Three steps to overlay audio on video

If you ever wanted to try this sort of a creative experiment, today is the best time for mixing all sorts of media. Whether you want to combine images and video, audio and pictures, recordings and new soundtracks, our free tools will help you.

Let’s try to create a video that will give viewers goosebumps out of a regular recording with the help of some breathtaking music you like. Our service works online, so there’s no need to download anything, you’ll only need your favorite browser. Neither complicated software, nor specific editing skills are required.

  1. Upload a video first

    Open Clideo’s Add Music to Video tool. Click the “Choose file” button to add a video file from your device. Alternatively, if your recording is stored in Dropbox or Google Drive, click the drop-down arrow to add from your online storage.

    Upload video to overlay audio

    The service accepts most popular formats, including AVI, OGG, MP4, and so on. It is free if the file is up to 500 MB and works on iPhone, Android, Windows, or Mac.

  2. Overlay audio over your video

    Once the video is uploaded, you will see its preview, with the “Mute” and “Play” buttons below, as well as the duration.

    Add audio to overlay on video

    Click the “Add audio” button to add your soundtrack from the device. Just like in the first step, the drop-down arrow lets you upload from a cloud storage account. As always, remember about the copyrights if you are using someone else's creations.

    Once the music is added, you can adjust the following settings for it:

    • In “The Start at” section, type in when the music should start if you do not want the video and sound to start playing simultaneously.
    • Change volume of audio overlaid on video
    • Loop audio if it's shorter than your video by clicking on the infinity icon.
    • In the “Trim audio” section, adjust the length of the track if it is longer than your recording.
    • Trim audio overlaid on video
    • Use the sliders to change the audio and video sound volume.

    Once you are done with the changes, you can change the video format in the bottom left corner and then click the “Export” button.

    Change format of video with overlaid audio
  3. Save your result

    The transformation will take some time. Replay the new film to make sure you like it, and then save the file to your device, Google Drive, or Dropbox. If you would like to make any changes, use the “Edit” button, to return to the editing screen.

    Download video with overlaid audio

    By the way, if you enjoy creating such short mixtures and would like to have more creative options, try our Add Music to Video app for iPhone. You will be able to record your own audio for a video or extract a soundtrack from any clip and many more.