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Render your MMD Video in 1080p HD Using Windows Live Movie Maker

How do I upload my MMD Video in 1080p HD? How do you make HD Videos in MikuMikuDance? Can you make a MMD Video in 1080p HD?See all of the article written by LearnMMD's author "FicticiousAnimation"!

Use Windows Live Movie Maker to Render your MMD Video in 1080p HD!

Sometimes when rendering in MMD you can get really low quality videos, or really large files that are hard to upload to the Internet. I am going to show you how to render an MMD Video in 1080p HD and still upload in a reasonable amount of time.

First thing’s first, you’ll need Windows Live Movie Maker. If you don’t already have it, you can download it from here. http://windows.microsoft.com/is-IS/windows-live/movie-maker-get-started (If you can’t download Live Movie Maker for some reason, you can upload to Youtube without it but I cannot guarantee the results. There’s a way to upload HD in the Windows XP Movie Maker too.)

Once you have your video done in MMD and you’re ready to share it with the world, go ahead and click file>Render to AVI file. A little Windows browser will pop up. Give your movie a name, and click “save”. Be sure the Output Wave Box is checked, select Cenipak Codec by Radius. Render to AVI in MikuMikuDance 7.39Remember where you saved it.  A box should come up with some options. Make sure the frames are the same as under the play button, if it’s highlighted make sure “export wav” is checked, and click “Cinepak Codec by Radius”, then OK. You will see your video playing frame-by-frame, and once it’s finished MMD will open again. Close MMD.

Open Windows Live Movie Maker. (If you don’t have Live Movie Maker, just drag the AVI onto the Youtube upload page. It’ll upload, eventually… And will probably be in HD?) Find the AVI you saved, then drag and drop it into Movie Maker. If you wish, you can edit it and still keep 1080p HD. If you are getting black bars on the sides or bottom and top of your video, AKA “letterboxing”, click “Video tools” and click
Select Widescreen to be rid of the black bars on top and bottom of your video. 1080P MMD in HD!either “Standard” or “widescreen”. Whichever one works. Once you’re satisfied click the big “Youtube” button in Movie Maker and sign in. Your video will upload automatically. (Once the video is on Youtube, click the little gear in the bottom right corner of the player and select the 1080p HD option to see your HD awesomeness. ^^)Click for the Larger Image of the MovieMaker screen. MMD video in 1080P HD

If you wish to upload it somewhere else you can click the “Save Movie” button, and scroll down until you see “Youtube”. What? you didn’t want to upload to Youtube? Don’t worry! You’re not. This just saves as a video file on your computer that is common across the Internet. the format is “MP4” and it’s great for HD videos.

Enjoy your 1080p HD videos as much as I do! ^^ Ciao!



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  1. Amy Rose Amy Rose
    August 21, 2018    

    Hi! I’m trying to upload a HD video, but when I go to click “Cinepak Codec by Radius” I don’t have it. How can I obtain it?

  2. Lisa Lisa
    June 5, 2017    

    When my animation is recording the quality looks fine.But after viewing the finished video, it plays in really bad quality and pixelated? I’ve tried this before and the result was fine in a 6 seconds video, 1080p but it won’t work for a longer video. The codec I used is Cinepak!

  3. Brittney Brittney
    May 13, 2017    

    how come when its rendering (i use avi raw btw) it looks fine but when i opened the finished video its super low quality? its really aggrivating me that i cant change the resolution to anything better

    • May 13, 2017    

      Use “View->screen size” to set up the resolution. It *won’t* actually affect viewport’s size (only aspect ratio) during preview, but it will be what the renderer accepts.

  4. Elizabeth_Catalina Elizabeth_Catalina
    February 9, 2017    

    When I try to render on MMD, with “Cinepak Codec by Radius” it just crashes right after I hit “OK,” and with anything else, it just tells me that there isn’t anything to render. I’ve tried three times to render it, but nothing works.

    • Elizabeth_Catalina Elizabeth_Catalina
      February 9, 2017    

      I tried yet again, and all it rendered was 7 seconds of pitch black and no sound.

    • February 9, 2017    

      Have you tried different codecs? Try to render just a couple of seconds with every codec you have and see which ones work for you, which ones don’t, and which ones produce sufficient quality. Doing 1080p HD videos is nice, but if you’re new to this, it may be better to start with something you can assuredly make work… and 720p is quite a decent resolution, if you don’t plan to watch your videos on 65″ wall panels.

      You may install K-lite codec pack to get a wider selection of codecs.

  5. Reisen-chan Reisen-chan
    September 17, 2016    

    Hello! (i’m sorry if my coment is too long, but i feel that i should explain it with detail)

    I have an issue, since i do not have the Cinepak codec by Radius, i use MPJPEG to render my stuff. It didn’t have maximun quality, but it was almost perfect. The problem is that recently, i downloaded NC+2 shader, wich make my project look really great, i mixed it with SSAO. Everything was fine, even the video when it was rendering looked like it was working, but the exported video had the issue that in some parts froze or didn’t played the audio during a certain period of time, and sometimes both. However, this only happened when i exported it with the WAVE file, when i tried to export it without it, it looked just fine.
    I think it might be my laptop, but still i want to know if is there anything else i could do :^(

    • September 17, 2016    

      Well, I can’t help you with your current codec (except an advice to install more of them and see if any works as well or better for you without causing problems), but there’s a way to circumvent your issue. If exporting without WAV works for you, you can just do so and then attach the audio file with Avidemux or other similar software.

      • Reisen-chan Reisen-chan
        September 17, 2016    

        Thank you so much! :^D

  6. July 3, 2016    

    When I make it HD it isn’t 60 fps anymore
    How do I fix this….

  7. Lily Pedersen Lily Pedersen
    April 27, 2016    

    Hey i was wondering how i could switch to using movie maker and not media player.

    Also, i have an issue with my mmd…whenever i try and render my stuff it looks like its rendering perfectly but with a tad bit of lag…when i open it to test play it,it will only play a few moments of it and skip most audio or play audio with no motion….i checked my media player and updated it hoping that was the issue but it wasn’t…i was hoping u could help since no one else could… i rlly want to get back to making my vids for youtube…i feel bad i cannot with this happening… i have 107 subscribers and i just started….i rlly dont wanna let the down….

    • April 28, 2016    

      Hmm I have been running into this as well. I need to do some digging, but it seems MMD is doing it. not your media player or editing software. It seems to be MMD or your encoder. Doing some experiments here to try and fix it.

    • April 29, 2016    

      Ok I have been searching to resolve the problem, What codec are you using?
      If it is Ut Video there may be a problem where it sometimes does that.
      Try a different Codec and see if that works.

  8. Miishdark010 Miishdark010
    January 25, 2016    

    Tengo un problemo con la renderizacion,al llegar a 2700 frames de 7218, la renderizacion deja de responder y tengo que cerrar la aplicacion. :c
    como puedo solucionarlo?

    I have a problem with rendering, arriving at 2700 frames of 7218, rendering stops responding and you have to close the application. : c
    how can I solve that?

    • parkeerwacht parkeerwacht
      January 26, 2016    

      This is a common problem.
      What codec do you use? if you use RAW yes MMD crashes at 2700 frames, I tried it. All I can suggest is try another codec.

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