Windows Movie Maker Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to Windows Movie Maker for Windows and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is OpenShot, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Windows Movie Maker and loads of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Windows Movie Maker are Animation Desk (Freemium), Kdenlive (Free, Open Source), Avidemux (Free, Open Source) and Shotcut (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 21, 2021

    1. 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.
    2. 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).

      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

      show more


    3. Lightworks is an editing powerhouse, delivering unparalleled speed and flexibility, fully integrated with the other members of the Complete Collaboration family.
      show more
      Lightworks vs Windows Movie Maker opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Lightworks is still a legitimate alternative to Windows Movie Maker, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      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.
      Negative comment over 6 years ago

      14
    4. The easiest-to-use home video editing software with special editing features lets you seamlessly stitch together video clips, music & text, apply effects and get a professional-looking home movie in minutes.
      Some users think Wondershare Filmora is a great alternative to Windows Movie Maker, some don't.


    5. Free video-editing and video-composition software in one, with the option of buying fx-packs.
    6. You can use the Photos app to view or edit photos and videos in your Pictures library and on OneDrive, and to import photos and videos. The Photos app includes a wide range of editing options to enhance your photos, from automatic fixes to advanced adjustments.
      show more
      Microsoft Photos vs Windows Movie Maker opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Danilo_Venom Microsoft Photos includes a Movie Editing feature to create videos and slideshows.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

      0
    7. Movavi Video Editor has all the tools to help you get creative. Make use of built-in filters, effects, title templates, stickers, music, and sounds to create your own video story. Then save the results in any format or upload directly to YouTube.
      show more
      Movavi Video Editor vs Windows Movie Maker opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It is not a very good program to use. Very difficult to use unless if you are a professional.
      Negative comment about 5 years ago

      0
    8. Pinnacle Studio is a non-linear video editing software application, an industry leading home video editing tool aimed at the Windows consumer market.
      No screenshots yet
      Almost everyone thinks Pinnacle Studio is a great alternative to Windows Movie Maker.
    9. 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.
      No screenshots yet
    Showing 20 of 70 alternatives