Some Bitmap Formats Are Not Supported in Movie Maker

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SYMPTOMS

When you try to import a bitmap (.bmp) file into into Movie Maker, you may receive the following error message:
This file can not be imported. Make sure that it is a valid file type and that its contents have not been corrupted.

CAUSE

This issue can occur if you try to import a .bmp file that uses less than 256 Color (8-bit).

RESOLUTION

To work around this issue, convert the image to a supported format.

MORE INFORMATION

The third-party products that are discussed in this article are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.

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Article ID: 264599 - Last Review: October 20, 2013 - Revision: 1.2
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  • Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
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