Remove Audio from Video in Windows 10: 4 Free Ways


Pragadeesh N - February 23, 2021 - Leave your thoughts. 6 min read

Looking to remove audio from video in Windows 10?

In this article, we’ll show you the 4 best free ways to remove audio from video in Windows 10.

Here’s everything we’ll cover, feel free to jump around:

How to remove audio from video in Windows Movie Maker

How to remove audio from video in VLC

How to remove audio from video in Premiere Pro

How to remove audio from video on Windows 10: The Easy Way

How to Remove Audio from Video in Windows Movie Maker

Windows Movie Maker is a part of the Windows Essentials Suite 2012. Microsoft ended the support for this suite in 2010. However, you can download the original installer using this download link. It was retrieved with the help of Wayback Machine, a free web archiving service.

  1. First, install Windows Movie Maker. Now, double-click the installer file you just downloaded. Then, pick the Choose the programs you want to install option.
    select choose the programs you want to install
  2. Let the Photo Gallery and Movie Maker checkbox remain ticked. You can untick the checkboxes associated with the tools you won’t need and click on the Install button.
    tick the photo gallery and movie maker checkbox
  3. Once it’s been installed, open it and import the video you want to mute. Simply drag and drop the video onto the app window. Or you can import the video by going to the Home tab and clicking on the Add photos and videos button.
    click add videos and photos
  4. Now go to the Edit tab and click on the Video Volume button.
    go to edit tab and click video volume
  5. Click on the Mute icon to the left of the slider to mute your video. Or you can drag the slider handle to the complete left to mute your video.
    click mute icon or drag handle
  6. If you’re just looking to remove audio from a portion of your video, you’re going to have to split the video into several parts and then pick the part that you want to remove the audio for. Head to the Edit tab and click on the Video Volume button, and then mute the video clip with the mute icon or the slider handle.
    split and remove audio from a video clip
  7. Now save the video you just muted. To save the video, navigate to the File tab, select Save movie, and select Recommended for this project from the resulting dropdown menu. This option will save your video as MP4 with no sound.
    select save movie and recommended for this project

How to Remove Sound from Video in Windows using VLC

It’s likely that you already have VLC media player installed on your Windows 10 OS. If that’s the case, you can use it to mute your videos. There are various steps you’d need to take to mute and save videos using VLC. Check out our article on how to mute a video in VLC.

How to Remove Audio from Video on Windows using Premiere Pro

You can also use Adobe Premiere Pro, a professional video editing software, to mute your videos. If you haven’t used it before and are merely looking to mute your video, we wouldn’t recommend using the tool to mute your videos. If you’re into video editing and you have it installed on your Windows 10 PC, here’s an article from us that shows you how to mute a video in Adobe Premiere Pro. 

How to Remove Audio from a Video: The Super Quick Way

If you’re a Windows 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 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. Then, choose the dimensions or the social platform for your video. What aspect ratio or dimensions 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, you can use the Custom Size button to pick the dimensions of your choice.

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

Upload the video you want to mute or remove audio from. Animaker lets you upload videos up to 20 GB in size. Go to the Upload tab in the Animaker asset library and click on the Upload button at the bottom of the tab window.

go to uploads tab and click upload button

Now click on the video to set it onto the canvas.

set the video you want to mute

Then, click on the scissor icon in the top right corner of the canvas.

click on the scissor icon

Now in the popup window that appears next, you’ll find an audio button in the bottom right corner. 

click on the yellow audio icon

Now click on the speaker icon to mute your video. Once you click on the icon, you’ll now 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 mute 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 on Windows 10? Any interesting tips or tools to mute videos on Windows that we seem to have left out? Please let us know about them in the comment section below.

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