Windows Live Movie Maker: How to export to MP4?

zycim1kkThis is another question that keeps coming up in the support fourm… How do you export videos from Windows Live Movie Maker to MP4?

This actually goes for other formats as well, because the straightest answer is you can't.

Windows Live Movie Maker only exports to WMV; there are no other options. You can change the resolution and the dimensions of the movies you export, but all the videos you export will be to WMV. Even when the file is written to a DVD; it's exported to WMV and then Windows DVD Maker converts that to VOB [for DVD].

Here's some more resources…

Take for an example, in an effort to clarify the process of how a DVD is created from Windows Live Movie Maker; I offer this…

1. Windows Live Movie Maker is a video editing software package, it takes in the video clips and audio, and allows you to compose them in a specific way [as a project].
2. Windows Live Movie Maker only exports video as WMV; not directly to DVD format [VOB].
3. Once the video is exported to WMV, in a temp location, the WMV is converted again, to VOB format by Windows DVD Maker.
4. Windows DVD Maker controls the chapters, looping, authoring and BURNING of the DVD.

Everything goes to WMV first…

Exporting to WMV from Windows Live Movie Maker; Windows Live Movie Maker only exports to a singular format; a WMV file. So, exporting to WMV from Windows Live Movie Maker is simple; because it ONLY supports exporting to WMV... And there are some adjustments for exporting to WMV as well, for size and resolution.

To adjust the output of the WMV file of Windows Live Movie Maker, do this...
In Windows Live Movie Maker, MENU, SAVE MOVIE

The eMail option is typically going to give you the best ratio option for size and resolution.

 

On to MP4 or whatever…

If nothing like that works for you, you can convert the WMV…

I have some suggestions for video conversion. I have used all three of these video converters and think are are very good; and easy to use. They all have the video conversion options you'd be searching for and handle plenty of formats— and they're all free. A video converter is great if you can't find the right codec, and need to get moving on your project.

Link:
     http://www.videoconverterfactory.com/free-video-converter/
     http://videoconverter.hamstersoft.com/
     http://www.freemake.com/free_video_converter/
 

So, there you have it…

 

Windows Live Movie Maker support forum:

http://www.windowslivehelp.com/forums.aspx?productid=5

If you'd like, you can leave feedback for the Windows Live Movie Maker 2011 team for suggestions/improvements:

Link:
https://feedback.live.com/default.aspx?productkey=moviemaker

I hope this helps...

 

Thank you,
Larry Henry Jr.
LEHSYS.com 

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