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How to convert MPEGs to MP3

Edited by Ben Jacklin
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MP3 is one of the most popular audio formats in the world thanks to its high efficiency. You would be hard-pressed to find a smartphone or a media player that does not support MP3. MPEG is a video format, which isn’t as easily supported by many devices.

Here are the situations when you have to switch MPEG to MP3:

Can’t find a soundtrack from a movie?

Want to turn a video into an audio file?

Need an audiobook for your child?

How to convert MPEG to MP3 on Windows and Mac with Movavi

With this MPEG-to-MP3 converter for PC and Mac, you can easily convert any video to MP3. This software program allows you to extract audio from MPEG, AVI, FLV, MP4, and other video formats. It also gives you many more tools to work with than any MPEG-to-MP3 converter that’s free.

Download the necessary version of the program and learn how to convert MPEG to MP3 in just a few clicks.

Step 1. Install the software

You can download Movavi Video Converter from our website and try it for free. Run the downloaded file and follow the setup instructions.

Step 2. Add files for conversion

Use the Add Media button in the upper left corner of the program window and then Add Video to add the video files you want to convert to MP3. The desktop software allows for batch conversion, unlike the MPEG-to-MP3 converter online.

Step 3. Set MP3 as the output format

Click the Audio tab and open the MP3 category. You can now select from a range of presets with different bitrate values. A higher bitrate generally means higher quality, but remember that high bitrate files may also take up significantly more disk space.

Step 4. Convert MPEG to MP3

By default, converted files are saved to the Movavi Library folder. You can change the output folder by clicking the Save to button. After all the settings are specified, click Convert and wait while the files are converted.

After the conversion is complete, the folder containing the converted MP3 files will open automatically. Now you can upload the music of your choice to your cell phone or media player.

MPEG vs. MP3: The comparison

The main difference between MPEG and MP3 is that MPEG is a group of file formats that can contain video data as well as audio and MP3 can only carry audio data. For more information on MPEG vs. MP3 format comparison, check out the table below. It contains data on the MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 formats.

Comparison parameter




File extension

.dat, .mpg, .mpeg, .mp1, .mp2, .mp3, .m1v, .m1a, .m2a, .mpa, .mpv

.mpg, .mpeg, .m2v, .mp2, .mp3


File type

Audio, video with audio

Audio, video with audio


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