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#455824 - 02/05/18 01:03 PM [Off-Topic] MP4 to MP3
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I am looking for a simple way to convert and mp4 video into mp3 only, or extract the audio from an mp4 to make an mp3.

Does anyone have a recommendation for a program that could possibly batch convert these?

Free would be great, but isn't absolutely necessary.

Thanks.
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#455831 - 02/05/18 01:26 PM [Off-Topic] Re: MP4 to MP3 [Re: HearToLearn]
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Hi, I understand Audacity will do it https://mikebeach.org/2012/11/26/convert-a-video-to-an-audio-file-using-audacity/ is an article. Audacity is free and a good handy audio editing program you will find heaps of uses for.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zfyQaXNPOOE

To add the required plugins https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xePs6KaOG-Q

Tony


Edited by Teunis (02/05/18 02:02 PM)
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#455838 - 02/05/18 03:23 PM [Off-Topic] Re: MP4 to MP3 [Re: HearToLearn]
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Most free or cheap wav editors will do that. Here’s a free on line converter. I haven’t vetted it.

https://www.onlinevideoconverter.com/convert-mp4-to-mp3

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#455841 - 02/05/18 03:31 PM [Off-Topic] Re: MP4 to MP3 [Re: HearToLearn]
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Google it. There are dozens of utilities out there to do this.
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#455866 - 02/05/18 04:52 PM [Off-Topic] Re: MP4 to MP3 [Re: HearToLearn]
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I believe RealBand can do it too

Oh, just saw the part about batch processing.. I don't think RB does that. But it will load a single MP4 and then you can export it as MP3 or WAV or whatever other formats are supported by RB

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#455887 - 02/05/18 06:24 PM [Off-Topic] Re: MP4 to MP3 [Re: Teunis]
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Originally Posted By: Teunis
Hi, I understand Audacity will do it https://mikebeach.org/2012/11/26/convert-a-video-to-an-audio-file-using-audacity/ is an article. Audacity is free and a good handy audio editing program you will find heaps of uses for.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zfyQaXNPOOE

To add the required plugins https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xePs6KaOG-Q

Tony


thanks. I'll have to give that a try.
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#455888 - 02/05/18 06:25 PM [Off-Topic] Re: MP4 to MP3 [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Most free or cheap wav editors will do that. Here’s a free on line converter. I haven’t vetted it.

https://www.onlinevideoconverter.com/convert-mp4-to-mp3

Bud


I've seen a few of these, but always am worried about d/ling more than I bargained for. Thanks smile
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#455889 - 02/05/18 06:26 PM [Off-Topic] Re: MP4 to MP3 [Re: eddie1261]
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Google it. There are dozens of utilities out there to do this.


Yeah..that's where I started. I'm just not a big believer in d/ling a bunch of utilities from sources I don't know. Tis the reason I'm asking here. To find one, isn't hard. To find something I trust, MUCH harder.
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#455891 - 02/05/18 06:28 PM [Off-Topic] Re: MP4 to MP3 [Re: Pat Marr]
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Originally Posted By: Pat Marr
I believe RealBand can do it too

Oh, just saw the part about batch processing.. I don't think RB does that. But it will load a single MP4 and then you can export it as MP3 or WAV or whatever other formats are supported by RB


Thanks Pat! I wouldn't have thought to even try that. You are right about the batch conversion part, but it's still good to know of this feature. I'm ALWAYS learning.

Thanks!
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#455892 - 02/05/18 06:31 PM [Off-Topic] Re: MP4 to MP3 [Re: HearToLearn]
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Thing is that moist of us have tools that we have had for a long time and haven't had to deal with this in a while. I use Adobe Audition, but it is not free.
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#455936 - 02/06/18 04:43 AM [Off-Topic] Re: MP4 to MP3 [Re: Teunis]
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Originally Posted By: Teunis
Hi, I understand Audacity will do it https://mikebeach.org/2012/11/26/convert-a-video-to-an-audio-file-using-audacity/ is an article. Audacity is free and a good handy audio editing program you will find heaps of uses for.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zfyQaXNPOOE

To add the required plugins https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xePs6KaOG-Q

Tony




I tested it this morning and Audacity does in fact open an MP4 file as audio. I had always used a more complex way to extract audio from an MP4 in Audacity. I learned something new. Thanks for posting this.
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#455991 - 02/06/18 08:55 AM [Off-Topic] Re: MP4 to MP3 [Re: HearToLearn]
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Apparently VLC has one built in as well if anyone is interested.
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#456111 - 02/06/18 09:52 PM [Off-Topic] Re: MP4 to MP3 [Re: HearToLearn]
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I use Fre:Ac

https://www.freac.org/

It's excellent open-source software and will do batch conversions. It also offers a great deal of control over the quality of the final product.
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#456180 - 02/07/18 06:24 AM [Off-Topic] Re: MP4 to MP3 [Re: HearToLearn]
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Someone else said - but Audacity is a safe bet for doing this. Fre:Ac is supposedly good, but I've never used it myself.
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