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  1. No way would I call my videos theatrical ! Just simple holiday memories as described in my previous post. No fancy editing except cutting out any dross, adding titles and transitions.
  2. Hi Montezuma, I've been in the Hesketh Arms in the past but don't live near to it, never have, I'm t'other side of Preston but know a few Southport folk. I am really really struggling to find a decent - and free - replacement for WMM but there's nothing so simple and intuitive. I have rejected several and am almost at the point of giving up. Seriously considering buying Adobe. I edit our holiday videos and photos into .wmv format, usually 3 or 4 mins but maybe up to 10, and compile them onto a DVD. I use Windows DVD Maker for that on an old Win7 laptop - another excellent software that's impossible to replace.
  3. Well there were plenty of options, and I used one, but how long will it last ? I got a trial demo pop-up warning as soon as I chose export. Appears to be the same version 6.30 that I had before.
  4. Well, after that last post I went back to my little project and discovered that NO export options are available without getting the paid version. Also the pop-up makes clear it's only for one device, but I have one in UK and another abroad. So I'm afraid it's no good for my purposes. What's more it's annoying that this wasn't made clear before I wasted my time learning to use it. Wouldn't it be fairer and more honest to come clean?
  5. OK thanks again. Think I'll wait and see what I lose after the trial and try some other editors in the meantime. I am reluctant to pay but if I did I'd probably go for Adobe. At worst I can always carry on with WMM.
  6. Hi borate, many thanks for quick reply. So how long is the trial period exactly? I am trialling several free editors with a view to replacing WMM (which I still think is brilliant). If I am going to lose most of VP's export choices then maybe I should give up the trial now? Much depends which ones remain.
  7. Hi all, new user here. VideoPad Free 6.30 Windows 8.1 Managed to create a video using 3 clips and my own titles, software seems great but am confused on couple of points : (1) When I went to Export a pop-up directed me towards a paid version but I was able to dismiss it and continue regardless. So is this a trial version that has an expiry date or is it truly free for home use in perpetuity? If the latter, what features are restricted? (2) I exported in .wmv format and the resulting 3 minute video file is 26.2 MB but exactly the same video created by Windows Movie Maker is 495 MB ! I can't detect any difference in playback quality on my laptop, so what's the reason for the size discrepancy? Thanks in anticipation.
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