The best free alternative to Windows Movie Maker 2017

Added by Sumantha Black on July 4 2017, at 6:32 am
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  • After a long reign as one of the best free video editors around, Windows Movie Maker has been discontinued. Microsoft removed the installer from its website earlier this year, and has deleted all references to a potential new version for Windows 10.

    Don't worry, though – Movie Maker may have gone to the great hard drive in the sky, but there are some excellent alternatives available that are more powerful, just as easy to use, and completely free.

    Here we've picked the best Windows Movie Maker substitutes that will enable you to create great-looking videos without having to master a drastically different interface.

    1. Shotcut

    All the features you love from Windows Movie Maker, with a familiar look

    The first time you open it, Shotcut bears little resemblance to Windows Movie Maker, but hit the Playlist and Timeline buttons at the top and it starts to look very familiar.

    Open files to add them to your playlist, then drag and drop them onto the timeline to piece them together, just like you could in Movie Maker. Once you’ve got everything in order, hit the Filters button, then click the plus sign to apply transitions and effects. You can apply as many effects as you like, including coloured filters like those available in Windows Movie Maker, plus advanced options such as chroma key compositing for greenscreen effects.

    There’s even a text option that lets you create titles and watermarks – and they look less cheesy than Windows Movie Maker’s equivalents.

    Best of all, Shotcut is open source, so none of its features are hidden behind a paywall. If you miss Windows Movie Maker, Shotcut is the best alternative.

    2. VSDC Free Video Editor

    A great Windows Movie Maker alternative for anyone with a creative streak

    VSDC Free Video Editor looks less like Windows Movie Maker than Shotcut, but it’s superb if you’re willing to try something new. Video projects are built from video clips, audio files and pictures. Once you’ve selected your source files and put them in order, you can add annotations, effects, cursors, notes, and charts. 

    There’s a lot to experiment with, but thankfully VSDC Free Video Editor includes wizards that walk you through the trickier parts. We particularly like the retro-style filters and animations, which really bring a video project to life.

    Note that you won’t be able to export your project if you’ve used premium features like hardware acceleration, which is enabled by default. You can turn it off by clicking Options (in the top right), selecting Acceleration Options and unchecking ‘Use hardware acceleration for encoding video’.

    VSDC receives frequent updates to add new features, and is an excellent alternative to Windows Movie Maker if you’re interested in getting creative.

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    I think windows movie maker is the best one. I have been using it for my movies editing and it is the best for me and to watch these movies install terrarium tv app on Android.

    August 23, 2017