Tips and tricks for importing and editing AVI files in Windows Movie Maker
Summary: Have trouble of importing .avi files into Windows Movie Maker? No audio, or even can't be recognized by Windows Movie Maker? Not worry, this article aims to share some tips for smoothly converting and editing .avi files in Windows Movie Maker.
Windows Movie Maker, as an excellent video editing software, enjoys good reputations around the world for its professional editing functions and free of charge, letting people make their own masterpiece as their will. On the other hand, as a Windows Movie Maker user, you will find it a bit frustrating thing to import and edit .avi files in Windows Movie Maker. As some AVI files only play with audio, and some AVI videos even can't be recognized by WMM. That's weird as Windows Movie Maker has claimed to support .avi video, then why it happened? How can we make .avi files work flawlessly with Windows Movie Maker? Read more to get more hints.
In fact, AVI is actually a container format, just like MKV and MP4, may includes with codecs that are not compatible with Windows Movie Maker. To download a proper codec pack is somewhat annoying. Well, no need to worry now. We don't have to understand these complicated codecs and download them for video editing in WMM. There is an easy way to deal with the problem - converting AVI to WMV, the most compatible format for Windows systems and Windows Movie Maker.
Here we recommend Brorsoft Video Converter, which is a great AVI to Windows Movie Maker Converter converts AVI to WMV, and also helps you convert AVI to MP4, MP3, FLV, MPG, MKV, etc. for different video/audio players. Meanwhile, it also comes with useful editing functions, like video trimming, splitting, cropping, etc. Download this software and enjoy your funny videos on the go now!
How to Convert AVI to Windows Movie Maker
Step 1. Add AVI video files
First download and install Brorsoft Video Converter. When complete, start Brorsoft Video Converter from Start menu or Windows desktop. And then drag AVI files and drop them to the software.
Step 2. Set WMV as the output format
Click the Format and select HD Video -->WMV HD(*.wmv) on the dropdown menu as output format. Of course, WMV from Common Video is also available. If you want to make changes to the video settings like resolution, bit rate and other settings, click the Settings button at bottom.
Step 3. Convert AVI to Windows Movie Maker compatible WMV format
When everything is ready, click the Convert button and all the imported AVI video files will be converted to WMV format by this AVI to Windows Movie Maker Video Converter.
Tips: To edit AVI video before converting, click the Edit button in the primary window. Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate includes all regular video editing tools like Rotate, Trim, Crop, Effect, Watermark and Subtitle.
Step 4. Import AVI to Windows Movie Maker
Depending on your version of Windows Movie Maker or Windows Live Movie Maker, the buttons are slightly different:
Import AVI video to Windows Movie Maker: When the conversion complete, open Windows Movie Maker and click Import or Import Video on the left to import your video to the movie collection and drag and drop to the timeline for editing.
Import AVI video to Windows Live Movie Maker: Start Windows Live Movie Maker and go to Home tab in the ribbon menu and click Add video in the Add panel to locate the converted MP4 video.
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