Trying to figure out a way or find an app that adds music to videos without iTunes? I feel you! As a #Couchhustler, having to pause in the middle of editing a smartphone video to plug into my desktop is the worst! At one time I had found a workaround with the Document5 app, but it seems to not work anymore.
Now I use the InShot app to add music without getting off the couch. It’s not a complete solution because it only adds your desktop songs to the InShot app. But if your main goal is adding specific songs to your iPhone videos and not actually listening to the songs in your Music Library, then this hack is for you.
Use The InShot App To Add Music To Videos Without iTunes
1. First download the InShot app. This app is one of the best video editor apps out there.
2. If you’re trying to get a song on your desktop to your phone, then email the song file to yourself.
3. Once on your phone, open up the file in your Email app. Press softly on the file until a download screen appears. Here you will find app options for importing your song.
4. Select InShot (unless you find a different video app you have that works). The song will be added to your “Received Music” folder inside the app.
Add Music To Your Videos With The InShot App
5. Now to add your song to your video using InShot, first open the app. Tap Video. If it adds frames or margins to your video that you don’t want, tap Canvas and then No Frame.
6. Now tap Music and then Tracks.
7. Now you should see a section that says Received Music. Tap on that and, fingers crossed, you should now see your song. Tap your song and then tap Use.
8. InShot will automatically add your song to the video. However, if you want to trim or add a Fade In or Fade Out effect, tap the pink bar.
9. Tap the upload button in the top right-hand corner and save your video to your Photos library. You do not have to trim the song to match the duration of your video. The app will automatically do that when you save the video.
If you’re actually looking for some songs you can use commercially, my favorite site is AudioJungle. It’s not free but I love their selection and I’m able to search for songs and purchase them right on my phone through their mobile site.
Find, Purchase, & Add Royalty Free Music to iPhone Videos with AudioJungle
1. Open your mobile browser and type in https://audiojungle.net/. I’ve actually bookmarked my Downloads page from this site so I can access my purchases quickly.
2. Search for a song you like using adjectives that characterize the mood you’re looking for. Since my niche is tech-related, I search for songs using terms like tech ambient or tech corporate.
3. Once you find a song and go through the purchase process (not cheap, I know!), you’ll be directed to the download page.
4. Pinch in so you can easily tap the Download button of your song. Tap Main File and a screen with the zip file will appear.
5. You’ll need a zip file extractor app. I’m currently using the free version of iZip and it works great for me. Tap ok to extract all files.
6. To import the song into InShot, tap on the circle beside the song file. Then tap Open In. InShot should appear as an option for you. Then just follow the first section of this post!
Video Tutorial: How to use the InShot app to add music to videos without iTunes
If you’d like the video tutorial for this article, come visit me at Facebook and share which artist you love the best. You’ll get the tutorial via Messenger.
So what do you think? Is this helpful in bypassing iTunes? Do you use a different app that adds music to videos without iTunes? If yes, can you direct message me at Instagram? I do better responding there than here at this post.
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