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I need to remove the audio track from a video file (it is a .mov file).

Which is the best free software to do this on a Mac?

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I would use Avidemux - free and opensource - load your video, select both Audio and Video to "Copy", then go to Audio in main menu (on the top), and select "none" for audio track. Then save your video using new name.

PS: Avidemux sometimes does not add extension to the video, so you have to do it manually

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You can also use Garage Band or Quick Time Pro. In Garage Band you just have to drag and drop the file and delete the video section. In Quick Time, go to movie properties and select "Extract Audio".

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Have you tried iMovie? Here is a detailed guide on how to remove audio from video with iMovie from an article which informs us how to remove audio from video for Mac and Windows users:

If you are a Mac user, iMovie is a nice choice to remove sound from video. Here are the concrete steps:

  1. Import video to iMovie and place it on the timeline;
  2. Select the track in the timeline;
  3. Go to "Advanced" tab -> Extract Audio;
  4. Select the audio track and delete it.

Cons: This way is only for Mac users. If you are using a Windows or your source files are not supported by iMovie, it is not fit you.

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