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What codec do you need to play a ZIP type document on windows movie maker?

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December 17, 2009 2:10PM

You do not need to download any codecs to play files in Windows Movie Maker. What you need to do is extract the ZIP contents. Check the file extension name (format) by right-clicking on one of them. Choose Properties from the drop-down menu and note the format.

If the format is not one of those listed below, then you will need to convert them before they can be imported/edited in Windows Movie Maker:


Video files: .asf, .avi, .dvr-ms, .m1v, .mp2, .mp2v, .mpe, .mpeg, .mpg, .mpv2, .wm, .wmv


Audio files: .aif, .aifc, .aiff .asf, .au, .mp2, .mp3, .mpa, .snd, .wav, .wma


Picture files: .bmp, .dib, .emf, .gif, .jfif, .jpe, .jpeg, .jpg, .png, .tif, .tiff, .wmf