How do I Watermark Video Files?

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Watermarking using windows movie maker

Many people complain that virtualdub don't allow wmv/asf files processing. Here is a tutorial for watermarking video files using windows movie maker.

  • Start windows movie maker from the Windows start menu or C:\Program Files\Movie Maker\ and then import movie.
  • Drag the clip(s) to the timeline area.
  • Click tools > titles and credits.

  • Select the "title on the selected clip" (or other options accordingly)

  • Select the title font and color. Click change title animation" and select the effect required.

  • You can see the preview on right side.
  • Once you finish,click "done,add title to video"
  • Go to finish movie and save to computer.
  • The above process put the text ,on the video.

If you want customized logos:

  • Copy your logo say mylogo.gif into C:\Program Files\Movie Maker\Shared\AddOnTFX\mylogo.gif (For best results the logo should have a transparent background)
  • Copy this XML code into C:\Program Files\Movie Maker\Shared\AddOnTFX\mylogo.xml (if you don't have AddOnTFX folder,create it.

<TransitionsAndEffects Version="1.0">


<TitleDLL guid="{353359C1-39E1-491b-9951-464FD8AB071C}">

<Title name="@My Logo" iconid="13" >

<Param name="InternalName" value="TitleMultiTitles"/>

<Param name="Description" value="Puts mylogo.gif in bottom right corner"/>

<Param name="LogoBitmapFilename" value="AddOnTFX\mylogo.gif"/>

<Param name="LogoRect" value="0.8 0.8 0.2 0.2"/>


<Param name="IsOneLine" value="true"/>

<Param name="BoundingRect" value="0.1 0.075 0.8 0.15"/>

<Param name="MaxCharacterCount" value="32"/>



<Param name="IsOneLine" value="true"/>

<Param name="BoundingRect" value="0.1 0.25 0.8 0.1"/>

<Param name="MaxCharacterCount" value="32"/>






Note: you can change the path to log here :<Param name="LogoBitmapFilename" value="AddOnTFX\mylogo.gif"/>

  • Close and Restart Movie Maker
  • Add a title to the title overlay track of your project timeline using your customised MyLogo title - just put a space as the text.
  • Extend the title over the length of your movie.

You can adjust the position of the logo by modifying the LogoRect <Param name="LogoRect" value="0.8 0.8 0.2 0.2"/> Here 0.8 0.8 is the X,Y relative coordinates of the top left of the logo where 0 0 is the top left and 1 1 is the bottom right. 0.2 0.2 is the length in the X and Y direction.

One problem with this is that the logo is opaque - I'm not sure how to make it transparent.

If you had a watermark in a font then you could alter the transparency of the text using the Transparency slider in the title font and size window.

You can generate the above codes, with this site trugga