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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 f...

Avg rating of 3.5 (11)| 14 comments

What is 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. Delete bad shots and include only the best scenes. Then share your movie via the Web, e-mail, or CD. Using third-party software you can even take movies youve made and turn them into DVDs. You can also save your movie back to the video tape in your camera to play back on a TV or on the camera itself.

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Discontinued

Windows Movie Maker is no longer updated and supported by Microsoft. Last version, included in Windows Essentials icon Windows Essentials 2012, can be still downloaded from MajorGeeks. It is fully functional under Windows 10 too.

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Windows Movie Maker Features

  1.  Windows Explorer ExtensionWindows Movie Maker can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..

Windows Movie Maker information

  • Developed byMicrosoft
  • LicensingProprietary and Free product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 3.5 (11 ratings)
  • Alternatives112 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

Our users have written 14 comments and reviews about Windows Movie Maker, and it has gotten 158 likes

Windows Movie Maker was added to AlternativeTo by Mogelfar on and this page was last updated . Windows Movie Maker is sometimes referred to as Windows Live Movie Maker, Movie Maker.

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phillipsalf
  
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Classic Movie Maker was simple and easy to use. One thing it did that NO other software I've tried was to SIMPLY import an image sequence and then export as a movie at a frame rate of your choice. Brilliant for stopmotion.

Even the paid-for-apps can't do this simple task. Or if they can - you need to watch a series of tutorials, learn a whole lot of processes and even then, it's hit and miss. Just go and try changing frame rate in Photoshop and see what happens - or better still, surf the Adobe forums for animators struggling to output their animations.

Finally, Moviemaker also did what others can't - allow you to have different frame rates within the same timeline. So if one piece of your work needed to be at a different frame rate - you just selected those frames and changed the speed. All so simple you could do this yourself after 5 minutes play.

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Kagerjay
  
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Had some issues compiling gameplay videos from multiple different encodecs / formats, but windows movie maker handled it just fine. Granted, it took significantly longer though

Tried using FFMPEG directly, AvidaMux, premiere pro to no avail

File size came out nicely too

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danieletessari
  
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New Movie Maker app into windows store is pure shit compared with old Movie Maker software.

  1. have ADS
  2. make 1/10 of old movie maker
  3. have bug (when i open merge video i have trim video...
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oliveranderson487
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Ohh. It was a cool program. Now I'm forced to look for an alternative

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Guest
  
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Because it's the best tool to create or edit an movie

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7Are5ster
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A good video editor that can run on low spec PC's.

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OAKside
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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.

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  • movie-maker

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Video Editing

Windows Movie Maker platform details

Windows

Included in Windows XP and Vista. Available for download for Windows 7, 8 and 10

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