Windows Movie Maker

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.

Best Windows Movie Maker Alternatives

Alternatives to Windows Movie Maker for Windows, Mac, Linux, Web, iPhone and more. Filter by license to discover only free or Open Source alternatives. This list contains a total of 89 apps similar to Windows Movie Maker.
List updated: 7/24/2017 7:18:00 AM

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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 ASF, using a variety of codecs. Tasks can be automated using projects, job queue and powerful scripting.

    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 foundation.

    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
  • Adobe Premiere Pro icon

    Adobe Premiere Pro

    Edit video faster than ever before with the powerful, more connected Adobe Premiere® Pro CC. Dozens of brand-new features include a redesigned timeline, improved media management, and streamlined color grading. Sync your settings and shortcuts to any computer in any edit bay in the world and get access to new features the moment they're released. Your entire creative world, together in one place.

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    VirtualDub

    VirtualDub is a video capture/processing utility for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows platforms (98/ME/NT4/2000/XP/Vista/7), licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). It lacks the editing power of a general-purpose editor such as Adobe Premiere, but is streamlined for fast linear operations over video. It has batch-processing capabilities for processing large numbers of files and can be extended with third-party video filters.

    Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 1.10.4.35491, released on October 27, 2013, can be still downloaded from SourceForge
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    Camtasia Studio

    Produce videos for the web using the industry-leading H.264 format. No tweaks or technospeak, just sparkling HD-quality video with compact file sizes...every single time. Two existing production presets (blog and web) and three new presets (YouTube, HD display, and Screencast.com) take advantage of the new format. Create eye-catching training, presentation and demo videos…the easy way. Camtasia screen recording software is streamlined, intuitive and makes you look like a pro.

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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 one system!.

    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
  • Lightworks icon

    Lightworks

    Lightworks is an editing powerhouse, delivering unparalleled speed and flexibility, fully integrated with the other members of the Complete Collaboration family. Lightworks is an Academy and Emmy award-winning professional-grade video editor with over 20 years of history in the film and broadcast industry.

    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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    PiTiVi

    PiTiVi is an open source non-linear video editor, written in Python and based on GStreamer and GTK+. Taking into account the fact that not everybody has the same knowledge of video editing, nor the same needs, PiTIVi provides several ways of creating and modifying a timeline. Ranging from a simple synopsis view (a-la iMovie) to the full-blown editing view (aka Complex View) which puts you in complete control of your editing.

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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 movies. You can even start editing on iPhone or iPad, then finish on your Mac. And when you’re ready to premiere your movie on all your devices, iMovie Theater rolls out the red carpet.

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    Final Cut Pro X

    Final Cut Pro provides non-linear, non-destructive editing of any QuickTime-compatible video format including DV, HDV, P2 MXF (DVCProHD), XDCAM (via plug-in), and 2K film formats. It supports a number of simultaneously composited video tracks (limited mainly by video format and hardware capability); up to 99 audio tracks; multi-camera editing for combining video from multiple camera sources; as well as standard ripple, roll, slip, slide, scrub, razor blade and time remapping edit functions.

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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 and compositing. There is virtually no limit to the video resolution so whether its standard or High Definition (HD) doesn't really matter in Cinelerra.

    Open Source Linux

  • 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 and DVDs. Edit video or photos quickly and easily using the Movie Wizard, or take full control with hands-on creative tools. Even paint, write or draw on your video. Burn your movies on DVDs, or high-definition AVCHD and Blu-ray discs. Share on PSP, iPod or iPhone, upload directly to YouTube. Watch your movies on set-top players or with the included Corel WinDVD.

    Commercial Windows

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  • Adobe Premiere Elements icon

    Adobe Premiere Elements

    Incredible movies, effortlessly! Adobe Premiere Elements software delivers powerful, automated movie-editing options; professional-quality effects; quick and easy sharing; and more. And now enjoy a complete solution for videos whether you use Windows or Mac OS.

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • VSDC Video Editor icon

    VSDC Video Editor

    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 popular ones: sound normalization, volume correction, echo, reverberation, equalizer and others. Highlights include: non-linear video editor, visual and audio effects, subpixel accuracy, supports popular formats, creation of videos for specific multimedia devices. Also comes with screen recorder and video capturing tools.

    Freemium Windows

    • Everytime you have to push that goddamn button to see your preview. If you want synchronize audio with video, it's pure hell, while this operation is really simple with WMM. Guest • Nov 2016 Disagree   Agree
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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, fixed or livened up. - movie clip - music These sequences are assembled in slide show by means of transitions of sequence to produce complete videos

    Open Source Windows Linux

    • This program makes it very difficult to edit frames and delete them. You would have to be a professional to understand how the program works inside and out. Guest • Sep 2016 Disagree   Agree

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