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Top 5 MKV Audio Extractor to Extract Audio From MKV

Jane Zhou updated on Jan 19, 2021 to Video Editing Tips | How-to Articles

MKV is a very popular video format for movies, TV shows, web series, etc. When you are watching a movie in MKV format, you may be attracted by the song in it and want to save the audio to your computer. This is not a difficult task as long as you have a competent MKV audio extractor. 

Which one is the best extractor among all those options? How to extract audio from MKV using it? Keep reading to find all the answers you want about extracting sound from video. 

Related Article: Convert MKV to MP3

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 audio extractor. Let's take a look.

EaseUS Video Editor 

This 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:

  • Friendly-user and easy-to-use interface
  • Trim, split, reverse, speed up/slow down, and merge videos
  • Add/extract subtitles from YouTube videos
  • Support various format conversions, like convert AVI to MP3
  • Export file in a particular format for platforms like YouTube and Vimeo

Now download this MKV extractor and follow the detailed tutorials to separate audio from the MKV file.

How to Strip Audio from Video Easily:

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 and drop files to import.

import file

Step 2. Right-click the video and choose "Add to Project" to add the file to timeline.

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.

extract audio from video

Step 4. Click the "Export" button to save the extracted audio to your computer. Two output audio formats are available: MP3 and AAC. Before click the second "Export" button, you can customize the settings.

export extracted audio file

If you want to remove audio track from MKV audios, this way is also practicable. Follow this tutorial to edit your videos and audios freely.


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. Also, it can help you extract audio from MKV files easily. Next, let's see how to detach audio from the MKV file using Audacity.

Extract audio from MKV using Audacity

How to Rip Audio from Video with 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 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. 

How to Rip Audio From Video Mac:

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" buttons. It will take a few minutes to complete the task.

Extract audio from MKV with VLC

How to Rip 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 

The 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. In this section, we will take FLAC as an example and talk about how to extract audio from MKV to FLAC online.

Extract audio from MKV online

How to Extract FLAC From MKV:

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 as FLAC for your extracted audio file.

Step 3. After that, click "Extract Audio" to start separating audio from the MKV file. A few seconds later, you can download the extracted FLAC audio 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 the MKV file, the tutorial steps are very simple. Just take a look below.

Extract audio from MKV video using online tool

How to Use MKV Audio Extractor Online:

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 all players and devices, you can select MP3.

Step 3. Once done, click "Convert" to extract 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 if you have the appropriate tool. On this page, we have shown you the top 5 MKV audio extractor with detailed tutorial 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 extract 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 Sound From Video 

You can find more information about extracting audio from MKV in this part.

1. Which is the best MKV audio extractor?

TOP 5 MKV Audio Extractor on Windows/Mac/Online:


2. 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.

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

To extract audio from a video, you can use some audio detaching software. For example, you can choose to use VLC Media Player to do that. You only need to click the "File" button on the toolbar and choose "Convert/Streaming," then select the target format. Try to use this simple way to extract audio from videos now.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. How to add audio track to MKV?

First of all, you need to download and install a video editor on your computer. Then, you need to import the MKV file and the audio you want to add to the video editing software. Add them to the timeline and sync them appropriately. Finally, you can export them as a new MKV file with audio. 

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