Windows Movie Maker
A parody being made with WMM.



Operating system

Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10[1]



Latest stable version

2012 (v16.4.3528.0331)

Windows Movie Maker or (sometime abbreviated to WMM) is a video editing software, included in Microsoft Windows ME, XP, and Vista. It contains features such as effects, transitions, titles/credits, audio track, timeline narration, and Auto Movie. Windows Movie Maker is also a basic audio track editing program. It can apply basic effects to audio tracks such as fade in or fade out. The audio tracks can then be exported in the form of a sound file instead of a video file.

The first version was available for Windows Me in 2000, followed by Windows XP in 2001. Movie Maker 6.0 is the last version to be built-in with the system. In 2008, Its replacement, Windows Live Movie Maker, is was included with Windows Live Essentials, a free download from Windows Live.

The latest 2012 version had its name changed back to Movie Maker, with added functions such as: 

  • Sharing on Skydrive, Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo and Flickr
  • Adding music from Vimeo, AudioMicro and Free Music Archive
  • Recording Narration
  • Emphasis on tracks

On January 10, 2017, Microsoft announced that the Windows Essentials (formerly Windows Live Essentials), including Windows Movie Maker, was reached end of support. For those who have already installed, they can continue to use the software as usual.

In Downfall Parodies

Due to its ease of use and the fact that it was bundled with Windows, it is arguably the most commonly used video editing tool among YouTube users and Untergangers.

Due to this fact, Hitler even nicknamed it "Downfall Parody Maker" once.

The program is still very popular among untergangers making parodies in the traditional style (especially First Generation Untergangers ). However, since the use of special-effects software has become widespread amoungst parody makers (such as Sony Vegas and Adobe After Effects), the importance of Windows Movie Maker has somewhat diminished, as these FX-based softwares can not only produce subtitles, but can create innovative and impressive effects, making them much more appealing than the somewhat basic Movie Maker.

Anyway, Movie Maker is the most suitable video editor for beginners.



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