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How to Import DVD to Windows Movie Maker

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Movie Maker allows users to effortlessly edit their photos and short clips, and helps them come up with standard yet professional-looking video files. And it has the capability to work with all kinds of media including images from digital cams, memory cards, smart phones, but as we all know, DVD format is incompatible with Windows Movie Maker. So if you still want to edit DVD movies in Windows Movie Maker, you need a DVD to Windows Movie Maker converter, which can convert DVD to AVI, WMV, ASF, or MPEG, etc, which are supported by Windows Movie Maker at super high speed and output quality.



Pavtube DVDAid is excellent DVD ripper software which offers the functions to convert any DVD movies to Windows Movie Maker compatible AVI and WMV video formats. It also allows you to adjust video resolution, frame rate, video bitrate, audio bitrate, audio channel and sample rate to keep the original quality for a perfect watching effect. After the conversion, you can add the video files to Windows Movie Maker without hassle. 

How to convert DVD to Windows Movie Maker in Windows 8/7/XP/Vista

Find the right version of Windows Movie Maker or Windows Live Movie Maker for your system.

Step 1: Download and install the program, then insert your DVD disc to the DVD drive and launch the program.

Step 2: Click the “File” or “Importing logo” in the upper left corner, you can load your DVD to this program.


Step 3: Choose .WMV as output format from the “Common Video” of format Profile list. If you want to get HD Video, you can choose the “HD Video > WMV HD(*.wmv)”.



a: You can customize video and audio settings by hitting “Settings” (e.g. Video Codec, Video Bitrate, Audio Codec, Audio Bitrate, Audio Channel) in the DVD to Windows Movie Maker Video Converter to enhance the experience of enjoying output videos.

b: Generally, you would not import the whole DVD movie into the Windows Movie Maker project. So you can trim the DVD movie and get a certain movie segment. Click ‘Edit’ button, and specify the “Start Time” and “End time” in the output setting area to trim the video.


Step 4: Click “Convert” button to start ripping and converting DVD to WMV format. Once the conversion is finished, you can click “Open” button to get the output files. Now you can import this readable WMV video into Windows Movie Maker and edit it as you like. Just have fun!

Know more about Windows Movie Maker

Windows Movie Maker is a free program which is built in Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional and Windows Vista. It accepts the following media formats:

Supported Input Formats
Video Formats: asf, avi, wmv 
Movie Formats: MPEG1, mpeg, mpg, m1v, mp2
Audio Formats: mp3, wav, snd, au, aif, aifc, aiff
Windows Media Video File: asf, wm, wma, wmv

Supported Output Formats
Windows Media Video File: wmv
Windows Media Audio File: wma