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How to remove audio from videos in Windows 11

After Microsoft abandoned Windows Movie Maker with Windows 10, there was no native app for editing videos in such a simple and effective way. Meanwhile, third-party paid video editing apps are often large in size and pack a steep learning curve. Thankfully, Microsoft has changed things with Windows 11 that bundles a video editor app called Clipchamp.

Clipchamp is a popular video editing app that Microsoft acquired in September 2021. You can take advantage of many features in Clipchamp to cut clips, join multiple videos, add effects, etc. You can also remove the audio from a video and replace it with an audio commentary or Music track in the background. Yes, exactly how you usually want to edit videos. Here’s how to use Clipchamp to remove audio from a video in Windows 11.

How to remove audio from video

To make things easier with software already available with Windows 11, we’ll be using Clipchamp, a video editor app, to remove audio from a video. The process is simple as it requires a few clicks.

Step 1: Click the search icon in the taskbar in Windows 11 to bring up the search bar.

search button

Step 2: write in video editor and press the Enter or Return key to open it.

video editor

Step 3: The video editor app will now open on your computer. Click the New Video Project button.

new project

The fourth step: The app will ask you to assign a name to your project. Enter an appropriate name and click OK.

Video name

Fifth step: The project timeline will be visible to you. Click the red “Add” button to import the desired video.

Add video button

Sixth step: Select From This Computer or From the Web, depending on where the video is saved.

from this computer

Seventh step: Browse through your files and navigate to the location where the video to be rotated is saved.

Step 8: Select the video and click Open.

Browse the video

Step 9: The selected video will be added to the project, as you can see with the thumbnail in the left column.

Video added

Step 10: Drag the video from the project library on the left down to the timeline at the bottom of the editor.

Drag the video to the timeline

Step 11: Now, click on the video at the bottom and select the little speaker icon.

loudspeaker icon

Step 12: Drag the volume slider down to mute the sound.

Low Voice

You have successfully removed the audio from the video.

Step 13: Click the End Video button in the upper-right corner.

button

Step 14: Set the video quality as High and click on Export.

Video quality

Step 15: Choose the destination where you want to save the video and select Export.

Choose a location

Wait for the export process to complete. Your video will now be saved without sound.

How to add audio or background music to a video

Once you remove the audio, you may want to add a separate track consisting of an audio commentary or background music that complements the video. Here’s how you can do that.

Step 1: Once you have muted the sound by following the previous steps, click on the background music button at the top.

background music

Step 2: You can now choose from the list of available music tracks that you can use as background music for your video. Clicking the Play button to the left of each track will play that specific sound. Choose the track that best suits your video.

Select background music

Step 3: Check the checkbox next to “Sync your video to the beat of the music” if you want the music to be automatically cropped to the length of your video.

beat sync

The fourth step: Finally, use the volume slider at the bottom to adjust the audio gain for the background music.

sound slider

Fifth step: Click Done to add the specified path.

Done button

Sixth step: Let’s say you want to add a custom music track on your computer as background music or add an audio commentary. To do this, click on the dedicated volume button.

custom path

Seventh step: In the pop-up window, click “Add Audio File”.

add audio

Step 8: Navigate to the folder where the audio file is stored. Select the file and click the Open button in the bottom corner.

open file

Step 9: Under the custom audio column on the rightAnd Click the small speaker icon inside the thumbnail to access additional settings such as Fade In and Fade Out transitions along with volume levels.

Audio settings

Step 10: Select Fade In and Fade Out for smooth transitions at the beginning and at the end. If you want to add more than one audio file, select the Add Audio File button again and select another audio clip to add.

fade and scale

Step 11 Once you have added the desired audio files, tap Done.

Done button

The selected audio files will now be part of the video.

Step 13: Click the End Video button in the upper-right corner.

button

Step 14: Set the video quality as High and click on Export.

Video quality

Step 15: Choose the destination where you want to save the video and select Export.

Choose a location

Wait for the export process to complete. Windows will save your video with the added audio tracks.

Delete unwanted audio from videos

This is how you can remove background sounds and noise from videos where you can edit the audio. If you don’t want the video to be too plain, you can also add a nice background track, or if it’s a tutorial, you can add an audio commentary for a professional touch.

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