Make a lyric video using Windows Movie Maker

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Doing a nice lyric video for your favorite songs is a great way to be creative. You can upload it right away to your YouTube channel to collect a vast number of accumulating views. I used to do lyric videos, especially if I wanted to impress the girl that I was courting, using their pictures, song and lyrics to put in my slideshow. Windows Movie Maker is a great tool, and suitable for any beginners who want to start a simple video production without having any skills. So let's get started.

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Instructions

  1. 1
    Download Windows Movie Maker.
    If you have Windows Movie Maker already, just ignore this step. If not, then you can download the software here and it's free -- http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-live/movie-maker#t1=overview (Note: This is the new and updated version of Windows Movie Maker, so expect some differences from the old user interface.) See the screenshots below .
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  2. 2
    Open Windows Movie Maker.
    Open it to start your project.
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  3. 3
    Add a Background.
    From your home tab, click the "Add videos/add photos menu" and browse until you find the background file you desire.
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  4. 4
    Add a Video Title.
    To do this, click the home tab, then look for the title icon and click it. Write your title and you're done. Look at the screenshot to follow my instructions.
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  5. 5
    Add Music to Your Project.
    Go to your home tab, then click "Add music", and browse any song file that you want from your PC. Follow the instructions below.
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  6. 6
    Set Your Time Duration.
    Your time duration will actually be based on how long your song is. You can do this by going to your edit tab and setting your desired duration. If you want to make it more precise and exact, you will need to know the duration of your song track.
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  7. 7
    Add Subtitles or Lyrics.
    Again, hit your tab menu and click the "Caption" icon above. Synchronize your subtitles to your song lyrics by going to your edit tab and changing the start time of your lyrics.
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  8. 8
    Add Transitions.
    Click the text in your presentation and go to your "Visual effects" tab, and apply your desired or suitable effects to your presentation. There are a lot of effects for you to choose from. Look at the screenshots below.
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  9. 9
    Add Animation.
    This is a great way to make your presentation look more cool and natural. Go to your "Animation" tab and apply the effects you desire.
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  10. 10
    Save or Publish your Video Presentation.
    You are going to export your project into a video file. By doing this, go to your file tab and look for "Publish movie" or "Save movie". Publishing your movie means publishing it to any web-based storage or video hosting sites like YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo and SkyDrive. Saving your video is easy because you will be saving it to your computer device, and you can choose the settings or resolutions that you prefer.
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Tips Tricks & Warnings

  • Fit your time duration to your music. Click the "Project" tab and hit the "Fit to music" icon. This will automatically stretch your time frame.
  • Use Bebas font. Bebas font is a great font for a text-based video presentation, because it looks decent and is still cool.
  • Save your work from time to time. When working, get in the good habit of saving your work frequently, because your computer might crash at any time and you don't want to risk losing all your hard work.

Questions and Answers

Trying to create a lyrics video using Windows movie maker?

Hi, I'm new to this and this is actually my first video and the first time using Windows movie maker

You can do this. You have to import the video and then lodge the video clips into your timeline. Look through the task pane and then find "edit movie". From there, you will find an option named "make titles or credits". You then need to select "add title on the selected clip on the timeline". Further, you need to go to "more options" and then select "subtitle". From there, you can edit the text.

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I am new to this and this is one of my requirements for my masters degree can you give me an advice how to create a very good presentation?

Please reply and give me an examples

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How to synchronize music to lyrics?

I want to make a movie (using several photos) with lyrics, posting the lyrics on each photo, and synchronize with music, I cannot get the music to start or end when I need it to

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How do you create lyrics for a song?

I'm really struggling to create lyrics and I'm trying, this is my first time

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How do I put a picture and then add a caption for it?

I'm making a lyric video and I can't find a picture big enough, so I want to make the picture take half the screen and the caption take the other half. But I don't know how to do that please help!!

Sorry for the bad grammar and punctuation I was in a rush

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I tried to do this and when I click audio and the other thing next to it the song I want didn't show?

The song I wanted didn't show on audio or music

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I do not know how to upload music into my computer?

I made my lyric video and timed it right by listening to the song on my iPod nano, how do I upload music to my computer?

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Essentially, I am giving a speech, 5 minutes long. I want to page up the text in a video?

Ideally a power point presentation just slides with text on a solid color background. I have the audio track as a .wav. I have PowerDirector software and can make the slides with MS WORD but how do I get it all put together as a video

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How do I make it look not so bland?

Hi,, My question is when I transition from lyric to lyric, is there a way to almost give it a moving filter over the whole thing so it doesn't look so bland?

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I'm using movie maker to write lyrics with a song and I need more slides. The song stops and I don't know how to add slides like in Power Point?

The song is not complete and I have no more slides

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I save my video lyrics for upload, but after that audio play words didn't display (lyrics)?

No lyrics on video, I only hear audio music

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Are there any other applications or could you help me to get started?

Is there any other way or application that I can use, other than iMovie and Windows. I'm using my Macbook, and I really wanted to make a lyric video for one of my favorite songs; but I just don't know how? Is there any way to help me please.

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We can list some free software for you:

In iMovie, you can click the plus icon in the "Project Library" to create a new project. You can name it and click "Create". Click "iMovie" > "Preferences" > "General". Enable "Show Advanced Tools". Close the window. Now, add music by clicking the note icon in the lower-right corner (drag it to the timeline). You can insert images too by clicking the camera button (double-click images to change their duration in the timeline). You can drag video clips as well. Play the song until each lines starts and pause it each time. Right-click the spots and choose "Add Comment Marker". You will know where to put new lyrics lines. Click the "T" icon in the lower-right corner to add lyrics. Drag a title style to the image to one of the marked spot. Type your lyrics in the preview window. Change the duration of the lyrics by dragging its ends in the timeline.

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I want to have slides timed to appear at specific intervals over a single audio track. That's it?

I want to have slides timed to appear at specific intervals over a single audio track. That's it!. I have tried: Standard procedure. Got slides and video, but it auto-sets to regular intervals

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Can I use moviemaker animation effects in ppt 2010?

How do I use moviemaker animation effects in ppt 2010?

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I cannot download WMM because of some suspicious activity on my account, have any Intel for me?

I know I don't have any hackers near me at all on my system PC. And my Microsoft account's been wonky even around the store. I own a windows 10 laptop and the download was completely successful! I don't want to make a new account to screw up my PC and I really want WMM! I need help and I don't want to pay ANYTHING! PLEASE!. I have tried: Downloading it, using the primary account and it doesn't like it!. I think it was caused by: I honestly have no idea what happened. My dad used his Email address and then it doesn't work!

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