Windows Movie Maker makes home movies amazingly fun. With Movie Maker, you can create, edit, and share your home movies right on your computer. Build your movie with a few simple drag-and-drops. Delete bad shots and include only the best scenes. Then share your movie via the Web, e-mail, or CD. Using third-party software you can even take movies youve made and turn them into DVDs. You can also save your movie back to the video tape in your camera to play back on a TV or on the camera itself.
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Had some issues compiling gameplay videos from multiple different encodecs / formats, but windows movie maker handled it just fine. Granted, it took significantly longer though Tried using FFMPEG...See why people like Windows Movie Maker 😍
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Had some issues compiling gameplay videos from multiple different encodecs / formats, but windows movie maker handled it just fine. Granted, it took significantly longer though
Tried using FFMPEG directly, AvidaMux, premiere pro to no avail
File size came out nicely too
A good video editor that can run on low spec PC's.
Lack Of Feature
I wish Microsoft would continue development of Movie Maker for Windows 10 and beyond. There are a serious lack of quality, easy-to-use video editing alternatives, most are super simplified (dumbed-down) and stripped of features (Movie Moments must be a terrible joke). Or AviSynth -based GUI's which require too much time to learn for many people, especially for more complicated effects. Movie Maker was a great balance of features and ease of use. It's a shame it has not been updated in years.
I hate it. Always have, even on Windows XP. And, an alternative to One True Media?? NOT EVEN CLOSE! Nothing has compared to OTM yet. I'm still grieving the loss. Too many video creators are just versions of Movie Maker. UGH how I hate it!!
Windows Movie Maker was included in Windows XP. But Windows 7 lacks it for some reason and we're forced in download Windows LIVE Movie Maker which is completely different and worse IMO. Luckily, it's still possible to download the classic Movie Maker: Download from Microsoft Download Center
(It says it's for Vista, but it also works on newer Windows.)
Last time (maybe 8 years ago) I tried Movie Maker, the output had to be in the WMV codec, so I stopped using it.
Well, I just gave Movie Maker 2012 a try and was amazed to see that it dropped WMV and it now exports movies in mp4 (Video: MPEG4 Video (H264) / Audio: AAC). Very, very cool.
Even more : I could import .mov (ie Apple) videos, and it can directly export to non-MS sites (Vimeo, Youtube...). Really, MM 2012 becomes much, much more universal.
Add to it its quick learning curve, and all you need to make basic videos (effects, text insertion, copy / cut). So I guess I love it.
Use all CPU cores
I read about the new Movie Maker 2012 with new features such as video stabilization, so I downloaded and installed it.
But when I tried to open Movie Maker, it always crashes and tells me to verify the system requirements: the old Movie maker run on processors with 1.6 GHz (single processor) or higher (for dual-core), the new one run on processors with 2.4 GHz. My pc is 1.9 GHz so it doesn't support the new Movie Maker.
Then why doesn't Microsoft verify my system requirements BEFORE install it on my pc?
Furthermore I can't reinstall the old version now because the installer notifies only the new one.
Another crap made by Microsoft.
The windows movie maker is good for small and simple home videos.. It is easy to use and have some nice basic features, but it can only export to Windows Media Video (wmv-files) which is quite annoying.
This application is not Free Software. It is not even open source software and it is not gratis, because you have to buy a Windows license.
If anyone wants free full pledge video editing suite for Windows do not go any further. Windows Movie Maker is I think the only available, useable free non-linear video editing program for Windows. Further most, those having Windows XP will surely be blessed with this piece of freebee .