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How to install Windows Movie Maker on Windows 10

If you’re looking to download Windows Media Encoder for Windows 10, you can do that by following this link.


Need a lightweight video editing software? Try one of these tools!


How do I download and install Windows Movie Maker on Windows 10?

  1. Download Windows Live Essentials and start the setup.
  2. Make sure to select Choose the programs you want to install option.
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  3. Make sure to select only Photo Gallery and Movie Maker and click the Install button.
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  4. Wait for the installation to finish.

Installing Windows Movie Maker is quite simple, and if you have Windows Photo Gallery installed, you probably have Windows Movie Maker as well since the two are bundled together.

We explained how to install Windows Photo Gallery on Windows 10 and since both applications have identical installation procedure we’ll keep this one brief.

Again, if you have Windows Photo Gallery installed, you most likely have Windows Movie Maker installed as well, so there’s no need to install it.

Once you install the application, you can easily start it simply by double-clicking the Movie Maker shortcut.

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Once the application starts, you can add photos and videos to to your current project. You can also add music from your computer or from several online services.

In addition, you can also add audio narration, sound files, as well your webcam video. Of course, there’s an option to add titles, captions and credits to your movies.

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Another great feature of this tool are its transitions, and we’re pleased to inform you that Windows Movie Maker supports more than 50 different transition effects.

You can set the duration of each transition, and you can even preview the transition effect simply by hovering over it with your mouse.

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In addition to transition effects you can also add visual effects as well. Although this tool has barely more than 20 visual effects, these effects should be enough for basic users.

It’s also worth mentioning that you can use multiple effects simultaneously for some interesting results.

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You can also easily emphasize narration, video, or music, or choose not to emphasize anything. In addition, you can also change the aspect ration between 16:9 and 4:3.

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Of course, you can easily split or trim your clips, and add a starting or end point for them. You can also set sound fade in or fade out as well as the speed of playback.

After you’re done with video editing you can choose between several export profiles or create your own custom profile.

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Windows Movie Maker works without any problems on Windows 10. Although it doesn’t have some of the features that other more advanced applications have, it’s still one of the simplest tools to use for video editing.

If you’re having some audio issues in Movie Maker on Windows 10, take a quick look here and you’ll certainly solve them.

Keep in mind that Windows Movie Maker has been discontinued and Microsoft no longer offers support for it. You will have to deal with any issues that may occur on your own.


Movie Maker crashes on Windows 10? Fix it immediately with these simple steps.


Adobe Premiere Elements

If you are interested in a more capable tool to help you with your projects, we’ve prepared a list of Windows Movie Maker alternatives that will certainly do the job.

One of the best alternatives for video editing is definitely Adobe Premiere Elements that provides Quick and Guided editing modes as a variety of transitions, effects, and objects to the footage when you are editing.

You also can make your videos look great with an easy-to-use interface that will simplify your working process as well with already generated video templates.

Get now Adobe Premiere Elements


Don’t forget to share your experience with Windows Movie Maker in the comments section below and tell us if in 2019 you’re still using it or you’ve found another video tool that meets your expectations.


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