MP4 to Windows Movie Maker: How to Import MP4 to Windows Movie Maker

Every time when you import MP4 to Windows Movie Maker or Windows Live Movie Maker, it stops working? Your Windows Movie Maker even can't recognize your MP4 files? These are the common problems encountered by many Windows Movie Maker users. There are some formats supported by Windows Movie Maker, such as .wmv, .asf, .avi, .mpe, .mpeg, .mpg, .m1v, .mp2, .mp2v, .mpv2, and .wm. Have you found MP4? No! It's not supported natively. So you need to convert MP4 to Windows Movie Maker compatible format like WMV before importing.

Best Software to Import MP4 Videos to Windows Movie Maker

Actually, it's not as difficult as you imagine. What's need is a just a common video converter like iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe, which 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.

iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe - Best Video Converter

Convert MP4 to Windows Movie Maker Supported Format with Ease.

  • Convert 150+ other video format to WMV in addition to MP4, so you can import your video to Windows (Live) Movie Maker for editing.
  • Come with all regular video editing tools like Trim, Crop, Effects, Subtitle, Watermark, etc. to customize your output performance.
  • Directly convert to mobile devices supported format and then Transfer them to your iPhone, iPad, Android Phones and tablets with USB.
  • Download online videos from YouTube, Vevo, Metacafe, Hulu, Dailymotion, Vimeo, Facebook and 1,000+ video sharing sites.
  • Burn your MP4 or Windows Movie Maker files to DVD, or copy to your Windows PC as backup if you want.
  • Fully compatible with Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista or macOS 10.6 and above, up to the latest 10.12 Sierra.

Step-by-step Guide to Import MP4 Files to Windows(Live) Movie Maker

Step 1. Add MP4 video files to the converter

First download and install iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe. When complete, start this program from "Start" menu or Windows desktop. Then you can add your MP4 videos by clicking "Add Files" or using the drag-n-drop method. You could also click the drop down icon beside to directly load MP4 files from your mobile devices.

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Step 2. Set WMV as the output format

Click the format icon on the right to open the format list, and select "WMV" as the output format. If you want to make changes to the video settings like resolution, bit rate and other settings, click the "Settings" icon to configure according to your need.

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Step 3. Convert MP4 to Windows Movie Maker compatible WMV format

When everything is ready, click the "Convert" button in the display bar or "Convert All" at bottom right if you have import various MP4 videos, and all the imported MP4 video files will be converted to WMV format by this MP4 to Windows Movie Maker Video Converter.

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Tips: To edit MP4 video before converting, click the "Edit" icon under the video display window. iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe for Windows includes all regular video editing tools like Rotate, Trim, Crop, Effect, Watermark and Subtitle.

Step 4. Import MP4 to Windows Movie Maker

Depending on your version of Windows Movie Maker or Windows Live Movie Maker, the buttons are slightly different:
Import MP4 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 MP4 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.

What's more, if you want to convert Windows Movie Maker videos to MP4, please check here to get detailed tutorial guide.

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Optional: Free Online MP4 to Windows Movie Maker Converter

You can also try online video converter to convert your MP4 files to Windows Movie Maker, if you don't want to install a computer program. Try it below:

Note: Because the online tool doesn't support "https", so if the content below was blank, please manually click the "Shield" icon on the right of your browser address bar to load the script. This action is secure without any harm to your data or computer.

iSkysoft Editor
Jul 20,2017 10:06 am / Posted by to Convert MP4

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