iMovie on Windows... Is it possible?

Created by sora_thekey on March 15, 2012, 6:38 p.m.
  • @timay said:
    " I haven't tried it yet but there is a new version of windows movie maker that is part of windows live. Maybe check it out 
    http://download.live.com/ "
    The windows movie maker isnt great i use movie plus.
  • No real way to get iMovie on Windows, and it's very unlikely that Apple will port some of their chief arguments for getting a Mac over to Windows (nor would you want them to, their Windows software tends to be lackluster compared to their Mac software).   
     
    If you're willing to move to higher end software, you have some options on Windows, but there's nothing quite as effective as iMovie for amateur-consumer level work.  You could always get a Mac and run it in Windows most of the time when you aren't working, especially worthwhile if your livelihood somehow depends on working with video-content.  Probably not worth it as a hobbyist though.
  • You can throw OSX into a virtual machine and set that virtual machine to use a good portion of your CPU + memory. Playback might still be a bit slow, as would movie creation, but you *can* run Mac inside of Windows. 
     
    I may or may not screenshot my configuration in a bit. CBA to started up VMWare atm.
  • @sora_thekey: OSX = Mac OSX - Snow Lepoard, the Operating system. 
     
    and CBA is Can't be assed or can't be arsed (if you're british). Basically saying I'm too damn lazy at the moment.
  • Man, I wish. The two things I like most on my work Mac are iMovie and built-in screencapping. And Windows 7's Snipping Tool is good enough for me for the latter, so...
  • @sora_thekey: I think the world would implode. 
  • @sora_thekey: No, actually, I'm pretty sure you wouldn't. Literally. ;)
  • @sora_thekey: 
    ~Throws hands in air~  

    CATACLYSMS YAY!!!!!
  • My Movie Maker always crashes when I put in a format that it struggles with or if it's in HD. So annoying. I try to use Power Director, or anything else, but those occasionally crash as well despite having a pretty powerful computer. Those programs are so flawed...
  • I would recommend Sony Vegas Pro 10 or +

  • @sora_thekey

    There's no ACTUAL iMovie that you can get for Windows but in the new version ofAdobe's Premiere Elements, there's a program so close to it that it might as well be.

    It simplifies all the technical stuff about video-editing and publishing processes.

    More information on it here:

    http://www.adobe.com/products/premiereel/

  • Yeah premiere elements is okay. The one thing I absolutely cannot stand (that I believe they have /finally/ fixed in CS6) is that if you click outside of the program window it pauses playback. So damn annoying.

  • Did anyone else notice the age of this thread? People are answering it like it is new...

  • @sora_thekey:

    http://download.cnet.com/3055-13631_4-10476357.html?&tag=pdl-redir

    I only heart it, but this should nearly the same software, with the same layout, so you would might try that.


  • There's no ACTUAL iMovie that you can get for Windows but in the new version of Adobe's Premiere Elements, there's a program so close to it that it might as well be. It simplifies all the technical stuff about video-editing and publishing processes. More information on it here: http://www.adobe.com/products/premiereel/ To get it though, you can purchase it or download a trial version on previous link at the official website in legal means. It's possible to also get it off various torrent websites but I wouldn't really reccomend it as its illegal and its risky if you don't know what you're doing by accidently acquiring any unwanted viruses. Source(s):