How to Convert MP4 to MP3

Moving Picture Expert Group 4 or MPEG-4 or MP4 is a digital format that is used to encode and compress audio files and encode and compress multimedia files that can contain video images, still photos, streaming audio and video and subtitles.

MP4 is very similar to MP3 and is one of the most common multimedia formats; however the need to convert from one to the other may arise from the need to extract audio files and present them in a more compatible and easier user friendly format. MP4 is also useful in viewing files on advanced mobile phones however the program may take up a lot of space on the device. As such it would be better to convert the files to MP3.
Most MP3 players do not support MP4 files. Videos, photos and other forms of data cannot be changed from MP4 to MP3; only the audio files from these data types are transferred. Converting MP4 to MP3 is extremely simple to do. MP3 is a highly popular digital audio format, due to its high sound quality and high compression rate that makes the files very small and easy to work with.

Many conversion software are available online, some are free while others require a fee. Some of the more popular conversion tools are Xilsoft WMA MP3 Converter, Easy CD-DA Extractor by Poikosoft and River Past Audio Converter.
Converting MP4 to MP3 is very easy, still, it is important that the computer system is able to facilitate the process.

Things You Will Need


  • Look for a user friendly, virus-free MP4 to MP3 conversion software.
  • Download the program to the computer and finish installation.
  • Restart computer once installation is complete, if required.
  • Launch the convertor program and follow the steps to convert files individually or as a group (if available)
  • Check audio files for sound quality once conversion is complete. If quality is not accepted adjust the conversion rate.

Do’s and Don’ts

Scan programs before installation to detect and remove any viruses using an anti-virus program

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