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Windows Live Movie Maker Windows Essentials 2012

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Windows Live Movie Maker is a video editor developed by Microsoft. This download is simple, quick and complete, and it enables you to obtain videos with a professional appearance. In just a few steps, you will be able to create your own motion picture, with your own soundtrack, comments, transitions and video effects.

Add pictures, video clips and music; edit them and create a movie to show it to your friends and family. You can display it on your computer, on a CD or DVD player, or even on a mobile device, and in high quality. You can save and export the final product in suitable formats in order to share it, either via email or through social networks.

Customize quick access toolbar to a faster work
Customize quick access toolbar to a faster work

How to use

The process of using this software is simple: Import the editable issue, edit it, add effects and transitions, export your movie and if you want, share it. Import process is easy. You can introduce videos from a video or digital camera, from a memory card, from DVDs or from your cell phone and other devices. It will be very simple if you learn how to connect devices to Windows Photo Gallery. It allows you to organize files and add tags.

AutoMovie is an automatic tool to edit by adding themes and effects to your editable items

Select the files to be edited, alter their order, make changes to them, split them, define the Start Point and End Point, adjust the playback speed and add transitions and effects. You have at your disposal a wide range of effects and transitions like wipe transitions, video rotation, sepia effects, brushstrokes effect and bright filters. You can also manage the length of the transitions.

Apply effects to the track
Apply effects to the track

Add music and edit it. Set the fade in/out and its intensity, the Start Time or the End Point, the volume, the balance, etc. While you are editing, you can preview what you are changing in real time. Windows Live Movie Maker counts with an Auto Credit Creator, which is based on pictures and video tags, but you can change the credits according to your needs.

AutoMovie is an automatic tool to edit videos by adding themes and effects to your editable items. It works with a single click. Select the theme and effect you like, add music and save it. Once you have finished your movie, share it online. Show your movie by uploading it on MSN Video or downloading the plug-in you need to upload it vto YouTube, Facebook or send it via email.

Windows Live Movie Maker Windows Essentials 2012 Features

These are some of the features of the latest version of Windows Live Movie Maker:

  • This program is a multimedia editor with classic editing tools. You can cut, split, paste, make balance, etc. on your video track
  • This software offers AutoMovie, which is a quick editing tool. This tool provides pre-set themes and effects to apply to your pictures and videos.
  • It has a graphic timeline. You can administrate all the changes in a visual way, by clicking on a file or on the effect to be changed.
  • It provides Auto Credit Creator. This function shows the information on the images’ tags, but created credits are editable.
  • Share online. Once the editing process is finished, you can show your film to your friends via social networks or via email, and even on your portable device.
  • An extra track to narration. Latest versions allow adding another track to voice over, apart from the music track and the one for the audio from video.
  • It offers a wide range of effects and transitions. Windows Live Movie Maker has built-in 60 transitions and 28 video effects to get a movie with a professional look.
  • To avoid copyright problems, latest versions have added free music services: Audio Micro, Free Music Archive and Vimeo Music Store.
  • It supports multiple video, movies, audio and static images formats. WMV, ASF, GIF, MPEG, JPG, MPEG1, MPG, JPE, MP2, M1V, AIFC, AU, WAV, JFIF, AIF, SND, AIFF, ASF, WM, WMA, BMP, JPEG, AVI and MP3.

If you want know more about this software before you download it, check the developer’s website

Adjust the format, choose widescreen
Adjust the format, choose widescreen

System requirements

The minimum system requirements for a correct download and installation are the following:

  • Operating System: Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (32Bit or 64Bit)
  • Processor: 2, 4 GHz
  • RAM Memory: 1 GB
  • Graphic Card: Graphic Card compatible with DirectX 9.0
  • Sound Card: Sound Card compatible with DirectX 9.0
  • HDD Space: 2 GB of free space
  • Others: Internet connection


Windows Live Movie Maker is the evolution of Windows Movie Maker since it has added more progress and tools, but always respecting its signature: It is still a video editor with precise and simple tools, which gives high-quality results.


Create Your Own Unique Presentations and Videos with this program

By Daren Garius

On Friday, August 22, 2014

I like Windows Live Movie Maker because it is a very simple video editing tool that allows me to make my own projects like presentations and share them on the internet. This program is designed for people who do not have the experience in this field and all they want is to make presentable videos or presentations in the easiest way possible. With this program, you can create personal videos and add several effects like background music, images and even text. In addition, you can also integrate on your project the multimedia content that is available online. Personally, this tool is very useful even for first time users since its functions are fairly simple. Also, this program allows me to include different types of video formats in my project so I can manage, organize and edit them based on my preference. I can cut the different scenes, set the beginning and the end and add audio files to create my own soundtrack. Windows Live Movie Maker provides you with everything you need to create interesting and beautiful presentations. With access to wide range of tools, you will never go wrong with this handy application.


  • User-friendly interface with video compatibility
  • Lets you import photos and videos


  • Program is very hard to install
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