Didn't find any relevant question here, except for this one - the answer highlights what I already suspected.
Basically, several people online complain about the errors Windows Movie Maker / Live Movie Maker has. I personally have experienced the following, and I have a modern computer:
- Program freezes and on reloading loses all links/cuts/effects on the videos
- Adding a new video to the timeline causes program freeze (and above issues)
- Trying to recover the .wlmp file is fruitless, and on my case wasted around 4h of editing on a specific video (15GB of Gopro footage)
I'm a technical person, and I got lost in the several tips&tricks websites...and eventually gave up.
I really don't need any sophisticated editing suite. I only perform cuts and add background music....really the bottom end of the video editing food chain.
Is there a specific hardware platform that they're targeting, are they having trouble supporting big HD files? Why is a basic modern product from one of the top software companies in the world so flawed?
I hope I'm not being unfair.