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How to Speed Up Videos in Windows Movie Maker

Updated on February 10, 2013

Windows Live Movie Maker is free, yet is it a powerful program to create or edit video.

  • You can create video from still pictures or webcam.
  • Add movie themes, title, caption and credits on your video.
  • Save video for web, computer, window phones, or burn in DVD.
  • Directly share your video on Facebook, YouTube, Flicker etc.
  • Edit or add background music in the video.
  • Add animation or visual effects on your video.
  • Split or trim your video, or merge video clips.

To Speed up Video on Windows Movie Maker, first of all load the video
To Speed up Video on Windows Movie Maker, first of all load the video | Source
Click Edit and select speed value on Speed box to speed up videos on Window Movie Maker
Click Edit and select speed value on Speed box to speed up videos on Window Movie Maker | Source

Speed Up Videos in Windows Movie Maker

Load the video.

Go to Edit tab. Click dropdown menu on Speed box to choose video speed. Normal speed of your video is 1X. To speed up video choose the value greater than 1X. To slow down the speed, choose values below 1X.

To vary the speed in video, click Split and set speed value. Split the video again and set another speed value.

To pause the video, go to Home and click Add Snapshot. After you save your snapshot, it will be added at the end of your storyline. Drag the snapshot to the point of your choice.

Save or share your video.

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Edit Video on Windows Movie Maker

Windows Movie Maker is a wonderful video editing program. Here are few tips to edit video on Windows Movie Maker.

Load your video and click Edit. When in edit mode you have multiple options for video editing.


You can fade in/out background sound or even mute the original sound and add your own background score. To do this click Add music on Home screen and then go to Edit. You can play with different options in Volume tab.

Slow down/speed up video

You can make your video play faster or slower, or even experiment with different playing speed with the same video.


Split feature allows you to delete unwanted parts of the video, change the visual sequence, or add visual effects

Drag the cursor to the point where you want to split. When you click Split, your video will split into two clips. You can move the clips to the point of your choice by dragging.


If you only want a certain portion of the video, you can trim it. Click Trim tool, set start point and end point, and then press save trim.

You can create video from pictures by loading pictures, adding visual effects and background score.
You can create video from pictures by loading pictures, adding visual effects and background score. | Source

How to create a video from your pictures in Window Movie Maker

Open Windows Live Movie Maker

Click “Add photos and videos”

Select your pictures to load on the storyline

Click Animation and add transition effects such as Crossfade, Pixalate, Cinematic, Flip etc. You can also add Pan and Zoom effects on your photos.

Click Visual Effects and give Blur, Edge Detection, Posterize, Black and White, Sepia and many other effects.

Click Add music and select the track you want to add as background score. If you select “Add music,” your entire video will synchronize with the music. To add music from the point of cursor, select “Add music at the current point.”

Click Project to set aspect ratio, or create audio mix and synchronize video with added music.

Click Edit and set the duration of picture display from Duration dropdown menu.

You can choose Auto Movie themes from Menu Ribbon and add title, caption and credits.

After you are done with your video, you can save or share directly on social media.


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