Importing MKV Movie to Windows Movie Maker

I edited my films on Windows, but the problem is that it is mkv. It can’t import in Windows Movie Maker. Any solution for me to import and edit MKV in Windows Movie Maker easily?

I have researched the web and tried to follow these instructions on playing and working MKV files with Windows Movie maker. Here are two methods I’ve tired yet.

Method 1. Install codec pack for using MKV in WMM

It’s obviously, MKV is not supported by Windows Movie Maker. As someone suggested, we can try to download a codec pack, which perhaps works. While, it seems a bit complicated, especially for the novice, and usually messes up Windows Movie Maker. I tried it and finally passed it. Actually, it didn’t help me out.

Method 2. Convert MKV for editing in WMM

Windows Movie Maker can support AVI, WMV format well. To import MKV to Windows Movie Maker, a quick solution is to get a MKV converter and transcode .mkv files to .wmv for Windows Movie Maker, which will save you both time and trouble, and all you need is to drag the result videos for prompt editing. I’ve tried this way. Yes, it works. Below is the detailed steps how to convert WMV to Windows Movie Maker.

First download and install Brorsoft Video Converter. With it, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode MKV for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Windows Movie Maker, Pinnacle Studio, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas, Cyberlink PowerDirector, Avid Media Composer, Magix Movie Edit Pro and more. Download the program and learn how the workflow goes on.

1. Download, install and run the MKV to WMV Converter[; click “Add Videos” icon to load your source videos.

2. Hit the Format box and select HD Video –>WMV HD(*.wmv) on the dropdown menu as output format.

3. 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.

4. Hit the convert button, it will start converting MKV for importing to Windows Movie Maker immediately. Soon after the conversion, just click “Open” button to get the generated files for natively editing in Movie Maker perfectly.

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2 thoughts on “Importing MKV Movie to Windows Movie Maker”

  1. Tride codec pack, but it messed up my movie maker. Then used brorsoft video converter and converted MKV to WMV HD. The new file works well in movie maker. Thanks.

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