Monday, February 29, 2016

How to Edit and Convert MXF to WMV for Windows Movie Maker?

“I'm planning to edit MXF videos in Windows Movie Maker, however it seems to be not supported. I got the error message from the windows. Does Windows Movie Maker deal with MXF files ? How should I edit them?”

Windows Movie Maker is the best free video editing software which could help the windows users freely edit and create movies. 

Why Convert MXF to WMV?

As we know: either windows movie maker 2012 or window media player does not support play .mxf directly, both only support few video format for playback, only can play avi, mxf, mp4, and asf. But windows movie maker, as a free windows essential software suite still has many thrilling features to enable create and edit videos as well as to publish them on SkyDrive, Facebook, YouTube, and Flickr. 

In order to make the MXF file work smoothly in Windows Movie Maker, you need to be clear what file formats are supported for importing into the editing tool first.

What kind of files can be used in Movie Maker?

Video file types (format)

File name extensions

Windows Media Video (WMV) files


Windows Media files

.asf and .wm

AVCHD files

.m2ts, .mts, and .m2t

Apple QuickTime files

.mov and .qt

DV‑AVI files


Microsoft Recorded TV Show files

.dvr-ms and .wtv

MPEG‑4 movie files

.mp4, .mov,.m4v, .3gp, .3g2, and .k3g

MPEG‑2 movie files

.mpeg, .mpg, .mpe, .m1v, .mp2, .mpv2, .mod, .vob, and .m2t

MPEG‑1 movie files


Motion JPEG files

.avi and .mov

From above video format picture, it is obvious to notice that Windows Movie Maker deals with the MXF files hardly . To make the MXF file compatible with Windows Movie Maker perfectly, the simple workaround is to transcode MXF to WMV, the native video format supported by Windows Movie Maker.

Pavtube MXF Converter is perfect for you to finish the conversion job on any Windows computer. It supports creating high quality WMV video for your Windows Movie Maker on Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista, no matter what's the format of your source video files. It can convert almost any video to WMV so you can import your MXF video to Windows Movie Maker for editing. What's more, it can generates more optimal editing formats/codecs for you to use in different NLE apps, such as Windows Movie MakerAvid Media ComposerAdobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6/5/4/3,Adobe After Effects CC, etc.

Plus, this program provide simple video editing functions for you -- you can trim or crop your videos. And you are able to add subtitles and watermarks to the videos as well.

Below is a detailed guide on how to convert MXF to Windows Movie Maker more compatible video format like convert MXF to WMV.

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Key Feature of Pavtube MXF Converter:

1. Convert MXF to other videos

Powerful video converting software can help you convert MXF to MP4, AVI, MOV, WMV, HD videos, MP3.

2. Support professional video editing software

Transcode MXF files to Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere, Windows Movie Maker, Avid, etc.

3. Merge source MXF files

Join different source MXF videos together and output a single video. Then you can enjoy a long output movie.

4. Adjust output video effect

To customize the output profile, users can adjust the output Resolution, Bitrate, Frame Rate, Encoder, Channels, and Sample Rate.

If you are a Mac user, and in need of edit the MXF videos in Final Cut Pro 7 / XiMovie,Avid Media Composer, etc. Please turn to Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac

How to Convert MXF Files to WMV for Windows Movie Maker

Download and install Pavtube MXF Converter on your PC (compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 2000). Run this program, you will find the interface is very brief, this program is very easy to use.

Tips: The conversion speed is very fast because it supports batch conversion and NVIDIA CUDA & ATI Stream (AMD APP) acceleration technologies. It converts multiple video clips at the same time, moreover it can shut down computer after the process is complete, so run the app overnight and you could enjoy the created videos next morning when you are up.

Step 1: Import MXF files.

Click the button “File” to add MXF files (or directly drag and drop your files) to the Converter.

Tip: If you want to merge MXF files before edit in Windows Movie Maker, just need to check the “Merge into one” box.

Step 2: Select an output format for Windows Movie Maker.

Click “Format” bar to select suitable format for Windows Movie Maker. WMV is one of the proper formats for Windows Movie Maker.

Step 3: Tap the“Settings”icon to adjust audio and video parameters for Windows Movie Maker. 

Once you have chosen the output format, then click the "Settings" right beside "Format" to adjust the video and audio parameters.

Step 4: Tap the big Convert button on the main interface to start transcoding MXF to Windows Movie Maker.

The conversion should be quickly finished. Once the process is at 100%, you can have the converted file easily worked with Windows Movie Maker.

Related program:

If you have multiple-track videos requirements,  Pavtube MXF MultiMixer / Pavtube iMixMXF would be your best-choice: It is able to import and export MXF video files with multiple audio tracks/channels as well as mixing the multiple audio tracks/channels into one. Convert MXF video files from popular devices such as Apple, Samsung, Sony, Canon, JVC, Panasonic, etc. to various video format supported by any media player and NLEs.

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  6. You may try use Avdshare Video Converter to direclty play MXF video files on Windows and Mac computer.
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  8. Avdshare Video Converter is the professional MXF to Windows Movie Maker converter which helps to convert MXF files to Windows Movie Maker supported video format like AVI, WMV, MPG, ASF, MP4.

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  10. That converter will surely help you to transfer various formats like these;

    Mov to Flv

    Mpg to Avi

    Mxf to Mov

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    Mid to Wav

  11. I recommend you use iDealshare VideoGo to convert between any video or audio formats.