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Sams Teach Yourself YouTube™ in 10 Minutes by Michael Miller

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Lesson 17. Swapping Audio on a Video

In this lesson, you learn how to replace a video’s audio track with a new soundtrack.

Why Swap Audio?

Some YouTube users upload videos that are montages of either video clips or pictures in a slideshow. For these types of video, the best audio is a musical soundtrack.

Unfortunately, not all users have the skills or video-editing software necessary to add this type of musical soundtrack to their videos. It’s also possible that you’ve already created such a soundtrack, but you’re using commercial music for which you don’t own the copyright.

For these situations, YouTube makes it easy to replace the existing sound on a video with a fully licensed musical soundtrack. Essentially, you delete the original audio ...

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