How to Extract Audio from Video on Windows 10/Mac/Online/Mobile

How to extract audio from video Windows 10 without quality loss? Can you split audio from video easily? How to separate audio from video on Mac using iMovie? If you have questions about how to take audio from video, read this article and you will see the details on detaching audio from (YouTube) video in the best 7 ways.

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Jane Zhou

Updated on May 24, 2024

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Sometimes, when you're watching an MP4, movie, or animation, you might enjoy the audio clip in the video file. And the audio file may have no other resources available. In this case, how do you keep the audio alone?

Don't worry! We've collected the top 7 best audio extractor software, which helps you extract audio from video without any effort. Whether you use Windows, Mac, iPhone, or even Android devices, you will always find the solution to detach audio from video!

Part 1. How to Extract Audio from Video on Windows 10

For those who want to rip audio from video on Windows 10 or higher version, EaseUS offers two excellent audio extractors from video, which will assist you in completing the task in minutes. And one is EaseUS Video Editor, the other is EaseUS Video Converter.

#1. Only Save Audio from Video using EaseUS Video Editor

EaseUS Video Editor is one of the most popular video editing tools offering basic and advanced features. It helps you extract audio tracks from your video with one simple click, edit the soundtrack by applying effects or mixing music tracks, then export it as MP3 or AAC audio file like a pro.

In addition, it performs perfectly and professionally in video editing. With its aids, you can freely add or extract subtitles from MP4, AVI, and other formats, apply special visual effects, change video speed, or even do some simple and common media file format conversion effortlessly.

Now let's check how to separate audio from video clips on Windows 10:

Step 1. Download EaseUS Video Editor. Then, launch it and click "Import" to upload the video file. 

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Step 2. Right-click the video and click "Add to Project" to add the file to timeline.

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Step 3. Right-click the video on the track and choose "Audio Detach". Then, the audio file will be loaded to the soundtrack.

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Step 4. Click the "Export" button to save the extracted audio to your computer. From the window, you can set the video format, name, quality, etc. Before clicking the second "Export" button, you can customize these settings.

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#2. Extract Audio from Video with EaseUS Video Converter

Another program is EaseUS Video Converter, which is helpful to detach music from video when your video is in a niche format. 

It offers you a specific "Audio Extractor" to get the audio file from a video. As this professional converter supports more than 1000 formats, you can freely set the output audio format, including MP3, WAV, WMA, M4A, etc. And it even allows you to adjust the bitrate and other audio parameters with ease.

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How to extract music from video by converting on Windows 10:

Step 1. First, you need to launch EaseUS Video Converter. There is a specific "Audio Extractor" on the right side of the interface, and you need to choose it and click on the "Choose Files" button to upload the video.

Step 2. After importing the source video, click on the "Setting" icon to set the output audio format and select a suitable bitrate.

Step 3. Back to the interface and click on the "Converter" button to get the audio file from the video. If you need the batch conversion, the "Convert All" button is suitable for you.

Step 4. Then, you can find the audio file extracted from the video in the "Finished" tab.

Part 2. How to Export Audio from Video on Mac 

If you are a Mac user, VLC Media Player and Audacity will help you get audio tracks from video with ease. 

#1. Rip Audio from Video with VLC Media Player

On a Mac, one built-in media player, called VLC, can strip audio from video. VLC is a free and open-source portable cross-platform media player software supporting many audio and video compression methods and file formats, including DVD-Video, video CD, and streaming protocols. You can use this program's Convert/Save feature to pull audio from YouTube videos in a few clicks.

Follow those steps to extract audio from video with VLC Media Player:

Step 1. Open VLC. Go to "Media" > "Convert/Save."

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Step 2. You can click "Show more options" to select the precise timeline for which you need an audio file. Then, click "Convert/Save." Once you click Convert/Save, a dialog box will pop up to select the file you need to extract audio from.

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Step 3. Next, a Stream Output box will appear. You can select either OGG or MP3 as an output profile. Click "Browse" to set the name and destination of the audio file. Then, click "Start" and let the data stream. When the process is finished, open the MP3 file.

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#2. Strip Audio Track from Video with Audacity

Audacity is a free and open-source digital audio editor and recording application software. You can use it to extract MP3 from MP4 or audio files in other formats on Windows, macOS, Linux, and other Unix-like operating systems. Audacity is one of the best software for versatile audio engineering requirements. To extract audio from MP4 or other videos with Audacity is easy, do as following guides.

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Here is how to extract audio from MP4 with Audacity:

Step 1. Download and open Audacity on your Windows or macOS computer.

Step 2. Click "Open Files" and then go to "File" again and select the "Export" option and choose "Export as MP3", "Export as WAV" based on your needs.

Step 3. Follow the on-screen instruction to finish separating the audio from the video at the end.

Part 3. How to Detach Audio from Video Online Free 

Audio Extractor is a free online app that can help extract audio from video with ease. You can open files from your local computer, Google Drive, Dropbox, or a URL. Besides saving the detached audio file in MP3 or WAV, you can save it as an iPhone ringtone.

Note: This tool has a limit to your original video files. The maximum size of a file you can open is 2048 MB.

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How to Extract Sound from Video Online:

Step 1. Open the online audio converter (search Audio Extractor in Google).

Step 2. Click "Open files." And choose the format in which you want to convert the sound.

Step 3. You can click Advanced Settings to customize the audio files. Then, click "Convert" and click "Download" until the file is converted.

Part 4. How to Strip Audio from Video on iPhone/Android

Apart from those desktop video audio extractors, there are still some audio extracting apps for mobile phone users, including iPhone and Android. And in this section, we will show you how to separate audio from video on iPhone and Android

#1. Rip Audio from a Video on iPhone with iMovie

One way to separate audio from video on the iPhone is to use iMovie, the best video editing program for iPhone users. By default, iMovie imports audio and video from the same source into one clip. You can detach the audio from a video clip easily.

The extracted audio clip behaves just like any other audio clip in iMovie. You can re-edit optionally, such as move it, trim it, apply an audio effect to it, and so on.

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Method of extracting audio from video on iPhone:

Step 1. In the timeline, select a video clip with audio.

Step 2. Choose "Modify" > "Detach Audio" (or press Option-Command-B). The audio will then be removed from the video clip quickly and appears on the audio track (with a green bar) attached below the video clip.

Step 3. Now, you can save or edit the extracted audio file as you want. You can attach the audio clip to any other video file.

#2. Export Audio from Video on Android 

For stripping audio from video on Android phones, it's a little tedious to convert video online. But you can use an Android app to make it effortlessly. Video to MP3 Converter is a capable video redacting application that provides you four options: Audio Cutter, Video Cutter, Video to Audio, Output.

You can tap on "Video to Audio" and select the video file you want to extract the audio from. Choose either Simple or Advanced mode, then tap on "Convert" at the bottom to begin. When finished, you can either play the audio or set it as your ringtone on your phone.

Now, follow the steps to split audio from video on your Android phone.

Step 1. Open the application and select "VIDEO TO AUDIO" from the four options.

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Step 2. Import the video from which you want to extract the audio. Then, adjust the settings according to your need. You can select the audio quality and format with ease.

Step 3. Tap on the "CONVERT" button to start extracting sound from the video.


With the 7 audio extracting software introduced here, you can quickly rip audio from video on Windows 10, Mac, iPhone, or Android phones with ease. The audio extractors mentioned can handle all the standard video files downloaded from YouTube/Instagram/Facebook/Vimeo and any recorded videos.

Suppose you want to do more video editing work, such as creating effects like "Picture in picture," correct color, animate text/vide/effects, and more. In that case, we recommend you try an exclusive video editor, like EaseUS Video Editor, and it can help you extract audio from video Windows 10.

FAQs About How to Separate Audio from Video

1. How do I extract just the audio from a video?

Extracting audio from a video is not difficult. All you need is audio extractor software, like EaseUS Video Editor. With it, you can easily extract audio from MP4 or other format videos.

2. How do I extract audio from a video?

You can try a powerful file converter, EaseUS Video Converter. This software provides you with a  specific audio extracting tool, and you can import the source video to it and then customize the audio file format. As this software is full-featured, you can nearly choose from all the audio formats. Then, you can start the conversion, and the converted audio file will be saved on your device. 

3. Can VLC extract audio from video?

Yes. VLC can help you extract music from video easily. And you can follow those steps to get audio from video with VLC Media Player.

Step 1. Launch VLC Media Player and click on  "Media" > "Convert/Save" to use the file converting tool.

Step 2. Select the video from which you want to rip the audio, and set the save path. Then, click on the "Convert/Save" button to continue.

Step 3. Select the suitable output format for the audio file, and then click on the "Start" button to get the sound from the video.

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