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.

Best Windows Movie Maker Alternatives

Popular free Alternatives to Windows Movie Maker for Windows. Explore 30 Windows apps like Windows Movie Maker, all suggested and ranked by the AlternativeTo user community.
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  • Avidemux icon

    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.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com

    • Avidemux is great for cutting or joining videos, but it not a full editor fulviocornoMar 2017 • 6 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Can't stitch together multiple videos in Avidemux Guest • Jul 2015 • 7 agrees and 7 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.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD KDE

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

    Shotcut

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

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • It's free and more complete than movie maker RadzelMar 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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 • 3 agrees and 2 disagrees 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 Disagree   Agree
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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.

    Free Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

    • 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
  • DaVinci Resolve icon

    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.

    Freemium $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux

    • 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 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
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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.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

    • 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 • 7 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • VideoPad icon

    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.

    Free Personal $ $ $ Mac Windows Android Android Tablet iPad Kindle Fire

  • FXhome HitFilm icon

    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.

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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.

    Freemium Windows

    • 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 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
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    ffDiaporama

    ffDiaporama is an application of creation of videos sequences established by - titles, fixed or livened up. - images or by photos, fixed or livened up. - movie clip - music These sequences are assembled in slide show by means of transitions of sequence to produce complete videos

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

    • This program makes it very difficult to edit frames and delete them. You would have to be a professional to understand how the program works inside and out. Guest • Sep 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Vidiot

    Vidiot is a video editor targeted for plain home video editing. A user-friendly video editor that can be handled by any type of user, enabling them to easily and quickly create movie sequences and home videos Vidiot is an intuitive video editing application especially designed for the home user, enabling you to easily create video timelines.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • Ezvid icon

    Ezvid

    Ezvid is a freeware video and slideshow maker for Windows. Ezvid has built-in "one click" screen capture and screen recording functionality. Ezvid can import still images and video, and can upload finished videos to YouTube. No registration is required to download or use. Free soundtrack music is included. Designed from the ground up to be an extremely easy and user-friendly video and slideshow creator, Ezvid is designed for users of all ages.

    Freemium Windows

    • Warning The site ezvid.com has a bad reputation on WOT. You can read the comments at https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/ezvid.com
    • Bundleware Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
  • Microsoft Expression Encoder icon

    Microsoft Expression Encoder

    Expression Encoder imports and encodes video files, produces live webcasts, enhances media with watermarks and advertising, and publishes with Silverlight.

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued Expression Encoder 4 Pro is no longer available for sale. The free version of Expression Encoder will continue to be available for download, but it will be no longer developed.
  • SolveigMM AVI Trimmer icon

    SolveigMM AVI Trimmer

    Small, smart, easy to use video editor for fast and lossless AVI editing. No video / audio degradation and out of sync problem arises after editing. All AVI file types of any size and video / audio content are supported.

    Free Windows

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  • Free Video Dub icon

    Free Video Dub

    The fastest way to edit AVI (DivX, Xvid, MPEG 4), MPEG 1 and 2 video! Free Video Dub is a free video editing software which lets you delete unwanted parts from video files without re-encoding. And "without re-encoding" means without loosing original quality!!! This is lossless video editing, which is very fast. Supports many MPEG files: MPEG 1, MPEG 2 and even MPEG 4 AVI, MOV, MP4 (MPEG 4), M4V, MPG and FLV files including DivX and XviD.

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    Avid Media Composer

    Media Composer is the most proven video editing software in the industry, trusted by professional editors in every segment of movie making, television, broadcast, and streaming media. Designed to handle high volumes of disparate file-based media, Media Composer delivers accelerated high-res and HD workflows, real-time collaboration, and powerful media management, eliminating time-consuming tasks so you can focus on telling a great story.

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    Machete Video Editor

    Machete is a convenient utility for playing and editing multimedia files. Currently, Machete can edit video and audio files in AVI, FLV, WMV, MP4, MOV, WMA, MP3 and WAV formats. The support of editing functions for other formats is planned for future versions of the program. Machete is an ideal solution for quick and easy "slicing" of your multimedia files. You can delete unnecessary fragments (e.g. cut out commercials), copy, move, mix and save individual pieces.

    Freemium Windows

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  • Easy Video Maker icon

    Easy Video Maker

    It's easy to Create, Make a high quality 2D or 3D video/movie with cool special effects from various formats of video clips, images, audios, lyrics, texts, etc. Videos/Movies can be mass produced. Just need to create one project, then you can always starting to make videos/movies quickly from the same project. Optimize the creation video for the format of your choice, YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, AVI, MP4, WMV, MPEG, MOV, ASF, iPhone, iPad, Android Phone/Tab, etc.

    Freemium Windows

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    Cuttermaran

    Cuttermaran is a program designed to cut MPEG1 or MPEG2 video streams. The streams can be cut without re-encoding. The desynchronization between audio and video is minimized.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • FairUse Wizard icon

    FairUse Wizard

    • Easily create movies that will play on your standalone player with the DivX and XviD codecs • Use cutting edge technology with new codecs like the well-known H264, XviD, or the ffVFW codec suite.

    Freemium Windows

    No features added Add a feature
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    AVI ReComp

    AVI ReComp allows you to recompress your AVI files. The application supports not only the files containing audio streams but AVIs without any audio as well. AVI ReComp can be very useful for users who want to clear their AVIs out of GMC or Qpel functions to prepare their clips for standalone DVD players. The program contains the feature of embedding subtitles into video. So if you want burnt in subtitles, you can use this software.

  • Wondershare Fantashow icon

    Wondershare Fantashow

    Wondershare Fantashow lets you easily meld photos, videos, music, and effects into a movie metamorphosis, providing tons of fantastic 3D video styles.

    Freemium Mac Windows

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    • Discontinued Says discontinued on the website can still be downloaded through Wayback Machine

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