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Offline rmbarbosa

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a substitute to windows live movie maker
« on: April 07, 2017, 12:55:55 PM »
Hi! Just February ago I used to make my videos using windows live movie maker. I liked to put some photos of my sons and great sons and then I put one of musics played by me.
In February, Microsoft discontinued windows live movie maker. So, I signed windows movie maker, but it doesnt run well in my system (windows vista).
I tried somke others programs but...
Anyone could me suggest a good video editor, similar to windows live movie maker?
I would apreciate a lot.

Offline kalospiano

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Re: a substitute to windows live movie maker
«Reply #1 on: April 07, 2017, 01:54:26 PM »
I tried downloading a couple of free programs but my computer is so old that it's not able to run them decently, so I tried an alternative solution.

If you have an android smartphone, you could install a couple of free apps like Adobe Clip or FilmoraGo (the latter seems to have a couple of bugs, while the former seems to not allow to put text in the video, but I guess these might both get solved with future updates).

I think in some ways these little apps are better than WLMM. Give them a try, they might work just fine for what you need.

Offline indianajo

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Re: a substitute to windows live movie maker
«Reply #2 on: April 07, 2017, 02:45:31 PM »
Microsoft like many defunct computer companies (DEC used to dominate the small engineering market, dead), likes to force its customers to update their software and their hardware.  Windows XP and later was incompatible with boards that would run WIN 98 my tech told me.  For certain, DLL files were given the same name and made incompatible between XP & 98, so that Office 98 wouldn't run on XP.  More recent examples I can't give, I fired Microsoft about 2001. 
I run Ubuntu flavor of Linux on my PC's. This is a free operating system.  There is a version specifically made for editing sound and video files, ubuntustudio which comes from that url followed by .org
If you computer was suitable for Vista, I suggest it is not compatible with the latest versions of ubuntustudio.  Unlike microsoft, you can still download the old versions.  I suggest something like revision 11.  The ubuntu website doesn't list it, but search engines can find it. 
I don't like the user interface on ubuntustudio14 so to view sound & video I am using the lightweight version lubuntu13 from lubuntu.org  Ubuntustudio14 can't erase usb sticks that are full already. 
You'll need a DVD recorder, IMHO, for anything later than ubuntu8.  I've found USB sticks to be unreliable, locking up with trash on load 2 or 3. 
Another version of linux that is popular is the redhat op systems.  these can also be downloaded, and old versions are available on mirror sites.