How to Solve Windows Movie Maker and MPG Incompatible Issues

“I’m experiencing some difficulties in opening an MPG file on Movie Maker for Windows 8. The file shows as if it was “inserted” into the timeline, but I can’t play it nor edit it. I have no issues in playing the file on Windows Media Player, It′s just the Movie Maker that does not read it properly.”

Generally speaking, Windows Movie Maker can support MPEG-2, MPEG-1 movie files. While, if there is no MPG codec in Windows Movie Maker, it will give you a disappointing result. Some guys tried to download a codec pack but usually it’s messing up Windows Movie Maker. Luckily, the program is easy to solve – all you have to do is to convert MPG videos to Windows Movie Maker most compatible format like WMV, AVI. Once you have, you can add them to Windows Movie Maker for editing without any trouble.

Actually, it’s not as difficult as you imagine. What’s need is a just a common video converter like Brorsoft Video Converter. It supports creating high quality WMV video for your Windows Movie Maker on Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista, 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. See how below about convering MPG files to Windows Movie Maker comaptible format.

Simple Steps to Convert MPG to Windows Movie Maker

Step 1. Import MPG files

Run the MPG to Windows Movie Maker Coverer; click the Add button to load MPEG files to the program from your computer. You can also directly drag the video files into the program directly.

Step 2. Select the output format

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.

Step 3. Start conversion

Simply click the Convert button to start converting MPG video to Windows Movie Maker friendly video formats.

Additional features of this MPG to Windows Movie Maker converter:

1. You can check the “Merge into one” box to join multiple video clips together.

2. If you like, adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality.

3. You can edit the MPG video before transcoding to WMV for WMM program. Just click “Edit” button, you can trim, crop the video, or add watermark, adjust effect and embed subtitles to the videos which you will convert.

Within several minutes, the conversion would be finished and you can find the converted file on your computer by clicking the “Open” button. And then you can import the converted MPG files to Windows Movie Make for editing via its “Import video” option.

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