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There are countless music videos, educational videos, interviews, presentations and other material shared online that can be downloaded. However, maybe you just absolutely need to listen to the music or sounds on your mobile phone or on a dedicated music player while on the go, without taking along a big size of video. In this case, you need to convert video to audio. In this article, I'd like to show you how to convert MP4 to MP3, for MP4 is the one of the most popular video formats and MP3 is the most pop audio format.
Though there are many free MP4 to MP3 converter online, to convert MP4 to MP3 with original quality, you need a professional MP4 to MP3 Converter software. Here, FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate is recommended. This software allows you to extract audio from your favorite MP4/MPEG4 video files and convert to the most popular MP3 formats. Of course, this software also supports converting other video to MP3, such as converting YouTube video to MP3 and converting AVI to MP3.
Free download the trial version of this program and follow the steps below to convert MP4 to MP3.
1. Import MP4 files
Open the program and the click "Add file" button. Highlight the MP4 file you need and click "Open" to load file into the screen. The file will be shown in the conversion file list, see screenshot below.
2. Select MP3 as output file
Choose an output format, just highlight the MP4 video that want to convert and click "Profile">"General Audio". Then, select (*.mp3).
Note: After select the output format, you can click "Settings" to customize the output audios. For example, if you want to get better sound quality, you can click "Settings" button and set the bit rate to 256 Kbps instead of the default 128.
3. Trim the videos to get the part you need (Optional)
Simply click the Edit button to enter the video editing window, and then click "Clip" to trim the video and get rid of needless parts so as to get the MP3 audio files in the length you want.
4. Choose output format and begin converting
Click "Browser" and select a destination on your computer the save the output file. Then, click "Convert" to begin the conversion from MP4 to MP3.
That's how easy it is to convert MP4 to MP3 without quality. After converting, you can transfer the converted MP3 music files to your iPhone, iPod or other devices. It is also a good idea to put the MP3 on a USB flash drive you carry on your key chain, so it can be transported anywhere, loaded into the car stereo and shared with others.
Aside from converting MP4 to MP3, you can convert any other video or audio to MP3 with FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate. Also, you can convert video or audio to lossless audio, such as AIFF and FLAC. No matter you want to convert videos to MP4, AVI, MOV, MKV, FLV, convert audio to MP3, M4A, AAC, WAV, or convert video to audio, FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate can meet your requirements.