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Convert Movie Maker to MP4 – How to Convert Windows Movie Maker Project Files to MP4

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Updated on Jan 29, 2024

Many people are still using Windows Movie Maker as their primary video editor while Windows Movie Maker files can only be opened by the application that created them. This article will show you how to convert Movie Maker to MP4 so you can open the files easily. Before we get started, please download the Movie Maker to MP4 converter for preparation:

Why Do We Fail to Play a Windows Movie Maker File?  

After finishing video editing in Windows Movie Maker, some people are used to saving the task as a project file. (The Windows (Live) Movie Maker project files are in the .wlmp extension and the older version use the .mswmm file extension). A Windows Movie Maker movie project file only contains the path to the actual files rather than the video and audio data you want to view and it can only be recognized by the software that creates it. Therefore, many people want to convert the files to a common video format like MP4. So how to convert Movie Maker to MP4? The following part shows you the details.

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Part 1. Save the Windows Movie Maker File as a Video

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If you're using Windows Movie Maker 12, you can directly convert Movie Maker to MP4 since H.264/MP4 became the default export format in Windows Movie Maker 2012. Let's have a look at how to save Windows Movie Maker as mp4:

Step 1. Click on the Movie Maker button on the top left corner, select Open project and add the Windows Movie Maker file you want to convert to MP4.

Step 2. Select Save movie > For computer.

Step 3. Choose the output format as MP4 and start the conversion.

Now you can view the MP4 file as you wish.

Tips. If you are using an older version of Windows Movie maker on Windows 10 or other Windows that don't support Window Movie Maker pre-installation, you may find that the only output video format is Windows Media Video File or WMV. To convert Windows Movie Maker to MP4 in such cases, you can convert the project file to WMV first and move to the next part and use an MP4 video converter to convert WMV to MP4.

Part 2: The Best Tool to Convert Windows Media Video File to MP4

WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is a useful Windows Movie Maker to MP4 converter. It enables you to convert video files you created in Windows Movie Maker to MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, etc. It is well-known for easy operation and fast conversion. Besides being a good video converter, WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro also enables you to download videos from websites, compress video file size for email and uploading, and even crop, cut, merge and add special effects to videos as a basic video editing tool. Let's come back to the main topic: How to Convert Movie Maker to MP4.

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How to Convert Windows Movie Maker Files to MP4

Choose WMV Files Exported from Window Movie Maker

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Step 1. Add Windows Media Video Files

Launch the Movie Maker to MP4 converter program and enter the "Converter" module, click on "Add Files", and select WMV files you exported from Windows Movie Maker just now. Or you can directly drag and drop multiple files into the program.
Tips. It supports batch conversion mode for converting many files at the same time.

Choose MP4 under the Video Tab

Step 2. Choose MP4 as the Output Format

Click on the "Output Format" area on the right and choose the MP4 profile under the "Video" tab to convert Movie Maker to MP4. Of course, if you want to convert files from Windows Movie Maker to other formats like AVI, MKV, or MOV, just choose the corresponding profile. The preset for TVs, mobile phones, tablets, game consoles, YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo and so forth are also provided. Whether you want to play videos smoothly or upload files to YouTube, you can find the most perfect format.

Click on Run to Start the Conversion

Step 3. Convert Windows Movie Maker to MP4

Click on the inverted triangleicon at the bottom to specify a folder for saving the converted MP4 files. Then press "Run" to start the conversion speed. As a fast video converter, WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro can make the conversion speed up to 50X faster. You can get the converted files soon.

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In Summary

This article has shown you the easy solutions to convert Movie Maker to MP4, in other words, converting Windows Movie Maker project files to MP4. If you use the Windows (Live) Movie Maker 12, you can export the file as MP4 without a third-party converter. But a specific video converter allows you to convert Windows Movie Maker files to more types of formats and it takes less time for multiple files conversion.

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