You may find it’s hard to handle H.265 files in Windows Movie Maker. That’s because H.265/HEVC is a pretty new standard in the video codec area, so obviously H.265 hasn’t gotten full support from most NLE systems including Windows Movie Maker…
To edit H.265/HEVC files in Windows Movie Maker fluidly without incompatibility issues, currently you have to convert H.265/HEVC files to an intermediate format that is fully compatible with Windows Movie Maker, such as WMV because it works great in Windows Movie Maker, which ensures both efficiency and quality. Considering the ease of use and well support for H.265/HEVC 4K footage, we would recommend Brorsoft Video Converter.
This video conversion tool has constantly upgrade to support decoding Samsung H.265 and other H.265 source files for playing, editing and sharing. 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).
Tutorial: Convert H.265 video to for Windows Movie Maker
1. Add H.265 videos > Install and run the best H.265 video converter and transfer your 4K H.265 recordings to the program for converting.
2. Choose output format > Click Format bar and choose “HD Video” > “WMV HD(*.wmv)” as the output video format. AVI is also the right choice.
Tip: If you like, adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality. This H.265 converter app can maintain original 4K resolution for you if you need or downscale 4K to 1080p.
3. Start H.265 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 playing, editing with ease.