Step-by-Step Guide to Convert Audio to Video for Uploading to YouTube

July 11, 2019Andrew Miller
When I upload an MP3 audio file (recorded by my own voice) to YouTube, it fails. It says that the file uploaded contains only audio and no video. I need to convert my audio track to a video file type. How do I convert audio files to video for YouTube?

YouTube, as the biggest video sharing sites, only accepts video file uploading. As for audio file, you need to convert the audio to video for sharing on YouTube.

You may feel strange that how an audio file will be changed into a video file?

Here, we will remove your puzzle and provides you the 2 efficient ways to convert audio files to video files for YouTube.

Convert Audio to Video for YouTube

Convert Audio to Video for YouTube

Part 1. How to Convert Audio into Video for YouTube (With Relevant Info)

80% of music lovers tend to “watch” the music files on YouTube firstly, because they are not willing to purchase the music from iTunes or Google Play prematurely. For attracting the ears of your fans, you should not hesitate to share your audio files on YouTube. Surely, the relevant information of the audio file, like artist, cover, albums, etc., will be nice to be included in the playing screen to promote your audio on YouTube.

For adding photos, title editing, etc., you need Aiseesoft Slideshow Creator, to help you complete the task.

Slideshow Creator


Slideshow Creator

  • Convert audio to video with images for YouTube.
  • Change audio into video in HD and 4K quality for YouTube.
  • Title, filters, elements, and transitions are offered to highlight your video.
  • Clip audio file and loop playback to control your own audio files freely.

Now, let’s check the steps one by one.

Step 1.
Add photos

Free download this software on your computer, install it by following the on-screen instructions and run it immediately.

Click "Add photo(s) and video(s) here" to import pictures into this program.

If you want to create your own opening or ending theme, just import video files to this program.

Add photos
Step 2.
Edit audio related information

Select the photo you want to edit the audio information, just click “Text”, find the title style and click it to apply the effects.

Input the audio information by adjusting the font size, color, style, starting and ending time, and decide the motion time to let the information show. Click “OK” to save the changes you made.

Edit Audio Related Information
Step 3.
Apply transition/element/filter effects

Back to the main interface, you could set the transition effects and add filter effects if you have more photos to show you audio info. Still, the elements option lets you add your favorite element effects to the photo.

Edit Effect
Step 4.
Edit audio track

When all effects are prepared well, you just click “Add Background Music” to import your audio file. This software supports MP3, WMA, WAV, AIFF, FLAC, AAC, OGG, AU, etc. and you could add any audio you want.

Then click “Edit Audio” to clip the audio file by dragging the bar or set the value. Moreover, it lets you loop your audio playback or not.

Edit Audio
Step 5.
Convert audio to video for YouTube

After that, click “Export” to select the output format. Here, you could select MOV, MP4, AVI, WMA, FLV, 3GP and WebM YouTube supported formats.

Decide the file name and file saving destination, and click “Export” to convert the audio to video file with album info for YouTube.

Export Video

Here's the video about making slideshows for you. Click it to check.

Now, you could upload your video to YouTube for sharing.

Do not want the detailed info and want to convert audio to video quickly for YouTube? Just check the next part.

Part 2. How to Quickly Convert Audio to Video for YouTube (Only Audio Track)

For converting an audio file to a video file type for YouTube, just turn to Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate for help.

Video Converter Ultimate is the quick audio to video conversion software for Windows and Mac users. Accepting almost any audio, it can help you convert audio to YouTube video without any professional skills.

Step 1.
Add audio file or files

Free download this software on your computer by clicking the download link below, install and run it immediately.

Click the “Add File” button to import one or more audio files. If you have batch files, just put them into one folder and then add the whole folder audio files into this program.

Add Audio File
Step 2.
Select output video file type for YouTube

Select the output format from the drop-down list of “Profile”. Like mentioned above, you should select those formats YouTube supporting. If you are not sure what formats

YouTube works, just type “YouTube” in the search bar to find the output format quickly.

Select YouTube
Step 3.
Convert audio to video

Select the output file destination, and click “Convert” to start to convert audio to YouTube video directly.

Convert Audio to Video


1. If you want to trim the audio file, and make the music collection, then “Clip” and “Merge into one file” feature are exactly for you. The clip function works as the audio trimmer to split or trim audio and combine the clips into one file directly.

Clip Audio

2. When clicking “Edit” button in the main interface, you are able to adjust the audio volume freely.

Adjust Audio Volume


This post gathers the best two ways of converting audio to video for YouTube with desktop software. Whether you want to upload the audio to YouTube in the quick way, or convert audio to video with relevant information showing on the watching screen, you could find them exactly.

Which way would you follow to do the audio to video conversion?

Any suggested ways will be welcome by leaving your comments.

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