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YouTube Not Accepting Windows Movie Maker Videos- Solution


After you put together a movie in Windows Movie Maker, you may wanna upload Windows Movie Maker video to YouTube for sharing. But problems occurred sometimes:

"I export a video from window movie maker. The video is within 10 minutes. But I can't get the windows movies maker video to YouTube. It tells me that I have the wrong file type."

Are you stuck in the similar issue when trying to put a Windows Movie Maker video onto YouTube? Well, before uploading WMM to YouTube, please check the things below before uploading a file to YouTube.

The maximum file size is 1000MB.
The maximum file length is 10 minutes.
Format your video: Go to the "File Menu" at the top. Select "Save Movie", and then you can begin to format the video through instructions.

Why Youtube refuse to accept video created with Windows Movie Maker? The most common error is due to the fact that the video is still in Windows Movie Maker format and was not exported in a standard format. To be accepted, the video must be registered in a standard format.


.MSWMM is *not* a video format - it is an editor/timeline/etc format which marks which video segments, transitions, captions and audio overlays being used by a particular Windows Movie maker project.
If you open .MSWMM in Windows Movie Maker it will only work if the corresponding video file exists
  • Then go to Menu and select File > Save Movie File.
  • Select you video encoding options and click on Next.
  • Follow instructions.
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    If all the requirement are matched, but you still can't upload your WMV video. You need to turn to the WMV video codec, frame rates, bitrates, resolutions and more. Read YouTube help to get more information on YouTube supported formats.

    If you're not an expert on video format, you can apply a video converter to convert Windows Movie Maker video to be compatible with YouTube. Here Brorsoft Video Converter can be your best choice for you can convert videos to YouTube effortlessly.

    This video converter app can be used as a professional Windows Movie Maker video to YouTube converter. With it, you can fast convert WMM videos to YouTube compatible format with a proper resolution like 720p( 1280 * 720), 1080p(1920 * 1080). Besides WMM video, it also supporting encoding XAVC, MTS, MXF, DivX, VOB, MKV, etc files for sharing on YouTube. Plus, with the built-in video editor, it's freely for you to trim the videos into multiple segments with short duration as you want. If you are Mac users, please get the Video Converter for Mac. Now I share the step-by-step solution converting/uploading Windows Movie Maker to YouTube.

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    READ MORE: Windows Movie Maker Best Format for YouTube Upload

    Basic steps to upload a Windows Movie Maker video to YouTube

    Step 1. Import WMM files

    Start Brorsoft Video Converter. Drag & drop Windows Movie Maker .wmv files to it. Or click the Add video button to locate the files you want to add.


    Step 2. Choose YouTube friendly video

    Click Format bar to select an output format. To share your Windows Movie Maker video on YouTube, .mov, .mpeg4, .avi, .3gp format from Common Video are all the proper formats.


    Step 3. Modify video parameters for YouTube

    You can press the Settings button to adjust the video size, bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate, etc to optimize the quality. The highest video resolution that YouTube support is 3840 * 2160. And the common frame rates for YouTube include: 24, 25, 30, 48, 50, 60 frames per second.

    Step 4. Edit/Split MKV video

    Click Edit button and you can trim, crop or adjust the video with the built-in video editor to get the very part and effect of the movie you want.


    Step 5. Start conversion

    Click "Convert" button to start encoding Windows Movie Maker video for uploading to YouTube. After the conversion, click "Open" button to get the exported files and then upload the converted Windows Movie Maker files into YouTube for sharing with your friends, families, and fans.

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