How to Add Music (Background Music) to Video

Computer users of all ages, interests and skill levels may find it useful to know how to add music/background music to a video. In this article, you’ll learn how to do this with a feature-rich video editing application: Wondershare Filmora (originally Wondershare Video Editor) (Filmroa for Mac(Originally Wondershare Video Editor for Mac)).

This professional editing tool makes it hardly a bother to add your favorite background music or audio track to videos (removing the original sound is also possible). Besides, you can trim the length, adjust the playing speed, volumn, pitch, add fade in/fade out to make it perfect for your video. Just follow below step by step guide to add audio or music to your video with ease.

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Note: Below guide takes Windows screenshot to explain how to add music to audio. To add audio to video on Mac also functions the same.

1Import your original videos

Click "Import" option to load the video files from your computer hard disk to the User's album. Alternatively, simply drag and drop these video from your computer to the primary window. All the added video clips will be displayed in the left media pane. Note that you can add still images files if needed.

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2Add background music to video

Drag the imported video files from the album to the Video Timeline one by one. Make sure that they are arranged according to the play order and without overlapping. Then drag and drop the music files in the Music Timeline. Now you can trim it and adjust the position to fit for your video length. When you set the position, you can real-time check in previewing window and fine tune it.

Editing audio tips: Double click the music file to pop up the audio editing panel. Here, you can do more audio edits like speed up/slow down speed, adjust volume, set fade in/fade out, tune the pitch, etc.

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Remove music from video: If you want the added music replace the original audio files, you need to highlight the video, right click it and select "Audio Detach". Then your original audio track will automatically showing in the Music Timeline. To remove it, just hit "Delete" in the keyboard. Now you can drag your target audio file to the corresponding position in Music Timeline.

3Export your video with music file

When you're satisfied with the result, hit "Create" to export your video. In the pop-up window that appears, choose to save any file format you like.

Besides exporting video on your computer, you can also create video for devices like the iPhone, iPad, Zune, directly upload video to YouTube, or burn to DVD for playing on TV. All can be achieved with this all-in-one video editor, no extra software required.

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Here is a video guide:

Supported formats by Wondershare Filmora (originally Wondershare Video Editor)

This professional video editing software supports almost any video and audio formats. So you'll find it very convenient to add music file to video without extra conversion and quality sacrifice.

  • Video Formats: MOV, MPG, MPEG, MP4, WMV, AVI, FLV, MKV, M4V, DV, H264, 3GP, VOB, DIF, NUT, H261, NSV, DAT, EVO, RM, RMVB, TS, DVR-MS, TP, TRP, M2TS, ASF
  • Audio Formats: MP3, AAC, WAV, AC3, MKA, M4V, M4A, FLAC, APE, AIF, AIFF, APE, CUE, AU, AMR, OGG, DPE,MPA, MP2, RA, WMA
  • Photo Formats: JPG, JPEG, PNG, BMP, JPE, TIFF, GIF, DIB, JFIF, TIF

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Nov 12,2015 10:31 am / Posted by Liza Brown to Video

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I've added three songs to the music timeline and trimmed them to fit the appropriate sequence of slides but they keep slamming together at the beginning of the video. What can I do to keep them where they belong? I have wasted way to much time trying to fix this!
in addition: is shows only 5:29 whereas the actuals size is approx 8 minutes
Hello - I am uploading a video but it is for some reason limited to 5min and 29secs. Can I enlarge this duration?
are you kidding me? i tried to export music files from my computer but won''t work.
I used filmora music on my cooking video as background music and now there is a copyright claim by a compnay named ONErpm for the track Everything by fremont. I am using a licsened copy of filmora for editing my videos Any help can you provide to me ?
So if I use music from Filmora''s music tab I wont have trouble with copyrights on youtube? I loved the songs and Im in love with the program, dont want to use another one!
when I click on the import for music and go to my music and the library where my music is I get a message that says no items match. It doesn''t show my music files. Why
Hi! I am making my friend''s wedding video, and there is a song that plays during one of the videos where it is not supposed to. The song plays just fine in the beginning where I put it. There is no sign of the song where it plays, but it just plays. Weird. Please help!
Am using Wondershare Video Editor and am adding short clips of various songs to my video. In transitioning from one song to the next, is it possible to layer them so as while one song fades out the other fades in very briefly over it?....versus one stops and next one starts. Thank you!
Am using Wondershare Video Editor and am adding short clips of various songs to my video. In transitioning from one song to the next, is it possible to layer them so as while one song fades out the other fades in very briefly over it?....versus one stops and next one starts. Thank you!
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