How to Convert QuickTime Movies to Windows Movie Maker

“I just got a few videos that I can only open and watch using QuickTime and want to make a movie with Windows Movie Maker. How can I import these movies to Windows Movie Maker? “

Why WIndows Movie Maker Can’t Read MOV?

QuickTime MOV is a common multimedia format often used for saving movies and other video files; uses a proprietary compression algorithm developed by Apple Computer; compatible with both Macintosh and Windows platforms.

Windows Movie Maker supported formats for importing content:

  • Video files: .asf, .avi, .wmv
  • Movie files: MPEG1, .mpeg, .mpg, .m1v, .mp2
  • Audio files: .wav, .snd, .au, .aif, .aifc, .aiff
  • Windows Media files: .asf, .wm, .wma, .wmv
  • Still images: .bmp, .jpg, .jpeg, .jpe, .jfif, .gif
  • MP3 format audio: .mp3

To import QuickTime MOV to Windows Movie Maker, you need to convert it to a format Window Movie Maker supported first. WMV is recommended here. Read on to find out how you can convert QuickTime MOV to WMV.

Convert QuickTime movie to Windows Movie Maker

Step 1: Download Video Converter and follow the installation wizard to install it on your computer.

Step 2: Launch Video Converter and Click the Add Files button or simply drag the QuickTime files to the program to start importing the files. Imported videos will appear in the main window. You can add more or delete the files anytime you like.

Step 3: You’ll prompted a Window where you can choose the WMV output format. You can tweak the format settings: resolution, codec, bit-rate and so on. Simply click the Advance button from conversion mode in the bottom of the window.

Step 4: Set output folder from the bottom of the window and click the convert button to start conversion. How long the conversion will last depends on the speed of your computer, the length of the QuickTime files and the output file settings (bit rate, resolution, etc.).

Step 5: When the conversion is done, click the Open Output Folder to fast locate the output files. Import the video to Windows Movie Maker by

  1. Click File, and then click Import Media Items.
  2. Navigate to the location that contains the digital media files you want to import, and then click Import.


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