Microsoft has announced full availability of Windows Live Movie Maker, the latest version of its video editing software for Windows PCs.

Available only as a beta version until now, Windows Live Movie Maker is the successor to Windows Movie Maker 6 and includes the ability to publish directly to YouTube and burn movies to DVD with just a few mouse clicks.

This release is the first Windows Live Essentials application optimised for Windows 7, according to Microsoft, although it will also run on Vista. However, this makes the software unavailable to the vast number of customers still using Windows XP.

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