Windows Movie Maker Cannot Import AVI Files? Solved

Published on by Chris King

Facing problems when import AVI video files to Windows Movie Maker to make a movie and can't find AVI codec for Movie Maker? Luckily, there is an easy way to fix the issues. Let's find it out here.


"I am trying to make a movie using Windows Vista (64 bit) Windows Movie Maker. I have a .avi video file that I wish to import (frame 640 by 480, 352 kbps bitrate, 30 frames/second, 60.3 megabytes). The file plays normally (audio and video) in Windows Media Player. However, when I import the file to Movie Maker, only the audio portion of the file comes through. In other words, when I put the imported file into the moviemaking timeline, I hear the clip but there is no picture. "

Does Windows Movie Maker support AVI files? As far as I know, it is officially stated that AVI is supported by Windows Movie Maker. When your Windows Movie Maker has problems and keeps on displaying error messages on the screen, you should not get too much worried in case. That is something normal and can be solved with the right codec. There are very many online sites from where you can download the codec. With the best codec, Windows Movie Maker will not have any problems functioning as you may wish.

What if you cannot find a suitable AVI codec for Windows Movie Maker? Or download a codec paack but it's messing up Windows Movie Maker? Luckily, the problem is easy to solve. When there is the "Windows Movie Maker Can't Import AVI" error on your computer screen, you can solve that by choosing to convert AVI to WMV, which is a highly compatible format that you cannot afford to overlook when using this program. Along with some help from third-party like Brorsoft Video Converter, it can be done effortlessly.

The program supports creating high quality WMV video for your Windows Movie Maker on Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista, no matter what's the format of your source video files. With it, you can also change AVI to native editable format for Pinnacle Studio, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas, Cyberlink PowerDirector, Avid Studio, Magix Movie Edit Pro and more other NLE. Download this software and enjoy your funny videos on the go now!

Simple Clicks to Import AVI Files to Windows Movie Maker

Step 1: Install and launch the AVI to Windows Movie Maker Converter on your PC, and then click "Add" button to browse to load AVI files. You can also simply drag and drop your source media to the program.


Tips 1 - Converter supports batch conversion so that you can add multiple files to convert at one time.
Tips 2 - Check "Merge into one" box to join multiple AVI files together if necessary.

Step 2: Hit the Format box and select HD Video -->WMV HD(*.wmv) on the dropdown menu as output format. Besides, you can also choose Divx HD(*.avi) as output if you have not installed the .wmv codec.


Tip 3 - If the default settings do not fit you requirement, you can click "Settings" icon to and enter "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

Step 3: Finally, click "Convert" icon and your files will converted into .WMV files ready to be imported into Windows Movie Maker.

You're done! Now you can easily import AVI video files into Windows Movie Maker for editing smoothly.

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