In our daily life, you may face the same problem when you download some beautiful songs from YouTube or iTunes, but you can’t share them with your friends, because audio formats are not compatible with your friends’ devices.
Luckily, I will take converting MP4 to MP3 as an example in this article.
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MP4 is a multimedia container and supports not just audio and video but also text and images, compared with MP3, which is older and is only for audio files.
|MP3 is an audio coding format
|MP4 can contain audio, images, text and video
|Virtually any music player nowadays can read MP3 files, such as iPhone, Samsung, computer
|Not all players support MP4 files, such as MP3 player
|Released in 1994
|Released in 2003
|MP3 files can take up very little space
|MP4 files require more space and the compression methods are more complex
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Step1 Free download MP4 to MP3 converter on computer. Load MP4 Video. Click Add File button on the upper-left of interface.
Step2 Set output format MP3. On the bottom of the interface, click the Profile, choose General Audio > MP3 in the pop up list.
Step3 Edit MP4 video. On the top of the interface, click Edit button.
Adjust Audio Effect by clicking Effect button.
Step4 Convert MP4 to MP3 by clicking big Convert button.
Advantage: For Apple users, iTunes is a default music player on iPhone, iPod, iPad which also can be installed on Windows and Mac computer.
Disadvantage: f2fsoft video converter can convert 180+ video and audio formats, but iTunes can’t do it, the formats are limited on AAC, MP3, AIFF, Apple Lossless, WAV.
Step1 Click Edit>Preferences on the upper-left of the iTunes' interface.
Step2 In the General Preferences window, click Import Settings>General>MP3 Encoder>OK.
Step3 On the top of the interface, click File >Convert >Create MP3 Version.
Advantage: For Windows users, Windows Media Player is a default player, totally free.
Disadvantage: This software is mainly focused on converting CD.
Step1: On the top of the interface, click Organize >Option.
Step2: In the Options window, click Rip Music>MP3 >OK button.
Step3: On the top of the interface, click Rip CD button.
After converting MP4 to MP3, you can play on Android or other devices. By the way, you can also do MP4 to MP3 conversion with online video converter, no need to download software.