Windows Movie Maker and the new format of MP4 file on digital camcorders

My new recordings of Samsung digital camcorder to the MP4 file format.  Even after I convert a wmv file, 4 of the 5 videos will not 'Save' or 'Release' in WMM.  Y at - it a new WMM version that will be important and 'save' the MP4 videos and not only the AVI (like my Flip pure digital camcorder)

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My new recordings of Samsung digital camcorder to the MP4 file format.  Even after I convert a wmv file, 4 of the 5 videos will not 'Save' or 'Release' in WMM.  Y at - it a new WMM version that will be important and 'save' the MP4 videos and not only the AVI (like my Flip pure digital camcorder)

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No promises but perhaps Windows Live Movie Maker
worth to try:
http://download.live.com/MovieMaker

How did you convert the .mp4 files?

The following freeware might be worth a try:

Format Factory
http://www.pcfreetime.com/

If this does not work, try Windows Media Encoder:

Windows Media Encoder
http://www.Microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/forpros/encoder/default.mspx

How to convert in .wmv .mp4
using Windows Media Encoder

Open Windows Media Encoder

On the screen of the new Session / Wizards tab...
choose... Convert a file / OK

On the file selection screen. Go to the
. MP4 source file you want to convert you...
Maybe to open files of type menu
window and choose... All files before...
see the .mp4 file.

Also, search for and select a folder record and
Enter a name for your converted file.
Save button / next

On the Distribution of content screen I usually
Choose "Archive file" / next / finish.

When you see the screen of "coding of the results.
the task is complete.

Good luck... John Inzer - MS - MVP - digital media experience

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