When I try to import a video from my Ipod into Windows Movie Maker 6.0 it says I need to install a codec. What does that mean?

It says,

The file C:\Users\admin\Desktop\IMG_0230.MOV cannot be imported because the codec required to play the file is not installed on your computer. If you have already tried to download and install the codec, close and restart Windows Movie Maker, and then try to import the file again.

I tried to use Quick Time Player, VLC, and a .MOV but none of them work. (I am not very good at this so I am not sure if any of those things are the same or if it was already .MOV.

Thanks!

 

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Last updated March 25, 2018 Views 508 Applies to:

It says,

The file C:\Users\admin\Desktop\IMG_0230.MOV cannot be imported because the codec required to play the file is not installed on your computer. If you have already tried to download and install the codec, close and restart Windows Movie Maker, and then try to import the file again.

I tried to use Quick Time Player, VLC, and a .MOV but none of them work. (I am not very good at this so I am not sure if any of those things are the same or if it was already .MOV.

Thanks!

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First...are you saying Apple QuickTime player will not
Play the .MOV files? Considering that .MOV is the
Apple QuickTime format...that would be unusual.

Also...VLC Media Player should play the .MOV files.

What was the source of the .MOV files?

As for movie maker.....

Vista Movie Maker 6.0 is not compatible with .MOV
files. If you convert the .MOV files to the .WMV format
before importing into Movie Maker you should have a
more successful result.

There are many converters available on the net...
some free, some retail...the following freeware is
just one example:

(FWIW...it's always a good idea to create a System
Restore point before installing software or updates)

Freemake Free Video Converter (freeware)
http://www.freemake.com/free_video_converter/
(Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 )
(***Carefully read *all* the install screens...there
may be some items you want to uncheck***)

When you have Freemake installed...open Freemake
and drag/drop your video files on the main screen.

(You can ignore the giant green Install button on
the main screen....it should disappear when you
import your video files)

Or...Left click the Video button and Browse to the
folder your video files are saved in.

Select (highlight) the files you wish to import into
Freemake and left click the "Open" button.

When your video files are imported into Freemake,
Left click the WMV icon at the bottom of the screen.

The "WMV Output Parameters" screen will open. 

Choose a "Save To" folder so you can find the
converted files.

Left click the "Convert" button and wait for the files
to be converted.

That should do it...
.......Volunteer J - MS-MVP......
.....This Is Not Tech Support....
***Proceed at your own risk***

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