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Christine Hendrickson

Hi Clair! Welcome to E-Learning Heroes!

The problem with recording over the video is that you would use narration. If you used narration, it would overlap with the audio from the video. This means you may end up hearing both pieces of audio. What type of video are you using? Are you able to access the original video file to remove the bad audio? If so, you could load the video, without audio, and use narration in Presenter.

A quick fix would be to mute the sound in the video. Articulate Video Encoder is a great tool for this, if you have access to it. If you don't already have the encoder, you can purchase it from this page, or download the free trial. 

From within the Video Encoder, open the video you'd like to change. After doing so, you can set the volume to "mute". Save the video and load it into Presenter. After the video is loaded into Presenter, you can create a narration. If you'd like information about how to create a narration, check out this helpful knowledge base article

Let me know if this helps!



Christine Hendrickson

Hi Clair!

A colleague of mine found some very helpful information. You can mute the audio in PowerPoint for a video.

Set the volume of a video

 TIP   You can also set the volume by using the volume slider on the play control bar.

  • Under Video Tools, on the Playback tab, in the Video Options group, click Volume, and then choose one of the following:
    • Low
    • Medium
    • High
    • Mute

The original article can be found here.

With this option, you can simply mute the video and then record your narration in Presenter.

If you have any other questions please let us know.

Have a great evening!