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MOV Codec for Windows Movie Maker - Open and Edit MOV in Windows Movie Maker

Posted on by Chris King

Trouble importing and editing MOV video files in Windows Movie Maker? Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix this issue. Let's find it out here!


Windows Movie Maker offers the ability to create and edit videos as well as to publish them on OneDrive, Facebook, Vimeo, YouTube, and Flickr. If you have some MOV videos downloaded from digital camera or online video sites and now want to import the MOV files into Windows Movie Maker for editing, you'll find it a painful experience. Does Windows Movie Maker hold MOV formatted files? Well, there are some formats supported by Windows Movie Maker, such as .wmv, .asf, .avi, .mpe, .mpeg, .mpg, .m1v, .mp2, .mp2v, .mpv2, and .wm. As you see, MOV is not the supported lists.

Since there is no MOV codec in Windows Movie Maker, some guys tried to download a codec pack but usually it's messing up Windows Movie Maker. To open and edit MOV files in Windows (Live) Movie Maker, a better choice is to convert MOV to Windows Movie Maker most compatible format like WMV, AVI. Actually, it's not as difficult as you imagine. What's need is just a common video converter like Brorsoft Video Converter, which is a great MOV to Windows Movie Maker Converter to encode MOV to WMV for editing in WMM with the best quality.

With it, you can also convert MOV to WMV, MKV, MP4, AVI, FLV, etc. for different video/audio players. Meanwhile, this video app enables you to change MOV to editable format for Pinnacle Studio, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas, Cyberlink PowerDirector, Avid Studio, Magix Movie Edit Pro and more other NLE. Download this software and enjoy your funny videos on the go now!


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How to Convert MOV to Windows (Live) Movie Maker

1. Import MOV files

Run the MOV Converter for Windows Movie Maker; click the Add button to load MOV files to the program from your computer. You can also directly drag the video files into the program directly.


2. Select the output format

Hit the Format box and select HD Video -->WMV HD(*.wmv) on the dropdown menu as output format. Besides, you can also choose Divx HD(*.avi) as output if you have not installed the .wmv codec.


3. Start conversion

Simply click the Convert button to start converting MOV video to Windows Movie Maker friendly video formats.

Additional features of this MOV to Windows Movie Maker converter:

1. You can check the "Merge into one" box to join multiple video clips together.

2. If you like, adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality.

3. You can edit the MOV video before transcoding to WMV for WMM program. Just click "Edit" button, you can trim, crop the video, or add watermark, adjust effect and embed subtitles to the videos which you will convert.

Within several minutes, the conversion would be finished and you can find the converted file on your computer by clicking the "Open" button. And then you can import the converted files to Windows Movie Make for editing via its "Import video" option.

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