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This is seriously the most urgent question ever. I need to know how to convert a .mov to a .avi so I can use it in Windows Movie Maker. I don't want to hear anyone say that I need a new video editor or any of that crap. I just need to know how to do this.

I've already tried changing the file extension, which actually still played in VLC but Windows movie maker says it wants codecs. PSH. I bet the codec is already there and it's just pretending it isn't to make me mad. Believe me, I have had experiences that show that Windows is like that. ugh.

Anyway, thanks and PLEASE HELP MEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

asked Feb 23 '12 at 20:35

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closed Feb 23 '12 at 23:22

The question has been closed for the following reason "about to go to bed. Sadly had to abort project :(" by Pizzscn Feb 23 '12 at 23:22


I need a correct answer by the time I go to bed. This is literally that urgent.

answered Feb 23 '12 at 20:38

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Yoooooooo! You could download DVDVideoSoft's FreeStudio. In there, they have an option to convert to .avi.Go to http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/ and download it. I hope it helped!

answered Feb 23 '12 at 21:02

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=li8MdJ5yL6k <---- On the lockergnome channel, someone's review of the software.

(Feb 23 '12 at 21:03) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image
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thanks man. I'll get back to you if it worked or not :)

(Feb 23 '12 at 21:28) Pizzscn Pizzscn's gravatar image

Ok.

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(Feb 23 '12 at 21:55) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

doesn't work. can't get past the initial splash screen.

(Feb 23 '12 at 22:20) Pizzscn Pizzscn's gravatar image

Did you try Prism's Video File Converter? http://www.nchsoftware.com/prism/index.html

You'd only need to use it once, so the trial is best for you.

(Feb 23 '12 at 23:18) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

kinda too late now :(

(Feb 23 '12 at 23:20) Pizzscn Pizzscn's gravatar image
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I use MPEG Streamclip to convert videos, and it does the best job out of any other app that I've tried.

answered Feb 23 '12 at 23:04

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Kinda too late now :( I'll have to remember that though next time I find myself in a situation like this.

(Feb 23 '12 at 23:21) Pizzscn Pizzscn's gravatar image

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