask the Geeks!

Please ask your questions here (not in email) – we promise to respond here, no such promise with email. This is a benefit of membership. Here’s info  on how to post to this Q&A Forum.

You must be logged in as a Premium Member to Ask the Geeks a question. All are welcome to freely browse the Forums.

Lost password?
Advanced Search
Forum Scope


Forum Options

Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
Watching Picassa made movies
February 24, 2020
6:47 pm
matthew moniz
New Member
Forum Posts: 1
Member Since:
December 16, 2019
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

When using Picassa in my desktop (windows 10), when I play back movies I had made in Picassa ( .wmv files) the audio plays but not the video. On my laptop (also win 10) I get both.. they play perfectly. Earlier they had played fine on my desktop. In tools/options/file types, I do have everything checked. I did try uninstalling and reinstalling with no success. OK! What did I screw up?


February 26, 2020
9:01 am
Forum Posts: 2921
Member Since:
July 2, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Ahh the mysteries of video playback. The issue has to do with the video player that is being used. Try right-clicking on your .wmv file and choose “open with” to see what your choices are and try them. If nothing works, I would install the VLC player and “Open with” that. 


You may want to convert the .wmv to .mp4 for greater compatibility. I see that VLC has a convert option as well, but when I tried it – I lost the audio on my little clip. I would trust Filmora to do the conversion, but it’s not free. Handbrake is a well-known, free, video converter.

Forum Timezone: America/New_York
Most Users Ever Online: 301
Currently Online:
Guest(s) 19
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Top Posters:
Roxie Marston: 118
Barbara Dalderis: 108
Bob Brown: 96
David Cross: 89
guppy1: 76
Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 402
Members: 1162
Moderators: 1
Admins: 4
Forum Stats:
Groups: 3
Forums: 19
Topics: 2126
Posts: 7061
Newest Members:
Raymond Roberts, Heather Kraafter, Sara Lake, Ann Canary, Ronald Whalin, Robin Seaver
Moderators: Jim Guld: 0
Administrators: MrGeek: 428, MrsGeek: 2921, Craig Biles: 0, David Carr: 1