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How to Import H.265 files to Windows Movie Maker


H.265 or High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) is a new video codec technology. It is a video compression standard that is the successor to H.264 or MPEG-4 AVC (Advanced Video Coding), one of the compression schemes used by Blu-ray. Compared to H.264 codec, H.265 has the biggest highlight: higher quality and smaller size. As a pretty new standard in the video codec area, H.265/HEVC hasn't gotten full support from most NLE systems like Windows Movie Maker. So in order to edit H.265/HEVC files in Windows Movie Maker fluidly without incompatibility issues, currently you have to convert H.265/HEVC files to an intermediate format that is fully compatible with Windows Movie Maker, such as WMV because it works great in Windows Movie Maker, which ensures both efficiency and quality.

To process format conversion, third party software is required. Considering the ease of use and well support for H.265/HEVC 4K footage, we would recommend Brorsoft Video Converter, which has constantly upgrade to suport decoding Samsung H.265 and other H.265 source fils for playing, editing and sharing. With it, not only can you effortlessly transcode H.265 to WMV video format with high video quality, but also the capable of converting H.265 to other professional codecs like MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro/Sony Vegas Pro, AVI for Pinnacle Studio and various non-linear editing systems (NLE). Now, download the software on computer and follow the steps below to start conversion.

How to convert H.265 video to edit in Windows Movie Maker

Step 1. Add H.265 videos

Install and run the best H.265 video converter and transfer your 4K H.265 recordings to the program for converting.


Step 2. Choose output format

Click Format bar and choose "HD Video" > "WMV HD(*.wmv)" as the output video format. AVI is also the right choice.


Tip: If you like, adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality. This H.265 converter app can maintain original 4K resolution for you if you need or downscale 4K to 1080p.


Step 3. Start the conversion

Click the "Convert" button and the H.265 encoder would start transcoding H.265 to WMV for Windows Movie Maker immediately.

After the conversion, click "Open" to locate the result videos and then you can import the converted H.265 files to Windows Movie Make for editing via its "Import video" option.

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