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willem44 is not online. Last active: 12/5/2011 2:39:32 PM willem44
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Free conversion .mov files to .wmv files
Posted: 31 May 2011 04:43 PM
My Kodak Zi8 Full HD pocket camera puts out .mov files, which are not accepted by Moviemaker 6. But I've found a way to convert them free and accurately.
The .mov files can be imported in Windows Live Moviemaker.
I don't use WLMM for editing, only for outputting full HD .wmv files.
These I import in Moviemaker 6, which is my favorite editor.
The conversion process in WLMM is rather slow: about 25 MB per minute.
However, there is no discernable difference between the original .mov files and the converted .wmv files.
I've tried half a dozen other free conversion program's, but their results didn't come anywhere near the high quality output of the WLMM.
AlphaWolfKiba is not online. Last active: 7/20/2011 6:51:53 PM AlphaWolfKiba
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Re: Free conversion .mov files to .wmv files
Posted: 31 May 2011 05:01 PM
Wow! Where did yo get this at? My best friend uses WLMM but I'm like you and would rather prefer 6.0 I use Something called "YouTube Downloader/File Converter" to convert iTunes Files (AAC) into a copatible Windows Audio that WMM can play. =)

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willem44 is not online. Last active: 12/5/2011 2:39:32 PM willem44
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Re: Free conversion .mov files to .wmv files
Posted: 01 Jun 2011 10:22 AM
Windows Live Movie Maker can be used to convert MOV files, MPEG-4 and AVI files to WMV files.
If your favorite editor is Windows Movie Maker 6, just use the free WLMM as a converter for your unedited files.
WLMM is free for download from the Microsoft website.
sloehand is not online. Last active: 11/9/2011 9:29:05 PM sloehand
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Re: Free conversion .mov files to .wmv files
Posted: 12 Oct 2011 02:41 PM
You can also go to the file extention of your movie clip or file .MOV and change it to mpg and it will import to movie maker.
Frist you have to go to folder options and uncheck do not show files extentions. Works for me every time on MOD or MOV files
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Re: Free conversion .mov files to .wmv files
Posted: 12 Oct 2011 02:56 PM
I prefer to use Freemake Video Converter to convert to actual .wmv files instead of trying to work with .mov files. Even if I can trick them into showing up in WMM, I find that I have problems down the line during editing or when trying to save.

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Callie is not online. Last active: 11/4/2011 4:48:36 AM Callie
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Re: Free conversion .mov files to .wmv files
Posted: 03 Nov 2011 04:36 AM
And it doesn't lose any quality when I convert it .mov to .wmv? For converting is always tricky, and sometimes it doesn't work properly. for me I have to admit that I'm new to this topic and read in this forum to learn more about that. I will try Windows Live Movie Maker for converting!
splante is not online. Last active: 12/24/2015 5:59:53 AM splante
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Re: Free conversion .mov files to .wmv files
Posted: 03 Nov 2011 07:37 AM
Do you lose quality when you convert a movie, yes you always do. The relevant questions are do you lose enough quality to really notice a difference and does the converted movie make editing your movie easier? Freemake typically does a great job and gives you movie files that work very well with Movie Maker that make editing a lot easier.

My personal experience is that converting the MPEG2 files from my camcorder to a more Movie Maker friendly format has made editing so much easier and fun. I'm sure I lose a little bit of quality, but not enough to be noticeable when I play my final movies.

It would be nice if you could buy a camera that would record Movie Maker friendly WMV files (Mac users would then probably have issues still though). I assume there are technical reasons they choose the formats that they do, leaving us in a position to have to convert the files for easy editing.
chris198810 is not online. Last active: 6/12/2017 11:31:43 PM chris198810
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Re: Free conversion .mov files to .wmv files
Posted: 26 Aug 2014 03:39 AM
Windows Movie Maker Supported formats for importing content as following:

*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

Yeah, MOV format is not listed above. So the videos that we have downloaded from digital camera or online video sites are in MOV format which Windows Movie Maker does not support. If you have .mov file and want to edit it with Windows Movie Maker, you need to convert it to one of above supported formats.

What I've used is Brorsoft Video Converter. It can easily convert .mov to .wmv for Windows Movie Maker with zero quality loss.
turningpointup is not online. Last active: 8/11/2015 5:42:55 AM turningpointup
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Re: Free conversion .mov files to .wmv files
Posted: 10 Jul 2015 02:07 AM
I highly recommend iDealshare VideoGo.

It can batch convert MOV files to WMV, AVI on Windows or Mac.

It also can convert WMV, MKV, MPG, AVI to MOV, MP4.

I like its conversion without quality loss.

Step by step guide at http://www.idealshare.net/video-converter/convert-mov-to-wmv.html
monica6688 is not online. Last active: 2/7/2018 12:12:11 AM monica6688
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Re: Free conversion .mov files to .wmv files
Posted: 21 Sep 2015 01:37 AM
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.
nickcar is not online. Last active: 12/21/2015 12:51:10 AM nickcar
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Re: Free conversion .mov files to .wmv files
Posted: 18 Nov 2015 04:35 AM
try another format supported by Windows Movie Maker~ like WMV by some third party video conversion tool ~
tipper900 is not online. Last active: 2/8/2018 3:41:35 AM tipper900
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Re: Free conversion .mov files to .wmv files
Posted: 15 Jan 2018 03:30 AM
I'd like convert mov to wmv via Brorsoft <a href="http://www.brorsoft.cn/blu-ray-video-converter-ultimate/">Video Converter Ultimate quickly and losslessly.
fayfen is not online. Last active: 2/19/2018 3:10:18 AM fayfen
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Re: Free conversion .mov files to .wmv files
Posted: 15 Jan 2018 08:40 AM
No need to go any further than XMedia Recode.
It will do all.
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