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Windows 7: TOTALLY FREE video maker for Windows 7 (apart from Movie Maker)

25 Nov 2012   #1
JBN

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
TOTALLY FREE video maker for Windows 7 (apart from Movie Maker)

Hi guys,

I need an honest to goodness FREE video maker for Windows 7 with features that are way better than Movie Maker (MM).

I've had the following problems with the many applications I've downloaded:

1. hijacked my browsers
2. output vid - has watermarks OR only 30 seconds is free OR pay to download file
3. features are way simpler than MM
4. free for only a specified amount of time

Can't wait to hear your suggestions. I'm tired of getting all these fakers. Thank you.


JBN
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25 Nov 2012   #2
shashikumarbhat

Windows 7 Ultimate X86
 
 

Try DVDVideoSoft. It is free and has many tools.
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25 Nov 2012   #3
JBN

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

hi shashikumarbhat,

thank you very much for your suggestion. in the future, i'm sure i will find something in DVDVideoSoft. but for now, i can't find anything that will enable me to make a video and not simply edit existing videos and/or pictures.


JBN
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25 Nov 2012   #4
JBN

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

hi brink,

hope this message will get to you somehow. i already checked out your FREE Great Programs for Windows 7. unfortunately, nothing suits my needs. i was looking for a video maker a notch higher than Movie Maker BUT free

thanks!

JBN
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25 Nov 2012   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

What kind of 'video making' did you have in mind. A screen capture ?? Or what would be the source of your videos.
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26 Nov 2012   #6
JBN

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

hi whs,

something movie maker-ish in that will allow me to use photos, videos and music. of course, nothing on the pro level because those are not free. i will be making a christmas family video.

thank you.

JBN
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26 Nov 2012   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

For that purpose I would use PowerPoint - you can make all kinds of very fancy animations. But if you do not have the Office package (sells for $89 now), Windows Live Movie Maker is your best bet. Make sure you use the Live MM.

Here are a couple of PowerPoint shows (turn the speakers on) I made with pictures only. But you can mix videos into it.

https://vimeo.com/4085938
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tq3DVK01eP8

Note that these are screen captured PP 2007 shows. In PowerPoint 2010 you can convert them directly to videos which gives you a more fluent quality.
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26 Nov 2012   #8
JBN

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

hi whs,

wow! the vimeo video was nice. the youtube one was private though. anyway, thanks very much for your suggestions. i will give power point a second look. i used it for work before and didn't experiment a lot with it.

cheers,

JBN
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26 Nov 2012   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you have any questions on PP, post back. I do not have all the answers, but maybe a few.
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