25 replies on 12 things you can do with the Video Editor from Windows 10

  1. Bill Yovino says:

    It doesn’t seem as flexible as Movie Maker. You don’t have much control over title text other than selecting styles from a menu. I can’t find a way to add transitions, like crossfades between images and video scenes. There is also no Help that I could find. It appears that they just slapped this together with very little effort. Movie Maker was significantly more robust.

    • Will says:

      I agree. I am trying to extend my audio selection to the duration of the project. I cannot find an option to this. This is not a good app at all. Movie maker was much better.

  2. Bob says:

    unlike Windows Movie Maker I was unable to fade In and Out Photos and music.

  3. RLN says:

    I have been using Movie Maker for longer than 10 years and feel like it was easy to use, flexible enough for my applications, and improved with every show I produced. It was very disappointing to find it is no longer available and beyond frustrating why they would decide to discontinue the app. The Video Editor espoused herein is not even close to being usable for the scale I need and it annoys me every time I attempt to make it work.

  4. rina friedma says:

    unfortunately you can save the video only as MP4, which is a problem.

  5. Jill says:

    I want to remove some segments of a movie I made. That is not possible with this app it seems.

  6. K Pradeep Kumar Reddy says:

    How to add background music only to title card and end card, not for the entire duration of the video ??

  7. aj says:

    Bring back Movie Maker…!!!!

  8. Kathy says:

    I may be doing something wrong but the Exporting seems to take FOREVER!

  9. Donna says:

    This is a joke. Great for pics of the grandkids, but totally useless for anything else. Nothing says amateur like falling leaves and sparkles! Discontinuing moviemaker was another in a growing catalog of dumb ass ideas from Microsoft

  10. Mike says:

    This is way more complicated to use than the old live movie maker. Can’t even quickly set start and end points without using complicated set points. I guess these Microsoft wizzards thought everyone wants to make professional movies. My opinion is that they really Fked up when closing down 7 and not keeping the old editor

  11. Curt Baker says:

    With movie maker I could do transitions between clips, fade in and fade out, click and drag text anywhere, etc. Video Editor will not do any of that. So why is it better?? Can’t even take screen shots with Video Editor. Please explain! Thank you.

  12. James says:

    how to stabilize the video? There is function in Apple and android phone. I cannot find it in Window 10

  13. Julie M says:

    I have just created a new video using my photos on your Photo App. One disappointing feature is the fact that it is not ChromeCast enabled and I am now unable to play this video through my TV.???? Please correct me if I am wrong. Otherwise program OK.

  14. Mitch says:

    It used to be ok but as with most things, when its working good or better, it gets changed and turns not so good. Windows 10 Movie maker used to be so easy to use, chop and change stuff but for the life of me and I dont know why but Microsoft changed it and now its harder to use. All the easy stuff is now gone. If it is there, then they have moved it and hidden it well. Out of 10? In the past would’ve gone a 8/10 but now a 1/10

  15. Jane says:

    useless without a timeline for syncing titles with music

  16. MIchael says:

    You say: “The images and title cards that you add to a video project have a default display duration of 3 seconds. However, sometimes, you might want to display them for shorter or longer times. Video Editor lets you adjust that time: select the title card or image and click/tap on Duration.”

    My experience has been that the text on title cards fades out after 3 seconds regardless of how long you set the duration for. I discovered a work-around however, which entails setting the duration for the title card to 2 seconds, then copying and pasting the title card in a continuous string as many times as needed. The text will flow seamlessly if it is set to 2 seconds, but not for 3 seconds, since it fades out. Hope that helps.

    • Ciprian Adrian Rusen says:

      That is a bug. Don’t hesitate to report it to Microsoft, using the Feedback Hub from Windows 10. They should fix it.

  17. G Irwin says:

    I love this program, hope it doesn’t go away anytime soon. There are glitches in it but overall I really enjoy working with it. Thank you

    • Ciprian Adrian Rusen says:

      It can be useful indeed, and so far Microsoft doesn’t have any plans to phase it out.


    How to extend duration time on video?

  19. Janice O'Malley says:

    I am using Video Editor for the first time and never used anything other than Smilebox in the past. I’m creating a slideshow for my mother’s memorial service next month. Smilebox now wants $140 for me to use their service without a watermark covering people’s faces in my photos to I went searching on the internet. I had no idea I had Video Editor on my PC! I figured out how to use it and my slide show is done unless I want to add more; perhaps a short video. I’d like to add my Mom’s photo to the title card but I haven’t figured out how to do that. Thank you for this wonderful software. I hope when it’s complete I can save it as an MP4.

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