5 Ways to Easily Extract Audio Clips from Your Favorite Videos

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Sometimes you might only need the audio clip in a video file. You can use the raw audio to create a remix, dub in another language or insert it in another program. Accordingly, here are a few ways to extract audio clips from any video file including MP4, AVI, FLV, MPEG and more.

1. Use “Audio Extractor” Online

Audio Extractor is one of the best online tools to extract an audio clip from any video file. Apart from saving the destination file in MP3 or WAV, you can save it as an iPhone ringtone. Depending on file size, uploading the video does not take very long, and extracting the audio is just as fast.

Audio file MP3 Extracted from Audio Extractor.net

The quality of playback received from the above tool is brilliant. If you want to crop a small portion of the audio, use iTunes or WavePad audio splitter. This is really useful if you want to save your favorite movie dialogue as a ringtone.

Extracted audio clip from AudioExtractor.net

2. Convert/Save Using VLC Media Player

For Windows users, VLC media player has built-in capability to separate the audio from the video file. That being said, the method is not very straightforward. First, go to “Media” and click “Convert/Save.”

Convert or save in VLC

After that, a dialog box opens where you can add the video file to be converted. Check “Show more options” to select the precise timeline you need an audio file for. Click “Convert/Save.”

Convert or save in VLC with More options

Next, you can see a number of options for conversion. Select either OGG or MP3 as an output profile. Follow the next step closely, or you might miss an important detail.

Convert or save in VLC - file options

After selecting the desired audio profile, click on the wrench icon. Here you must provide a name for the audio profile. Click “Save.”

Create audio profile name

After you click “Browse,” it will save the above OGG file as a destination file. Otherwise, the “Start” option will remain disabled. Save the output audio file at the destination.

Convert Save in VLC FIle saving

3. Use QuickTime for Mac Users

Fortunately for Mac Users, the many steps seen earlier in this article are not necessary with QuickTime. You can simply open the video file in QuickTime, and export to save it as an audio file. Indeed, that is how it should have been designed with other media players!


4. Use Audacity

Audacity is one of the best software for versatile audio engineering requirements, and the best part is it is free and open source. For extracting audio from a video file, you only need to open the program. Click “Open Files,” and in the next window you get to select the file from which you wish to extract the sound. You also get to choose the format to convert the sound to.


5. Use Apps on Play Store

If you want to extract audio files on your phone, you will have to download a Play Store app called Extract Audio from Video. After importing the video file in MP4, 3GP or WEBM, you can choose the target audio format. Then simply click “Extract” as shown in the below window.

Extract Audio from Video Play Store App


Audio segments are always an important element in any video file. With the methods mentioned here you can now download your favorite video from YouTube and choose the audio portion easily.

Do you recommend any other methods to extract an audio clip from a video file? Do let us know in the comments.

Sayak Boral Sayak Boral

Sayak Boral is a technology writer with over ten years of experience working in different industries including semiconductors, IoT, enterprise IT, telecommunications OSS/BSS, and network security. He has been writing for MakeTechEasier on a wide range of technical topics including Windows, Android, Internet, Hardware Guides, Browsers, Software Tools, and Product Reviews.