You might be fascinated by audio content in your MPEG4 video files. Therefore, you might be wondering how to convert MPEG4 to MP3, or in other words, how to extract MP3 from MPEG4? Many music lovers also want to convert MV to MP3 or other formats supported by MP3 player so that they can enjoy music on a smaller device. However, the truth is that it is impossible to play MPEG4 files on MP3 player directly, which mean that we have to use some methods to convert MPEG4 to some formats just like MP3 supported by MP3 player. You may ask me here, how to convert MPEG4 to MP3. Here we will show you how to do that.
Part 1: Convert MPEG4 to MP3 with Leawo Video Converter
The first MPEG to MP3 converter I want to talk about here is Leawo Video Converter, a professional video converter and at the same time a video to audio converter that allows you to convert video and audio files between more than 180 formats such as Common Video (MP4, H.265 MP4, MKV, H.265 MKV, MOV, etc.), Common Audio (AAC, AC3, WAV, MP3, WMA, FLAC, etc.), HD Video (HD MP4, HD AVI, HD TS, HD VOB, etc.), and 4K Video (4K MP4 and 4K MKV). The conversion speed is 6 times faster, and users can retain 100% original quality in the output. This video converter could convert MPEG to MP3 and get MP3 audio content off MPEG4 video in only a few clicks. It could extract audio content from source video file and then save audio content extracted as MP3 format or other audio formats to let you enjoy on any audio player. It is not only able to extract audio content from MPEG4 video, but also to get audio content from video files in various other formats like MP4, AVI, FLV, MOV, MKV, WMV, 3GP, etc. The extracted audio content could be saved and used in multiple ways.
For Mac users, the Mac counterpart of Leawo Video Converter i.e. Leawo Video Converter for Mac is available. The method to convert MPEG4 to MP3 with the Mac version is nearly the same as that with the Windows version. Here we take Windows version as an example to convert MPEG4 to MP3. Download and install Leawo Video Converter on your computer, and follow the guide below to convert MPEG4 to MP3.
Step 1. Import Source MPEG4 Video Files
Launch Leawo Video Converter, go to the “Convert” tab, and click “Add Video” button on the sub-menu to load your source MPEG4 video files. Alternatively, you can directly drag and drop MPEG4 video files into the program interface.
Step 2. Set MP3 as Output Format
Click the drop-down box named “MP4 Video” by default next to the “Add Photo” button. On the drop-down list, select “Change” option. Then on the popup Profile window, select “MP3” from “Format” column as output format. Please note that once you change the output format, the name of the drop-down box will change as well.
Note: If you need, you could click the “Edit” button on the drop-down profile setting box to adjust audio parameters like audio codec, bit rate, channel, sample rate, etc.
Step 3. Convert MPEG4 to MP3
Click the big green “Convert” button on the sub-menu bar next to the format setting drop-down box. Then, on the popup sidebar, set output directory. After setting output directory, click the “Convert” button right below. Leawo Video Converter would start to convert MPEG4 to MP3 immediately.
Part 2: Convert MPEG4 to MP3 with Windows Media Player
Windows Media Player is one of the most popular and enduring software applications in the Windows ecosystem. Windows Media Player is capable of assisting with a wide variety of tasks that include converting media files into different readable file types. Using Windows Media Player, a user can quickly change an MPEG4 file into the widely used MP3 format. The process of changing an MPEG4 to an MP3 can be accomplished in a few simple steps.
Step 1. Import MPEG4 File
Click the "Open" button in the "File" menu to locate the specific MPEG4 file.
Step 2. Choose MP3 Output
After you import the file, click the "Organize" button found just below the toolbar at the top of the application. Select the "Rip Music" option in the pop-up window and "MP3" from the drop-down menu under "Format." Any file you select during this process ultimately ends up in the MP3 format.
Step 3. Start to Convert MPEG4 to MP3
Click the "OK" button at the bottom of the "Options" screen. When you finalize your selections, the conversion begins immediately.
Part 3: Convert MPEG4 to MP3 with iTunes
If you don't want to install a specialized MPEG4 to MP3 Converter, you can also convert by iTunes in your computer. Follow the next steps to convert your MPEG4 file to MP3 with iTunes.
Step 1. Locate Source MPEG4 File
Open iTunes then select the MPEG4 file you want to convert in your song library.
Step 2. Set MP3 Output
Click on the "iTunes" drop-down menu, then select "Preferences", select the "Advanced" tab then select the "Importing" tab under the "Advanced" tab. Click on the "Import Using" drop-down menu then select the "MP3 Encoder" option.
Step 3. Start to Convert
Click on the "Settings" drop-down menu and select the "Custom" option. Wait for the "Custom" window to open. Select "64 kbps" in the "Stereo Bit Rate" drop-down menu then select "44.100 kHz" in the "Sample Rate" drop-down menu. Hit the "OK" button. Close the "Preferences" window. Select the "Advanced" menu then click on the "Convert Selection to MP3" and wait for iTunes to convert your selected MPEG4 file to an MP3.
Part 4: Convert MPEG4 to MP3 with VLC
The fourth MOV to OGG converter is VLC, which usually works as a media player that supports playing almost any type of media file (MP4, AVI, MKV…). Well, actually you can also use it to easily convert video files to other formats like from MPEG4 to MP3. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to convert MPEG4 video format to MP3 audio format with VLC with a few simple steps.
Step 1. Enter the Converting Interface
Click on the Media menu in VLC, and then click on Convert/Save.
Step 2. Select Video to Convert
In the pop-up window click the “Add” button, select one or more MPEG4 video files to be converted. And click “Convert/Save”.
Step 3. Select and Set MP3 as Output Format
Under Profile, choose the target format from the list of formats. Here, you need to choose MP3 as the output in order to convert MPEG4 to MP3. In the Target file box, select the destination folder and the name for the new audio file. In addition, you can further adjust the audio parameters of the selected output profile
Step 4. Convert MPEG4 format to MP3 format
Once you’ve chosen all the settings, click Start to begin the conversion from MPEG4 to MP3. VLC media player will save the source video file in the desired MP3 format in the file folder you’ve selected.
Part 5: Convert MPEG4 to mP3 with Convertio
Besides converter program, you can try online MPEG4 to MP3 converter to convert online. Here you can try Convertio. But this online video converter supports 100MB maximum file size. If your MPEG4 movie file is larger than 100MB size, you need to switch to other ways to convert to MP3. Check out the steps below to convert MPEG4 to MP3 free with Convertio.
Step 1. Upload Source MPEG4 Video
Go to the official website of Convertio, and then select or directly drag and drop target MPEG4 files into the converter. It is possible for you to upload video file from your Google Drive or Dropbox account.
Step 2. Choose MP3 as Output Format
After your MPEG4 video files are uploaded, choose MP3 as output video format. If necessary, you can adjust video parameters such as resolution, quality, aspect ratio and others by clicking the gear icon.
Step 3. Start to Convert and Get Converted Results
Click “Convert” to begin conversion process. Once your video is converted and edited, you can download it to your Mac, PC or another device. If necessary, save the file to your Dropbox or Google Drive account.
Part 6: Convert MPEG4 to MP3 with Leawo Music Recorder
In addition to a video converter, you can try a music recorder to extract MP3 content from source MPEG4 video file. Leawo Music Recorder is a tool allowing you to capture the audio from the video playing on your computer. You can save the audio files in MP3 or WAV format. Now follow me to see how to capture MP3 audio from MPEG4 video via Leawo Music Recorder.
Step 1: Set audio source
Open the Leawo Music Recorder and enter the program interface. Click the little microphone icon in the bottom left corner of the interface and set the audio source you want to record. Here choose "Record Computer Audio".
Step 2: Set output directory
At the same page, you can find the "General" button on the left of "Audio Source" button, through which you can set the output directory as well as system language.
Step 3: choose output format
The same as most music recorder, Leawo Music Recorder doesn't have too many formats offered to you like Leawo Video Converter for its single purpose function. So you just need to choose a format as output format between WAV and MP3 by clicking the "Format" button. Now in this part you should select MP3 as the output format.
Step 4: Start recording MP4 files
Click the red start button and then open your MPEG4 source files, Leawo Music Recorder will automatically capture audio and start recording. But it is important to note that you need to start the recorder before playing the MPEG4 source.
Step 5: Get your output audio and edit it if necessary
You can get your output audio in "Media" interface when the recording finished. What's more, if you need some further editing work, right-click the target file and select "Edit Music Tags" to edit the message of your MP3 audio.
From above we can see, both Leawo Video Converter and Leawo Music Recorder do a excellent job on MPEG4 to MP3 conversion. I guarantee that you will get the best conversion experience no matter which software you choose.