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Replace Audio in Video with Ease

ERM Media Toolkit from Audio Spot

Finally!! A straight forward, super quick, rock solid and free (although I urge you to donate to the creators) piece of software that, among a few other very useful operations, replaces the audio track in a video file! It’s called the ER Media Toolket and it’s developed by Audio Spot, who also cover audio system installation and post production as well as developing and supporting the ER Media Toolkit.

Why am I so excited about this? For reasons that don’t really compute, Steinberg decided it wasn’t a big deal to remove the replace audio in video file’ function from Cubase Pro 10. Something relating to the video engine being upgraded… Not sure why an upgraded video engine would downgrade it’s functionality, but I’m no programmer. In any case, this really frustrated a lot of their Cubase users who need to deliver draft versions to directors, me included.

This kind of audio replacement function hasn’t been and isn’t available in any other DAW apart from Cubase either (since I last heard of), so Ableton, Pro Tools, Reaper, BitWig, etc users can get super pumped too, as this means no more overkill programs like Final Cut or Adobe Premiere to do simple tasks.

As well as the audio replace function, the ER Media Toolkit can also:

  • Extract audio from video files
  • Convert aspect ratios
  • Convert and process video to and from a multitude of formats
  • Trim video, with Broadcast Wave Format audio support.
  • Create video streams for use in Blu-Ray or DVD authoring software

Installation

A step-by-step installation guide can be found in the user manual on the ER Media Toolkit page on Audio Spot’s website. Scroll down to the Change Logs & Download Links” section of the page.
If you’re on a Mac there is an initial step of installing ffmpeg via the Terminal application. But don’t worry, it’s very straight forward. As said, everything is laid out as good as it can be in the user guide. Happy audio replacing!


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