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Sometimes, you may find that some background music in videos is very pleasant to listen to, and you may want to extract these sounds for a later date. But sadly, iPhone and iPad don't offer any apps or services for this purpose. Thus, you may need some different and flexible tips and tricks, like some of which introduce in this guide, to do it.
Before starting with any of these tips, make sure you've known that any attempts to use the copyrighted content for commercial purposes without the video holder's permission are illegal. So you'd better make sure your videos come from a legitimate source.
To change a video to audio, you'll need some utilities to help as iPhone can't convert a video to the audio itself. These tools include desktop-based audio rippers, apps, online tools, even iTunes. All of these tools or services have their pros and cons. Now, you can select one based on your needs.
Our first recommendation is this popular audio ripper - EaseUS MobiMover, which works best to batch convert any videos to MP3 in minutes. Apart from being an audio ripper, it also serves as a video downloader to download any videos from any site. This saves you a great deal of time transferring iPhone videos to the computer as you can directly download one with EaseUS MobiMover's downloader.
To convert videos to audios with EaseUS MobiMover；
Step 1. Open EaseUS MobiMover on your PC and click "Video to MP3" in the navigation panel.
Step 2. Click "Browse" to add one or more videos from your PC. You can also drag and drop videos to add them.
Step 3. Then click "Convert" to convert the videos to MP3. After the process is completed, you can check the converted MP3 file on your PC
If you want to convert iPhone videos with your iPhone only, you should try using Shortcuts, an app that helps create automated workflows on your device. If you often use it for iOS data management, you might be very familiar with this app. If you've never used it, it's time to let it help you do something.
Step 1. Install and open the Shortcuts app on your iPhone.
Step 2. Tap "Create Shortcut," and then tap "Add Action."
Step 3. Input "Get File" and select "Get File" from the options to add it as Action.
Step 4. Search for "encode media." Select it and add it as Action.
Step 5. Tap "Show More" and choose "Audio Only."
Step 6. Search for "Save File" and add it as Action. Tap "Next," and then give it a new name.
Step 7. Tap "Done." Then, you can find this file on your Shortcut apps home page.
Apart from the Shortcuts, many other audio converter apps in the App Store also convert videos to audio. You can search for one from the App Store by entering some keywords like "Convert Videos to Audios" or "Audio Rippers" or "Audio Extractor," etc. Since you can easily find such apps in the App Store, we won't give examples here.
iTunes also can help you do a quick conversion. But it only works with videos stored in iTunes Library. If your videos are saved on your iPhone, you'll need to transfer videos from your iPhone to a computer first, and then convert them with iTunes.
Step 1. Set your iTunes to import videos in MP3 format.
Step 3. Rename the extension of the imported videos from MP4 to M4A. If you can't see its file extension, that means the extension is hidden. Thus, you can click on "View" and check the files extension option to unhide it.
Step 4. Drag and drop the video to the iTunes Library.
Step 5. Select the M4A file in your iTunes Library >"File" > "Convert" > "Create MP3 version."
Step 6. Then, the converted audio will appear in your iTunes library, and you can sync it to your iPhone.
If you're a Mac user, you can use QuickTime Play to convert videos to audio. The process is quite simple, which is detailed as below.
Step 1. First of all, you'll need to transfer your videos from iPhone to Mac.
Step 2. Open the video with the QuickTime Player.
Step 3. Select the "File" option at the top of the screen > Choose "Export" > Choose "Audio Only..."
Step 4. Give this audio file a name and customize the location, then click "Save."
With the methods introduced above, you can easily convert iPhone videos to MP3. Among these methods, Method 1 is undoubtedly the most convenient since it not only supports batch converting videos but also allows you to download wanted videos directly with a URL. If we have to list a shortcoming of this tool, that must be that it requires an installation on your computer. If you don't want to install a third-party tool, you can try using iTunes, QuickTime Player, or File App to get the job done.
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