I’ve used Microsoft’s Windows Movie Maker for simple video editing tasks for many years. Over the past few weeks I’ve been organizing and verifying all my video editing software and old projects. This was when I remembered that I’d never been able to get my old Windows XP Movie Maker projects working in the currently available version. Searching around the web it appeared that there was no solution. Then I came up with this simple solution.
- Install the Vista version of Movie Maker from Blaine’s Movie Maker Blog. It will be listed as Windows Movie Maker 6.0 in your start menu.
- Install the current version of Movie Maker from Microsoft. It will be listed as Movie Maker in your start menu.
- Open the old XP Movie Maker project in the Vista version and save it as a new project. You may need to edit the titles.
- Open the New Vista Movie Maker project in the current version and save it as a new project.