How to Edit Audio on YouTube

By Jul 21,2017 17:02 pm

In this article, we are going to show you how to edit audio with YouTube Video Editor, and the tips on adding your own audio file to YouTube.

Part 1: How to Edit Audio with YouTube Video Editor

Unfortunately, YouTube does not allow users to upload audio files such as MP3, WAV, etc. Instead, you can only upload audio files which are offered by YouTube in the first place. Since YouTube has got a plentiful audio library, you can find a lot of audio there. In this part, we will show you how to add and edit audio with YouTube Video Editor.

  • Step 1: Sign in to your YouTube account
  • Step 2: Enter the YouTube Video Editor by clicking directly on this link: https://www.youtube.com/editor
  • Step 3: Choose Audio option. Here you will find that there are various songs and audio files you can choose from. Drag and drop the audio clip into the audio track. And now you can edit the Volume, Pan, Bass, and Treble of the audio clip easily.
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Part 2: Add your Own Audio File to YouTube Video

1. Tools You Are Going to Need

YouTube video editor is far from meeting the needs of people who want to have more control on their audio. On the bright side, if you are interested in learning how to edit audio on YouTube, there is a solution. There are many video editors in the market that allow you to add your own music or audio files to a video. Windows Movie Maker, iMovie, Adobe Premiere, WeVideo, and Magisto are some of the video editors available for you to choose from. In this guide, we recommend Wondershare Filmora.

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Why Should You Choose Wondershare Filmora?

There are many advantages associated with the use of Wondershare Filmora. You will see that it allows you to fully edit any audio file and gain 100% control over your files. It is an integrated solution that lacks nothing in terms of efficiency and quality standards. To be more specific, Wondershare Filmora offers the following unique features:

  • Built-in audio editing tools that allow you to gain full control of your audio in an easy way
  • Exclusive audio track that enables you to mute, detach or even de-noise the audio from video
  • All audio effects can easily be adjusted with one click only
  • The built-in Equalizer is capable enough to create amazing audio effects
  • Directly upload your video to YouTube, Facebook or Vimeo from Wondershare Filmora

2.How to add audio files to YouTube video with Wondershare Filmora

Do you want to know more about audio editing? Please read this article: How to add audio to video.

  • Step 1: Import Video Clips into Filmora
  • Step 2: Detach Audio
  • If you want to edit the original audio of the video, you can choose to split the audio file from the video by using the Audio Detach option on Wondershare Filmora. Then, the audio file will be shown in the audio track, and you can cut or trim it.

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    Note: If you do not want to keep the original audio file stored on your computer, you can delete it from the audio track.

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  • Step 3: Add Audio Files
  • Wondershare Filmora offers you multiple royalty free audio effects and music in its rich audio library. What is more, you can also import your own music or audio file from your computer or iTunes. Of course, you should know that the audio should be royalty free for you to make use of. In a different situation, you cannot upload it and benefit from its quality and nature.

  • Step 4: Edit Audio
  • In this step, you can adjust the audio volume and pitch, etc. There are multiple options for you to benefit from, including the Audio Equalizer, Music, Mix Audio. In this way, you can make sure that the audio is exactly like you have wanted it to be. For further information as to how you can improve the sound quality of your recorded videos, you can check out: How to improve sound quality of recorded videos.

  • Step 5: Save Your Work and Upload on YouTube
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    If you are satisfied with your work on the audio file and you wish to publish it, the process is quite simple. You just hit Export and select to upload the video to YouTube. After signing in to your YouTube account, you will be ready to start uploading the audio file.

    Publish on YouTube

    In case you wish to edit the audio from an already published video, you have to download the video first. You cannot edit it otherwise. If you want to do that, you can benefit from Wondershare Video Converter. This helpful tool will enable you to download any YouTube videos of your choosing by entering the video link into the program.

    After that, you can edit the video as per your liking and then continue on with uploading it on YouTube.

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