How To: Edit MP4 Files on Windows 10

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Windows 10 has a hidden video editor that works a bit like Windows Movie Maker or Apple iMovie. You can use it to edit videos or create your own videos and slideshows. You can even create videos automatically.

This function is part of the Photos application. Here is the rest of the Windows 10 Story Remix application that Microsoft announced in May 2017 for Creators Update.

MP4 files are generally recognized by people as files with the MP4 extension. MP4 is now the most widely used file format for storing audio, video, images and captions because it is portable and inter-compatible. But when it comes to editing these files, it gets a little too complicated. Although there are many MP4 editors on the market, but people prefer to have some general guidelines on editing MP4 files before starting with an MP4 editor.

How to edit MP4 files under Windows 10:

Using Windows Movie Maker

As the “Big Boss” of the movie editing application under Windows OS and especially as a standard component of Windows 7 and Windows 8 (in Windows Essentials) Windows Movie Maker should be mentioned here as an easy to use yet free MP4 video editor.

After importing an MP4 video or slideshow from your iPhone or other device, you can edit the video by cropping and separating it to resize it to a smaller size, or by deleting it or adding a movie theme. In addition, the software is designed to slow or accelerate video, add animations, transitions or dynamic visual effects, add titles/loans and background music. In a word, Windows Movie Maker will transform your MPEG4 video file into something professional and awesome.

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Windows Movie Maker is an easy-to-use video editing software developed by Microsoft. It is part of the Windows Essentials software suite. However, it does not come with Windows 10 by default. Someone who needs to use this free Windows 10 video editor should download it from the official Microsoft website.

With Windows Movie Maker, you can split videos, merge videos, slow or speed up videos, add effects, set video transitions, add titles, and more. What may disappoint you is that there is no option for video editing. Also, some people say that Windows Movie Maker uses Windows 10.

Supported input formats:

AVCHD (.m2ts,.mts,.mts,.mts,.m2t), Apple QuickTime (.mov,.qt), DV-AVI (.avi), Microsoft Recorded TV Show (.dvr-ms,.wtv), MPEG-4 movie files (.mp4,.mov,.m4v,.3gp,.3g2, .k3g), MPEG-2 video files (.mpeg,.mpg,.m1v,.mp2,.mpv2,.mod,.vob,.m2t), MPEG-1 video files (.m1v), Motion JPEG files (.avi,.mov), Windows Media video files (.wmv), Windows Media files (.asf,.wm)


The MP4 format is very popular with computer users, so there are many video editors that support this format. However, when it comes to compatibility with Windows 10, there are very few of them.

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