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How To Replace the Audio Track in a Video (Step by Step)

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Nov 26, 2021• Proven solutions

Video editing is inclusive of editing the audio track. You may be working on background scores, original soundtracks and different kinds of sound effects. Any of these tasks would need you to edit or replace audio in video. You may have to mix different audio tracks to have one score. From sound engineering to finely editing every track being mixed, it is an ever expanding and exciting technical niche that will depend largely on a plethora of tools, so in this article, we will let you how to replace audio in video with 2 methods by using Filmora and Windows Movie Maker.

Part 1: How to replace audio in video with Filmora

First method, let us explore how you can replace audio in video with Wondershare Filmora.

To begin with, get a free trial copy of Wondershare Filmora.

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Step 1. Import file

Once you have downloaded and installed Wondershare Filmora, open the application and click on ‘Import’. Search for the relevant video which you wish to edit and load it from the hard disk or the specific folder. You can select multiple videos using ‘ctrl’ and clicking on the chosen files.

import video filmora

Step 2. Drag and drop to the video Timeline

The videos selected will be displayed as thumbnails. Choose a video, go to hit and click without releasing the click and drag the chosen video to the Video Timeline.

drag video to timeline

Step 3. Remove the original sound of the video

Right click on it and you would see the option of "Audio detach". Click on it and the audio file will detach from the video file and get added to Music Timeline.

Press "Delete" on your keyboard and you would get rid of it. You can save this video without the audio and you would only have the visuals, unimpaired and unaffected in any way, without the sound.

remove original sound

Step 4. Add a new audio track

You can add a new audio track to the video by choosing royalty sound or music from Filmora library, or importing any audio you like.

Filmora add new audio track

Part 2: How to change audio in video with Windows Movie Maker

Second method, Apart from replacing audio by Filmora, you can also make it by Windows Movie Maker. Though it is discontiuned to develop new version, you can still use it in Windows 7. Below are the steps to replace audio in Windows Movie Maker.

Step 1: Import video

First, download and run it. Click Add videos and photos to import video.

import video file

Step 2: Turn off the original sound

Click Edit tab > Video volume to turn off the sound by draging the slider to left.

turn off audio windows movie maker

Step 3: Add audio to video

Click Add music to import the targeted music to Windows Movie Maker. You can select Add music or Add music at the current point.

add audio windows movie maker

Step 4: Save project

Click file icon in the top left corner to save video. Choose Save movie to export the targerted file.

save video windows movie maker

Wondershare Filmora allows you to replace and edit the audio in video with ease

Unfortunately, there is no application by default in your desktop or laptop, phone or tablet that would get this done. To replace audio in video, you would need the help of state of the art software. Fortunately, you have Wondershare Filmora at your disposal.

With Wondershare Filmora, you can replace audio in video, you can mute audio, detach the audio and you can add audio. You can eliminate background noise, organic noise, sound effects, you can address the sync problem in a video file and you can edit the audio in a video without any extensive training or expertise.

  • It has a user-friendly interface which makes things simple even for amateurs.
  • It supports all common video and audio formats including WMV, MOV, FLV, MTS, MP4, etc.
  • You can move an audio, replace it or add a new audio to the video without worrying about general loss which is loss of quality
  • You can export the edited video with the new or edited audio to various devices, including the cloud and social media sites.
  • Compatible with Windows (including Windows 8) & Mac OS X (10.6 and above).

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Shanoon Cox
Shanoon Cox is a writer and a lover of all things video.