Movie Maker Codec - MP4

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Hi,

I’m pracitcally Movie Maker Illiterate, and i need help installing a codec that can allow me to imprt music

When I try to import the music that i want it comes up with this-
The file cannot be imported because the codec required to play the file is not installed on your computer. If you have already tried to download and install the codec, close and restart Windows Movie Maker, and then try to import the file again.

Can i import this music (it’s off itunes) and if so how? reply



i’ve had the exact same problem and i can’t resolve it. anyone have any solutions? reply

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Apperently Wiki says that it is imposible and you can`t put on .mp4 files on WMM, tough luck srry guys, I had to learn the hard way too reply

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It may be done if you can find some DirectShow filters. I suggest reading this for a list of some: http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?s&threadid=62723 (part 14). Pay attention to what it says: you need BOTH a splitter (aka parser aka filter for the file type aka container) and a codec (for the audio/video stream).
The two more popular splitters atm are gabest’s and haali’s.

Note: 3ivx, and the Dicas decoder will decode MP4 files that are encoded in MPEG-4 part 2 (fourcc mp4v), but not the ones in H.264 (MPEG-4 part 10 (fourcc avc1)). So you may want to try other ones first. reply

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well i have a simple soliution. www.google.com
search PRISM VIDEO CONVERTER not in caps
then download, add and convert the clips you want to use to wmm format then add away!! reply

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hi guys,
i want to convert vedio format as avi.001 movie into my ipod classic . while converting it doesn’t accept .001 file
i want to convert it
plz tell some solution reply

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If you decide to convert it instead, look up (on Google) the SUPER video converter. It’s freeware and supports practically any audio and video type. reply

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To fix it(well an alternitive) download audacity, go to volumecontrols (start/all programs/accesories/entertainment), options, properties, click on recording, and check sterio mix, or wave out mix, check sm or wom, (sterio mix/waveoutmix), play a song on youtube, and on audacity for recording options make it sm or wom, press record, play the song, and it comes out perfectly recorded! no matter the volume your speakers are playing! then export as mp3 (you have to download someting else for that too) and then you can import it into movie maker reply

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I need to convert my movie maker files to MPEG1 format. Can this be done? and how? reply

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Wow! Amberain thank you so much!!! I thought I was going to have to do all this downloading and installing but I didn’t! :) Thanks to you! Once again, thanks SO much. I really appreciate it! reply

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JarHEAD’s comment is right! I downloaded it and it works!!!!=]] reply

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Jarhead is right! ur a life saver man.... do what he says everyone reply

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thanks jarhead, it worked.
I was trying to import mp4 Itune downloads into windows movie maker as background music for my slide shows, but kept getting message saying I needed right codec. I used audio version of prism, converted mp4 to mp3 and was able to input those easily into WMM, A lot less hassle than trying to fing right codec package.
First I downloaded prism video converter, which didn’t work for mp4 audio, but it told me which audio converter I needed for mp4s and I downloaded that. reply

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Simple trick - rename your file from filename.mp4 to filename.mpg and just drag and drop into the movie maker collection - you will have it import without any trouble. reply

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how do i put the videos i take on my ipod to windows movie maker? i need help reply

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You did a great job Jarhead! Thanks! reply

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u noob avi.001 is splitted file. u nid to use the 001 splitter to combine all is part back. Btw u nid to have all its other parts reply

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DOWNLOAD THE PRISM VIDEO CONVERTER, DONT MESS WITH CODECS!!! ALL YOU DO IS CONVERT TO WMV FILES AND IT WORKS!!! reply

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Convering this file to some other format, or burn it to a disc. reply

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