Removing Audio from Video - iMovie?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Markleshark, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. Markleshark macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2006
    Carlisle, Up Norf!
    I'm sure there used to be a way to remove the Audio from a Video in iMovie 06, but in this 08 version I can't seem to find it.

    I'd rather not use ffmpeg if I can get away with it, anyone know any other ways to do it if not in iMovie?

  2. nyycavo24 macrumors member

    Dec 28, 2007
    I typically open the clip up in MPEG Streamclip (google it).

    After you open the file, you can either export the whole clip, or a tiny piece of it into quicktime or any other format and when selecting the options for the export, you can remove the audio entirely.

    Works like a charm for me, and as an added bonus of course, it shrinks the size of the file.

    Hope this helps!
  3. Mac In School macrumors 65816

    Jun 21, 2007
    1. Select the movie you've created.

    2. Click the audio properties button (speaker icon).

    3. Drop the volume slider to "0".
  4. Sceneshifter macrumors 6502


    Jun 14, 2007
    I use the same method as Heavy, it's different in iMovie 06 if I recall correctly..
  5. Martrese macrumors newbie

    Dec 15, 2008
    Portland, OR
    nyycavo24 rocks

    nyycavo24's solution worked perfectly. Thanks for the advice.:)
  6. blaxx macrumors newbie

    Nov 24, 2009
    Dropping the audio level to zero in the HUD doesn't work if you publish to YouTube. The YT video is published with the audio.
  7. redmcgee macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2010

    Import the video and turn the volume all the way down

    What wasn't mentioned:

    Once that's done, export the video to your desktop. Then, re import (this version will not have sound) to add a new track or maintain track-less video.

  8. ggm1960 macrumors newbie


    Jun 25, 2008
    I found a button in the center cluster (2nd from right). Mouse hover indicates "Adjust Audio - A". Chose a video clip, click the button and lower the top slider to 0.
  9. Al Jonson macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2010
    Southern California U.S.A.
    What if you want to remove just one wave from the entire audio track?
  10. r-o-n-n-i-e macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2010
    If you click the movie in de Project section then go to edit menu and click detach audio. The audio can be edited and removed now.
    Hope thats what you needed.
  11. CallsignBaron macrumors member

    Apr 17, 2007
    NC USA
    I know this is reviving an old thread, but, thanks for this r-o-n-n-i-e. Exactly what I needed, worked like a charm for me in iMovie '09.

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