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    Question about attribution


    I have a very easy and quick question. Can I use this link to give someone attribution for their work?

    http://www.freesound.org/usersAttribution.php?id=1574711&format=html

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    Can also add a question istead of creating an another topic.

    I've downloaded files from this webbsite that I want to use it in a video I'm creating in Windows Movie Maker, but the problem is that I can't get the files into Windows Movie Maker. The files are saved as a playlist in Windows Media Player if that could help you.

    It would be nice of you to help med with this question, also.

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    daniel.larsson
    I have a very easy and quick question. Can I use this link to give someone attribution for their work?

    http://www.freesound.org/usersAttribution.php?id=1574711&format=html


    Yes, as long as you are following the attribution guidelines.

    But keep in mind that page will contain ALL of the samples you have and will ever download from freesound, so you may want to just copy it to another place on the web such as google pages if you are planning do download any more samples (which hopefully you are.) wink

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    daniel.larsson
    Can also add a question istead of creating an another topic.

    I've downloaded files from this webbsite that I want to use it in a video I'm creating in Windows Movie Maker, but the problem is that I can't get the files into Windows Movie Maker. The files are saved as a playlist in Windows Media Player if that could help you.

    It would be nice of you to help med with this question, also.

    Well first of all you need to import the actual files... you probably can't just import a playlist or drag playlist items into the program. From windows media player, try right clicking the files and selecting "Open File Location" - you may have to do this one at a time unless they are all in the same location. Drag them from windows explorer into windows movie maker, or try to find an import option in windows movie maker and navigate to the location of the files.

    If it refuses to import them, try to figure out what format the sounds are in - right click on the files in windows media player and select "Properties", and check the file extension. Please refer to the format FAQ for information on converting common formats found on freesound.
    I'm not sure what kind of input Windows Movie Maker likes best but wav and wma are probably safe bets to convert to since they are standard windows audio formats. The samples might already be wav files, you can try using windows media player to encode them as wma (but this, like mp3, will cause a loss of quality dependent on your encoding quality settings.) You might also try using a program like Audacity or iTunes to re-encode the files as wavs - sometimes certain programs don't like wav files produced by other programs, but you can re-export the wav file using a third program and that usually fixes the issue in my experience.

    A final option is to investigate the sample rate and channels of the wav file - they should probably be 1-2 channels and 44.1-48kHz sample rate which are standard ranges. If it's lower or higher that might be causing trouble.

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