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How to Remove Background Noise from Video

I believe that everyone has encountered such a problem, that is, when recording a video, when I want to use it as a video material for some special purposes, then I came to find that the video has some noise which may have huge impacts on the final output effect of the video. What the more annoying thing is that I have no idea on how to remove noise from video. This is a quite common problem you may encounter while processing with some videos on your computer. If you are facing the same issues and are urgent to find a way out, then the following guide will show you how to remove background noise from video.

Part 1: How to Remove Background Noise with Leawo Video Converter Ultimate

We shot the recorded video or audio with an SLR and a mobile phone and found a lot of noise. The noise is mainly caused by the noisy recording environment and strong electromagnetic interference in the surrounding area during the previous shooting. Noise directly affects the texture and clarity of the sound, so when we record the audio in the early stage, we try to find a relatively complex and quiet environment, such as a room and office. Because the sound is not easy to produce an echo in a complex environment and try to avoid recording in a strong electromagnetic interference environment. How to remove background noise from the video? Actually, in order to remove background noise from video, you have to seek help from some video post-processing programs to eliminate the noise. On the top of my recommended solutions, I will strongly put Leawo Video Converter Ultimate in the first place to solve the problem.

Now, we will focus on its function in removing noise from video. You can simply follow the steps below to remove background noise from video.

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


Step 2: Load the video you would like to remove noise from to the program by clicking “Add Video” icon on the top of the menu panel. Once the video has been imported to the program, you can see the media file on the list.

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Step 3: Remove the noise. Click the “Edit” icon at the end of the loaded file to enter the video editing panel. On the video editing panel, you can find a lot of options, including “Trim”, “Watermark”, “Crop”, “Effect”, “3D” and “Remove Noise”. Here, without doubts, in order to remove noise, you should click on the “Remove Noise” icon. In this section, once you have clicked the “Remove Noise” button, then you have activated the function already. Finally, click “OK” to save your change.

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Step 4: Select the output format. Return to the main panel and open drop-down box beside the green icon “Convert” to choose “Change” to enter the “Profile” panel where you can set the output video format.

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Step 5: Start converting. Once you have removed the noise from the video, then you have to convert the video to the new one. Before it starts, you need to confirm the “Save to” route. Then just click “Convert” to start. Finally, you just need to wait and the conversion process will be completed in several minutes. Then you can try to play the new video on Leawo Blu-ray Player to check whether the noise in the video has already been removed.

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Part 2: How to Remove Background Noise with Audacity

The second tool you can refer to is Audacity. Audacity is a cross-platform sound editing software for recording and editing audio, free and open source software which is working on Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems. Audacity was selected as the best recommended project for SourceForge .net in July 2004. In July 2007, the MediaForge .net 2007 Community Choice Awards for multimedia was selected. It can be used to record playback, cut, copy and paste the sound, remove nosie, mix multi-track and so on. It is quite easy to be handled with while removing background noise from the video. For the details, please refer to the following steps.

Step 1: Download Audacity from the official website and install it on your computer.

Step 2: Add the video to the program. Open Audacity and drag the video to the main panel directly.

Step 3: Remove noise. Choose “Effect tab” and select “Noise Removal” option to enter the noise removal section. Once it has been done and the background noise will be removed immediately from the video. You can go to “Preview” for further check whether the noise has been removed or not.


Part 3: How to Remove Background Noise with VLC

VLC is not only a powerful media player that is able to provide various multimedia playback solutions, but also a useful tool in removing background noise from the video. If you have never known about this function, the next steps will guide you there.

Step 1: Download VLC and install it on your computer. You can obtain the free download from its official website.

Step 2: Add the video to VLC by clicking “Media” on the top of the menu and then choose “Open File”. Or you can simply drag your purposed video to VLC directly.

Step 3: Remove noise. Click “Show extended settings” on the right of the fullscreen and locate “Tools” where you can find “Effects and Filters”. Under its scroll-down menu, click “Audio Effects” to enter the audio editing panel. Under this option, click “Equalizer” option and enable this function by taking a tick in the box before the “Enable” option. Then click “Save” button. Try it again and the noise will be removed successfully from the original video.


Part 4: How to Remove Background Noise with AudioRemover

Next, if you don’t want to spend too much time in downloading and installing the above tools, instead what you prefer is a more convenient method, then you should not miss AudioRemover. AudioRemover is a piece of online video noise removal software as well as an online video editor. It can easily remove noise from video with several easy steps.

Step 1: Log into the AudioRemover homepage.

Step 2: Add a video to the online tool. You can find the “Browse” option on the main panel and click it to choose a purposed video file. Then click the “Upload” icon. Here if your video is in small size, then it will take a very short time to upload. If you’ve got a large video, then it may take longer in uploading completely. But remember that the limit of the video size is 50M. In most cases, you may only be able to upload MP4, AVI digital video formats which are usually in smaller sizes.


That’s it! After uploading the video, the online tool will remove the noise automatically. Once it has been completed, click “Download” to save the new video without noise to your computer.

Part 5: Comparison Chart of these Programs

Program Advantage Disadvantage
Leawo Video Converter Ultimate √ Able to remove background noise with ease
√ Act as an integrated solution to convert or burn videos
√ Ensure high quality output and support various formats
√ Provide 6x speed than rivals
√ Customization features benefit users significantly, eg. edit video files, add 3D video effect, select subtitles and audio tracks, set video and audio parameters
√ Available on multiple operating systems
√ Support large file processing
● Require software installation
● Pay to get full access to the entire feature package
Audacity √ Free and open source software
√ Able to record and edit audio
√ Available on multiple operating systems
● Require software installation
● Not very intuitive for beginners
● Limited customization features
● Not so stable to use
● Include adware
VLC √ Free and open source software
√ Able to record and edit audio
● Require software installation
● Provide limited customization features
● Hard for beginners to edit video/audio
● Include adware
AudioRemover √ No need to install software
√ Simple to use
● Need to upload files to website
● Allow limited file size, 50M only
● Only support .mp4, .avi, formats


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