How to separate audio from a video track in iMovie

Have you ever wanted to view a video without hearing the audio? Have you ever wanted to hear a video without seeing the video? If you have a video (either something of your own or a video downloaded from the internet), here’s how:

In prepping our course feedback for last year’s Spanish PLT, I learned a nifty trick (thanks to the Knowledge Bar’s Kevin and Eddie for talking me through the problem) in iMovie: how to separate a video clip’s audio track from it’s video track.

  1. After importing your video clip into iMovie, select the video clip you wish to detach.
  2. Right click and select “Detach Audio.”
  3. You can now delete one of the tracks (either audio or video), move it to another place in the video timeline or manipulate it.

Here’s how:

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