There are some occasions that you want to import an AVI file to Windows Movie Maker for creating a personal video. So, the following paragraphs are all about how to convert AVI to WMM step by step.
AVI, aka Audio Video Interlaced, is that it is a very old container format created by Microsoft in 1992. This means that an AVI file contains audio and video data streams that can be played together in sync. This is important because the format for the audio or video stream can be different inside the AVI container. For example, the video stream could be compressed using the DivX, Xvid, H.264, VP9 or MPEG-4 codec.
If your AVI file contains a video stream that uses a more modern codec for compression, Windows Movie Maker may not be able to play it because it can’t decompress that particular codec. Then, what codecs should we use?
Where do we download an usable AVI codec for Windows Movie Maker? For these problems, many people feel very helpless. Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix the issue. The easy and quick workaround is to convert AVI to Windows Movie Maker compatible file format like WMV.
As a matter of fact, the AVI to WMM conversion process is much easier than you might have imagined. Pretty much any video converting application would be able to do this. The best program I use now is Brorsoft Video Converter which is an easy-to-use yet powerful high-quality video converter, player and editor. It not only can handle videos in most formats besides AVI to be compatible with Windows Movie Maker (or other NLEs on PC, like Premiere, Avid .etc) quickly and easily, but also offers some cool video editing features like cropping, cutting, merging and so on. Now download the software and start AVI to Windows Movie Maker conversion.
Step 1: Run AVI to Movie Maker converter and you can import AVI clips to the program through "Add Video" button or "Add from folder" button. If you like, check the "Merge into one" box to join AVI clips together.
Step 2: Choose output format. This video converter offers optimized format preset for Windows Movie Maker. Just click "Format" menu firstly and then follow "HD Video" to set WMV HD(*.wmv) format.
Tip: If the default settings do not fit you requirement, you can click "Settings" icon to and enter "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.
Step 3: Click "Convert" button to start encoding AVI to .wmv for Windows Movie Maker program.
When the AVI to Movie Maker conversion task is finished, click "Open" button to get the exported files for transferring to Windows Movie Maker with easy playback or editing.
This AVI to Windows Movie Maker Converter not only can help you convert .avi to WMM, but also enables anyone with AVI files to use in any non-linear editor like Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, Pinnacle Studio, Sony Vegas Pro, etc as long as transcode AVI to a recognizable format.
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