"I downloaded a video as an .mp4 file. Windows Movie Maker didn't recognize it, so I tried to use the program mp4cam2avi to convert it into an .avi file, however this only made a file of the audio with no video, which is completely useless to me. I just want to be able to get this mp4 into a format that I can edit with Movie Maker. Help, please?"
Windows Movie Maker is a free video editing software that comes along with every Windows PC which allows you to trim, split or speed up or slow down a video etc to help you create and edit videos as well as to publish them on SkyDrive, Facebook, YouTube, and Flickr.
However, as Windows Movie Maker is not able to edit a few video formats like AVI, WMV or MPG, it is maybe impossible for you to import MP4 files to Windows Movie Maker directly. Therefore, to edit MP4 in Windows Movie Maker, you'd better to find a Video Converter to covnert MP4 to Windows Movie Maker compatible video files.
As far as I know, MP4 to Windows Movie Maker Converter is an ideal program for you to fast convert MP4 files downloaded from Internet or from camcorders(Flip video camcorder, GoPro Hero camcorder, Sony camcorder, Samsung camcorder, Sanyo camcorder etc), devices (iPhone, iPad, Mobile phones) or other sources(iMovie, FCP etc) to Windows Movie Maker readable AVI, WMV or MPG files.
Simple guides to convert MP4 for Windows Movie Maker
Step 1: Load MP4 files
Click “Add Video” to load your desired MP4 files into MP4 to Windows Movie Maker Converter
Step 2:Select output format and directory
Select “Format” pull down list to select AVI, WMV or MPG as output format. And then, click the small triangle to choose a path to save your converted files.
Step 3: Convert MP4 videos for Windows Movie Maker
Click “Convert” to convert MP4 files to AVI, WMV,MPG for editing in Windows Movie Maker
Aftere converting MP4 videos to AVI, WMV or MPG, you can free transfer MP4 to Windows Movie Maker for free editing.