Have you heard of the Windows Movie Maker? Believe it or not, it was Microsoft’s own Video Editing software released in the year 2000 as a default application in Windows Millennium Edition. However, Microsoft discontinued this software in Windows 7, and it is definitely not present in Windows 10. However, searching the Internet Archives, I have got hold of an executable file and tried installing Windows Movie Maker on Windows 10 PC. The results were commendable, and the software still works like a charm.
Windows Movie Maker: A Brief Nostalgia
For those who have not heard of it, Windows Movie Maker was the finest Video Editing software 20 years back when video editing was rarely heard of. The process was quite slow as we were using Intel Pentium 4 computers back then. But as it was the only thing we had, and too free, almost everyone used it for personal or commercial use. The software was upgraded in 2009 and rechristened as Windows Live Movie Maker and added to the Live Essential Suite. It received one final upgrade in 2012 and then was mysteriously discontinued by Microsoft.
The final version of Windows Movie Maker had many extensive features like Xbox 360 playback, a ribbon toolbar, videos could be exported directly to YouTube, record voiceovers, audio mixers, and many others. Although we have much software that can do more than this, the simplicity and ease of operations will definitely attract you. Read on to know where to get Windows Movie Maker as a free download and install it in your Windows 10 computer.
How to Download Windows Movie Maker for Windows 10 PC?
Before discontinuing this software, Microsoft had changed its identity from a solo software and added it a bundle called Windows Live Essentials 2012. Thus, to download Windows Movie Maker for Windows 10, you will have to download the entire suite of Windows Live Essentials 2012, and then choose to install Windows Movie Maker. The other software included in this suite include:
- Photo Gallery
- Movie Maker
- Mail (limited functionality)
- Messenger (does not work)
To get Windows Movie Maker as a Free Download in Windows 10, click on the following link and then locate the link to Windows Executable file and click on it.
Note: This suite is no longer available on the official Microsoft website, and the above link would help you to get the latest version released from the Internet Archive, which is a safe and trustable website.
Steps to Consider while Installing Windows Live Movie Maker for Windows 10 PC & Laptop:
Step 1. Double-click on the executable icon that you have downloaded from the link above.
Step 2. This will begin the installation process, and the first screen would ask you if you wanted to install the entire suite of Windows Essentials in Windows 10 or take your pick.
Step 3. Click on the second option.
Step 4. The next step would ask you to choose which applications you would like to install. Place a tick mark next to the checkbox beside Photo Gallery and Movie Maker.
Step 5. Click on Install.
Step 6. The installation process will begin and take some time to finish.
Step 7. Once the installation process completes, you can now start using Windows Movie Maker in Windows 10.
Note: If the icon is not placed on your Desktop, you can type in the search box on the taskbar.
Some Special Features of Windows Movie Maker in Windows 10.
- Windows Movie Maker has many inbuilt animations that can be used at the beginning of the clips.
- Windows Movie Maker lets the user set visual effects that provide a transitional effect which can be set for a custom duration in a clip and can be previewed before application.
- Windows Movie Maker offers stabilization in the form of Anti-Shake and Wobble correction.
- Users can also change the aspect ratio of the video between 16:9 and 4:3.
- Users can add multiple Photos, Videos and Audio clips and create one feature video out of them.
Your Thoughts on How to Download Windows Movie Maker for Windows 10.
Windows Movie Maker was an efficient software and the best feature above all others that it was convenient to use. It is a wonder why Microsoft abandoned this video editing software in 2012. For those who have used Windows Movie Maker, knew it was a Jewel and would be glad to be able to use it on Windows 10. But for those who have never experienced this software, it is strongly recommended to try out the software once and share your experience with us in the comments section. Also, subscribe to our Systweak Blogs and YouTube Channel for such interesting tech-related information.