Use Windows Movie Maker 2 (Windows XP)
There is a new version of Windows MovieMaker. You will want to download and install this new version because you will have more options.
Check Your Version of MovieMaker
- Go to the Start ... All Programs ... Windows Movie Maker OR Start ... All Programs ... Accessories ... Windows Movie Maker (Note: If you don't see Windows Movie Maker, see the next section, How To Download Windows Movie Maker 2.1)
- From the Help menu, choose About Windows Movie Maker (If it says version 1.1 or 2.0, see the next section, How To Download Windows Movie Maker 2.1)
Download Windows Movie Maker 2.1
- Open up Internet Explorer or click on this link: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/updates/moviemaker2.mspx
- Read instructions and how to download and install
Importing Pictures and sound files into Movie Maker
- From the Start menu, choose All Programs...Windows Movie Maker
- From the File menu, choose import (first we will import your image files)
- In the select File to Import dialog box, navigate to where you have your picture(s) stored
- Select the picture(s) you want to import, click Open
- From the File menu, choose import. Now we will import music clips (if you have them)
- In the select File to Import dialog box, navigate to where you have your music or sound file(s) stored
- Select a music file
- Click Open
Saving Your Project
After you have imported the necessary video, graphic, and sound files, you are ready to add them to the storyboard that will become your movie. There are two views in the Movie Maker window, storyboard and Timeline.
- In the collections area, select a photo
- Drag it to the first frame in the storyboard
- Continue selecting your photos and dragging to the storyboard until you have all your pictures in the timeline
- From the View menu, choose timeline. There are two views available: Storyboard and timeline. Storyboard is the default view. You must be in Timeline view to add sound clips to your movie.
- Select a sound clip. Drag it to the beginning of the timeline
- From the File menu, choose save Project As saving your collection of image and sound files enables you to edit them later to make another movie Save your project in the appropriate folder
- Click Save
- Click Save Movie (icon located in the Toolbar). the Save Movie dialog box opens
- Click Save Movie
- Under Playback quality, from the Setting list, select the Quality you need for your project
- Click OK
- In the file name box, save your movie with the appropriate name
- Click Save. The Creating Movie dialog box appears asking you to wait while your movie is created. The file extension .wmv is added to your movie file.
- When prompted to watch the movie, click Yes. Windows Media Player opens and your movie plays.
- To stop your movie, click Stop
Editing the Windows Movie
- From the View menu, choose storyboard view
- Import more image or sound files if you want or move the images around
- When you're finished, click the save Project button in the toolbar to save your edited movie project
- Click Save Movie to update the movie file
- Click OK