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How to Use MP4 Files in Windows Movie Maker

Windows Movie Maker is surprisingly easy and amusing for you to create, to edit and to share your movies. However, when you import MP4 to Widows Movie Maker for editing, several considerations you should note, although MP4 format is obviously on the Movie Maker supported file type list. This page will present you some tips and tricks to get MP4 files into Windows Movie Maker in detail.

What you should note when using MP4 file format in Windows Movie Maker?

a. Windows Movie Maker supports MP4 files, but the ability to open MP4 files in Movie Maker is partially dependent on the operating system your computer is running.

MP4 files are supported in Windows Movie Maker running on Windows 7 and above. The MP4 file format can be opened in Movie Maker running on Vista, but only if all necessary video and audio codecs are installed. Review the Microsoft Codec information page to determine if you have the necessary codecs installed to open the MP4 file type on Vista.( Review the Microsoft Codec information page to determine if you have the necessary codecs installed to open the MP4 file type on Vista.)

b. You may have difficulty getting the MP4 file to play in Windows Movie Maker if the file contains AAC audio.

If your MP4 file contains AAC audio, you can only open the video in Movie Maker if running on Windows 7 or higher.

How to make all MP4 videos compatible with Windows Movie Maker without any limit?

As we know the native file format for the Movie Maker application is WMV. If you are certain that your operating system has all the necessary codecs installed, but you still cannot open the MP4 file, the easy workaround is to convert MP4 to WMV for Windows Movie Maker. To complete the conversion, the best program we can recommend is Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate.

It's an easy-to-use yet powerful high-quality video converter, player and editor. And it can handle videos in all formats, including MP4 format and make them best suitable for Windows Movie Maker quickly and easily. What's more, this app also provides some cool video editing features like cropping, cutting, merging and so on. So no doubt, this powerful Windows Movie Maker video converter will bring you an extraordinary video-editing experience. If you are facing problems when editing video footages with Windows Movie Maker, Avid MC, Sony Vegas Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Pinnacle etc. non-linear editing systems, chances are you already installed this great free utility. If not, download it from below.


How to Convert MP4 Video for Windows Movie Maker

1. Launch the MP4 to Windows Movie Maker Converter, and then import MP4 clips through "Add Video" button or "Add from folder" button.


2. Click the Format and select HD Video -->WMV HD(*.wmv) on the dropdown menu as output format. Of course, WMV from Common Video is also available.


3. You can adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., in the Profile Settings.

4. When everything is OK, press "Convert" to start transcoding MP4 to Windows Movie Maker .wmv format.

After video conversion, the video files are compatible with Windows Movie Maker. Just open Windows Movie Maker, click "Movie tasks" and select "Import video". Seconds later, the video files will be displayed on the main panel of Windows Movie Maker. Just enjoy your editing.

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