I put together a short (2 minutes and 30 some odd second) movie using about 8 clips and two or three titles and a mp3 for audio using MS Movie Maker. Movie Maker kept crashing on me each time I inserted a new clip, but eventually I got it together. Each clip was fairly large/high resolution - typically 1-10 megs each but I figured that should not be a problem. Once I finished the movie, I first tried to get it to make a final move at the highest quality -17 megs. I went to bed and woke up to find that it had not even begun and said it was going to take over 300,000++ minutes to render and that time still growing and 0% of the video completed. I tried again reducing the size to 2 megs, and left for work... several hours later my wife tells me it reads less than 1% completed and 70,000+ minutes to complete it. ARRG!!! I think we are running a 2.6 (it may be a 2.9 or something I forget) P4 with 768 megs ram and something like 80 or 90 gigs of open hard drive space. The only movie I have made before had one video clip, and a couple dozen pictures and title slides set to music - it was simple, easy and exported the video quick and effectively. What am I doing wrong? Or is my attempting to use this MS software what I am doing wrong?!