Where can I actually find the latest version of Windows Movie Maker for XP?
November 2, 2007 11:13 AM Subscribe
How can I go about getting the latest version 2.1 of Windows Movie Maker for Windows XP? I currently have version 2.0 and have SP2 installed. However, Movie Maker is nowhere to be found on Microsoft Update, despite what Microsoft says.
posted by dustinAFN to Computers & Internet (7 answers total)
I own a Dell laptop which did not have WMM pre-installed. It did come with SP2, however. I was interested in getting started with video editing and located a downloadable version 2.0.3312.0 of WMM on a third-party download site. For the most part it works splendidly, but there are a couple of bugs that are driving me crazy. Namely, if I try to split a clip more than 5-6 times in timeline view, the program abruptly closes itself with no error message whatsoever. It also has a bad tendency to crash when importing MP3s into collections.
According to Wikipedia
, there is a newer version 2.1 for XP SP2. I'd like to think the newer version might fix some of these bugs, even though that may not be the case. According to Microsoft, it is available pre-installed on SP2 or via Microsoft Update. However, it is definitely not listed when I load MS Update (and it is MS Update, not Windows Update). It's also not available under Add/Remove Windows Components in the Control Panel.
So where on earth do I find this alleged version 2.1?
(Bonus question - is there anywhere I might find the oft-recommended but now discontinued Avid Free still available for download?)