Load External Audio Track for a Video in PotPlayer

You can use PotPlayer to play an external audio file for a video that has no embedded audio stream.
The external audio can also be loaded in a video with an audio stream, you only have to override it by selecting the external audio. e.g. a commentary audio

To do this:

1. Open your video with PotPlayer.

2. Right-click inside its window and select Open > Load external audio.
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Select external audio

3. Browse and open the external audio file in a playable format (e.g. aac/m4a, ac3, mp3, ogg/opus etc). You can also select a video to use its audio stream as the external audio.

To do that, in the Browse window beside the filename box click the dropdown box and select All files. You can then select a video file.

4. If the opened video had no audio track, PotPlayer will now automatically play the selected external audio file.
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Switch between audio internal and external treams

If the video had audio, you'll have to switch to the external audio track by right-clicking > Audio > Select Audio Stream > External Audio File ID

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