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Editors' Rating:
Mediocre
Average User Rating:
out of 790 votes out of 129 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1
  • Total Downloads:
    15,591,214
  • Date Added:
    May 17, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,730
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Note: Movie Maker 2.1 is not available separately from the Windows XP service packs. Included in Windows XP SP2 and SP3.

Editors' Review

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Windows Movie Maker 2 is so easy a child could use it--an incredibly patient child born to filmmaker parents who didn't mind restarting this application every few minutes. From the get-go, you get the feeling that this isn't going to be an easy program to like; Microsoft's installer doesn't play nice. It gives the user no input on program location or other options. The plain interface promises simplicity with drag-and-drop storyboard options, though during testing, it was more like drag and freeze. The program typically froze while importing MPG video files. If importing worked, Movie Maker 2 would quit responding when clips were placed on the storyboard. On the rare occasion that our testers made it to the storyboard, the program would freeze when adding one of the numerous effects. There were so many hurdles to creating a short video that no editing seemed preferable to using this software. What's more, uninstalling the program was even more tedious than installing it. It should be no surprise, then, that we can't recommend this freeware for any user.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.6

    out of 129 votes

    • 5 star 17
    • 4 star 26
    • 3 star 17
    • 2 star 24
    • 1 star 45
  • All Versions

    3.1

    out of 790 votes

    • 5 star 239
    • 4 star 144
    • 3 star 102
    • 2 star 77
    • 1 star 228
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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Microsoft
Publisher web site http://www.microsoft.com/
Release Date May 17, 2009
Date Added May 17, 2009
Version 2.1
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Editing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows/XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 15,591,214
Downloads Last Week 1,730
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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