Windows Movie Maker won't open Fraps Videos? Solved
Summary: This tutorial shows you the step-by-step guide on transcoding Fraps AVI to Windows Movie Maker compatible format so you can import and edit Fraps Videos in Windows Movie Maker without any problem.
Fraps is an extraordinary game videos capture tool which can capture audio and video up to 7680x4800 with custom frame rates from 1 to 120 frames per second. Due to its easy-to-use interface and powerful functions, more and more people, espercially for game exthusiasists, choose it for capturing and recording gaming footage. However if have recorded some Fraps footage and now want to edit such Fraps videos on Windows Movie Maker, you would encounter various issues such as screen crashes, sound lost, error meesages, etc.
In fact, the basic reason of arising thses problems is the recorded video from Fraps AVI has always been a problematic format to edit on NLEs. Windows Movie Maker is no exceptation. To get Windows Movie Maker work with Fraps videos beautifully, you need to convert your Fraps files to a format (e.g. WMV) that's easier to edit in Windows Movie Maker. Actually, it's not hard as you imagine as long as you have a common video converter like Brorsoft video converter.
By running it, you can effortlessly convert Fraps AVI to Windows Movie Maker perferred WMV video with just a few clicks. Moreover, the best video conversion tool can also help you convert AVI, MKV, WMV as well as MTS, MXF, MOD, VOB, MPG, etc. video files for smoothly importing and editing in any other non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Sony Vegas Pro, Pinnacle Studio, Adobe Premiere Pro, Cyberlink PowerDirector, Avid Studio, Magix Movie Edit Pro and more.
Steps to Convert and Import Fraps video to Windows Movie Maker
Step 1: Import Fraps files
First of all, locate your local Fraps AVI files and then drag them directly onto this program's conversion pane. All uploaded files will then be displayed on the interface as shown in the screenshot below. The other method you can use to add files is to click "Add Video" button to import the AVI files.
Step 2. Choose output format
This video converter offers optimized format preset for Windows Movie Maker. Just click "Format" menu firstly and then follow "HD Video" to set WMV HD(*.wmv) format.
Tip: If the default settings do not fit you requirement, you can click "Settings" icon to and enter "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.
Step 3. Start converting Fraps video to Windows Movie Maker
Click "Convert" button to start converting Fraps video for Windows Movie Maker program.
Once the conversion is finished you can click "Open" button to get the output files effortlessly, and now you are ready to import and edit Fraps files with Windows Movie Maker. Just import the converted files to Windows Movie Maker for editing via its "Import video" option.
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