H.265/High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) is a video compression standard, a successor to H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (Advanced Video Coding), is said to be capable of offering better image quality than the H.264 videos, but requires only half about the storage space. What a pity that the new codec H.265/HEVC, shot from cameras like Samsung NX1 or Sumsung NX500, has not yet been accepted by most media devices and editing softwares while Windows Movie Maker is no expectation. However, that doesn't mean you cannot use H.265 files in Windows Movie Maker. Read on for details.
To work with H.265 codec in Windows Movie Maker, the easiest workaround is to convert H.265 to Windows Movie Maker editing-friendly format like WMV. Along some help from a H.265 encoder like EaseFab Video Converter, you can achieve your goal effortlessly. With it, not only can you effortlessly transcode H.265 to WMV video format with high video quality, but also the capable of converting H.265 to other professional codecs like MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro/Sony Vegas Pro, AVI for Pinnacle Studio and various non-linear editing systems (NLE).
Now download the program on computer and follow the step-by-step guide below to start encoding H.265 files for Windows Movie Maker.
How to convert and import H.265 files to Windows Movie Maker
Step 1. Import H.265 videos
Install the H.265 encoder/decoder and run it. Drag the H.265 files to the software. Or you can also click "Add" button on the top of the main interface to import video to the program. (Note: batch conversion is supported, so you can load more than one file to save time.)
Step 2. Choose output format
Hit the "Profile" box and select "HD Video" > "WMV HD" on the dropdown menu as output format. You can also adjust the output resolution by clicking the Settings button. You can also click Output Folder to choose a folder to save the converted media files.
Step 3. Tap the "Settings" icon to adjust audio and video parameters for Windows Movie Maker
Once you have chosen the output format, then click the "Settings" right beside "Format" to adjust the video and audio parameters.
Step 4. Start the H.265 to Windows Movie Maker conversion
Click the "Convert" button and the H.265 encoder would start transcoding H.265 to WMV for Windows Movie Maker immediately.
After the conversion, click "Open" to locate the result videos and then you can import the converted H.265 files to Windows Movie Make for editing via its "Import video" option.