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How to overdub audio on a home video DVD?

by MrBigglesworth / February 21, 2013 9:03 AM PST

Not sure if this is the right forum, but I have a DVD of my daughter's graduation, and I'd like to edit the audio at the point when she is called up. I want to overdub a stadium-like applause clip (not sure where I'll get the applause audio-clip either). Thanks

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Since it's already on DVD.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 21, 2013 1:33 PM PST
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by CDWttrs / February 24, 2013 11:42 PM PST

Not knowing which tools you're using or even which OS, I'm going with Windows here:

I'd rip the DVD using something like DVD-Decrypter to separate the audio and video tracks, edit the audio using Audacity, then re-author the DVD with the new soundtrack.

Windows Movie Maker also allows you to add to the soundtrack, so that might be a simpler solution.

There are many commercial tools which can do what you are asking, but for a single video with a minor audio edit, this is probably the least expensive method.

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How to overdub audio on a home video DVD
by MrBigglesworth / February 25, 2013 9:20 PM PST
In reply to: Hardware / Software

Thank you very much. I wasn't sure that the software would be able to separate out the audio. I will try Movie Maker to add to the audio first, since it's only a one-time thing. But I'll go to the Decryptor and Audacity option if needed.

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