Extract Audio from MP4 Files

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MP4 or MPEG-4 is a multimedia encoding format predominately used for storage of digital audio and video. Today MP4 is widely used for sharing the videos via the Internet. In addition MPEG-4 video format is supportable with numerous media players and devices. Sometimes it happens that you've downloaded YouTube music videos, but don't know how to extract audio from these MP4 files. In other words you need to convert the downloaded MP4 video to MP3. If the questions like this bother you, when SoundTaxi Media Converter will help you to overcome this problem in three easy steps.

Guide on How to extract Audio from MP4 files

First of all, you need to download the latest SoundTaxi version and install it on your PC. The download link and all necessary information about the product is largely presented on SoundTaxi Official Website. You can be sure that the program downloading is absolutely secure for you PC. SoundTaxi was hosted and tested on many tech media websites and no Trojans, Adware, Spyware or Viruses were found.

Step 1 Customize Settings

Open SoundTaxi Settings and find “Encoder for video files”. Please choose 'MP3 - MPEG Layer-3 Audio' or 'AAC – MPEG4 Audio' from the drop-down list. When close the Settings window by clicking on “OK”.

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Step 2 Choose the files for conversion

Now click on the “Select files” button and open MP4 files you are going to convert in the main program window.

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Drag&drop option is available as well. To save time just open the folder with the desired files and drop them to the main program window.

Step 3 Extract Audio from MP4

Finally click on the “Convert” button and the program will start encoding your MP4 video to MP3. The conversion process won't take you more than a few minutes.


SoundTaxi converter provides the automatic conversion feature as well. To enable this option please open Settings and mark “Start conversion automatically”.

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Converted MP4 to MP3 files location

To choose the desired location for the converted audio files please open the program Settings.


“Convert to” settings section offers you three possible variants.

If you mark "Output Folder", your converted MP3 audio files will be stocked in the folder set as “Output folder” in the field blow. You can choose the desired folder to save the converted items by clicking the “Select” button. It's possible to type the full path to this folder in the specified field.

In case you mark “Same folder” the encoded mp4 videos to mp3 will be stored in the same folder with the originals.

Finally, “Subfolder ‘Converted’ in source folder” option gives you the opportunity to place the extracted MP3 files in the subfolder 'Converted' that is located in the folder with the original MP4 videos.

In “When output file exists” section you can avoid the duplication of files with the same name. For this purpose choose one of the presented options “Don't convert file” or "Create unique name”.

If you want to replace the already converted files, when select “Overwrite existing file” option.

SoundTaxi will help you to convert all your media in a simple and prompt way.

Mind that you need SoundTaxi Pro+VideoRip version to extract audio MP3 from MP4 video files.

Besides we can offer you one more awesome software MediaBuddy capable to convert video MP4 to audio MP3. Its easy-to-assemble program settings and flexible GUI will help you to convert files with high possible results. Discover these softs and compare their main characteristics.

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