What kind of files can I use in Movie Maker?

You can add the following types of video, photo, and audio files to Movie Maker.

Project files

Project file types (format)File name extensions
Windows Movie Maker project files.mswmm
Movie Maker project files.wlmp

Video files

Video file types (format)File name extensions 
Windows Media Video (WMV) files .wmv
Windows Media files.asf and .wm
AVCHD files.m2ts, .mts, and .m2t
Apple QuickTime files.mov and .qt
DV‑AVI files.avi
Microsoft Recorded TV Show files.dvr-ms and .wtv
MPEG‑4 movie files.mp4, .mov,.m4v, .3gp, .3g2, and .k3g
MPEG‑2 movie files.mpeg, .mpg, .mpe, .m1v, .mp2, .mpv2, .mod, .vob, and .m2t
MPEG‑1 movie files.m1v
Motion JPEG files.avi and .mov

Photo files

Photo file types (format)File name extensions
Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) files.jpg, .jpeg, .jfif, and .jpe
Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) files.tif and .tiff
Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) files.gif
Windows Bitmap files.bmp, .dib, and .rle
Icon files.ico and .icon
Portable Network Graphics (PNG) files.png
HD Photo files.wdp

Audio files

Audio file types (format)File name extensions
Windows Media Audio (WMA) files .asf, .wm, and .wma
Pulse‑code Modulation (PCM) files.aif, .aiff, and .wav
Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) files.m4a
MP3 files.mp3
All video files supported in Movie Maker  

Article ID: 15289 - Last Review: 31 Aug 2016 - Revision: 19