How to Extract MP3 Audio From Video Files

There are several ways to make an MP3 from a video

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You might want to convert a video to MP3 if you have a video file with great music on it but that's really all you want. You can discard the video by extracting the audio out of the video file.

So long as there aren't any copyrights you'll be violating, there are several really easy methods for saving a video to MP3. We'll look at using the freeware program AoA Audio Extractor, but there are many other examples of video to MP3 converters at the bottom of this page.

Video to MP3 With AoA Audio Extractor

This program is completely free and lets you pull the audio from videos in any of the following formats: AVI, MPEG/MPG, FLV, DAT, WMV, MOV, MP4, and 3GP.

AoA Audio Extractor Basic video to MP3 converter
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  1. Click Add Files.

  2. Browse for and select the video(s) you want to convert to MP3. Use the Ctrl key to select more than one at once.

  3. Click Open to import the video(s) into the program.

  4. Ensure To MP3 is chosen in the middle of the program, and optionally adjust any other settings you want to change, such as the Audio SampleRate, Channel, and Output Path.

    Otherwise, you can keep the defaults and move on to the final step.

  5. Click Start.

Other Ways to Convert Videos to MP3s

You can also extract the audio from a video with online tools. The only downside to that is that you have to first upload the video the website only to have to then download the MP3 when the conversion is complete.

There are also specific YouTube to MP3 converters that can save just the audio from YouTube videos. However, it's extremely easy to accidentally infringe on copyrights on YouTube, so be sure to only download public domain videos or videos that the owner is explicitly allowing for download.

For more offline tools like AoA Audio Extractor for saving a video's audio, consider these free video converter programs. Most of them, such as Freemake Video Converter, can save videos not only to other video file formats but also audio file formats like MP3.