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Is it ok to have a video with no sound showing a product

Discussion in 'Copywriting & Sales Persuasion' started by kox33, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. kox33

    kox33 Registered Member

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    Hello. I have a software project which I'm going to start selling soon. I have created a few short videos (20 - 30 sec) and one longer video (90 seconds) to show it in action on the front page. Each video is in a section and copy describing each section is next to it. But I made the videos with no sound. I think it is perfectly fine, to have these short videos mute, they are more like gifs.

    But I wonder whether it is ok to have the longer video with no sound? I mean of course it would be better to have it voiced, but I have no resources, I'm not a native speaker and it would take me a lot of time to produce something that wouldn't be off putting. When I make some money I will hire a professional. Again, everything is described in text copy next to the video. But my concern is that a viewer will click the play button and expect sound while it only be moving picture.
     
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    tasburrfoot Regular Member

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    Overlay the video with this:
     
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  3. kox33

    kox33 Registered Member

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    Haven't thought about background music. Thanks.
     
  4. Trina Mathews

    Trina Mathews Newbie

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    I think it'd be better to use music that are not copyrighted.
     
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    definitely no ! people get bored easily if they don't hear sound and skip your video
     
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    knowing25 Elite Member

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    Why dont you find some voice offer at fiverr, i can find many good voice offer seller with nice price.
     
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    draxxus Newbie

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    The answer to most questions in IM is the same - "Try it and see what happens."

    It will probably perform better with sound but you will never know until you try it.
     
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    leftyson4 Newbie

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    You'll prob have better response/conv. rate if you had subtitles talking about what they are seeing. Those are always handy on Fb videos since they always start out muted anyway.
     
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    People will get bored pretty quick tho.
     
  10. jblackmoneyent

    jblackmoneyent Newbie

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    Try text to voice.
     
  11. PHPInjected

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    Have you considered maybe using fiverr? I hate videos without sound and usually click it off. I really don't go to youtube to read videos.
     
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    it could worked 5 years ago, now is not a good choice to create a no sound video: please, find a good quality music at audiojungle for cheep and it will make the difference!
     
  13. articlewritingwork

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    sound doesnt matter a lot !
    i have seen many popular videos on Vimeo without any audio.