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    Adding sound effects and music using Windows Movie Maker

    I don't know if anyone needs this but I'll make this anways.
    I'm sorry, but I used the OLD version of Windows Movie Maker when I made this.

    Who? I, LeoTHELion will teach you how
    What? I will teach you how to upload your animations to YouTube and how to show them to us on darkdemon
    When? now
    Where? here
    Why? Because some people want to add sound effects/music to their animations. This is the main reason why you would upload it to youtube instead of posting it here directly.
    How? Keep reading to find out

    What you need
    - A completed animation saved in GIF format
    -----Make sure the animation has 6/100 frame rate
    -----Make sure the animation has been "shrinked" otherwise importing the animation will take too long to load
    - Windows moviemaker-----It doesnt matter if it is old or new
    -----Here is the link to download. CLICK
    - Music
    - Sound effects (google is your friend when it comes to finding sfx)

    THESE ARE ALL THE FILE TYPES THAT WMM SUPPORTS
    Audio files: .aif, .aifc, .aiff .asf, .au, .mp2, .mp3, .mpa, .snd, .wav, and .wma
    Picture files: .bmp, .dib, .emf, .gif, .jfif, .jpe, .jpeg, .jpg, .png, .tif, .tiff, and .wmf
    Video files: .asf, .avi, .m1v, .mp2, .mp2v, .mpe, .mpeg, .mpg, .mpv2, .wm, and .wmv

    STEPS:
    1. Save ALL DESIRED .PIV files as a .GIF. select desired frame rate and make the animation size 1/2 or 1/3. If your animation is full size, it will take too long to load it up.

    2. Open Windows Movie Maker and click 'File'.

    3. click on 'import'.

    4. Find your .GIF files that you made in step 1 and import them. Pictures of your animation will show up. But it is still not in the video so...

    5. So... drag and drop the picture to the filmstrip on the bottom. Make sure to place them in the order that you want the video to play them in

    6. To add music, simply import it the same way you imported your GIF's and add it to the fimlstrip at the bottom. By doing this, the film strip will change into a timeline

    7. To add sound effects, you import them the same way with music, but you have to add them later. See step 10

    8. When you are finished save current project.


    9. Then press and hold down Ctrl and press M to save the movie in .WMV format. when it is done saving, it will ask you if you want to see it. Go ahead and press ok if you want to see what your movie looks like.


    10. Now if you want to add sound effects, import them the same way you would with any other file. Now, you will want to import the MOVIE that you just completed. That way, the video will have music on it. If when you import the video, it is seperated into different parts, just put them on the timeline in order.
    Now all you have to do is add the sound effects when you need them. To find out when you need them, just keep clicking along the timeline, and watch the screen for when you would need a sound effect.

    WHEN YOU SHOULD ADD SOUNDS
    see how the stickman's fist is on the other stickman? Thats when you add the sound. To find when in the video where this exact frame is, look at the below picture
    WHERE TO CLICK TO KNOW WHERE TO ADD SOUNDS

    **NOTE:**
    The reason you add the sound effects AFTER THE MUSIC is because you can't overlap sounds unless there are sounds in the video already. And since you uploaded the complete video (with music), The timeline has free space for you to insert sound effects.

    11. go to youtube, log on and upload your new video. it should be in .WMV format

    12. wait 10-15 minutes as youtube processes the video

    13. When it succesfully loads, go to the video, copy and paste the link, and post it here!

    Example on how to post: ( before you click on the link, note that these are my first 5 animations ever, not all of them and not my best. I also did not know how to add music or sound effects at the time I made this video)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDHQuc9Nf4k

    and there you have it! you finished. If you have questions just post here and ask it.
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    this is technically , adding sound and putting seperate anims together. then you just added putting it on youtube.
    i suggest changin the name to "adding sounds and linking anims in WMM"
    yeah thats more about the topic. : D
    and flash is way better for this >_>

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    yes but its better for ppl who dont have flash
    harrow 0_o

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    True. Some people don't have Flash.

    But since when will YouTube upload flash animations?

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    yah not everyone has flash so how are they going to do it
    Your Just 1 Fish In A Big Pond Of Many Other Fish
    My animations-Courtsey?
    http://forums.darkdemon.org/viewtopic.php?t=14181
    Thanks Wojak and Fraz

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    go sorry fro stating a fact
    jeez <_<

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    I don't have windows movie maker

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipmunk man
    I don't have windows movie maker
    Most computers come with it. Yours is probably an old computer.
    R.I.P. Mom n Dad

    I break obstacles...
    I break stereotypes...
    I break prejudice...
    I break assumptions...
    I break all opponents...
    ...who stand before me.
    I'm a bboy, and i break to any beat.

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    Hum flash is way better but moviemaker is free.
    It's an ok tutorial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeoTHELion
    Quote Originally Posted by chipmunk man
    I don't have windows movie maker
    Most computers come with it. Yours is probably an old computer.
    Actually, its new....And yes its windows....But mine just like...disapeared


 
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