I've been creating screencasts lately (cut with real footage) with ActivePresenter.

ActivePresenter allows one to add "annotations" and they can be in various formats including both audio and video clips. I would like to overlay a video clip onto my screencast, but my issue is, I cannot mute or remove the audio from the video clip in ActivePresenter. When accessing the video's properties, there is a volume slider there but it is disabled.

I can remove the audio using a different tool, and then import into ActivePresenter, but I thought this would be pretty standard functionality. So, the question - is there a way to remove audio from a video annotation in ActivePresenter? The format of the video annotation is mp4 (I'll try with other various formats and see if there are formats which ActivePresenter will provide this as an option).

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Yes, you can remove audio from any video in ActivePresenter. To do that, please follow the instruction in ActivePresenter's community:

You just need to select the video, click Adjust Volume tool on the Timeline, and select Mute checkbox.

  • I tried this but it changes the volume audio of the whole project, not only the audio of the selected video. Is there a way to mutate the audio of individual videos? Commented Feb 20, 2016 at 14:56
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    Got it now! I was adjusting the audio on the right hand pannel of ActivePresenter, but the correct tool is on the toolbars above the timeline. Commented Feb 20, 2016 at 14:58

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