Loading DivX/XviD AVI files into Windows Movie Maker

Summary: In this article, you will learn the best way to import and edit AVI files in Windows Movie Maker without any issue. Just follow it.



Windows Movie Maker with stunning features is a popular free video editing tool for us. When you get a lot of AVI videos, you may wanna import AVI to Windows Movie Maker to make a home movie. However, the program probably will not recognize your files imported, as Windows Movie Maker can only support DV-AVI, Motion JPEG AVI. It does not support AVI files encoded with other codecs like DivX, XviD. To get rid of the issue, an easy workaround is to convert AVI into a supported video file type before Windows Movie Maker can read them. Below is how to.

Now I share the guide with you how to convert AVI video to Windows Movie Maker friendly format like WMV using Brorsoft Video Converter. With it, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode AVI for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Windows Movie Maker, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Pinnacle Studio and more.

Guide: Converting AVI to Windows Movie Maker format

1. Load AVI files to converter

Run the top AVI converter and you can import AVI clips to the program through "Add Video" button or just drag and drop the files to the program. If you like, check the "Merge into one" box to join AVI files together.



2. Set output format

Click the Format bar and select HD Video -->WMV HD(*.wmv) on the dropdown menu as output format for editing in Windows Movie Maker smoothly.



3. Start converting AVI to Movie Maker

Click Convert bar to start the AVI to Windows Movie Maker conversion. Once it finished, click "Open" to locate the result videos.

You’re now ready to get the result files into Windows Movie Maker to do further editing.

More features of the best AVI to Windows Movie Maker Converter:

a. Click “Settings” button if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.

b. Click the “Edit” button and then select a specific function to open the video editing window. As you see, video editing functions like Trim, Crop, Watermark, Effect, Subtitles are provided to meet your needs.

c. This versatile AVI video converter, not only can help you convert .avi to WMM, but also enables anyone with AVI files to use in any non-linear editor like Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, Pinnacle Studio, Sony Vegas Pro, etc as long as transcode AVI to a recognizable format.

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Comments: 17
  • #1

    Nazlin (Monday, 26 January 2015 19:49)

    This was the only one Converter I found online that could handle my AVI videos into WMM without quality loss. Great sharing. Thank you!

  • #2

    Kid (Monday, 26 January 2015 19:54)

    Got some captured AVI videos, when I import these AVIs to Windows Movie Maker, it won't support. It's glad to tell you after converting AVI to WMV with the Brorsoft video converter you recommend, the new file works on Movie Maker flawlessly.

  • #3

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    I tried your way to convert XVID AVI to WMV, the Windows Movie Maker can import the new file smoothly.

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    Got a lot of AVI videos from my friends, but all of them are refused by WMM. Followed this guide, I solved the problem. Thank you so much!

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