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How to Convert AVI to Windows Movie Maker

" I’m new to making videos, I’m trying to make one, but Windows Movie Maker won’t let me import an AVI video! This is exactly what it says:
‘blahblahblah.avi can't be imported because the codec required to play the file is not installed on the computer. If you've already downloaded and installed the codec, please close and restart Windows Movie Maker, and then import the file again’. "


Many people have the same problem. Or AVI can be imported to Windows movie maker with only audio played. These are because the codec in AVI file can’t be recognized by WMM. Well, what codecs should we use? Where do we download a usable AVI codec for Windows Movie Maker? For these problems, many people feel very helpless.

In fact, we don’t have to understand these complicated codecs and download them for video editing in WMM. Wondershare Video Converter ( Video Converter for Mac ) resolves our trouble effortlessly — quickly and easily converting AVI to Windows Movie Maker fully-compatible video format. With it, we can edit AVI files in WMM at will. Below is the detailed guide to do that.

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1 Load AVI files to this AVI to Windows Movie Maker converter

You can use any one of the two ways to add AVI files for video conversion.

  • Drag and drop your wanted AVI files from your computer to this program.
  • Click the “Add Files” button on the upper-left corner of this AVI to WMM converter’s interface or in this app’s left pane.

 AVI to Windows Movie Maker video converter

2 Select a suitable output format for Windows Movie Maker

You can choose an directly optimized format for Windows Movie Maker. In the “Output Format” pane, hit the down-arrow button or the format image icon below to open this program’s output format list. Here, you can go to “Device” tab > “others” category >“Windows Movie Maker”. The output format is fully compatible with Windows Movie Maker.

 Windows Movie Maker video converter

Note: Before conversion, you can also (optional) use this app’s editing function to do some editing jobs. To do it, just click the “Edit” button on each video item bar.

 AVI to Windows Movie Maker video converter

3 Convert AVI to Windows Movie Maker

Press the “Convert” button in the Video Converter ’s main interface to start video conversion. From this moment on, this app will automatically convert your AVI files to Windows Movie Maker compatible formats. After that, you can smoothly import the output files to Windows Movie Maker for video editing. To find the output files quickly, you just click the “Output Folder” drop-down list. That’s all.

Please watch the video tutorial.

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Hi, Andromeda2, can you play your original MPEG2 and MOD files smoothly on your computer? If yes, please try again because our program gives good support to such file formats. If still not works, please kindly send your file information to our support team and fix the problem asap. Best regards,
This is all nice apart from the fact that program does not work at all for MPEG2 and MOD files. Only displays error messages and asks you to forward some strange text and binary files it generated to some address. Uninstalled.