How to Remove Audio Track from Video File Using iMovie


Here's how you can remove audio from a video file using iMovie in macOS or OS X running on your Mac.

Learn How to Remove Audio Track from a Video File Using iMovie

iMovie is a fairly powerful app on the Mac. While it may not offer the same tools which you get with Final Cut Pro, but it gets the job done when it comes to basic tasks such as trimming a video, shuffling things around and whatnot. You can even use it to remove an audio track from a video file as well, and in today's guide we will walk you through the entire process on how to do just that.

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iMovie is a free app for new Mac users, you can download it by heading over to this link.

1. Launch iMovie from Launchpad or Applications in Finder.

2. Under the Projects tab, click on Create New then click on Movie.

3. Now drag the video file, whose audio track you wish to remove, into the timeline.

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4. Right-click on the video then click on Detach Audio.

5. Right-click on the audio track then click on Delete.

6. Export the video file to a location of your choice.

Play the video back in QuickTime or VLC and you'll notice the audio track is no more.

Wrap Up

There are a lot of reasons why you'd want to remove the audio track from a video. For instance, the audio turned out gibberish after recording a clip and you wish to overlay it with music or something else. Or, for some reason, you don't want the other person to hear the audio bit in the recorded video. This, and a lot of other scenarios, call for the removal of the audio track altogether.

We really wish there was an easier way to remove the audio track, but if you have iMovie at hand, then things can't get any more simpler. It's a useful app and gets a lot of things done in a snap. You can even use it to trim video files or form one giant video out of several clips. The possibilities are virtually endless.

It's entirely up to you which direction you wish to take while using iMovie.