what do i use to convert quicktime mov. file to an mpeg or ....

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what do i use to convert quicktime mov. file to an mpeg or anything compatible with windows movie maker
please help =)

is the an encoder that i use?
if so i need it for free.

anything to help me that i can download for free!
thanks. reply


it also comes up with this wen i try to import video

The file C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\My Pictures\Kodak Pictures\2008-01-10\100_0330.mov is not a supported file type, and it cannot be imported into Windows Movie Maker. reply


The most straightforward way to do this is to get QuickTime Alternative. It has a DirectShow filter that allows QuickTime files to be played under Windows Media Player. That filter should also allow them to be read by Movie Maker. It doesn’t work 100% of the time though. If it doesn’t you may need to make an intermediate conversion.
For conversion to MPEG, you can use TMPGEnc (the download to the free version is at the TOP of the page, after you select your language). You’ll also need to download the QuickTime plugin for TMPGEnc. Just extract it to the same folder you extracted TMPGEnc to. Once you’ve converted the mov file to mpg, you can feed it into Movie Maker.
Another way is to convert the file to AVI first. For that you can use RAD Video Tools. Click convert a file, select your file, select output type = AVI. During conversion you might want to select a codec other than full frames (uncompressed) otherwise your AVI will be humongous. (Preferrably select a lossless codec otherwise adjust the settings by clicking the configure button for maximum quality, so that there’s as little loss of quality as possible). Once you get your AVI, feed it into Movie Maker. reply


I have some MOV file that I really want to import MOV into Windows Movie Maker for editing, but it keeps rejecting it. Since MOV is not a compatible format for Movie Maker, a good solution is to convert MOV to a more editing-friendly format, such a Windows Movie Makerâs WMV, MPEG.

The best program I can recommend is Brorsoft Video Converter. Itâs an easy-to-use yet powerful high-quality video converter, player and editor. And it can handle videos in all formats, including MOV format and make them best suitable for Windows Movie Maker quickly and easily. Whatâs more, this app also provides some cool video editing features like cropping, cutting, merging and so on. So no doubt, this powerful Windows Movie Maker video converter will bring you an extraordinary video-editing experience.



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