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I've been using windows movie maker, but it seems to be lacking in the cut and splice category. They have that trim feature, but it seems to want to trim everything but what you actually want to cut out of the movie. Kinda lame. Even if there is some other way of doing it, its not very user friendly and its not very apparent. So I'm looking for a better free program that can do this, as well as convert the finished file to something any common DVD player can play.
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post #2 of 9
I am wondering same thing great question subbing this thread to see what other say. I use WMM currently as well as YT editor for my videos that are 720p since I don't need fancy titles or anything else but if theirs a free program to do H.264 720p editing I wanna know.
    
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Well, I do not know any truly functionaly free video editor, but to be honest I use the version of wmm that came with xp. It is truly impresive what can be done with it using custom profiles to encode 1080p and their is also thousands of effects that can be downloaded for free that make it worth while to use in my opinion.
    
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You talking about just "Windows Live movie maker"? If it could cut and splice properly, and do "fast forwards" inside a vid, then I'd be happy to just use it. Cause it has everything else I need. I think. It also needs to be able to merge videos files, and convert them to a file that will play in any DVD player once burned to a CD or DVD.

I just want to be able to make decent videos. I want to be able to burn them to discs for my family and friends, and have them be well made enough for youtube.
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That uses the command prompt.
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Well I settled on windows movie maker, for now. Only thing I need now is a burning program that doesn't turn the sound quality to... poop when its burning the file to disc. I finished editing a trial vid, and when I'm watching it on the computer the sound is fine. But once I burn it to disc, and pop it in the dvd player, the sound goes to he11. There are popping noises and my voice is quite muffled. Any idea how to get around this? I heard its the burning software that is usually responsible.
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Well its not exactly free, but VideoPad from NCH Software is an amazing program and if your only trying to complete one project, then their trial should be enough for you:
http://www.nchsoftware.com/videopad/index.html
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I found Free Video Dub ( http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/products/dvd/Free-Video-Dub.htm ) that does trimming great for mpg files.
Not sure how it works on making DVD's (or even if it can at this poiint since I am saving video to a server only with it).

Worth a look see for trimming for sure though.
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