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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 Kdenlive, Avidemux, Shotcut and Animation Desk.

Windows Movie Maker alternatives are mainly Video Editors but may also be Motion Graphics Software or VFX Software. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Windows Movie Maker.
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  1. OpenShot icon

    OpenShot

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    119 alternatives to OpenShot 

    OpenShot is a free and open-source video editor for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Chrome OS, designed to be easy to use and quick to learn.

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    1.  Ad-freeOpenShot doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Chroma Key / Green ScreenOpenShot supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
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    OpenShot vs Windows Movie Maker opinions
    Most users think OpenShot is a great alternative to Windows Movie Maker.
    Guest

    Ease of use, number of effects and transitions, and general UI.

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    Guest

    Free, relatively easy to get started, lots of instruction videos online.

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    Guest

    Easy to use and sufficient functionality.

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    Guest

    It's a good app, but it's a little laggy... and it's lack of subtitles... Besides that, the app is great.

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    Guest

    OpenShot has advanced features that makes it even better than Windows Live Movie Maker.

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  2. Kdenlive icon

    Kdenlive

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • KDE
    108 alternatives to Kdenlive 

    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.

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    1.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Kdenlive, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    2.  Ad-freeKdenlive doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  Chroma Key / Green ScreenKdenlive supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
    4.  Dark ModeKdenlive supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    5.  Hardware AcceleratedKdenlive can use the GPU and CPU to speed up rendering, conversion, and overall performance.
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    Kdenlive vs Windows Movie Maker opinions
    Most users think Kdenlive is a great alternative to Windows Movie Maker.
    Guest

    Really simple, with a very similar layout to Windows Movie Maker!

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    Guest

    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.

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  3. Avidemux icon

    Avidemux

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    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    128 alternatives to Avidemux 

    Free and simple video editor that supports a variety of file types and automated tasks. SIMPLE video editor, dedicated for ONE video at a time. NOT for multi video editing/montage.

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    1.  PortableAvidemux can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Chroma Key / Green ScreenAvidemux supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
    3.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Avidemux, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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    Avidemux vs Windows Movie Maker opinions
    Some users think Avidemux is a great alternative to Windows Movie Maker, some don't.
    fulviocorno

    Avidemux is great for cutting or joining videos, but it not a full editor

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    Guest

    Cannot put multiple videos together.

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    Guest

    it just dosent have many tools

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    Guest

    Only allows copy + pasting parts of the video.

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    Can't stitch together multiple videos in Avidemux

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  4. Shotcut icon

    Shotcut

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com
    110 alternatives to Shotcut 

    Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform, non-linear video editor.

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    1.  LightweightShotcut consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Shotcut, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    3.  Chroma Key / Green ScreenShotcut supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
    4.  PortableShotcut can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    5.  Dark ModeShotcut supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Shotcut vs Windows Movie Maker opinions
    Some users think Shotcut is a great alternative to Windows Movie Maker, some don't.
    Guest

    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.

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    Guest

    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.

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    Radzel

    It's free and more complete than movie maker

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    Guest

    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.

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  5. Animation Desk icon

    Animation Desk

    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    95 alternatives to Animation Desk 

    Animation Desk is a perfect tool for animating, storyboarding, and sketching. It’s an app Loved by professional and amateur animators, Youtubers, and many art lovers. Draw you frame-to-frame animation from scratch, or create animations upon videos, images, PSD layers.

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    1.  Onion skinningAnimation Desk allows you to see through several frames simultaneously and make sure the lines of each frame are correctly lined up.
    2.  Video ImportYou can import external video material into Animation Desk.
    3.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Animation Desk, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    4.  RotoscopingAnimation Desk supports creating animated sequences by tracing over live-action footage frame by frame.
    5.  Support for LayersAnimation Desk supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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    Animation Desk vs Windows Movie Maker opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Animation Desk is a great alternative to Windows Movie Maker.
    Guest

    It is a very great animating software! Not exactly editing, however.

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  6. DaVinci Resolve icon

    DaVinci Resolve

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    • Windows
    • Linux
    113 alternatives to 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!.

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    1.  Colour GradingDaVinci Resolve lets you manipulate color in creative and artistic ways.
    2.  Chroma Key / Green ScreenDaVinci Resolve supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
    3.  Node BasedDaVinci Resolve supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
    4.  Hardware AcceleratedDaVinci Resolve can use the GPU and CPU to speed up rendering, conversion, and overall performance.
    5.  Support for VST PluginsDaVinci Resolve support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    6.  Facial RecognitionDaVinci Resolve can register a biometric facial pattern to identify or verify the identity of a subject through an image or video.
    7.  Multicam EditingMulticam editing lets you automatically sync several angles of video with different formats, frame sizes, and frame rates.
    8.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in DaVinci Resolve, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    9.  Controller SupportDaVinci Resolve supports the use of a controller (XBOX, PlayStation, etc.).
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    DaVinci Resolve vs Windows Movie Maker opinions
    Most users think DaVinci Resolve is a great alternative to Windows Movie Maker.
    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.

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    danigta

    Its free and has good features

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    Guest

    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.

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    Guest

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

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  7. Olive Video Editor icon

    Olive Video Editor

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    • Linux
    105 alternatives to Olive Video Editor 

    Olive is a free non-linear video editor aiming to provide a fully-featured alternative to high-end professional video editing software.

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    1.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Olive Video Editor, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    2.  Node BasedOlive Video Editor supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
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  8. Adobe Premiere Pro icon

    Adobe Premiere Pro

    • Mac
    • Windows
    111 alternatives to 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.

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    1.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Adobe Premiere Pro, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    2.  Colour GradingAdobe Premiere Pro lets you manipulate color in creative and artistic ways.
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    Guest

    Premiere Pro is a very advanced software compared to Movie Maker

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  9. MAGIX Vegas Pro icon

    MAGIX Vegas Pro

    • Windows
    • Steam
    96 alternatives to MAGIX Vegas Pro 

    VEGAS Pro leverages the power of Artificial Intelligence to bring your video production two steps ahead. It offers an extremely flexible user interface, comprehensive media management, advanced audio editing and mastering with the included SOUND FORGE Pro, plus industry-leading...

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    1.  Colour GradingMAGIX Vegas Pro lets you manipulate color in creative and artistic ways.
    2.  Support for VST PluginsMAGIX Vegas Pro support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    3.  Support for 4KMAGIX Vegas Pro supports watching, rendering or exporting 4K content (also know as UHD or Ultra HD).
    4.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in MAGIX Vegas Pro, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    5.  Hardware AcceleratedMAGIX Vegas Pro can use the GPU and CPU to speed up rendering, conversion, and overall performance.
    6.  Text to SpeechMAGIX Vegas Pro allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
    7.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsMAGIX Vegas Pro can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    8.  Chroma Key / Green ScreenMAGIX Vegas Pro supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
    9.  Transitions EffectsMAGIX Vegas Pro allows you to apply transition effects between two different scenes/pages using pre-loaded or custom animated transitions.
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    MAGIX Vegas Pro vs Windows Movie Maker opinions
    Most users think MAGIX Vegas Pro is a great alternative to Windows Movie Maker.
  10. Camtasia Studio icon

    Camtasia Studio

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    • Windows
    200 alternatives to 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.

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