The project files generated by Windows Movie Maker usually save with a file extension of .mswmm or .wlmp, which can only be opened in Windows Movie Maker but are not convenient for viewing on devices, programs or sharing on YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook or Instagram. The good news is that Windows Movie Make only allows you to export the Windows Movie Maker project files as a .WMV file, you can then convert the WMV file to the more compatible MP4 file format with a third-party conversion program. The following article will go through the steps to convert Windows Movie Make files to MP4.
1. Open Windows Movie Maker.
2. Click on dropdown menu (top left) and select Open project.
3. Browse for you .wlmp project file or .mswmm project file and Open.
4. Click on dropdown menu (top left) and select one of the Save movie options (not project). Your project will now start to render as a movie which may take a significant length of time. You should now have a video file in the common .WMV format.
There are many programs out there that can assist you to convert Windows Movie Maker WMV files to MP4 file format. However, the program here we highly recommend to you is called Pavtube Video Converter (review), the main reason why we choose this program is that it not only allows you to convert Windows Movie Make WMV video to plain digital MP4 file formats with various compression codec and file resolution such as MPEG-4 MP4, H.264 Baseline Profile MP4, H.264 Main Profile MP4, H.264 High Profile MP4, H.265 MP4, MPEG-4 HD MP4, H.264 HD MP4, H.265 HD MP4 for viewing on computer with media player programs but also facilitates you to directly output preset profile formats that’s tailored for specific smartphones, tablets, game consoles, TVs, etc. For those people who wish to view the Windows Movie Maker project files on 3D TV or VR Headsets, you can also use this program to produce compatible 3D MP4 format with SBS/TAB/Anaglyph mode.
Adjust output profile parameters
For advanced users, when you choose to output WMM files to a plain digital MP4 file format, you can flexibly choose or specify exactly the parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get better output video and audio quality.
This Windows Movie Maker to MP4 Converter is very clean and safe since it doesn’t feature any ads or bundled adware, therefore, you can feel free to download and install it on your computer. The program is very stable and there are hardly any sudden crashes occur. The batch conversion mode can assist you to batch load multiple video to save you a lot of time. The generated files by this program are high quality, you can’t tell the difference between the output video and the original Windows Movie Maker files.
How to Convert Windows Movie Maker Exported WMV Files to MP4?
Step 1: Load Windows Movie Maker exported WMV Files.
Download the free Windows Movie Maker Video Converter. Launch it on your computer. Click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or click the “Add Video” button on the top tool bar to import Windows Movie Maker exported WMV files into the program.
Step 2: Define the output format.
Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, choose one of your desired MP4 file format according to your own needs. Here, we choose “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category as the final output file format.
Step 3: Adjust output profile parameters.
Open “Profile Settings” window, here all the profile parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc are adjustable to facilitate you to make a balance between the video quality and the file size.
Step 4: Begin the conversion process.
After all setting is completed, hit right-bottom “Convert” button to begin the conversion from Windows Movie Maker WMV files to MP4 format conversion process.
When the conversion is completed, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then feel free to play the MP4 on computer with media players, transfer to view on smartphone, tablets or upload and share on YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo.
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