Microsoft’s Windows Movie Maker is a user-friendly and easy to use video editing application whose first version as released back in 2000 as a part of Microsoft’s Windows Essential Software suite. Whereas the latest version was released in 2012, Microsoft is now planning to end support for all its Essential applications on January 17, 2017.
While the Windows 10 developing team is showing tremendous effort in integrating and building various features in native services such as Photos, Mail & Calendar, Movies & TV, Groove Music and other, there still remains a few bits and pieces missing to make the Windows 10 user experience comprehensive.
In light of competing operating systems doubling down on the inclusion of video capturing/ editing software packaged with their core experience, Microsoft’s decision to leave its Movie Maker app for PCs in the proverbial dust with its Windows Essential software has become a painstaking sore spot for some users.
But there is now a beam of hope: Windows Central’s notes uncovered a partial update Microsoft made to a support page that reveals the company is considering launching a “Movie Maker” application in the Windows Store for Windows 10 users, with the application having the same or improved features compared to the previous version of Movie Maker. Also, it would be compatible with all PC and mobile devices running Windows 10.
No other details about this Movie Maker for Windows 10 have been provided, will be interesting to see what direction the Windows team takes in developing this app.
Whether we’ll find a whole new software developed from scratch for the Universal Windows Platform or a simple conversion application now via Desktop App Converter / Centennial Project?
We also know Microsoft is working on a slightly revamped taskbar for Windows 10 Redstone 2 update which will also add night mode so it all just seems exciting for Windows fans going forward.