Can you help me with software and website recommendations related to short movies?

Osama July 7, 2010
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I am fond of making short movies. I wanted to ask few questions which are related to my passion :

1. Is there a FREE and easy desktop application (Windows) to add subtiltles ?
2. What are good and easy alternatives (better would be good) to Windows Movie Maker ?
3. From where on the web, can I get copyright-free soundtracks containing only music, not vocals (and long ones, not short sound effects) to use in the backgrounds of my videos ?

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  1. Lucky_ayaan0121
    March 28, 2011 at 2:51 pm

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    • Tina
      March 28, 2011 at 5:41 pm

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  2. Osama
    July 11, 2010 at 9:13 am

    what about video editors? better suggest offline ones

    • Jessica Cam W.
      July 11, 2010 at 9:28 am

      Avidemux and VirtualDub are pretty capable open-source video editors. Avidemux is slightly easier to learn, but VirtualDub has the ability to embed subtitles into your videos.

  3. Saikat Basu
    July 8, 2010 at 5:58 am

    Off hand, Melody Loops is one place you can try for royalty free background music. A lot of their midi files are of $0. Another site is Free Soundtrack Music.

    Try out these sites also - Soundzabound
    The Best Sites To Download Free Music
    Top 10 Websites For Free & Legal MP3 Music Downloads

  4. Anonymous
    July 7, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    For adding subtitles, check out http://www.divxland.org/subtitler.php

    Regarding copy right free music, i would recommend you to check out online music streaming website. No legal website will allow you to download music directly to your PC.

    • Jessica Cam W.
      July 8, 2010 at 6:48 am

      I second the Divxland Subtitler as it's pretty easy to learn. There's also the open-source Aegisub that lets you create and edit the color and position of the subtitles.

      To embed subtitles permanently onto a video, you need to use VirtualDub.

      Animoto and OneTrueMedia, both online video makers, are good alternatives to WMM, as is Avidemux, which is more of a video editor that lets you cut and join videos, but you can also use VirtualDub to cut/join the videos (read here to see how).

      For audio clips, you could try the Community Audio site, which offers open-source clips.

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