How to Import and Edit MOV Files in Windows Movie Maker

Common problems importing MOV to Windows Movie Maker:

I'm trying to edit some clips in Windows Movie Maker, but it doesn't support MOV files, how do I convert the files into and acceptable file? Does Windows Movie Maker hold MOV formatted files?

Freely Import & Edit MOV on Windows Movie Maker After Converting to Supported Format

Sometimes we may come across this problem - the videos that we have downloaded from digital camera or online video sites are in MOV format which Windows Movie Maker does not support. How to make MOV compatible with Windows Movie Maker so that we can load the video files in for editing or playing? Here, we need a workable video conversion program to convert MOV files to Windows Movie Maker formats.

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Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate is the best MOV to Windows Movie Maker Video Converter, which can convert MOV to AVI, MP4, WMV, MPEG, MP3 .etc. Then you can easily import those videos into Windows Movie Maker, edit ,and do anything you want there.

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How to Convert MOV to Windows Movie Maker

Step 1. Load MOV files from hard drive or portable devices

After install and run Video Converter, click "Add Files" to load MOV files from hard drive or portable devices. And you also can drag the files to this program directly.

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Step 2. Set output format as WMV, AVI, MPEG format for Windows Movie Maker

Click "Output Format" drop-down list to select AVI, WMV or MPEG format for Windows Movie Maker. Then click "Output Folder" drop-down list to set destination folder for output files.

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Step 3. Edit MOV video files (optional)

Click Edit to trim video and set the start time & end time to get multiple clips as you like, crop the frame size, add special effects, add picture/text watermark, or edit subtitle.

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Step 4. Start to Convert MOV video for Windows Movie Maker

Once you've finished all the settings, click on "Convert" button to convert video. After conversion, you can click the Find Target button to open the output folder and find the converted files. After converted MOV files to WMV, AVI or MPEG, you can easily play these videos in Windows Media Player.

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About Windows Movie Maker supported file formats:

Windows Movie Maker supports different formats. It can handle simple video clips, full length movies, audio files, still images, and of course, all the media files that are native to the Windows system. The high compatibility of this software makes it the most popular and highly preferred video editing software today.

For video files, the software can handle ASF, AVI, and the WMV format. For full-length movie files, the formats supported are MPEG-1, MPG, MPEG, MP2, and M1V. Stand-alone audio files can be uploaded into the software as well and they have to be under these formats: WAV, AU, SND, AIFF, and AIFC. The MP3 audio format is supported as well. Users can also upload still images into the software that follows the JPEG, JPG, JPE, BMP, JFIF, and GIF formats. All media files that are native to Windows such as WMV, ASF, WMA, and WM are supported as well.

i have the same problem, can anyone tell the reason?
my video isnt full leight! after decoding.. why??? the original video is 2 m and 30 seconds.. after decoding from mov to avi is just 1 minute!
Hassan Durrani
what about the quality loss brother ! how much quality am gona lose bec as i remember once i converted a mov file to WMV and it looked really bad
For some reason Any video converter does not convert MP4 files fr my handphone to MPeG now. Why is that? Should I down load the new 5.5.5 version in order that it works like bfore again?
Hi, in the edit window of Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate, rotate your video as per needs.
how do you rotate the video if for some reason it is showing up sideways when I try to upload it to moviemaker after I converted it?
Nice, was looking for something like this
Launch iMovie, click File > New Project to start a project and then click File > Import to load your MOV videos to iMovie. Just that simple! If the videos can't be accepted by iMovie, then the video codec is probably note supported.
I have converted my mpg videos to MOV videos and now I can't drag and drop into iMovie to work with them there. How do I import them? Thanks
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