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windows movie maker question

Postby mintyed on Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:22 am

is there a movie maker application that can read play and edit Windows Movie Maker (WMM) files.

As kdenlive is very similar in look and feel I wonder if there is an ADD-ON to convert, edit and run WMM files (like OpenOffice does a good Job converting and reading MS Office files). this would be great for Linux users of all shapes and sizes, especially us newbies.
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Re: windows movie maker question

Postby Ripose on Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:00 am

You could start with VLC, below is part of the Synaptic Description.
VLC is the VideoLAN project's media player. It plays MPEG, MPEG2, MPEG4,
DivX, MOV, WMV, QuickTime, mp3, Ogg/Vorbis files, DVDs, VCDs, and multimedia
streams from various network sources.
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Re: windows movie maker question

Postby mintyed on Wed Apr 01, 2009 5:48 pm

Ripose wrote:You could start with VLC, below is part of the Synaptic Description.
VLC is the VideoLAN project's media player. It plays MPEG, MPEG2, MPEG4,
DivX, MOV, WMV, QuickTime, mp3, Ogg/Vorbis files, DVDs, VCDs, and multimedia
streams from various network sources.


You not get what i mean. I need an app like windows movie maker to make and convert there files so i can use and edit them. i know that any video player can play them usually.
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Re: windows movie maker question

Postby rlindsey0 on Wed Apr 01, 2009 5:53 pm

Have you looked into Avidemux, Cinelerra, or Kino? Or have you considered seeing if you could run WMM in Linux under WINE?
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Re: windows movie maker question

Postby kwisher on Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:35 pm

Winff is a nice GUI front-end for ffmpeg. It should be able to convert your movie maker file to avi or dv format so that you can edit them in Linux.
The instructions suggested Windows XP or better, so I installed Linux :)
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Re: windows movie maker question

Postby mintyed on Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:41 pm

Thanks all. I will let you know how i get on.
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