Add audio or music to video using VLC

Chances are you are satisfied with a video but not the audio track. In such case, you can remove the audio track from the video clip and optionally add your voice-over, narration, background music or voice recording to the video. This is much easier than you think and you don’t even need to pay for a video editor as there are many free options. In a previous guide, we demonstrated how you can remove audio from video using VLC media player, one of the most popular free and open source media player and editor. This article shows how to attach an audio to video with the same tool.

Introducing VLC player

VLC Media Player is a free and open-source, portable, cross-platform media player and streaming media server. It is available for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Unix, iOS, Android and more OS. If you don’t have it installed, you can download it below.

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Add audio or music to video using VLC player

Open VLC player on your computer. We are using VLC for Windows on a PC in this demo. Click Media from the top menu bar, then choose Open Multiple Files… In the Open Media window, click + Add button in the File Selection section to choose the source video and import it to VLC player. Then click to enable the Show more options. Also tick the Play another media synchronously checkbox. Click on the Browse… button besides to the Extra media box, then find and add the audio file. After that click on the Play dropdown menu in the bottom right corner and select Convert from the menu.

add audio, music to video using vlc media player for windows on pc

The Convert window appears. Now go to click the Browse button and pick a location to save your video and optionally give a different name to the new video in the Destination section. Finally, click Start to attach the audio to video and save the video as a new file to the destination location you have selected above. Wait for VLC to complete the task. Depending on the video size, you may need to wait for some time. Open the destination folder on your PC to find and play the new video you have just created with VLC media player.