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How to Work H.264 Codec in Windows Movie Maker

H.264 video won't import to Windows Movie Maker? Read this article shows you how to solve the problem.

How to Work H.264 Codec in Windows Movie Maker
Trying to edit H.264 clips in Windows Movie Maker, but I find there is no audio track shown on the timeline. How to make H.264 files work with Windows Movie Maker?

Researched the web and I got some clues. Actually, Windows Movie Maker relies heavily on codecs and updated video cards to properly function. To troubleshoot the issue, please try the following steps below:

1. Ensure you have installed the latest version of Windows Movie Maker

2. Try making movies of a shorter duration - If you have a large movie project, splitting the video into smaller projects may help.

3. Ensure that you have the proper codecs to play your videos and audio files – audio and video require codecs to play the file and it’s important to have the right codecs installed or updated in your PC.

Well, if you don't want to spend time and effort to understand these complicated codecs and download them for video editing in Windows Movie Maker, just download and use Brorsoft Video Converter, which is able to resolve your trouble effortlessly. This video app can help you change H.264 MOV/MP4 into a different format e.g. WMV with least quality loss. You should then be able to import the new file into Windows Movie Maker with smooth editing without any trouble. Below is how.

How to Convert H.264 Video to Windows Movie Maker

1. Import H.264 Video files

Run the H.264 to Windows Movie Maker Converer; click the Add button to load h.264 files to the program from your computer or camcorder. You can also directly drag the video files into the program directly.



2. Select the output format

Hit the Format box and select HD Video –>WMV HD(*.wmv) on the dropdown menu as output format. Besides, you can also choose AVI, WMV as output from Common Video profile.



Tip: If you like, adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality.

3. Start conversion

Simply click the Convert button to start encoding H.264 to Windows Movie Maker friendly video formats. Within several minutes, you can find the converted file on your computer by clicking the "Open" button. And then you can import the converted H.264 files to Windows Movie Make for editing via its "Import video" option. Enjoy.

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