How to Sync WMV Audio & Video

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How to Sync WMV Audio & Video
WMV files can be in HD as well. (Jupiterimages/BananaStock/Getty Images)

WMV or Windows Media Video files are video files developed by Microsoft. When the video from a camera is being imported to the computer, the audio can sometimes go out of sync with the video. This can be corrected in minutes using the native Windows video editor, "Windows Movie Maker." Movie Maker comes with all versions of Windows. Matching up the audio and video tracks will take a bit of fine tuning.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Open Windows Movie Maker by clicking "Start Menu," "All Programs," "Windows Movie Maker."

  2. 2

    Click the "Import Media" button. An Explorer window will appear. Locate the WMV file on the computer and open it. The file will appear in the "Imported Media" bin.

  3. 3

    Drag the WMV clip into the "Timeline."

  4. 4

    Click the "+" sign next to "Video" title in the "Timeline." This will expand the video file so that the audio properties are available for editing as well.

  5. 5

    Preview the file by clicking the "Play" button. Try to determine whether the audio is ahead of or behind the video and by how much.

  6. 6

    Click the audio track and drag it forward or backward, depending on which direction will bring the audio and video more in sync. If the audio lags behind the video, then it needs to be brought forward. If the audio is ahead of the video, it should be dragged back.

  7. 7

    Fine-tune the adjustments and preview the corrected tracks. The audio and video should now be in sync. If they are not, then continue to adjust.

  8. 8

    Render the file by clicking "Publish Movie." The "Publish Movie" menu will appear.

  9. 9

    Select "This Computer" and click "Next."

  10. 10

    Enter a "File Name" and select an "Output Directory." Click "Next."

  11. 11

    Click "Publish." The edited movie will now be published to the predefined directory.

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