Why AVI files won't play on Windows Movie Maker

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12 Aug 2013 01:30 AM
Summary: Facing problems when importing AVI video files into Windows Movie Maker for further editing? If so, follow the easy workaround here.

Windows Movie Maker (formerly known as Windows Live Movie Maker, codenamed Sundance) is a freeware video editing software by Microsoft. The point here, sometimes, you will find it a painful experience when importing AVI videos into Windows Movie Maker. And there are some frequently asked question quoted as below.

" 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 Windows Movie Maker. 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. Brorsoft Video Converter is able to resolve your trouble effortlessly — quickly and easily converting AVI to Windows Movie Maker fully-compatible video format. With it, we can edit AVI files in Windows Movie Maker at will. If you are facing problems when editing videos formatted in .avi, .mts, .mov etc. with Windows Movie Maker, chances are you already installed this great free utility. If not, download it it from here.

So, what does the workflow look like?

How to Import AVI videos to Windows Movie Maker

1) Install and launch the AVI to Windows Movie Maker on your PC, and then click "Add" button to browse to AVI files or drag your source media to the program.

> Tips 1: Converter supports batch conversion so that you can add multiple files to convert at one time.

> Tips 2: Check “Merge into one” box to join GoPro H.264 clips together if necessary.

2) 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.

Tip: Click the "Settings" button and customize proper video/ audio parameters if necessary.

Finally, click "Convert" icon and your files will converted into .WMV files ready to be imported into Windows Movie Maker.

You're done! Now you can easily import AVI video files into Windows Movie Maker for editing smoothly.

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