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Edit AVI videos in Windows Movie Maker with smooth workflow

March 28, 2016

Summary: Tried to import .avi files into Windows Movie maker for editing, while ended up with error messages or only audio? Don't worry, this article shares you some tips and tricks for editing .avi files in Windows Movie Maker smoothly.

AVI is one of the popular file formats supported by Windows Movie Maker though, sometimes you will find it's a frustrating thing to import AVI to Windows Movie Maker for editing: Some AVI files only played with audio, and some AVI videos even can't be recognized by WMM. If you are mired in the mess, read on to find out the solution to importing AVI files to Windows Movie Maker in a smooth way.



In general, when your Windows Movie Maker has problems and keeps on displaying error messages on the screen, you should not get too much worried in case. That is something normal and can be solved with the right codec. On the other hand, it's very hard to find a proper codec pack from various online sites and most of them are likely to cause your Windows Movie Maker messed up. Alternatively, instead of understanding those complicated and annoying codecs, there is a better way to deal with the problem - converting AVI to WMV, the most compatible format for Windows systems and Windows Movie Maker.

Actually, it's not as difficult as you imagine. What's need is a just a common video converter like Brorsoft Video Converter, which is able to quickly and easily converting AVI to Windows Movie Maker fully-compatible video format. With it, we can edit AVI files in Windows Movie Maker at will. If you are facing problems when editing videos formatted in .avi, .mts, .mov etc. with Windows Movie Maker, chances are you already installed this great free utility. If not, download it it from here. Below is how to.

Step 1: Run AVI to Movie Maker converter and you can import AVI clips to the program through "Add Video" button or "Add from folder" button. If you like, check the "Merge into one" box to join AVI clips together.



Step 2: Choose output format. This video converter offers optimized format preset for Windows Movie Maker. Just click "Format" menu firstly and then follow "HD Video" to set WMV HD(*.wmv) format.



Tip: If the default settings do not fit you requirement, you can click "Settings" icon to and enter "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

Step 3: Click "Convert" button to start encoding AVI to .wmv for Windows Movie Maker program.

When the AVI to Movie Maker conversion task is finished, click "Open" button to get the exported files for transferring to Windows Movie Maker with easy playback or editing.

Step 4. Import AVI to Windows Movie Maker

Depending on your version of Windows Movie Maker or Windows Live Movie Maker, the buttons are slightly different:

Import AVI video to Windows Movie Maker: When the conversion complete, open Windows Movie Maker and click Import or Import Video on the left to import your video to the movie collection and drag and drop to the timeline for editing.

Import AVI video to Windows Live Movie Maker: Start Windows Live Movie Maker and go to Home tab in the ribbon menu and click Add video in the Add panel to locate the converted MP4 video.



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