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MP4 to MP3 Converter (Online, PC & Mac)

By Luna Davies | Last updated: Jan 11, 2019

How do I convert MP4 video to MP3?

Many readers ask this question, so I decide to write this post to give you guys a full guide.

For the millennial generation, I guess everyone knows about the MP4 or MP3 format. Still, I’d like to take some time to further dig out these two words. If you can’t wait to learn how to convert MP4 to MP3, just skip this part and go straightly to the tutorial.

  • MP4 (formally MPEG-4 Part 14) is a digital multimedia container format that most commonly used to store video. MP4 is one of the most compatible video formats. Basically, every computer, smartphone and tablet can recognizes and play MP4 files.
  • MP3 (formally MPEG-1 Audio Layer III or MPEG-2 Audio Layer III) is a digital audio codec. It’s the most commonly used audio format due to its strong compatibility. MP3 files are smaller than any other audio file at the same time, but offering similar sound quality to CDs.

In this post, I only focus on MP4 to MP3 converter for computer. You know, the desktop app is much stable and secure than the online tool in any way.

The MP4 converter that I use is AnyVid. As it’s called AnyVid, virtually, you can convert any video to MP3, M4A, WAV, and other latest formats.


First, please make sure you’ve installed AnyVid on your computer. It’s available for both Windows and macOS, and today I’m gonna demonstrate the MP4 to MP3 conversion to you on my PC.

Here we go, open the app, and click on the Convert button on the top navigation bar.

 Open AnyVid

Step 1: Upload MP4 file

Click on “+ Add Files” and select a MP4 file from your computer. Here, I just upload a video of Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford commencement address.

 Upload files

Step 2: Choose converted format

Click on the Convert button, and you can see a dropdown menu. You can convert the file to both video and audio formats. For instance, you can convert the MP4 file to other video formats like FLV, MKV, 3GP, etc. As for audio formats, you also have lots of options like MP3, M4A, FAC, OGG, WAV, WebM.

At the same time, there’re a wide range of video resolutions (240p – 2160p) and audio qualities (64k – 320k) for your choice.

 Choose converted format

What’s more, you can trim the clips - set the Start Time and End Time, click on the Start button, and it’s done! Meanwhile, you can edit the file name for the converted file as need.

 Trim the clip

You can check the converting process in the Library section, and the converted files will goes to the Video or Music files accordingly.

 Check conversion process

Except for MP4, you can convert other video or audio file to specified formats. In general, AnyVid is more than a MP4 to MP3 converter software, but an overall format conversion tool.

Beyond that, you can directly download MP4 videos or convert video to MP3 from over 1000 video sites with AnyVid, like YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Vimeo and more. Check the 1000+ supported sites >

Let me show you how to do that.

Go back to the Download panel, search for the video you need. For example, I’d like to search Steve Jobs’ speech, so I entered these keywords. As you can see, there’s a bunch of results displayed.

 Search video

Next, click on the video thumbnail to play each video in the search results. In this way, I can check which video is what I need.

 Play the video

Then click on the smart download button “MP4,” you can download the MP4 video in seconds. Or you can also click on More button, to choose other formats and resolutions. In addition to this, the video subtitles are available for downloading, and you can select the languages of subtitles as you wish.

 Select format

Amazed by the powerful features of AnyVid?

Get the MP4 to MP3 converter on your computer right now!


Feel free to tell me in the comments if you have any question or suggestion.

Luna Davies has been a technology writer for the last seven years, which covers mobile, Internet service, social media, and the good and bad of tech.

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