Problem loading Nikon D5500 H.264 MOV files into Movie Maker

If you are having problems importing H.264 MOV files produced by Nikon D5500 to Windows Movie Maker, you may wish to read this post. It displays a workaround to transcode Nikon D5500 H.264 MOV files to WMV format for editing in Windows Movie Maker with optimum performance.
work with Nikon D5500 H.264 MOV files in Movie Maker
Problem loading Nikon D5500 H.264 MOV files into Movie Maker
“Hi, all, I have a problem loading movie files generated by my Nikon D5500 digital camera into Windows Movie Maker. The files in question are QuickTime .mov with an H.264 codec. They won’t load into Windows Movie Maker or Windows Media Player – I guess I need to convert the files to the .WMV format. Where can I get a good video converter to do this without losing quality of the original .mov files? Any suggestions? Thanks.”

Many formats are reportedly compatible with Movie Maker but the simple fact is…they do not always work as promised. H.264 .MOV files have been problematic in all versions of Movie Maker so converting to other formats (e.g. WMV) is usually the answer. In this short tutorial, we will guide you through the process of converting Nikon D5500 H.264 .MOV to WMV for use in Movie Maker with invisible quality loss via using HD Video Converter.

[Guide] How to convert Nikon D5500 H.264 MOV to WMV for Windows Movie Maker?

Here’s what you need
HD Video Converter
Nikon D5500 MOV converter

As the name implies, the HD Video Converter is a reliable and powerful converter tool developed for the purpose of converting/transcoding High Definition and HD-camera/camcorder videos to whatever format you need, so that the produced files can be used in NLEs for further editing (e.g. Windows Movie Maker, Avid Media Composer, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere, FCP X, iMovie, and DaVinci Resolve), or be viewed on popular devices like iPad mini 2, iPad Air, Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, Galaxy Note 5, Microsoft Surface Pro 3, Galaxy S5, Kindle Fire HDX, Google Nexus, WD TV, PS3, Xbox 360, and more for personal entertainment.

As we mentioned above, to be able to edit Nikon D5500 MOV footage in Windows Movie Maker, you will need to convert the footage to WMV before editing. To do format conversion, please follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter as a professional Nikon D5500 MOV Converter. Once the main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to import your camera media.
convert D5500 video to wmv

Step 2: Select output format for Windows Movie Maker
From ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘General Video’ > ‘WMV – Windows Media Video (*.wmv)’ as target format or choose ‘HD Video’ > ‘HD WMV Video (*.wmv)’ as output format.
transcode D5500 mov to wmv
Important: 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: Start Nikon D5500 H.264 MOV video to WMV conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ button to start transcoding Nikon D5500 H.264 MOV 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 with Windows Movie Maker.

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