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How to Extract Audio from Any Video File?

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If video editing is your hobby, you will probably know that the most common hurdle comes from the audio. This is so ubiquitous, it is not a hurdle anymore, merely a process of dealing with it. Removing the audio from a video serves so many purposes, to insert new audio, to prepare the video for different processing techniques, to edit the video, etc.

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In this article, we’ll be highlighting the different platforms which offer to help you to remove the audio from a video file.


To erase the audio from a video file on a Mac, you are required to install a software called iMovie application. It’s a simple, no frills video editor and very easy to handle. For this specific purpose, all you need to do is to import the video into iMovie application and load it into the timeline. Then right click and the option will display, among them, choose ‘Detach Video.’ This splits the audio which can be deleted by clicking on it. Finally, you can save the project by using Cmd + E shortcut keys.

Windows 10


This is the most popular media software on Windows is a VLC media player. Open the software and navigate to the Media section on the menu tab. It will display a list, and you will have to select Convert/Save. You will see a panel pop up. Then add the desired video and then click on Tools. Go ahead to the Audio Codec section and uncheck ‘Audio.’ Save it and specify the path where you want it to be saved.



For Android users who are trying to extract audio from a video file will need to have Timbre installed on their device. If you don’t have it yet, you have to download it and launch the app. then scroll through it to find the option ‘Mute.’ Then tap on it, and you will be directed to your gallery where you will need to select the video for editing. Once it is loaded, touch on Mute again, and after giving the necessary permissions, your file will be saved minus the audio.


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For iOS devices, you already have an app called Video Mute. Once you have downloaded it from the App Store, launch it and load the video. You will be able to see the volume slider. Bring it down to zero and then tap on the export button. Your video will be saved to be viewed later but without any audio.

Wondershare Filmora

Wondershare Filmora is a highly rated desktop video editor that is the best option to remove all traces of audio in a video file. After installation of the software if you don’t have it already installed on your computer, launch the software and load the video file. Then right click on it to get Audio Detach option. Select it, and double click on the timeline and click on Create. Afterwards, select the appropriate format and save the project.


So many different websites online offer the service of removing the audio tracks. Two of such sites are Apowersoft and Audio Remover. They are easy to work with, and they can be accessed through a regular web browser on any platform.

Do well to write to us by using the comments section below if you have any option we skipped in the mentioned list above.

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