Tutorial to Convert MOV Video to MP3 Audio on Windows/Mac/Online

Lisa Ou

April 08, 2020 17:00 / Posted by Lisa Ou

MOV is a QuickTime File Format using the proprietary compression algorithm from Apple. You can see many files in the MOV format on Mac. However, there are still many platforms and devices that are not compatible with MOV files. Though MOV is developed for QuickTime Player, you cannot convert MOV to MP3 on Mac with QuickTime or even iMovie. To extract MP3 audio from QuickTime MOV video, you can continue reading to get the detailed steps.

Tutorial to Convert MOV Video to MP3 Audio on Windows/Mac/Online

1. What Is MOV File and Why You Need to Convert It

MOV is a digital container format used natively by the QuickTime framework. A MOV file contains video, audio, image, subtitle, text and more. MOV is a lossy video format that uses MPEG-4 codec for compression. You can open MOV files with QuickTime Player, iTunes, VLC Media Player and more.

There are two main reasons to convert QuickTime to MP3. For instance, you can extract audio from your MOV video for background music, ringtone, notification sound and more. You can extract the favorite soundtrack from MOV video as MP3 format. Moreover, MP3 is a widely-accepted format than MOV. By converting QuickTime MOV to MP3, you can solve the incompatible issue.

2. How to Convert MOV File to MP3 on Computer with Video Converter

Though there are many MOV to MP3 converter freeware in the market, you still need to consider many factors, such as conversion speed, file size limit, quality loss, watermark and more. If you don’t want to convert the entire MOV video, you also need an audio trimmer to cut out the unwanted part. Luckily, you can get the best MOV to MP3 conversion by using FoneLab Video Converter Ultimate.  

What's more, you can also use it to convert MP4 to MOV.

  1. Convert MOV to MP3 without losing quality for playback.
  2. Trim the video or audio length with any start and stop time.
  3. Support batch conversion for MOV to MP3.
  4. Adjust audio encoder, sample rate, channels and bitrate freely.
  5. The MOV to MP3 converter software works with Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP and Mac OS X 10.6 or above.

Free download, install and launch FoneLab Video Converter Ultimate on your computer. Click Add File on the top. Browse and add MOV files into the video to MP3 converter.

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To set MP3 as the output format, you need to unfold the Profile list. Choose any profile to get the compatible MP3 formats. Later, click Settings to adjust audio settings before the MP3 conversion.

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If you want to trim the audio length, you can click Trim on the top toolbar. Drag the start and end point under the Preview window. Moreover, you can click Merge into one file to merge several audio clips together into a new file. You can click the up or down arrow to adjust the sequence.

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After the customization, you can click Convert to convert MOV to MP3 format. If you want to convert multiple MOV files to MP3, you can check the elapsed time near the bottom.

3. How to Convert MOV File to MP3 Online

When you want to convert MOV to MP3 on iPhone or Android, using an online MP3 converter is a good choice. You can keep your phone clean without installing extra apps. The only thing you need to check is the maximum file size. Different M3P to MP3 online converters have different file size limits.

If you want to convert MOV to MP3 online with Online Convert, the total file size per conversion ups to 75MB. Moreover, you can convert no more than 10 QuickTime MOV files to MP3 per time.

Visit the section of the MOV to MP3 converter from online-convert.com.

Click Choose Files to upload MOV video from the desktop, URL, Dropbox or Google Drive.

In the Optional settings section, you can change audio bitrate, sampling rate, audio channels and more.

Click Start conversion to convert MOV to MP3 for free online.

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That’s all to convert MOV to MP3 on your phone or computer. You can extract MP3 soundtrack from any QuickTime MOV file with ease. If you want to convert MOV to MP3 files in batch, using FoneLab Video Converter Ultimate is your fastest solution. You can free download the program to have a try right now.

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