How to Add Background Music to a Video without Quality Loss

How to Add Background Music to a Video without Quality Loss

There are many reasons that you need to add music to a video. When you take a video clip and prepare to upload to your YouTube account, for example, adding background music will make the video appealing. Sometimes, you can replace the background sound or noise with your own music in a video too. However, it is not a simple task if you do not have a right tool. This guide will show you how to do it on your computer and mobile devices easily.

Add Music to a Video

Part 1: Best Way to Add Music to Video on PC/Mac

When adding music to video, you may be worried about quality loss and other troubles. Tipard Video Converter Ultimate is a powerful tool to do the job without technical skills. It is able to process videos up to Ultra 4K with no quality loss. Moreover, it is pretty easy to use.

Main Features of the Best Add Music to Video Software

  • 1. Add music to a video without quality loss in a single click.
  • 2. Support a wide range of audio format, like MP4, MOV, etc.
  • 3. Batch process multiple videos using multi-thread technology.

How to Add Background Music to Video on Desktop

Step 1Add video files

The video editor offers two versions, one for PC and the other for Mac. Install the right one on your computer and launch it. click the Add Files menu and choose Add Files or Add Folder to import the video that you want to edit.

Load Videos

Step 2Add music to video

Locate the first title in the library area, click the Edit icon to open it in the video editor window. Click the Plus button next to Audio Track and add the background music to video. Then adjust the Volume and preview the result by hitting the Play button under the built-in media player. If the music does not match the image, adjust Delay. Click the OK button to confirm it. Then add music to other videos.


Step 3Save videos with music

Click the Convert All to menu at upper right side and set the output format. Then set a specific folder by hitting the Folder button at bottom. Finally, click on the Convert All button to export the video with background music.

convert Video

Part 2: How to Add Music to Video on iPhone/Android

How to Add Music to a Video on iPhone

iMovie is the built-in video editor app on iPhone and iPad. It enables you to add music to a video on the timeline easily. Let's get creative now.

Step 1Open iMovie, tap Continue, Create Project, and then Movie to a new project.


Step 2Select the video that you want to edit and tap Create Movie to add to the timeline. Move the slider to the beginning of the video.

Add Video iMovie

Step 3Next, tap the Plus icon, choose Audio and select the background music source. Here are three options, Soundtracks, My Music and Sound Effects. The first offers online music, the second lets you add songs from Music app, and the third enables use copyright free clips.

Add Music iMovie

Step 4Pre-listen to an audio file and select it. It will start playing. If you are satisfied with it, tap the Plus icon next to the audio file and add it to the video.

Step 5Go to the timeline and play the video with background music. Here you can drag and move the speaker icon to match the video and audio.

Save iMovie

Step 6Now, tap Done on the top of your screen and tap the Share icon. Here you can decide to post it to social media or tap Save Video and pick a resolution to export it to your memory.

How to Add Audio to a Video on Android

When it comes to add music to a video on Android, you will need a third-party video editor app. We use Quik as the example to show you the workflow, because it is free to use the full version.

Step 1Touch Create a New Video button in the Quik app and permit it to access your gallery if you use it for the first time. Select the video you want to edit and tap the Plus button.

Add Video

Step 2Once the video is loading, tap the Music icon at the bottom and you will get the audio library. Here you can pick a category and choose background music. To use your music, tap Music library and choose My music.

Choose Music Android

Step 3Next, switch to the Settings tab at the bottom. Now, you can set the duration and other aspects.

Save Quik

Step 4When adding music to a video is done, tap the Done button. Then you can share the video as a link, send it to your friend, or save the video to your gallery without sharing.

Extended Reading:

• 4 Ways to Crop MP4 Videos Without Watermark

• How to Permanently Add Subtitles to MP4 Videos in SRT, ASS and SSA

Part 3: FAQs about Adding Music to Video

How do I add music to a picture?

Install Tipard Video Converter Ultimate on your device and run it. To add music to your images, you should go to MV and click the Add File button to import pictures. Then please switch to the Setting tab and add background music to pictures.

Can I add music to a picture?

Yes, you can add your photos to a photo editor that has the capacity to add music, and then apply the background music to the photos.

How to add voice over to a video?

You have two choice to add voice over to a video. Firstly, you can record your voice and then overlay it on your video in a video editor. Or you can use a video editor that has the ability to do voice over to complete the job directly.


This guide has shared you 3 ways to add music to a video on computer and mobile device. If a video is not enough to attract attention, you can try to apply some music and background audio with Tipard Video Converter Ultimate. It can meet your need on video and audio editing. More problems? Please write down your message below this post.

Posted by Kenny Kevin to Edit Video
May 29, 2023 09:40
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