Windows Movie Maker Alternatives for Linux

    Windows Movie Maker is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux 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 18 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Windows Movie Maker are Kdenlive (Free, Open Source), Avidemux (Free, Open Source), Shotcut (Free, Open Source) and DaVinci Resolve (Freemium).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jun 18, 2021

    Platforms

    × Clear
    • Windows
    • Mac
    • Online
    • iPhone
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPad
    • Android Tablet
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Windows S
    • BSD
    • Windows Phone
    • PortableApps.com
    • Steam
    • Extreme Movie Manager
    • Fast Video Cataloger
    • iMovie
    • Final Cut Pro X
    • Xbox
    • Adobe Premiere Pro

    Features

    • Video editing
    • Non linear editor
    • Cut video
    • Chroma Key / Green Screen
    • Video Maker
    • Keyframe animation
    • Capture Video
    • Create Slideshows
    • Color correction
    • Embed subtitles into video
    • Multitrack editing
    • Video converter
    • Upload directly to YouTube
    • Share Videos
    • Screen recording
    • Crop video
    • Animations
    • Colour grading
    • Trim video
    • Split Video

    License

    • Free
    • Open Source
    • Paid
    All Filters

    • We designed OpenShot Video Editor to be an easy to use, quick to learn, and surprisingly powerful video editor. Take a quick look at some of our most popular features and capabilities. View 111 alternatives to OpenShot
      Most users think OpenShot is a great alternative to Windows Movie Maker.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      OpenShot vs Windows Movie Maker
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It's a good app, but it's a little laggy... and it's lack of subtitles... Besides that, the app is great.
      Top positive comment  almost 3 years ago

      5
      Easy to use and sufficient functionality.
      Top positive comment  almost 3 years ago

      3
      OpenShot has advanced features that makes it even better than Windows Live Movie Maker.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

      -1
      Free, relatively easy to get started, lots of instruction videos online.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

      -1
      Ease of use, number of effects and transitions, and general UI.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

      -1
    • Kdenlive is a non linear video editor. It is based on the MLT framework and accepts many audio and video formats, allows you to add effects, transitions and render into the format of your choice. View 98 alternatives to Kdenlive
      Most users think Kdenlive is a great alternative to Windows Movie Maker.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • KDE
      Kdenlive vs Windows Movie Maker
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Really simple, with a very similar layout to Windows Movie Maker!
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

      -1
      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.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

      -3


    • Free and simple video editor that supports a variety of file types and automated tasks. View 121 alternatives to Avidemux
      Some users think Avidemux is a great alternative to Windows Movie Maker, some don't.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • PortableApps.com
      Avidemux vs Windows Movie Maker
      pros, cons and recent comments
      fulviocorno Avidemux is great for cutting or joining videos, but it not a full editor
      Top negative comment  over 4 years ago

      7
      Cannot put multiple videos together.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      0
      it just dosent have many tools
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      0
      Only allows copy + pasting parts of the video.
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago

      0
      Can't stitch together multiple videos in Avidemux
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago

      1
    • Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform, non-linear video editor. View 103 alternatives to Shotcut
      Some users think Shotcut is a great alternative to Windows Movie Maker, some don't.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Shotcut vs Windows Movie Maker
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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.
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago

      6
      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.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

      2
      Radzel It's free and more complete than movie maker
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      0
      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.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      -2
    • 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!. View 103 alternatives to DaVinci Resolve
      Most users think DaVinci Resolve is a great alternative to Windows Movie Maker.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      DaVinci Resolve vs Windows Movie Maker
      pros, cons and recent comments
      danigta Its free and has good features
      Positive comment 11 months ago

      0
      Theagurg 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.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

      2
      DaVinci Resolve is much more than WMM, it is a professional editor that can be used also in TV studios or by movie makers.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

      0
      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.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

      0


    • Olive is a free non-linear video editor aiming to provide a fully-featured alternative to high-end professional video editing software. View 96 alternatives to Olive Video Editor
    • Lightworks is an editing powerhouse, delivering unparalleled speed and flexibility, fully integrated with the other members of the Complete Collaboration family. View 87 alternatives to Lightworks
      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.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Lightworks vs Windows Movie Maker
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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 almost 6 years ago

      14
    • PiTiVi is an open source non-linear video editor, written in Python and based on GStreamer and GTK+. View 83 alternatives to PiTiVi
      Some users think PiTiVi is a great alternative to Windows Movie Maker, some don't.
    • Cinelerra is a highly advanced and professional non-linear video editing software, but still remains open source. View 80 alternatives to Cinelerra
      This alternative is disputed. Cinelerra is still a legitimate alternative to Windows Movie Maker, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
    • non-linear video editor targeted for home video editing. View 99 alternatives to Vidiot
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
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