VLC has been popular for a lot of years. It is famous for its simple playback supports and various editing functions, such as editing, rotating and compatibility with all kinds of multimedia formats. Recently, many users have the requirements in extracting audio from videos on VLC. In order to provide more information related to the extracting function of VLC, the article below will be the part you should not miss.
Part 1: How to Extract Audio from Video on VLC
The VLC Multimedia Player is a multimedia player for the VideoLAN program. It supports a wide range of audio and video decoders and file formats, DVD audio and video discs, VCD video discs and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a unicast or multicast streaming server for high-speed network connections over IPv4 or IPv6. It combines the FFmpeg program’s decoder with the libdvdcss library to make it possible to play multimedia files and encrypt DVDs. VLC Media Player is a highly portable multimedia player with a variety of audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg,…) and DVD, VCD, and various streams Media agreement. It can also be used as a server to unicast or multicast to a stream on an IPv4 or IPv6 high bandwidth network. Next, I will list the detailed steps on how to extract audio from a video file in VLC.
Step 1. Download and install VLC Media Player on your computer. If possible, update VLC to the latest version.
Step 2. Open VLC and click “Media” on the top menu list to select “Convert/Save” from the drop-down menu.
Step 3. On the “Open Media” window, you can find the “Add” option. Click “Add” to load the video file you would like to extract audio from to VLC. Once the video file has been selected, then click “Convert/Save” button below.
Step 4. On the “Convert” window, you can find “Settings” and “Destination” options. Next, under the “Destination” option, you should confirm the audio saving route by clicking “Browse” button. Usually the audio can be saved with a .mp3 file extension.
Step 5. Confirm the output audio format. On the “Convert” window, you can find the “Profile” option where you can click the drop down box to select your preferred output audio formats, including “Audio-MP3”, “Audio-FLAC”, “Audio-CD”, “Audio-for MPEG4 720P” and so on. Based on your own needs, you can select your own preferred audio formats. In most cases, MP3 is more commonly used.
Step 6. Edit “Profile” option. For your further references, you can edit the “Profile” accordingly. Enter the “Profile edition” window by clicking the button under the “Profile” option. Then you can be able to set the related parameters, including “Encapsulation”, “Video codec”, “Audio codec” and “Subtitles”. Under the “Encapsulation”, click “RAW” and then click “Save” button below to save the change.
Step 7. Set the “Audio codec”. Click “Audio codec” to further edit the related settings. Under the “Audio codec” panel, you can choose “MPEG Audio” in the “Codec”. At the same time, you can also set the “Bitrate”, “Channels” and “Sample Rate” parameters.
Step 8. Start extracting audio from video on VLC. Once all the settings have been done, just return to the “Convert/Save” windows and click “Start” to set things in motion. Then wait in patience and it will take minutes to extract audio from the video file. Once it has been completed, you can obtain a correctly encoded MP3 file in the destination folder.
Part 2: How to Extract Audio from Video on Leawo Video Converter
By referring to the above tutorial on how to extract audio from video on VLC, you may be clearer on the detailed steps on VLC. Moreover, you may come to know that VLC lacks the comprehensive and advanced features in editing the videos or the options for the output audio formats. If you prefer more features while extracting audio from video, I will strongly recommend you to take a try on Leawo Video Converter. As one of the best video converters, Leawo Video Converter is able to convert video and audio files in more than 180 types from one to another with 1:1 quality retained and 6X higher speed, including common video and audio formats and even HD video, as well as iPhone, iPad and other portable devices video and audio conversion. Its advanced features mainly lie in its powerful internal editor which allows users for personalizing output formats, setting audio and video files freely. Without doubt, if you would like to extract the audio from a video file, Leawo Video Converter can easily help you to achieve the goal by following several conversion steps. For your good references, please refer to the followings steps.
Step 1. Download and install Leawo Video Converter on your computer. Click “Video Converter” to enter the conversion panel which is a part of Leawo Prof. Media.
Step 2. Import video file. Enter the “Convert” panel, click “Add Video” icon on the top menu to load the video you would like to extract audio from to the program. Or you can directly drag the video file from your computer to Leawo Video Converter instead.
Step 3. Confirm the output format. Here what you require to do is to extract the audio from a video file, so here you need to confirm an audio output format. You can open drop-down box beside the green icon “Convert” to choose “Change” to enter the “Profile” panel where you can set the output audio format. You can select your own preferred audio output format, such as MP3 or FLAC.
Step 4. Set the related audio parameters. You can just open the drop-down box to click “Edit” instead of “Change” in the main menu. It includes “Audio Codec”, “Bite Rates”, “Sample Rate” and “Channel”.
Step 5. Start converting. Click the big green icon “Convert” on the main interface to start converting the video file to a single audio file. Before it starts, you need to confirm the “Save to” route. Then just click “Convert” to start. Finally, you just need to wait and the conversion process will be completed in several minutes.
Once the conversion process has been completed, you can obtain an audio file with ease. But pay attention that, you can’t quit the program immediately during the conversion process, or the audio file will be damaged.
Part 3: Comparison between VLC and Leawo Video Converter
Before making your decision on which tool you should refer to while extracting audio from video, maybe the comparison between VLC and Leawo Video Converter listed below is helpful for you.
1. Basic functions. In terms of basic functions, VLC and Leawo Video Converter are both capable of extracting audio from video, but VLC is only able to extract audio with the very limited features, for example, it only has several output audio formats to choose while Leawo Video Converter is more comprehensive and could offer more additional output formats.
2. Original quality can be retained. Leawo Video Converter will not result in any original quality losses during the conversion process, but VLC may lead to some quality losses while setting some parameters to the audio and video due to the technology limit.
3. Editing features. VLC is mainly used to provide basic playback solution; therefore it is quite limited in editing the multimedia files, which only includes rotating, merging and cutting. But Leawo Video Converter is quite versatile in editing features, including creating 3D effect, watermarks as well as basic editing functions.
Part 4: How to Check and Play the Extracted Audio – Leawo Blu-ray Player
Once you have completed the extraction process, now you may be searching for a proper media player to check and play the extracted audio. For your best solution, Leawo Blu-ray Player can be the best choice you can make. It is a media player that is able to play all kinds of audio and video files with the best effects. No matter if you are playing videos or audios, Leawo Blu-ray Player can support you with the best output effects during the playback. It is able to provide more than 180 types of media playback solutions with ease and accuracy. With advanced image and audio processing technology, Leawo Free Blu-ray Player software could provide you quality-lossless image for even 4K video, stereo audio enjoyment, all regions free DVD decryption and user-oriented playback control. The playing process is also quite simple.
Step 1. Download Leawo Blu-ray Player and install it.
Step 2. Enter the main interface and load the extracted audio on the computer by clicking the “Open File” button on the home interface. When you have imported the audio file, then you can see it on the playlist immediately.
Part 5: Conclusion
It is a basic technique you should obtain to extract audio from video file for some special occasion. This is not a difficult task, and you can complete the extracting process on VLC with several steps. But if you prefer more advanced functions and features, maybe Leawo Video Converter is more suitable and comprehensive for you to complete the task. But this depends on your own preferences and needs. You can select the most effective and convenient way you prefer.