Available Software Programs
If you're the type that wants full control over their material, you can choose an editing program like Pinnacle to splice together your footage. These programs will usually allow you to preview your video with the music. This method, however, can be labor intensive, and you need to know what you are doing.
For users that need a little more assistance, muvee autoProducer ($59.95 retail) and iMovie for Macs (free) does most of the work for you. You simply upload your video footage and choose the music that you want to use. These applications will synchronize your clips to the beat of the selected music.
The downside to these applications is that you have to use their music. muvee autoProducer does not let you edit clips out or change scenes, and you have to use a predefined template
With Fliptrack, you can only embed your videos on Web sites like MySpace, Facebook, your own blog or website. You can, however, send your video via email. Plus, there is no way to search for you or your friend's video on the site.
But, whatever you decide to use to make your videos, you need to be creative. Shoot footage that is interesting and can be easily set to music. These make for the best, most viral videos out there.