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Top and Best MacTheRipper Alternative for 10.10 Yosemite

December 30 2014 , Written by sophializhu Published on #mac the ripper alternative yosemite, #alternative to mac the ripper in os x, #mac 10.10 yosemite the ripper alternative, #mac the ripper alternative for yosemite, #replacement to mactheripper for yosemite

Because of the many disadvantages in using MacTheRipper original version, it's recommended to get MacTheRipper for 10.10 Yosemite alternatives that will have better functionality for these operating systems.

MacTheRipper is a famous free DVD ripper for Mac users to backup commercial DVD movies on Mac hard drive, removing the DVD copy protection and region code. MacTheRipper output videos are in .vob format that can be played with VLC media player or Apple DVD player.

However, there are no upgraded version of MacTheRipper to support Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks or 10.10 Yosemite. What can Maverickesusers and Yosemite users do if they want to rip DVD to watch on the go?



Fortunately, this doesn't mean ripping DVD movies in Yosemite is impossible. As an award-winning program, Brorsoft DVD Ripping for Mac is a good alternative to MacTheRipper Yosemite that allows you to rip DVDs in a hassle-free way on Mac OS X 10.10. Of course, it is also the perfect replacement of MacTheRipper Mavericks. With this Mac DVD ripping shareware, you can rip and convert DVD to all video/audio formats for any players and mobile devices easily and seamlessly. You can get the converted files with fast speed and high quality.

Supported OS: Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, Snow Leopard10.6, Leopard 10.5( V2.9.1.5363)



Key features of Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Mac:

1. Rip and convert DVD to virtually any video/audio format lossless.
2. Convert DVD to optimized format for enjoy the videos on mobile devices like iPad (iPad mini), iPhone (iPhone 4S, iPhone 5), Blackberry, Samsung and more.
3. Support editing the video to gain better visual effects.
4. Copy DVDs remaining the original structures with the “Copy the entire disc” function
5. Enjoy the wonderful audio-video sync output quality.

Tutorial: How to Copy/Rip DVD on Mac 10.10 with MacTheRipper Alternative Yosemite

1. After running this app, click disc button to import the DVD files you want to convert.

2. Click the "Format" bar, you can choose MP4, MOV, MKV, FLV, WMV, AVI, etc. as the output format. Besides, some optimal presets for Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Studio, etc. are also provided.

3. Finally click on the Convert button to rip your DVD to the preferred output format without least quality loss.

When the conversion finished, click Open button to get the resulted files easily. You can rip and play your DVD collection on OS X Yosemite freely.

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Downscale 4K to 1080P from JVC GY-LS300/GY-HM200/GY-HM170 4KCAM Footage

December 25 2014 , Written by sophializhu Published on #downscale jvc gy-ls300 4k to 1080p, #downscale jvc professional 4kcam 4k, #jvc 4k to 1080p converter, #jvc gy-hm170 4k video converter, #downsize jvc gy-hm200 4k to 1080p, #convert jvc gy-ls300 4k to 1080p, #can't edit jvc 4kcam 4k video, #can't play jvc 4k camcorder 4k footage

Here is a simple tutorial on how to downscale JVC GY-LS300/GY-HM200/GY-HM170 4KCAM 4k H.264 files to 1080p for easier playback and editing. Learn how to.

The new JVC Professional 4KCAM product line, now launched at the Content & Communications World show in November in New York City, includes three handheld 4K Ultra HD camera models. The GY-LS300 is a Super 35mm camcorder that accepts several different interchangeable lenses, the GY-HM200 camcorder includes HD streaming, and the GY-HM170 is a palm-sized camera recording 4K Ultra HD with professional functionality.

All three new cameras have dual SDHC/SDXC card slots for dual, backup, and continuous recording. They have a 3.5-inch LCD display and 1.56 megapixel colour viewfinder, both with smart focus assist functions, plus two-channel audio recording. The GY HM170 and GY HM200 camcorders are expected to be available for delivery in February 2015, and the GY LS300 will be released shortly after.

While, in most cases, we still need to downscale most of the 4K video files to 1080p. We can’t import JVC GY-LS300/GY-HM200/GY-HM170 4KCAM 4K to FCP/iMovie/Avid/Premiere Pro directly due to the codec incompatibility. Something else, there's actually no way to edit a 4K project in FCP 7/iMovie/Avid natively. In this case, downscale 4K to 1080P is really necessary since 1080p would be the best settings. And this article will present you how to downscale 4K to 1080p from JVC Professional 4KCAM GY-LS300/GY-HM200/GY-HM170 in detail.


Actually, there are numbered tools and utilities can convert and compress the lumpish ultra HD videos. Which one to choose is the key? Well, Brorsoft Video Converter is considered to be the best 4K Ultra HD video converter.

It is surely in the support of compressing 4K UHD videos to 1080p faultlessly. Plus, this 4K video converter enables you to transcode 4K videos to any format MP4, MOV, WMV, FLV, MPG, AVI, MKV... as you want. Thanks to the built-in video editor, you can trim, crop and retouch your videos in clicks. Overall, this program is a completely professional 4K HD video converter, player and editor. If you are running on Mac OS X, Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is the alternative choice, which allows you to batch convert 4K clips to 1080p on Mac(Mavericks included) at high speed.

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

Guide: How to downscale/convert JVC GY-LS300/GY-HM200/GY-HM170 4KCAM Ultra HD 4K to 1080p

1. Load Source Video Launch the 4K to 1080p Converter; click “Add Video” and load your 4K HD files. This program supports batch conversion, so you can add multiple files into it at a time.



Step 2. Decide Output Format

Click the "Format" drop down list to select MP4, MOV, MKV, AVI, etc format from "Common Video" as you want. Since this video converter also provides optimal profiles for kinds of editing programs and media devices, you can also select a proper format that best meets your needs.



And by clicking Edit, you can trim, crop videos, adjust video effects, add watermarks, etc.

Step 3. Set Video Resolution at 1080p

Click "Settings" button; you can adjust video and audio settings, including codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel. To down-convert ultra HD 4K to 1080p, do remember adjusting video size to 1920*1080. That is the exact 108p.



Step 4. Start 4K to 1080p Conversion Hit "Convert" button to let the 4K HD to 1080p conversion begin. When the conversion finished, check the generated 1080p video, you will certainly be satisfied with its final video quality. It would be easier for you to playback and edit.Related Guides:

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Sony Handycam to Mac-Edit Sony Handycam AVCHD video clips with FCP/FCE/iMovie

December 22 2014 , Written by sophializhu Published on #convert sony handycam files, #sony handycam video converter, #play sony handycam files, #editing sony handycam files mac, #sony mts converter mac, #sony handycam files to fcp, #sony handycam files to imovie, #encode sony handycam video to mp4

Looking for ways to open and edit Sony Handycam camcorder MTS in iMovie, FCP, FCE, Avid on mac (10.10 Yosemite & 10.09 Mavericks) ? This article will offer you the best solution to edit Sony Handycam footage in Mac NLEs.

Imagine instantly projecting your vacation footage on the wall of your hotel room-just moments after shooting it. Sporting a clever built-in projector, select Sony Handycam models are like mobile movie theaters. Not only can you project up to 100" (diag.) images on any flat surface, you'll also enjoy powerful sound from built-in stereo speakers. It's the best way to share your footage on the fly.

Over the years, the Handycam has evolved from using analog formats such as MPEG4 AVC/H.264, HDV(MPEG2). Sony HDR-CX220, HDR-PJ230, HDR-PJ380, HDR-PJ650V, HDR-PJ790V, etc are all the featured Handycam camcorders. As the newbie of the Sony Hanycam, our concern is how to import Sony Handycam video to Mac and how about the compatibility of Sony Handycam and FCP, iMovie, FCE.


I used Brorsoft Sony AVCHD Converter for Mac to relize it. It can help me to convert Sony Handycam 1080p AVCHD videos to Mac video editing programs natively support format with the optimal presets: Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) for iMovie/FCE, Apple ProRes for FCP and more on Mac OS X.

Now download the software on your Mac and follow the guide below to start conversion.

How to Import Sony Handycam videos to Mac for editing

Step 1: Install and launch Sony MTS Converter on your Mac. Transfer your footage from your Sony Handycam camcorder to the program. Or you can drag&drop the files into program directly.

Tip: If you want, you can merge several Sony Handycam clips together by ticking "Merge into one" box.



Step 2: Click "format" bar to choose the output format. There are many output format column for you to choose, like FCP, iMovie, Avid, Premiere .etc



Tip: Furthermore, you are provided to customize the output parameters manually including resolution, bitrate, channel, framerate, as you want.

Step 3: Tap conversion button to start transcoding Sony Handycam AVCHD videos on Mac

After AVCHD conversion finished , you can click "Open" to find the output file. Then playing and editing Sony Handycam AVCHD files on Mac becomes easy and smooth.

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SV Pro Video Editing Solution: Load and Import MOV/AVI/MP4 files into Sony Vegas Pro 11/12/13

December 17 2014 , Written by sophializhu Published on #open mp4 in sony vegas, #sony vegas mp4 render, #Editing H.264 AVI video in Sony Vegas, #h.264 avi to sony vegas pro, #avi to vegas pro 11, #Convert H.264 AVI clips to MPEG-2, #Import H.264 AVI into Sony Vegas Pro, #mov to sony vegas pro, #sony vegas mov converter

Here you will find the best solution to make MOV/AVI/MP4 files compatible with Vegas Pro 10/11/12/13 perfectly.

Sometimes you probably would meet the issue like below:

"My issue is that video simply wont load into SV12. I have videos in mp4, mov and avi formats and none of them work (I need to be able to load all of these). I've read that this is down to the codecs *shrug*.

I can drag mp4 and mov files into the timeline but it loads a green screen. avi files simply aren't accepted.Any help is greatly appreciated, I've spent all weekend on this and I'm slowly going insane! I'm new to this so if any replies could be kept as simple as possible then that would be great!"


MP4, MOV and AVI are containers for video, audio and other data; it is the data that determines if Vegas can import the files. Try importing other supported file formats like MPEG2 and DV AVI to see if they work.

So here here I recommend you a good enough solution- transcoding MOV/AVI/MP4 to Sony Vegas more friendly video format like MPEG-2.



Brorsoft Video Converter is just the right software to convert MOV/AVI/MP4 to MPEG-2/WMV for easy importing any videos to all versions of Sony Vegas(Vegas Pro 10/11/12/13). This powerful video converter also can convert other videos including MP4, MKV, MOV, MXF, MTS, etc to Sony Vegas Pro, Pinnacle Studio, Windows Movie Maker, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro and more NLE supported format on Windows.

How to Convert MOV/AVI/MP4 clips to Sony Vegas Pro

Step 1. Download, install and run the MOV/AVI/MP4 to Sony Vegas Pro Converter to load your source MOV, AVI, MP4 video or videos.

Tip: This Flash converter supports batch conversion, so you are allowed to add multiple files to convert at a time. Meanwhile, if you wanna combine multiple video clips into a single file, you can check the “Merge into one file” box.



Step 2. Click on the dropdown menu of “Format”, and then follow Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” and select “MPEG-2(*.mpg)” as the output format



Step 3. Customize the video Settings. You can click “Settings” button to adjust output parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc.

Step 4. Click “Convert” button; this top MOV/AVI/MP4 Converter will start transcoding MOV/AVI/MP4 files to MPG for Vegas Pro immediately.

Once the conversion completes, you can click “Open” button to get the generated MPEG-2 files for Sony Vegas Pro easily. Then, it would be easy to import and edit any video files with Vegas Pro 9/10/11/12.

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Convert MKV to Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) *.mov For iMovie Importing/Editing Smoothly

December 14 2014 , Written by sophializhu Published on #mkv to imovie 10.0.6, #import mkv files to imovie, #edit mkv in imovie in mac os yosemite, #convert mkv to aic mov, #rewrap mkv to Apple InterMediate Codec aic mov, #mac Apple InterMediate Codec converter

You may want to import 1080P/720P HD MKV to iMovie to edit the MKV movies in OS X Yosemite 10.10. However, iMovie does not support MKV importing. Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix this issue. Let's find it out here. Learn to use MKV on iMovie.

We usually saw iMovie users encounter importing issues when attempting to edit 1080p/720p HD MKV files with iMovie 8/9/10. Let's see some frequently asked questions on this.

Q1: Can iMovie edit MKV movie files in OS X Yosemite 10.10?

“I have a 1080p MKV file I want to get into mac for edting in OS X Yosemite 10.10 . I know MKV won't work in iMove and that it needs to be converted to something friendlier like Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC). Right now I'm converting the MKV using Perian in Quicktime but it's taking an extremely long time: it's been 15 hours and it's only halfway through. I was wondering if there was something like that available for MKV files so I don't have to re-encode. Any suggestions?”

Q2: how I can use mkv video in iMovie 10 ?

I've some videos in .mkv extension and i'd like to edit some scene in iMovie studio.
Is it possible? How to?

As we all know, MKV (Matroska Video), as an open and free container format is not so compatible with NLEs including iMovie, though it is able to keep diverse video, audio, and subtitle components in just one file and has ability to let users enjoy high definition videos at home easily. Since MKV is not supported by iMovie natively, we need to convert MKV to iMovie friendly codec, like AIC (Apple InterMediate Codec) with a powerful third party program.

According to other users' experience and my own testing, Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended here which can achieve your goal for transcoding MKV to AIC MOV for iMovie editing without quality loss. Besides iMovie, this ideal tool offers some professional codecs for other NLEs on Mac, like Apple ProRes for FCP, DNxHD for Avid, MPEG-2 for Premiere and so on. With it, you will never be worried about the incompatibility problems between common videos and NLEs. Now, download the software on Mac, and follow the guide below to start conversion.

How to Import MKV files into iMovie without any issue

Step 1. Drag MKV files to the program directly. Or go to the "File" menu, choose "Add Video" to locate the MKV files you want to add. You can add several files to do batch conversion.



Step 2. You can choose iMovie/FCE --> Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) as the output format. The output format is designed for iMovie 11/iMovie 09/iMovie 08 specially.



Tip: You are provided to adjust parameters including audio& video bitrate, frame rate, channel, codec .ect in "Settings" profile before conversion.

Step 3. Tap "Convert" button to start MKV to AIC MOV conversion on Mac.

After the conversion, you can get the encoded videos via "Open" panel and then launch iMovie,choose File > Import > Movies…, to import the converted MKV video into iMovie.

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Adobe Premiere ProCS5 doesn't import native Sony PMW-EX3 XDCAM MP4 files properly

December 11 2014 , Written by sophializhu Published on #CS5 doesn't like XDCAM EX mp4 format, #Sony PMW-EX3 XDCAM EX footage to cs4, #Sony EX3 MP4 to cs5, #import raw EX3 MP4 to PPro, #XDCAM EX3 files to Adobe, #convert EX3 MP4 files to MPEG-2, #CS5 doesn't import native XDCAM files, #sony pmw-EX3 to adobe premiere pro

Read this article to solve your Sony XDCAM EX3 MP4 files to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6/CS5/CS4 importing issue.

Question here:

"I posted a little while ago that Premiere Pro CS4 doesn't read/import native Sony XDCAM EX PMW-EX3 files properly - no audio is imported.

I was hoping CS5 would change this but after some testing, it's (almost) as bad - audio is imported this time but only 2 of the 4 channels. Audio playback is very weird - a very high pitch playback just like the footage has been significantly sped up. Maybe there's a problem setting the sample rate etc on conforming.

If I convert the files to MXF, they seem to play and edit OK - so far.

Anyone else got a PMW-EX3?"

Best Answer:

The main reason is that the XDCAM EX MP4 is not the best editing format for Premiere Pro. Well, here we’d like to offer two solutions for you to resolve the issues.

Solution 1: Transfer the PMW-EX3 XDCAM EX MP4 back into MXF

You could transfer the XDCAM EX MP4 footage back into usable MXF files using the Sony XDCAM Browser. It seems to work OK as far as we’ve got with the projects. Trouble is, storage for bigger projects (like the 300GB footage project we’ve just shot) can be a problem. And we have to note that Adobe PP can’t handle the MXF files well all the time, especially the older versions.

Solution 2: Convert Sony PMW-EX3 MP4 into a Premiere Pro highly friendly format

To solve the tough question, we’ve found out a workaround, although it may take a little while to convert. You will need a decent Sony XDCAM EX MP4 to Premiere Pro Converter to re-format files to MPEG-2, the most compatible format for Adobe Premiere Pro. It is ideal for you to experience a high quality and high efficiency post-production workflow of XDCAM EX MP4 clips into Premiere Pro.



Step 1: Download, install and launch the best Video Converter to load your raw MP4 videos to it.

Step 2: Move your mouse pointer to Format icon and tap it; select Adobe Premiere Pro/Sony Vegas >> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as the target format.

Step 3: For editing MPEG-2 in Adobe Premiere smoothly, we recommend you set 1920*1080 as video size and 30fps (or 29.97fps for original 59.94fps files) as Frame Rate on the Profile Settings panel.

Step 4: Start converting Sony EX3 raw MP4 to MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro CS4/CS5.

When the conversion process shows in 100%, you can tap the Open button on the main interface to locate the output MPEG-2 video. Now, just transfer and edit Sony PMW-EX3 XDCAM EX footage in Adobe PPro CS4/CS5 as you want.

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Rapid Method for Importing WMV to iTunes

December 9 2014 , Written by sophializhu Published on #wmv to itunes, #import wmv to itunes, #convert wmv to itunes, #add wmv files to itunes, #play wmv in itunes, #wmv to itunes converter, #encode wmv to mov, #Rapid Method for Importing WMV to iTunes, #iTunes How to import the WMV video files

Q: "iTunes how to add the WMV file format?"

File type: WMV file

Size: 30 MB (31559349 bytes)

It used the space: 30 MB (31559680 bytes)

I put this WMV file into the iTunes database and open, but iTunes does not have any reaction (i.e., did not show any thing, also did not say this file cannot be used and so on), repeatedly tried several times still can not, who can tell me how to use this file and then convert into iTunes?


Through the search it is not difficult to find that iTunes does not support the WMV format, then, what formats are supported by iTunes? Here I make a list of:

a. H.264 video, up to 30 frames per second, High 1080p, Profile level 4.1 and AAC-LC audio, as high as 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio, the file format of .M4v,.Mp4 and.Mov;

b. MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 x 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile and AAC-LC audio, each channel reaches as high as 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio, the file format of .M4v,.Mp4 and.Mov;

c. Motion JPEG (M-JPEG), up to 35 Mbps, 1280 x 720 pixels at 30 frames per second, ulaw audio and PCM stereo audio file format for .Avi

So we need do some preparation to fix the incompatibility issues. Here I would like to recommend a smart WMV to iTunes Converter for Mac (Yosemite and Mavericks included) that not only converts WMV file to iTunes readable video formats(.mp4, .mov, .m4v), but also changes WMV to iMovie, Final Cut Pro, QuickTime and Mac-friendly format so you can play, edit and share WMV files on Mac without any hassle. For those who are working WMV videos with iTunes on Windows PC, please turn to Brorsoft WMV Converter.

Now the following article just aims to introduce a step by step guide on how to convert WMV files to iTunes(12) supported format.

1) Free download Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, install and run it. Click "Add File" button to add WMV files to this powerful WMV to iTunes Converter. This software also supports drag-and-drop.



2) Click the "Format" drop-down button to set desired iTunes compatible video or audio format. You can set MOV, MP4, M4V from Common Video profile as the output format for iTunes.



Tips: To transfer WMV from iTunes to iPad, select an optimal format from the "iPad" category; To sync WMV to iPhone via iTunes, you’d better directly select a format from the "iPhone" category; To transfer WMV from iTunes to Apple TV, select a profile from the "Apple TV" category.

3) Click the "Convert" button to finish the WMV to iMovie converting.

After conversion, click "Open" to get the converted WMV files. Then start your iTunes, and choose “File – > Add File to Library or freely drag the converted WMV files to iTunes.

Editor’s Note: For iTunes 12 users, it would be a bit different as the old version. When you add movies to iTunes 12, you can check the Home Videos Tab under Movies. Your movies should be there.

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Having problem when importing MP4 to Windows Movie Maker

December 2 2014 , Written by sophializhu Published on #MP4 to WMV, #Import MP4 files to Windows Movie Maker, #Fix Windows Movie Maker won't Import MP4 files, #Get Windows Movie Maker to Accept MP4, #edit MP4 videos in Windows Movie Maker, #solve Windows Movie Maker won't import MP4, #MP4 files to WMV for using in Movie Maker

Having problem when importing MP4 to Windows Movie Maker?

Q:"I've been using the XP system comes with the Windows Movie Maker software to edit video files, feel very convenient. Recently encountered a problem, always can't solve, special ask users guide:

The original video file attributes are MP4 format, so converting to AVI format . Video files before conversion and after conversion with the video player can normally play. But not with the Windows Movie Maker software editor when normal import (confirmed Windows Movie Maker software is no problem). Tip: cannot import. For the codec to automatically download the required, because in the options dialog box is not selected "automatic codec download" check box.

I don't know "option" is where the options, how to find? Hope master pointing."

Best Answer:

For using Windows Movie Maker do not use the AVI format, if you understand avi more is possible, but if not clear, please do not use. Because AVI has many kinds of coding format , Windows Movie Maker is the Microsoft software, AVI is also Microsoft, but AVI "variation" format many, Windows Movie Maker is not fully compatible with.

So AVI converted to WMV is the most assured. Because this software also can generate WMV files, support for WMV is the best.

Or, when choosing the conversion to AVI, select the right way of coding, but this way will need to repeatedly attempt.

Along with the help from Brorsoft Video Converter, you can complete the task effortlessly. Overall, it's the optimal MP4 converter for you, which can help you change the MP4 files into a different, and more friendly format like WMV. So you can edit MP4 video with Windows Movie Maker smoothly. Besides MP4, this program can also help to convert between any popular video and audio formats as you need. Plus, with the built-in video editing feature of the program, you can trim, crop, add watermark, insert subtitles to your video files. Now download it and follow the steps below to finish the MP4 to Windows Movie Maker conversion.

Download MP4 to Windows Movie Maker Converter:



How to Convert MP4 for Editing in Windows Movie Maker smoothly

Step 1: Download, install and run Brorsoft Video Converter, and then click the “Add” button to load the .mp4 videos. You can also use the drag-and-drop method to load the media files to the application UI.

It is a great MP4 to Windows Movie Maker Converter to encode MP4 to WMV for editing in WMM with the best quality. Meanwhile, this video app enables you to convert MP4 to editable format for Pinnacle Studio, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas, Avid Media Composer and more other NLE systems.



Step 2: Click the Format box and select HD Video -->WMV HD(*.wmv) on the dropdown menu as output format. Besides, you can also choose Divx HD(*.avi) as output if you have not installed the .wmv codec.



Tip: Click the Settings icon to adjust video and audio parameters on the Profile Setting as you need to get the best quality video.



Step 3: Click the “Convert” icon under the preview window, and the MP4 to Windows Movie Maker Converter will start transcode MP4 to WMV for Windows Movie Maker on Windows(Windows 8 included).

After the conversion, click “Open” to locate the result videos and then you can import the converted files to Windows Movie Maker for editing via its "Import video" option. Enjoy.

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