i sent a video using windows movie maker to a mac user. how can they view it using their computer.
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Last updated August 13, 2018
- Windows Vista
- Music, photos, & video
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Mac users basically use QuickTime Media Player or iMovie to watch videos. But the video that we create using Windows Movie Maker saves the file (mswmm files) in Movie Maker format which do not work in Mac.
The mswmm files are the project format for Windows Movie Maker. The files tell Windows Movie Maker things about your video editing project like what video clips are used, which audio files you imported, which transitions go between which clips, and which effects
These files are essentially readable only in Windows Movie Maker and will definitely not work on a Mac. The two options for saving out a video file from Movie Maker are either DV-AVI or WMV.
To create a Mac-compatible video file, open the mswmm file in Windows Movie Maker, save the movie at the highest quality setting WMV or preferably as a DV-AVI format file. Import this finished AVI or WMV file into iMovie or other Mac video editing application.
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Hope this information is helpful
Mouneshwar R – Microsoft Support
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