While Windows Live Movie Maker has many redeeming qualities, the simplification of the experience also meant the team hid the ability to access media such as movie clips off a network drive. Turns out, this can be a major contributor to project crashes and issues if you’re trying to share over weak wireless networks. This was a big disappointment for those of us with large home video libraries on Windows Home Server and stable home networks. I’ve since resolved the issue thanks to the following post – yes, you can re-enable network drive support. Read the How To: here, courtesy Andreas J on the Windows Live team.
HowTo: Add Network Drive Support to Windows Live Movie Maker
October 10, 2009