I used to talk about the free video editing software that came with every Windows computer.
Not anymore. it’s gone… officially.
Here are things you need to know about the late Windows Movie Maker and the alternatives.
- Movie Maker was officially discontinued on January 10, 2017.
- The old download link used to be… http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-live/movie-maker
- The free download is no longer available at the official Microsoft website.
- Microsoft recreated a new dumbed-down video editing app and released it in late 2017.
- The new “feature-poor” app can be found in Microsoft Photos for Windows 10.
There is hope though for those of us who love the functionality of Windows Movie Maker.
- Someone made the downloads available here… https://www.windows-movie-maker.org Download at your own risk.
- The is also the archive of the original download packaged with the full Windows Essentials… http://web.archive.org/web/20170112124505/http:/wl.dlservice.microsoft.com/download/C/1/B/C1BA42D6-6A50-4A4A-90E5-FA9347E9360C/en/wlsetup-all.exe This is the safer download.
- The last and latest version number is 16.4.3528.0331
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Since Movie Maker is longer being updated, it’s time to look for alternatives.
Here’s a list of free video editing software.
If you are going the professional route, then try these three popular choices.
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