Convert MP4 to MP3 with 2020 Updated Methods Professionally

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April 10, 2020 17:00 / Posted by Lisa Ou

Which one should I choose? MP3 or MP4? Is MP4 better than MP3?

Convert MP4 to MP3 with 2020 Updated Methods Professionally

Do you have similar questions as above-mentioned situations? Some people might feel confused about should they choose MP3 or MP4 as they have no idea that what they are. Actually, your choice base on your requirements.

1. MP4 vs MP3

Both MP4 and MP3 can be used for audio. But the type of data they store are different.

What is the difference between MP3 and MP4?

What is MP3 and MP4? MP3 is an audio coding format, while MP4 is a digital multimedia container format to store audio, video, images, subtitles and text.

If you want to view the videos while listening to music, you should choose MP4. While you need to listen to the audio only, an MP3 format might be better for you as its small size.

You might try to modify the extension of the video file to change the format, you will be reminded that If you change a filename extension, the file might become unusable. Are you sure you want to change it. Sometimes, this way will be workable. But not always. You will need some proven and more reliable methods.

2. Convert MP4 to MP3 with FoneLab Video Converter Ultimate

FoneLab Video Converter Ultimate is one of the top recommendations for you. It is more than an MP4 or MP3 converter, it also helps you merge video files, crop video file, rotate video file, trim audio files, remove audio from video, add video subtitles and more. You can download and install the program, and then have a try now!

  1. It is available for both Windows and Mac.
  2. It is easy to use.
  3. It helps you convert video and audio formats.
  4. It can edit video and audio files for you, including cropping video files, merge videos, rotate videos, trim audio files, etc.
  5. You are enabled to improve video quality, change video resolution, remove audio from video and more.

Below is the detailed demonstration for you.

Import the MP4. Click Add File button on the top, choose an MP4 in the window, click Open button. Or drag the video file directly.

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Find Profile on the bottom, click the box next to it, choose MP3 from the drop-down list.

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Click Convert button.

3. Convert MP4 to MP3 with Audacity

If you are a fan of Audacity, you can try it to convert MP4 to MP3. Below are the steps about using Audacity to convert MP4 to MP3.

Right-click the video file, choose Open with > a media player to open the video file.

Click Pause button to stop playing the video, then drag it to the beginning.

Run Audacity and click Record button.

Back to the media player to play the video.

Click Stop on Audacity until the MP4 finishes playing, then export it as an MP3 file.

Do you think that a media player can help you convert video format? Windows Media Player did it.

4. How to Convert MP4 to MP3 Using Windows Media Player

As a built-in player on computer, Windows Media Player always allows users to play video or audio with ease. Converting MP4 to MP3 using Windows Media Player is another feature you can learn from below steps.

Double-click the MP4 file and click Open with > Windows Media Player.

Select File > Save as > File name.

Modify the .mp4 to .mp3.

Save it.

If you prefer to use mobile phone to solve all these problems as their convenience, you can move to the next part.

5. Convert MP4 to MP3 on Android

You can find some apps like Android MP4 converters on Google Play and install it. Then you can follow the instructions to convert MP4 to MP3 on mobile phone.

If you want to convert an Android video format, one of the proven ways you can try is transferring the MP4 file to computer, then convert it on computer with simple clicks.

At this moment, you should need a powerful Android data transfer on computer. FoneLab HyperTrans is highly recommended to you.

It is a third-party software on computer to move data between mobile phones and computer. You can use it to transfer video to computer first as below.

Download and install HyperTrans on computer, then launch it.

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Connect your Android phone to computer with USB cable, then allow connection on your phone screen.

Select Videos on the left panel on the program interface, check the video and export it to the computer. Finally, you can convert video format.

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What if you are an iPhone user?

6. Convert MP4 to MP3 on iPhone

In the same way, you can also search iPhone video converter on App Store, and install it to convert a video on iPhone. What’s more, transferring iPhone video to computer and then convert it is also workable for iPhone users.

Download and install FoneTrans for iOS on computer, then run it.

Connect your iPhone to computer

Connect iPhone to computer, then click Videos or Photos > Videos on the left side.

Add Video to iPhone

Choose the video you want to transfer, then export it to computer.

After that, you can convert MP4 format with FoneLab Video Converter Ultimate.

That’s all about converting MP4 to MP3, you should find that FoneLab Video Converter Ultimate is the best choice for you. Why not download and have a try now!

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