Movie Maker 8.1 goes free for the next 3 days to celebrate Italy beating England in the World Cup

Movie Maker 8.1

Movie Maker 8.1 is a third-party editing suite for Windows Phone 8.1 hardware running the Preview for Developers. The app usually runs for $1.49 with a free trial and is the first to exploit new API features in Windows Phone 8.1 that allows direct editing of videos on a user's phone. To celebrate Italy beating England in the world cup, the developer has altered the price and is offering Movie Maker 8.1 for free over the next 3 days.

Here are some highlighted features:

  • Full HD 1920x1080 video support
  • No movie duration limits
  • Save and open videos from SD card and OneDrive
  • Titles: font type/color/size, background color/picture/video frame
  • Effects: SlowX10, Gray, FishEye, Pinch, Warp, Kenburns (pan&zoom)
  • Transitions: Fade In/Out/Cross, Slide, Stripe, Twist3D, Fold3D
  • Tools: frame grab, trim, crop, split, move, cut, copy, paste, delete, merge, volume levels
  • Unlimited undo(s) and redo(s)
  • MP4 and MP3 compressor with custom format
  • MP3 audio studio: easily create your mp3 compilation
  • Project save and restore
  • Facebook, Email, Messaging and Office sharing
  • Continue your projects from your pc with Movie Maker for Windows Desktop!

Movie Maker

This is a superb offer and one we strongly recommend everyone take advantage of before the three days pass by.

QR: Movie Maker 8.1

via: Plaffo; thanks to everyone who tipped us!


Reader comments

Movie Maker 8.1 goes free for the next 3 days to celebrate Italy beating England in the World Cup



"oranje" means "plowing" in Serbian (specifically reffering to "plowing the land prior to putting the seeds in").

I'm finding it odly appropriate considering that Netherlands has played BY FAR the best football game so far. An no, Spain didn't play bad... it's just that Robin and a crew have shut down Spain like no one has done before.

Wonna beat "tika-taka"? Well, this is how it's done folks... textbook material.

Again I'm not a Netherlands fan but I didn't see a single team so far that can stop these guys if they keep playing the way they did against Spain.

Oranje indeed.

It would be cool for them to win one. Those guys have provided some good Futbol over the years, but unfortunately have no trophy to show for it.

They only ever won the Europa Cup, not the world cup. 1988 if i'm correct, so not the black and white TV era

Thats cool and all, but why did my Windows Phone 8.1 update last night on my 920? No one is talking about what the update bought?

Thanks Prandelli, Pirlo and Balottelli, not me :D !!!!
If you like this deal and have time, please leave a nice feedback on the Store page :)

Desktop version is free (by Microsoft) the console to let you continue your project from your PC is in beta now, but I have the final version that can upload the project back to your phone too !!
I think I will publish the update this week, with UI updates and a BIG new feature. All news here on wpcentral ;)

Non dimenticare Marchisio ;)

Btw, building this kind of app requires a lot of knowledge on the new media editing APIs and I can't find anything online.

Where did you get all the required infos?

I know how to make something but, for example, adding the text overlay to a video is quite beyond my knowledge of those APIs :/


Get ready pommie for another miserable WC campaign by your pumped up Premier league princesses.


This is awesome by the dev. Double win.

Not if you are Aussie :)

I got plenty of pommy mates and never have they called me a racist :P

Poor England overinflated egos that on the World stage time after time fail.

I feel sorry for Gerard. He is the only player for England that commands RESPECT!!!!!


No 'we' won't. The English football team are an embarrassment.
Become a fan of rugby - you'll have a far more enjoyable time when it comes to World Cup season :)

I think ENG played a much better game yesterday than I've seen in several world cups. That youngster Sterling looks amazing on the ball before he got tired.

We hear that every World Cup. In previous World Cups, they bounced back to their plane after first knockout stage.

Nice. I regret paying for it now. Having said that, it's not that much money.

If I am ever $1.49 off breaking even in life I shall be going after the developer... :P

Thanks for the great offer! Out of interest, why is it not possible to install on SD?

Mainly for a performance reason, I found there is a delay when the app starts from sd so I forced the app to install on internal storage....MM is 7MB only but can both read /save on SD (and OneDrive too) so it should not be a problem I hope....

Do you use FCP(final cut pro)? You can take features inspiration from that software... My brother is a movie editor... He uses it... He is in Italy right now for an event...haha... BTW am a huge Italy fan... Maldini and gattuso are my alltime favourites... And I named my business on Italy... Its called Bellagio... ;)

LOL, they played bad in the opening match, acting out free kicks and penalty. Brazil won't reach the final, mark my words.

Italy beats England in World Cup and we (Windows Phone users) are in for a treat. Who could have thought of that one. #FifaWC2014

Has anybody else noticed that the download settings in the Store have changed a bit with the new update? For instance, if a publisher doesn't allow an app to be installed on the SD Card, previously we had to manually go and change it in the Storage Sense settings. But now it asks permission only for one particular app to be installed in Phone memory, while the default settings ie., SD card destination remains unchanged in Storage Sense.

Huh? That's been like that for a long time (at least for me anyways) when I first noticed it was a few updates back...

Developer preview application is your friend to upgrade to 8.1 pre release version, then you can get the app.

You have to have Windows Phone 8.1. You can upgrade to WP 8.1 via the Developer Preview program if you would like to. Bing "How to get Windows Phone 8.1" and you should find instructions on how to do so IF you want to. If not, just wait until your carrier/phone manufacturer releases WP 8.1 for your device. The 3 day promotion will be over by then but at least you will have Windows Phone 8.1 with little effort.

England to win the world cup.. Thanks for the App though. Right boys since I've got the app you can setup it up. I have all the English developers on standby waiting to give their apps for free. Go smash the lot.

Nice! I don't give a sh*t about the World Cup (yes, I'm European, yes I couldn't care less about football or damn Ronaldo) but I'm glad I'm getting the spoils of whatever happens there :P

Try rebooting your phone I guess? Take into account it's not a 100% stable version yet and a little buggy still

I've watched a lot of dross from England in the past, but it was a great performance last night.  First Italian goal was precision (and a little fortunate), second - you never leave Balliotelli unmarked.  Big credit to Italy though, job well done - here's hoping we both make it through.

Hahahahaha about time I get something outta The World Cup ... Not a soccer fan.
Grazie Signore !
*insert tricolore jets here*

Was facing the same issue here. Make sure you set your apps downloads to "phone memory" and restart the phone. It worked for me ;)

It does not require it, but you can use it to store/load your videos there. The apps itself if 7MB only so I preferred to get it installed on internal storage 4 startup time reason.

He may of meant why does the app require SD access as in the user permissions as terms for download. Nonetheless your reply stands.

That's right. Many of my apps in SD card works way slower than those in phone memory. Although its a ultra fast class 10 SD card.

Add a minimum of two clips,select the second one, then choose SlowX10, Gray, FishEye, Pinch, Warp or
Fade In/Out/Cross, Slide, Stripe, Twist3D, Fold3D.

Thanks you , i realized that Windows phone is the best for making movies. Video editing. Thanks.

While saving it says "short advertisement in trail version"
Edit: reinstall work thanks for such a great app

England had a tough game against Italy and Pirlo's master class of passing. It was a really good game to watch. The equalizer goal was simply a perfect three man link. Sterling's pass was superb, Wayne's cross was spot on and Sturridge's finish was the icing on the cake. England need more of that.

Netherlands had an hell of game against Spain, Costa Rica beating Uruguay and Japan were just indominatable before Drogba was subbed on. This is shaping up to be a pretty good competition.

Lifetime if you download in next 3 days :)
Please leave a nice feedback on the Store page if you like the app...

Thank you for this great offer!
I really enjoyed the match, Pirlo is THE MAN even at the age of 35(!) as far as concerned for Super Mario Balotelli he is going to score big in this World Cup!