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YouTube - Convert audio file to video

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Erika KoelleFlag for United States of America asked on
MultiMedia ApplicationsWindows OSImages and PhotosWindows 7
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I have a user that's got an audio file they want to put on YouTube and add a image to it as a movie format.  There are instructions on YouTube to do so, but I think they are outdated.  Searching for Windows Live Movie Maker gives me all sorts of garbage that's just going to infect me Windows 7 workstation.  Does anyone have a good program to use, or a link to download Movie Maker (I think Microsoft had it hit end of life Jan 10, 2017).  

How to convert audio files if you use Windows
You can use free programs like Windows Live Movie Maker to add an image to an audio track so you can convert it into a .WMV video file. After you’ve converted the file, you can then upload it to YouTube.

Here’s how you convert audio tracks into .WMV video files on Windows Live Movie Maker:

Part 1: Select your audio and image files
Select Add videos and Photos from the bar at the top, then choose an image from your computer. This image will be displayed in your slideshow.
Click Add music and select your audio track.
Part 2: Adjust the image to fit the audio track
To make sure the file is properly uploaded on YouTube, you’ll need to adjust the duration of the image to match the duration of the audio track on your timeline.
Double click the green audio bar in the timeline, which will display “End point”. Copy the End point number (e.g. 261.49).
Double click the image thumbnail in the timeline, and enter a duration equal to the length of the audio track. For example, if the audio track has a length of 261.49 the image duration should be adjusted to 261.49 as well.
Part 3: Save your file
Choose Recommended for this project.
After naming your movie, click Save.
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