Windows Movie Maker 5.1 for XP-SP2

By fremontjohn
Feb 21, 2007
  1. Hi,

    This is my first post. I'm running a Dell 4300 (old) w/Windows XP w/SP2, 1.7gB Pentium-4 processor. I have a CD drive and a DVD drive.

    I am trying to import video taken on professional digital video gear but, I can't seem to. Movie Maker doesn't recognize the video nor how to open the files. These may be MPEG3 or MPEG4 files, I don't know but they are a common digital movie file format. How can I import these to Movie Maker? Or, do I need to get this or that kind of driver/software/decoder something or other.

    What shows in the file are files marked as:


    How do I get this into Movie Maker for editing and uploading to the web?


  2. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    Best i can add

    These files have been copied from a DVD movie disk.
    They are a complete movie.It's said you can play them this way,but i
    can't explain how,try here.
  3. fremontjohn

    fremontjohn TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Thanks Zipperman,

    Oddly, my son was able to use Movie Maker to edit a copy I sent to him of the same DVD that I am unable to even import to Movie Maker. I can play the DVD, I just can't edit it or do anything with it.
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