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Top 11 Audio Extractor | How to Separate Audio from Video

Jane Zhou posted on Jul 14, 2020 to Video Editing Tips | How-to Articles

Sometimes from music videos, especially from the ones related to a live show, many people like to preserve some awesome sounding soundtracks. Like I want to extract just a part of the audio from Grand Theft Auto IV: Soviet Connection from Youtube, but I don't want the full track, what is the best way to extract just a part of the audio and make it my ringtone? Though some software can do the job, many of them are either highly complicated or don't provide the desired result, like the high-quality audio output. So, let's have a look at the top 11 best audio extractors that are worth trying in case if you are also trying to extract audio from videos.

1. EaseUS Video Editor

EaseUS Video Editor is like the Swiss Army Knife for video editing, but with a simple and easy to use interface so that any regular user can take advantage of its features. It supports popular video codecs like M4A, WMA, WMV, AAC, MKV, MOV, etc. It can play video files and let you edit and add effects to videos. You even can use EaseUS Video Editor to create a  movie trailer, as it comes with a lot of filters right from Vignette to Frosted glass to sketch. 

Apart from creating stunning videos, you can use this tool to extract audio from any video with a few simple steps. If you follow these tutorials, you can extract audio easily within few minutes using EaseUS Video Editor.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Video Editor on your computer. In the Media part, click the "Import" button in the upper left corner to load the source video. Or you can directly drag files to import. You can choose to import a file or import a folder.  

import file

Step 2. Click the Add button to add the video file to the video track. Or you can right-click the video and choose "Add to Project".

add to project

Step 3. Right-click the video on the video track, and choose "Audio Detach". Then, the audio file will be loaded to the soundtrack. If you want to export the subtitle, select "Extract subtitle".

extract audio from video

Step 4. Click the "Export" button to save the audio file locally. You can choose MP3 or AAC format, and set the name and destination folder of the Audio file as you need. Besides, you can click the gear-shaped button to choose to export the audio file in high quality. Then, click "Export' to start the process.

export extracted audio file

2. Audio Extractor—123Apps

It's an online tool where you can upload a video file, and then extract audio from it. It can be in the form of MP3, WAV, M4A, MP2, and AMR. Click on Open File button when on the website and then select the video file you have on the computer. The website supports a wide variety of video formats, so it should not be a problem. 

Once the file is uploaded on the website, you will be able to see the name next to the upload button. Next is to select the type of audio file into which you want to download. Make sure to select a format that works on the device you are downloading or will be sharing.

Audio Extractor Convert Online

Pros:

  • Supports a wide variety of audio format
  • A large size video file can be uploaded
  • Faster processing of videos

Cons

  • No option to convert multiple videos
  • Since you are uploading files to an online website, privacy concerns are there
  • No option to trim videos to reduce the length of the audio files

Try: https://audio-extractor.net/

3. Zamzar

It is a handy website if you want to convert a video to audio. It's free, but it does not offer options like trimming or splitting sections of a file. If you don't need to cut a portion out of the video and convert it to audio, then it's a suitable solution. It supports hundreds of formats, making it possible to extract audio from any video file possible. You can signup with the service so it can keep a record of all the conversion and maintain a queue of all the files in the conversion process.

Zamzar Audio Extractor

Pros:

  • Doesn't need installation
  • Accessible from any device
  • Completely Free

Cons:

  • Doesn't let users trim tracks
  • Privacy concerns are there so make sure not to upload personal media files
  • The maximum video file size is 200 MB

Tryhttps://www.zamzar.com/

4. Convertio

It is another online tool for converting videos to audios and even GIFs. It is quite rich in terms of features as you can add files from Google Drive as well or use a link. There are options for adjusting the bitrate and trimming files, but you will have to enter the start and end points manually, which is a bit tricky. Convertio also has a Google Chrome extension so that you quickly access the service. Apart from this, the online service offers many other format conversions, including audio and images. The OCR feature is powerful if you need to scan documents. 

Convertio Audio Extractor

Pros:

  • Offers conversion to audios, as well as GIFs
  • Free to use and has Chrome Extension
  • Multiple files supported

Cons:

  • Trimming tracks is quite tricky
  • Slower compared to other online tools
  • No option to get converted audio link to download over email

Try: https://convertio.co/

5. Online-Convert

Online-Convert is quite a popular website for converting many kinds of files into other formats. The site offers a document, image, video, and audio conversion. You can convert any video file to audio by uploading it directly to the website or providing a URL. Before downloading the audio file, make sure to select the bitrate for the audio, sampling rater, audio channels, trim audio based on the time. The conversion is high-speed compared to other online services; however, make sure not to upload personal files.

Online-Convert

Pros:

  • Accessible on any device
  • Offers multiple other services making it a versatile product
  • Save Presets to reuse again
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Cons:

  • No option to directly convert a video into audio
  • Multiple videos to audio conversion are not possible
  • No visual tool to trim audio files

Tryhttps://www.online-convert.com/

6. YTMP3

YTMP3 is a lightweight site where you can convert YouTube videos to MP3 files. The site is pretty fast, and it lets users download videos from YouTube as well. However, there is a time limit of 60 minutes. Also, there are no options to select a part of the video and extract audio out of it. That said, you cannot convert a video that is private and behind a password. The tool will always download audio and video files from YouTube in the highest possible quality. It also offers a dark theme.

YTMP3 Audio Extractor

Pros:

  • Free for any number of videos
  • Accessible on any device
  • Faster conversion time

Cons:

  • Works only with YouTube
  • No option to choose the output quality
  • Cannot convert private videos

Try: https://ytmp3.cc/en1/

7. Audacity

Audacity is one of the most popular tools for those who produce music. The software is available for Mac, Windows as well as Linux and offers a lot of features. However, it is a very complex software and isn't the cup of tea for any regular user. Even I tried playing with it for a while, but it was quite painful for me to do the simplest things. To use it, I had to rely on tutorials on YouTube mostly. Audacity is not for anyone or everyone; you can use it only if you know what you're doing.

Audacity

Pros:

  • Advanced features
  • Lightweight
  • Faster processing

Cons:

  • Complex for normal users
  • Editing the audio file is not straightforward
  • Removing noise from audio is tricky as well

Download: http://audacityteam.org/

8. VLC Media Player

VLC is probably the most popular media player, and you might find this on almost any PC running Windows. Most people prefer it because of its ability to play a vast range of video formats. Using VLC also, you can convert a video to audio. However, in VLC, there is no option to trim a part of the video, and the choices for output audio format are quite limited. VLC is available for all the platforms making audio extraction possible. That said, the user interface is not straight forward to use because of missing preview and tools.

VLC Media Player

Pros:

  • Available for free
  • Supports a wide variety of video format
  • Allows you to choose bitrate for output audio

Cons:

  • Lacks the ability to trim tracks
  • Complex interface
  • Not a great audio editor

Download: https://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html

9. Pazera Free Audio Extractor

It's a free portable software that you can choose to carry along with you on a USB drive. The software can convert video files into audio files to MP3, AAC, AC3, WMA, FLAC, Opus, M4A, OGG, WV, AIFF, WAV, and other formats. All this without any loss in audio quality. It uses the LAME encoder. You can choose to convert audio with a constant bit rate, average bitrate, and variable bit rate.

To start converting, open the software, and drag and drop the video files into the table section. Then you can choose the audio profile and customize settings further for the quality of the output you need. Make sure to select the right audio format based on the destination device.

Pazera Audio Extractor

Pros:

  • Predefined settings or profiles
  • Customize audio encoding parameters
  • Multiple video file converter
  • Convert full audio track or selected range only

Cons:

  • No Option to trim video files
  • It can be too complex for novice users
  • You may have to download third-party plugins for some features to work

Download: https://www.pazera-software.com/products/audio-extractor/

10. Beecut

Another handy tool that lets you upload a video and select the portion which you want to extract. It is also available as a desktop app for Windows. However, as far as I have witnessed, it is a freemium product, which means that you might have to pay to unlock additional features. Apart from the online tool, you can also use the desktop software to convert multiple files at once, and it is better than using the online version. 

Beecut

Pros:

  • Available as a standalone app as well as on the web
  • Offers software for desktop
  • Choose the start and end time for the video

Cons:

  • Need to pay to unlock features
  • Privacy Issues
  • No option to remove the background noise

Try: https://beecut.com/extract-audio-online

11. Bigasoft Total Video Converter

Available for Mac and Windows, this desktop app can convert video files into many formats, including popular audio formats. It is a paid application that is priced at $37. However, the UI is outdated like those found in the 90s' so some users may have objections to this cartoonish looking application. That said, it supports a large number of video formats, including WebM and H.264 HEVC format. You can choose to convert multiple videos into audio into any desired audio format. You can also convert to iMovie format, which helps you use any video format in your macOS.

Bigasoft Total Video Converter

Pros:

  • Many choices for output formats
  • You can choose to merge multiple videos and convert them to one single audio file
  • Download videos from YouTube and convert to audio file

Cons:

  • Outdated UI
  • Costly for regular users
  • No support for 4K Videos

Download: http://www.bigasoft.com/total-video-converter.html

Conclusion

These 11 Audio Extraction Tools almost covers every option available for users on Windows or Mac to extract audio from any video. Among these, many are paid options, but mostly paid options provide a lot of control over the output compared to their free counterparts.

However, EaseUS Video Editor is the all-in-one solution for anyone willing to extract audio, play with videos, and do a lot more. You can trim, cut, split, merge videos and audios and add a transition or even record your narrations with just one click of a button. Since it is an inexpensive software for the features it offers, we have put it at the top. But well, you are always free to try a few of them and see which one suits the best for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is an audio extractor?

An Audio Extractor is a program that helps you extract audio from a video. For example, a program like EaseUS Video Editor can extract audio from a video file and save it as an audio file in different formats like MP3 or AAC.

2. How do I extract just the audio from a video?

You can extract only the audio from a video by using an Audio Extractor program. EaseUS Video Editor takes video files as input and provides the option to extract the audio of any part of the video.

3. How can I extract audio from a video online for free?

There are many tools available online for free that can extract audio from video. Some tools allow you to change the quality and choose the bitrate when downloading the audio while some tools allow you to edit and remove part of the audio file before exporting to the computer.

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