- Extracting MP3 audio from a video file is relatively easy.
- There are many tools that will help you with this type of conversion.
- You can even use a VLC media player on your PC to convert video to mp3.
Do you want to extract audio from a YouTube video? And not only YouTube.
With the free program VLC, you can easily convert any video file to an mp3.
While most video podcasts have also audio versions on platforms such as iTunes, Spotify, or Google Podcasts, you can easily make your own audio version of any video by using a popular media player called VLC. In this article, we will show you how to use the VLC media player to convert video formats to an mp3.
Important: You are allowed to download and convert your personal YouTube videos, public domain, and non-copyrighted videos, but it is illegal to convert and download copyrighted videos without the permission of their owner.
YouTube forbids anyone from downloading videos and music. Here’s the part of YouTube’s Terms of Service:
“You shall not download any content unless you see a ‘download’ or similar link displayed by YouTube on the Service for that content. You shall not copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, broadcast, display, sell, license, or otherwise exploit any content for any other purposes without the prior written consent of YouTube or the respective licensors of the content.”
With this important information in mind, let’s check out how you can convert YouTube videos into audio files.
Convert Video to MP3 With VLC Media Player
STEP 1: Open VLC on your device.
STEP 2: Select Media and click on Convert / Save.
STEP 3: Now you should see the Open Media window. Click Add to import your video file.
STEP 4: After you find a file you want to convert, click the Convert / Save button.
STEP 5: In the Convert window, browse for a destination you want to save the MP3 file. Here is a place where you name the file with an MP3 extension and click the Save button.
STEP 6: Under Settings, in Profile choose Audio – MP3.
STEP 7: Click the Start button.
The conversion to MP3 format will begin immediately. You can see the progress of conversion by the VLC slider. Once the slider reaches the end, you can browse and locate the destination audio file.
Why Convert Video to Audio?
- Audio files can be downloaded faster.
- Audio files are compatible with more devices.
- To save storage space on digital devices.
- Extract audio, classic dialogue, background music from videos.
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