How to Remove Sound from a Video (3 Easy Ways)

how to remove sound from a video

This tutorial will show you step by step how to remove sound from a video in a few different ways using free and paid software.

This tutorial works for all kinds of video formats, such as MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, MPG, MPEG, FLV, WMV, H264, M4V, and other formats.

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How to remove audio from a video using:

This will permanently remove sound (audio) from a video.

How to Remove Audio from a Video using Wondershare Filmora

Wondershare Filmora is a user friendly and affordable video editor with a lot of features.

You can find Wondershare Filmora here (official website).

1. Open Wondershare Filmora.

2. Click on "FULL FEATURE MODE".

3. Click on "Import Media Files Here".

Or click on "IMPORT" and choose "Import Media Files".

wondershare filmora import media files

4. Go to the video located on your computer.

5. Select the video.

6. Click on "Open".

7. Right-click on the video and choose "Add to Project".

add video to project in wondershare filmora

The video will be added to the project panel located at the bottom.

8. In the project panel (located the bottom), you right-click on the video and choose "Audio Detach".

remove audio from video in wondershare filmora

The audio will be detached from the video and shown as a separate bar located under the video bar.

9. Right-click on the audio bar and choose "Delete".

delete audio from a video in wondershare filmora

10. When you're done editing the video, you click on "Export" located in the project toolbar.

export video in wondershare filmora

A "Output" dialog will appear.

11. Select a video format.

12. Enter a name for your video.

13. You can change a few settings if you want.

14. When you're done editing the video, you click on the "Export" button located at the bottom right.

Wondershare Filmora will now create your video, but without the sound (audio).

How to Remove Audio from a Video using VLC

VLC media player is a free and open-source, portable and cross-platform media player and streaming media server.

You can download VLC here (official website).

1. Open VLC media player.

2. Click on "Media" and choose "Convert / Save".

vlc media player convert save feature

A "Open Media" dialog will appear.

3. Click on the "Add" button.

open video in vlc

4. Go to the video located on your computer.

5. Select the video.

6. Click on "Open".

7. Click on the "Convert / Save" button located at the bottom.

A "Convert" dialog will appear.

8. At "Profile", you can select the output profile (video and audio codec/format) you want to use.

select a output profile in vlc

9. Click on the tools (Edit selected profile) button.

vlc edit selected profile button in vlc

10. At the "Encapsulation" tab, you can select a video container.

If you have a MP4 video, then you select "MP4/MOV", and if you have a MKV video, then you select "MKV, etc.

11. Click on the "Video Codec" tab.

12. Check the "Keep original video track" option.

13. Click on the "Audio codec" tab.

14. Uncheck the "Audio" option.

uncheck the audio option in vlc

15. Click on the "Save" button located at the bottom.

16. At "Destination", you click on the "Browse" button.

17. Select a location on your computer where you want to save the new video file.

18. At "File name", you enter a name for the new video file.

19. Click on the "Save" button.

20. Click on the "Start" button located at the bottom.

VLC media player will now convert your video, but without the sound (audio).

How to Remove Audio from a Video using Lightworks

Lightworks is a free professional non-linear video editor with a lot of features.

You can download Lightworks here (official website).

1. Open Lightworks.

2. Click on "Create a new project".

3. Enter a name for your project.

4. Select a frame rate.

If you don't know the frame rate of your video, then select "Auto".

5. Click on the "Create" button.

6. Click on "Local Files".

lightworks local files

7. Click on "Places".

8. Go to the location on your computer where the video is stored.

go to video location in lightworks

9. Select the video.

10. Click on the "Import" button.

import video in lightworks

11. Click on "Edit" (located top center of Lightworks).

12. Drag the video from the top panel to the bottom panel.

add video to project in lightworks

Now you will see 3 or more bars. V1 (video) is the video and A1 (video, A1) and A2 (video, A2) is the audio of the video. There may also be A3 (video, A3) and A4 (video, A4).

13. Right-click on "A1 - A2" and choose "Delete".

delete audio from video in lightworks

If there's also "A3 - A4", then you will need to delete that also.

Now you will only have the video left.

14. When you're done editing the video, you right-click on the timeline, go to "Export" and choose "YouTube". Don't worry about the YouTube option. Your video will be fine.

export video in lightworks

A "Export" dialog will appear at the top right.

15. Do not check the "Upload to youtube.com" option. Leave it unchecked.

16. At "Destination" > "Folder", you can select the location on your computer where the video will be saved.

17. When you're done, you click on the "Start" button.

lightworks export dialog

Lightworks will now create your video, but without the sound (audio).

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