Want to merge videos in windows 10 but don’t have any idea how to proceed? Here we will explain to you how to merge videos with Windows 10’s built-in Photos app in a step by step manner.
You must be knowing that Windows Movie Maker (Windows Essentials 2012) has been retired by Microsoft and the download links have been taken offline officially though you can download Windows Essentials 2012 from some independent or third-party site like ours.
Leaving Windows Movie Maker aside, still, you have something best in-built with Windows 10 that helps you merge your videos. That’s Windows 10 built-in Photos app. With its simple and user-friendly interface, Photos app allows a user to merge videos effortlessly.
Merging Videos With Windows 10 Built-in Photos App
Follow the steps below and you will be able to merge all your videos within no time.
Note that to merge videos using the Photos app, you require Windows 10 v1709 (Fall Creators Update) or higher. See the article How to Find Your Windows 10 Build Number, Version, Edition and Bitness for more information.
- Click Start, type Photos and click on it to launch the app.
- Click on the “Create” button available there right beside the search box.
- Once you click on it, you will get three options, namely “Automatic video with music,” ” Custom Video with music” and “Album.” You need to click on “Custom Video with music.”
Note: You can proceed with “Automatic video with music” as well to merge Videos With Windows 10 Built-in Photos App. Things will remain the same.
- You’re all set to merge videos. Now just select the first video that you want to merge with another and then click on “Create.”
- Once you click on ” Create,” you will be asked to define a name for the merged video file. You can save the file with any name that you want.
- Now you’re in editing mode. You will see “Project Library” section therein editor screen. You need to click on “Add photos and videos” to add all those videos that you want to merge.
- Once added, drag and drop them to the ” Storyline” section.
- Next, you define music for your merged videos. You can either keep the default audio of target videos that you’re merging or use other soundtracks to replace the default audio. To do so, click on the “Music” glyph icon as shown in the image below.
- You can click on “None” if you want to keep default audio of your videos.
- If you want to change the default audio of your video or replace it, click on “Your Music” tab and then “Select A Music File” to add a new audio track to your merged videos and replace their default audio track.
- Save Merged Video File. To save the merged video file, you need to click on “Export or share.”
- You will be asked to select the file size.
- Select any file size that meets your requirement.
That’s it. You’ve successfully merged all your videos with Windows 10 Photos app. Your merged video file will now get saved automatically in the following folder path:
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