Windows Movie Maker Alternatives and Similar Software

Alternatives to Windows Movie Maker for Windows, Mac, Web, Linux, iPhone and more. Filter by license to discover only free or Open Source alternatives. This list contains a total of 25+ apps similar to 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. If your looking for more info about Windows Movie Maker like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 10/22/2018 9:47:00 PM

Alternatives to Windows Movie Maker for all platforms with any license

  • OpenShot

    Our Features Cross-Platform OpenShot is a cross-platform video editor, with support for Linux, Mac, and Windows. Get started and download our installer today. Trim & Slice Quickly trim down your videos, and find those perfect moments. OpenShot has many easy ways to cut your video. Animation & Keyframes Using our powerful animation framework, you can fade, slide, bounce, and animate anything in your video project.

    • Free, relatively easy to get started, lots of instruction videos online. Guest • May 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • OpenShot has advanced features that makes it even better than Windows Live Movie Maker. Guest • May 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • It's a good app, but it's a little laggy... and it's lack of subtitles... Besides that, the app is great. Guest • Jul 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Easy to use and sufficient functionality. Guest • Sep 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Ease of use, number of effects and transitions, and general UI. Guest • Jul 2017 • 3 agrees and 4 disagrees 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.

    • Really simple, with a very similar layout to Windows Movie Maker! Guest • Apr 2017 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD KDE

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  • 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.

    • Avidemux is great for cutting or joining videos, but it not a full editor fulviocornoMar 2017 • 9 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Can't stitch together multiple videos in Avidemux Guest • Jul 2015 • 10 agrees and 9 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com

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  • Shotcut

    Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform, non-linear video editor. Supports hundreds of audio and video formats and codecs thanks to FFmpeg. No import required which means native editing, plus multi-format timelines, resolutions and frame-rates within a project. Frame accurate seeking supported for many video formats. Blackmagic Design SDI and HDMI for input and preview monitoring. Screen, webcam and audio capture. Network stream playback.

    • 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 • 4 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's free and more complete than movie maker RadzelMar 2017 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Movie maker was brilliant at taking film stills and stop motion frames in and outputting a video. SHotcuts "says" it does this, even on the forum - "tick the properties box and it will import the rest of your folder of stills..." It fails every time. Out of 45 frames, it only ever imports 5 maximum whereas Moviemaker just did the job. Guest • Mar 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • It can actually do everything Movie Maker does. The problem is the UI is not very intuitive and you need to watch a Youtube tutorial and take notes so you don't forget it. But once you figure it out the workflow is really fast. It also works with all sorts of formats including MP4. Guest • Nov 2017 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • 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.

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows

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  • DaVinci Resolve

    Complete suite for editing, color correction and professional audio post production, all in a single application. Originally designed for Hollywood’s elite colorists, DaVinci Resolve has been used on more feature films and TV shows than anything else because it lets you create images that are simply impossible with other tools.

    • 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 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees 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

    Freemium $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux

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  • MAGIX Vegas Pro

    VEGAS Pro 15 Edit – Steam Edition provides you with state-of-the-art editing tools in a streamlined, logical interface, allowing for full creative freedom for your professional video and audio editing projects. Version 15 is probably the most exciting version yet to have been published. Packed with exactly the right tools for precise project editing in a variety of formats, for creative editing and for immediate distribution.

    Commercial $ $ $ Windows Steam

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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.

    Commercial Mac Windows

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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.

    • 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

    Free Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

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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. Lightworks is an Academy and Emmy award-winning professional-grade video editor with over 20 years of history in the film and broadcast industry.

    • 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 • 8 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

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  • VideoPad

    VideoPad is a professional video editing application which allows you to create movie projects from various video clips or a single video file. It also allows you to import a wide variety of audio and video file formats including .avi, .wmv, .3gp, .wmv, .divx and many others.

    Commercial Mac Windows Android Android Tablet iPad ... Kindle Fire

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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.

    Free 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 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.

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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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.

    Commercial Mac

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  • FXhome HitFilm

    HitFilm merges FXHome VisionLab Studio , FXHome Effectslab and FXHome CompositeLab into one software. HitFilm is a layer-based editing and compositing package. HitFilm Ultimate gives you blockbuster quality visual effects and compositing at an indie price. You have full control to create your own unique effects using cutting edge technology.

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows

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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.

    Free 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 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

    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

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  • 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.

    • 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 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium Windows

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  • Flowblade

    Flowblade is a multitrack non-linear video editor for Linux released under GPL 3 license. Flowblade is designed to provide a fast, precise and robust editing experience. Flowblade employs a film-style insert editing model as workflow. In insert editing clips are generally placed tightly after other clips when they are inserted on the timeline. Edits are fine tuned by trimming in and out points of clips or by cutting and deleting parts of clips.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • ProShow

    ProShow is a dedicated tool for creating slide shows from your photos, video and music. Unlike some slide show tools that are little more than a toy that creates a cute video clip, ProShow provides a complete set of creative tools and publishing options. It comes in three versions listed below.

    Commercial Windows Web

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