Tech Tuesdays: 7 Steps To Fix Windows Movie Maker Corrupted Audio

There is nothing more frustrating than spending hours setting up, recording, and preparing to edit the perfect YouTube video only to discover the sound has been corrupted by your editing software.   I have spent months frustrated, upset, angry and confused as to why my Windows Movie Maker Version 2012 editing software has corrupted the sound in my videos.

When recording beauty videos for my channel, my sound  is recorded through my Canon T5I onboard microphone. There is no obvious reason as to why my sound should be corrupted. I found that my perfectly recorded audio had been reduced to a computerized crackling hum (if that’s even a thing). Things had become so frustrating to the point where I gave up using the software altogether. How frustrating right?  If this has happened to you, I have the perfect workaround to restore the sound to your videos using the Windows  Movie Maker software.

Step 1- Select the File Dropdown Menu


Step 2- Select the “Options” Tab


Step 3- Select the  “Audio and Video” Tab


Step 4- Select the “Settings” Tab


Step 5- Right Click “Speakers and Headphones”


Step 6- Select “Disable”


Step 7-Close the Menus

Close out of all of the menus, however keep the program open. Once you’ve closed out of each menu option, repeat the steps 1-5. After you’ve completed 1-5, restore the sound where you once disabled it. This can be done by simply clicking “enable”. This should restore the sound to your video. I find that this method does work, however, once every blue moon the sound corrupts again. I simply repeat this process and my sound is back to normal. In my experience, the sound is perfectly fine from program to program. For example, if the sound is corrupted on Windows Movie Maker and you restore it, the sound should not be corrupted on any subsequent programs.





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