I have some MOV file that I really want to import MOV into Windows Movie Maker for editing, but it keeps rejecting it. Since MOV is not a compatible format for Movie Maker, a good solution is to convert MOV to a more editing-friendly format, such a Windows Movie Maker’s WMV.
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How to Convert MOV to Windows Movie Maker
1. Import MOV files
Run the MOV to Windows Movie Maker Coverer; 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.
Tip: 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. Start conversion
Simply click the Convert button to start converting MOV video to Windows Movie Maker friendly video formats.
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.