Remove Audio from Video in VLC (Step by Step)


Pragadeesh N - February 17, 2021 - Leave your thoughts. 5 min read

Looking to remove audio from video in VLC on your Windows or Mac computer?

In this article, we’ll show you how to remove audio from your video using VLC with clear step-by-step instructions and pictures.

Also, as a bonus, we’ll show you an easier way to remove audio from a video on your Windows or Mac computer.

How to Remove Audio from Video using VLC

VLC is a popular media player that’s available on both Windows and Mac. if you don’t have it installed, you can download VLC for Windows or VLC for Mac OS X.

Once you have installed VLC on your computer, follow the steps below to remove audio from your video using VLC:

  1. Open VLC and then navigate to Media > Convert / Save.
    go to media and convert save
  2. Now click on the Add button in the Open Media window to select the video you want to mute. Then click on the Convert / Save button in the bottom right corner of the same window.
    click add to import video you want to mute
  3. In the Convert window, click on the button with the wrench icon on it as shown in the image below.
    click wrench icon
  4. In the Profile Edition window, go to the Audio codec tab and untick the Audio checkbox.
    go to audio codec and untick audio checkbox
  5. From the same window, click on the Create button in the bottom right corner. You’ll now return to the Convert window.
    click create
  6. Click on the Browse button to pick a location to save your muted video.
    click browse
  7. Finally, click on the Start button in the bottom right corner of the app window.
    click start

How to Remove Audio from a Video: The Easy Way

If you’re a Windows or Mac user, you can use Animaker’s video muter to easily mute videos for free! All it takes is 3 simple steps to remove audio or sound and download your videos using our super-simple video muting tool.

For those who are unaware of Animaker, it is an all-in-one DIY video making app designed to help non-designers make professional-quality videos from the comfort of their browser.

Our video muting tool works on Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, etc., and if you use one of these browsers, you can easily mute your videos on your Windows or Mac computer. 

If you’re looking to quickly mute your videos for Instagram, YouTube, or Facebook, then Animaker’s video muter is the best tool for the job. Also, you can mute videos in MP4, MPG, WebM, MOV, and more formats.

Step 1: Sign Up/Sign In and Pick the Dimensions

First, sign in to your account or create a free one. Now choose the dimensions or the aspect ratio you’d want your output video to be in. You can pick Square, Landscape, or Vertical from the Create a video section in your dashboard. Or, use the Custom Size button to set your own custom dimensions.

pick the dimensions

click on the custom size button

enter the custom width and height

Step 2: Upload the Video and Remove the Audio From It

Now upload the video you want to mute or remove audio from. Animaker allows you to upload videos up to 20 GB in size. Head to the Upload tab in the main navigation bar and click on the Upload button at the bottom of the tab window.

go to uploads tab and click upload button

Now click on it to set it onto the canvas of your chosen dimensions.

set the video you want to mute

Then, click on the scissor button as shown in the image below.

click on the scissor icon

Now in the popup window that appears next, you’ll find a yellow speaker icon in the bottom right corner. 

click on the yellow audio icon

Click on the yellow speaker icon to mute or remove audio from your video. Once you click on the icon, you’ll notice that it’ll display the mute icon to indicate that the sound has been removed. Now click on the round green button in the bottom right corner to save the changes.

click on the green button

Optionally, you can also add a voiceover, or add background music to your video. If you want to add a voiceover, you’ve got three ways to do that: you can record your own voiceover, upload a voiceover file, or generate voiceover using text. To add a voiceover, click on the Video Timeline icon, then click on the Voiceover icon in the bottom left corner of the app screen, and pick an option from the dropdown menu.

add voiceover

To add background music to your video, simply head to the Music tab and pick a background music track from our huge, free music library.

add music track

Step 3: Preview and Download

You can preview the video by clicking on the play button beside the Share button. You can then download the video to your computer by clicking on the Publish button and then selecting Download Video from the dropdown menu. Or share it directly to various social media platforms from within the app.

download muted video


Apart from letting you remove audio from your videos, Animaker offers other essential video editing tools you’d need to edit your videos for your social media channels and website.

You can use Animaker’s video editor to:

And the list goes on… feel free to check out these tools and learn why it’s the go-to video editor for marketers and content creators.

Got any questions about muting your videos in VLC? Any interesting tips or tools to remove audio from your videos on Windows or Mac that we seem to have left out? Please let us know about them in the comment section below.

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