How to convert a video to MP3 with Movavi Video Converter for Windows and Mac
Step 1. Install the MP3 video converter
Get the video-to-MP3 converter download and install the program on your PC or Mac.
Step 2. Choose a file for conversion
Launch the video converter to have MP3 files created from your videos. Click the Add Media button in the upper-left corner and then Add Video. Choose one or more files that you want to convert from video to MP3.
Step 3. Choose the MP3 format and settings
Click the Audio tab and open the MP3 group. You will see a number of presets with different bitrate parameters. You can either choose the MP3 - Original bitrate preset, which copies all the parameters from the original, or a different bitrate, which will impact the output audio quality. Bear in mind that, the higher the bitrate and quality, the larger the resulting file will be. You can also save extracted soundtracks and songs to other popular audio formats, such as OGG, WAV, FLAC, and more.
Step 4. Convert the video to MP3 and save it
Choose the folder where you want to save the converted files by clicking the Save to button. Then, hit Convert to convert the video file to MP3. The process can take from one to several minutes, depending on the file size and the number of files being converted. Remember that you can change your large videos to MP3 just as easily.
When the conversion of your videos to MP3 is complete, the extracted audio will be saved, and the folder with the saved MP3 files will open automatically.
That’s all there is to it! Now you can turn videos into MP3 files or change any other media format in just a couple of clicks!
Reasons to convert videos to MP3
Here are some common situations you may encounter:
Want to save the music from a movie?
Want to save a concert or a lecture just as an audio file?
Want to turn a cartoon or movie into an audio play?
How to convert YouTube videos to MP3 files
Frequently asked questions
▶️ How to convert video to audio on a Mac?
Try the Mac version of Movavi Video Converter. A free desktop alternative is the VLC media player, which is also available for macOS and good for converting video to MP3. If you don’t want to install any software, you can use a video-to-MP3 converter online service – but keep in mind that most online apps have restrictions on the number and size of files for conversion.
▶️ How to convert multiple video files to MP3?
Movavi Video Converter for Windows or Mac can quickly change video to MP3 in bulk. Another desktop program that can convert multiple files is the VLC media player. Choose whichever you prefer.
▶️ Is it legal to download music from YouTube in MP3?
Yes and no. It’s technically legal to convert a YouTube video to MP3 and keep it in your personal collection. But it’s against U.S. copyright law to use a video-to-MP3 downloader to grab YouTube music videos and keep them, even for personal use. So be aware of the consequences and consider your options.
▶️ How can I convert a video to MP3 offline?
You need to download any desktop video-to-MP3 conversion software as it doesn’t require an Internet connection. Try Movavi Video Converter for Windows or Mac. It’s easy to use, fast, and reliable.
All you need to do is follow these four steps.
Drag and drop your video file into the app window.
Click the Audio tab, select the MP3 preset group, and then choose the appropriate MP3 preset from the list.
Hit the Convert button to launch the conversion process. Your MP3 file will be ready in a matter of minutes.
▶️ How to convert videos to MP3 for free?
You can do it either online or offline. Using a free online video-to-MP3 converter is a decent option, but it usually has a number of restrictions in terms of size and quantity of files that you can upload. Such online services include Zamzar, FreeConvert.com, Convertio, online-convert.com, and many others. Alternatively, you can download a desktop video-to-MP3 converter that’s free – like the VLC media player.
To convert a video to MP3 with VLC, follow the steps below.
Install and launch the program.
Choose Media > Convert / Save.
Click Add and browse for the video file you want to turn into MP3.
Click Convert / Save below.
In another dialog box, select Convert and then choose Audio – MP3 from the Profile list.
Type a name for your MP3 file and hit Start. The conversion will be completed in a few minutes.
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