Summary: If you encountered problems while editing Insignia H.264 AVI footage in Windows Movie Maker, you may have interest in this post. It explains how to convert Insignia H.264 AVI shooting to WMV so that you can use them in Movie Maker flawlessly.
“Hi, fellows, I am trying to import a few Insignia .avi files with H.264 codec into Windows Movie Maker but the files don’t work fine, Movie Maker only plays back the audio. Does anyone know what I can possibly do to solve the problem? I would really appreciate any help. Thank you so much!”
AVI is a file format that should be accepted by Windows Movie Maker. However, AVI also should be considered as a wrapper or container that includes various codecs. Codecs are what is used to create the video file within. Not all “editing” programs can accept all codecs out there, so is Windows Movie Maker. It must be the H.264 codec in the AVI files that your Insignia camera creates caused this issue. To make Insignia H.264 AVI files editable in Movie Maker, we would suggest that you convert Insignia H.264 AVI to WMV, the preferred file type of MM, which are beautiful in quality. This requires third party software like Video Converter.
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How to transcode Insignia AVI to WMV for Windows Movie Maker?
Step 1: Run Video Converter as a professional Insignia AVI Video Converter. Once the main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to import your camera media.
Step 2: Select output format for Windows Movie MakerFrom the format bar, choose ‘Common Video’ > ‘WMV 3 (WMV9)(*.wmv) as target format or choose ‘HD Video’ > ‘WMV HD(*.wmv)’ as output format.
1. 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.
2. 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 3: Start Insignia H.264 AVI to WMV conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ button to start transcoding Insignia H.264 AVI footage to WMV for Window Movie Maker.
As soon as the conversion is complete, click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated WMV files for editing in Windows Movie Maker with optimum performance.
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