Amazon MP3 download will not work on Windows Movie Maker

My previously-downloaded Amazon files work just fine, but I downloaded some today and tried to drop them into WMM and it just gave me a generic message saying it could not be imported. I searched these boards, but all the suggestions were from 2009, and the links for the "fixes" no longer worked. Any ideas?

Thanks!

 

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Last updated March 25, 2018 Views 1,671 Applies to:
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My previously-downloaded Amazon files work just fine, but I downloaded some today and tried to drop them into WMM and it just gave me a generic message saying it could not be imported. I searched these boards, but all the suggestions were from 2009, and the links for the "fixes" no longer worked. Any ideas?

Thanks!

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Best bet IMHO would be to convert the MP3 files to
the WMA format before importing into Movie Maker.

Maybe the following freeware converter would
be worth a try:

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

Free Mp3 Wma Converter
http://www.koyotesoft.com/indexEn.html
(Mp3, Wma, Ogg, Aac, M4a, Ac3, Ape, Flac, Wav)
(FWIW if you install the converter you may want to
uncheck the offers of Yahoo and Dealio) (also...you
may want to uncheck the CD Ripper and the Easy
MP3 Cutter)

After installing the program...open it and drag/drop
your MP3 files onto the main screen...

Choose a save folder (output path). Or just leave...
"Save in the file's directory" checked and the new
files will be saved in the folder with the MP3 files.

Choose a format....WMA.

Left click the Convert button.


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***Proceed at your own risk***

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