How to separate audio from video easily? To do this, you need to utilize a professional video processing software. This tutorial from MiniTool introduces some free audio extractors to let you extract sound from video with ease. Check the detailed guides below.

How Do I Separate Audio from Video?

To separate audio from video, an easy-to-use free video editor or video converter can do this. You can learn below for how to separate audio from video, by using MiniTool Video Converter, MiniTool Movie Maker, VLC, iMovie, Premiere, and some other audio extractors.

Separate Audio from Video for Free with MiniTool Video Converter

MiniTool Video Converter is the best free video and audio converter for Windows users. You can use this tool to convert any video or audio to any preferred format. Therefore, you can use it to easily convert video to MP3, namely, to extract audio from video like MP4, MKV, MOV, AVI or any other video file. It is a 100% clean and free application. Even novice users can easily operate this tool.

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Step 1. Launch MiniTool Video Converter after you download and install it on your Windows computer. On its main UI, you can click “+” icon to choose and load source video file into the program. You can add multiple video files to convert in batch.

Step 2. After loading the source video, you can click the Edit icon under the Target section. Next you can click Audio tab, click MP3 and choose a quality. After that, click Convert button to convert video to MP3 audio.

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Step 3. The whole converting process is very fast. After it finishes conversion, you can click Converted tab, and click Show in folder button to check the extracted MP3 audio file.

Tip: If you want to save the output file to preferred location, you can click Output at the bottom and click Browse to choose a destination folder to store the converted file.

Extract Audio from Video for Free with MiniTool MovieMaker

MiniTool also has another popular free video editor program that can help you separate audio from video for free. It is MiniTool MovieMaker.

MiniTool MovieMaker is also a 100% clean and free software for Windows. You can use it to easily edit video and create personalized video. It lets you trim video to remove unwanted parts, split video into small clips, add transitions/effects/subtitles/motion effect/music to video, etc. You can also add favorite pictures into the software and add background music to create beautiful photo slideshow video.

Most importantly, MiniTool MovieMaker provides numerous output formats incl. MP3. This means you can only save the audio in the video into MP3 format. Check how to use it to convert video to MP3 for free.

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Step 1. Download and install MiniTool Movie Maker on Windows computer. Double-click it to open it. Click Import Media Files to select source video and import it to the software. After that, drag the source video to the timeline.

Step 2. Then you can do some edits to the video if you need. You can trim a part of the video and only extract the audio from that part of video.

Step 3. You can click Export button at the upper-right. In the pop-up window, click Format and choose MP3 as the output. Click Export button again to start separating audio from video and save the audio as MP3 format.

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Extract Audio from Video with VLC

VLC is not just a media player but also lets you convert a video file to MP3 format. VLC is a free tool.

Step 1. Open VLC. If your computer doesn’t install it, you should download and install it on your computer first.

Step 2. Click Media -> Convert/Save in VLC. In the pop-up dialog, you can select the video file you wish to convert to MP3 audio. After selection, you can click the Convert/Save button at the lower-right.

Step 3. In Convert window, you can click the drop-down icon of Profile under Settings section, and select Audio – MP3. Click Start button and it will start separating audio from video and extract the audio as MP3 file.

How to Separate Audio from Video in iMovie

iMovie is a free video editing application for Mac computers. If you use a Mac, you can use iMovie to remove the audio track from video.

Step 1. Open iMovie. Double-click the hard drive on Mac desktop. Click Applications in the left pane and click iMovie to launch it.

Step 2. Next you can select the video clip in the timeline. Right-click the video and select Detach Audio. Then you can see the audio track of the video clip is now as an individual track below the video.

Step 3. Select the audio track, drag and drop it to elsewhere, and make it not located under the video clip. This can unlink the audio track from the video.

Step 4. Then you can right-click the video and click Delete to delete the video track. In this way, you can only keep the audio of the video.

How to Extract Audio from YouTube Video

The program MiniTool Video Converter also has a video download module. It is also a free YouTube downloader for Windows users. To extract audio from YouTube video, you can use this free tool to easily accomplish the task. Check how to do it below.

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Step 1. Launch MiniTool Video Converter. On the main UI, click Video Download.

Step 2. Search the target YouTube video in the Search box in the software, open and play that video, and its link will automatically appear in the address bar.

Or you can open YouTube in Chrome browser, open and play the target YouTube video, copy and paste the video URL in the address bar of the software.

Step 3. Click the arrow-like download icon next to the address bar. Wait a while, and select MP3 in the pop-up output format window. Click Download to start downloading YouTube music to MP3.

How to Extract Sound from Video Online

There are also some free online video converters that can easily convert video to MP3 format. Some popular online tools include:, ZAMZAR,, Convertio, ConvertFiles, etc. When using online video converting tools, generally you need to download the file after the video to audio conversion. Be careful with the adware.

The above ways to separate audio from video are free. If you’ve bought some advanced video editors like Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas, Lightworks, etc. they should also let you easily detach audio track from the video clip and only keeps the audio track.

How to Separate Audio from Video with Premiere

The popular video editor Adobe Premiere can also be used as an audio extractor to pull out audio tracks from your videos and save to a portable MP3 format. Check how to do it below.

Step 1. Launch Premiere Pro, and click New Project to create a new project. Type a name for the new project, and click Browse to select a destination where you want to save it.

Step 2. Next you can click Select File -> Import to load the video into Adobe Premiere. You can also directly drag the video file to the timeline.

Step 3. Select the video clip that contains the audio, choose Clip -> Audio Options -> Extract Audio to extract audio from the video file with Premiere.

Round Up

With one of the free video processing software above, you can easily separate audio from video and save the audio track in MP3 format. If you have any problems with MiniTool software, you can contact [email protected].

Separate Audio from Video FAQ

How do I separate audio from video in MP4?
You can use one of the free tools introduced in this post to easily get the audio track from an MP4 video. If you use MiniTool Video Converter, you can just load the source MP4 video, and choose MP3 as the output to extract audio as MP3 format.
How can I extract audio from a video for free?
By using a free video converter or video editor, you can detach the audio from a video for free. You can check the tools and guides in this post.
How do I separate audio from video in Movie Maker?
If you mean free Window Movie Maker, you can load the video into Windows Movie Maker, right-click the video and select Detach Audio option. The audio track will be separated and located on music track timeline. You can right-click the audio track to edit and export it.
How do I separate audio from video on iPhone?
You can download iMovie for iOS on your iPhone device. Tap the target video clip in the timeline and tap Actions button to tap Detach. A new audio track will appear under the video clip.
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