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Saturday, December 17, 2011

How to Add Music to YouTube Videos

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YouTube and Google Video are two of the popular websites for video sharing, but there are also a slew of other sites where users can upload videos they create or videos they want to share, such as Metacafe and DailyMotion. Now, how do you go about adding music to the videos you upload to these sites? Read on to learn how you can do this in just several simple steps.

There is a plethora of software out there that can be used to add music to videos, such as Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro. But of course, not all users can afford to purchase programs like these, especially as they are geared more toward the professional user. But the regular or casual user need not despair! The good news is that there is a very useful tool that comes free with Windows, with no additional software purchases needed. Windows Movie Maker is a simple video editing application that is installed by default on Windows machines. This tool makes adding music and editing videos a breeze. Just run it and you're good to go!

So how exactly do you add music to a video clip? It's actually pretty simple. Here's a guide to help you get started with adding music to your videos.

Run Windows Movie Maker, and open a new project.
Click File, and then Import into Collections (alternatively, just press "Ctrl+I") to import the media files (videos, music, images).
Once the files are imported, you simply drag them onto the timeline utilized by Movie Maker (at the bottom part of the window).

Using the timeline, users can conveniently add visual effects (such as fade-in effects) to the video, which is located on the "Video" bar.
To add music to the current video, simple drag the appropriate music file to the "Audio/Music" bar. Using the timeline allows the user to adjust when the music will start, or synchronize it with video. You can also set the music fade in or fade out, in addition to setting volume levels (in case you want it to play more in the background)
Users also have the option to add narration to the video, if they have a microphone connected to their system.
Once the music has been added, you simply save the project (usually as a new video file) in the format of your choosing.

YouTube works with a lot of video formats, and some of the most common are .AVI files (which might be the same file type as your source video), although YouTube allows users to upload other popular video file types, such as .WMV, .MOV, MPEG, .MP4, DivX, .FLV, and .OGG files.

Once you have saved the project, you are now ready to upload your new video, with your own choice of music, to the video sharing site of your choice!

Adding music to your YouTube videos and videos for other sites is actually a whole lot simpler than you used to think. With a simple and easy-to-use tool, any Windows user can easily add music to their videos.

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Yippee Daniel said...


May 9, 2014 at 3:13 PM
Rochkirstin Santos said...

We always use Windows Movie Maker because we can't afford to pay for the ones that are for pros.

May 9, 2014 at 7:29 PM
Clarissa said...

Wow, I really find this helpful since I've been practicing video making with Windows movie maker. Thanks for posting :) I've also joined so, if you'd like you can drop by my site as well. Here's the link:

May 10, 2014 at 2:42 AM
Katherine Bartlett said...

Thanks for this. I needed to know how to do this

May 10, 2014 at 11:26 PM
Franc said...

Music can really make youtube videos better.

May 11, 2014 at 9:04 AM
Craigjacob said...

The timing of this post couldn't been any better since i was contemplating on creating videos

May 17, 2014 at 10:24 PM
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