“The encoder can source from files that have the following file name extensions: .wav, .wma, .wmv, .asf, .avi, .mpg, .mp3, .bmp, and .jpg.”
So, no easy way to do it that I can see… unless capturing/exporting a full-size DV stream, changing the .dv extension to .avi, and importing to WinMovieMaker. I’ll test that now[2:20 pm]:
Later [2:41pm]: Just changing the file extension doesn’t work. I exported a .dv test file from iMovie, but Windows Movie Maker couldn’t do anything with it, even if I changed the file extension from .dv to .avi. I then exported the .dv test file from QuickTime Pro on the Windows machine with these settings:
Export:Movie to AVI
Compression: DV/DVCPRO – NTSC
Frames per second: 29.97
Sample rate: 48 kHz
Sample size: 16
Channels: 2 (stereo)
That imported into Wimdows Movie Maker. Next I exported from iMovie with the same settings. iMovie is QT Pro with a nice interface on it, isn’t it? =0)
In other words, the minimum processing necessary to get from the format that iMovie uses to the Windows-friendly .avi extension. The resulting file was just over 22 MB for 6 seconds, only a little more than the standard 3.6 MB a second for DV, and it imported right into Windows Movie Maker like it belonged there.
I also tried one with “None” as the compression, but it was over 120 MB and I didn’t even try to do any more with that – 20MB/second is a data rate I don’t want to fool with until it comes with HD quality.
So if you need to have an iMovie project end up in Windows Media format, this is one way to do it.