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Importing Windows Media Player Video Files .wmv files 3 years ago #13879

  • teal3b
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I downloaded lightworks a few weeks ago and have just begun to experiment. I have a video project due at work-- I have some video files that I made in Windows Movie Maker and I converted the files to .wmv --When I search for these files to import into lightworks when I click on the Folder in the lightworks the .wmv files don't show up and I can't find them to Import. Can lightworks import wmv files? And if not why? Do I need to convert these video files to avi or some other format to be able to import in lightworks? I have found lightworks to not be the least bit intuitive as far as even starting a project.

Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you.
Last Edit: 3 years ago by teal3b.

Re: Importing Windows Media Player Video Files .wmv files 3 years ago #13881

Welcome to the forum.

Lightworks beta does not support wmv files at the moment. You would need to transcode to a supported format. See this list of supported formats. Future versions of Lightworks may introduce support for wmv.

Lightworks is a very powerful editor--the opposite of Movie Maker--and you need to give yourself a bit of time to learn it.

See the video tutorial section of the forum. And especially this general introduction.
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Last Edit: 3 years ago by shaunthesheep.

Re: Importing Windows Media Player Video Files .wmv files 3 years ago #13897

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Hi Shaun,


Thanks for your input. I did download a program yesterday(Full Video Converter Free) that let me change the wmv format to avi--then I was able to see the file when I attempted to Import it to Lightworks. Then guess what-- when I imported the file, Lightworks said that the file was 29 frames per second(fps) and therefore not able to be work in Lightworks(i'm paraphrasing). Is there a way to change the frame rate in Lightworks--I tried everything with no luck. Do I need to download another program that will let me change the frame rate? The camera that I'm using JVC GZ-MG20U has no setting that will allow me to change the frame so, I'm at a loss as to how to go about changing the frame rate so that I can import this video into Lightworks and view it.

Why is there ALWAYS something!!! Any advice or tips would be much appreciated.

Re: Importing Windows Media Player Video Files .wmv files 3 years ago #13903

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Just "Create a new project" with the 'Frame rate' set to 30 fps, give it a name and click on 'Create', and see if that doesn't let you import the 29 fps files.

Re: Importing Windows Media Player Video Files .wmv files 3 years ago #13910

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Thank you SMPse, I will try that. I couldnt figure out the lightworks logistics, but I'll try again.

Re: Importing Windows Media Player Video Files .wmv files 3 years ago #13911

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When I started with Lightworks I was at a complete loss as well. Just give yourself some time to learn and you will like what you find. Check out the tutorials and search the site, you will learn a lot. And, of course, if you get completely stuck ask on the forum. There are many users on here happy to help.

Re: Importing Windows Media Player Video Files .wmv files 2 years, 4 months ago #21307

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Noway.I have watched that list with supported codecs.I have record files an uncompresed MJPG and program says "codeck is not supported" same with any avi compresed file or uncompresed MPEG 2 SD or HD
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