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Make Videos with Windows Movie Maker

You can make better home movies and other videos with XP’s built-in video maker.

XP is Microsoft’s most media-aware operating system, and it comes with built-in software for making and editing videos and home movies: Windows Movie Maker. (To run it, choose Start Programs Windows Movie Maker.) But making videos properly with it can be tricky, so check out these tips on how to make better home movies and videos.

Tip

For many more multimedia hacks specific to Windows XP, check out Windows XP Hacks by Preston Gralla (O’Reilly), from which this hack is excerpted.

Capturing the Video Properly

Windows Movie Maker lets you edit movies, and add special effects and titles, but it all starts with capturing the video properly. So, first make sure you bring the video into your PC in the best way.


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