Windows Movie Maker Review

Windows Movie Maker XP 2.1    Sep 16, 2010 release

License: Free
Language: English
OS: Win XP
Size: 7.0 MB
Developer: Microsoft Corporation
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by SoftwarePuppy Dec 2, 2013

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Windows Movie Maker is a part of Windows Essentials, it allows creating movies and short videos, adding vivid effects and transitions, making presentations with images and music. It also lets users save videos in WMV and share their works over the Internet.


Windows Movie Maker has a full set of tools for work with pictures, audio files and videos. Supported importing formats are: WMV, MPG, AVI, WMA, WAV, MP3 MP4, JPG, BMP, GIF, 3GP, FLV, MOV, MIDI, AIFF, AAC and SWF. Windows 7 comes without Movie Maker but you can download it anytime since it is 100% free. This software helps to create your own movies, presentations, trailers and other kinds of short videos. You can combine photos and add music to create a slide show, choose transitions, and decide how long every picture should stay in the presentation before it is changed on another one. When making your own video, you can add pictures from PC or camera right into the program, edit your footage, use slow or rapid motion effects, make video go backwards, trim it, fade audio in or out.

Windows Movie Maker themes and effects will help to make your videos unique. Not only does Movie Maker allow editing videos, it allows editing audio and choose themes. It is very easy to manipulate: it supports drag and drop function of adding pictures and scenes, and then "" arrange and edit them. Movie Maker videos can be shared online (on YouTube, Facebook or Skydrive) or recorded on a disc.


  • Easy to use;
  • Works not only with videos but with audios and images;
  • Has a plenty of effects that may be applied automatically.


  • Has only one exporting format "" WMV;
  • Works not on all the Windows OSs;
  • Has a very basic set of editing options.


Windows Movie Maker is a great software for those who like making their own videos quickly without reading manuals beforehand. Program is free and can choose video effects and transitions automatically to make your work even easier.

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