Summary: Every time when you import MP4 to Windows Movie Maker, it stops working? Your Windows Movie Maker even can't recognize your MP4 files? Here I’ll show you how to solve the problem.
It’s difficult to import MP4 into Windows Movie Maker for purposes of editing because MP4 is not the native file type for Windows Movie Maker. If you need to edit MP4 files in Windows Movie Maker, it’s suggested to convert MP4 video Windows Movie Maker supported format like WMV, which is the best codec with best results when working with WMM.
First you need to download Brorsoft Video Converter. Overall, the program is the best MP4 video converter, which will create a Windows Movie Maker friendly file format- WMV keeping the original quality in Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8. Besides Movie Maker, this software can also export professional encoders like DNxHD for Avid, MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro/Sony Vegas and more. Plus, it comes with all regular video editing tools like Trim, Crop, Effect, Subtitle, Watermark to meet your needs.
Tutorial: How to Convert MP4 to Windows Movie Maker
Step 1: Add MP4 videos
Launch MP4 to Windows Movie Maker 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. Choose Windows Movie Maker friendly format
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.
Tip: By clicking Edit, you can trim, crop videos, adjust video effects, add watermarks, etc.
Step 3. Start MP4 to WMV conversion
Hit "Convert" button to let the MP4 file to Windows (Live) Movie Maker conversion begin. When the conversion finished, check the generated .wmv video, you will certainly be satisfied with its final video quality. It would be easier for you to playback and edit. As you see, converting MP4 to Windows Movie Maker is just a piece of cake. Go on your movie editing.
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