Remove audio track from video using VLC

If you like to share a video but not its audio track, you can choose to delete audio track from it or replace it with your narration or your favorite music. There are many video editing tools you can use to remove audio tracks from videos. Some of them are server based online editors, some are desktop video editors. If you choose an online video editor, the uploading or downloading is not always stable, especially for large videos and you should never upload those sensitive videos. In this guide, we will use one of the most popular media player, VLC player, to remove the audio from your video for free. It might not be powerful in video editing compared with those professional editors. However it is cross-platform and 100% free.

vlc media player logo

We will use its Windows version to delete audio from videos on a PC. If you are on Mac, you can download and use VLC for Mac or use QuickTime Player or iMovie for the task.

Run VLC on your computer. Click Media from the top menu bar, choose Convert / Save from the drop-down menu.

You will then see the Open Media window. Click the Add… button to find the video you like to mute. Then click on the Convert / Save button in the bottom right corner.

vlc player for windows open media, add files to convert

The Convert window opens. In the Settings section, a video profile will be selected automatically. Click Configure (the wrench icon) after the video profile to edit it.

vlc player for windows convert video edit profile

In the Profile Edition window, switch to the Audio codec tab and click to untick the Audio checkbox. In this way, we will dump the audio streams from the video file during the conversion process.

vlc player for windows remove audio track from video in profile edition

Click on the Save button in the bottom right corner. We will return to the Convert window. Click Browse to choose a location to save the muted video.

vlc player for windows convert video choose destination to save video

Click on the Start button and we’ll now return to the main interface of the VLC media player. Finally click the Play button to start the conversion process.

vlc player for windows converting video file

Once the conversion is done, you will find the video saved to the destination folder you have specified. Just play the converted video to make sure the audio track has been removed. You can also check the codec information in VLC to ensure there is no audio stream in the video.

Add audio to video using VLC

If like, you can also add your voice-over, music or any sound recording to the video using VLC media player.