“I really need to find out how to import my .mkv files into Movie Maker. Can anyone please help me out?”
“i have some mkv files that i want to make into a music video, but every time i try to use windows movie maker to do so, it does not work at first. it would just say that it did not have the necessary codec to import the file. then a friend of mine told me to change the name of the file extension and i did it now. when i try to import the files it works but after separating the files into clips it freezes and then an error message come up. I’ve tried it with other videos and it works just fine. what i want to now is if there is a codec or codecs that i can use to make it work or if there's another movie maker program that i can use that can support these mkv files or if there is a program that could convert mkv to windows movie maker.”
You can make your movies differently by editing them on Windows Movie Maker. However, some movies, like MKV files, are not recognizable on Movie Maker. Don't let that format issue stop you from showing your creativity. To make MKV files compatible with Windows Movie, you'll just convert MKV to Windows Movie Maker supported formats like WMV or AVI.
Windows Movie Maker supported formats:
Windows Movie Maker supported input formats: .WMV/.ASF, .MPG (MPEG-1), .AVI (DV-AVI), .WMA, .WAV, and .MP3
Windows Movie Maker supported output formats: Earlier versions of Windows Movie Maker could only export video in Windows Media Video or DV AVI formats, or say, create DV AVI and WMV 8 files. Now it defaults H.264/MP4 as the export format.
- MXF to Windows Movie Maker
- MOV to Windows Movie Maker
- Tivo to Windows Movie Maker
- 4K to Windows Movie Maker
- AVI to Windows Movie Maker
- MP4 to Windows Movie Maker/Windows Movie Maker to MP4
Best MKV to Windows Movie Maker Video Converter for Windows 10
Pavtube Video Converter is a totally free video converting program capable of converting MKV video to Windows Movie Maker best editable format on Windows 10 (compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP). Without plugin or toolbar, it is helpful for changing Canon, Sony, JVC and Panasonic HD camera videos or drones like DJI Phantom 4, DJI Phantom 3, Yuneec Typhoon H etc to Windows Movie Maker supported ASF, AVI, MPEG or WMV formats so as to import self-recorded videos to the Windows editing software. Even 1080p/4K multi-track videos are supported and the image quality can be well obtained via the built-in Built with High Quality Engine and De-interlacing Engine of this free Windows Movie Maker converter.
Before starting the conversion process, please free download Pavtube Video Converter on your windows PC (and if you have a Mac, download the Mac edition instead), install and open it when you like to use it.
- Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.com/video_converter/
- Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-Video-Converter/3000-2194_4-75734821.html
Step-by-step Guide of Converting MKV to Windows Movie Maker on Windows 10
1. Load MKV videos
Install and run the program, then click Add Video button to load MKV video files that you want to convert from your computer. You can also directly drag the MP4 video files into the program.
Tips: To combine all MKV files, simply click the "Edit" menu to choose the "Merge Into One File" to combine all the added video files into one.
Step 2: Select output format and set destination folder
Click the pull down menu of "Format", then you will be able to select a Windows Movie Maker supported format from the output format profile, choose "HD Video">"WMV HD (*.wmv)" as your output format for editing HD video on Windows Movie Maker.
3. Start to convert MKV to WMV/AVI format
Click "Convert" to start the conversion from MKV to WMV/AVI for Windows Movie Maker. After video conversion, the video files are compatible with Windows Movie Maker.
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