Convert/import MOV file to WMM
How to import .mov format file to windows 7 movie maker (WMM)?
.MOV file not working using Movie Maker windows 7
"The video I have downloaded from my digital camera is in .MOV format which Windows Movie Maker does not seem to support. Is there a way of converting the video to a format that WMM likes?"
Movie Maker not accepting .mov files from cameras
Your camera (Kodak easyshare, playsport, zi8, zi10, Panasonic TZ3, DMC-LZ2 or Canon 7D) takes movies in .MOV format (h.264 codec), which can't play in Windows Movie Maker.
MOV file support in Windows 7 Movie Maker
If you want to import MOV file into windows 7 movie maker on Windows, you'd have to download and install MOV to Windows Movie Maker Video Converter-a great tool for converting quicktime MOV to AVI format(or MPG, WMV). Once the mov's are converted to avi format, you should have no problems importing them into windows 7 movie maker.
How to convert MOV to Windows 7 Movie Maker step by step
Add MOV videos to the Converter
After you finish installation, run the MOV to Windows Movie Maker Converter. In the main interface, hit Add Files button to browser your hard drive or external storage device to import the MOV videos to the Converter, or directly drag and drop the MOV files to the program for convenience. Since batch conversion is allowed, you can add many MOV videos to the converter at one time.
Select output format
When the files are added, click on the format icon next to the file thumbnails to open the format list, go to the Common video format to set AVI or WMV as output format. You can also go to Win app category to select the Movie Maker (*.avi) which is optimized for Windows (Live) Movie Maker as output format.
Start to convert MOV to Windows Movie Maker
At last, hit the big Convert button at the bottom to start converting MOV videos to Windows Movie Maker compatible video formats. You can just let the smart tool run in the background and after the conversion is finished, you will be noticed with a message asking you to open the folder where the generated files are stored, and then, you can add them to the Movie Maker to edit further.