MovieMaker 2.0: the best alternative to the Windows video editor?

Windows Movie Maker is part of the history of computing. The popular program to edit Windows videos was one of the most used thanks to being free and easy to use. There are currently much better alternatives , which is why Microsoft stopped supporting it. In addition, it integrated some of its functions in Windows 10 Photos, where we can make small videos. Luckily, a new program mixes the best of both worlds: MovieMaker 2.0 .

MovieMaker 2.0: a complete alternative to Windows Movie Maker

MovieMaker is a program developed by MiniTool for Windows. Even if you use the same name as the Windows Movie Maker, keep in mind that it is not the same program. That of this new program is written together. In order to use it, it is necessary to have Windows 7 or later, 8 GB of RAM, an Intel i5 or later processor, 10 GB of storage, and an Intel HD 5000, NVIDIA GTX 700 or AMD Radeon R5 or later graphics card.

The program is completely in English , being one of the few hits that we can find. Installing it is very simple, since we download an installer that then downloads the latest version of the program from the Internet.

As soon as we open it, we find a dark interface (point in favor) with several templates on which we can start creating videos, such as photo albums, Christmas cards, trips, weddings, etc. In the case of wanting to go directly to the advanced section, we can skip the templates and start creating us from scratch.

Thus, we can choose between basically creating two types of content: a photo album, or a video. We can insert a wide variety of photos, videos and audios with formats such as PNG, JPG, MP4, MOV, MP3 or M4A. To start editing it is necessary to introduce multimedia content to work on. Once the uploads, you can start interacting with it by adding filters, temporarily readjust it however you want, add text, transitions, etc.

We have many formats to export, although we are limited to Full HD

The transitions are quite easy to put, all having a predetermined duration of 1 second, although we can then adjust them to our liking. To export the files we have formats such as MP4, AVI, MOV, WMV, GIF, MKV, TS or WEBM. The maximum final resolution of the videos is 1920 x 1080 pixels, using codec h264_nvenc or libx264, where we can also choose the final bitrate.

The interface lacks to be something more intuitive, since we cannot drag videos to put them, nor can we drag those that we have imported, having to press the buttons with the mouse, nor does it work to delete to delete elements such as text or cuts in the video. It should also be noted that the program has been hung up twice after importing a video, so it is advisable to save frequently if we do not want to lose the entire project.

In short, a simple program that can take us out of more than a hurry, but that still needs to polish some aspects such as stability or interface. You can download MovieMaker 2.0 in this link .