Lightroom Classic/CC: need to adjust/mute/remove audio from video files

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I realize LR Classic/CC is focused on photos, but it does allow one to import, organize, and export short video clips.  It has only two real options for editing video: trim, and set poster frame.  But it provides no means to edit the audio track of these video files!  Please add, at a minimum, the ability to mute (or remove) the audio track.  Even better, to mute or adjust the volume.  Better still, to adjust volume plus add a brief fade-in at the start and fade-out at the end.  Note that this feature, like trimming, is not about slide shows - it's a non-destructive change to the video within the catalog, which will be applied when the video is exported, used in a slideshow, uploaded to SmugMug via plug-in, etc.
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Ronald Byram

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Hey I dont use this feature. but instead I use a 3rd party program call PROSHOW GOLD.  much more powerful software to create slide shows etc with music.
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Sure.  There are many external tools for producing slide shows or editing movies.  But all I want to do is mute a single video clip without leaving LR.  To export, edit in another tool, and re-import, is hugely inconvenient - not to mention duplicating a multi-megabyte (or multi-gigabyte) file unnecessarily.

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Another method is to use iDealshare VideoGo to remove audio from videos with this step by step guide https://www.idealshare.net/video-converter/how-to-remove-audio-from-video-mkv-mp4-avi-mov.html 
In fact, it also helps extract audio from video, add audio to video.

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Thanks Rachel.  Again, I can easily accomplish this step - and more - with external tools.  Quicktime Pro can remove/adjust audio track, or a video editor like iMovie can do a lot more.  All I want is a simple checkbox *inside Lightroom*:  "mute audio".  This is a trivial addition to Lightroom, and I'm posting here in hopes Adobe pays attention and supports this feature.  If they can go one step further and give me  a volume slider, even better.