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Windows Movie Maker to Windows

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Microsoft Corporation
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Windows Movie Maker is one of the most popular free programs for creating and editing videos. Its fame is due to the distribution model - Windows Movie Maker was supplied not only for free, but also bundled with the Windows operating systems: from Windows ME to Windows Vista inclusive.


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License Freeware
Compatibility Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows 11
Supported languages English, Russian

Pros and Cons

  • A wide range of tools for working with video
  • Numerous beautiful effects and transitions
  • Subtitle feature set
  • Overlay soundtrack
  • Adjust audio stream volume
  • Preview function
  • Adding all kinds of splash screens, captions and titles.
  • Supports many formats: AVI, WMV, MPEG, MP4, MOV, MP3, WMA, 3GP, JPEG, TIFF, PNG, etc.
  • No need to install additional codecs
  • Availability of more functional analogues
  • The official website has stopped releasing software updates

More about Windows Movie Maker

The video editor has a wide range of features perfectly suited for creating home movies and slideshows: in addition to the basic video editing you can edit the finished video sequence, superimposing text, effects, music, pre-recorded voice on the picture. Playback and transition time can be set for each element. The interface of the utility is quite simple and intuitive: this makes the Movie Maker toolkit almost indispensable for novice users or those who need to quickly and easily create a movie. The main features of the program are:

  • A wide range of features, which allows you to make high-quality videos.
  • Capability to create not only video clips, but also slideshows.
  • support for a large number of camera models: Movie Maker "reads" both analog and digital devices.
  • recording videos directly to the camera connected to the device.
  • Windows Media compression technology allows you to work without losing audio and video quality (which, by the way, can be adjusted separately).

Thus, Movie Maker is a versatile program for home use: allowing not only to mount, but also qualitatively edit videos, Movie Maker gives an extensive feature set for amateur filming. The simple interface and clever layout of controls allow you to create amateur short films and slideshows with just a mouse. The free distribution of Movie Maker makes the program ideal for working at home: the versatility of use allows you to forget about the large number of utilities for editing and compensates for a small number of drawbacks - the only inconvenience is the lack of displayed information about the edited frames.

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