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How to Convert MP4 to MP3 in Windows Media Player?

MP4 has emerged as the most popular multimedia standard on the Internet. It boasts the same audio and video quality found on DVDs and is rated at a higher quality than the MP2 and MP3 formats. The format is also optimized to stream on the web, however, a number of audio playback devices continue to be slow adopters of the MP3 format. Or sometimes you may need to convert the MP4 video to MP3 audio format to improve your music library. As a result, a common task that arises for the end-user is to convert MP4 to MP3. In fact, if you have Windows Media Player installed on your PC, it would be much easier to convert MP4 to MP3.

Tutorial on Converting MP4 to MP3 using Windows Media Player

Step 1

Download Windows Media Player to your computer if you don't already have it installed. And Windows Media Player can be downloaded for free at the Microsoft website.

Step 2

Launch Windows Media Player on your computer. Go to "Start > All Programs" and click on "Windows Media Player" in the list.

Step 3

Open the MP4 file you want to convert in Windows Media Player. Go to the "File" menu, click “Open” and browse for the MP4 in the “Open” window that comes up. Double-click the MP4 file and it automatically begins playing in Media Player.

Step 4

Return to the “File” menu and choose “Save As.” When the “Save As” window opens, click into the box next to “File name” so that the cursor appears at the end of the file extension. Delete the “4” from the end of the extension and replace it with “3.”

Step 5

Scroll down the “Folders” pane in the “Save As” window and choose the folder on the hard drive where you want to save the MP3. Press the “Save” button. A copy of the MP4 file saves into the folder you selected as an MP3 file.

Extract MP3 Audio from MP4 with Professional MP4 Converter

If you are not satisfied with the output audio quality of Windows Media Player, a professional MP4 to MP3 converter: Pavtube Video Converter (Get Mac Version) is highly recommended to you. As a well-known MP4 audio extractor, it can easily handle almost all kinds of MP3 sound extracting issues. Specificly built-in 300+ video and audio codecs, this application supports seamlessly transcode any video to over various popular video (H.264, H.265, MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, etc) and audio formats (MP3, AAC, WMA, AC3 and more) on Windows (Windows 10 included) or Mac (macOS High Sierra included). For example, convert MP4 to MP3, AVI to AAC, etc. What's more, it owns many outstanding audio editing features like split, merge, trim, etc.

Before separating MP3 audio from MP4, you need finish the task of MP4 to MP3 converter free download at first. Then follow the below steps.

Three Steps Allow You to Convert MP4 to MP3 with Pavtube Video Converter

Step 1. Add MP4 Video File to the Converter

If you have installed Pavtube Video Converter in your computer, just run it. Then proceed to add the MP4 files to the program by clicking "File">"Add Video/Audio". You can also directly drag and drop the files on the primary window of the converter. The batch conversion features allow you to add multiple MP4 files to convert to MP3.

Step 2: Choose MP3 as your Output Format

Click “Format” > “Common Audio”, and choose "MP3-MPEG Layer Audio (*mp3)" as output format. BTW, you also can choose AAC, AC3, WMA, WAV, etc. audio formats as the output profile according to your request. 

Tip 1: Click "Browse" button to find out a proper destination folder to save the converted MP3 audio file.

Tip 2: If you are not satisfied with the default audio quality, just click the "Settings" icon to open the Profile Settings window to choose wanted audio settings, such as sample rate, bitrate and audio channel.

Tip 3: If you want to merge multiple audio files, check “Merge into one file” option behind “Settings” button, you can merge the ticked files in list into one single file.

Tip 4: If you only want to extract one clip of the long music from MP4 video, you can click "Edit" icon. Once the "Video Editor" Window appears, you can find many edit functions here. Go to the "Trim" tab to decide where to start and where to end when converting the selected clip, so that unwanted segments will be cut out after conversion.

Just drag the control sliders to include the segment you want to remain. Then click the left square bracket to set start point, and click the right square bracket to set end point. Or directly input specific values to “Start” and “End” box. Finally click "OK".


Step 4: Start to Convert MP4 to MP3 with high quality

Click "Convert" button to start changing MP4 to MP3. The conversion takes a few minutes and you can play the converted file on most Media Players. By the way, if you want to get more free ways to convert MP4 to MP3, please check this article.

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