Windows Movie Maker: get .mkv files to be imported

07-28-2008 08:59 PM

I really need to find out how to import my .mkv files into Movie Maker. Can anyone please help me out? reply


07-28-2008 09:01 PM

Oh I forgot to mention that I have downloaded k-lite codecs and I can’t figure out what people are saying about splittering the files. reply


07-29-2008 11:58 PM
1,580 posts

What you need is a DirectShow splitter to sparse mkv files. I’m not familiar with what the K-Lite codec pack bundles or not, but you might want to look at Look in the section where it says filters. If one doesn’t work, try another. If they all fail, my suggestion would be to scroll down and use an editor instead to convert to an intermediate format (AVI, MPEG, whatever) then feed that into movie maker. reply


12-14-2008 10:59 AM

Windows Movie Maker: get .mkv files to be imported reply


01-28-2010 09:21 AM

but i did convert mkv to avi from mediacoder. but wmm still can’t import it it says this.By the way I have k-lite codecs mega pack

The required codec was not downloaded automatically because the Download codecs automatically check box is not selected in the Options dialog box. reply


03-08-2010 03:39 AM
2 posts

Windows movie maker can only accept video files in format AVI, WMV, MPEG, etc. So, if you want to import your MKV files to Windows Movie Maker, it is better for you to convert the MKV to WMV or AVI format enable in Windows Movie Maker first. If you dont have a suitable video encoder , go to , I ever used this video conversion tool to succeed in converting MKV to WMV, fast and losslessly... reply


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i want mkv codec pack to import mkv file reply


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03-20-2013 07:44 PM
Frog Jacuzzi

Why are people referring to wrappers as formats?

How do you expect to clear anything up like that?

A wrapper such as avi or mkv is like a format for holding other formats; it can hold multiple streams that can themselves be in a variety of video and audio formats.

A tool that converts from mkv to avi does not necessarily alter the format of the video stream. This is why converting to avi doesn’t always work, even though it is a listed filetype that Movie Maker can use.

You actually need to transcode the video stream to a nice standard, old but possibly dumb format, like mpeg2. Never mind file size; you’re editing. reply


10-16-2013 09:50 PM

the most compatible video format for WMM is WMV, you can get a third party program such as Brorsoft Video Converter to convert the MKV to WMV. reply


11-02-2014 09:27 PM
1 posts

I agree with maxmonkey. To get MKV and WMM to play nicely, you’d better convert your MKV to WMV, the most compatible format for Windows Movie Maker.

Here is a workaround for you: reply


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