There are a lot of reasons to exact audio from video, for example, you need to exact the background music from a video and use it in another video. For foreign language learners and movie fans, they could extract the audio from a video and play the audio with many multimedia players and mobile devices. In this article, we are going to recommend 4 different ways to convert video to MP3 file. To extract audio from MP4 on Windows 10 for free with a straightforward audio extraction process, you can try out the all-round video editor – MiniTool MovieMaker.
Method 1. How to Use MiniTool Freeware to Extract Audio from MP4
MiniTool MovieMaker is worth a try if you want to extract audio from video for free.
MiniTool Software company has been developing partition management, data recovery solutions, data backup, and restore tools for more than a decade to help users from over 180 countries. So far, MiniTool software products have been recommended by tech experts and many famous tech sites including CNET, TechRadar, PCWorld, Softpedia, LifeHacker, LifeWire, etc. In recent years, MiniTool Software has added multimedia software to its product line.
Their free, feature-rich video editing software MiniTool MovieMaker can help you easily extract audio from any video with a few simple clicks. Please download and install this free audio extractor on PC and follow the guide below to extract audio from MP4 video.
Step 1. Import multimedia files on Windows.
After launch the free movie maker, you can import the MP4 file by click the Import Media Files button. Afterward, drag and drop this file to the timeline (refer to the picture below).
Tip: You can import video files in AVI, MOV, MKV or other formats to extract the audio from them.
Step 2. Now you can click the Export button in the upper right corner
You will see many many format options, here you can choose MP3, at last, click the Export button. The software will begin to extract audio from MP4.
Method 2. How to Extract Audio from MP4 with Online Tool
If you don’t want to install any third-party audio extractor software to your computer, you could extract audio from MP4 online. While doing a search online, you will find many audio extractors that are quite functional. In our test, we find Online Audio Converter is a simple tool to try because it supports a wide range of video file formats and can extract audio from MP4 video files in a straightforward, direct way. Please follow the instructions below to extract audio from videos online.
Step 1. Open the official site of this online audio converter with your web browser on your computer. Click Open files and select the MP4 video you need.
(Note: 2048mb is the maximum single file size that you can upload)
Step 2. The tool will automatically use MP3 as the output format by default. That means you only need to click the Extract Audio option and wait for the tool to begin extract sound from video to MP3. If you prefer to save the audio in M4A, OGG, FLAC format or save it as iPhone ringtone, you can manually choose one option.
Step 3. Finally, click the Download button to save the audio.
Method 3. How to Extract Audio from MP4 with the Help of Audacity
Audacity is a completely free digital audio editing software on Windows, macOS, Linux, and other Unix-like platforms. You can use it to quickly extract audio from MP4 and edit audio without a technical background. The process is not complicated.
Step 1: Download Audacity and install the program.
(Please pay attention – If you want to create MP3 files using Audacity, you are required to install FFmpeg library beforehand).
Step 2: Import one MP4 video and select the output format you need.
Click on File then click Open to import one of your MP4 files. Now click File, after that, you can hit on the Export button.
Here you will see some options including, Export as OGG, Export as MP3, Export as WAV. Freel free to select one format that caters to your needs. Select a destination folder, enter a name for the audio file (Besides, you can choose the bit rate, quality if you want). At last, you only need to click the Save button and wait for Audacity to finish the audio extracting process.
Method 4. How Can You Use VLC to Extract Audio from MP4?
The VLC media player can be used for exacting audio from MP4. The following steps are helpful to you to understand how to convert the MP4 video to MP3.
Step 1. Download VLC, install and open it on your computer. Go the top menu, click the Media button, then please choose the Convert/Save option.
Step 2. Begin to extract audio from MP4. Select the output format (MP3, OGG, FLAC) under Profile. Click the Destination and browse a destination folder, enter a name for the final audio file that you are going to get, after that click the Save button. At last, click the Start button, VLC will get started to extract the audio from the video file.