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How to Convert MP4 to MP3 with Best MP4 to MP3 Converter

Tracy King updated on Oct 30, 2020 to Video Editing Tips | How-to Articles

"Do you know how I can convert an .mp4 video to an .mp3 audio file? I have purchased some fancy MP4 music videos. If I could turn the MP4 to MP3, I will be able to share it with my phone and listen to the music anywhere. How do I do it? Does anyone know a free solution that can help me change MP4 to MP3? Any recommends?"

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Quick Access: Manually Change .mp4 Extension to .mp3

There is one way that works quickly to convert MP4 video file to MP3 audio file, which is to change the file extension from .mp4 to mp3.

Note: This is not a 100% working tip. Please make sure that you have a copy of the target MP4 video file before following the below tips.

Step 1. Create a copy of the target MP4 video. 

Step 2. Change the copied video file extension from MP4to MP3:

Right-click on the copied file > Select "Rename" > Change .mp4 to .mp3 > Click "Yes" to confirm.

Change MP4 file extension.

Step 3. Try to play the MP3 file with a music player or media player.

If you hear the music, congratulations. If you hear nothing, try the following solutions.

How to Convert MP4 to MP3 on Windows and Mac

In the following, you will find a list of free MP4 to MP3 converter that will help you to convert MP4 to MP3 on Windows, Mac, online, or even on iOS and Android devices for free:

# 1. EaseUS Video Editor (Best Recommendation)

EaseUS Video Editor is a video editing software that you can create fancy videos with advanced video editing features, such as clip videos, extract audio from video, etc.

Besides, EaseUS Video Editor is also an MP4 to MP3 converter, which contains file format conversion feature that enables you to flexibly convert video to audio files. For example, you can use it to convert video to MP4, convert MP4 to GIF, etc.

If you are a YouTube fan and want to convert the YouTube video to MP4, see also: Download YouTube Video > Convert YouTube Video to MP3.

Pros: 

  • Free to Convert MP4 to MP3
  • Support lossless file conversion between videos to audios
  • Support all Windows OS
  • Support major video and audio formats, such as MP4, MOV, AVI, MP3, AAC, etc.

Tutorial: How to Convert MP4 to MP3 with EaseUS Video Editor

Step 1. Import Target File

Launch EaseUS Video Editor, select a desired aspect ratio on the main screen: 9:16, 16:9, or 4:3.

Import target file by clicking "Import" or dragging it into EaseUS Video Editor.

Import desired file

Step 2. Add to Project

Right-click on the target file you would like to convert and select "Add to project".

Add file to project

Step 3. Export Target File 

Click "Export" to start converting the target file.

Export to convert file format.

Step 4. Convert to Desired Audio Format

Select the desired audio format such as MP3 or AAC for the target file, rename it, set the output folder. 

Select file format to convert the target file.

By clicking the Output settings icon, you can set the Quality and Audio specifications of the converted file.

Export and convert target file to audio

Last, click "Export" to convert your target file to the desired audio format.

# 2.  Windows Media Player

Windows Media Player is available for Windows-based devices. This MP4 to MP3 converter also supports to edit video and change media file extension, for example, to convert MP4 to MP3.

Pros:

  • Free
  • Support Windows 7/8.1/10 and macOS

Steps to Change MP4 to MP3 Using Windows Media Player

Step 1. Open Windows Media Player, click "File" > "Open" to select the MP4 file that you want to change to MP3.

Use Windows Media Player to convert MP4.

Step 2. The MP4 will automatically play in the Windows Media Player.

Step 3. On Windows Media Player, go to "Organize" > "Options".

Open MP4 file.

Step 4. Go to the Rip Music tab, click "Change" to select a safe location for saving the converted MP3 file, and set format as "MP3".

Step 5. Click "Apply" and "OK" to confirm all the changes.

Convert MP4 to MP3 in Windows Media Player.

# 3.  VLC Media Player

VLC is a free and open-source cross-platform multimedia player that allows you to play most formats of media files. It supports file conversion as well. You can easily convert MP4 to MP3 with VLC Media Player. Both Windows and Mac users can use this media player to change their video formats.

Pros:

  • Free
  • Support Windows, Mac OS, Linux, iOS, and Android

Guide: How to Convert MP4 to MP3 with VLC 

Step 1. Launch VLC Media Player on your computer, click on "Media" and select "Convert/Save".

Use VLC to convert MP4.

Step 2. Click "Add" and browse to open your MP4 file, then click "Convert/Save".

Step 3. Under Settings, select "Audio - MP3" in Profile and click "Browse" to choose a destination for saving the converted file.

Set MP3 as target file format.

Step 4. Click "Start" to begin the converting process.

After this, you can navigate to play the converted MP3 file on your computer.

# 4. iTunes

iTunes is a huge multimedia player produced by Apple.Inc. It offers music, movies, TV shows, and podcasts, etc. for Windows, Mac, and iOS users to enjoy on their devices.

Besides viewing online shows, listening to fancy music, you can also use it to change the file extension to convert MP4 to MP3 or convert MP3 to MP4.

Pros:

  • Free
  • Compatible with all Windows and Mac OS

Guide to Convert MP4 to MP3 Using iTunes

Step 1. Open iTunes > Edit > Preferences. 

Open iTunes on Windows.

Step 2. Go to General > Click "Importing Settings..."

Import MP4 to convert

Step 3. Select the encoding format that you want to convert the MP4 file to on the pop-up menu, click "OK" to confirm.

Set MP3 as target file format for MP4.

Step 4. Select the MP4 file from your library, go to File > Create New Version or Convert > Choose "Create MP3 version".

Convert MP4 to MP3 on Windows with iTunes.

How to Convert MP4 to MP3 Online 

Aside from changing videos to audios using MP4 to MP3 converter software on Windows and Mac computers, you can also try online MP4 to MP3 converter. Most online file converters are free, so it is to the MP4 to MP3 online converter tools.

Pros:

  • Free
  • Support both Windows and Mac OS

Cons:

  • Potential virus infection for an unknown online file converter

If you decide to turn to an online MP4 to MP3 converter for help, be careful and select a trustworthy one. Here is a list of highly praised online converter that you can pick up one to convert MP4 to MP3 with ease:

How to Convert MP4 to MP3 on iPhone/Android

Is it possible to convert an MP4 file to MP3 on a mobile phone? Yes. To do so, you may still need the help of a third-party file converting app.

In the below, we listed several MP4 to MP3 converter apps that can help you out. Note that all of these applications for Android and iOS devices are free, but some contain in-app purchases.

Pros:

  • Free
  • Applicable and portable for mobile users

Cons:

  • Some apps contain in-app purchases

Be careful while you are trying to convert MP4 to MP3 on your phone with one of these apps.

MP4 to MP3 Converter for iPhone:

MP4 to MP3 Converter for Android:

Conclusion

This page introduces reliable and free file converter software and applications to help you convert MP4 to MP3 on Windows, Mac computers, iOS, and Android devices.

Besides converting video to audio, if you have more needs such as to extract audio from a video file, merge videos, songs, and images, or creating a video, EaseUS Video Editor can help. 

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