Adding some fantastic background music to the MOV video files can be a challenging task for some people. But in order to add music to a MOV file, what you have to obtain is a piece of powerful video editor or excellent video converter tool. If you can add the music to the video in a professional way, then the video output effect will be quite dramatic.

Have you ever encountered such a task related to your multimedia processing? If the answer is positive, then the following tools will be quite beneficial for you to complete the task.

Part 1: 3 Best Tools to Add Music to MOV File on Windows

In order to add music to the MOV file on Windows, you can make full use of the following tools that have the capability to add audio in a more simple way.

No. 1 Leawo Video Converter

On the top of my recommendation list, I will strongly recommend you to use Leawo Video Converter to achieve your goal. Leawo Video Converter is not only here to complete the video conversion job, but also can be effectively used as a powerful video editor for Mac and Windows to further edit the videos based on various needs, such as trimming the video to get desired video clip, cropping, adding watermark, 3D effects, as well as audio files and so on.

It is able to support more than 180 types of digital video format with the 100% quality retained and accuracy. If you have the tendency to convert your photos slideshow to a video, this program can also be able to take you there. At the same time, its comprehensive editing functions will allow you to obtain a more personalized video. Concerning the steps on adding music to MOV file with Leawo Video Converter, then another detailed tutorial guide will be listed for your further information.

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No. 2 Audio To Video Software

Secondly, Audio To Video Software can be your other option to add music to the MOV file on Windows. Just as its name implies, this program is designed to add audio to video in a professional way. You only need to install this program on your computer and then you can immediately put it into practice.

With this tool, you can be easily able to load all kinds of audio files to the video and then this tool will merge the two files together to create a new media file. It is quite lightweight and easy to be used. If you only have the basic needs, this simple tool is quite suitable to you. But this is also a chargeable tool and it only offers the very basic features and functions.

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No. 3 Movavi

For both Windows and Mac OS X operating systems, Movavi can be quite worth trying for you. Movavi Video Editor is able to edit videos for various purposes. Especially if you are newbie, this video editor is more suitable for you because it offers quite a plenty of video editing features in a very simple way for you to achieve your goal.

You can easily upload audio clips and background music to your videos with several steps. Furthermore, you can also adjust other video effects to your original video with Movavi, such as applying filters and effects. If this is your first time to hear about this video editor, then you should not miss it.

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Part 2: 3 Best Tools to Add Music to MOV File on Mac

Well, if you are running on the Mac OS X operating system, then the following tools will be more proper to you.

No. 1 iMovie

As a default app on Mac, iMovie is quite useful in editing videos. With iMovie, you can easily add background music to the video clips from the local sound library on your Mac as well as the iTunes library. In addition, you can add background music to your movie using any audio clip. The background concert plays along with the audio recorded with the video and any sound effects or voiceovers added to the movie. Audio placed as background music will be edited separately in its own timeline area, so it is not affected by the editing of other clips in the movie. If you don’t want to download or install any other third-party programs, then iMovie is your best choice.

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No.2 MovieMator Video Editor

Another third-party video editor for Mac can be another helpful option. That is MovieMator Video Editor. MovieMator Video Editor is a piece of professional video post-editing software. Although it is not as versatile as professional software such as pr and AE, it is enough for general daily video editing.

The software has a lot of sophisticated built-in transition effects, and it can also help you edit music. It also supports unlimited tracks and audio tracks to help you with all your audio and video, including large projects. And, its interface is refreshing and intuitive and all the features are clear at a glance. Besides, it is also quite easy to use cut, copy and paste.

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No. 3 Shotcut

Last of all, another more professional video editor will be list here is Shotcut. As a versatile free video editing program, Shotcut can easily carry out the music adding a task to MOV files on Mac. It is able to support various video formats, even including 4K videos.

With Shotcut, you are allowed to edit audio, edit and set output effects with ease. What’s more, you can even obtain the completely free version of this powerful video editor before purchasing it. You can try it ahead and then if you really like it, you can decide to buy it or not.

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Part 3: How to Add Music to MOV File on Windows

Next, on Windows operating system, in order to give you more details on how to add music a MOV file, here I will select Leawo Video Converter as the example to present the tutorial guide next.

Step 1. Download Leawo Video Converter and install it on your computer.


Step 2. Load MOV video to the program. Open the program and click “Add Video” button on the top toolbar to load the targeted MOV video to the program.

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Step 3. Add music to the MOV video. Once the video has been loaded to Leawo Video Converter, then you can see a drop-down “Audio” menu on the loaded MOV file. Click the menu to upload the music you prefer from your computer.

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Step 4. Select the output format.

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Step 5. Start converting. Click the big green icon “Convert” on the main interface to start converting the video. You only need to confirm the “Save to” route and the MOV video with the music has been saved on your computer.

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Part 4: How to Add Music to MOV File on Mac

Similarly, in order to add music to MOV files on Mac, you also need to adopt one of above tools to achieve your goal. Here the tutorial on how to add music to MOV file on Mac with iMovie will be listed below.

Step 1. Locate iMovie on your Mac and open the app.

Step 2. Download music for iMovie. Due to the strict music copyright, not all the music can be added to the iMovie library. The official way to obtain the music is to download and play on iTunes. So you had better download the music for your MOV files on iMovie.

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Step 3. Add music to iMovie. Open iMovie and click “Audio” tap on the top and then pick from iTunes to add your preferred music to MOV video.

Step 4. Load the MOV video to iMovie. Once the music file has been loaded to the iMovie, then you only need to drag the MOV file to the iMovie panel directly.

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Part 5: How to Check and Play the MOV File

Additionally, do know how to check that the music has been inserted to your MOV successfully? Well, the simple way is to play the new MOV file in an excellent media player. If you can hear the music properly in the MOV file, then it means you have added the music to the MOV video correctly. Which media player can you use here? Leawo Blu-ray Player will be your good option. In order to further check the MOV file, you only need to follow the several steps below.

Step 1. Download and install Leawo Blu-ray Player on your computer.

Step 2. Load the new MOV file. Open the media player and click “Open File” to insert the MOV file to the program. If the MOV file has been added music in the correct way, then you can be sure that the music has been added successfully.


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Adding music to an MOV file can make your video more dramatic and splendid. If you have never tried this before, now you can take a try by following the above steps. But make sure the music files downloaded for your Mac are all valid.