Mix audio and video files with these 10+ best software tools

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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  • Mixing audio and video together is probably the first type of video editing ever tried.
  • Despite being such a basic task, you need a very good tool if you want the end result to be impeccable.
  • For example, Adobe Premiere Pro is a perfect tool for this particular job, along with several other tools that we will be discussing below.
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While editing a video sometimes you might want to mix different audio and video clips together. By doing so you can achieve some interesting results, so today we’re going to show you the best apps that allow you to mix video and audio files.

What is the best app to mix audio and video files?

1. Adobe Premiere Pro (recommended)

Mixing video and audio together in order to create a compilation or a music video is one of the most basic tasks that you can perform with a video editor.

Of course, while any low-end video editor can perform this task, very few manage to blend the two elements together at a truly professional level.

That is where Adobe Premiere Pro is different compared to all the rest, as this timeline-based video editor has all the tools that you may ever need in order to pull off this job.

It doesn’t matter if you want to add a simple sound effect toa  5-minute video, or if you want to make YouTube-worthy music video, Adobe Premiere Pro has got you covered.

Simply annotate along the timeline where you want the secondary audio to be added in, and then let Premiere Pro process the file.

Of course, you can also use the program to perform some minor audio editing as well, so you don’t have to switch back and forth between audio and video editors.

However, that wouldn’t be the case with Premiere Pro anyway, since importing and exporting into Adobe’s dedicated audio editor, Adobe Audition, is incredibly easy.

Here are some of the perks of using Adobe Premiere Pro:

  • Great for mixing video, imagery, and audio together
  • Familiar-looking timeline-based video editor
  • Very compatible with all other Adobe products
  • Works best when paired with Adobe After Effects
  • It can be tested for free for 7 days.

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2. VSDC Video Editor

Many video editors allow you to combine both audio and video and that’s also the case with VSDC Video Editor. The application has a relatively simple interface so even the basic users will be able to edit videos without too much hassle.

The application supports a wide range of codecs and video formats including AVI, MP4, MKV, MPG, WMV, 3GP, FLV and many others.

As for audio files, the application can work with MP3, WAV, WMA, FLAC, PCM, OGG, AAC, M4A, AMR and many other popular formats. In addition to audio and video files, the application also works with various image formats.

In terms of video editing, VSDC Video Editor supports a wide range of effects and you can even perform color correction and various transformations. All visual effects are sorted into five different categories so you can easily access any of them.

In addition to video effects, the application supports a wide range of audio effects and you can easily normalize sound, change the volume, add reverb or echo effects.

According to the developer, this is a non-linear video editor so you can freely position your elements anywhere on the timeline. Application also offers various blending modes and by performing minor adjustments you can get some interesting results.

The application also supports masking so you can create different masks and use them to hide or highlight certain elements. VSDC Video Editor supports social networks and you can easily export your video and optimize it for social media websites such as Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

It’s worth mentioning that the application supports the H265/HEVC codec so it can work with 4K videos with ease. The application also allows you to optimize your videos for various devices and you can even create and burn discs right from this tool.

If you want to share your videos online, you can also upload them to YouTube directly from this application.

Additional features include video stabilization tool and a file converter that can easily convert files from one format to another. Speaking of extra features, VSDC Video Editor also supports video capture as well as screen recording.

The application allows you to use multiple tracks which makes it incredibly easy to combine audio and video. Your audio will be added as a separate track, but you can also choose to mute the original audio. Each track supports customization and there’s a wide range of parameters you can configure.

VSDC Video Editor offers a wide array of features, and sometimes the number of available features can be a bit daunting, especially for new users. The application is completely free for personal use, so feel free to try it out.

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Editor’s note: This article continues on the next page with even more awesome software tools. Don’t forget to check out our Video Hub for more handy guides and list like this one.