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How to Add Audio to Video in VLC?

Author by Michelle

Updated at May 10, 2022

It’s widely acknowledged that VLC is more than a mere media player but an all-in-one program capable of video converting, DVD ripping, video editing, etc. Do you know that you can also use VLC to add audio to video? Shocking but true. Read on to know how to add audio to video in VLC.

Needless to say that VLC is the most popular media player around the world. People are often amazed by its powerful functions, I included. And I can never get tired to see what other things VLC is capable of. Well, here’s a function I discovered recently. If you’re trying to put background music to your self-made video or want to insert a different audio track to your movie but don’t know how, you can rest easy now. VLC can easily solve your problem with only a few simple steps. Easy and most importantly, it’s FREE! To know more about how to add audio to video in VLC, just keep on reading.

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Part 1. How to Add Audio to Video in VLC

1.Launch VLC, go to Media on the top left corner, then “Open Multiple Files...” or you can use hot-key “Ctrl+Shift+O” to finish this step.

Open Multiple Files

2.In the “Open Media” window, click “+Add...” on the right side of the “File Selection” bar to choose the wanted video file, then hit “Open”.

Add Wanted Video File

3.At the bottom area of this window, tick “Show more options”, then mark “Play another media synchronously” below. After that, click “Browse....” beside the “Extra media” bar. In the new window appeared, click “+Add...” to import the desired audio (or video that contains audio) file, then hit “Select”.

VLC Add Audio to Video

4.In the first “Open Media” window, click “Play”. Then at the video-playing platform, right click your mouse to select the added audio track. Or go to “Audio” on the top menu bar > “Audio track’ > “Track 4 (the added audio track)”.

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Part 2. Extra: How to Save Video with Newly Added Audio

In addition to knowing how to add audio track to VLC, you might also want to know how to save the newly integrated file so as to choose directly the desired audio track without adding it again the next time you play the file. In that case, follow the below instruction:

In “Step 4” of Part 1, choose “Convert” instead of “Play” at the bottom right side. In the “Convert” window, select one suitable preset profile in the middle area of this interface. Then choose the destination path for your video by clicking “Browse” in the “Destination” section. Finally, hit “Start” to begin the process.

Tips: This might take a while depending on the size of the file. Then you’ll get the newly integrated file.

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Now you have known how to add audio to video in VLC and save the combined video locally. Isn’t it easy and practical? If you find this article helpful, please feel free to share it!

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