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How to extract audio from a video

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How to extract audio from a video: Have you downloaded found music videos from the Internet and want to convert them to audio files to transfer to your smartphone? Do you want to save the audio of the most famous phrases of your favorite film for archiving on your computer? It can be done and, I assure you, it is nothing complicated. Take five minutes of free time and I’ll explain how to do it right away.

You probably weren’t aware of it but you must know that using special programs is possible extract audio from a video in a simple and fast way. These are resources available for both Windows and Mac (as well as for Linux), both free and paid. They work not only with locally saved movies but also with online ones. Again with regard to videos on the net, you can possibly rely on special online services, operating directly from the web browser window, without having to download anything to your computer. Awesome, right?

Then? Can I know what are you still doing with them? Position yourself comfortably in front of your trusted PC and immediately begin to concentrate on reading all of the following. I am sure that in the end you will be able to say that you are happy and satisfied with what you have learned and that even if necessary you will be ready to provide useful suggestions in this regard to all your friends. Are you ready?

VLC (Windows / Mac / Linux)

Do you want to extract audio from a video? Then rely on VLC! Have you never heard of it? Strange, it is indeed very famous. In any case, there is no problem, let’s fix it immediately. It is a very famous open source multimedia player with which you can play practically any kind of audio or video file without having to install various codecs and to perform some simple editing operations, including the one in question. It’s free and available for Windows, Mac and Linux.

To use it for your purpose, first download the program on your computer by going to his website and clicking on the button Download VLC.

When the download is complete, if you are using Windows open the obtained .exe file and click on Yup come on OK. Then press on Forward three times in a row and finish the setup by pressing on Install come on end. So open VLC by double clicking on the shortcut that has been added to the desktop.

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If you are using a Mac, open the .dmg package obtained and drag the VLC icon to the folder Applications by macOS. Then start the program by right clicking on it and choosing You open twice in a row, so as to circumvent the limits imposed by Apple on non-“blessed” developers.

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Now that you see the VLC window on the screen, select the item Average (on Windows) or that File (on Mac) from the menu bar, click on Convert / Save (on Windows) or on Convert / Send (on Mac) and, in the new window that you see appear on the desktop, press the button Add… (on Windows) or on that Open media … (on Mac) and select the video file on your computer in which you are interested in going to act.

Now, on Windows press the button Convert / Save which is at the bottom then select from the drop-down menu Profiles the profile you prefer (e.g. Audio – MP3). On Mac, however, you can directly select the desired profile using the menu attached to the section Choose the profile.

How to extract audio from a video

Finally, presses the button Browse (on Windows) or press first on Save as a file and then on Browse … (on Mac), indicate the location where you want to save the audio file obtained from the movie and press on Starts (on Windows) or on Save (on Mac). Done!

Movavi Video Converter (Windows / Mac)

To extract audio from a video, you can also rely on Movavi Video Converter. It is a paid program (but possibly usable in a free trial version, the one I used to write this step) available for both Windows and Mac, through which you can convert all the main video files to other formats and obviously also extrapolate the audio, which is why I decided to talk about it in my guide.

In order to use it, first connect to the website of the program and presses the button Download for free, in order to start downloading the software. If you are using a Mac, click on the link Go to the Mac version and then presses the button to start the download procedure.

When the download is complete, if you are using Windows open the obtained .exe file and click on Run come on Yes. Then press up OK to confirm the use of the Italian language and on Forward. Accept the conditions of the license agreement by selecting the appropriate item and press it again on Forward twice, then up Install and complete the setup by pressing on end.

How to extract audio from a video

If, on the other hand, you are using a Mac, open the obtained .dmg package and double-click on the software icon, then follow the installation wizard that is proposed to you. Then start the program by clicking on its icon which has been added to Launchpad.

How to extract audio from a video

Now that you see the Movavi Video Converter window on your desktop, click on the button Add files which is at the top left and select Add video … from the menu that appears then select the video file for which you intend to go to act.

Then click on the tab Audio in the lower part of the window, choose the audio format that best suits you from those available (e.g. MP3) And indicate the quality you prefer through the menu you see appearing. If necessary, also adjust additional movie settings via the menus in the center of the screen.

How to extract audio from a video

Finally, indicate the location where you want to save the final file by clicking on the item Save in … located at the bottom of the program window and start the audio extrapolation procedure by pressing the button Convert, which is always at the bottom, on the right.

ClipGrab (Windows / Mac)

If, on the other hand, you are looking for a tool through which you can extrapolate the audio from the videos present online, I would say that ClipGrab it is definitely the best solution on the square. It is in fact a free program for Windows and Mac thanks to which it is possible to extract the audio track of videos from Facebook and other visitors by saving it in MP3 or OGG format.

To download the program to your computer, connect to yours website and presses the button Free Download.

When the download is complete, open the obtained .exe file and click on Run, up Yup come on Forward. Accept the terms of the license agreement by selecting the appropriate option and click on Forward two more times. Now remove the check mark next to the item relating to the installation of additional software (e.g. Opera), click again on Forward, Then on Install and finish the setup by pressing up end.

How to extract audio from a video

If instead you are using a Mac, open the downloaded .dmg package and drag the program icon to the folder Applications in the window of Finder that has opened. Then go to the folder Applications of macOS, right click on the ClipGrab icon and choose You open twice in a row.

How to extract audio from a video

Now that you see the program window on your desktop, select the tab Downloads and paste the URL of the video from which you want to extrapolate the audio in the top bar. Choose the option for the format you prefer from the drop-down menu Format: and serve yourself from the menu Quality: placed next to select the quality.

Finally, presses the button Download this clip!, indicate the location where you want to save the final file and wait for the audio extraction procedure from the video to be completed.

Pazera Free Audio Extractor (Windows)

Another resource you can rely on is Pazera Free Audio Extractor, an excellent free program that allows you to extrapolate audio tracks from all major video file formats and transform them into MP3, AAC, AC3, WMA, FLAC, OGG and WAV audio files. It is available for Windows operating systems and is rather simple to use. It is also portable, so you don’t need to install it to use it.

To download the program to your computer, first connect to website of Pazera Free Audio Extractor and click on the red button Cnet: Windows 64-bit Portable (to download the 64-bit version of the Windows program) or the green one with written on it Cnet: Windows 32-bit Portable (if you are using 32-bit Windows) then presses the button Download Now on the new page displayed.

When the download is complete, extract the ZIP archive obtained in any position and start the .exe file contained in it. Then click on Run and you will find yourself in front of the main program window. Then click on the button Add files located in the black bar at the top left to select the video files from which you intend to extract the audio.

At this point, you just have to choose the audio file format in which to convert the selected videos from the drop-down menu Output format: located at the bottom left, select the destination position via the drop-down menu Output directory and click on the button Convert which is in the black bar at the top, so as to start the procedure for extracting the audio from the video.

How to extract audio from a video

A black window will open with writings inside and the progress of the conversion process. When the procedure to extract the audio from the video is finished (that is, when the bar reaches 100%), click on the button Close and went to the folder where you decided to save the extracted audio from the video to listen to the final result. Easier than that?

Free Video to MP3 Converter (Windows)

Another excellent resource you can appeal to to be able to extract audio from a video is Free Video to MP3 Converter. It is a small but very effective zero-cost application capable of transforming videos into MP3 music files (but not only), as the name suggests. It is only for Windows and supports all major video formats. The only thing to be aware of is that it adds a sound watermark to the final file. To get around this limitation, you need to switch to the Premium version (for a fee).

To use it, first connect to download page of the program and click on the button Download attached to it, so as to download the software to the PC.

When the download is complete, open the .exe file obtained and click on Run, then on Yes, up OK to confirm the use of the Italian language and on Forward twice, so as to end the setup.

Now that you see the program window on the desktop, press the button + Add files … which is at the top left and select the video saved on your computer in which you are interested in going to act.

How to extract audio from a video

Then indicate the format in which you intend to save the audio extrapolated from the video by choosing the option you prefer from the drop-down menu at the top and adjust the quality using the other drop-down menu next to it. Then press the button Convert and on the wording Convert in the window that appears on the screen and is done.

Filegram (Online)

You don’t want or can’t download new programs on your PC? In this case, you can rely on the use of an online tool such as Filegram. It is very simple to use, free and allows you to extrapolate the audio from the videos on the network (it supports various services) also allowing you to adjust its bitrate.

To use it, connect to main page of the service, paste the link of the video of your interest in the field Paste the URL links here and check the voice I’m not a robot. Wait a few seconds for the video to be “captured” and make sure that the item is selected at the top left Audio and from the relative drop-down menu the format you prefer.

Then indicate the quality by selecting one of the available options and press the button Convert to mp3. Then press the button Download. Then you can download the song.

If instead of saving the song locally you prefer to store it on one of the supported cloud Storage services (Google drive, Dropbox and OneDrive), select the reference icon and provide the login data for your account.