When you capture a video, it generally comes with the audio. Though anybody can capture a good video, unless you are a professional, audio can be tricky and no so easy. In those situations, it’s better to remove the audio completely so that you can add your own music or voice over to said the video. So, if ever want to remove audio from video, here is how you can do it on any device.
1. Remove Audio from Video on Windows
Windows has no built-in software to properly remove audio from a video. So, we are going to use a free software called HandBrake. Download HandBrake, install it like any other Windows software and open it.
Once opened, drag and drop the video from which you want to remove the audio. Alternatively, select the option “Open Files,” navigate to the location where you’ve saved the video, select it and click on the “Open” button.
Now, select the resolution from the right-hand side of the window. If you are not sure, select the source video resolution. In my case, I’m selecting “Fast 480p 30fps.”
Go to the “Audio” tab and click on the little “X” icon next to the audio stream.
The above action will remove the audio stream. Now, click on the “Start Encode” button.
As soon as you click on the button, HandBrake will start the removal and conversion process. Just sit back and wait. Once done, you will see the process completed message at the bottom of the window. You can find the processed video in the output folder.
You can find the output file location in the under the Destination section in the same window.
2. Remove Audio from Video on Mac
On Mac, you can remove audio from video using iMovie. However, the process is pretty clunky and complicated for such a simple task. So, we are going to use a free and lightweight software called MPEG Streamclip.
Download MPEG Streamclip and install it. After installing, open it. Now, select “File” and then “Open Files.” Navigate to where you’ve stored the video and select it.
The above action will open the video in MPEG Streamline. To remove the audio we need to export it. So, go to “File” and select the export format. Since you are on a Mac, QuickTime would be the most sensible choice. That being said, you can choose whichever format you like. In my case, I chose “QuickTime”.
In the next screen, select “No Sound” from the drop-down menu next to “Sound” and click on the “Make Movie” button.
You will be prompted to give a name to the file and select the destination. Do that and click on the “Save” button.
That is it. Within a few minutes, MPEG will remove audio from the video. You can find the processed video at your chosen destination.
3. Remove Audio from Video on Android
There is an app for everything on Android. To remove audio from video on Android, we are going to use Timbre. A simple and free app to cut, copy, join and convert video and audio. Install the app from Play Store.
After installing the app, open it from the apps menu. Now, scroll down to the Video section and select the option “Mute.”
The app will automatically scan your device and shows all the videos. Browse through them and select the video you want to remove the audio.
Once selected, Timbre will open it in the editor. Tap on the “Mute” icon.
The app will show a warning that the process will remove audio. Since that is what we want, tap on the “Save” button.
As soon as you tap on the button, the app will instantly remove the audio and exports it to the default location. You can see the default save location under “Export path.”
You can access the exported file using any file explorer or video player.
Remove Audio from Video on iPhone
If you are on an iPhone, you would be glad to know that you do not even need an extra app from removing the audio from your video. You can just use the iMovie app which Apple already provides, to do the job perfectly.
First, open the Photos app and pick out the video which needs to be edited.
Next, click on the “Edit” button or the icon showcasing 3 sliders.
This should open up the editing mode, from which you should click on the bottom icon with the 3 dots and from there, select iMovie.
Once in iMovie, just simply toggle the sound icon just beneath the time slider and you should be having a video with its audio taken out.
Next hit “Done”, and you’re good to go.
Don’t worry, we are aware that the old iPhones do not come with iMovie and given its large size, it can be a hassle to download it from the App Store just for this simple thing. If you are using an old iPhone, we’ve got you covered too.
We are going to use a completely free app called Mute Video.
So head on to the App Store and download it, or you could simply download it from here.
Next, open up the app and you should be greeted with a library of all the videos from your phone.
Select the video which you want to remove the sound from.
After opening your video, you should see a Volume Slider or adjuster. Adjust the volume accordingly; in this case, we are going to slide it all the way to the left i.e. completely mute the audio.
Hit “Save”, and you’re done.
Although iMovie does offer a lot more features and is overall a more polished app than Mute Video, it’s just more practical to use Mute Video if one is looking just to remove the audio from a video.
5. Remove Audio from Online
If you think using an app is too much work for you then you can simply use a free online web tool. In fact, there is a dedicated website called Audio Remover to remove audio from a video. The best part is, you can remove audio from any video as long as it is 500MB or less. The file limit is sufficient for most users.
To start off, visit Audio Remover website and click on the “Browse” button.
Navigate to the destination folder, select the video file and click on the “Open” button.
After selecting the video file, click on the “Remove Audio” button.
The web app will upload the video, remove the audio and gives you the link to download the processed video. Just click on the download link to download the video with no audio.
Comment below sharing your thoughts and experiences about using the above methods.