Though MP4 is a widely used video format, you can’t import MP4 videos to Windows Movie Maker to edit them. It’s because this file format is not supported by Windows Movie Maker. Therefore, you need to convert MP4 to Windows Movie Maker supported WMV format first if you want to edit MP4 video files with it. Then, how to convert MP4 to WMV?
When talking about converting MP4 file to WMV format, a competent video conversion program is needed. Here Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate is highly recommended. This MP4 to WMV converter lets you easily and quickly convert any videos to WMV format. Plus, it can also convert MP4 to various video/audio formats, like MP4 to AVI, MP4 to MP3, MP4 to MPEG and more. Owning a concise and clear window, this MP4 converter is extremely simple to handle. Words alone are no proof. Download this converter and follow the steps below to test it by yourself.
This MP4 to WMV converter works in Windows operating system (Windows 8 included). The screenshots that was shown to you below are also taken from the Windows version of MP4 video converter. If you want to convert MP4 to WMV on Mac OS X (Mountain Lion), Aimersoft Video Converter for Mac is available for you choice.
Launch this video converter and click Add Files button on top to import the MP4 files that you want to convert. Or you can choose the files to be converted from your computer hard drive and directly drag them to the main window of this program.
Choose WMV as target format from the drop-down list of Output Format. If needed, you can click the Settings button under the Output Format option to adjust the video quality, video encoder, resolution, bit rate, audio channels, sample rate, and more.
What you need to do in the last step is to press the Convert button to begin the conversion immediately. When the conversion is finished, you can get your converted files from the default output folder. Now you can import MP4 to Windows Movie Maker without any hassles.
(Tips: This video converted is embedded with video editor, which can be launched by clicking the Edit button on the right side of the loaded files. It also allows you to touch up the video by trimming, cropping, changing visual effects, adding watermarks and subtitles.)
Here is the video tutorial on how to convert MP4 format to WMV:
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MP4 is a better format for general use as it is easier to convert to a different format or encoding for whatever use it is needed. It also uses easily-read encoding and the decoders for this format are very common in software. WMV, on the other hand, is usually only used for web-streaming use as the encoding and compression are fast and easily downloaded. It is more difficult to convert a WMV and is harder to use for DVDs. DVD players are also more likely to be able to read an MP4 than a WMV because WMV is used for web-streaming instead.
The quality of the videos from each format are similar, but MP4 beats WMV in the ratio of quality to file size because web-streaming consumes resources for decoding heavily, so the videos cannot be difficult to decompress once downloaded. WMV files are normally low quality. MP4 files, being used for DVDs and blu-ray, can be far better quality since size is not an issue.
Generally, a video of a certain quality being 1 gigabyte in MP4 format will be roughly 1.4 to 1.6 gigabytes in WMV format because of the difficulty to compress and decompress WMV files.