What Are Some Windows Movie Maker Alternatives ....(15 posts)
There are a TON out there... but basically it depends on what input files you have and what you want to produce?
I'm using a few, depending on need and amount of 'work' needed to be done?
Sothink's Movie DVD Maker
An OLD version of Nero
I do have others, but those 3, depending on what needs to be done (from simple conversion to extensive cutting, overlays, and adding music/sound overs).
definitely two guys that id hoped to hear from ...
thanks for chiming in. sorry not following up sooner ...
ill read a little more about the ones you mentioned. but something ispalten mentioned raised another question - is it possible to expect any of the ones mentioned (do one of these?) allow editing, ie; splitting, merging, adding audio, removing audio, transitions, effects, etc.,etc.. WITHOUT having to set all the parameters for the final output all over again.
ispalten - you said "it depends on what input files you have" - so lets say i have .mp4's, now is it realistic to expect to want to do all the editing i mentioned above and keep the original files parameters (*compression, *frame rate, *aspect ratio, *container, etc.,etc..).
basically i dont want to have to learn the science behind each of the parameters i mentioned (*) but simply be able to do what i want, finish the project and move on.
will check out the suggestions you guys made - any other are much welcomed.
thanks for the feedback guys.
okay so four converters later and format factory produced the results that i might not find too bad compared to the original.
( shhhh - i have a bunch of these stashed in a folder that i have created portables of from when they've become available on GAOTD, so i tried Format Factory, Aiseesoft Total Video Converter, WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe, Wondershare Video Converter Platinum )
all of them, though failed to produce what to my eye, i would consider the same quality in the wmv format as the .mp4.
and see thats where i have a problem with. it would be nice if the settings were truly automatic and copied from the original source file.
i can assure you that neither did that. i had all the original files properties opened for me to view in a different window (using mediainfo).
but ff produced the closest to my eyes satisfaction. so i will play with that a a little.
in the meantime - will also check out the suggestions made before as id rather skip this step of converting to a different format (and losing quality) only to settle for what WMM has to offer. personally feel like im ready for something else anyway with a little more power and features and input / output "umph!' if you know what i mean. ..
will post back to let you guys know how i get a long. thanks again for the feedback. oh and thanks for the link to your vid too Wolfman.