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How to Free Convert MKV M2TS to Windows Movie Maker Format?

Q: I really appreciate the initiative software of Microsoft, Windows Movie Maker. It always allows me to publish some videos to YouTube. But when I try to import and edit footage AVCHD (.mts) videos from a camera in Windows Movie Maker, it failed. What can I do?

What is Windows Movie Maker?

With the codename Sundance, Windows Movie Maker is a free video creating and editing software and own movie studio included in Windows Essentials software suite. The videos produced by Windows Movie Maker can be uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, OneDrive, Flickr and so on. The latest and stable version (released in 2012) made it possible to record voiceovers and mix audios.

Windows Movie Maker supported input formats: .WMV/.ASF, .MPG (MPEG-1), .AVI (DV-AVI), .WMA, .WAV, and .MP3

Windows Movie Maker supported output formats: Earlier versions of Windows Movie Maker could only export video in Windows Media Video or DV AVI formats, or say, create DV AVI and WMV 8 files. Now it defaults H.264/MP4 as the export format.

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WinX Video Converter is a totally free video converting program capable of converting between MKV, M2TS, AVCHD, HDTV, BDAV and AVI, MP4, H.264, WMV, MPEG, FLV, MOV, 3GP, QT, TS, MOD and TOD. Without plugin or toolbar, it is helpful for changing Canon, Sony, JVC and Panasonic HD camera MKV/AVCHD videos to Windows Movie Maker supported ASF, AVI, MPEG or WMV formats so as to import self-recorded videos to the Windows editing software. Even 1080p multi-track videos are supported and the image quality can be well obtained via the built-in Built with High Quality Engine and De-interlacing Engine of this free Windows Movie Maker converter.

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Step-by-step Guide of Converting M2TS MKV to Windows Movie Maker

Before starting the conversion process, please free download WinX Video Converter on your windows PC (and if you have a Mac, download the Mac edition instead), install and open it when you like to use it. Transfer AVCHD videos from your HD cameras to PC to get .m2ts files.

Step 1. Click "+Video" button to import the HD camcorder videos or any other HD videos like MKV, AVCHD Video (*.mts, *.m2ts), TS HD, Quick Time HD MOV and AVC HD. WinX Free Video Converter allows you to add more than one file at one time as it supports batch conversion mode.

Step 2. Select your target format. If you need to import videos to Windows Movie Maker, you are suggested to scroll download in PC General Video under Output Profile Category and click WMV, AVI, etc that will be supported by the movie editor. Then hit OK.

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Step 3. Make any other advanced settings if you want. On the free Windows Movie Maker video converter, you can adjust the audio/video Codec, frame rate, video resolution, Bitrate and aspect ratio.

Step 4. Browse in your computer and find a proper disk and folder to save the output files.

Step 5. Click RUN button and let it go to convert MKV videos to MP4 format, AVI, WMV etc.

Oppositely, it free converts Windows Movie Maker videos to AVCHD M2TS, MKV, AVI, MP4, FLV, MPEG, MOV, and so on. Additionally, it enables you to add external subtitles during video editing, and of course you can merge files, and crop or trim videos to make video clip or remove black edges before converting and importing.


author - Kistent Waung

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Graduated from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, she employs herself in IT related content creation (since 2013) and happens to perfectly combine her major (computer & science) and her gusto (writing). She's seasoned at offering video audio conversion workarounds and always passionate about new trends, from hot HEVC, 4K to the new AV1 codec.

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