Avi Codecs for Windows Movie Maker

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In my searches I found this website: http://www.recipester.org/Recipe:Edit_AVI_Video_in_Windows_Movie_Maker_20551766

I didn’t have fddshow as an option so I searched around some more and this has a link to download this codec! reply


Hi, can anyone give me some basic info on an issue with codecs in general. Ok...
I have uTorrent and downloaded one of 'those' videos that needs a codec to watch it. I know that you can 'somehow' so I downloaded Ace Mega Codecs but now I have it I dont what to do with it! It looks pretty complicated, how do I use it? And how do I get this video to work?

IF YOU KNOW PLEASE E-MAIL ME: miscgen@mail.com

Would be much appreciated!
P.s: I’m using windows 7 if that makes a difference. reply


get the K.Lite codec pack from file hippo.. it should sove the issues with the problem.. its for all Window version reply


wooooooooooo finally it worked tanx guys, :)
VERY IMPORTANT check all boxes in the compatability, options, tools, after downloading file.
Cheers reply


ok i have windows seven and everytime i try to import a video to windows movie maker 2.6 it says ( and this is the exact message)avi could not be imported the required codec was not downloaded atoumatically becouse the download codecs Automatically check box is not selected in the options dialog box
plz help me i have no idea what to do and i have been all over the internet trying to fix the problem so plz help me i would be thankfull reply


DoruKanji wrote:
ANSWER brought to you by DoruKanji.

1. Go to
and download the K-Lite Codec Pack FULL.

2. Run and Install the K-Lite Codec Pack. Make sure you do not un-check anything.

3. Open up Windows Movie Maker, go to Tools > Options... > Compatibility.

4. Check “ffdshow Video Decoder."

5. Press OK.

6. Now you can import video .avi files!



Hey I was reading up on what you guys said and got the GSpot. See I’m trying to tke the last episode of True Blood that I downloaded in HD from my laptop to the home computer that has Windows movie maker. It said I didn’t have the correct codec to open it and such, but it does play using Windows Media Player. GSpot said I needed mp4a: MPEG-4 AAC LC codec which I tried to download but the website looked shady and not right so I uninstalled immediately. Please I don’t know anything about this stuff, if someone could give me baby step by step instructions you don’t know HOW grateful I’d be. Also I’m wondering if I download a NON HD version if it might work without all this hassle. Thanks to everyone who posts on this website, and please, help! reply


Alright, now, this is my first time making a video at ALL, and I’d like to make a video using Venus Verus Virus anime clips, but I have no idea on how to even get started.

I have an Acer computer with Windows Media Player, but I don’t know where to go for the Codec thingamajig or what ever else I have to do. Could someone please guide me through this, if they have the time? I would appreciate that to no end.

ShiEmPara reply


Hey but my video is coming in blue reply


Bongos wrote:
**sorry...i ment to say

NO more “adquiring codecs” warnings :-)


Your post really helped me....

Thaanx !!

WBR // Mikey reply


what if it is a picture. i made some pics on paint shop but it says that whole codec thingy. reply


It Finally Worked wrote:
Here’s what worked for me. First, download and install the K-Lite Codec Pack from http://www.free-codecs.com/K_Lite_Mega_Codec_Pack_download.htm Next, go to Programs/K-Lite Codec Pack/Configuration/ffdshow video decoder. Highlight DirectShow Control and check the box “Use ffdshow only in:" and check the box below it. Next, highlight “Tray, dialog & paths”. Select Modern and check Extended Info. Hit Apply & OK.

Next, open WMM 2.2 and select Tools/Options/Compatibility. Uncheck ALL the other video apps listed EXCEPT those starting with Microsoft, ffdshow Audio Decoder and ffdshow Video Decoder. Hit OK.

Now, try importing an .AVI file. It should work. If it does highlight the .AVI file you just imported and look down in the right side of your system tray and you should see the ffdshow icon. Hover your cursor over it and it’ll show you the input codec and output codec being used.

What I suspect was going on before was there was some conflict between WMM 2.2 and one of the other video apps which was causing WWM 2.2 to crash every time I tried to import an .AVI file. You could do a test and go back to the Compatibility tab and selectively check each video app one at a time, try importing an .AVI file, and see if WMM 2.2 crashes or not. That should tell you which video app WMM 2.2 is having a conflict with.

This seems to work for me so far, although I didn’t have any Microsoft codecs in WMM. I’ve also noticed that I can’t open MSWMM files from Windows Explorer or any file manager that launches WMM from the file. I have to first open WMM, then load the file from the File menu. reply


Thanks for the vodec link. It worked! reply


Download this and check all the options.


I had the same problem and this fixed it. reply


Download K Lite Codec Pack which you can find by typing it into google, and install it. After you’ve finished basic installation go onto movie maker go to Tools, Options, Compatibility and at the bottom there’ll be a unchecked box saying ffds video codec. Check that box and you’re sorted =P Your Welcome reply


have any of you thought that there is a windows xp codec pack? I just installed it and it works greeeaaatttt!!!!!
I recomend it! reply


jhjhj reply


Thanks Bongos!
That helped ALOT! :-)

Fixed it all. reply


this is exactly what it says to me... reply


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