A video would be pale if it is with harsh noise or no sound. A love song would make a wedding video more romantic, a thrilling sound would make a horror film more frightening. Therefore, to make a video more vivid and overwhelming, a suitable background music is indispensable. Like making a video play backwards, changing the orientation of video, putting music over a video is a basic but very important skill when editing videos. This post will suggest 3 easy ways to put music over a video. Surely it will be helpful if you don’t know how to add background music to a video clip.
If your computer runs Windows 10, you can use the built-in Photos app to add music to a video in just a couple of clicks. Here are the steps:
Step 1. Go to the video you wish to edit, right click it, move your mouse to Open with, then choose Photos.
Note: Please do not mix the Photos app with the Movies & TV app. If you double click a video clip to open it, Windows will automatically open it with the Movies & TV.
Step 2. So the selected video is opened by the Photos; you’ll see a toolbar at the top of the screen, click Edit & Create, then choose Create a video with text from the drop-down menu.
Step 3. There open the Photos’ editor screen; In the top toolbar, click Music > Your Music > Select a music file, then choose a sound track you prefer to apply to your video.
The added sound track will start as the video starts; and when the video ends, the sound track will stop. Actually, this Photos’ editor does not allow you to customize the start time to play the background music and end time to stop it. If you want more detailed control on the sound track, you can try a more full-featured video editor like Jihosoft.
Jihosoft Video Editor is a third-party desktop application to add background music to a video clip. This is a powerful tool which grants you more detailed control on the sound track. Here is what you can do with the video sound:
This program is compatible with Windows 10/Windows 8.1/Windows 7 ( 64 bit OS). Before you can use it, you need to download and install it on your PC. After that, you can follow the guide below to add music to video on Windows 10:
If the background music you like to add to the video clip does not come from the program’s music library, you can import a sound track to the program together with the video clip at the first step.
If you want to add audio to a video on Mac, iMovie, which is launched by Apple, is the great video editor for help. If you don’t have iMovie on your Mac, you can download it from the Mac App Store. Once iMovie is installed, you are ready to get started.
If you’d rather not install any program on your PC or Mac, you can try Clideo, which is a free online service to add background music to a video clip. Here is what you can do with your video through Clideo:
There are other free online services like Clideo. If you are interested, you can also try Adobe Spark, Kapwing, Biteable, Voice2v.com, addaudiotovideo.com, etc.