Tips and Tricks
Save ALL of the original files (videos, pictures, music) that you are using for your project in one file. Save the files on a USB "flash" drive if you want to work at home AND at school or in the "H" drive if you ONLY want to work at school.
Make sure that you are using the same version of Movie Maker if you are working on several different computers (school and home).
While working on your project, choose "Save Project" (not the same as "Save Movie"), in the file drop-down menu, this will allow you to continue editing.
Once you are completely finished editing the movie, save the project one more time, then "Save Movie". This will finalize your project and you will not be able to edit this file.
Compatible File Types
The video, image, and audio files that you will want to use may need to be converted before they will work in your project.
Here are common file types that are compatible with Windows Live Movie Maker:
.wmv, .mov, .avi, .mp4, .asf, .m2ts, .mts, .m2t, .qt, ,wtv, .mpeg, .mpg, .mod, .m1v
.jpg, .jpeg, .jfif, .kpeg, .gif, .bmp, .jpe, .tif, .tiff, .dib, .png, .wdp
.asf, .wm, wma, .aif, .aiff, .wav, .m4a, .mp3
For a complete list, please visit the Microsoft Movie Maker website.