How to Easily Convert Mp4 to Mp3 Using Audacity

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In this video, I’ll show you how to easily convert Mp4 to Mp3 using Audacity.

In this video, I’m going to show you how to convert mp4 to mp3 using Audacity.

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Audacity is an open source audio editing application that is available for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Now, for audacity to be able to convert an mp4 file, which is a video file to mp3, or any other audio file that is available for export, then you need to add the FFmpeg library in Audacity.

Then how do you do that.

You need to come to the Edit section on Windows and go to preferences.

If you’re on a Mac, it’s under the File tab here.

Just click on Edit because we’re on Windows and click on preferences.

And once we do that, we’ll need to navigate to the libraries section.

And you can notice that we have the lame mp3 export library. This is built into Audacity but if you’re using the old versions of Audacity, it’s not available.

The FFmpeg import and export library is also available.

But if it’s not available for you, then you need to click on the download button here.

And once you click on this download button, what happens is that it’s going to open up the FAQ section, “installing the FFmpeg import or export library”.

And you’ll notice what it tells you is that it allows you to import and export much larger range of audio formats, including m4a, aac, ac3, amr, and wma and also import audio from most video files.

So basically, what you’re trying to do is you’re trying to use the FFmpeg library to help you import the video files into audacity, and then convert the video files into mp3.

So if you’re using Windows, you’ll need to come to this section.

For Mac, you go to the section and for GNU or Linux, you go to the section.

Just click on this for Windows.

And once you’re here, you can just click on the full instructions. Just click this.

If you don’t already have it installed, you can just click on this to download.

But if you need further instructions, you can just check from the section down here and follow along with this instructions is really going to work and help you a lot, especially if you want to do any extra editing of your audio files inside audacity, which is a very powerful audio editing application.

Now, since I already have it installed, I’ll just click on OK.

Now once I click on OK, I’ll navigate to the folder with the mp4 video file that I want to convert to mp3 and just click on it, drag and drop.

Now you’ll also notice there’s an m4a file here.

The reason why this is available, it’s also because without adding the FFmpeg library, it was not possible to import m4a files, which are very common nowadays with Camtasia because they don’t have the mp3 format.

So since we want to convert the mp4 to mp3, just drag and drop.

Once you drag and drop, it’s going to import.

Now once it’s imported, you’ll see the waveform appear here and since it is in stereo, then you’re going to see it here.

You can make any edits that you want to make to the audio.

Let’s say you wanted to remove a mistake to do things like normalization of the audio.

Let’s say you want it to be at zero dB.

To do some noise reduction, you can do any form of manipulation that you wanted here.

And once you’re satisfied, just come to the File, Export.

If you want to use Save as, Save as saves in the audacity, extension, but for the export is where you get to export to mp3, wav, ogg.

And if you decide to select as export audio, then here you have a bunch of extra options that you can do.

So we can click on this drop down and you’ll see all the different formats or audio formats that you can save to, but we’re interested in mp3.

You can check the bitrate mode to be constant at a quality of about 192.

The higher the better and the bigger the file size, but 192 kbps is good enough.

And once you’re satisfied, we can still rename this, let’s say

“converted from mp4.”

Just click on Save.

If there’s nothing that you need to change here, you just click on OK.

Once you click on OK, it’s exporting the audio at 192 kbps gives you the elapsed time and the remaining time.

So it’s almost done.

And once it’s done, we’re going to check it out.

So I already have the folder with the file here.

And you can see it here.

“How to set the default browser in Windows converted from mp4.”

As you hear, just title it and basically it’s that easy to convert mp4 to mp3 using audacity, a free audio editing application.

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