How to Convert Mp4 to Mp3 Using VLC Media Player

This guide will illustrate how to convert Mp4 to Mp3 using VLC Media Player step-by-step. VLC Media Player’s conversion system is a little rough so requires a few tricks to get it working, but once you work out the gist of it VLC Media Player works very efficiently. Herein, how to get VLC Media Player to effectively convert MP4 files to MP3 will be revealed with this simple guide.

Convert MP4 to MP3 with VLC Player

1. Open VLC Media Player.

2. Click media, then Convert/Save.


3. In the file selection panel, click Add… and find the mp4 file you wish to convert.

Find file to convert from mp4 to mp3

4. In the convert window find your way to the Destinaton File field, type out a name for the file alongside the mp3 extension. In other words, if you want to name the file ‘music’ you need to add the mp3 extension by calling it ‘music.mp3′. This is where a lot of people muck up.

Type destination file name and add mp3 extension

5. In the setting panel, browse through the profile list and select ‘Audio – MP3′.

Select Audio - MP3

6. Click start.

VLC Media Player should get to work and convert the file, generally placing it in the same folder as original.

Why Convert MP4 to MP3

Many files from websites or video cameras are saved as MP4, which is a mixture of video and sound. However, for those wishing to isolate just the sound either for editing or to play on their MP3 player then some way of converting between the files is essential. Furthermore, one of the formats in which Youtube videos can be downloaded in to be replayed is the MP4 format.

Why VLC Media Player

Many people tend to use VLC media player as it is one of the more option rich media players. If you come across a strange media file that you find difficul to play, chances are VLC media player can play it. This is specifically the case for FLV files, or files in the flash video format, popularized by sites such as Youtube. Many programs or plugins that allow youtube videos to be downloaded store them in either MP4 or FLV format, which can both be played by VLC Media Player.

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