Adding a background audio track to your video composition can be useful for footage with no, or noisy audio. Used with narrative videos, the audio also provides a nicer experience when transitioning between scenes.
To add a background audio to your video, choose the add music dropdown option from the Home menu tab. The first three options are links to some audio source websites. The second option (Free Music Archive) has many free tracks to use in your projects. All that is usually required, is an attribution for the original author of the work. The other two sites: Vimeo and AudioMicro tend to have more purchaseable content.
You may also add existing audio from your PC if you wish. When an audio file is added to the project, you will see a secondary line below the main clips. Selecting this item will show the Music Tools menu item at the top of the window.
This menu will allow you to set the start and end point of the audio, essentially trimming it. You can also drag the audio to a starting point in your timeline to play exactly the section you want at the right time.
Microsoft Movie Maker - Importing audio (1 min 37 secs)
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