Are you a movie fan? Do you surrounded by movie fans ? If you love movies, you will have a large DVD collections and hope no scratches on the discs, even reluctant to open to see. You will need a tool, which can copy them to your devices and also can put these DVDs to your TV with supported formats.
Have you met this situations? You just want to import DVD to the slideshow you are making with your Windows Movie Maker, you may get into the trouble that the DVD format is incompatible with Windows Movie Maker, just like the above cases show. Then is there any solution to easily import DVD to Windows Movie Maker?
What is Windows Movie Maker?
Windows Movie Maker is a video creating/editing software application, included in Microsoft Windows Me, XP, and Vista. It contains features such as effects, transitions, titles/credits, audio track, timeline narration, and Auto Movie. New effects and transitions can be made and existing ones can be modified using XML code. Windows Movie Maker is also a basic audio track editing program. It can apply basic effects to audio tracks such as fade in or fade out. The audio tracks can then be exported in the form of a sound file instead of a video file.
Supported Input Formats:
Video Formats: asf, avi, wmv
Movie Formats: MPEG1, mpeg, mpg, m1v, mp2
Audio Formats: mp3, wav, snd, au, aif, aifc, aiff
Windows Media Video File: asf, wm, wma, wmv
Supported Output Formats:
Windows Media Video File: wmv
Windows Media Audio File: wma
DV/AVI Video File: avi
As we know, the DVD format is incompatible with Windows Movie Maker, so you cannot import DVD to Windows Movie Maker and edit it directly. That means you need to first convert DVD to Windows Movie Maker supported video formats if you want to edit it in WMM. To do that, a DVD converter is needed. Here Pavtube DVDAid for Windows is strongly recommended to extract video clips that are compatible with Windows Movie Maker from any DVDs. After the conversion, you can add the video files to Windows Movie Maker without hassle. First of all, download the program below and follow the steps to rip video from DVD from WMM.
Guide: Transcoding DVD to wmv for Windows Movie Maker
Step 1: Free download and start up the DVD to Windows Movie Maker Converter, and then insert your DVD disc to the DVD drive. Click “Load file(s)” button to load DVD movies to the program. The imported videos can be previewed on the right window.
Step 2: Choose Windows Movie Maker editing format.
Select Adboe Premiere/Sony Vegas –> WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv) or HD Video –>WMV HD(*.wmv) on the dropdown menu as output format. Besides, you can also choose Divx HD(*.avi) as output if you have not installed the .wmv codec.
Tips: You can adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., in the Profile Settings.
Step 3: Hit “Convert” button to carry out the conversion process. Once the conversion is done, you can click “Open” button to get the output files. Thereafter, you can import the converted DVD to Windows Movie Maker for editing.
From the steps above, I think you got the point to batch convert DVD files to Windows Movie Maker for editing, please have a try, this software will solve you DVD files conversion and editing problems, and then you can import and use your DVD files in Windows Movie Maker and and publish a Movie without any problems.
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