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Articles, tutorials, and other content about apps that you can use to play music, watch movies, rip music, view pictures, and other multimedia content.

How to embed videos into your PowerPoint presentations

How to embed videos into your PowerPoint presentations

If you had to hold a presentation at work or school, you probably know how important is to make your presentation attractive to keep your audience's attention until the very end. When you need to make a point about something, a video might just do the trick. PowerPoint allows you to add videos to your presentations. For example, you can embed a local video file
The 5 best free alternatives to Windows DVD Maker

The 5 best free alternatives to Windows DVD Maker

Windows DVD Maker was a free DVD authoring tool that was included in some editions of Windows Vista and Windows 7. Unfortunately, even though it was used by many people, Microsoft decided to stop including it in their operating systems, starting with Windows 8. If you use a computer running Windows 10 or Windows 8.1, you won't find it included. We thought it would be
Cast media from a web page in Microsoft Edge to a wireless display with Miracast

Cast media from a web page in Microsoft Edge to a wireless display with Miracast

Apple has AirPlay and Google has Chromecast. But what does Microsoft have? Miracast, of course, which is a multiplatform standard - a technology which anybody can use and implement in the hardware they build and in the software they develop. With Windows 10, Microsoft embraced Miracast more than ever before, and more than anybody else in the tech world. Not only can you mirror your
Watch HD movies anywhere, on the go, or the best gadget to buy this summer

Watch HD movies anywhere, on the go, or the best gadget to buy this summer

Miracast is a relatively new wireless display standard which is designed for mirroring the screen of your smartphone, tablet or PC, to a TV or a display, without requiring physical HDMI cables. If you want to watch HD movies from anywhere you travel, then buying yourself a Miracast dongle or Miracast adapter is the best idea you can have. I've used it in all my
How to project to a TV or monitor from Windows 10 Mobile, using Miracast

How to project to a TV or monitor from Windows 10 Mobile, using Miracast

Did you know that Windows 10 Mobile offers native support for the Miracast technology? What does this mean? Well… you can use your smartphone with Windows 10 Mobile to project a presentation, a game, a movie or anything you wish to just about any TV, display or projector that has support for Miracast or at least an HDMI input port. If your TV or monitor
How To Get Rid Of Black Bars In Movie Maker

How To Get Rid Of Black Bars In Movie Maker

Ever notice those annoying black bars on the sides or along the top and bottom of a video? Oftentimes, the culprit is an incorrectly set aspect ratio. In Movie Maker, it's easy to mistakenly save a movie in the wrong aspect ratio, thus creating these black bars in your final product. This tutorial will explain why these black bars appear and how you can get
How To Add Animations & Visual Effects To Your Movie Maker Videos

How To Add Animations & Visual Effects To Your Movie Maker Videos

Movie Maker allows you to easily create photo slideshows and home movies without any technical knowledge. You can give them a more professional look and feel by adding transitions, pan and zoom and other visual effects. In this tutorial, we will explain the differences between each of these animations and effects and we'll show you how to use them into your Movie Maker project.
How To Rotate Misoriented Videos Using Windows Movie Maker

How To Rotate Misoriented Videos Using Windows Movie Maker

Sometimes, when you import videos into your computer, they end up being oriented incorrectly. This is particularly an issue with videos short with your smartphone, which can be shot in landscape or portrait mode. You can correct their orientation permanently by using Movie Maker, which you can get for free as part of Windows Essentials from Microsoft. This quick tutorial will show how to import
How To Add Titles, Captions And Credits In Windows Movie Maker

How To Add Titles, Captions And Credits In Windows Movie Maker

A picture's worth a thousand words - but sometimes, your home movie or photo slideshows can benefit from just a bit more. That's where titles, captions and credits come in. Windows Movie Maker allows you to add these textual elements in a snap. You can even give them a professional look and feel by tweaking the font and style and by adding cinematic effects. In
How To Save Windows Movie Maker Projects As Video Files

How To Save Windows Movie Maker Projects As Video Files

After you have finished editing your project in Windows Movie Maker, maybe you may want to share it. However, when you export the project, it will be saved as a Movie Maker Project file with .wlmp extension. These .wlmp can be opened ONLY in Windows Movie Maker so, in order to share your video with friends and family or upload it to YouTube, Facebook or
How To Add Music To Videos In Windows Movie Maker

How To Add Music To Videos In Windows Movie Maker

Windows Movie Maker is all about ease of use and when it comes to adding background music to your videos and photo slideshows, that theme remains the same. Windows Movie Maker's audio editing features are very basic and mostly limited to fading in and fading out, changing the start and end points for the audio and adjusting the volume for the entire clip. But if
How To Edit Videos In Windows Movie Maker

How To Edit Videos In Windows Movie Maker

You need quite a bit of time to edit a movie or to create a new one using photos and clips that were captured with your digital camera or your smartphone. The Windows Movie Maker desktop application is one of the most simple products that you can use for these kinds of tasks and it is also free. In this article, we'll show you how
How To Import Photos & Videos Into Windows Movie Maker

How To Import Photos & Videos Into Windows Movie Maker

Creating movies from pictures and videos is a breeze with Windows Movie Maker. Once you have your pictures and video clips imported into this application, you can get right down to applying AutoMovie Themes, creating title clips and credits, setting your project to music and adding animations and transitions. But before you can begin, you'll have to import your multimedia, so in this article we'll
Publishing And Sharing Windows Movie Maker Videos With OneDrive

Publishing And Sharing Windows Movie Maker Videos With OneDrive

Windows Movie Maker makes it easy to create photo slideshows and home movies in seconds. Your OneDrive makes it easy to publish and share your movies. Friends, family and anyone else who has permission to view your OneDrive will be able to view, play and share your Windows Movie Maker movies directly from their web browsers. In this tutorial, I'll show how to upload a
How to Use the Video App in Windows 8.1 to Play Movies Stored Locally

How to Use the Video App in Windows 8.1 to Play Movies Stored Locally

I bet most of you enjoy watching movies on your computers and devices, both when at home and while travelling. With the help of the Video app you can watch all kinds of movies both from your PC and your tablet. This friendly modern app also enables you to organize your movies in a digital library. Without further ado, let's see how to use the
How to Play Videos and DVDs in Windows Media Player 12

How to Play Videos and DVDs in Windows Media Player 12

Windows Media Player 12 plays video clips and DVDs as well as it does audio files. Video clips in your library will automatically be organized for you and can be played easily with a click of a button. In this tutorial, I'll show how to play imported and downloaded video clips and DVDs. Playing Videos from Your Library Playing videos from your Windows Media
How to Burn CDs and DVDs in Windows Media Player 12

How to Burn CDs and DVDs in Windows Media Player 12

Windows Media Player 12 allows computers with built-in CD and/or DVD burners to quickly and easily create audio CDs, data CDs and Data DVDs. This functionality makes creating mix CDs and copying audio CDs for playback in car stereos and other CD players incredibly simple. Alternately, Windows Media Player 12 can burn data CDs for playback in devices that support.mp3 and.wma playback. Windows Media Player