How to Add Music to a Video

How to Add Music to a Video

Hi! My name is Alina and welcome back to Movavi
channel! Let’s talk about music. I don’t know about you, but I find it hard
to imagine how anyone can live without music, even for a week. Music brings us joy and sorrow, laughter and
sadness It gives us something to think and to dream
about. Music can really add depth to visual media
– it’s why the best directors and producers choose the soundtracks for films and
videos so carefully. Personally, I love to add background music
to my videos to create a certain mood. And now you can do that too! Here’s a great example of how the right
music selection can dramatically transform your video. First, let’s take a look at a well-edited
video with transitions, effects, and titles but no music. Here’s the same video with the same
background music… And with another soundtrack… Makes a huge difference, doesn’t it? Today, I’m going to show you how to make
a video with background music. I’ll use the simple and easy to use Movavi
Video Editor to edit the video. I’ll use tracks from the program’s built-in
music collection. You can choose from this music for your videos
or just download the track you want from the internet. So let’s get started Step 1.Open Movavi Video Editor. If you don’t have a video editor, you can
download the free trial version of this program right now by clicking on the link. Step 2.Add your video and audio files Click “Add media files” and upload the
desired video. It will be automatically added to the timeline. Now click on the “Import” tab, then the
“music” section. Select a track that matches the theme and
mood of your video. Want to make action videos? Try “Blockbuster” Maybe you want to make
video present for that special someone? The “romantic guitar” track might be just
what you need. Add the music of “luxury” music and turn
your video into a real diamond! For my video, I think I’ll opt for this track As you can see, there are background music
choices for any event or creative idea!. You can
also find appropriate music online. Click on the “Download more” icon and
you’ll be taken to a page offering a free trial subscription to – a
website with a huge music collection Step 3.Set the duration of the audio If the music lasts longer than the video,
you can easily trim the audio file to fit. Select the audio track and drag the right
edge until the music and video are the same length. If the video lasts longer than the music,
you can duplicate part of the selected audio file to fill the gap, or insert additional
tunes. Step 4.Adjust the sound level If the video already has a sound, you will
need to adjust the music and video volume so they don’t cancel each other out. If you want only the background music to be
played in your video, then select the video, click on the “audio properties” icon in
the toolbar, and set the volume to zero If you want the original video sound to be
heard over the background music, set the volume of the background music to about 20 percent. This is a good solution if you’re recording
a video blog: you will be able to hear your voice, and the music will be playing softly
in the background at the same time, adding to the atmosphere. Step 5.Set fade-in and fade-out music Sometimes the selected background music goes
well with the video, but ends too abruptly. Fortunately, Movavi gives you a handy tool
to fix that. Here’s how to use it. Select the clip with background music and
click the “Audio Properties” toolbar. On the “Audio” tab, set the time for when
the music will appear and disappear. As a result, the music volume will gradually
increase at the beginning of the clip and slowly fade at the end. Extra tip! I want to show you another trick with background
music. Sometimes you’ll find that most of the video
with background music and original sound of the video is not important. But at some point, you need to make the background
music quieter, for example, so you can hear someone’s voice in the video. Here’s how to make the music fade in and
out in the middle of the video. Select the clip with the background music. See the white line inside the clip? That’s the volume curve. The higher it is, the louder the music will
be. Right-click the line and choose “add point
volume”. We need four points. Two central points make a “hole” where
the sound from the original video needs to come through. This technique lets you set fade-in and fade
music very precisely. Step 5.Save your video Click “Save” and choose the format you need. If you’re not sure which format is best
for you, try the MP4 format – it’s one of the most popular and widely supported formats! I hope this video tutorial was useful for
you. If you have any questions about this tutorial,
make sure to leave us a comment and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can! Don’t forget to like the video and subscribe
to our channel! You won’t want to miss the next video, when
I’ll teach you to add original text, comments, or animated titles! Can’t wait to make your own video with great music? Click here and download free trial version of Movavi Video Editor. Want to know more about how to make a video? Watch this video tutorial, in which I explain in detail how I edited my first video. See you soon on the Movavi channel!

Dereck Turner

100 thoughts on “How to Add Music to a Video

  1. sweetbird says:

    ok i have a question what if you want to make a video with good music like with words in it how do you get that music to show up on the video?

  2. sweetbird says:

    Hello? Are you there?

  3. Thomas Robillard says:

    Hey how come the support chat is always with a bot?

  4. Broken Angel says:

    thank you sooo.I think it will be easy for me to edit.but if I will face problem. then I will informe you😊

  5. wilfrida villar villar says:

    quiero hacer mi video de mercadeo para trabajar tengo mucho materias para eso

  6. Shifty says:

    Taught me what i needed to know about this great software maybe i can get that activation key

  7. The Gamer says:

    How is your intro music called?

  8. WaffelsSpartan says:

    how to add own music?

  9. Fabiënne ツ says:

    Couldnt add music for a reason, but now I know what I did wrong. Thanks!

  10. Destineé Sierra says:

    Adding music to my video was my favorite part of it all. Great product and easy to use.

  11. Laura Cioffi says:

    Had a lot of fun experimenting with this. Thanks for this video Movavi!

  12. Eo DaBo says:

    Movavi video editing software is the best ever! And I'm thinking about getting the photo editor 😀

  13. Mr. Night says:

    Remove the echo!

  14. Lynn Albro says:

    This is always good to know when you are editing a video – thanks!

  15. RouxNBlind says:

    Very helpful and comfortable to add music

  16. Mini Daniel says:

    Can you please send these type of trial videos?

  17. Evil Justin.Y says:

    Can we add our own music to Movavi?

  18. Gypsy Stargirl ✨ says:

    can you add your own music ?

  19. Cupcake 007 'Animates' says:

    OMG I TEMEMBER YOOOOU I don't use your products anymore sorry 🙁 but you guys are the guys that actually let me. Upload because of a glitch I had so I used Novak share online and it worked like a charm! I recommend nch and movai!

  20. Skotoze says:

    Can't add my music for free ?

  21. Nixxtree says:

    Great! I'm just confused how to make an audio file.. if I use the microphone it's really choppy

  22. Nixxtree says:


    Read the 2 first words again 🙂 have an amazing day

  23. Pete Almen says:

    can i use my own download music

  24. Crackz0r94 says:

    Is there a way to adjust the volume properly if let's say I upload 20 different songs with each one having different level of volume?

  25. Connective Links says:

    Good with neat explanation

  26. Audrey Lembert says:

    So cool! Thank you

  27. Firdous Ahmed says:

    horrible music alina

  28. Safarazahh says:

    is this copyright??

  29. friendlyfire 1 says:

    Get this fuckin watermark out ._.

  30. Isaiah Clark says:

    Awesome tutorial! This is going to be awesome for the edits I plan on creating!

  31. dead channel says:

    Will i get copyrighted if I use the pre-built music?

  32. George K. Chamoun says:

    Hello, if I buy a personal license and in the future want to upgrade to business license, how much do I have to pay in case of the video editor plus.

  33. Nasty August says:

    lol there is watermark for free version :c

  34. Just Chill My Dog says:

    Please show how to add music from my desktop,I am not able to add as its either playing in beginning or at the end of the video and not along with the video 🙁

  35. Taha Anwar says:

    if I don't find a better music for video then how can I add my own music from my pc or from youtube to the video using this software

  36. Stephen Watson says:

    I downloaded the software and I liked this tutorial video. I've just installed the program and I think the Fun Times music already fits the video I have in mind 😀 Thanks.

  37. Kevin Nguyen says:

    Thank you so much it helped me !

  38. Ash the Snowman says:

    use shotcut

  39. Babita Gurung says:

    the music is too loud and I couldn't hear my voice in the video…is there any way I can reduce the volume of the music

  40. Enderman Slayer says:

    thank you, this really help me you get a like from me for sure

  41. Nidhin M says:

    thank you for upload this video

  42. ZachTheSaint _ says:

    the problem is that i dont have money to buy the full editor. i got the demo but it only lasted for 1 month.

  43. ಠ‿ಠ says:

    I wish I could get Movavi but it keeps on saying "A Setup or Uninstall window is on (something like that) please close it so I can start video editing." I don't know what window that is, and I can't exit out of it. It's stuck on my computer forever! Please help me!

  44. Kristiyan Neychev says:

    Thnaks for help

  45. Born Free says:

    I can still remember back 2yrs ago when I had to go to prison for 3 years. I had no music for first 9 months! We sang in our cells best we could. When I was finally able to have a radio, I listened 24/7 for a week, loving ever song that came on! Music makes th world go round!

  46. Rival Sky says:

    can i add these music to my youtube videos any copyright are they is i am free to add these music in my youtube vidoes

  47. Omi Ahmed says:

    i want to make a slide video with lyrice .how can do me

  48. •Ruby- Chan• says:

    Hello thank u

  49. Hz Damien says:

    I'm having a problem.I want to add my own downloaded song in the video. And i want it to play during the whole video but after i add it through 'Add Media Files' it doesn't play during the slideshow but it plays after the slideshow ends. How do i play it during the whole slideshow? I need solution immediately

  50. Kofiekan TO says:

    But can you put your own music in Movavi? Pls help me

  51. SuperSpyKid11 says:

    Thank you so much! Now I can make even cooler videos!!!

  52. Ismaeel Rehman says:

    Does it work for long videos. Like a 2 /3 hour movie and can you add multiple music to it.

  53. Khalid Hasan Bissas says:

    Can I add my save music in videos?

  54. bani amin says:


  55. GameLover206 says:

    Your hot

  56. Nikee MG says:

    thanks <3 it is very nice 😀 <3

  57. Doc M.A.K says:

    I want to add a song of my choice , so where is the option of add files ??

  58. TheFireyFlareon 05 says:

    What if my video matches a certain part of the song and I need “0:22” to “0:30”? How to I make it that part of the song?

  59. ѕиσω says:

    wow good vid this will probaly help me alot:D

  60. Foot Finger Productions says:

    I'm trying to add my own music file to a video, but when I add the music file, it will only position in the video timeline spot. How do I get it to go to the audio timeline spot? Thanks!

  61. Babar Gul says:

    How to add music from laptop in this software

  62. alyzia says:

    I love this . Is so helpful!

  63. Melanie Ostani says:

    hi my video wont play but the music is there

  64. TankXSlow _ says:

    this didnt help <3

  65. Multiplex117 says:

    "i dont know about you"

  66. Krusjer1 says:

    Can you add your own music?

  67. foccie woccie says:

    the background music of this makes me sad :<

  68. Future Creator says:

    thanks mam very very thanks to you

  69. shyann wen covers says:

    That's great thank you for sharing ❤

  70. Barang Drawing says:

    Hello, I would like to ask you any question. You know, when I did my video and music already, especially, I play and it has the line of the movavi video editor in the middle of the video. So because of WHAT?

  71. Maya Davidzon says:


  72. Sayed saifur Rahman says:

    it helped me a lot thnx a ton❤❤

  73. Most best top 5 says:

    cool video

  74. Editing Guy says:

    I Just Needed The App So ty

  75. Ashley says:

    how do you put pop music tho? it's really hard to find my favorite song without pop if there Is no pop song then i'm very sad 🙁

  76. Bedrok says:

    8 minute video to show how to put music on a video

  77. lilly Johnston says:

    can i add three days grace musics

  78. xStellaa ROBLOX says:

    For me did not work it keep crash my computer D:

  79. rholen loyola says:

    This really support me and take a hour but i really like this vid

  80. Tips & trick in Punjabi says:

    So sweet I 😍 uuu

  81. BeeYouTh99 says:

    your water mark is very ugly

  82. ImNotMaximilian says:

    I have a voice over how do I add it

  83. Resumes For Us says:

    This was a very helpful video. Thank you!

  84. Cats and Dogs says:

    Yeah I just wanna add music to my intro

  85. Andhika Septiono says:

    Thank you

  86. Daniel MORK says:

    When I add an MP3 file from my library using the "add a media file" it's adding the file onto the video timeline and not the audio timeline. When I try to drag it onto the audio timeline it just jumps back to the video time line. I'd like the music to play in the background of my video. Please help!!

  87. Vijay Kumar Chirra says:

    Thank you Beautiful lady

  88. xxsubcriber123 xxsubcriber123 says:

    thanks because of this i can upload a video

  89. Can I get 5,000 subs for no reason? says:

    what if i want trap/edm? how do i add music i have on my computer?

  90. movie production says:

    hey hello how to music add our computer

  91. BrokasasGT says:

    Why in vidio read this video make movavi

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    I love you

  93. ThE RoCk Shad Malik says:

    I have crush on you

  94. Small Gaming says:

    I don’t know about chu

  95. Sound Masterz says:

    Hi movavi, I want to make a video picture (cover music photo) and set music as background

  96. OceanicOrb_Playz says:

    This helped me a lot! <3

  97. Tone Gaming says:

    this really helped me

  98. Cha-Chi Wolfie says:

    I need help making a Gacha Life Singing Battle.

  99. suhan says:

    tanku mam
    tankyu movavi

  100. Red Knight 405 says:

    But how keep the exact quality of the video…?

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