Extract Audio from Video using Windows Movie Maker

Windows Movie Maker is the video editor that is pre-installed with Windows OS. With this video editor for Windows, you can easily create video slideshows using your favorite photos, video clips, music or narration and some transition effects. It offers a multitude of options for editing videos such as adding music, narration or voice-over to video, removing sound track from video, rotating videos, converting videos from one format to another. At times, you may need to strip out the audio track or a portion of it from some video footage. With Windows Movie Maker on a PC, you can get the work done in very simple steps.

This brief tutorial will show you how to extract just the audio from a video file on computer using this free software.

Start the Windows Movie Maker on your PC. Click Add videos and photos, browse to your media album, find and import the source video or movie to the media editor. To separate and save the whole audio track from source video, you can click File from the top menu, then select Save movie from the drop-down menu. Scroll down to the bottom of the sub-menu, select Audio Only.

Extract Audio from Video using Windows Movie Maker

A typical file saving dialogue pops up where you can choose a folder to save the audio file, give the audio file a name, select audio format. In Windows Movie Maker Version 2012 on a Windows 10 computer, you have the option to export audio files as MPEG-4/AAC Audio File (*.m4a) or Windows Media Audio File (*.wma).

Click the Save button to begin the conversion. The process may take a few seconds or even minutes depending on the size and length of the source video. The final audio file will be saved to the selected path or folder in the specified format.