[Solved] How to Convert MP4 to MP3 VLC on Windows 10/Online

There are multiple ways to convert Mp4 to Mp3. VLC is one of the straightforward options, but the steps to use it is troublesome. Using EaseUS Video Editor is the best way to go forward as it offers enhanced editing tools.

Page Table of Contents

Jane Zhou

Updated on Aug 22, 2023

0 Views | 0 min read

Sometimes we download a video but have no time to watch it. Therefore, it's a good choice for us to convert the MP4 file to MP3 audio and listen to it. At times, you need to extract audio from a video and use it somewhere else.

In all these scenarios, we need a converter to convert MP4 to MP3 without losing quality. However, converting MP4 to MP3 may not be an easy task unless you have a helpful format converter. In this post, we will talk about tools that can help you convert video into audio.

Convert MP4 to MP3 VLC on Windows 10

VLC Media Player is an open-source video and audio player which is available on all platforms. It can play audios and videos in almost any format and any state. If there is corruption that damages your files, this player can fix it and make your videos and audios playable. 

Along with that, it also includes a built-in converter for both audios and videos. You can use it to convert any video format into another video format or an audio format.

vlc media player convert mp4 to mp3



  • Download YouTube Videos using the Network Protocol option
  • Normalize audio
  • Loop a part of the video and audio files
  • Support extensions
  • Record desktop and Webcam

Steps to Convert MP4 to MP3:

You can use the following steps to convert MP4 to MP3 with VLC in Windows.

Step 1. Click on the Media menu, and then click on Convert & Save menu. It will open the media menu to click on the add button, and then browse to add MP4 files. You can add multiple such files.

vlc convert save option

Step 2. Click on the "Show more options" checkbox, which will expand and allow you to enter the start time and end time. It is useful when you need to remove the start or end of the files.

vlc add video to convert

Step 3. Click on the Convert/Save button, which will then open another window. Here you can choose the output path and set the target format as MP3. Finally, click on the Start button to start the conversion.

vlc mp4 to audio

Alternative Tool: Convert MP4 to MP3 on Windows

Apart from the VLC media player, you can use other alternatives to convert MP4 to MP3 on Windows. 

Tool 1. EaseUS Video Converter

As the Windows converting software, EaseUS Video Converter can help you convert MP4 files to MP3 easily. It has a clear interface and supports 1000+ video and audio formats.

When having batches of MP3 files, you don't have to convert them one by one. Instead, you can apply the batch converting feature. And the quality can maintain the same during the converting process. 

  • Allow increasing the conversion ability with GPU acceleration
  • Support the 30X faster conversion for users
  • Convert media files to video in HD
  • Lead to conversion speed with high quality
  • Deal with single or batches files

Download this tool now!

How to convert MP4 to MP3:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Video Converter on your computer. Next, from the main interface, select the "Audio Extractor" on the left side. Then find your target video file, and drag it to this program. 

Import target file

Step 2. Click "Settings" > "Audio" > "MP3" to set the output file format. If needed, you also hit the "Edit" button to change the channel, sample rate, bitrate, and file name as well.

change output setting

Step 3. Click the down arrow icon to change the saving path at the bottom of the main interface. Once done, click "Extract All" to start your mission.

start conversion

Tool 2. EaseUS Video Editor

Although converting an MP4 file to an MP3 one using VLC Media Player is optional, the operating steps are cumbersome, and there is no way to trim part of the audio after you get the MP3 file. That is where EaseUS Video Editor comes into the picture. It can serve as a full-fledge video-audio editor besides a mere format converter.

Using EaseUS Video Editor is not a tough task. All you need to do is add files into the timeline by dragging and dropping them, edit those clips using basic tools such as trimming, merging, changing audio levels, and so on.

Some sound effects are also available. For instance, you can add fade-in or fade-out effects to your audio to make it more natural. Since EaseUS Video Editor can serve as an audio joiner, you can rearrange the files in any order you like and merge them into an integrated one. 

Once done, you can click on the "Export" button and then choose MP3 in the "Audio" tab as your output format. After a few seconds of waiting, you can obtain the audio you need.

Key Features of EaseUS Video Editor:

  • Convert a format to another one, such as convert FlV to MP4
  • A non-linear timeline allows you to edit, merge, and add multiple audio files
  • Change audio bitrate to make it suitable for your demands  
  • Create transcript using speech to text converter
  • Support adding voiceover

How to Convert MP4 to MP3 Online

Some users want to find an online alternative to replace VLC Media Player because they want to save their storage space.

MP4 to MP3 Converter is one of those optional online tools. Despite its name, this tool can convert MP4 files to MP3 files and support some more popular formats, including AVI, WMV, M4P, and MOV. 

If you want to adjust some traits of your file, check the box behind "Advanced Setting," then you will be able to customize the audio sampling rate, audio bitrate, and sound channel. You can even cut the file by manually typing the Start Time and End Time.  

convert mp4 to mp3 org


  • Free to use and user-friendly
  • The conversion speed is fast
  • The uploaded video/audio will be deleted from the server immediately
  • Keep your privacy safe

Steps to Convert MP4 to MP3 Online:

Step 1. Upload the MP4 file you want to convert.

Step 2. Find a drop list below the "Choose File" and choose MP3 as the output format.

Step 3. Check the Advanced Setting to adjust bit rate, audio sampling rate, and audio channels. And you can cut your file if that is necessary. 

Step 4.  Click on the "Convert Now" button to start the processing procedures. Then download the converted MP3 audio. 

Website: https://mp4tomp3.org/   

Other MP4 to MP3 Online Converters

If you wish to convert an MP4 file to MP3 without installing software, there are more online converters besides the one we discussed above. They are usually fit for small files. Check them and choose your favorite one. 


Zamzar is an online file converting tool that offers a plethora of file conversion tools, and MP4 to MP3 is one of them. Since MP4 files contain MP3 files inside them, it is easy to convert them into audio files that are small and favorable.

The tool also offers conversion into other audio formats such as AC3, AAC, MIDI, and more. It covers all devices, including Macbook, iPhone, iPad, Android phone, and Windows PC, so that you can freely process your files with it whenever you want. 

You can also convert more than the limited 50 MB size by paying a monthly cost. Along with the increase in size upload limit, you also get access to enhance concurrent conversion, online storage, and more.

zamzar video to audio converter


  • The processing speed is good
  • Support a wide variety of video formats
  • Create an account to track all your conversion


  • Limited to 50 MB in size
  • Privacy issues

Website: https://www.zamzar.com/convert/mp4-to-mp3/

Online Audio Convertor

It is a free online audio converter that supports over 300 different file formats, including video and audio formats. This tool allows you to extract the audio from a video file.

The advanced settings enable you to adjust your file's quality, bitrate, frequency, and sound channel. The tool also offers quick options for ringtone conversion, and you can directly add a link to video files from Google Drive, Dropbox, and more.

If you have multiple files, you can convert them simultaneously. Downloading takes less bandwidth as it zips all the files.

Music lovers can change the track's name and music metadata, such as artist name.

online converter video to audio


  • Support a large number of file formats
  • Support music metadata, i.e., track info, which is not available in other tools
  • Save a lot of time by using Batch Conversion


  • Limitation on size of files that you can upload
  • Privacy issues

Website: https://online-audio-converter.com/


Convertio is also a powerful online converting tool. And it's worth noting that Convertio can play roles as both a format converter and a multimedia file editor. You can cut, resize, and compress the videos and audios.

Converting files is easy. You can upload MP4 files from your computer, Google Drive, Dropbox, or URL. Then select the output format as MP3 from the available 200 formats and then start the converting process. It allows users to choose the bitrate, sound channel, and frequency of the audio.

converterio mp4 to mp3


  • Easy to use
  • Configure audio quality by changing bitrate
  • Offer Chrome extension for one-click conversion


  • The max file size is up to 100 MB
  • The maximum number of conversions is only10 files/24 hrs



It is easy to convert an MP4 to MP3, especially with the online tools in place. However, they come with limitations on the file size. While you can try the VLC media player, the operating steps are troublesome. 

If you need something powerful and rich-featured, EaseUS Video Converter is a good choice. It offers advanced features that help you convert single or batches files. 

FAQs About Convert MP4 to MP3

Here are some facts and answers to the popular questions you should know.

1. How do I convert MP4 to MP3 using Audacity?

You can use the FFmpeg library with Audacity to convert MP4 to MP3. Once you open the Audacity file, all you need to do is extract the audio and export it as MP3.

2. Can VLC convert video to audio?

VLC offers a built-in converter that can convert video to audio. It is available in the File > Convert/Save option.

3. How do I convert MP4 to MP3 on my phone?

There are many apps on the Android Play Store which can convert any video file to MP3. Apps like MP4 to MP3, Video to MP3, Video to MP3 Converter allow you to do that.

EaseUS VideoKit

All-in-one Video and Auido Tool

Be Creative Now!

Our Team

  • Daisy

    Daisy is the Senior editor of the writing team for EaseUS. She has been working in EaseUS for over ten years, starting from a technical writer to a team leader of the content group. As a professional author for over 10 years, she writes a lot to help people overcome their tech troubles.…
    Read full bio
  • Myra

    Myra joined EaseUS in 2017. As a big fan of Apple products, she mainly focuses on iOS data transfer and iOS troubleshooting tips. Meanwhile, she is expanding her knowledge and skills in other fields like data recovery and disk management. Myra is open-minded and likes both extensive and intensive reading. Other than reading and writing, she is also fond of mobile games and K-pop stars.…
    Read full bio
  • Sofia Albert

    Thank you, dear reader, for taking the time to read my articles and for visiting the EaseUS website. I hope you find my articles are helpful. Have a nice day!…
    Read full bio
  • Jane Zhou

    Jane is an experienced editor for EaseUS focused on tech blog writing. Familiar with all kinds of video editing and screen recording software on the market, she specializes in composing posts about recording and editing videos. All the topics she chooses are aimed at providing more instructive information to users.…
    Read full bio
  • Melissa Lee

    Melissa is a sophisticated editor for EaseUS in tech blog writing. She is proficient in writing articles related to multimedia tools including screen recording, voice changing, video editing, and PDF file conversion. Also, she's starting to write blogs about data security, including articles about data recovery, disk partitioning, data backup, etc.…
    Read full bio
  • Jean

    Jean has been working as a professional website editor for quite a long time. Her articles focus on topics of computer backup, data security tips, data recovery, and disk partitioning. Also, she writes many guides and tutorials on PC hardware & software troubleshooting. She keeps two lovely parrots and likes making vlogs of pets. With experience in video recording and video editing, she starts writing blogs on multimedia topics now.…
    Read full bio
  • Gorilla

    Gorilla joined EaseUS in 2022. As a smartphone lover, she stays on top of Android unlocking skills and iOS troubleshooting tips. In addition, she also devotes herself to data recovery and transfer issues.…
    Read full bio
  • Jerry

    "Hi readers, I hope you can read my articles with happiness and enjoy your multimedia world!"…
    Read full bio
  • Larissa

    Larissa has rich experience in writing technical articles. After joining EaseUS, she frantically learned about data recovery, disk partitioning, data backup, multimedia, and other related knowledge. Now she is able to master the relevant content proficiently and write effective step-by-step guides on related issues.…
    Read full bio
  • Rel

    Rel has always maintained a strong curiosity about the computer field and is committed to the research of the most efficient and practical computer problem solutions.…
    Read full bio
  • Gemma

    Gemma is member of EaseUS team and has been committed to creating valuable content in fields about file recovery, partition management, and data backup etc. for many years. She loves to help users solve various types of computer related issues.…
    Read full bio
  • Dawn Tang

    Dawn Tang is a seasoned professional with a year-long record of crafting informative Backup & Recovery articles. Currently, she's channeling her expertise into the world of video editing software, embodying adaptability and a passion for mastering new digital domains.…
    Read full bio
  • Sasha

    Sasha is a girl who enjoys researching various electronic products and is dedicated to helping readers solve a wide range of technology-related issues. On EaseUS, she excels at providing readers with concise solutions in audio and video editing.…
    Read full bio