How to Import MP4 to Windows Movie Maker for Editing
"Windows Media Player 11 recognizes and plays MPEG-4 just fine but WMM doesn't. I would like to import some MPEG-4 files into Movie Maker and work with them - is there a codec or something that allows this?" Well, this problem occurs because MP4 is incompatible with Windows Movie Maker. To edit MP4 video files in Windows Movie Maker, you'll need to convert MP4 to Windows Movie Maker compatible formats like WMV or AVI.
Best Tool to Help Import MP4 Videos to Windows Movie Maker
Here Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate is highly recommended to help you convert MP4 to WMV or AVI for Windows Movie Maker. In addition, it can also convert among other video and audio formats like AVI, WMV, MKV, FLV, MOV, MP4, MTS, MP3, WMA, etc. What's more, it's also a video editor, DVD ripper, DVD burner and online video downloader. Now download it and follow the steps below to complete your task.
Step 1. Load MP4 videos
Install and run the program, then click "Add Files" button to load MP4 video files that you want to convert from your computer or camcorder (or other devices like USB, cell phone, etc). You can also directly drag the MP4 video files into the program.
Step 2. Select output options
Select WMV or AVI as output format for Windows Movie Maker and choose a proper output path as the destination folder for the converted files.
Step 3. Start to convert MP4 to WMV/AVI format
Click "Convert" to start the conversion from MP4 to WMV/AVI for Windows Movie Maker. 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.
Windows Movie Maker Supported Formats
Depending on what version of Windows Movie Maker used, the video files it supports are asf, avi, and wmv. For those who wanted to edit a movie using the software, the movie files that can be loaded are: MPEG-1, mpg, mpeg, m1v, and mp2. The software also supports audio files with the following file extensions: wav, au, snd, aif, aiff, aifc, and mp3. For image files, users can upload jpeg, jpg, bmp, jpe, gif, and jfif. Native Windows media file formats such as asf, wm, wmv, and wm are accepted as well. When saving files, the output formats are wmv and avi for videos and wma for audio files.
Windows Movie Maker is a very easy-to-use and highly compatible with today's most popular video and audio formats. And that is the reason why it is one of the most popular video editing software today. But what's even great about it is the fact that it is offered for free upon purchase of any Windows operating system.