"The File C:\xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx\example.avi cannot be imported because the codec required to play the file is not installed on your computer. If you already tried to download and install the codec, close and restart Windows Movie Maker, and then try to import the file again."
But, Microsoft says:
You should be able to import the following media file formats into Microsoft Windows Movie Maker:
Video Files: .asf, .avi, .wmv
Movie Files: .mpeg, .mpg, .mlv, .mp2, .mpa, .mpe
Audio Files: .wav, .snd., .au, .aif, .aifc, .aiff, .wma, .mp3
Windows Media Files: .asf, .wm, .wma, .wmv
Still Image Files: .bmp, .jpg, .jpeg, .jfif, .gif, .dib"
What gives? Help please. Does anyone know a link to download this codec so I can import a .avi video file and edit it.