Video Editing

Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:39 pm

I've been trying to edit some video clips I have taken with my Samsung Andriod phone. One of the nice features it has is the HD video recorder. However, instead of just uploading snippets to Youtube, I'd like to drop them into an editing program and combine them and edit them into a better video. The problem so far has been that Windows Movie Maker 2.6 will not accept the video files after I convert them into the recommeded ones. (I've converted from 3GP...into MPEG...AVI...WMV...DVXd....and a host of other formats, using a freeware video converter.) The error code states that I'm missing a codec for that file. This is begining to be more effort than seems worth. Is there something obvious I'm missing, or is this just a tedious undertaking. We do run both Windows and Mac in the same household.....but judging how a PC acts when you plug in an iphone....I don't really want to plug in the andriod to the mac. :lol: Thanks in advance for any tips or advice.

Re: Video Editing

Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:45 pm

Harold, I had a similar problem with my movie camera. What I did was saved the file into a folder on my PC. Then in Movie Maker where you open the files I clicked on "Files of Type" at the bottom. Then I clicked on "All Files". This showed all my other movies I had stored. Then I picked the ones I wanted.

Re: Video Editing

Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:55 pm


I have a couple of audio/video conversion programs that require additional codecs. When I need a codec I go to their home page then to support/codecs and download the ones I need. I would think that Windows Media Player also would have additional codecs available for download and integration into your program. I googled Windows Movie Maker additional codec downloads and found some interesting sites. These might work : VIDEO CODECS, I am not all that familiar with Movie Maker, my son is trying to help me understand it. Got a few more to do yet.

However, what Bill suggests makes sense as that is how I was able to load my Canon video files into Movie Maker.

Re: Video Editing

Wed Dec 08, 2010 5:33 pm

I have the exact issue with all the videos taken from my phone or from my video camera, and I found a great program that converts to a usable file (.AVI is my format)... I did a search on google and came up with a free 3GP converter from DVD videosoft. It works great and saves the file in a usable format for me to edit into Microsoft MovieMaker... it worked great for me.

Here is the download site that I used:

If you need help operating the program, send me a PM or e-mail...I have converted TONS of them using this software...

Mike in La Crosse, WI

Re: Video Editing

Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:21 pm

Hi Harold,

I just got my first cell phone (DroidX) :{_}: so when I saw your post I had to test the video to see what would happen. I shot a 15 second video of Annie, hooked the phone to the PC and moved the file to the computer. I pulled it right into Windows Movie Maker and was able to edit and combine it with other videos. The only thing I can think of is I am using Movie Maker version 6+. I don't know if you can upgrade but that may solve your problem.

Re: Video Editing

Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:28 pm

VinceD wrote:The only thing I can think of is I am using Movie Maker version 6+.

After I posted my response I checked mine and found that I also have version 6. I'm sure that makes a difference. Probably why my new camera works with it.

Re: Video Editing

Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:53 pm

Well.....I'm using Windows 7 and MM 2.6 is what was bundled.....I'll check into that. In the meantime, the file converter Mike pointed to works great and was simple to use......solved my issue for now. Thanks again everyone for the fixes.

Re: Video Editing

Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:50 pm

OK then... where are all the movies that you have edited?? :) :)

Mike in La Crosse, WI

Re: Video Editing

Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:58 am

I started a new thread over on the cub forum. Wasn't much...but it's a start. 8)

I have some work video I'm trying to put together....mostly cloud surfing and some scenery. The weather has been crummy here at home, so the tractors haven't been out much. :( I'll post more as I get them together.

Re: Video Editing

Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:58 pm

You did a great job of editing them, Harold! Looks good to me!!