What is a better alternative to Windows Live Movie Maker for creating slideshows?

March 12, 2014
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I make a lot of slideshow movies that I post on YouTube but Windows Live Movie Maker is horrid for it. Its completely and utterly broken and unusable. The song starts at 00 on panel 1, and plays through the next 40 or so panels fine, however if I want to listen to it starting from panel 2 or any other panel except one then the play back will be pretty much from a random point in the song. This makes syncing up the song with the change of frames impossible. I either need a way to fix this or an alternative free slideshow program that lets me do what I want to do.

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  1. Abilash A
    March 24, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    Picasa is even faster

  2. Abilash A
    March 24, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    Corel Video Studio and Adobe Premiere Pro

  3. Oron J
    March 14, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Or you could create your slideshow in PowerPoint and save it as a video. For PowerPoint 2010, see instructions herehttp://office.microsoft.com/en-gb/powerpoint-help/turn-your-presentation-into-a-video-HA010336763.aspx , for earlier versions you'll need a PPT to movie converter, many of which are available on the internet.

  4. Dev M
    March 13, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Thanks a lot!

  5. Alex T
    March 13, 2014 at 10:11 am

    Several good (and cheap) video editors are listed here: http://vegasaur.com/video-editing-software
    If you prefer free software, go here: http://www.vagueware.com/top-10-best-free-video-editing-software-for-windows/

  6. Ben S
    March 13, 2014 at 3:23 am

    If you're looking for a free program, I'm a fan of VideoPad Video Editor. It's a free video editor for Windows that's much more versatile than Movie Maker. It's completely free, though it will nag you on startup to make sure it's being used solely for personal use. I've used it to edit video game clips together with some audio changes and like it a lot. It's not made solely for slideshows, but I think you'll like what you see!

  7. Rajaa C
    March 13, 2014 at 3:22 am

    EZVID from http://www.ezvid.com/ . Go at the bottom of the page, but it does ask for a US $9 minimum as donation before allowing to download.

    • Ben S
      March 14, 2014 at 4:27 pm

      I'd have to vote against EZVID. I used it to record gameplay while playing through Ocarina of Time and it looked terrible. The frame rate skipped, a random black box appeared for a few seconds, and the available music was lame. There are much better alternatives.

  8. Xoandre M
    March 13, 2014 at 3:09 am
  9. Mario
    March 13, 2014 at 1:33 am
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