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How to convert MOV to WMV for editing on Mac/Windows?

How to convert MOV to WMV easily? So I just got a new camera which shoots video in QuickTime MOV format. I tried to get them onto Windows Movie Maker but I found it's not compatible with MOV files. What is the best program which is able to convert QuickTime MOV files to WMV format without downgrading the video quality? Thanks.


Well, many cameras such as Canon produce and save videos as QuickTime MOV format. If you are using Mac computer, iMovie will have no problem dealing with these videos. However, MOV files cannot be directly imported by Windows Movie Maker. If you want to edit MOV videos on WMM, you will have to convert it to a recognizable file format, more specifically, WMV or AVI. By following the step-by-step guide below, you will learn how to easily convert MOV to WMV by using Video Converter.


How to change & convert QuickTime MOV to WMV for editing?


Download MOV to WMV Converter

OK, to successfully edit MOV files on Windows Movie Maker, you will need a MOV to WMV Converter to do the conversion. Video Converter is such a program which is able to convert videos without lowering the picture quality. You may download, install and launch it.


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Add MOV Files

OK, assume you have uploaded your camera/camcorder videos onto your computer. (If not, connect your camera to your computer with USB and transfer the files.) Then click on "+" button on the program, go to the folder of your QuickTime MOV files and import them into the software.



Select Output Format

Windows (Live) Movie Maker supports WMV and AVI. So you may wanna choose one of these as the output format. By clicking on "Profile" button or the device icon beside the video thumbnail, you can choose WMV as the output file format. From the drop-down list, you can see that Video Converter is able to convert videos to any format/device you need.



Convert QuickTime MOV to WMV

After that, you may click on "Convert" button to start the MOV to WMV conversion.

This converting process may take a while. Once done, click on "Find Target" button and select these converted files to add them on Windows Movie Maker for editing.



1. Edit MOV before Converting (Optional)
Apart from converting files, Video Converter also serves as a video editor which you can do editing to your video files. If you want to do this, click on "Edit" button to crop, trim, etc.


2. Converting MOV to WMV on Mac
To convert MOV to WMV on Mac OS X, please check our Video Converter for Mac which lets you do the coercion task with amazing speed and lossless quality. Simple and fast. Just like how to do on Windows platform: Import, choose output and convert.