Are you working on a project where you need a clip of a movie with no audio, but don’t know how to remove the sound from the video? Have you downloaded a movie with multiple audio tracks and want to delete some of them? No problem. Even if you have never been very familiar with video editing software, I promise you that in five minutes you will be able to get what you need.
What you have to do is use the programs that I am about to recommend and carefully follow the instructions on how to remove audio from video that I will now illustrate, step by step. So, are you ready to get started? Whether you have a PC, a Mac or a Linux-equipped computer, don’t worry, you will surely find a solution that suits you.
How do you say? Would you like to be able to remove audio from a video using your smartphone or tablet? No problem, you can do this too. Now, however, let us try not to dwell too much on useless preambles. Find everything explained below. Happy reading and have fun!
- Preliminary information
- How to remove audio track from video: programs
- Avidemux (Windows / macOS / Linux)
- VLC (Windows / macOS / Linux)
- How to remove audio track from video: online
- Other solutions to remove audio track from online video
- How to remove audio track from video: app
- ActionDirector Video Editing (Android / iOS / iPadOS)
- iMovie (iOS / iPadOS)
- VLC (Android / iOS / iPadOS)
Before getting to the heart of the guide, going to explain how to remove audio track from video , there is some preliminary information about it that you need to know.
Depending on the final result you are interested in obtaining, in fact, you can remove the audio track from your movies by making permanent changes to the original file or only temporary during the playback phase.
In the first case, therefore, if you intend to act on the file structure, you must necessarily turn to a tool for video editing . In the second case, however, when you want to leave the source file unchanged but apply a temporary change to the video while watching it, just use the function to adjust the volume that is offered by all the main video players : the original file it will obviously not be affected in any way.
How to remove audio track from video: programs
At this point, I’d say we’re there: we can finally take action and find out which programs to use on Windows, macOS and Linux to remove audio from video. You will find listed below those that, in my humble opinion, represent the best in the category.
Avidemux (Windows / macOS / Linux)
If you want to remove audio from video by making permanent changes to your movies, I recommend using Avidemux . It is a free and open source video editor that allows you to easily edit videos in AVI, MP4, MOV, 3GP, OGM and MKV formats. It is compatible with Windows, macOS and Linux and allows you to keep the original video stream of your movies. This means that files can be saved without audio in a very short time and without first being re-encoded.
To download Avidemux on your computer, connect to the Avidemux website and click on the link win64 xx Final Install (64 bits), FossHub (if you are using a 64 bit version of Windows), on the win32 xx Final Install (32 bits) , FossHub (if you are using a 32-bit version of Windows) or on that xx Catalina QT5 (dmg), FossHub (if you are using macOS). Then select the name of the software on the web page that is subsequently shown to you.
At the end of the download, if you are using Windows , open the .exe file obtained and, in the window you see appear on the desktop, click on the Next button (three consecutive times), select the item I accept the license , click again on the Next button ( for two more consecutive times) and on that Yes . In conclusion, press the Finish button and start the program, selecting the relative link added to the Start menu .
If, on the other hand, you are using macOS , open the Avidemux .dmg package and move the program icon to the Applications folder on your computer, then right-click on it, select the Open item from the context menu and, in the screen that is shown to you, press the Open button , in order to go around the restrictions desired by Apple against non-certified developers (operation that must be carried out only at the first start).
Now that you see the software window on your desktop, import the movie you want to remove the audio tracks from by clicking on the folder icon located at the top left.
Next, select the Audio menu at the top left, then the Select track item in it and, in the window that opens, remove the check mark from the audio tracks that you intend to remove from the video. If you uncheck all the tracks, you will get a silent video.
By clicking, on the other hand, on the Filters button located next to the name of each audio track, you can apply delays to it, vary its framerate or resample it using custom values.
Click, therefore, on the OK button , set the Copy option in the Video Output and Audio Output drop-down menus located in the left sidebar and choose the output format you want to use for your video (you must select the same format as the source video) using the Output Container drop-down menu .
Finally, click on the floppy disk icon located at the top left, choose the name and folder in which to save the output video and press the Save button to start exporting the file. Done!
VLC (Windows / macOS / Linux)
Another tool you can consider turning to to remove the audio track from your playback-only movies is VLC . It is a popular free multimedia player of an open source nature, which allows you to manage practically any format of audio and video files without having to resort to the use of extra codecs. In addition, it offers several interesting options for managing and viewing them, so it can be used for both temporary and permanent changes. It works on Windows, macOS and Linux.
To download the program to your computer, go to its website and click the Download VLC button . When the download is complete, if you are using Windows , open the .exe file obtained and, in the window that appears on the screen, click on the OK , Next (three times in a row) and Install buttons .
Now that you see the program window on your desktop, drag the video file you want to act on over it. When playback is started, to remove audio track from video with VLC only during playback, click on the Audio menu located at the top left and choose the Audio track option , then the Disability option and that’s it.
You can also mute the movie, by clicking on the Mute option that you always find in the Audio menu or by pressing the speaker icon at the bottom right of the VLC window or, again, by moving the slider on the volume adjustment bar to the left .
If, on the other hand, you want to remove the audio track from your video permanently, click on the Media menu at the top left, select the Convert / Transmit option in it, choose the File tab in the window that opens, press the button Add , select the movie of your interest and press the Convert / Save button .
In the new window that appears, click on the button with the wrench next to the Profile item , select the Audio encoding tab in the further open window, uncheck the Audio box , type the title you want to assign to the profile you are about to create in the field at the top and click on the Create button .
Finally, press the Browse button , specify the location on your computer where you want to save the output file and click the Start button .
If, on the other hand, you are using macOS , after downloading the program’s .dmg package , drag the VLC icon to the Applications folder on your computer, right-click on it, select the Open item from the context menu and press the Open button , in order to start the software, however, going around the restrictions imposed by Apple on applications from non-certified developers (operation required only at the first run).
Once the VLC window is displayed, drag the video file on which you want to intervene on it, wait for the playback to start and proceed in the same way as I have already explained to you for Windows. To mute the movie, instead, click on the Audio menu and select the Silence option or move the cursor on the volume adjustment bar located at the bottom right to the left.
To remove the audio track from the movie permanently, instead, do this: click on the File menu at the top left, then on the Convert / Transmit item present in it, press the Open media button in the window that appears on the screen and select the video file you want to act on.
Then, click on the Customize button , select the Audio encoding tab , remove the check from the Audio box and click the Apply button .
Finally, click the Save as File , then on the Browse and indicate the location of the output video file modified, then press the button Save and you’re done. For more details on how VLC works , read my dedicated guide.
How to remove audio track from video: online
You don’t want or can’t download new tools on your computer and, therefore, would you like to know if there are any online services to remove audio from video? The answer is yes. To find out which, in my opinion, are the best solutions in the category, continue reading.
Clideo is a site that provides users with various tools to make various types of changes to movies, including the ability to remove the audio track. It supports all the most popular formats, allows you to upload files with a maximum size of 500 MB and protects the privacy of users, as the uploaded data is encrypted. It’s free, but you can eventually subscribe to a paid subscription (at a cost of $ 9 / month) which allows you to remove the watermark that is applied to the videos and unlock other extra features.
To use the Clideo tool for removing the audio track from the videos, go to the relevant Web page , click on the Choose file button and select the file. You can also select videos from the Internet by pressing the button with the adjacent arrow and indicating whether you intend to take the files from Google Drive or from Dropbox .
Once uploaded, indicate the format of the output file using the Format drop-down menu at the bottom, press the Export button located at the bottom right and then the Download button , in order to download the unified video on your computer .
Other solutions to remove audio track from online video
If you are looking for other solutions that can be used online through which you can remove audio from video, I suggest you take a look at the ones I have included in the list below.
- Audio Remover– online service at no cost that allows you to remove audio from movies by acting on files in MP4, AVI, MOV and all the other popular formats. It supports the upload of videos with a maximum size of 500MB and you do not need to register.
- Change Volume of 123apps– is another portal that provides users with various types of tools to carry out simple video editing operations, including a tool to adjust the audio of movies which is useful for carrying out the operation covered by this guide. It does not require registration and you can upload files with a maximum size of 10 GB.
- VEED– this is a web-based video editor that also offers a tool for removing the audio track from movies. Basically it is free, but by subscribing to the paid subscription (with prices starting from 12 dollars / month) you can upload files larger than 50 MB, you can remove the watermark applied to the movies and unlock other extra features.
How to remove audio track from video: app
Let’s see, now, what are the solutions you can use to remove audio track from video by acting on smartphones and tablets. Below, therefore, you will find indicated what I believe to be the apps for Android and iOS / iPadOS belonging to the aforementioned category that I consider most useful for the purpose.
ActionDirector Video Editing (Android / iOS / iPadOS)
The first app to remove audio from video that I suggest you use is ActionDirector . It is a solution that can be used on both Android and iOS / iPadOS, free and easy to use. It allows you to join videos, cut them, apply transition effects etc. Of course you can also use it to remove audio. Imprints a watermark on the edited movies and does not support Full HD resolution at 1080p: these limits can be removed by viewing an advertising video for each project to be exported (up to a maximum of two per day) or by purchasing its paid version (with costs starting from € 1.99).
To download and install the app on your device, proceed as follows: if you are using Android, access the relevant section of the Play Store and press the Install button (if the Play Store is missing on your device, you can go to alternative stores ); if you are using iOS / iPadOS, access the relevant section of the App Store , press the Get button , then the Install button and authorize the download via Face ID , Touch ID or Apple ID password .
Now that you see the main screen of the app, press the Accept and continue button , scroll through the tabs that show you how it works and tap the Let’s get started button ! . If you are offered the subscription to the app, touch the (x) located at the top left to decline the invitation.
At this point, press the New project button , assign the name to the project by writing it in the appropriate text field and select the factor module of the output video. Grant the app all permissions to work, tap on the preview of the content to add to the project, press the icon (+) that you find in its correspondence and, after selecting all the clips of your interest, tap the button with the arrow .
Once this is done, all you have to do is press the Volume button at the bottom, turn the switch next to the Mute audio option to ON , touch the tick symbol at the top right and tap the Produce item located at the top of the screen.
Finally, select the video resolution and start exporting the content by pressing Produce again .
iMovie (iOS / iPadOS)
iMovie is a very popular video editor made by Apple. It is available for free for iOS / iPadOS devices and offers all the functions you might want from such a tool intended for non-professional environments. In short, if you want to permanently remove audio from video and use a “bitten apple” device, you couldn’t find a better solution.
To download and install iMovie on your device, go to the relevant section of the App Store , press the Get button , then click the Install button and authorize the download via Face ID , Touch ID or Apple ID password . Next, launch the app by selecting its icon that has just been added to the home screen and / or the App Library.
Now that you see the main iMovie screen, press the Create project button and choose the movie item from the box that opens, then select the video to edit and press the Create movie button to access the iMovie editor.
At this point, select the thumbnail of the movie you just imported into iMovie in the timeline of the app, press the speaker icon that appears at the bottom and move the slider on the volume control bar to the left .
Finally, save the edited video by tapping on the End item at the top left, selecting the sharing icon (the one with the square and the arrow ) from the screen that opens and choosing the Save video option from the menu that appears. The movie will be saved in the iOS / iPadOS gallery.
VLC (Android / iOS / iPadOS)
VLC , the multimedia player I told you about in the initial part of the guide , is also available for smartphones and tablets and even in this case it allows you to play practically any audio and video file without problems, also allowing you to remove the audio track from movies during reproduction. It’s totally free and there for both Android and iOS / iPadOS.
To use VLC, download and install the app from the Play Store or from the App Store , then if you are using Android , select the video of your interest from the Video section of the main VLC screen and, once playback has started, swipe from the up and down on the right side of the player to bring up the volume adjustment bar and turn it down completely.
If you are using iOS / iPadOS , on the other hand, open the video file of your interest using a file manager (eg. File ) or through the app in which it is saved, press the share icon (the one with the square and the arrow ) and select the VLC icon from the menu that appears.
Once the movie has started playing, move the indicator on the volume control bar at the bottom to the left and you’re done.