Keep Windows Movie Maker Available for Download after January 10

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Microsoft plans to discontinue Windows Movie Maker next week and make it impossible to download on January 10, 2017. We recommend that Microsoft keep Movie Maker available! Visit this Microsoft Forum and tell them you don't want them to kill off Movie Maker:


Since 2000, Windows has offered an easy-to-use, moderately powerful movie making tool that - along with YouTube and many other factors - would see the proliferation of hilarious, tragic, heartwarming, hilarious, and informative online videos. As the video-building app evolved, so did our society, to the point that we have come to rely heavily on online streaming.

YouTube is called "social" media because it helps us engage with each other and the world around us. Windows Movie Maker helps us produce videos and engage with us. While there are several expensive and upscale video production apps like Adobe Premiere, Windows Movie Maker is free, accessible, and well-known. It empowers casual Internet users to share our thoughts quickly and energetically. The world NEEDS Movie Maker.

Keeping Windows Movie Maker will also benefit Microsoft. They have had serious competition from Apple since about 2005, and Movie Maker is one of the things that has helped them more or less keep up with Apple. However, Movie Maker has sat stagnantly the past 4 years while iMovie continues to improve; worse, Microsoft is planning to kill it off altogether on January 10 for some strange, unexplained reason.

They've been doing so well with the Surface line, 3D object support, Xbox and Skype integration, and much more. That makes this decision by Microsoft feel like a million steps back from what they have accomplished. They have the technology to modernize Movie Maker, let alone the ability to keep it available as. In fact, Microsoft twice promised that the WOULD make Movie Maker available in the Windows Store "soon." However, "soon" will apparently not be coming by the time they remove the download from the web, if it ever comes at all. Because of the importance of Movie Maker to casual Windows video makers, we ask Microsoft to leave the download up until they publish it in the Windows Store. To let Microsoft know you stand with Windows Movie Maker, sign this petition and check out the feedback forum.

Microsoft collects tons of feedback and has shown that they take it seriously, especially when there it comes in an avalanche.

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