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Remove Audio from Video (Mute Video) on Any Device

By Carrie Murray, Tuesday, April 16, 2019

If you shot a video with noisy sound, you may want to remove audio from the video and add background music that is actually suitable for the video.

In this post, two audio removers will be introduced - the first one is recommended to take sound out of the video for Windows 10/8/7 and Android; the second one can mute video on iPhone and Mac.

And if you want to remove the sound from videos on YouTube, you can use YouTube video editor.

Remove Audio from Video(Windows, Android)

The audio remover you need to mute videos on Windows is PawEditor. It can remove audio from MP4, MKV, WebM, MOV, FLV, etc. and mute the video. More than that, after taking the sound out of a video, it can save the sound as a separate audio file or add new background music to the muted video. It is a full-featured video and audio editor.

Here list the steps to remove sound from video with PawEditor.

1. Download the audio remover

Click the Download button to get the audio removal tool for your Windows 10, 8, 7 PC.


2. Import a video

In a new project on PawEditor, double click the empty media library to add a video that you want to take sound off.

Add video clip

If you would like to remove audio from an Android video, transfer the video to your computer first.

3. Mute video

To work on the video, drag the video to timeline from the library.

Add Video to Timeline

If you simply want to mute the video to create a silent video, right click on the video to open its editing menu, click Edit.

Click Edit

The video properties you can edit will be present, tick Mute the video

Edit Video Audio

The blue audio waveform will disappear from the video in the track, which indicates that the video is muted.

Mute Video

4. Remove audio from video

If you would like to remove audio from the video to edit the audio separately or add new music to the video, right-click the video on the timeline and click Audio Separation.

Select Audio Separation

The audio will be taken out of the video and appear on the other track. 

Separated Audio

You may select the audio track and delete it.

Remove Audio from Video

Or if you would like to extract audio from the video, you may delete the video track and export the audio as a file in MP3 or others.

Extract Audio from Video

After deleting audio from a video, you can continue to use PawEditor to add new music to the video, cut the audio or video clip, add effects, keyframe animations and more.

Mute A Video on iPhone, Mac

If instead of a Windows PC, you have a Mac, you can remove sound from a video with iMovie, the video editor from Apple.

Here we'll take iMovie for iOS as an example to show you how to remove sound from a video on iPhone, iPad.

Step 1 Open iMovie on your iPhone, iPad. If you can't find iMovie, get it from the App Store.

Step 2 Open a new project on iMovie and add the video you would like to mute.

Step 3 Tap the video clip in the timeline.

Step 4 Beside the volume slider, tap the Mute button.

Step 5 Tap Done to save the muted video on iPhone.

Mute Video on iPhone

Note: iMovie can only remove the audio from video. If you need to extract the audio to a new file or edit the audio, import your iPhone video to a computer and use PawEditor to do the editing.

Remove Sound from Youtube Video

If you have uploaded a video to YouTube and would like to mute the video, YouTube video editor can help you to remove sound from it.

Step 1 You can now edit videos on YouTube Studio. Click your profile icon and click YouTube Studio.

Step 2 Select the video you want to remove sound from and click Editor.

Edit Audio on YouTube Studio

Step 3 Expand the Audio track and click the Edit button 

Step 4 Tick the audio track you want to remove and click Erase.

Erase Audio from Video on YouTube

Step 5 Return to the editor. The video is now muted. 


Removing audio from video is easy with the right audio remover. Just choose the right one according to your devices.

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