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Top 5 Audio Extracting Software to Extract Audio From MKV

Jane Zhou updated on Jul 17, 2020 to Video Editing Tips | How-to Articles

MKV is a very popular video format for movies, TV shows, web series, concerts, and many more. Sometimes coming across an MKV video, you may be attracted by its background music and want to keep it on your playlist to enjoy it anytime, anywhere. However, most of you do not how to extract audio from MKV video. Don't fret, here you will find 5 easy and reliable audio extracting software to help you complete the task on both Windows and macOS operating system.

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How to Extract Audio from MKV on Windows 10

There is much audio extracting software for Windows on the internet, and some are free, some are paid. Here we want to share with you two free and easy to use an audio extractor. Let's take a look.

1. EaseUS Video Editor

EaseUS Video Editor is an incredible audio extracting software that you can't miss. Supporting almost all common and popular video formats, it can help you extract audio from MKV, MP4, AVI, WMV, etc. easily and quickly. This video editing software has a simple interface and many basic and advanced editing tools, and all levels of users can handle it – no need for any tech knowledge. Moreover, it offers over 300 visual effects to make your movie more attractive. 

More stunning features about EaseUS Video Editor:

  • Friendly-user interface and easy to use
  • Enable you to mix, trim, split, merge, reverse, and speed up/slow down videos with ease
  • Allow you to add/extract subtitles from YouTube videos
  • Support various format conversions, like convert avi to mp3, and many more
  • Export file in a particular format that is compatible with social media platforms, such as YouTube, Vimeo, and so on

Now download EaseUS Video Editor and follow the detailed tutorials to sperate audio from the MKV file.

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. Audacity 

Audacity is a famous and open-source audio editing software. It enables you to import, edit, combine sound files, and record live audio through a microphone. In addition, it also can help you extract audio from MKV files easily. Next, let's see how to detach audio from MKV file using Audacity.

Extract audio from MKV using Audacity

Step 1. Open Audacity on your computer and import the MKV video to the Audacity window.

Step 2. Choose the audio source that you want to save and click "OK".

Step 3. Click "File" > "Export Audio" and set a name for the audio file. After that, choose the output audio format and choose the "Save" button.

How to Extract Audio from MKV on Mac

Supporting a wide range of media file formats, VLC Media Player is not only a media player. This software can help you convert file formats and extract audio in MP3 and OGG and other formats of your MKV and other video files. The process is fast and straightforward. 

Here are the tutorials on how to get the audio from MKV video.

Step 1. Download and open VLC Media Player.

Step 2. Go to the top right corner and click "File" > "Convert/Streaming". Then a new window will appear, select the "Open media…" button to choose the MKV file whose audio you intend to detach.

Extract audio from MKV using VLC

Step 3. Choose the output format for the extracted audio. Accessing the drop-down menu and click "Browse" to set an output directory.

Extract audio from MKV with VLC

Step 4. Once done, you can move to a new window to save the detached audio file. Here you can choose an appropriate folder to save your audio file and rename the extracted audio. When you are satisfied with it, choose the "Done" and "Start" button. It will take a few minutes to complete the task.

Extract audio from MKV with VLC

How to Extract Audio from MKV Online

If you want to separate audio from your MKV files without downloading or installing software, online audio extractor software is your best choice. To satisfy your needs, we will show you two great online audio extracting software with detailed tutorials. 

1. Audio extractor

Audio extractor is a great online audio detaching software. It has a basic interface and it is fit for all levels of users. This online audio extractor software offers many output formats, including MP3, WAV, FLAC, OGG, MP2, and many more. If you like, you also can set the output audio as an iPhone ringtone format.

Extract audio from MKV online

Step by step to detach audio from MKV files online:

Step 1. Go to the official website and click "Open file" to select the MKV file from your computer.

Step 2. Then select an output format for your extracted audio file.

Step 3. After all done, click "Extract Audio" to start separating audio from MKV file. A few seconds later, you can download it and save it on your computer.

Try: https://audio-extractor.net/

2. Convertfiles

ConvertFiles is another online audio extracting software that we'd like to share with you. This online tool can not only help you extract audio from your MKV files but convert file formats. Using it, you can convert document, audio, video, image, e-book, presentation file formats within a few seconds. For extracting audio from MKV file, the tutorial steps are very simple. Just take a look below.

Extract audio from MKV video using online tool

Step 1. Click "Browse" to upload an MKV file from your computer.

Step 2. Choose an output format for the audio file. To play it on almost players and devices, you can select MP3.

Step 3. Once done, click "Convert" to start extracting audio from MKV file. When it completes, you can download the audio file to your computer.

Try: http://www.convertfiles.com/convert/video/MKV-to-MP3.html


General speaking, detaching audio from the MKV file is very easy on if you have the appropriate tool. On this page, we have shown you five reliable audio extracting software with detailed tutorials steps. Make sure to choose the right one based on your needs.

If you are working on Windows PC, EaseUS Video Editor is the best choice for you. It can not only help you separate audio from a video file but edit the audio and video. This video editing software provides you with rich editing tools and amazing special effects to create an incredible movie. For this multifunctional video editor, you can't miss it and it never disappoints you.

FAQs About Extracting Audio from MKV

1. How do I extract audio from VLC?

VLC is a useful program to extract audio. Go to Part 2 to learn how to extract audio with VLC.

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

To extract audio from a video, you can use some audio detaching software. Here is a list of the audio extractor.

  • EaseUS Video Editor
  • VLC Media Player
  • Audacity
  • Audio extractor

3. Can HandBrake extract audio from video?

No, HandBrake can not extract audio from video. It only supports video conversions. If you need to extract audio from video, you can try a powerful audio extracting software – EaseUS Video Editor. It will not disappoint you.

3. How do I convert MKV to mp3 with VLC?

VLC can convert MKV to MP3 with ease. You can move to Part 2 to learn the detailed steps to convert MKV to MP3 in this article.

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