How to add music to videos using Movavi Editor

Background music can be very vital when it comes to setting the tone of a video, you can literally pick up your viewer and drop them in any scenario you want, like an action sequence can be made more exhilarating for the viewer by adding some high tempo music, a scary scene can be made more intense by adding eerie music in the background or a nice romantic scene has the potential to be even more heartwarming with the addition of the right music.

The point we’re getting to is the fact that background music is almost vital for a good video. And adding one is an easy task if you have the right tools, what are the right tools you ask?

Well all you basically need is a good video editing software.

One like the one we’re bringing to you today, the Movavi Video Editor.


Features of Movavi Video Editor

Movavi Video Editor is a really simple to use Video Editor that even beginners to video editing can pick up and get working on instantly. The simple UI, the easy to use functions all make for a very useful and easy to operate video editor. All you have to do is basically install the software and let your creativity take over, Movavi will provide you with the tools.

The key feature of the software are:

Edit clips, images and audio on a timeline

Similar to other professional editors Movavi too, comes with a timeline where you can edit and create videos using clips, images and various audio files. The process is really simple, you just import the files you want to use and drag and drop them into the timeline in the order you want them to play in. Simple as that.

Add Transitions, filters and other fancy stuff

When we said that Movavi Video editor is a simple editor we didn’t mean that it lacks any of the functionality of a professional editor, no way, you can do pretty much all the things you could on any other editor on the Movavi Video Editor. Transitions? They’ve got it. Filters? Yes sir! Popouts? Yes please!

Literally most of the effects you get work with on professional editors, you’ve got them here.

Export to any popular format

Once done with the editing part, you can export the file into any video format you want. MOV, AVI,MP4 you name it, you can export into that format.


Now we move onto a basic tutorial of how to add music to a video using this particular editor.

Just follow the steps mentioned and you’ll be done in no time.


Step 1: Download and install Movavi Video Editor

Download the file and follow the on screen instructions to install the application on your PC or MAC. Nothing much to explain there, it’s pretty standard stuff!

Step 2: Import the required files in the program

Once the program starts up, hit Create project in full feature mode right on the welcome screen, once done select Add Media Files and select the audio/video/image files you want to use in the project.

Now note that there are two different slots on the timeline in the editor, the video track and the audio track, the video and image files go into the video track and the audio files go in the audio track as illustrated in the screenshot above.

Adjust the audio file according to the video file

Now sometimes you may reach a standpoint where the audio file isn’t as long or is longer than the video file that you’re using. Now at this point you have multiple options to work with, you can either loop the audio track to make it longer, or split/cut it up to make it shorter.

Step 4:Save your masterpiece!

Hit export and select how you’d like to save your video file, firstly select the name then the format and then finally the destination format and hit Start!

That’s all there is to it, all you’ve to do to add music to your video files.