Add and edit audio in Movie Maker

Make your finished movie feel polished and professional by adding a soundtrack and using the editing tools in Movie Maker to adjust the volume, fade music in or out, and more.

To add music

  1. On the Home tab, in the Add group, click Add music.

  2. Click the music file you want to use, and then click Open.

To fade music in or out

  1. Click the music you want to fade in and/or out.

  2. Under Music Tools, in the Options tab, in the Audio group, do one or both of the following:

    • To make the music fade in, click the Fade in list, and then click the speed for the music to fade in.

    • To make the music fade out, click the Fade out list, and then click the speed for the music to fade out.

To change the start or end point of the music

  1. Click the music.

  2. Drag the playback indicator on the storyboard to the point in the music where you want it to start or stop playing in your movie. Then do one of the following:

    • To set a new start point for the music to start playing at the current point, under Music Tools, on the Options tab, in the Editing group, click Set start point.

    • To set a new end point so the music stops playing at the current point, under Music Tools, on the Options tab, in the Editing group, click Set end point.

To change the audio volume of a music item

  1. Click the music.

  2. Under Music Tools, on the Options tab, in the Audio group, click Music volume, and then move the slider left to lower the volume or right to increase it.

To change the volume of the audio in a video

  1. Click the video.

  2. Under Video Tools, on the Edit tab, in the Audio group, click Video volume, and then move the slider left to lower the volume or right to increase it.

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