We bring you a short list with the top 11 alternatives to Movie Maker so you can edit your videos in Windows 10. Even today, we all remember with nostalgia the mythical Movie Maker, a simple editor that you can still install on Windows 10, although it has been years since it stopped receiving support, and may not work well.
Therefore, today we bring you in list format what we consider the 11 essential alternatives among the best free video editors for Windows 10. We already have several lists of this type, but in this one we will prioritize the easiest to use programs. In addition, we put it in list format so you can choose the alternative you want as quickly as possible.
11 alternatives to Movie Maker
Here is the list with the best alternatives to Movie Maker for Windows 10, all of them free and easy to use. In the list, in addition to the name we will give you a small description, and we will attach the link so you can download it.
- Shotcut: Possibly one of the best free alternatives you can find. It is open source and multiplatform, and supports hundreds of audio and video formats and codecs, as well as different video codecs. It has multiple timelines, filters, texts, the possibility of taking screenshots, audio and webcam, and supports resolutions up to 4K. You can download it from Shotcut.org.
- OpenShot: An easy to use video editor, quick to learn and with multiple possibilities, free and multiplatform. It has an interface that invites you to drag the content from one place to another, and allows you to add watermarks, resize clips, cut them, rotate them or add transitions among many other things. You can download it from OpenShot.org.
- KDEnlive: A cross-platform open source application, and with support for all FFmpeg formats. It allows multi-channel video/audio editing, has keyboard shortcuts, the ability to create titles, numerous effects and transitions, numerous effects and hardware support. You can download it from OpenShot.org.
- Lightworks: One of the most complete editors on the market, although it loses positions compared to others because its free version does not have support for 4K, and lacks advanced options. But it does have a modern interface and the basic features you can ask from any video editor for beginners. You can download it at Lwks.com.
- DaVinci Resolve: And since we’re talking about paid apps with a free version, a list of video editors can’t afford not to include this one. Its free version has tools for editing processes, visual effects, graphic animations, color grading and audio post-production, although it is a bit more complex and advanced. You can download it at Blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve.
- VSDC Video Editor: Another program that is also a bit more complete, although with a simple to understand interface. In its free version, you have filters “a la Instagram” and transitions to the videos, with options to alter the light and apply video and sound effects. You can download it at Videosoftdev.com.
- Wax: A veteran video editor distributed as freeware, and that despite a not too modern look has many simple options. It allows you to edit videos by adding various sources to the timeline, as well as adding numerous effects. You can download it at Debugmode.com/wax.
- VirtualDub: Free software tool compatible with any version from Windows 98 onwards. It stands out above all for its compression capacity, the divisions and the possibility of adding different video tracks as Movie Maker did. Its only problem is that it has some problems with modern formats such as mp4. You can download it at Virtualdub.sourceforge.net.
- MiniTool MovieMaker: An application that drinks a lot from the aspect that Movie Maker had, with its timelines and its simple interface. You can trim and retouch your videos, add transitions, titles, zoom effects and the possibility to control its speed. You can download it at Moviemaker.minitool.com.
- ivsEdits: A flexible and modular editor that supports high resolutions like 4K. It is a paid application, although its free version has few limitations, although you will have to register to download it. The difference between paid and free versions is in the amount of effects, the multi-camera or the formats in which you can save the video. You can download it at ivsEdits.com.
- Windows Video Editor: The Windows Photos app has an option called Video Editor, and it’s pretty much the same as Movie Maker. In this kind of hidden application, you will be able to add the videos you want to create a composition. It is very simple, but you can add text, videos and more elements, and it comes preinstalled on your computer. It is the one we have used as the header image for the article.