Get AVI and Windows Movie Maker to Play Nicely

Can’t download a suitable codec for editing AVI files in Windows Movie Maker? Look no further, just follow this simple tutorial to achieve your goal smoothly.

Windows Movie Maker supports AVI files, however, it only accepts AVI that both the audio and the video were compressed by using a codec that Windows Movie Maker can recognize. In order for Windows Movie Maker to import an AVI file, the codec that a particular file uses must be installed on the computer. If you receive an error message or the video does not display correctly, you may need to install the codec used by the file. However, AVi can contain various video codecs. It’s difficult for you to find and install the codec. Luckily, there is an easy way to fix the problem. The easy workaround workflow is to use 3rd-party app to convert AVI to Windows Movie Maker compatible file format.

To finish the task, Brorsoft Video Converter is highly recommended. It supports creating high quality WMV video for your Windows Movie Maker, no matter what’s the format of your source video files. It can convert almost any video to WMV so you can import your video to Windows Movie Maker for editing. Plus, it comes with all regular video editing tools like Trim, Crop, Effect, Subtitle, Watermark. For basic video editing tasks, you can even replace your Windows Movie Maker with it.

If you’re editing in Windows Movie Maker, chances are you already installed this great utility. If not, download it from here and follow the step-by-step tutorial to convert and import your AVI files to Windows Movie Maker to make engaging movies.

How to convert AVI to WMV for editing in Windows Movie Maker

Step 1: Install and launch the AVI to Windows Movie Maker Converter on your PC, and then click “Add” button to browse to load AVI files. You can also simply drag and drop your source media to the program.

Tips 1 – Converter supports batch conversion so that you can add multiple files to convert at one time.
Tips 2 – Check “Merge into one” box to join multiple AVI files together if necessary.

Step 2: Hit the Format box and select HD Video –>WMV HD(*.wmv) on the dropdown menu as output format. Besides, you can also choose Divx HD(*.avi) as output if you have not installed the .wmv codec.

Tip 3 – If the default settings do not fit you requirement, you can click “Settings” icon to and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

Step 3: Finally, click “Convert” icon and your files will converted into .WMV files ready to be imported into Windows Movie Maker.

You’re done! Now you can easily import AVI video files into Windows Movie Maker for editing smoothly.

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