Do you constantly upload videos to TikTok? If yes then you may have encountered a problem. You create a video and add sound to it but the video is always shorter than you recorded and you cannot use the whole sound on TikTok. Why is that and how to use the whole sound on TikTok?
The issue here is if you add a video longer than the selected music, TikTok will cut it down to the length of the music. And also if your video is shorter than the music selected, TikTok will cut down the length of the music to the video. This is the reason why you do not have the whole sound on TikTok.
So every time you create a video on TikTok, keep in mind that the length of the video needs to be the same as the length of the music. And if you are adding sound after creating the video, adjust the sound and replay it before you upload the video on TikTok.
Why Is My TikTok Video Shorter?
There is another reason why people find their video no longer than 15 sec. Most new users do not know that TikTok sets the length of a video to 15 sec by default. If you want your video longer than 15 sec, you need to change the default settings.
On the recording screen, at the bottom of the screen, there you will find the length of the video i.e. 15 sec, 60 sec, 3 min, and 10 min.
So before you record a video on TikTok, select the length of the video you want to create. And after you create the video, select the music of the same length as the video. Adjust the sound along the video length while editing.
This will make sure that your video will not be cut in between and synced with the audio.
Now if you want to use the whole sound on TikTok, there are some solutions provided below.
Also Read: How To Mix Sounds On TikTok?
Use The Whole Sound On TikTok Using TikTok App
You can follow the steps below and make sure that your video is not short and use the whole sound on TikTok.
This solution involves just the TikTok app and the tools available on the app.
Step 1: Open TikTok App
Open the TikTok app on your phone. Log into your account if you haven’t already.
Step 2: Click The ‘+’ Icon
Next, click the ‘+’ icon to create a video.
Step 3: Record The Video
Choose the length and record the video.
Step 4: Click The Tick Mark
Click the tick mark to save the video.
Step 5: Add Sound Longer Than Video Length
Next, select the sound for the video by clicking the sound button and selecting a sound.
Note – Select a sound that is longer than the video length.
Step 6: Adjust The Sound
Now adjust the sound according to your choice by sliding the bar on the bottom.
Step 7: Edit The Video
Next, add elements and stickers to your video.
Step 8: Click Next And Fill The Descriptions
Click next and you can add descriptions, tags, and adjust privacy settings.
Step 9: Post The Video
After you are done, click post and post the video on TikTok.
If you follow the steps above, you will successfully be able to create a video with the whole sound using the TikTok app itself.
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Use The Whole Sound On TikTok Using CapCut App
So you do not use the TikTok app to edit your videos?
The below steps provide a solution using the CapCut app. It is an app that is specifically designed to edit videos on your phone.
So, follow the steps below and use the whole sound on the TikTok video.
Step 1: Download The CapCut App
First, you need to download the CapCut video editor. You can go to App Store for Apple devices and the Play Store for Android devices and search for CapCut.
Then download the app and install it on your phone.
Step 2: Open The CapCut App
Now open the CapCut app and go to the home screen of the app. Accept any terms and conditions presented for the usage of the app.
Step 3: Add New Project
Next, add a new project. In this project, you will edit the video you want to post on TikTok. Make sure the video aspect ratio is set to 9:16 which is the resolution for TikTok videos.
Step 4: Select The Video
Now select the video from the gallery and add it to the editing screen.
Step 5: Add Sound
Replay the video and see if you want to cut anything from it. If everything is ok, add sound to the video.
Note – If the video is longer than the sound, you need to add more sound to the video and if the video is shorter than the sound, you need to add any still image or clip to the video. The still image can be a dark background or a plain white background also.
Step 6: Delete The Remaining Black Screen
Next, select any black screen remaining and delete it.
Step 7: Add Any Image Or Element And Stretch Till The End
Add the still image and stretch till the end of the sound.
Step 8: Hit Share
Now replay the video and check if you want to add something more. If ok, click the share button and it will take you to the TikTok app.
Step 9: Add Descriptions And Post The Video
Now, add descriptions, and tags and adjust privacy settings. Click Post to post the video on TikTok.
Use The Whole Sound On TikTok Using PC Editors
If you are used to editing videos on the PC, the below steps provide solutions for the same.
First, make sure you have a video editor installed on your PC and proceed to follow the steps. Also, there may be slight variations in the steps depending on the program you are using but mostly the below steps works for all the popular programs.
Step 1: Open The Video Editor
Open the video editor you want to use to edit the video. Create a project with an aspect ratio of 9:16.
Step 2: Add The Clips And Sounds On The Workspace
Add the clips and sounds to the workspace of the editor.
Step 3: Place The Video And Sounds On The Editing Bar
Next, drag and place the clips and sounds on the editing bar at the bottom of the editor (Most editors have editing bars at the bottom).
Step 4: Adjust And Edit The Clips
Now, adjust and edit the clips, add transitions and other elements. Also, drag and add the sound to the editing bar.
Step 5: Add Images And Elements Till The Length Of The Sound
Now see if the video is shorter or the sound. If the sound is shorter than the clip, add some sound and make the volume low.
And if the clips are shorter than the audio then, import a still image and place it on the remaining part. Stretch it till the end of the music.
Step 6: Export The Video With The TikTok Resolution Of 9:16
Now Export the music to the local storage. Also, send it to the phone through emails or Bluetooth if you want to upload it to TikTok right then.
Step 7: Open TikTok App
Next Open the TikTok app on your phone. Log into your account if you haven’t already.
Step 8: Click The ‘+’ Button
Next, click the ‘+’ button to create a new video.
Step 9: Upload The Video
From the editing screen of TikTok, upload the video onto the editor by clicking the upload button on the bottom-right corner of the screen.
Step 10: Click Tick Mark And Again Next
Since the editing is already done, you do not need to add anything to the video. Just click the tick mark and again Next to get to the upload screen of TikTok.
Step 11: Add Descriptions And Post The Video
Here, add descriptions, tags and adjust privacy settings for the video and click post to post the video on TikTok.
With the above steps, you will be successful in creating a TikTok video with whole sound and uploading it to the platform. Although you need to remember that TikTok does not support videos longer than 10 minutes.
Also Read: How To Fix When TikTok Mutes Your Videos?
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Some frequently asked questions related to the topic are taken from the internet. Please follow the questions and their answers to understand more about TikTok.
How To Use A 60 Second Sound On TikTok?
To use a 60 sec sound on TikTok, create a TikTok video that is 60 sec and add the sound to the video. Before you create a video, do not forget to select the video length of 60 sec from the recording screen.
How To Adjust Sound On TikTok?
To adjust sounds on TikTok, click the scissor button after you add the sound to the TikTok video. It will now allow you to adjust and cut the sound on the screen.
Why Is The Sound Off On TikTok?
The reason the sound is off on TikTok may be because of your device. Restart the device and try again. Or you can also check the volume of the device first. If nothing works, you may have to uninstall and reinstall the TikTok app.
How To Use A Sound On TikTok?
To use a sound on TikTok, first, go to the video which is using the sound. Next, click the music player icon on the bottom-right part of the screen. It will now show all the videos which use the sound. At the bottom of the screen, you will find a button ‘Use This Sound’. Click the button and record the video. The video will be using the same sound.
Therefore, to use the whole sound on TikTok, you have to make sure that you are using the video length same as the sound. This article provides solutions for the same issue using the TikTok app, CapCut app, and PC editors.
Some frequently asked questions are also listed and answered to make you understand the TikTok app and its features. Please leave any other solutions you know about the issue in the comment box below.