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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.