If you’re having issues working with MOV files in WMM on a Vista basis computer, you may wish to read this post. It displays a workaround to make Movie Maker accept MOV videos on Windows Vista.
How to import MOV files to Movie Maker on Vista?
To be able to use MOV files in WMM on Vista, you must make sure you have the proper codecs to play the MOV files. Audio and Video require codecs to play the file and it’s important to have the right codecs installed or updated in your PC.
Actually, MOV is a container format and can hold hundreds of different file types, most of which won’t work with Windows Movie Maker on Vista. If you can’t find the right codec for the type of MOV file you have, then you may convert the MOV video to a supported format like WMV and that would be fine to add to your Windows Movie Maker project on Vista. Check a step-by-step guide on how to convert MOV files to WMV for WMM/Vista.
How to transcode MOV video to WMV for editing in WMM on Vista?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Open up HD Video Converter as a good MOV to WMV Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load your source media.
Step 2: Select output format for Windows Movie Maker
From the format bar, choose ‘General Video’ > ‘WMV – Windows Media Video (*.wmv)’ as target format or choose ‘HD Video’ > ‘WMV HD(*.wmv)’ as output format.
If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.
Step 3: Custom video and audio settings (optional)
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.
Step 4: Begin MOV movies to WMV Conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion. Once the conversion process is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated WMV files for editing in Movie Maker on Windows Vista with optimum performance.
If you don’t want to wait for the entire conversion process, you can tick off ‘Shut down computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.
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