How to add music to a video

October 15, 2018

In this article, we will show you three different ways to add music to a video. Click below to jump to a specific section:

iMovie (Mac)

Windows Photos (PC)

App (Phone)

Add music to a video on a Mac using iMovie

If you own a Mac, the easiest way to add music to a video is through iMovie. The program should be on your computer. If not, you can download it here for free.

Here is a quick video tutorial about how to add music to a video using iMovie:

Here are step-by-step instructions:

  1. To begin, open iMovie and create a new project.
  2. Click on “Import Media.”
  3. Select the music and video you would like to include in your movie and click on the button that says “Import Selected.”
  4. Once your media imports into your project, click on the video and music and drag and drop them into the timeline.
  5. You can also add music by going to the “Audio” tab in the upper left-hand corner of your screen. Find the song you would like to include and drag and drop it into the timeline.
  6. Is the music longer than your video? Hold the “Control” button, click on the clip (in the spot you want it to end) and select “Split Clip.” Click on the clip you want to remove and press delete.
  7. Preview your video by pushing the play button.
  8. When you are finished, go to the menu bar and select “File,” then “Share,” and select how you would like iMovie to save your video. 

Add music to a video on a PC using Windows Photos

If you own a PC, the easiest way to add music to a video is through Windows Photos. The program should be on your computer. If not, you can download it here for free.

Here is a quick video tutorial about how to add music to a video using Windows Photos:

Here are step-by-step instructions:

  1. To begin, open Windows Photos.
  2. In the upper right-hand side, click on “New video” then “Custom video with music.”
  3. Select the video you would like to add music to, then click on the button that says “Create.”
  4. Name your video, then click on “OK.”
  5. To add music to your video, go to the upper right-hand corner and click on “Audio” then “Music.”
  6. Click on “Your music” then “Select a music file.” Find the song you’d like to include and then click “OK” and then “Done.” This will automatically add the song to your video.
  7. You can preview your video by pressing the play button.
  8. When you are finished, go to “Export or share” and select how you would like Windows Photos to save your video. 

Add music to a video using an app

If you own a phone, the easiest way to add music to a video is through the Yours.co app. You can download it for free through the Apple App Store (here) or Google Play (here).

Here is a quick video tutorial about how to add music to a video using the Yours.co app:

Here are step-by-step instructions:

  1. To begin, open the app on your phone.
  2. Tap on “Get Started.”
  3. Select the photos and videos you want to include in your Magic Movie, then tap on the “✓” button.
  4. Tap on the “Change Title” and “Change Photo” to customize your video, then tap on the “✓” button.
  5. Tap on “New Address” to fill in your contact information, then tap “Save Address.”
  6. Tap on “Add Credit Card” to insert your payment information, then tap “Done.”
  7. Submit your video, and wait for the magic to happen!

Here is an example of what your video might look like:

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