How to Add Music To Video – Free and Easy Methods

How to Add Music To Video

You might be wondering how all these video makers can edit their videos so perfectly? Well, the first thing that you have to master is to put some audio in the background of your video; otherwise, it will look unprofessional and boring. Therefore, we came up with a fantastic idea and guide on adding music to your videos.

Now you might be wondering that you know nothing about music and you don’t have money to buy the copyrights of any famous music. The solution to this problem is that you can download royalty free sound effects from multiple websites available online. So, let’s get familiar with how we can add music to the videos without any further delay.

How to add music to videos on windows?

With the help of window ten, you can easily add music to your video in just a few simple steps. All you have to do is to follow the few simple steps provided below to get things started:

  • Open the desired video in the photos (note: do not double click on the video, instead right-click on the video and open it with the photos)
  • Once it gets opened in the photos, click on the Edit & create that will be in the top right corner of your screen.
  • Now tap on the create a video with text.
  • You will now see the editor dashboard. In the top right corner, there will be a music button. Tap it and select your desired music.
  • After selecting your desired music file, the music will be added to your video.

However, windows do not give you a lot of options to edit your video; the music will start with the start of your video.

Therefore, if you want to edit your videos appropriately, consider downloading a good video editor.

How to add music to videos in macOS?

It is no doubt an amazing video editor with a lot of good features. You can easily download this from Mac App Store and edit your videos in the steps provided below.

  • You can either drag and drop or open the media in the editor.
  • Once the video gets opened in the editor, click on the Audio option that will be visible under the menu bar.
  • You will now see three options. However, most of the time, you have to select iTunes.
  • Once you will select I tunes, you will see all your audio collections there.
  • You can easily search the audio in the library and drag it down to the project timeline.
  • You can edit the video according to your requirements.
  • Addition of multiple tracks is also possible using this editor.

As it is easy to use, you can get all your videos edited quickly with the help of this software.

Add Music to Videos Online

Select video and audio files

If you are not interested in adding music to videos using any software or application, you can add music to videos online. All you need to do is search for Addaudiotovideo in your browser, and here you go.

Once you land up successfully on their web page, click the “Select video file” button.

After clicking this button, you will be directed to the page where you can browse for video files. After selecting the desired video file, you must click “Select Audio File” and choose audio files through the browsing option. 

However, make sure that you only choose audio files in MP3 format because other formats may not be processed.

Upload and Download File

After choosing the desired audio and video files, click the “upload” button. Usually, the process takes few minutes to complete. Once both the audio and video files are added to the site, the message will appear, mentioning the completion of the process. You will also be provided with a link from where you can download the output file. 

So, download the file through the link and access its location folder. Once you identify the file in your computer’s download folder, you can play the file using any of the media apps that you normally use. 

It is important to note that an audio track is added from the start of the video, and it may end before the video ends if its duration is shorter than that of a video. However, if you are in a quest to make the end of the audio track coincide with the video, you need to select and edit the audio that fits the video length. 

Add Music to YouTube Videos

Luckily, music can also be added to the videos you upload to YouTube using the same method. The highly recommended option is to add an audio track before uploading the videos. You may also avail tracks available in the YouTube music library.

To add tracks from YouTube, look for creator studio, select the video and click the “Edit” button. You will be directed to the editor screen after clicking “Edit.” Now click audio to see a list of featured tracks. The list will at the right corner of your screen.

Right below the list, you will see a search bar which you can use to search for YouTube tracks in the music library. You can narrow down your search by simply applying instrument and genre filters. 

However, you can only access tracks under creative commons on YouTube.

So, if you intend to add something exciting and unique to the video, the chances are pretty low, and you may have to exercise the first option we have recommended.

Video Editors for complex audiovisual editing

In addition to iMovie, the options discussed above may only work for simply adding audio to videos. However, if you desire to flex your audiovisual editing skills, you may need to try applications incorporated with additional and complex editing options.