Wednesday, January 25, 2012

How to Extract Audio from your video on your PC




Hello friends,
Ever wanted to extract M4A from any video using Mac? Or you wanted to extract audio of any YouTube video you download on your Mac? Today I will show you how you can extract M4A on Mac or transfer video to M4A format.  M4A is used to store music on iPod, iPhone and iPad.
Say you got any music video and you want to extract audio out of it so you can easily share it with you friends. Whatever you want to do, you can easily convert video file to audio file on your Mac itself. There are many free software available for this task but not all are safe for use. They might contain malicious codes which can ruin your Mac without letting you know. Today I will use QuickTime Player to extract audio from any video clip on Mac.

How to extract audio from any video using QuickTime Player
If you are using Mac OS X 10.7 Lion then you can easily use QuickTime Player to extract M4A from any video as version for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion supports this feature. If you don’t latest version of QuickTime Player for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion please download one and install it. After that download Perian, it is a popular extension for QuickTime. Using this you can make your QuickTime compatible with video formats available in market. It is available for free can be downloaded from here [LINK] Install Perian and restart your Mac.


  1. Now open the video from which you want to extract audio (M4A) with QuickTime Player.
  2. Now navigate to File > Export. When the Export window comes up, select “Audio Only” from the Format drop-down menu. Name your file and click Export. Select “Audio Only” from the format drop-menu in pop-up. Choose any name for your file and click Export.

P.S.: If your video is too long you can trim output file by navigating through Edit > Trim. The yellow box shows your stat and end time. Save it and follow 2rd step.
Hurray! You have successfully extracted audio (M4A) from video file. Now you can use it with iTunes and sync it on your iPod, iPhone or iPad.

Feel Free To Ask Anything.
Hope you like it.
Enjoy and don’t forget to comment.


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