How to Open MOV files in Windows Movie Maker
"I'm trying to use Movie Maker in Windows 8.1 for the first time. Every time I open a .mov file, Movie Maker immediately crashes. I've attempted it several times and the program has shut down each time."
Does Windows Movie Maker hold MOV format files? When you try to do it, your Windows Movie stops working or even can't recognize your MOV files that from digital camera or downloaded from online video sites. These are the common problems encountered by many Windows Movie Maker users. To fix the problem, the best bet is to convert MOV to Windows Movie Maker supported file formats like WMV.
To convert MOV files for Windows Movie Maker, Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate is highly recommneded here. It supports creating high quality WMV video for your Windows Movie Maker, no matter what's the format of your source video files. It can convert almost any video including MOV, MKV, MP4, AVI, MTS, etc. to WMV so you can import your video to Windows Movie Maker for editing. Plus, it comes with all regular video editing tools like Trim, Crop, Effect, Subtitle, Watermark. For basic video editing tasks, you can even replace your Windows Movie Maker with it.
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How to convert MOV to WMV for Windows Movie Maker
1. Load MOV files to the program
Launch the program, and open the folder where you have saved the MOV files, and then directly drag the files to the program interface, the files will be loaded to the program immediately. Alternatively, you can click "Add Video" butto to load MOV videos.
2. Set WMV as the output format
Click the Format and select HD Video -->WMV HD(*.wmv) on the dropdown menu as output format. Of course, WMV from Common Video is also available. If you want to make changes to the video settings like resolution, bit rate and other settings, click the Settings button at bottom.
3. Convert MOV to Windows Movie Maker compatible WMV format
When everything is ready, click the Convert button and all the imported MOV video files will be converted to WMV format by this MOV to Windows Movie Maker Video Converter.
Tips: To edit MOV video before converting, click the Edit button in the primary window. Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate includes all regular video editing tools like Rotate, Trim, Crop, Effect, Watermark and Subtitle.
4. Import MOV to Windows Movie Maker
Depending on your version of Windows Movie Maker or Windows Live Movie Maker, the buttons are slightly different:
Import MOV 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 MOV 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.