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How to Extract Audio from Video: Multiple Methods Explained

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Are you looking to turn a video into just audio? Maybe you’ve got a video of your favorite concert and you just want the music, or you’re looking to create a podcast from a video interview.

Whatever the reason, extracting audio from video is easier than you might think. In our previous post, we shared some of the most popular YouTube to MP3 Converters.

Now, in this blog, we’ve covered you with simple instructions to get you the audio file you need. Let’s dive in!

What Audio Extraction Involves?

Audio extraction is the process of taking the sound or music from a video file. It turns it into an audio-only file. It’s like peeling away the visual part of the video and keeping just the sound.

When you extract audio, you get a separate file. You can listen to it on your phone, computer, or other audio players. This file is usually in formats like MP3 or WAV, which are common audio formats for most devices.

This process is handy for various purposes, such as creating a music playlist. It adds voiceovers to presentations or makes content more accessible.

How to Extract Audio from Video with Audacity

Audacity is a free, open-source, cross-platform audio extractor that’s great for multi-track editing and recording. Before you begin, make sure you have Audacity installed on your computer. Here’s how to extract audio from video with Audacity: 

Step 1: Install the FFmpeg Library

Install the FFmpeg Library

Audacity needs the FFmpeg library to import audio from video files. If you haven’t installed FFmpeg, Audacity will ask you to download it. This happens the first time you try to open a video file. Follow the instructions provided by Audacity to install the FFmpeg library.

Step 2: Open Your Video File in Audacity

Open Video File in Audacity

Open Audacity. Go to File > Open and select the video file from which you want to extract audio. Audacity will recognize the audio component of the file and import it into the project.

Step 3: Edit the Audio (Optional)

Edit the Audio

Once the audio is imported, you can edit it as needed. You can cut parts you don’t need, adjust the volume, or apply effects from the toolbar. This step is optional and depends on what you want to do with the audio.

Step 4: Export the Audio

Export the Audio in Audacity

To save the extracted audio, go to File > Export and choose your desired audio format.

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How to Extract Audio from Video with Convertio

Convetio.co is an easy-to-use & free online audio extractor tool that enables file conversion from your computer, Dropbox, Google Drive, or via URL. Here’s how you can use this tool to get the audio out of your video files:

Step 1: Open the online tool, Convertio.co

Open Convertio.co

Step 2: Upload Your Video

Upload Your Video

Look for the option to upload or drag and drop your video file. Most services allow you to select files from your device. While some also support importing files from cloud storage or via web links. Choose your video file and upload it to the service.

Step 3: Extract and Download the Audio

Extract and Download the Audio

Select the output format for your audio file. MP3 is a popular choice due to its wide compatibility and balance between quality and file size. Now, click the button to convert your video file into an audio format.

Download the extracted audio file. Once the conversion is complete, the service will provide a link to download your audio file. Click the link to save the audio file to your device.

How to Use an App for Extracting Audio

This method is particularly useful for those who frequently work with video and audio content on the go. Here’s a simplified guide on how to find, install, and use a mobile app for this purpose:

Step 1: Choose a Reliable App

Choose a Reliable audio extraction App

First, you need to select a good app that can extract audio from video files. There are many apps available on both Android and iOS platforms. Example includes:

Video to MP3 Converter: Available for both Android and iOS, this app developed by inShot Inc. is straightforward and allows for easy extraction of audio from video files.

Step 2: Install the App

Install the video to mp3 
App

Open the Google Play Store or Apple App Store on your device. Search for the app by name.

Tap “Install” (Google Play Store) or “Get” (Apple App Store) after you select the app from the search results. Then, follow any more prompts to finish the installation.

Step 3: Extract Audio from Video

Extract Audio from Video

Most apps will have a straightforward interface prompting you to select or upload a video file from your device. Tap on the option to choose a video.

Navigate through your device’s storage and select the video you want to extract audio from. Choose the output format for your audio file, such as MP3 or WAV.

Start the extraction process. The app will convert the video to an audio file, which may take a few moments. Finally, save the extracted audio file.

To Conclude

Extracting audio from video is a useful skill that can serve various purposes. As we’ve explored, there are many methods to achieve this, each with its own set of tools and steps.

Always consider the quality of the original video. Choose the output format that best suits your needs to get the best audio.

Also, be mindful of legal and ethical considerations. This is key when extracting audio from video. Especially if you plan to share or use the extracted audio in your projects.