How to Convert MPEG4 to MP3 With Software

by Greyson Ferguson

MPEG4 (MP4) is a video file and essentially the movie version of the popular MP3 audio file. The file is stripped of non-vital information so it is easily compressed, making it the perfect format for mobile devices such as the iPod touch and iPhone. However, if you have an MPEG4 video file but want to separate the audio content, it is possible to convert MP4 into MP3 through the use of a third-party converter.


Open your web browser and make your way to a site such as "," "" or "" All three of these sites feature very similar video to audio converter programs. Download one of these files to your computer.


Double-click the downloaded file to access an installation wizard. Like most installation wizard you need to accept the license agreement, follow the brief set of prompts and click "Install" to install the program.


Select "Start" from your desktop, choose "All Programs," then click the audio converter tab to launch the program.


Click "Add File" and choose the MPEG4 file you want to rip the audio from.


Select an output location (this option is found on the side of the program window), then choose "MP3" as the output format. Click "Convert" and the converter program rips a copy of the MP4 audio to MP3 and saves it to your "save to" location.

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About the Author

Greyson Ferguson is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in film and television. He currently resides in Lansing, Michigan where he works on independent film projects and writes for numerous publications. Ferguson primarily focuses on computer and electronic articles. Greyson produces, focusing on only upbeat news stories with daily updates.

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