How to Import MP4 to Windows Movie Maker

Windows Movie Maker, as a powerful video editor is widely used among Windows users. Due to its popularity and simple operation, it is favored by more and more people. Powerful as it is, Windows Movie Maker still troubles users for its defect on import video support, which is limited to AVI, MPEG and WMV files.

Nowadays, MP4 file is widely known to all because it is supported by various portable devices. Furthermore, portable devices like Nokia N97, iPhone 4S, HTC Evo 3D and The new iPad all set MP4 as the output format of their recording videos. When people make videos with those devices, they usually get MP4 videos.

However, here comes the question. People tend to make MP4 videos but they want to edit them with Windows Movie Maker who fails to support MP4 files. Many people believe that they can just choose either MP4 videos or Windows Movie Maker. However, in fact, users can get them both with a powerful video converter for Windows Movie Maker.

Video Converter helps Windows users to convert MP4 file to WMV video for Windows Movie Maker while Video Convert for Mac helps Mac users to convert video for iMovie. The powerful video converter not only makes edit MP4 with Windows Movie Maker no more a hard task, but also to a great extent simplifies the conversion process.

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1. Input the MP4 video into Video Converter

There are two methods to import MP4 video into Video Converter. Either click “Add Video” icon or choose “Add Video Files” option in the drop-down menu of “File” works.

Add video with Video Converter

Add video files with Video Converter

II. Set the output format as WMV file

1. Set the output format as WMV. Choose the output file as WMV video in the drop-down menu of “Profile“.

In order to save more time, one is also allowed to customize the drop-down menu of “Profile“. Since user just needs to convert MP4 file to WMV video for Windows Movie Maker, make output file list limited to WMV format.

 

(1). Click “Customise” button, then uncheck all the options except “WMV-Windows Media Video” and click “OK“.

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Customize the output list

(2). When one views the list again, he will find only “WMV-Windows Media Video” is available in the list.

The output list after customization

2. Edit the output file with Video Converter. One can make initial editing towards the output file with Video Converter.

(1). Right click the MP4 video and then choose “Media Edit” option in the drop-down menu.

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(2). Trim the MP4 video with “Start Time” and “End Time” to select those parts for further editing with Windows Movie Maker.

Trim video with Video Converter

(3). Click “Crop” tab and set get rid of the black margin with values in the corresponding bars including “Zoom“, “Top“, “Left” and “Cropped Size“.

Crop video with Video Converter

(4). Click “Effect” tab and then one is able to adjust the video effects with “Brightness“, “Contrast“, “Saturation” and “Volume Zoom” bars. This can help to simplify the editing operations in Windows Movie Maker.

Adjust effects with Video Converter

III. Add 3D effects to the WMV video. User can also add 3D effects to the WMV video if he wants. Click “3D Settings” icon, then choose the 3D effects for the WMV video and adjust 3D depth with corresponding bars.

Add 3D effects with Video Converter

IV. Convert the MP4 video to WMV video for Windows Movie Maker. After all those steps, user now needs to click the convert button to start the whole conversion process. If he would like to deal with multiply MP4 videos, he is required to check “Merge into one file” and “Apply to all” to convert all those MP4 videos to a WMV video.

Add 3D effects with Video Converter

V. Import converted WMV file to Windows Movie Maker. Open Windows Movie Maker and then click “Import video” in the list of “Capture Video” and then import the converted WMV file. After finishing this step, one has successfully import MP4 video to Windows Movie Maker.

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Import WMV video

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