How to Lower the Volume of a Video?

Sometimes, excessively loud audio in videos can detract from the overall experience, causing discomfort or even potential hearing damage​​. In this guide, we will walk you through 4 simple ways to make your video less loud on Windows.

Kevincy Kevincy | Updated on Jun 28, 2024

Way 1: Using HD Video Converter Factory Pro

Way 2: Using Microsoft Photos App

Way 3: Using Clipchamp

Way 4: Using Online Platforms

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The Importance of Balanced Audio

Balancing audio levels in videos is crucial. Excessively loud sounds can be jarring and distract from the intended message. Lowering volume helps maintain consistent and pleasant audio, enhancing the viewer's experience​​.

If you're tired of having to turn down the volume on your speakers or media players every time you play a video with loud audio, this guide should be the savior, providing you with the right tools and techniques for lowering audio volume in a video.

Simple Video Volume Decreaser

HD Video Converter Factory Pro offers a straightforward way to make a video less loud. The batch processing mode even makes the job more efficient and time-saving. Get the handy tool here!

Way 1: Using HD Video Converter Factory Pro

If you have a bunch of video files that need to make them less loud, WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is supposed to be your best bet. This user-friendly tool allows easy adjustment of video volume and supports batch processing for time efficiency​​. Download it below, and here's the walkthrough:

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Simple Guide: How to Make Video Files Quieter Effortlessly?

Step 1 - Add Video Files

DownloadDownload, install, and run the application. Open "Converter" and click "Add Files" to import the video files that are too loud. A quick drag-n-drop is also allowed.

Add Video Files to Video Volume Decreaser

Step 2 - Choose an Export Format

Choose an output format with over 500 presets available. You're recommended to go to "Video" category and choose "MP4" profile for the best compatibility.

Choose an Export Format

Step 3 - Decrease Video Volume

Click "Parameter settings" button, navigate to the "Audio settings" section and move the slider to the left to reduce video volume on a percentage basis.

Tips: It will mute the video when it reaches at 0%. On the contrary, you can increase the volume up to 200% if you move the slider to the right. Click OK to save the changes.

Lower Volume on Video with HD Video Converter Factory Pro

Step 4 - Start Batch Processing

Almost there! Choose a location at the bottom, and lastly, hit the "Run" button to batch lower volume of video files with hardware acceleration.

Start Reducing Video Volume in Batch Mode

Way 2: Using Microsoft Photos App

Microsoft Photos app is a photo and video editor pre-installed on Windows 10 that allows users to manage, edit, and share their media files with ease. You can easily adjust the volume levels of your videos using the Microsoft Photos app without the need for any additional software. Next, we'll be showing you how to reduce the volume of your videos using the Microsoft Photos app in just a few simple steps.

Step 1. Open Photos app from Start Menu or Search Bar and switch to "Video Editor".

Step 2. Create a new project and give it a name as you wish.

Step 3. In the new project window, press "+ Add" button to import your high-pitched video to the "Project library" section. Make sure it's a supported video format.

Step 4. Drag and drop the video file from the "Project library" to "Storyboard".

Step 5. Then you'll see a small speaker icon in the lower right corner of the video thumbnail. Click on it and move down the sider to make the video quieter, and you can preview your changes in the Preview window.

Step 6. When everything is all set, press "Finish video" button in the top-right corner and choose your preferred resolution. Click on "Export" button and choose an output folder.

Step 7. Finally, hit "Export" to start the process of lowering volume of video.

Note: MP4 is the only output format. You're not allowed to choose other format options.

Video Volume Decrease with Microsoft Photos app on Windows 10

Way 3: Using Clipchamp

On Windows 11, the Video Editor is no longer available in the new Microsoft Photos app. Instead, Clipchamp, an online video editing tool acquired by Microsoft, has been integrated as part of Windows 11 to work as the default Video Editor. With its user-friendly interface and intuitive tools, it provides a wide range of features for simple video editing. Whether you're looking to trim, crop, or just decrease the volume of video, Clipchamp has got you covered. Just follow these simple steps to get the job done.

Step 1. Open Clipchamp through Start Menu or Search Bar, and log in your account.

Step 2. Click on the "Create your first video" button on the bottom to open the video editor.

Step 3. Click on "Import media" button to add your video file, or just drag and drop it to the left column.

Step 4. Drag and drop the video from media library to the timeline below.

Step 5. Press "Audio" tab on the right sidebar, then you're able to adjust the volume. To lower volume of video, just move the slider to the left, and you can preview the result in the main media player till you're satisfied with the volume level.

Optional. If needed, you can even proceed to further editing work. Clipchamp allows you to cut, trim, crop, rotate, split, loop, zoom in and out, speed up or slow down, and even add filters and transitions to videos.

Step 6. When everything is ready, hit the top "Export" button to start making a video less loud and exporting a 480p, 720p, or 1080p MP4 file.

Step 7. After the processing, it will be automatically saved in your Downloads folder. You can also choose to save or upload it to YouTube, LinkedIn, TikTok, Pinterest, Google Drive, OneDrive, or TikTok.

Decrease Video Volume with Clipchamp on Windows 11

Way 4: Using Online Platforms

Online-Video-Cutter is an online platform that provides a quick and easy way to change the volume of your video. The website is incredibly user-friendly and doesn't require any prior technical knowledge, enabling you to lower the volume if the original video was loud, or raise it if the original sound was quiet. Just follow these steps to get started.

Step 1. Visit 123apps' Online-Video-Cutter in your frequently used web browser:

Step 2. Click on "Open file" button to upload the video you want to lower the volume of. It may need a while based on the file size.

Step 3. After that, the slider will be set to 0 (the default volume). To decrease volume of video, drag the slider to the left, and the volume level will be shown on the right.

Step 4. You're able to press the Play button to preview the result till you've got the desired volume level.

Step 5. Before saving the final video with the proper volume, you can choose the video format in which you want to save the final file. MP4, MKV and MOV are available when you press the "Gear" button. If not, the clip will be saved in MP4 format by default.

Step 6. Finally, hit the "Save" button to start the process of decreasing volume of MP4.

Step 7. When it is complete, click on "Save" button to download it to your local drive.

Online Video Volume Reducer

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Q1: Can reducing the volume of a video affect its quality?

A: Lowering the volume itself does not affect video quality. However, re-encoding during the editing process can lead to slight quality changes if not done correctly. Always use high-quality settings to minimize this.

Q2: How do I lower the volume of a video in Premiere?

A: Open Premiere, import your video file and drag it to the timeline panel. Click on the audio track in the timeline to select it. Use the audio gain tool to decrease the volume. Preview the video and export it.

Q3: Can I decrease the volume of just one section of the video?

A: Absolutely. Most video editors allow you to select specific segments where the video volume reducer can be applied, leaving the rest of the audio intact.

Q4: Is it possible to lower video volume on a mobile device?

A: Yes, mobile apps like InShot, KineMaster, and iMovie allow users to edit and lower volume on video directly on smartphones.

Final Words...

That's all the 4 handy methods that I want to share with you how to make a video quieter permanently. It's a quite simple process that can be done by following those easy-to-operate steps, you can enjoy your videos without the sound being too loud.

Whichever method you choose, the key is to take your time and experiment with different settings until you find the perfect balance between volume and audio quality. Cheers!

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