Convert your MP4 files to AVI, MP3, or WMV. I have a program that records my computer screen. It saves everything in the MP4 file format. The problem I was having was importing the MP4 files into Windows Movie Maker to be edited. I searched the internet for a solution. I tried a number of different free software programs before I found Any Video Converter.
I downloaded Any Video Converter so I could try it. Any Video Converter converts many different video file formats. You can convert files from avi, asf, mov, rm, rmvb, flv, mkv, mpg, 3gp, m4v, vob, YouTube videos, plus others to avi, mp4, wmv, swf, flv, mkv, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2, mpg (PAL or NTSC), mp3, wma, ogg, aac, wave, m4a.
I converted an MP4 file to AVI. To convert an MP4 file to an AVI file open Any Video Converter. In the upper left corner click on Add Video. Go to the file that the MP4 is in and select your file. The next thing you want to do is is click on Edit in the Menu Bar at the top. Scroll down to the bottom and click Options.
In the Select Output Folder section click on Browse. Select the folder that you want the converted file to go to. Make sure you know where you are putting the file so you can find it later. A lot of people miss this step and loose their converted file.
On the top right of Any Video Converter it says Profile. In the Profile section you can choose from many different video file formats. I have tried a number of different file formats and for my purpose of importing video into Windows Movie Maker I find the “Customized AVI Movie (*.avi)” selection works best for me. Select Customized AVI Movie (*.avi) to convert your file to AVI.
You can experiment with the other settings that are available in Any Video Converter, but I have found the default settings work good.
All that is left to do is click on Convert located next to the Add Video button. You can watch the status bar to see the progress of the file being converted. When the file finishes being converted Any Video Converter beeps and pops ups a window for their products. Just click No Thanks and continue.
You can now go to the folder where you told Any Video Converter to save your file to find your AVI file. I opened Windows Movie Maker and imported my converted file and was able to edit the converted file.
I have tried converting to and from some of the other file formats and Any Video Converter does an excellent job.