I have several mpeg or avi format home movies of my familes. I want to trim and combine some movies. Basically, moviemaker allows me to do all this and it is free. HOWEVER, it is very...very slow (~650 MB movies). It takes forever to upload it...and forever to save the edited file. Is this normal? I still want to keep the same avi/mpg extension...or whatever can make the files look good with less MB (don't know much in this area either). I also dont plan on making DVD's with them, i just want to keep them on my machine. Im willing so spend the big bucks to save money in the time area. Is there another editor that i can buy that does the exact same thing and is MUCH quicker?