Windows Movie Maker can’t recognize your MP4 (MPEG-4) files? Here I’ll show you how to solve the problem.
Here is the thing: You want to upload a MP4 files into Windows Movie Maker for editing. But you’ll be disappointed cause Windows Movie Maker won’t import the MP4 file. Windows Media Player 11 recognizes and plays MPEG-4 just fine but WMM doesn’t. What’s the matter? Well, this is a common problem encountered by many Windows Movie Maker users. This problem occurs because MP4 is incompatible with Windows Movie Maker. WMM supports .WMV, .asf, .AVI, .mpe, .mpeg, .mpg, .m1v, .mp2, .mp2v, .mpv2, and .wm codecs and you can find that MP4 is not in the list.
Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix the issue. The easy workaround is to change MP4 to Windows Movie Maker acceptable file format like WMV before importing. Actually, it’s not as difficult as you imagine. What you need is a just a common video converter like Brorsoft Video Converter. 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.
How to Convert MP4 to Windows Movie Maker
Step 1: Launch Brorsoft Video Converter, and then drag your MP4 files to the program. If you want to merge multiple clips just need to check the “Merge into one” box.
Step 2: Click “Format” menu firstly and then follow “HD Video” to set WMV HD(*.wmv) format. If you want to make changes to the video settings like resolution, bit rate and other settings, click the Settings button beside Format bar.
Step 3: When everything is ready, click the Convert button and all the imported MP4 video files will be converted to WMV format by this MP4 to Windows Movie Maker Video Converter.
Step 4: Import MP4 to Windows Movie Maker
Depending on your version of Windows Movie Maker or Windows Live Movie Maker, the buttons are slightly different:
Import MP4 video to Windows Movie Maker: When the conversion complete, open Windows Movie Maker and click Import or Import Video on the left to import your video to the movie collection and drag and drop to the timeline for editing.
Import MP4 video to Windows Live Movie Maker: Start Windows Live Movie Maker and go to Home tab in the ribbon menu and click Add video in the Add panel to locate the converted MP4 video.