iPhone H.264 to Movie Maker - Fix iPhone MOV Videos not Working in Windows Movie Maker

iPhone (including iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 4S, etc.) records in .MOV files compressed using the h.264 codec, which isn't a codec that plays well together with Windows Movie Maker. To solve this dilemma, you need to take a little up front time and set up a workflow that will convert your iPhone MOV video to Windows Movie Maker edit-friendly format WMV.

"Everytime while i importing My iPhone MOV videos to Windows Movie Maker, there were lots of issues, such as nothing shows up on the screen, there is only image, or only get sound in Windows Movie Maker. Sometimes the video plays upside down and every time you make a minor change you have to render again, which takes forever! Oh.....how to solve it ?

Searching online, I’ve figured out that I need to convert iPhone MOV to something edit-friendly like WMV for Windows Movie Maker. What’ more, a quick transcode made sense especially for editing in a mixed media project. The common practice for iPhone MOV to WMM workflow is getting a great iPhone video converter like Brorsoft Video Converter and converting iPhone MOV to WMV, the well-acknowledged optimal editing format for Windows Movie Maker (Windows 10 included). It ensures maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Windows Movie Maker.

How to convert iPhone H.264 MOV to WMV for Windows Movie Maker

1. Load iPhone MOV files to the program

Launch the program, and open the folder where you have saved the MOV files, and then directly drag the files to the program interface, the files will be loaded to the program immediately. Alternatively, you can click "Add Video" butto to load MOV videos.

2. Set WMV as the output format

Click the Format and select HD Video -->WMV HD(*.wmv) on the dropdown menu as output format. Of course, WMV from Common Video is also available. If you want to make changes to the video settings like resolution, bit rate and other settings, click the Settings button at bottom.

3. Convert iPhone MOV to Windows Movie Maker compatible WMV format

When everything is ready, click the Convert button and all the imported MOV video files will be converted to WMV format by this MOV to Windows Movie Maker Video Converter.

Tips: To edit iPhone MOV video before converting, click the Edit button in the primary window. Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate includes all regular video editing tools like Rotate, Trim, Crop, Effect, Watermark and Subtitle.

4. Import iPhone MOV to Windows Movie Maker

Depending on your version of Windows Movie Maker or Windows Live Movie Maker, the buttons are slightly different:

Import iPhone H.264 video to Windows Movie Maker: When the conversion complete, open Windows Movie Maker and click "Import" or "Import Video" on the left to import your video to the movie collection and drag and drop to the timeline for editing.

Import iPhone H.264 video to Windows Live Movie Maker: Start Windows Live Movie Maker and go to "Home" tab in the ribbon menu and click "Add video" in the "Add" panel to locate the converted iPhone MOV video.

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