How to Take Background Music Out of a Video

You’ve shot a great video, but the background music is cramping your style. Here’s how to take it out.

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In this video tutorial, you will learn how to take background music out of a video. This can be useful if you have a video with copyrighted music that you want to use for a personal project. You will need to use a video editing software for this tutorial. We will be using Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018, but other software should work similarly.

What You’ll Need

In order to remove background music from a video, you will need a few things:
-An audio editing program (like Audacity)
-The video file itself
-A way to play the video file and see the waveform at the same time (like VLC media player)

Once you have all of these things, you can begin the process of removing the background music from your video.

Extracting the Audio from the Video

There are a couple different ways that you can go about extracting the audio from a video file. One way is to use a piece of software specifically designed for the task, such as Adobe Audition or Audacity. These applications will allow you to easily select the portion of the video from which you want to extract the audio, and then export it as an MP3 or other audio file.

Another way to get the audio out of a video file is to use a more general-purpose media player, like VLC or QuickTime Player. These applications don’t have dedicated tools for extracting audio, but they can still do the job if you know how to use them. To extract audio from a video using one of these players, you’ll first need to convert the video file into an audio-only format like WAV or AIFF. Once you’ve done that, you can then use the player’s built-in tools to export the audio as a separate file.

Converting the Audio File

If you want to remove the background music from a video, you will need to first convert the video file into an audio file. This can be done using a number of different software programs, but we recommend Audacity for its ease of use.

Once you have downloaded and installed Audacity, open the program and click “File” > “Open”. Select the video file you want to convert and click “Open”. The file will now be loaded into Audacity.

Click “File” > “Export Audio”. In the window that opens, select “MP3 Files” as the Export Format and click “Export”. Choose a location to save the file and give it a name. The file will now be saved as an MP3.

Adding the Audio to the Video

You can add the audio to the video by using a simple process that can be repeated for each new video that you create. The first thing that you need to do is to find the audio that you want to use. You can find this online or you can record it yourself. Once you have the audio, you need to add it to the video. You can do this by using a program like iMovie or Windows Movie Maker. Once you have added the audio, you need to export the video as an MP4 file.

Adjusting the Audio Levels

There are a few ways that you can adjust the audio levels in your video in order to take the background music out. One way is to simply mute the audio on the video. Another way is to lower the volume of the video so that the background music is not as loud. Finally, you can use a software program to edit the audio levels of the video and make specific adjustments to the background music.

Saving the Edited Video

Now that you have your video edited the way you want it, with the background music you selected, it is time to save your work. To do this, go to the File menu at the top of the screen and select Export As.

Tips and Tricks

Here are some tips and tricks for taking background music out of a video:

-First, try reducing the playback speed of the video. This can sometimes help to diminish the music in the background.
-Next, try muting the audio altogether. This will obviously remove all sound from the video, but it may also help to reduce the music in the background.
-If those two methods don’t work, you can try using an audio editing program to identify and remove the sections of the video that contain background music. This can be a time-consuming process, but it’s often the only way to completely remove background music from a video.


There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the best way to remove background music from a video will vary depending on the software you are using and the quality of the video itself. However, there are a few general tips that can help you get started:

-Try using a video editing software that allows you to isolate audio tracks. This will make it easier to identify and remove the background music.

-If the video quality is poor, it may be difficult to completely remove the background music without also removing other sounds from the video. In this case, it may be best to simply lower the volume of the background music so that it is less noticeable.

-Remember that even if you are able to remove the background music from a video, there may still be other sounds (such as dialogue or sound effects) that can give away its presence. If possible, try to export the final version of your video with these other sounds removed as well.

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