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[Tutorials] How to Remove Audio Track from MKV Correctly and Effortlessly

Author by Oswald

Updated on May 28, 2021

Are you having an MKV video with multiple audio tracks and wondering if it’s doable to remove the redundant ones and keep the one needed? The answer is positive and it’s actually quite easy to do so. Keep reading to learn how to remove audio track from MKV correctly.

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MKV is an all-purpose video container format that mainly features the unique capability of wrapping multi-video streams, multi-subtitles and multi-audio tracks. It does provide convenience for us to customize dubbings and subtitles when watching videos and movies. But there’s always a catch, the versatility of MKV also brings about a bloated experience to users with single demand.

Just imagine that, a poor mono-lingual guy was fiddling with his DTV struggling to change the default audio track of his MKV videos yet end up in failure - How tragic it is! Besides, even if he knows how, it’s troublesome.

Nobody likes that. Well, to remove the unwanted audio tracks from MKV videos entirely, is a good way to reach trouble-free viewing experience. How? In the following paragraphs, I’ll provide you with three free and easy methods to delete audio track from MKV. Moreover, the corresponding tools are all free, and none of them present malware or third-party offer, so don’t hesitate to have a try.

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Method 1. Remove Audio Track from MKV with Free HD Video Converter Factory

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How to Remove an Audio Track from MKV with Free HD Video Converter Factory

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Step 1. Load MKV Videos with Multiple Audio Tracks

Install and launch Free HD Video Converter Factory. To load multi-tracks MKV into the program, click “Add Files” button or drag and drop files to the center. Then click the button with a sound icon on the information bar of each video file to choose one track to keep and remove the rest. What you can see on the right side is how to remove one audio track from dual audio movie that I take for instance.

Convert MKV movies with multiple audio tracks

Step 2. Export Videos with Single Audio Track

Before exporting the movie, the program allows you to optionally convert MKV to MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, and 300+ formats and devices if needed. To do so, click on the output format section on the right side, select a preferred video format for your movie.

Define the output file folder at the “Output Folder” box below. And hit “Run” to start the conversion.

From the main workplace, you can also go to the detailed settings window by clicking the small settings button to mute a video, change video resolution, convert EAC3 to AC3, etc.

Method 2. How to Remove Audio Track from MKV with MKVToolNix GUI

MKVToolNix is a collection of tools for the Matroska media container format by Moritz Bunkus. It’s free and open-source and compatible with Linux, Windows, Mac. No need to worry if the program seems to be too complicated for you, I’ll demonstrate how to get rid of extra audio tracks in MKV with it.

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Step 1. Download MKVToolNix GUI at https://www.fosshub.com/MKVToolNix.html, install the program. Run mkvtoolnix-gui.exe or launch the program from start menu.

Step 2. From the “Multiplexer” tab, drag and drop MKV files with multiple audio tracks to the “Source files” window, and all audio tracks within the movie will be shown below in the form of audio codecs. The language of each codec will also be displayed.

Step 3. Uncheck the unwanted audio tracks to keep the language you prefer, or uncheck them all to mute the movie.

Step 4. Define the destination path at the “Destination file” box below.

Step 5. When it’s all set, hit “Stat multiplexing” to delete audio track from MKV.

Method 3. How to Remove Audio Track from MKV with HandBrake

HandBrake is a world-renowned video transcoder with tremendous additional functions including removing audio tracks, merging videos, extracting audio, etc. It’s free, open-source and clean as well. Now let’s see how it works for our case.

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Step 1. Download HandBrake athttp://handbrake.fr/, install the program.

Step 2. Launch the program, click the “File” or “Folder” button on the right side or drag and drop to import the MKV files with multiple audio tracks to HandBrake.

Step 3. Customize output file format as MP4 or MKV at “Format”.

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Step 4. Click Audio tab above, select the audio track you intend to keep from “Audio tracks” window. Or click the “x” icon on the right side to remove all audio tracks.

Step 5. You can optionally transcode, convert bitrate/change quality, mixdown your audio track if needed.

Step 6. Customize the output file folder at “Save As” box below, then click the green “Start Encode” button above for MKV remove audio track work.

At last...

How those three methods work out and have you managed to remove audio track from MKV? I hope so. If not and you’re still confused, feel free to contact me by clicking my avatar from the Author Says, I’ll be glad to help.

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