Background music plays an important role in video production because it music affects the viewers’ emotions, makes your video more appealing,and helps your video get more views. If you are looking for some hassle-free methods to add music to video, you’ve come to the right place. Here you will learn how to easily add an audio recording, background music, or your favorite song to your video. The first method is using the desktop free video editor – MiniToolMovieMaker to add music, and the second method is about how to add audio to YouTube videos.
1. How to add music to video and edit it on Windows computers?
If you want to add audio to the video, preview the content and quickly make some tweaks, third-party video editing software is a necessity. Here will show you how to use the free Windows video editor without watermark –MiniTool MovieMaker to add music to video.
MiniToolMovieMaker is a feature-rich video editing tool for beginners and semi-professionals to quickly produce videos on Windows computers. With this tool, you can add audio tracks, remove music, trim the video, and delete unwanted parts. It also allows you to add video transitions, use visual filters, add and customized texts to video, merge videos, split the video to many parts, change video speed, etc.The free video templates in the software can assist you in editing a themed video in a short time, for example, a short wedding video or holiday greeting video and more.
To add music to video, you only need to follow these simple steps.
Step 1: Download MiniToolMovieMaker on the Windows computer, install the program and then launch it.
Step 2: Click “Import Media File”, import a video from your local computer, then drag and drop that video to the timeline at the bottom of the software interface.
Step 3: Click “Import Media Files” to import the background music or song that you want to add to the loaded video, after that, drag and drop the music file into the timeline.
Step 1: If you want to remove all the original audio tracks from the video at first, you can click the Mute button below the video on the timeline.
Step 2: If you wish to remove a part of the original audio track,drag the play head to the start point of the unwanted part of the audio track, click the scissors icon on the play head to split the video into multiple parts. Next,click the “Mute” button.
When the video splitting is done, you can proceed to add background music to each video clip.
Step 1: Choose a song or an audio recording, drag the play head to the right position and click the scissor icon on the play head to split the music. Then right-click on the unwanted part, then select the “Delete” option from the drop-down list.
Step 2: Do the same steps to add music to your video, then repeat the last step to edit music.
Step 3: If you wish to apply the fade-in and fade-out effects to your video, right-click on the file and select Edit to fade in and fade out music.
Step 4: Preview the video in the playback windows, tap on Export in the toolbar to save your newly edited video.
How to Add Music to Video and Edit it on Youtube Website?
If you uploaded a video to your YouTube channel, but forgot to add background music to that video. You don’t need to delete it and upload a new one, because YouTube has a video editor tool that helps you to modify the current video, without changing the video link.
You can follow the tutorials below to add MP3 to video on YouTube.
Step 1: Visit youtube.com and then sign in to YouTube account.
Step 2: Click your profile picture at the upper-right corner, then select the YouTube Studio (beta) option from the drop-down menu to go to YouTube Studio (beta) page.
Step 3: Tap on Videos in the left panel, there you can see all your uploaded videos,including unlisted and private videos. Find and select the video to which you want to add themusic.
Step 4: Now select the Editor option in the sidebar and begin the edit your selected video.
Step 5: Find the audio icon, click on the arrow icon to expand it. To add mp3 to your YouTube video, please choose the AUDIO option (see the picture below).
Step 6: Finally choose an audio file and click on ADD TO VIDEO.