Windows Movie Maker is a video creating/editing software application, included in Microsoft Windows  XP and Vista. It contains features such as effects, transitions, titles,credits, audio track, timeline narration, and Auto Movie. . Windows Movie Maker is also a basic audio track editing program. It can apply basic effects to audio tracks such as fade in or fade out. The audio tracks can then be exported in the form of a sound file instead of a video file.

Development of Windows Movie Maker was abandoned after the release of Windows Vista; its replacement, Windows Live Movie Maker, is not yet part of the operating system but included with Windows Live Essentials, a free download from Windows Live.

The new Live Movie Maker is stripped down of the Time line feature existed in WMM.

So , if you want to narrate the video in your own voice ,you have to use the following technique.

From All Programs –> Accessories –> start the Sound Recorder


Now start the Windows Live Movie Maker and load your video file


Click ‘Start Recording’   of the Sound Recorder.Play the video inside Movie maker and begin Narrating .

Once you finish narration click ‘ stop recording’  in sound recorder.


A dialog box appears to save the recording.Provide a name and click ok.The audio clipping is saved as a Windows Media Audio File.

Now return back to movie maker and  click ‘Add music –> Add music at the current point’ under Home tag.

Browse to the place where you have stored the audio recorder file and select it.

You have to take care to insert audio at the correct point so that audio narration follows the video.