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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    OpenShot

    OpenShot is a open source video editing program. OpenShot features include: * Support for many video, audio, and image...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • MAGIX Vegas Pro icon

    MAGIX Vegas Pro

    VEGAS Pro 13 is a contemporary NLE designed for complete creative control. New features include advanced archival tools, sophisticated...

    Commercial Windows

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    Kdenlive

    Kdenlive is a free and open-source video editor for GNU/Linux, FreeBSD and macOS . Kdenlive is...

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD

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    Lightworks

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

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

  • Shotcut icon

    Shotcut

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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    iMovie

    Maybe you want to throw together a few video clips. Maybe you have more time and want to fine-tune every edit. Or maybe you just want...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

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    PiTiVi

    PiTiVi is an open source non-linear video editor, written in Python and based on GStreamer and GTK+. Taking into account the fact...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • Final Cut Pro X icon

    Final Cut Pro X

    Final Cut Pro is a non-linear video editing software created by Apple Inc. Final Cut Pro provides non-linear, non-destructive...

    Commercial Mac

  • VideoPad Video Editor icon

    VideoPad Video Editor

    VideoPad is a video editing application which allows you to create movie projects from various video clips or a single video file....

    Freemium Mac Windows Android Android Tablet iPad Kindle Fire

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    Cinelerra

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

    Open Source Linux

  • VSDC Free Video Editor icon

    VSDC Free Video Editor Bundleware

    VSDC Video Editor allows you to apply audio effects and filters to audio tracks in video and audio files. Here are some of the most...

    Free Windows

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    FXhome HitFilm

    Providing the best tools for indie filmmakers. Free software great for composting and editing. All in one single app!

    Freemium Windows

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    Ezvid Warning Bundleware

    Ezvid is a freeware video and slideshow maker for Windows. Ezvid has built-in "one click" screen capture and screen...

    Freemium Windows

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    PhotoFilmStrip

    PhotoFilmStrip is a free program that can create video from images quickly and easily, including the Ken Burns style zoom-in/zoom-out...

    Free Windows Linux

  • Adobe Premiere Elements icon

    Adobe Premiere Elements

    Incredible movies, effortlessly! Adobe Premiere Elements software delivers powerful, automated movie-editing options;...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    Pinnacle Studio

    Pinnacle Studio is a non-linear video editing software application, an industry leading home video editing tool aimed at the Windows...

    Commercial Windows iPhone iPad

  • Corel VideoStudio icon

    Corel VideoStudio

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

    Commercial Windows

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    Microsoft Expression Encoder Discontinued

    Expression Encoder imports and encodes video files, produces live webcasts, enhances media with watermarks and advertising, and...

    Free Windows

  • WeVideo icon

    WeVideo

    WeVideo is a cloud-based video editing platform that has features such as simple timeline editing, royalty-free music, 1080p...

    Commercial Web / Cloud Android iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad ... Chrome

  • YouTube Video Editor icon

    YouTube Video Editor

    The YouTube Video editor lets you make quick edits to your uploaded YouTube videos. You can combine multiple clips, incorporate...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Movavi Video Editor icon

    Movavi Video Editor

    Movavi Video Editor is a powerful yet easy-to-use video processing program for Windows. Cut and join video clips with zero quality...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    ffDiaporama

    ffDiaporama is an application of creation of videos sequences established by - titles, fixed or livened up. - images or by photos...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • Ashampoo Movie Studio icon

    Ashampoo Movie Studio

    Ashampoo Movie Studio is the ideal multi-purpose application for video creation and editing. Cut, convert or share your movies and...

    Commercial Windows

  • Wondershare Filmora icon

    Wondershare Filmora

    The easiest-to-use home video editing software with special editing features lets you seamlessly stitch together video clips, music...

    Freemium Mac Windows

  • Edius icon

    Edius

    Edius is a non-linear video editing software package originally developed by Canopus Corporation and now owned and sold by Grass...

    Commercial Windows

  • Avid Media Composer icon

    Avid Media Composer

    This is a professional suite of efficient and easy-to-use video processing tools that allow for high-quality editing of clips inside...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Serif MoviePlus icon

    Serif MoviePlus Discontinued

    MoviePlus is a movie editing software from Serif. Produce professional movies with easy drag-and-drop editing. Features: *...

    Commercial Windows

  • MAGIX Video Pro X icon

    MAGIX Video Pro X

    Magix Video Pro is a specialist video editing program for DV, HDV, and AVCHD recordings, it offers professional special effects and...

    Commercial Windows

  • MAGIX Movie Edit Pro icon

    MAGIX Movie Edit Pro

    Magix Movie Edit Pro is a consumer-based nonlinear video editing program. The most important features: Easy operation: New...

    Commercial Windows Android

  • Magisto icon

    Magisto

    Magisto is an amazing service that takes your unedited video and turns it into a beautifully edited & produced clip perfect for...

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone

  • AVS Video ReMaker icon

    AVS Video ReMaker

    Split video into several segments, delete certain segments, save as many segments as you want (to split a video and save the scenes...

    Commercial Windows

  • LiVES icon

    LiVES

    LiVES is a Video Editing System. It is designed to be simple to use, yet powerful. It is small in size, yet it has many advanced...

    Open Source Linux

  • Autodesk Motion FX icon

    Autodesk Motion FX

    Autodesk® Motion FX lets you create stunning real-time video effects using your computer’s camera. Simply select your...

    Free Mac

Windows Movie Maker Comments

Movie Maker for Windows 10

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

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.

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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