How to Convert MP4 Video to MP3 Audio using VLC Player

This tutorial shows how to convert Mp4 video to Mp3 audio using VLC Player. This will make your favorite songs more enjoyable. We will use VLC Player for converting Video songs to MP3 songs. It is easily available and doesn’t require any registration or activation unlike most of the conversion software available on the internet.

You just need to make some changes to output format and you can easily convert your MP4 videos to MP3 audio files using VLC Player. Besides VLC Media Player, we only need Video file that we want to convert. You can download VLC Media Player from here.

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Convert MP4 Video Songs to MP3 Songs Using VLC Player

Now, after you have downloaded and installed VLC Player, install it. After installation launch it and follow these steps.

Step 1: Open Convert Media Menu in VLC Player

Open VLC Media Player. In the menu, click on Media and choose Convert/Save…. This utility in VLC Player allows the users to convert Videos from one format to another. So, we are going to use this utility to convert MP4 videos to MP3.

Click Media and select Convert Save to convert videos
Click Media and select Convert/Save

Step 2: Browse and Select MP4 File to Convert to MP3

Now click on Add… button to select the video song that you want to convert to MP3 audio song. Browse to the location of the Video Song and select it. In this tutorial, we are using Big Buck Bunny video for converting videos to MP3 using VLC Player. We have placed this video on Desktop.

Click Add to browse and select MP4 video to convert to MP3 using VLC player
Click Add to browse and select video to convert using VLC player

Click on checkbox to Show more options. You can change the start time of Video here. This option is useful if you want to skip some part of the MP4 Video song while converting it to MP3 song using VLC Player.

Select Start time to trim video from the start
Select Start time to trim video from the start

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Step 3: Change Output Encoding to MP3 Audio

Click on arrow in Convert/Save button and choose Convert to convert MP4 to MP3 using VLC media player. You will see Convert window where you can change the output video format and many other options.

Select Convert to see available output format to convert the MP4 video to MP3 audio song
Select Convert to see available output format to convert the video

Choose the Audio-MP3 format for your video from the drop-down list to convert selected video to mp3 audio using VLC Player.

Change the Output Encoding to MP3
Change the Output profile to Audio – MP3

Click on Settings icon next to the format drop-down list. In the Settings, click on Audio Codec tab to change audio bit rate, sampling frequency and other options. You can leave these options as it is if you don’t know what to change. Click on Save after making necessary changes.

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Step 4: Browse and Select Destination for MP3 File

It is time to choose destination file name and path for output file. Video converted to MP3 audio will be saved to the selected location. Click on Browse button and choose output file location and give a name to converted MP3 audio file and click on Save.

Click Browse and Select Destination for output MP3 file
Click Browse and Select Destination for output MP3 file

Step 5: Convert MP4 Video to MP3 Audio file

We are ready to convert the MP4 Video song to MP3 audio song using VLC Player. Just click on Start button to start MP4 to MP3 conversion. It may take some time depending upon the length of your video.

Click Start to start converting MP4 video to MP3 audio
Click Start to start converting MP4 video to MP3 audio

After the conversion is complete, you can close the VLC Player. The output MP3 file will be saved to selected output location. Browse to the output file location. In this tutorial, we have saved our MP4 to MP3 converted file to desktop. You can double-click the converted file to test it.

Output MP3 Audio file
Output MP3 Audio file

Convert Your Favorite Songs from MP4 to MP3 using VLC Player

VLC Player is very useful tool for converting Videos from one format to another. As explained above, you can also use it to convert Video songs to MP3 audio songs. In case you face issues in any of the steps above, feel free to comment below.

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