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Using DVD Clips in Movie Maker

Use Clips Recorded with VLC in Movie Maker from umwnewmedia on Vimeo.


1 – Computer running a Windows operating system (the general procedure will work on a Mac).

1 – The HandBrake program.

1 – A clip from a DVD (like one that was produced using this procedure).

1 – The Movie Maker program (Windows Live Movie Maker is the latest version)


  1. Open the HandBrake program.
  2. Choose the video clip from your hard drive by clicking the Source button.
  3. Navigate to the file that you want to convert and choose Open.
  4. In the Presets area, choose Regular>Normal.
  5. Click the Start button in HandBrake to begin the encoding.
  6. The video will now be in a format that Windows Movie Maker will recognize. The easiest way to import it is to drag the video file to the Browse Photos and Videos area.
  7. You can now use the video file as you would any other in your editing project.
  8. Repeat the process if there are other videos you would like to use.

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