VLC media player is cross-platform media player and streaming media server. Other than playing and streaming videos and music, it can also help us convert media files from one format to another. When you transferred videos from computer to mobile phone and found they can’t be played, you can use the media player to transcode the original video to desired format; when you want to extract background music from movies, you can use the media player to rip the sound track from video. Today, we will show you the easy steps to extract audio from video using VLC.

How to Extract MP3 Audio from Video Files using VLC?

Do a search for VLC player on Google or Bing, then download it from its official site to your PC or Mac computer. Install and launch VLC player on your computer. Click the Media menu, then choose ‘Convert / Save‘ from the drop-down menu.

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The Open Media window opens. Click the Add button to browse to your media album and load the source video file into VLC player. Hit the Convert / Save button, the Convert dialogue pops up. Here you can choose an audio format from the Profile menu. For example, you can choose Audio – MP3, so VLC will create a MP3 file using the audio from input source. Also in the Convert window, click Browse button in the Destination file section to choose a folder on your computer to save the audio file to, and give a new audio file a name. Finally click the Start button to extract audio or sound track from the video source.

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When you are done, go to find the newly created audio file from the destination folder you have selected. You can then play it using VLC or any other player. You can also transfer the MP3 music to any other players and devices, such as your mobile phone, tablet, MP3 player, media player, etc.

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