How to Add Background Music to Video on Windows/Mac
Have you ever wanted to add music to video to spice up your home movies? You know, adding audio to video files can turn a dull, monotonous video into a snappy musical montage. Wondering how to add sound to videos to make your movie more interesting and attractive? Now you can just follow this guide to add audio or background music to touch up your videos in clicks.
Part 1. How to Add Background Music to Video on Windows 8/7/XP/Vista
Aimersoft Video Editor is recommended to help you add audio to video with different media tracks provided. With a simple drag-n-drop, you can add your favorite music to your video as the background audio. Moreover, it allows you to remove the original sound track. Now download the program and follow the steps below to add audio or music to your video easily and successfully.
Step 1. Import Media Files
Click "Import" to add your video, audio and image files to the media library of the video editing program. And then drag the videos to the Timeline Panel to start editing your home video. (Almost all regular video/audio/image formats are supported, including AVI, WMV, MKV, FLV, MP4, MOV, FLV, WMA, MP3, PNG, JPG, etc.)
Step 2. Add Music to Video Files
Now what you have to do is to import a song and drop it onto the music track in the Timeline to add music to a video clip. After that, you can trim and adjust the song to fit your video, set fade in/out effects, speed up the song or slow down it, adjust volume so that it doesn't drown out the original audio of your video, etc. (If you want to remove the original audio, just right click the video in Timeline and select Mute to remove audio from video.)
In addition to adding background music to your video, you can also add voiceover sound to video. To add a voiceover to a video, simply click the Record button on the toolbar and record the voiceover in the Record Audio window. When it's finished, click "OK" to save it and return to the main interface. The voiceover will then be added to your video files and you can adjust its position, volume, etc. just like any audio files.
Step 3. Save and Share Your Video Creation
Now you can just click the "Export" button to enter the Output window. As you see, various export choices are provided for you: export the video to regular video formats, convert the video to fit mobile devices, burn video to DVD disc or share the video to YouTube and Facebook instantly. Simply select your desired output way and click Export to start exporting the video file with the added background music.
Part 2. How to Add Audio to Video on Mac OS X 10.5 or Later
Want to add background music to your video on Mac computer? Take it ease. The way to add audio to video on Mac (Yosemite included) is almost the same. Just check to ensure you have downloaded Aimersoft Video Editor for Mac. Mac verison is compatible with Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks) and 10.10 (Yosemite).
Step 1. Load Media Files to the Program
First and foremost, you need to launch the video editor for mac and load your media files to the program. To achieve the goal, you can click the "Import" button on the top right corner of the interface. Then the added files will appear in the Resource Library.
Step 2. Add Personized Music to Video
The drag the media files to the Timeline Panel. The video and the song will be respectively displayed in their own tracks. Move the song in the music track to sync it with the video.
Tips: If you want to add only a certain part of the song, you can move the Playback Indicator to the spots where you want the song start and end, and then click the Split button at these two points.
Step 3. Output the Final Video
When you have finished adding music, you can then click the "Output" button on the top left corner to export the video. You are free to save the video to a local folder, transfer to portable device or upload to YouTube from the application.
Best sites to get background music for videos
Here are the top 5 websites to get free background music for video editing.
1. RoyaltyFreeMusic.com: A music websites where you can find all kinds of music, like background music, rock and roll, classical, rap, hip-hop, Christian and much more.
2. Stockmusic.net: You can directly download any music you like to MP3, SAIFF, or WAV format. The music styles have coverage from classical music to country and western.
3. UniqueTracks: This site offers a wide variety of royalty free music like dance music, jazz, hip-hop, rap and more. Directly downloading to your computer in MP3/WAV format is also supported.
4. ib Audio: At ib Audio, you will find various collections of music like blues, funk, inspirational, rock and more.
5. FilmtvTracks: In Filmtv tracks, you will get free royalty music such as orchestral, percussion, renaissance, jazz, rock and much more.