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How to Add Music to Your Videos?

How to Add Music to Your Videos?

13min read  

18 Jun 2019

Have you ever experienced difficulties while editing your video and trying to add music to it? Let’s assume you paid special attention to the choice of music for your video but you aren’t really sure which editor to use to add it to your video easily and professionally.

It might come pretty tough, right? There are dozens of editors and yet the process still sounds complicated.

Leave worries behind, and go ahead to see what are some of the easiest ways of adding music to your video. There are a number of different ways of doing that. You can either add music through web-based services online or use the installed software.



  1. How to Add Music to Your Video Online?


Renderforest suggests an online editor that will assist the process of merging music with your video. It simplifies the process and helps you to deliver a professional video with music.

Let’s see how it works.

Start with choosing one of the video templates from the video editing section.

Add music to your video

You can browse over the vast variety of templates and do a quick search for different topic categories, including finance, healthcare, education, and more.

Let’s pick Broadcast Video Editing Tool as a sample template and use it to edit our video.

Video Editing Toolkit

After you choose one of the toolkits, click “Create Now” to start.

To start the process you should first decide between the two options for creating videos; adding scenes manually or using a pre-made story. To edit your video, you need to add scenes manually.

Click “Add Scenes” and start adding your own scenes manually.

Add Music to Video

Scene catalog offers a wide variety of categories, including Video Headlines, Quotes and Long Text on Photos, Social Action Scenes, Logo Animations, Check Marks and X Marks on Photos and a lot more.

Video editor scenes

Let’s pick a video holder scene to upload a video.

Video Holder Scene

Customize the scenes once you choose them. See the tools, including text, and image placement and video placement fields to the left.

customize the video scenes

You can add your video in 4 different ways: put the video URL, choose from the media library, upload from your device, or add from the Stock footage library, which offers over 195.000 stock videos.

Add video scenes

Once you add your video, you can edit and cut it to pick only the parts that you want. You would certainly need to do some trimming because sometimes the videos are too long.

Video TrimmingOnce you are done with adding your video, you should move to the music section to finally add music to your video.

There are several ways of adding background music. You can find tracks in our Music Library and choose the one that fits perfectly with the theme of your video. It offers a wide variety of music genres, including Corporate, Rock, Folk, and a lot more. Alternatively, you are free to upload the track that you want. You can upload not only music but a voice-over as well. Moreover, you can record it directly in the editor.

The good news is that you can preview the scenes before rendering the full video. So, once you are done with cropping, trimming and adding music to your video, make sure you go to the “Preview” section and click on “Free Preview” to check the final result. Your video will be ready in a few minutes.

Save and Preview Project

First of all, remember that you can go back and edit the video anytime. The video is saved with all your projects in the section called “My Videos.”

If you find your video to be perfect, you would want to download it. Publish your video on YouTube directly from our platform or download your video for free and share it on social platforms. To get your video in high quality, either make a single purchase or subscribe to one of our plans.


  1. How to Add Music to Your Video Offline?


Now, as you know how to add your music to your video online, let’s learn how to edit videos offline. You certainly need to get prepared for such situations. So, get your hands at investigating the best software to download on your device. Have it at hand to use it whenever and wherever you’ll need. When you are offline you either need to have the software installed on your Mac or on Windows. The software, of course, differs depending on your computer.


How to Add Music to Your Video on Mac?

One of the best ways to add sound effects and music to your videos and movies on Mac is through iMovie. It has been widely used for a long time and it is mainly focused on making the process of editing easier and cleaner. You can attach music from iTunes, Sound Effects, or GarageBand. iMovie allows you to share the final video in just a few minutes via YouTube or to export it to your computer.

Follow this short video about some tips on how to use iMovie.

Check out some other options for editing software on Mac.

  • Kdenlive, a versatile video editing tool, offers a wide range of elaborate features that allow the users to work with the multimedia files.
  • HyperEngine-AV is another free software for Mac that assists the process of capturing, editing, organizing, and exporting videos and audios.
  • Lightworks offers advanced video editing tools, allowing you to make professional video editing, giving you a great number of export options.


How to Add Music to Your Videos on Windows?

Just as iMovie is for Mac, “Windows Movie Maker” is a free built-in video editor for Windows. It offers a huge number of features, including video effects, transitions, and audio, text and timeline editors.

Except for the built-in option, there are a number of software programs that you can install on Windows to proceed with video editing. All you need to do is to install them and do your editing offline. Once you finish editing and upload the soundtrack as well, you will be able to download the video offline.  

We’ve come up with a short list of popular, top-rated, and most frequently used a video editing software for Windows.

  • VideoStudio is a video editing toolset that facilitates the editing process and makes it more intuitive.
  • VSDC Video editor has both free and paid options. The free option offers a versatile set of features, including audio editing and design correction.  
  • Machete Lite Video Editor is a very simple and easy tool to work with. So it is suitable for quick editing work.

You can check out the chart below that gives a lot of insight about video editing software features for Windows.

List of Video Editing Software for Windows


Last but not least, there are a number of powerful software that works for both Mac and Windows.

  • Video Converter Ultimate allows the users to trim, merge, and crop video files adding multiple audio tracks both from external sources and from the built-in library.  
  • Avidemux is another major video editing software designed for both Mac and Windows. It offers tools to do simple cuttings, filterings, and editings with various types of files, such as AVI, DVD, MPEG, MP4, and more.
  • DaVinci Resolve Studio also offers high-quality editing tools for video. It gives the users digital audio workstation to edit sounds and music.

Now, you are familiar with the most powerful video editing software for Mac and Windows but how should you deal with the editing process on Mobile?


  1. How to Add Music to Your Video on Mobile?


We don’t always have our PCs or laptops with us, do we? Though we almost always keep our phones at hand. So, what if you want to edit your video in a short while and all you have with you is your smartphone.

Well, we are here to suggest some of the best ways of doing that. Video editing tools again differ depending on your mobile.


How to Add Music to Your Video on Android?

The best way of searching for offline Android video editing programs is through Play Store which offers a wide variety of options. You can find some of the top-ranked free and easy-to-use apps for windows below.

  • Movie Maker is a free offline tool on Google Play. Currently, it’s one of the best free video editor apps. A number of functions are at your disposal, including trimming, cropping, and reordering your video content.Movie Maker Editor
  • VivaVideo editor allows you to edit videos, make slideshows and short movies. It gives you a chance to download songs from the existing musical library or upload your own.

Viva Video Editor


How to Add Music to Your Video on iOS?

To save your time you should quickly browse over the search results on the App Store to track down the top-rated ones. We’ve done a little bit of research for you and we’ve come up with some of the most popular search results.

  • iMovie Video Editing App is not exceptionally for Macs but it works with all Apple software in general, including iPhones and iPads. iMovie is only available to Apple users.

iMovie video Editing App


  • Splice Video Editor suggests a wide range of audio genres to choose from. It has a special timeline for audio editing as well.

Splice Video Editor


The good news is that some of the high-ranking apps are in fact working for both iOS and Android. Check out some of them below.

  • Adobe Premiere Rush CC (iOS/Android) is one of the most popular editing programs. It’s a free app that offers a variety of pro-level features. What Adobe suggests is that you don’t need to be a professional cinematographer to reach the wanted results with your videos. Adobe Premiere Rush can help you edit and design professional motion graphics videos.
  • Quik (iOS/Android) is another high-rating app available for both iOS and Android. The name itself implies the quality of the app. It facilitates the process of video editing. The user just adds the media and then chooses a theme and transitions to render the ready-made video.



Utilizing many senses is one of the keys here. Music videos are 95% of the most-watched videos. Music adds an emotional impact to your video. It helps you evoke emotions and get your audience feel what you are communicating.

As you can see, adding music to a video is not that hard as it might have sounded in the beginning. Once you know which software or app to choose, everything else goes smooth and clear. The first and foremost action, therefore, is to pick the right tool. You can attach music to your video online via Renderforest, but you can do it offline as well using built-in software or installing new software. You can also conduct the process via mobile devices working through apps on iOS and Android.

So, good luck with adding music to your video that will certainly help you to get the desired results.

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