How to convert MP4 to MP3?

In this blog, we have talked a lot about converting M4P to MP3. Some of the visitors thought that I could have made a spelling mistake by typing MP4 as M4p. As a matter of fact, the spelling is correct. M4P and MP4 are two different media formats. Let’s take a look first:

What is M4P?

MPEG-4 files with audio streams encrypted by FairPlay Digital Rights Management as sold through the iTunes Store use the .m4p extension. iTunes Plus tracks are unencrypted and use .m4a accordingly.


What is MP4?

MP4 is the official multimedia container for MPEG-4 video and audio. Although such video can be stored in a number of modern containers, including MPEG-2 PS/TS and Matroska, the development of MP4 is important because it gives hobbyists a replacement for the outdated AVI container which became the standard for MPEG-4 ASP (DivX, XviD, 3IVX, etc,…) video.

So in this post, I’d like to show you how to save MP4 video as MP3 audio. The freeware Clone2Go Free Audio Converter can be used to extract audio from video in a snap:

1. Download and Install Clone2Go Free Audio Converter

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2. Add MP4 File

Click the “Add Media Files” button to import MP4 files. Alternatively, you can click “File -> Add Media Files…” to add MP4 files. You can also directly drag and drop MP4 files to the left panel of the program.

Convert MP4 to MP3 using Clone2Go Free Audio Converter

3. Choose MP3 as Output Format

From the “Profile” drop-down list, choose MP3 – MPEG Layer-3 Audio (*.mp3) as the output format.

4. Start Converting MP4 to MP3

Click the “Start Encode” button to start to convert MP4 to MP3.