Alternatives to Windows Movie Maker for all platforms with any license

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  • Avidemux icon

    Avidemux

    Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com

    • Avidemux is great for cutting or joining videos, but it not a full editor fulviocornoMar 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Can't stitch together multiple videos in Avidemux Guest • Jul 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    Kdenlive

    Kdenlive is an intuitive and powerful multi-track video editor compatible most recent video technologies. It is completely free, and open-source as defined by the GNU...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD KDE

    • Its every YT MSpaint/PdN-ers dream, 0$ charge WMM with even more features and more notably. Composites and layers. For other people its still pretty good. Guest • Apr 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Really simple, with a very similar layout to Windows Movie Maker! Guest • Apr 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • Shotcut icon

    Shotcut

    Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform, non-linear video editor.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • It's free and more complete than movie maker RadzelMar 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Movie maker is a much more simplified product and allows easy recording of narration and much easier timeline editing. While this would work for some scenarios it cannot be used to the same extent as Windows Movie Maker. Guest • Aug 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    Lightworks

    Lightworks is an editing powerhouse, delivering unparalleled speed and flexibility, fully integrated with the other members of the Complete Collaboration family. ...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

    • It's VERY COMPLICATED, they changed the interface and added a whole lot of jargon. So maybe it's a good program, but someone like me who's made hundreds of Windows Movie Maker videos over the years and wants that same 'look', will not want to use Lightworks, priced or no. Guest • Jun 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    DaVinci Resolve

    DaVinci Resolve combines the world’s most advanced color corrector with professional multi track editing, so now you can edit, color correct, finish and deliver all from...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

    • The free version contains everything you need for editing movies. Sure, the free version can't edit 4K and only has "limited" (I have never found these limits) functionality but if all you need is cutting video from your holiday it is perfect. Also, the learning curve is not that steep. TheagurgMar 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Professional Software For Free. Easy Workflow. Best Color Grading. Easy To Learn. Premier Pro & Final Cut Pro are the only editors that compare, but they are costly. Guest • Apr 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    iMovie

    With iMovie for iOS and macOS, you can enjoy your videos like never before. It’s easy to browse your clips and create Hollywood-style trailers and stunning 4K-resolution...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

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    Cinelerra

    Cinelerra is a highly advanced and professional non-linear video editing software, but still remains open source. Cinelerra solves three main tasks: capturing, editing...

    Open Source Linux

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    Corel VideoStudio

    Corel VideoStudio Pro is an all-in-one video-editing software for creating high-quality HD and standard-definition movies, slide shows and DVDs. Edit video or photos...

    Commercial Windows

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Windows Movie Maker Comments

Not recommended

Negative Comment by Shojimeguro
about Windows Movie Maker Feb 2017

Lack Of Feature

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Movie Maker for Windows 10 1 Helpful

Comment by OAKside
about Windows Movie Maker Aug 2015

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.

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Classic Movie Maker

Comment by LAN
about Windows Movie Maker Jan 2015

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.)

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It use all CPU cores

Positive Comment by CheesewithHoney
about Windows Movie Maker Feb 2013

Pro

Use all CPU cores

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Easy to use movie maker

Comment by Thelle
about Windows Movie Maker Mar 2012

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.

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This application is not Free Software. -2 Helpful

Comment by havarn
about Windows Movie Maker Jun 2011

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.

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If anyone wants free full pledge video editing suite for Wi ...

Comment by Akutaj
about Windows Movie Maker Jun 2011

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 .

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