How to convert video to MP3 for free
Let's start this "excursus" among the useful solutions to transform a video to MP3 starting from the classic computer converters, which you can download and install both onWindows and MacOS andLinux. Below you will find listed those that, in my humble opinion, represent the best in the category.
Fre: ac (Windows / macOS / Linux)
Fre:ac is a free software for Windows, macOS and Linux operating systems that I suggest you consider. It is open source, very easy to use and allows you to perform conversion operations on all major audio file formats and extract video tracks, even acting in batch (ie on multiple files in sequence).
To download the program, visit their website and click on the link Self-extracting installer: freac-xxxx.exe (if you are using Windows) or on that Binary .dmg image: freac-xx-alpha-xxxxxxxxx-macosx.dmg (if you are using macOS).
When the download is complete, if you are using Windows, start the .exe file obtained and, in the window displayed on the desktop, click the Yes and Go buttons. Then click the Yes and Forward buttons again (four times in a row), then complete the setup by pressing the end button, and start Fre: ac through the link that was added to the desktop.
If you are using MacOSInstead, open the obtained .dmg package and dragtheFre: ac icon into the Mac applications folder. Then right-click on it, select the item Abri present in the context menu and click the Abri button appeared on the screen, in order to circumvent the limitations of Apple towards applications from non-certified developers (operation to be carried out only at the first startup).
After viewing the main screen of the software, click on the button with the leaf and the symbol (+) located in the toolbar, at the top, and select the videos from which you want to extract the audio. At this point, press the Puff button located at the bottom right and indicate the output location of the audio files.
Finally, start the conversion process by clicking on the arrow located next to the Playbutton at the top and selecting the MP3 LAME Encoder option from the menu that opens.
If you want to change the encoding parameters before starting the conversion, you can do it by clicking the wrench button at the top, selecting the item related to the codec you are interested in from the Codec drop-down menu (in the window that opens) and pressing the adjacent button.
MediaHuman Audio Converter (Windows / macOS)
Another tool you can turn to in order to succeed in your attempt is MediaHuman Audio Converter. It is a totally free program that works on Windows and macOS, which allows you to convert all major audio file formats together and extract tracks from videos, without degrading the original quality.
To download the program on your computer, go to its official website and click on the button with the logo of the operating system you are using, bottom left.
When the download is complete, if you are usingWindows, open the .exe file obtained and, in the window you see appear on the desktop, click the Yes button. Then select the item I accept the terms of the license agreement. and click the buttons Forward (four times in a row), Install and End, to complete the installation.
If you are using MacOSInstead, open the obtained .dmg package and drag theprogram icon into the applications folder on your Mac. Then right-click on it and select the item Open twice in succession, from the context menu and in the window that opens on the screen. In this way, you will be able to start the application bypassing the limitations desired by Apple towards programs coming from non-certified developers (operation to be performed only at the first startup).
Now that, regardless of the operating system used, you see the main window of MediaHuman Audio Converter on the screen, click on the (+) button, at the top left, and select the video files on your computer from which you want to extract the audio.
Now click the Format button on the top and, in the screen that appears, choose MP3 as the output audio format from the drop-down menu on the left and adjust the quality using the drop-down menu on the right, then click the Close button.
To start the audio extraction procedure, now click the icon with the two arrows on the upper right. When the process is completed, by default, the output file will be saved in the folder Computer Music (if you want to change this behavior, click the button with the wrench, select the Output tab in the window that opens and act from there).
Video to video converter (Windows)
You use a Windows PC and none of the solutions to convert video to MP3 that I have already suggested convinced you in a particular way? Then you can consider contactingVideo to Video Converter, a free software that requires no installation procedures to work, which is able to convert all major audio and video file formats together. It is very easy to use and also offers a feature to extract audio from movies.
To download Video to Video Converter on your computer, connected to the program's website, click the Download button located at the top and click the Click here item to download the ZIP file. When the download is complete, extract the contents of theZIP file just have it and run the file vv.exe.
In the window that appears on the desktop, select cittàn from the language selection menu and click the OK button. After that, in the main window of Video to Video Converter that is now displayed to you, click the Add Video button present at the top and select the video on which you want to act, then select the tab in the additional window that opens Audio Profiles, click on the item MP3 Audio and start the conversion by pressing the OK button located at the bottom right.
If you wish, before starting the procedure, you can also adjust the output song quality by acting on the drop-down menus located on the right sidebar and selecting one of the available options.
By default, Video to Video Converter saves the converted files in the Video Output folder located in the path where all the program files are located: if you want to change it, click on the yellow folder icon at the bottom of the main screen of the software and choose the path to export the files.
How to convert videos to MP3 online
You do not want or you can not download new programs to your computer and would like me to recommend you some online services, so you can convert videos to MP3 directly from the browser window? Said and done! In fact, below you will find what I think are the best solutions in the category.
123apps Audio Extractor
The first online service I suggest you try out isAudio Extractor. It's free, requires no recordings and, as the name suggests, it does one thing but it's great: extract audio from movies. It allows uploading files with a maximum weight of 2 GB and protects users' privacy by deleting all data a few hours after uploading.
To use it, go to its home page, click the Open Video button and select the movie on your PC you want to act on. Then click on the mp3 button that you find under the heading Select audio format and press the Extract Audio button located at the bottom. Once the extraction procedure is finished, you can download the obtained file by simply clicking on the Download link.
Another great online service you can turn to for success is CloudConvert. It is a web service that allows you to convert documents of various types, video files, audio files and e-books together, supporting all those that are the most popular formats. It has no annoying upload limits and allows you to act even in batches. It is free, but can be used for up to 10 minutes of conversions per day. To bring this limit to 25 minutes, you must register with the service. Alternatively, it is possible to extend it to 500 minutes (or more) by subscribing to one of the subscription plans (with costs starting from 8.54 euros / month). It is also worth noting that it protects the privacy of users by deleting files uploaded to its servers within a few hours.
To use CloudConvert, go to the main page of the service, click the Select File button and select the video located on your computer from which you want to extract the audio. If the file is on the Internet, you can also take it from there, by indicating its URL or by connecting to your cloud storage services (Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.), clicking on the arrow next to the center button and selecting the correct option from the menu that appears.
Then click on the menu next to the item a at the top of the page, select the item Headphones & Speakers and then that MP3. If you think it necessary, you can also intervene on codecs, bitrates, etc. by clicking on the button with the wrench next to the file name.
Finally, click theConvert button located at the bottom right and, once the procedure of extracting the audio from the video is complete, click the Download button next to the file name to download it to your computer.
If you have uploaded multiple video files, you can also download the returned MP3s at the same time as a compressed file. To do this, click on the All Files button located at the bottom right and choose the Download All item from the menu that opens.
How to convert video to MP3 on Android
You are using a smartphone or Android tablet and would like to know what tool to use to transform a video to MP3 on the latter? Then I suggest you try MP3Video Converter. It is a free application, very easy to use and thanks to which it is possible to extract audio from all the most popular video file formats, saving it in MP3 or AAC format.
To download and install the application on your device, visit the corresponding section of Play Store and tap the Install button. Then launch MP3 Video Converter by tapping the Open button that appears on the screen or by selecting the corresponding icon that was added to the drawer.
Once the main screen of the application is displayed, press the Select button and choose the video you are interested in acting on. Then press the Copy ACC button and select the MP3 format from the menu that is displayed. If necessary, you can also adjust the quality of the final file by clicking the adjacent button and making your choice in the appropriate menu.
At this point, type the name you want to assign to the audio file you are going to get and choose the location in which to save it, then press the Modify button. You can also type the title you want to assign to the song, the name of the artist and the name of the album by pressing the Info button and filling in the available fields on the screen. Finally, start the audio extraction procedure by tapping the Convert button, and that's it.
How to convert video to MP3 on iPhone and iPad
If you are using an iPhone or an iPad, you can rely on the use of to perform the operation described in this guide.Media Converter. This is an application available for iOS/iPadOS that allows you to convert audio and video files. It supports all popular formats and is very easy to use. It's free, but offers in-app purchases (starting at $1.09) to remove ads and take advantage of additional features.
To install the app on your iPhone or iPad, visit the appropriate section of the App Store, tap the button Ottieni, then that Install and authorize the download via Face ID, tap ID or password dell'ID Apple. Then start the application by pressing the Abri button displayed on the screen or by selecting the icon that has been added to the home screen.
Once the main screen of the application is displayed, press the (+) button located at the top right and choose the item Import videos from the menu that is displayed. At this point, select the video of your interest from the device's Gallery. If, on the other hand, the video is in iCloud Drive, select the appropriate item from the menu and continue from there.
After completing the above steps, press "I" displayed next to the file name, choose the Convert option from the menu that appears, check that in the Conversion Type menu the option is selected Extract Audio and select via the Format menu the mp3 format.
Finally, if necessary, adjust the settings related to the duration, volume and audio channels and tap the title Start conversion, to start the conversion procedure. The audio file you will get, at the end, can be exported by clicking "I" next to its name on the Media Converter screen and choosing the Open option in the corresponding menu. Alternatively, you can consider sharing the file by selecting the Send option.How to convert videos to MP3