Do you want to play MP4 videos or music albums in MP3 Player? Or you want to convert MP4 videos to MP3 format to save storage space on your SD card, USB flash drive and other media?
It is as easy as pie. There are several tools and methods available that can easily convert a MP4 video file to MP3. However, it is difficult to choose the best tool to extract audio recordings from MP4 videos, especially when there are multiple files to covert.
Here we share some top MP4 to MP3 converter programs.
A professional video to audio converter software, Stellar Converter for Audio Video, safely and quickly converts MP4 videos to MP3 audio files. You can play the converted audio recordings on various audio players without compatibility issues.
The software is easy-to-use and can convert multiple videos into MP3 format at one go. Further, you can customize bit rate, channel, codec etc., of the output audio file. The software is available for Windows as well as Mac systems.
Online converter tools like Online UniConverter, Zamzar, Convertio etc., can convert MP4 videos to MP3 format. These tools are easy-to-use and are usually free.
VLC Media Player is an open source media player software that can convert video files to audio format. You can play the converted audio files on any MP3 player.
The open-source FFmpeg tool can convert MP4 video files to MP3 audio file. The program uses command-lines in command (cmd) window to convert video to audio format.
Example 1: ffmpeg -i input-video.mp4 -vn -acodec copy output-audio.aac
In the above command line:
‘vn’ means no video, extract only audio.
‘acodec copy’ directs the program to use the same audio stream that is present in the MP4 video file.Example 2: ffmpeg -i video.mp4 -f mp3 -ab 192000 -vn song.mp3
In the above command line:
‘i’ indicates the path to the input file.
‘f mp3’ tells FFmpeg the output file is in MP3 format.
‘ab 192000’ tells FFmpeg to encode output at 192kbps.
‘-vn’ tells FFmpeg that video is not required, extract only audio.
With above examples, you should be able to understand how to use command-lines processing to extract audio from MP4 video files in FFmpeg.
Windows users can convert video to MP3 audio file with the help of Windows Media Player. The open-source media player can convert MP4 video to MP3 for free.
iPhone users can use iTunes to convert MP4 videos to MP3 files. You can convert as many videos in iTunes Library to MP3 format.
You can find the converted audio files iTunes Library.
Wide device compatibility and compressed form makes MP3 a popular audio file format for music lovers. They can play hundreds of songs from their music collection on mobile or other portable MP3 players.
The article lists various methods to convert MP4 video files to MP3 audio format. You may choose open source programs like VLC Media Player, Windows Media Player, FFmpeg or a professional tool like Stellar Converter for Audio Video to easily convert MP4 files to MP3. The software is not only secure but also quick to convert multiple MP4 videos of any size into MP3 files at a time. You can play these recordings on any MP3 compatible player.