Free alternatives to Windows Movie Maker?

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  • Duane…
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    Hi all,

    For reasons I cannot figure out, WMM has stopped working – when I import video, it just displays a grey box – plays the sound but no image. Tried reinstalling etc etc – no luck.

    Short of reformatting the laptop, any recommendations for any similar software I can try out? I just want to stick a few holiday clips together with a title and music, so nothing fancy required.

    Want to keep vaguely decent quality (I know WMM isn’t great, but I downloaded a trial for something else and it was truly terrible), and no watermarks of course.

    Thanks, Duane.

    (Running Windows 7 if that makes any difference)

    How techy are you?

    You could install Linux as a dual boot and run Kdenlive which is a well featured video editor.

    It’s a bit of work but powerful and free!

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Sounds like a corrupted codec. Try installing one from this site and see if it fixes the problem?

    http://www.free-codecs.com/k_lite_codec_pack_download.htm

    Duane…
    Member

    Not overly techy I’m afraid.

    Scotroutes, any idea on which one I should install? (sorry – see above!)

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Go for 9.8.0 – Full. That should be the most up to date and most complete.

    robbo
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    Serif MoviePlus trial is quite good – it just restricts the output file types alloweduch like wmm.

    Duane…
    Member

    Installed codecs – nae luck 🙁

    Robbo – thanks, will look into it.

    Trampus
    Member

    Download Ubuntu Studio from HERE and run the dvd ‘live’, ie without installing it. Has a great video editor built in, Openshot, and some other good stuff! 🙂

    Duane…
    Member

    Right, installed MoviePlus, seems pretty decent, think I’ll have to spend £5 on the codec pack as it won’t let me import GoPro mp4 files.

    _tom_
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    Lightworks beta.

    Duane…
    Member

    Had a lay around with Lightworks a while back, for now I just want something simple I can quickly check edits together with, maybe in the future I’ll try learn how to use LW!

    Premier Icon aracer
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    Recently I’ve been using VirtualDub combined with AviSynth. A bit techy as it’s all done with scripts rather than with a gui, but incredibly powerful (and actually quite simple to use).

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