Add music to your video
using Movie Maker 2
A music background can really spice up a home movie. Music is easy to apply on your computer
with a program like Movie Maker 2. In fact, this program has as audio track specifically for
music … all you have to do is import a song and drop it onto the music track in the timeline.
It’s really easy.
After your song is in place, you can trim the end of the song (so that it is the same length
as the video) and adjust the volume so it doesn’t drown out your video.
You can use any song for your video, and some are perfect for home videos. Some of these include:
- The Bear Necessities (Disney’s Jungle Book) -- great for the zoo or
any video with animals
- Under the Sea (Disney’s Little Mermaid) -- perfect for the beach or
- Yellow Submarine (Beetles) -- water sports or the aquarium
- I want to ride my bicycle (Queen) – kids on bikes
- Born to be wild -- the ultimate driving music
- The Little Rascals – useful for any kid movie (they just released a
“little rascals” soundtrack that you can find at
Where can you find these songs? Moviemaker 2 can import most sound formats, including MP3
songs … If you already own a CD with a song you like, you can always import that song onto
your computer using Windows Media Player. If you need royalty free songs, you’ll need to find
royalty free CD collection or online buy-out music (these are typically expensive, though).
A simple background music can turn a dull, monotonous video into a snappy musical montage
… you just need to find a song you like and stick it in.
Next: Adding Narration
You can find more
useful home-video "tips and tricks" like this one at Mighty Coach
- they even have an online-video course that teaches you to edit
video on your home computer!