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How to Convert MKV to MP3 for Free

Jane Zhou posted on May 27, 2020 to Video Editing Tips | How-to Articles

An MKV file is an open-source container that can provide support for a large number of audio, video, and subtitle compression formats. It is typically used for storing short video clips, TV shows, and movies.

At times, you may only want to keep the audio of an MKV video; then, you can convert MKV to MP3 that is used widely. To come up with the demands, we will introduce six applications to assist you in converting MKV to MP3 on Windows PC, Mac, and online.

How to Convert MKV to MP3 on Windows 10

You may find that it is difficult for you to convert MKV to MP3 on your Windows PC. To finish the task successfully and effortlessly, you can rely on video converters. Here, we show you two applications with good reputations.

1. EaseUS Video Editor

EaseUS Video Editor is an all-in-one video editor. It is friendly to all levels of users, especially beginners. You can create an attractive video easily by cutting, cropping, splitting, reversing, etc.. What' more, using it, you also can convert file formats with a few clicks, like convert MP4 to GIF, and many others. If you have a requirement for converting MKV to MP3, you can't miss it.

EaseUS Video Editor stunning features:

  • Clear user interface
  • Support almost all key video, audio, and image formats
  • Provide 300+ visual effects for you to add effects like filters, overlays, and transitions to optimize your video
  • Allow you to share your movies directly to social media platforms 
  • Now download EaseUS Video Editor and check the tutorial steps to convert MKV to MP3

Check out the following steps to convert MKV to MP3:

Step 1. Launch the software, and you will be prompted to choose an aspect ratio for your project. Choose any one from the three options available on your screen.

Choose video aspect

Step 2. On the following screen, you need to add the video file that is to be converted to MP3. Click on the "Import" option at the top and select Import file.

Import video

Step 3. Navigate to where your video is saved and select it. Right-click on your video and select "Add to Project". It will be added to your current project.

Add video to project

Step 4. Click on the Export option at the top to export your video as an MP3 file.

Export video as Mp3

Step 5. On the screen that follows, click on the Audio tab and then select MP3. This is the format that the software will convert your video to. Then, click on Export to save the converted file to your computer.

Export video to Mp3

2. FFmpeg

FFmpeg is a collection of different projects for handling multimedia files. It is often used behind the scenes in many other media-related projects. Working with FFmpeg, you can change the file's format or quality, extract audio, create GIFs, and more.

Detailed steps to convert MKV to MP3 with FFmpeg:

Step 1. Download and install FFmpeg.

Step 2. Choose the MKV file that you are going to convert and right-click. Select the "Open command window here."

Step 3. Type the command below:

  • "ffmpeg - i video.mkv acodec copy audio.mp3." (video's audio track is already an MP3)
  • "ffmpeg - i video.mkv -b:a 192K vn audio.mp3." (video's audio track is something other than MP3)

i) In place of video.mkv, you have to write the full path of your mkv file.

ii) In place of audio.mp3, you have to write down the full path you want to save your mp3 file.

Then hit "Enter" on the keyboard. Later, you will get an MP3 version file.

How to Convert MKV to MP3 on Mac 

In this part, you will learn about two free and open source applications that can help you to convert MKV to MP3 with ease: VLC Media Player and HandBrake.

1. VLC Media Player

VLC is a versatile video player and converter. It can help you to convert MKV to MP3 without effort. You can refer to the detailed tutorial steps below.

Step 1. Launch VLC. Click "Media" > "Convert/Stream" from the dropdown menu.

VLC import mkv file

Step 2. In the Convert & Stream window, click "Open Media" to import the MKV file that you will convert.

Choose the MKV file

Step 3. From the Choose Profile dropdown menu, choose MP3 as the output format.

Choose format

Step 4. Choose a location for your converted file. Then click "Tereka" to start conversion.

Start conversion with VLC

2. HandBrake

HandBrake has been around for over ten years. It is one of the best applications for transcoding video files from one format to another. It is open-source and completely free for users.

Detailed steps to convert MKV to MP3 with HandBrake:

Step 1. Download and install HandBrake.

Step 2. Click "Source" and choose the "Open File" button to import the MKV file.

Choose MKV file

Step 3. Click "Browse" to choose the location where your converted file will be saved. Then select "MP3 File" as the output file format.

Choose MP3 as the output format

Step 4. Finally, click "Start" to convert MKV to MP3.

Convert Mkv toMP3 with Handbrake

How to Convert MKV to MP3 Online for Free

There are a lot of online MKV to MP3 converters, which don't need to be installed. Next, we recommend you two useful online converters to save you the time of searching the programs.  

1. Zamzar

It is a reliable online conversion website. Zamzar supports 1200+ file formats, including audio, video, image, and document formats. It allows you to convert MKV to MP3 under 10 minutes.

Now follow the steps below to start converting MKV to MP3.

Step 1. Click "Add Files" to upload the MKV file that you want to convert.

Step 2. Click "Convert To" and choose MP3 in the dropdown menu.

Step 3. Choose "Convert Now" to start the conversion. After that, you can download the converted file.

Zamzar

Try: https://www.zamzar.com/

2. Convertio

Convertio is an excellent online converter for you to convert MKV to MP3 without installing any software. It supports more than 25600 different conversions between 300 different file formats. Besides, most conversion types support advanced options. For example, with a video converter, you can choose quality, aspect ratio, codec, and other settings.

Steps to convert MKV to MP3 using Convertio:

Step 1. Upload the MKV files on the page.

Step 2. Choose MP3 as the output format.

Step 3. Click the "Convert" button and wait a few seconds for the process to complete. Then you can download and save the MP3 version file.

Convertio

Try: https://convertio.co/video-converter/

Conclusion

We have introduced six programs that will help you to convert MKV to MP3. You can choose different software according to your needs. If you want to convert MKV to MP3 on Windows PC, EaseUS Video Editor is the best choice for you. It enables you to complete the conversion with a few simple clicks. Most importantly, it allows you to create the audio and video with plentiful editing tools like cutting, merging, splitting, and more. For this all-in-one video editor, you should have a try.

FAQs About Converting MKV to MP3 

If you want to learn more about converting MKV to MP3, you can continue reading.

1. How can I convert an MKV file to mp3?

To convert an MKV file to MP3, you need an MKV converter. EaseUS Video Editor is a great option for you.

Step 1. Download and install EaseUS Video Editor.

Step 2. Launch EaseUS Video Editor and import your MKV files. Then drag and place it to the timeline.

Step 3. Click "Export" and choose "MP3" button. At last, select the "Export" button, and you will get an MP3 version file.

2. How can I convert MKV to mp3 online?

If you want to convert MKV to MP3 online, you can rely on the online converters, such as Convertio, Zamzar, ConvertFiles, and so on.

What you have to do is upload your MKV file, choose the output format, and click "Convert." After that, you just need to download the converted file to your computer.

3. How can I convert MKV to mp4 for free?

EaseUS Video Editor is a good and free program for you to convert MKV to MP4.

Step 1. Open EaseUS Video Editor and import the MKV file that you want to convert.

Step 2. Drag and drop the MKV file to the timeline. Here, you can adjust its volume and apply fade in or fade out effects.

Step 3. Choose the "Export" button followed by "MP4". Then you can get the converted file.

4. What is mkv file?

An MKV file is an open-source container that can provide support for a large number of audio, video, and subtitle compression formats. MKV files are typically used for storing short video clips, TV shows, and movies.

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