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Movie Maker for Windows 10

Comment by OAKside
about Windows Movie Maker · Aug 2015 · Helpful Not helpful 4 Helpful Report as spam

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.


Classic Movie Maker

Comment by LAN
about Windows Movie Maker · Jan 2015 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful Report as spam

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)

(officially it's for Vista, but it also works on newer Windows)


No longer available

Yup, Microsoft removed it. But it's still possible to find it by googling "Windows Movie Maker 2.6".


After several hours and lots of frustration on Sunday I used MonkeyJam which can do the basic job I needed which was to make a movie from a series of stopmotion stills - and try different frame rates to get the best result. I'll have a look at MovieMaker 2.6 though.

Easy to use movie maker

Comment by Thelle
about Windows Movie Maker · Mar 2012 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

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.

Comment by 7Are5ster
about Windows Movie Maker · Jun 2017 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

A good video editor that can run on low spec PC's.

Comment by Akutaj
about Windows Movie Maker · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful -1 Helpful Report as spam

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 .


If you want a good video editing software for your Windows that is free and easy to use you can try :
Shotcut available on
Openshot available on

They are both opensource and can also run on Mac OS and Linux based operating Systems
They use mlt and ffmpeg so they can export to many formats and not only wmv.

Comment by havarn
about Windows Movie Maker · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful -5 Helpful Report as spam

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.


Yes, if you want free and opensource non-linear video editing software for beginners you can try shotcut, openshot or kdenlive.