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Windows Movie Maker Not Support to Import MP4 Files? Solved!

Windows Movie Maker Not Support to Import MP4 Files? Solved!

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Problems when importing MP4 files into WMM

1. Trying to edit some videos on my camera which are MP4, but Windows Movie Maker doesn’t support this format.
2. I’m importing .mp4 videos from my iPhone 5s or my Samsung GS4. The audio works when I play the videos in Windows Media Player, and the audio levels appear overlayed when editting in Movie Maker.
3. I have Vista Ultimate 64 bit , and the latest version of Windows Movie Maker. I want to edit my GoPro videos from my Hero 3+ , which is in MP4 format, Movie Maker says its not supported when i try to import the video, it says to get codecs , but it does not show where or how to get the codecs or how to install them.

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Windows Movie Maker supported file formats

Before answering the question why Windows Movie Maker not importing MP4 files, first you should be clear whether MP4 is included in Windows Movie Maker supported format list as below:
Video files: .asf, .avi,
dvr-ms, .m1v, .mp2, .mp2v, .mpe, .mpeg, .mpg, .mpv2, .wm, and .wmv
Audio files: .aif, .aifc, .aiff, .asf, .au, .mp2, .mp3, .mpa, .snd, .wav, and .wma

From above lists, we can see that Windows Movie Maker does not even list MP4 as its default importing file formats. Therefore, if you plan to load MP4 files into Windows Movie Maker, you can either download a MP4 codec for Windows Movie Maker  or transcode MP4 to Windows Movie Maker best supported WMV file formats.

Transcode MP4 to Windows Movie Maker

Here, the program recommended to your called Pavtube Video Converter, which can do you a great favor to convert MP4 files encoded with various different codec to Windows Movie Maker best supported WMV files. Besides MP4, the program also helps transcode other incompatible file formats such as AVCHD , Torrent AVI , MXF, FLV, VOB, XAVC S, etc for Windows Movie Maker supported file formats.

How to Convert MP4 for Editing with Windows Maker Maker?

Step 1. Import MP4 files to the program.
Run the program on your computer and click “File” > “Add Video/Audio” or “Add from Folder” to add MP4 files to the program.

Load MP4 files into the program

Step 2: Choose Windows Movie Maker supported file formats.
Click “Format” bar, from its drop-down list, navigate to the “Common Video” main category, from its extended list, select Windows Movie Maker supported “WMV3 (WMV9)(*.wmv)” codec.

Output Windows Maker supported WMV format

Step 3: Start the conversion.
Go back to the main interface, hit right-bottom convert button, you can now begin the conversion from MP4 to Windows Movies Maker immediately.

When the conversion is completed, click “Open Output Folder” on the main interface to pop out the folder with converted files. Now, you have no limitation to import and edit MP4 files with Windows Movie Maker.

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