If your project is not getting saved and there is an endless loop of "Saving Project", there are three possible reasons:

1. This is caused when you save the project and after that, you delete or move a source file (video, audio, or any image). To avoid this, you can check the box for "Save as ZIP" while saving your project. 

2. Check the name of all the resources that you used like images, audio, videos, flash SWF file, etc.. Make sure that their names are smaller and it should not contain any special characters like -, (, ), etc. Rename all the assets and then add and retry saving the project.

3. One of the video/audio that you added may not be encoded properly. In such cases, to identify the issue, simply do not add the video/audio and then save the project then load the project. If it works then that means there is an encoding issue. To fix this, you have to use any converter to re-convert your video/audio.

Freezing/Spinning when Saving a project (Windows)

=================== OLDER FIX (Which may work) =====================

If the Explaindio Video Creator is freezing up on your Windows computer when you try to SAVE a project or "SAVE-AS"?

It's not the Explaindio Video Creator, basically it is a known Microsoft Windows Bug. 

Below are the steps how you can get rid of this issue.

In your network settings - advanced, Turn Off/Disable "Network Discovery"
Windows 8.1 
"Save-as" crashes most, if not all programs.

This is caused by a bug in the Microsoft Windows Operating System - usually due to integration with Microsoft OneDrive (SkyDrive) or your network trying to connect to an unavailable network drive.


  1. Start --> Run --> gpedit.msc
  2. Navigate to Local Computer Policy\Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows     Components\OneDrive
  3. Disable "Save Documents to OneDrive by Default
  4. Open up the command prompt and type gpupdate /force


Try this:

Turn Off the 'Network Discovery" setting.

See: http://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/59743-how-to-disable-skydrive-integration-in-windows-8-1


Windows 7 
"Save-as" crashes most, if not all programs

This is a Microsoft known bug, usually caused by a network setting in Windows 7 that searches for all available networks when opening the SAVE-AS dialog. 


The first solution to try is to disable (turn-off) the automatic Network Discovery setting:

  1. Open the Network and Sharing Center.
  2. On the left side, click on Change advanced sharing settings.
  3. Click on Home or Work and then select "Turn off network discovery".
  4. Save it and close


Try to disable (turn-off) the automatic Network Discovery setting:

See Microsoft HotFix: Fix384276, https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2638018