5 Easy Methods to Remove Audio from Videos for Free

Summary :

In this post, you are going to learn 5 ways to remove sound from video freely. You can directly mute the video by deleting the background audio or removing the sound in just 3 clicks, no matter you are using a Windows/Mac computer or Android/iOS mobile phone.

Remove Sound from Video for Free
Remove Sound from Video for Free

How to Remove Audio from Video

This video overview reveals how to mute the video and how to change the video background music in detailed steps. You can simply watch it and learn the way to get the job done well.

Generally, removing sound from a video is quite easy via a video editor. So what kind of video editors would be your best bet? Well, as the method to remove sound from videos is really easy, a free and no watermark video editing program can be the best choice.

The following guide offered 5 free, easy, and practical methods for you to quickly remove audio from videos on Windows, Mac, Android, iPhone, and online. So whatever device you’re on, you’ll find easy-to-follow tutorials here. Moreover, if you look to add new music to the muted video afterward, our guide to adding music to videos for free can be really helpful.

Mute Video on Windows 10/11 Computer [3 Steps]

First of all, I highly recommended FilmForth which is free and easy to use and perfectly replaces the Windows Movie Maker. With its powerful free video editing features, you can replace audio, increase video volume, add transitions between videos, trim video, etc. easily on your Windows PC!

The best part about being a free video editor is that you won’t have annoying watermarks on your videos. Now, how do you remove the voice from video clips with FilmForth? Let’s check out the steps below!

Step 1. Install and Launch FilmForth

Go get it for Microsoft Store. Once you’re on the page, click on Get. For me, the entire installation process took between 3 to 5 minutes. Once the installation is complete, launch the app, and you’ll be ready to roll.
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Step 2. Import the Video

Once you’ve launched the app, click on New Project to import the video.

Create a new project

Create a new project

To upload your video, click on Add Video/Photo Clips, and you’ll be taken to your storage area. Navigate to where you’ve stored your video, select it, and hit Open. Or just drag or drop the video to FilmForth.

Drag and Drop the Video to FilmForth

Drag and Drop the Video to FilmForth

Step 3. Mute the Video Now

This is the easiest part. Simply tap on the video on the storyboard to reveal a set of editing options for your video. Select Detach Audio.

Select Detach Audio

Select Detach Audio

A red bar will immediately appear under the video. Tap on the red bar and select Delete.

Remove the Audio from the Video

Remove the Audio from the Video

That’s it, the audio is gone! You can now tap on the blue arrow button at the bottom left corner of the project window to proceed with saving your video.

Step 4. Save the New Video

Hit the blue Save button on the bottom right corner of the project window. You’ll be asked to choose your desired video quality, from 480p to 4K.

Save the New Video

Save the New Video

Here we recommended the 720p which is the best balance between size and quality. So it is recommended that you leave it at that default value. Then hit Save to export the video to your computer.

Using Windows Built-in App to Remove Sound from Video

Microsoft Photos, a great free MP4 editor that works on Windows 10 and 11, can be used to do quite a few things, including getting rid of sound from your videos. So many people can’t figure it out, but in this section, I’ll show you how it’s done. You can find Microsoft Photos from the Windows start menu.

Step 1. Open Windows Photos App

If you can’t find your Microsoft Photos app right away, simply tap on the Windows icon on the bottom left corner of your screen and start typing Photos, the Microsoft Photos icon will show up. Click on it, and you’ll be taken into the app.

Step 2. Select Video Editor and Start a New Video Project

At the top right corner of the Microsoft Photos app, you will see an array of options: Collections, Albums, People, Folders, and Video Editor. Select a video editor. On the new window, select New Video Project.

Select New Video Project

Select New Video Project

When you click on New Video Project, you’ll be prompted to input a file name. You can choose to add a file name or simply select skip.

Step 3. Add the Video

First, click on Add. If you have stored your videos on your PC, select From this PC, navigate to where you’ve stored your video, and select it.

Project Library

Project Library

The video will show up in the Project Library section. Now it’s time to remove the sound from your video.

Step 4. Remove the Sound from the Video

Drag the video from the Project Library to the Storyboard section.

Remove the Sound

Remove the Sound

Next, tap on the sound icon on the video thumbnail twice. This will mute the sound of the audio.

Mission completed! You can now proceed with saving the new video. To be fair, using Microsoft Photos for removing voice from videos is not easy for most people. So if you’d like to do this way faster and easier, we do much more recommended FilmForth as the most convenient audio removal utility.

How to Mute Video on Android & iPhone for Free

Perhaps you’re currently on the move and don’t have access to your laptop. Thus, you’re wondering if you can mute a video with your mobile device.

Of course, you can mute a video using your mobile phone. There are several apps on Google Play Store and Apple App Store that can help you mute a video on your mobile device.

However, they mostly work the same way:

Step 1: Open the program after its successful installation on your device.

Step 2: Upload the video from which you want to remove the audio. Hit the mute button to mute the video

Step 3: Finally, click to save the muted video

Thus, there is no need to give you a list of 5 or 10 apps that just function the same way. Instead, I will list my two best free apps for muting videos on mobile. One would be for Android, and the other would be for iOS. Let’s get to it!

Android: Mute Video By MSB Creations

The name says it all. Mute Video is very simple and allows you to quickly remove sound from your video without compromising the quality. Apart from just muting your video, the app also gives you the option to compress your video before export.

Remove Voice on Android Device

Remove Voice on Android Device

iOS: Mute Videos By Maroun Abi Ramia

This app has a similar name to the Android app above, but it is owned by another developer and is available for iOS users. Apart from merely muting your videos, Mute Videos also give you the option to trim your video before export.

How to Remove Audio from Video Online for Free

Veed Mute Video

Veed Mute Video

Veed.io, one of the best online video editors, is a great online video editing tool. It’s a web-based video editor that allows you to edit small-size video clips in simple steps, and here I’d like to show you how to mute your video with Veed.

Step 1: Go to the Veed website: https://www.veed.io/

Step 2: Hit the Upload Your Video button to upload the video clip.

Step 3: Click to select the uploaded video clip, and slide the audio bar to the left to remove the audio.

Step 4: When finished, hit the Export Video button from the upper-right side to export the muted video.

How to Remove Voice from Video on Mac for Free

iMovie Mute Video

iMovie Mute Video

As we’ve introduced methods to remove video audio on Windows, Android, and iOS, here in this section you’ll learn how to remove audio from video on Mac PCs. To do so, what we need is iMovie app, which is a free and useful video editing app already installed on your Mac devices. We’ve also used iMovie to add text to videos. To silence a video on Mac,

Step 1: Launch the Mac app, then hit Create Project to start a new project

Step 2: Drag and drop the video clip into the program to import the video

step 3: Hover over Modify tab, and select the Mute video button, then the audio track will be deleted by iMovie

Step 4: Click on File in the menu bar, then hover over Share, and click the File option to export your video.


As you can see, removing annoying sounds from your video is a pretty straightforward process. All you need is the right tool and a few minutes of your time.

I hope this tutorial was helpful, and that you had some fun using FilmForth to mute your video. If you have any questions or suggestions about this feature, please feel free to leave a comment below. Cheers!