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Movie Maker Tutorial: How to import MP4 files into WMM for editing

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Question 1: “I want to convert these mp4 files into something that won’t lag when i play it and something that i can play in Windows Movie Maker. “

Question 2: “I have some MP4 videos (that I made myself,) and I’m trying to get them into a windows maker. It turns out MM doesn’t like MP4′s. How Do I get them in there?”

Can MP4 file format be supported by Windows Movie Maker? When you check out the compatible file formats list, you can find the answer:
Audio: .mp3Video files: .asf, .avi, .wmv
Movie files: MPEG1, .mpeg, .mpg, .m1v, .mp2
Audio files: .wav, .snd, .au, .aif, .aifc, .aiff
Windows Media files: .asf, .wm, .wma, .wmv
Still images: .bmp, .jpg, .jpeg, .jpe, .jfif, .gif

In order to make the Movie Maker recognize the MP4 file type, you may need to convert MP4 to Windows Movie Maker firstly. Also, you can do more conversions from MKV/MOV/HD video to Movie Maker. Plus, If you just try to use the WMM to cut the clip into short ones, the Window Movie Maker Converter can do that for you. What you need is to go to “Clip” section before do the conversion. More practical editing options are equipped: video cropping, make advanced video or audio settings.
Section one: how to use the Windows Movie Maker Converter:

1. Free download the Video Converter for Windows Movie Maker.

2. Add MP4 file(s) into the program
Open the software, click “Add File” button to load the .mp4 into application. You can also load your other file formats like MKV, MOV, M2TS, etc to the software.

3. Choose “WMV” as output file format
Alternatively, you can choose AVI as output file format under the menu of “Profile” and specify the destination folder for the converted files.

4. Begin to the conversion from MP4 to WMM
Hit “START” button to start converting MP4 to Movie Maker.

When the conversion is done, you can get access to the generated file by default.

Section Two: Load video to WMM
1.Run the Movie Maker program.

2.On the File menu, you can choose Import into Collections or Import Media Items. Make your selection and then click Import. Also you can directly add .mswmm project file into the software.

3.Drag the video to the storyboard at the bottom of the window.
Now, you can effortlessly edit your video in Movie Maker. Have a nice time with the Movie Maker program.


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  • Posted On June 27, 2012
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