How to convert MPEG4 to MP3

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How to convert MP4 to MP3 for free

You are interested in understanding how to convert MPEG4 to MP3 and you would like me to suggest you gods free software useful for the purpose? Then contact the ones you find listed below. They are available for Windows, MacOS e Linux and they are very simple to use.


How to convert MP4 to MP3 with Fre: ac


The first among the useful programs to convert MPEG4 to MP3 that I recommend you to consider is Fre: ac. It is a free and open source software for Windows, macOS and Linux, which allows you to convert all major audio formats and extract the tracks present in the videos, even by acting on multiple files at the same time.

To download the program on your PC, visit its website and select the link Self extracting installer: freac-xxxx.exe (If you're using Windows) or the Binary .dmg image: freac-xx-alpha-xxxxxxxxx-macosx.dmg (If you are using MacOS).

Download completed if you are employing Windows, april il .exe file obtained and, in the window that appears on the screen, click on the buttons Yes e NEXT. After that, click the buttons again Yes e NEXT (four times in a row) and finish the setup by pressing the button end. Then start the program using the collegamento that was added to the desktop.

Stai using MacOSInstead, open the package .dmg ottenuto e trascina l 'Fre icon: ac in the folder Applications on your Mac. Then right click on it and select the item apri for two consecutive times, in order to go around the limitations imposed by Apple on applications from non-certified developers (an operation that must be performed only at the first start).



Now that the main window of the software is displayed, click on the button with the sheet and the symbol (+) located on the toolbar at the top and select the MPEG4 videos on which you want to go to act, then press the button Shop by Department, bottom right, and indicates where to save the output files.

Finally, start the conversion process. by clicking on arrow che si trova accanto to the pulsating Play (above) and selecting the item MP3 encoder blades give the menu that comes mostrato.

If before starting the conversion procedure you want to adjust the encoding parameters to be used, you can do it by clicking on the button with the wrench placed at the top and selecting, in the window that opens, the item Lick MP3 Encoder give menu to tendin Codec. Once this is done, click on the button Tax and take action on the available options.

How to convert MPEG4 to MP3 with Mobile Media Converter

Another program that, in my humble opinion, you would do well to appeal to to convert MPEG4 to MP3 is Mobile Media Converter. It is a software used for audio and video conversion that supports all the most popular multimedia formats. It's free, compatible with all major versions of Windows and does not require installation in order to function. Actually it would also be available for macOS and Linux, but these are very dated versions that I suggest you not to use, as they could cause problems.


Having made this necessary premise, let's take action. To download the program to your PC, visit its website and click the button Download now in the center of the page, then select the link portable che trovi sotto the dicitura Download for Windows.


When the download is complete, open the .exe file obtained and, once the program window is displayed on the screen, drag the MPEG4 video on which you want to act on it. Afterward, select the option MP3 Audio give menu to tendin Conversion to located at the bottom, click on the button (...), select the location where you want to save the MP3 file that will be obtained and click on the button Convert, in order to start the conversion procedure.

Please note that, if you deem it necessary, before starting the conversion, you can also define the quality of the output file, by clicking on the arrow located at the bottom right and choosing the option you prefer from the drop-down menu Quality. You can also customize the final MP3 parameters in a more advanced way by clicking on the button Advanced and acting on the options available in the additional window that is shown to you.

How to convert MPEG4 to MP3 with Adapter

Another software that allows you to convert MPEG4 to MP3 (as well as various other video and audio formats) is Adapter, which is available for free for both Windows and macOS. Note that during the setup procedure the installation of FFMPEG, a very popular open source software for the elaboration of multimedia files essential for the correct functioning of the program (as well as the optional one of VLC, the multimedia player that I will tell you more about in the chapter below).


To download Adapter on your computer, all you have to do is connect to its official website and click on the button Download Adapter. Once the download is complete, if you are using a PC Windows, open the .exe file ottenuto and click on your button Yes in the window that appears on the desktop. Then click on the buttons OK e Next, select the voice I accept the agreement and click on the button again Next (for six consecutive times). Finally, press on the buttons install e Finish.


Stai using MacOSInstead, open the package .dmg ottenuto, trascina l 'program icon in the folder Applications on your Mac, right-click on it and select the item apri from the menu that appears. Then press the button apri in the displayed window, in such a way as to start Adapter, however, going around the limitations of Apple towards non-certified developers (an operation that must be performed only at the first run).

Once the Adapter window appears on the screen, drag and drop the MPEG4 videos you intend to convert onto it, click the menu Select Output Format located at the bottom and selects the items Audio e MP3 Audio (* .mp3) da quest'ultimo.

Then start the conversion procedure by pressing the button Convert placed at the bottom and, at the end, the output file will be saved in the same location as the original one. If you want to choose a different path, before converting the video to MP3, click on the button with the ruota d'ingranaggio and indicates the destination folder via the section Directory attached to the side menu that appears.

I also point out that, always before the conversion and always through the side menu above, you can adjust the settings relating to the final file as you see fit, by intervening on the options present in correspondence with the sections Audio, Trimming etc.

How to convert MPEG4 to MP3 with VLC

Another tool you can rely on for converting MPEG4 files to MP3 is VLC. In case you have never heard of it, it is a renowned multimedia player, free and of an open source nature, which allows you to play practically any type of audio and video file without resorting to the use of external codecs. It is available for Windows, macOS and Linux and I have chosen to tell you about it in this guide of mine as it also integrates tools with which it is possible to carry out simple editing and conversion operations.

To download the program to your computer, visit its website and click the button Download VLC. Completed the download process, if you are using Windows, april il .exe file ottenuto e, nella finestra che compare sul desktop, clic sui pulsanti Yes e OK. Next, press on the buttons NEXT (three times in a row) e Install, then finish the setup by clicking on the button end.

Now that you see the VLC window, click on the menu first Media, top left, then on the item Convert / Save in it, then click on the button Add located in the further window that opens and select your MPEG4 video.

Next, click on the button Convert / Save at the bottom, select the option Audio - MP3 from the drop-down menu that you find next to the item Profile, indicate the output location by clicking the button Shop by Department, and press the button starts, to give way to conversion.

Stai using MacOSinstead, open the package .dmg ottenuto e trascina l 'VLC icon in the folder Applications Mac. Then right click on it, select the item apri click on the menu and click on the button apri in the window that is shown on the screen, in order to start the software going to circumvent the limitations desired by Apple towards applications from non-certified developers (operation that must be performed only at the first start).

Once the VLC window appears on the desktop, click on the menu Fillet, at the top left, and select the item from the latter Convert / Broadcast. In the new window that appears, click the button Average apri and select the video file you want to act on.

Select quindi l'opzione Audio -MP3 from the drop-down menu in correspondence with the section Choose profile, award your bottone Salva eats file, indicate the output location and click the button Go!, to start the transformation procedure.

How to convert MPEG4 to MP3 online

You do not want or cannot download new programs on your computer and then you would like me to suggest some nice usable services online through which to convert MPEG4 to MP3 from the browser window? I'll settle you immediately! In fact, below you will find those that I believe to be the most interesting solutions in the category.

123apps Audio Extractor

Audio Extractor is a free online service that does not require registration and which, as can be understood from the name itself, allows you to extrapolate the audio from the videos that are fed to it. It allows you to upload files with a maximum weight of 2 GB and once the conversion procedure is completed, all data is removed from the company's servers within a few hours (thus protecting users' privacy).

To use the service, go to its home page, click on the button Open video and select the video on your PC in relation to which you want to go to act.

Successively click on your button mp3 che trovi sotto the dicitura Select audio format and click sul pulsating Extract audio placed at the bottom. Then download the returned MP3 file by clicking on the link Download.

Online Converter

Another online tool that I invite you to consider is Online Converter. It is at no cost, quite intuitive and as well as to extract audio from MPEG4 videos and save it to MP3, it also allows you to convert many other types of files. It allows you to upload files with a maximum size of 100 MB: to get around this limitation, you need to register for the service and subscribe to one of the paid plans (with prices starting from 6 euros / month) which also allow you to get other extra functions.

To use Online Convert, go to the page of the site dedicated to converting to MP3, click on the button Choose files and select the MPEG4 file of your interest. You can also get the video from Google Drive, dropbox or by providing theURLby clicking on the appropriate links.

If you deem it necessary, then proceed to adjust the options relating to the conversion, acting on the fields and drop-down menus that you find in the section Optional settings located at the bottom.

To conclude, click on the button Convert file. Once the conversion process is complete, the file download will start automatically. If not, you can force the file to be downloaded by clicking the button Download that appears on the screen.

App to convert MPEG4 to MP3

Now I want to point out some Whatsapp to Android e iOS / iPadOS, which you can use to convert MPEG4 files to MP3 directly from your smartphone or tablet.

MP3 Video Converter (Android)

Che stai chello using è a smartphone or a tablet Android, to convert MPEG4 to MP3 I recommend using the app MP3 video converter. It is a free, easy-to-use solution that allows you to transform all popular video file formats into MP3 or AAC files.

To download the app on your device, visit the relevant section of the Play Store and press the button Install. Next, launch the app by tapping the button apri comparso sul display oppure selecting the relative icon which was added to the drawer.

Now that you see the main screen of the application, tap the button Select and choose the MPEG4 video of your interest, then press the button Copy ACC e seleziona l'opzione MP3 from the menu that appears. If you deem it necessary, you can also adjust the quality of the final file by clicking on the button 256 KB / S (VBR) and making your choice from the displayed menu.

Then, specify the name you want to assign to the output file and the folder in which you want to store it, by clicking on the button Modification, and start the conversion procedure by tapping on the button Converted.

If you want, before starting the conversion procedure you can also set the title of the song, the name of the artist and that of the album, by tapping on the button Information and filling in the fields displayed on the screen with the requested information.

Media Converter (iOS / iPadOS)

Che che stai using è a iPhone or a iPad, you consiglio di provare Media converter, a specific free app for iOS / iPadOS which, as the name implies, allows you to convert audio and video files, supporting all the most popular formats. It's free, but offers in-app purchases (starting at € 1,09) to remove advertising and unlock other extra features.

To download the app on your device, visit the relevant section of the App Store, press the button Get, quindi quello Install and authorize the download via Face ID, touch ID o password dell'ID Apple. Successfully, avvia l'app, premendo sul pulsating apri comparso sullo schermo oppure selecting the relative icon which has been added to the home screen.

Now that you see the main screen of the application, tap the button capacitor positive (+) lead collocato in alto a destra and seleziona la voce Import videos from the menu that opens, then select the movie you are interested in going to act from the device Gallery. If the file is on iCloud Drive, instead, select the item iCloud Drive from the menu and take it from there.

In Seguito, fai tap sulla "I" next to the file name, select the option Convert from the menu that pops up, make sure that in the menu Conversion Type the option is selected Extract Audio and that in that Size the item is selected mp3 (otherwise you do it yourself), then adjust, if you want, the settings relating to duration, volume and audio channels and start the conversion by pressing on the item Start Conversion.

When the process is complete, you will be returned a file in MP3 format that you can export by tapping on the "I" placed next to its name in the Media Converter screen and then selecting the option Open in from the displayed menu. To share the file, instead, choose the item Send.

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