Video:Add Music in Windows Movie Makerwith Isaac Brody
The right music can add interest and flow to any video. Learn how to add this essential production element to your videos with Windows Movie Maker.See Transcript
Transcript:Add Music in Windows Movie MakerHi, I'm Isaac Brody for About.com Computing.
Today I'll teach you how to add music to projects in Windows Movie Maker. Once you've created your movie in the timeline you may want to add music or sound effects. Music and sound effects are a good way to increase the production value of your film.
Movie Maker Music ImportTo add audio click on the task button, and click on Import Audio or Music, under the Capture Video task. You can also go to File, Import Into Collections, to select audio. This brings up the Import File window. Under file types click the dropdown menu and select Audio and Music Files.
I'll find some of my original music and hit the Import button. Our music is imported into the Collections folder.
If you have a lot of music, click on the collections button and right click on collections and click new collection. I'll rename this collection... music.
Organize Music ImportsNext I'll drag my music file from the general collections folder to the music folder. I do this to keep my collections folder organized. In a project with lots of files it's easy to lose track of files and organizing them into folders helps me keep track of them.
Incorporate Music into TimelineNow I'll drag my music onto the timeline. The music is much longer than my video, so I'll hit the unzoom tool a few times. Next I'll position my mouse on the edge of the music file and drag it to the left to fit my project.
Music Properties- TransitionsYou can right click on the music to change properties. You can mute the music, and add a fade in and fade out to make the music seamlessly merge into the video.
Music VolumeAnd you can adjust the volume.
And that's how you add and work with music in windows movie maker. Thanks for watching. For more information, please visit us online at Computing.About.com
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