How Do I Import Videos And Audio On Windows Movie Maker?

Okay, I want to import a couple videos and songs on Windows Movie Maker. I click import Video and it takes me to my video folder, and I click on the video folder and nothing is in there, even when I have put videos in it when I wasn’t using Movie Maker. Same thing when I clink Import Audio Or Music, it takes me to my itunes folder and Sample Music. When I click on Sample Music it goes to two songs (which are in the Windows Media Audio file) that were already on the computer when I got it, and it lets me import them. But when I go to the itunes folder and click on itunes music it goes to folders of the artists I have. When I click on one of the artist’s folder it goes to a folder of the album the songs are from. Then when I click on the albums folder the songs I want to import aren’t in there, similar to when I try to import videos from a folder and they aren’t there. It lets me import pictures, but I don’t know why it won’t import video or audio. Can anyone help me? reply

08-10-2006 03:11 PM
16,546 posts

I have the same exact problem with my audio. I cant seem to get any songs on my slideshow. But I heard that Windows Movie Maker doesn’t accept downloaded or purchased songs, so I looked in my itunes to get a song I imported from a CD and it still didn’t work. reply

08-06-2008 04:33 PM

hey people i wondered if you cud help me i have imported a video but everytim i import audio it it shows a pop-up saying could not be imported. Unspecified error
can anyone help me please reply

12-22-2008 10:36 AM
help me please liam wilson

JRiv3rs wrote:
Your videos are probally the wrong format convert them at

what format should I put them in? reply

03-21-2009 10:40 AM

I had the same problem. If you look at the bottom right hand corner of the window, there should be a pull down menu that syays: All Media Files. Go down and change that to: All Files. That should show you your songs or videos. To import them, you might need to convert them or install a codec pack. Hope this helps. reply

06-15-2009 10:44 AM

I have the exact same problem! It’s so incredibly frustrating!! What is a codec pack? And I have this fear of getting some terrible virus (or something else)on my computer if I download anything over the internet. Is safe to use?? reply

07-12-2009 11:33 AM

I have the same problem...and none of the answers here are helping me!!! How do i convert audio and videos???

HELP!! reply

08-15-2010 07:40 PM

I have the same problem but what format would I convert it to? reply

04-27-2011 07:50 PM

i have absolutely no idea! reply

04-30-2011 10:30 PM

same problem!! ugh how come now one knows?! reply

08-15-2011 09:16 PM

Go to media and convert your audio into a WMV file this should work ive tried and succeeded reply

01-11-2012 04:34 PM

Go to media and convert your audio into a WMV file. this should wok as ive tried it. reply

01-11-2012 04:36 PM


02-02-2012 08:24 PM

mee too !i dont know how to import my song reply

11-17-2012 12:08 AM
sara, use this website and convert the video into WMV format, IT WORKS!! :D reply

06-28-2013 02:11 AM
jane lee

I downloaded music from, which converts youtube videos to mp3. Every time I try to import it into Movie Maker it says it can’t be uploaded.

What exactly is the name of this converter thing? I’ve seen “”, “”, “”, etc. all over this thread. I’ve tried all of them and I’m very confused. What are you supposed to do?

And I really don’t want to download anything, if I don’t have to. My computer is messed up enough as it is, with all this downloaded junk. reply

04-19-2014 09:50 PM

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