Extracting audio from MP4 videos can be extremely helpful in many ways.
You can extract audio from an MP4 video and use either entire or portions of its music, dialogue, or cool sound effects for other video projects or put the extracted audio in your iPhone, so you can listen to it while jogging or doing chores. Alternatively, you can extract the audio from a recorded podcast interview and repurpose it for an audio podcast, etc.
So, in this tutorial, we will walk you through the 3 best ways to extract audio from MP4 videos for free. Then, you can easily use the extracted audio files for different needs.
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How to Extract Audio from MP4 by FlexClip Online
If you are a content creator, a podcaster, a business professional, etc., and need to extract audio from MP4 videos like movies, music videos, Zoom recordings , or podcast videos and edit the extracted audio for making YouTube videos, audio podcasts, or other videos and audio content, then look no further than the user-friendly and feature-rich FlexClip online video maker.
Extract audio from MP4 videos by FlexClip online.
With FlexClip, you can：
Create realistic AI voices by the FlexClip text-to-speech generator.
Upload your MP4 videos to FlexClip.
Add your video to the intuitive timeline.
Hover over the MP4 video > right-click on it > select Detach Audio > the audio shall be extracted from the video and added to the audio track. Meanwhile, FlexClip will automatically save the extracted audio in WAV format to your PC for backup or future use.
Right-click the video and select detach audio to extract the audio from MP4 video.
The extracted audio will be saved to your PC or added to the audio track or media library.
If you only need portions of extracted audio, you can trim or split the audio file with ease and adjust its volume or apply fade in/out effects.
Trim or split extracted audio for portions of music or sound effects needed, etc.
Use extracted audio for different video scenes.
If you need to add BGM or sound effects, just click the Audio tab > you can select from 74,000+ royalty-free music tracks and sound effects and layer multiple audio tracks to create depth and vibes for your video projects.
Add more royalty-free music and sound effects and mix them with extracted audio for sound design.
If your audio tracks have lyrics or dialogue, you can use FlexClip’s auto subtitle generator to automatically add burned-in subtitles to your video in click aways and with up to 95% accuracy.
Automatically add subtitles for lyrics and dialogue in your video.
Later, you can customize the styles of auto-generated subtitles or press “enter” to split long subtitles or merge two short subtitles with ease.
Customize the styles of auto-generated subtitles.
Easily split or merge subtitles.
Done with the editing. You can directly save the 1080P MP4 video to your PC, or directly share it to YouTube, Google Drive, One Drive, Dropbox, or even TikTok; a clickable link is also available for your blogs, newsletters or other repurposings.
Easily share or repurpose your videos.
If you need to convert extracted WAV files to MP3 or to extract the audio from your newly-edited MP4 video, you may use FlexClip’s free audio converter and video-to-audio converter to do it in a breeze.
Convert extracted WAV file to MP3 file for free.
How to Extract Audio from MP4 MAC Using iMovie
If you have a Macbook, another easy workaround to extract audio from MP4 is using iMovie, a free and built-in video editor on Mac. You can either directly save the MP4 video as an MP3 audio file or detach audio from the MP4 video and make some edits and save it as an MP3. So, here is how to extract audio from MP4 on Mac.
Extracted audio from MP4 video in iMovie.
Alternatively, you can trim the MP4 video for the portion of audio needed > click the Share button on the top right corner > Export File > click the Format drop-down menu > select Audio Only > select the audio format (AAC, MP3, AIFF, WAV) needed > hit Next and Save.
Directly save the MP4 as audio-only like an MP3 file by iMovie.
How to Extract Audio from MP4 VLC
If you happen to have VLC media player for playing videos on your PC, you may also use it to extract audio from MP4 for free.
How to extract audio from MP4 on VLC.
Launch the VLC media player on your PC > click Media on the top right corner > hit Convert/Save > click the +Add button to import your MP4 video.
After you add the MP4 video to VLC, click Convert/Save > click Profile drop-down menu > select Audio-MP3 > hit Browse and select where you want the extracted audio file to be saved > click Save > press Start.
The only drawback with VLC is that its UI is a bit vintage and the entire process for extracting audio from MP4 seems too complicated. Besides, you can’t trim or split the MP4 and extract portions of the audio file with ease.
Now, It's Your Move
So, that’s how you can easily extract audio from MP4 videos in multiple ways. Given the rich video assets and versatile video tools, FlexClip has the edge over iMovie and VLC. Please feel free to experiment with them all and share this post on your Facebook or Twitter and tell us your take. Cheers!