When you film an incredible video, it’s always disappointing to hear some heinous noise in the background, a terrible sound track, or something you really don’t want anyone else to hear. Have no fear! With Kapwing you can easily remove the sound from your footage before you share it with friends, family, and the whole world. You can use the website from your phone or computer, with no application download or log in required.

In this article, I’ll show you how to mute your video (and even add different audio!) in 3 easy steps:

  1. Upload your video to Kapwing’s Studio
  2. Mute the video (+ bonus add audio)
  3. Download and share

Why remove audio?

It’s useful to turn off the sound of your video when the clip has:

  • Distracting background noise
  • A sound or bit of dialogue to remove, redact, or bleep out
  • Uninteresting sound that you want to replace with music
  • Unclear or low-quality audio that you want to replace with a high-quality recording
  • Visuals that you want to sync with a different song

Meme makers and comedians often remix the sound of a YouTube video and need to remove the audio to replace it.

Step 1: Upload your video

Open Kapwing’s Studio tool and upload the video that you want to mute.

You can drag and drop it directly onto the screen, find it in your files, or paste the video URL if it’s already on YouTube or somewhere else online.

Your video will be loaded and prepared in studio, click it to bring up the editing options in the right panel.

Step 2: Mute the video

Click the Mute button in the left panel to mute your video. You can also use these tools to trim, adjust, and crop your videos.

There are plenty of other things you can do with Kapwing’s Studio, check out our resources for more.

Click Audio to add your own, different audio. Read more about this process here.

Once the preview looks and sounds right, click “Publish” to process your no-audio/muted video.

Step 3: Download, share, and reuse

Your video will load and be ready to download! If you want to make any edits to your original video, click Edit. If you want to create a different version of your video, click Make a copy. Log in to have all your videos saved to your account.

I hope this article helps you remove the audio with Kapwing. For an even quicker method use this tool.

Cover photo by Gavin Whitner