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Windows Movie Maker - Supported File Formats

The supported file formats for each video editing program tends to vary. Take a look at which type of file format you can import to and export from the Windows Movie Maker right here. The current version of the Windows Movie Maker provided in the Microsoft Essential (Suite) 2012 offers a wider range of supported file formats compared to it's previous versions meant for Windows Vista or XP. Still, error messages about file incompatibilites might arise. Hence, if you have any difficulties trying to upload or save your videos to and from the program, you can always try out the recommended options. You certainly wouldn't want all of your video editing efforts to go to waste just because of some minor setbacks. Learn how you can convert your favorite videos in just a few simple steps.

List of Supported File Formats

Video File (in extension)

Audio File (in extension)

Photo File (in extension)

WMV
ASF
JPG, JPEG
ASF
WM
JFIF
WM
WMA
JPE
M2TS, MTS, M2T
AIF
TIF, TIFF
MOV, QT
AIFF
GIF
AVI
WAV
BMP
DVR-MS
M4A
DIB
WTV
MP3
RLE

List of Output File Formats

Project file

Snapshots

Playback

DVD

WLMP
PNG
MP4
WMV

Note: Complete list of supported file formats

Incompatible File Formats (Input Files)

Video File

Audio File

Photo File

DV, DIF, NUT, H261, H264, NSV, FLV, MKV, PSP, DAT, EVO, RM, RMVB, TS, TP & TRP
AAC, AC3, FLAC, APE, CUE, AU, AMR, OGG, DPE, MKA, M4V, MPA, MP2 & RA
JPE & DIB

Recommended Options

Alternative Video Editor


It might be a better option to try out an alternative video editor if you tend to have a handful of video files that are not compatible for uploading onto the Windows Movie Maker. This recommended video editor offers you nothing less (in fact, much more) than what's in the Windows Movie Maker. You can easily drag-and-drop your video files onto the program and then edit the files whilst viewing the changes real-time.


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Video Converter Ultimate


It's totally understandable if you prefer to edit your videos with a program that you're well-accustomed to. Therefore, you'll need to convert your incompatible video files prior to uploading them onto the Windows Movie Maker. Instead of converting the files one by one, this ultimate video converter will be able to convert your video files in batches with lossless quality up to 30 times faster than any other converters.


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