Remove the Audio Track from a Video with iMovie
We’ve shown you a few ways to extract the audio from a video file, but what if you want to remove the audio track from a movie completely? Although it can’t be done right in the Finder like extracting, it is very easy to ditch the background audio do with the help of iMovie:
- Open iMovie and pull down the File menu, selecting “Import” followed by “Movies” and locate the movie you want to strip audio from
- Drag the video from the Event viewer into the Project library
- Right-click on the video and choose “Detach Audio” to split the video from the audio track, the audio attack will appear in purple below the video track
- Click the purple audio track and hit the Delete key to remove the audio
- Now you can either record a new voiceover, add a new audio track, or just export the video with no audio at all
There are other methods to do this using third party tools, but iMovie is bundled with most Macs these days and it makes quick work of the process.