Add copyright-free music to your videos.
Adding copyrighted music to your videos without the author’s consent is unethical, illegal and can get you into serious trouble. Fortunately, it is possible to avoid this issue by adding royalty free (copyright-free) music to your videos. Windows Movie Maker is video editing software that is included with Windows Operating Systems. You can use this software to add royalty free music to your videos.
1. Access Windows Movie Maker. Click the “Start” button and click the “All Programs” folder. Click “Windows Movie Maker.”
2. Import the video you want to edit. Navigate to the top of the window, click the “Home” tab and select “Add Videos and Photos.” Choose a video and click “Open.”
3. Import the royalty free music you want to add to your video. Navigate to the top of the window, click the “Home” tab and select “Add Music.” Select a song and click “Open.” Windows Movie Maker will automatically add the music to your video.
4. Edit the music. Under “Music Tools,” click “Options.” Windows Movie Maker will give you the option to shorten or lengthen the audio. This allows you to add the right audio to the right scenes of the video.
5. Save the video to your computer. Click the “Movie Maker” (blue) button on the top of the screen. Point the cursor to “Save Movie” and select “For Computer.” Write a file name and click “Save.”