No-Hassle Methods to Extract Audio from MP4 Video
You will meet many situations where you need to exact audio from video. For example, you could extract a part of the background music from the MV and use the music elsewhere. Foreign language learners can reinforce language learning by extracting the audio from foreign movies and listening to authentic, native speech. You can also extract MP3 from MP4 video to reduce the file size etc. In this article, you will learn about 4 simple tools to convert video to MP3 audio and find the detailed steps of audio extraction.
#01. Use MiniTool Free Software to Extract Audio from MP4
MiniTool MovieMaker is worth a try if you want to free extract audio from MP4 on Windows 10 with no hassle. Besides quickly converting video to MP3, you could use this free video editing software to convert videos in other formats with no watermark.
It is built with many useful features for you to add/remove audio tracks, add video transitions, visual filters, and subtitles, and turn pictures into a musical slideshow, etc. You can use the free video templates to easily edit holiday videos, make memorable videos of your love story, and so on.
With this feature-rich video tool MiniTool MovieMaker, you will make things simple to quickly extract audio from MP4 videos or videos in other formats. Download this free audio extractor (Windows 10/8/7 compatible), install the program, and launch it. The following steps will show you how to extract audio from MP4 videos.
Step 1. Import multimedia files from your computer.
Click the light gray Import Media Files button to import an MP4 video file from your computer. When the file import is done, drag and drop the file to the timeline (see the picture below).
Tip : This audio extractor software also accepts .MOV, .AVI, .MPEG, and .MKV videos etc.
Step 2. Click the Export button at the upper right corner of the software interface.
There are many different options for the output format. Now choose MP3, at last, hit on the blue Export button at the bottom. The software begins to extract audio from MP4 right away.
#02. How to Extract Audio from MP4 with Online Tool
If your computer is old, or you prefer not to install any third-party audio extractor programs on your computer, you could use online tools to extract audio from MP4. Most single-purpose online audio extractor tools are free to use. In my recent test, we find Online Audio Converter is a useful tool that is worth a try because it supports a lot of video file formats, and the process of extracting audio from MP4 files is smooth. Please follow this tutorial to extract audio from videos online.
Step 1. Open the official site of this online audio converter – https://online-audio-converter.com/. On the first screen of this website, please hit on the big blue Open files button, then select the MP4 video from which you want to extract the audio.
(Pay attention that the maximum single file size that you can upload to the online-audio-converter.com website is 2048 MB.)
Step 2. This free online tool will use MP3 as the output audio format by default. As such, you only need to click the Extract Audio option and wait patiently for the tool to extract sound from your video. If you want to save the video in other audio formats, such as M4A, OGG, FLAC format or save it as an iPhone ringtone, you can manually choose another sound option.
Step 3. When the sound extraction is done, click the “Download” button to save the audio.
#03. Follow the Guide to Extract Audio from MP4 with Audacity
Audacity is a 100% free, powerful digital audio editing software that has been available for years. You can use it on Windows, macOS, Linux, and GNU/Linux platforms to quickly extract audio from MP4 and edit audio. The process of extracting sound is not complicated, even for those who do not have experience with audio editing.
Step 1: Download Audacity on your computer, and install it.
(Pro tip – If you want to create MP3 files using Audacity, you should install the FFmpeg library upfront. )
Step 2: Import video and choose a proper audio format
Click the File button → then click Open to import an MP4 file from your computer.
Now click File > hit on the Export button, once you do that, many options will display, for example, Export as OGG, Export as MP3, Export as WAV. Please select one format that suits you best.
Select a destination folder for the audio file, enter a file name. (In this step, you can choose the bit rate and sound quality that meet your needs).
The last step, simply click the Save button and wait for a while till Audacity completes the audio extracting process.
#04. How Can I Use VLC to Extract Audio from MP4
Did you know the VLC media player can extract audio from MP4 videos? By following the simple instructions below, you can convert the MP4 video to MP3 with VLC.
Step 1: Download VLC on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux, install and open it. Click the “Media” button on the top menu → choose the “Convert/Save” option.
Step 2. Select the sound format and extract audio from MP4
Select your desired output file format under Profile, for example, MP3, OGG, and FLAC.
Click the Destination and browse a destination folder, enter a name for the output sound file → click the Save button → click the Start button for VLC to extract the sound from that MP4 file right away.