How to lower the volume of the original audio in video

Sometimes you have to turn off the original sound of the video completely or just change its volume. For example, if you translated a recording into another language but still want the initial soundtrack to be heard.

Clideo has several options to change audio in video. We will describe one of them.

All our services are free and user-friendly, so whichever you choose, you won’t need any special instruction or lengthy manual to master it. The tools are free for processing files up to 500 MB, and if a project requires adding several documents, their total number is not limited.

Note, that our service works online, so a stable and fast internet connection is a must. On the other hand, it means that you don’t have to install any software, and our tools are compatible with all the operating systems and device types.

Here is a short instruction on how to muffle audio.

  1. Upload the video

    Open Clideo’s Video Tool in any browser and choose an option on how to import an initial recording.

    Add file to video to turn down volume
    • Hit the "Choose file" button to select a file from your device.
    • Call the drop-down menu on the same pane and pick up a video from Google Drive or Dropbox.
  2. Decrease volume

    Hit the "Add audio" button to the right of the player. If you don’t need any additional voiceover or soundtrack — don’t worry, you’ll be able to mute it later. As at the previous step, you can either select the track from your phone or PC, or upload it from cloud storage accounts.

    Add music to video to lower the volume

    As soon as the audio is added, you’ll see two sliders: "Audio track volume" and "Video sound volume". Adjust them as you wish: set media volume to 50 percent, mute it completely, or, vice versa, turn off the added music.

    Turn down volume of original video

    You can also trim the additional soundtrack — just click on the Scissors symbol and drag the yellow handles. If you want your voiceover to start at the exact moment, set this timestamp in the "Start at" field.

    Before clicking the "Export" button, decide on the output extension. Note: this tool may be also used as a format converter.

    Convert video with lower volume
  3. Save the result

    Give your project the final run to make sure that everything is shipshape and Bristol fashion. Then download the renewed video to your personal device or save it to Google Drive or Dropbox.

    Save video with lower volume

    If you want to go on to edit the same video in another tool without prior downloading, consider upgrading your account to Clideo Pro.

  4. We are regularly improving our tools to add new features or enhance your experience. Check our Help Center for the most recent instructions.