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3 Ways to Convert MP4 to MP3 on Mac

Written by Elena on April 27, 2018

Last updated: April 27, 2018| 4 minutes to read

MP4 is a “digital multimedia container” format that normally deals with video, audio, text subtitle and image. While MP3 is an “audio coding” format that adopts data compression. Due to the high efficiency of storing audio, MP3 files have become the de facto standard for digital audio players, music software and music streaming sites. If you want to extract and store up the audio portion of an MP4 file, you need convert it to MP3 format first and upload to your portable media player or audio program. Here we will introduce 3 free ways to convert MP4 to MP3 on mac.

Convert MP4 to MP3 with iFunia Video Converter

iFunia Video Converter for Mac is a professional and popular tool that helps you easily convert MP4 to MP3 Mac. The software has an easy-to-use interface and allows you to convert MP4 to MP3 with the original quality and fast conversion speed. What’s more, it can also allow you to convert audio and video in different formats, download videos from YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Vimeo, Dailymotion, etc, edit videos, rip DVDs, or upload videos to share.

Steps to convert MP4 to MP3 on Mac

Step 1. Add MP4 files to into the Mac MP4 toMP3 Converter

After downloading and installing iFunia Video Converter for Mac, Click the Media Browser icon at the upper right corner to import MP4 video files from Folder, iTunes and Device. More easily, you can drag and drop MP4 video files to the interface of the MP4 to MP3 converter. Batch conversion is allowed and you can customize your video file by trimming, cropping, effecting.

Step 2. Set MP3 as output format

Click the format profile icon and you will see the output format profile window. Check out the drop-down list and choose MP3 as output format. Besides MP3, there are many other formats. You also can change conversion properties.

Step 3. Convert MP4 to MP3 on Mac

Finally, start converting MP4 to MP3 by hitting the conversion button at the lower right corner. The MP4 to MP3 converter is highly efficient, and you can monitor by the convert progress bar.

Convert MP4 to MP3 in iTunes

iTunes is also a good tool for Mac users to convert MP4 to MP3. It is highly compatible and the process of conversion is simple. Check the following steps to know how it works.

Step 1. Import MP4 file to iTunes

Run iTunes on your Mac and then add the MP4 file you want to convert.

Step 2. Make importing settings

Go iTunes Preferences> General> Select MP3 encoder at Import using and MP3 quality at Setting.

Step 3. Convert MP4 to MP3

Highlight the MP4 file you want to convert and then click “create MP3 version”. Then you get the job done conveniently and you can export as you like.

Convert MP4 to MP3 Online

In addition to above methods, you can convert MP4 files to MP3 by the online free converter. Like Zamzar and Online Video Converter.

1. Zamzar

Zamzar is such kind of practical MP3 audio extractor online without consideration of computer OS. ZamzarMP4 to MP3 converter for Mac supports 1200 different conversions including video/audio. To convert MP4 toMP3 free, go to Zamzar website and follow the steps to start the conversion.

However, if you want to convert files instantly as a free user, the waiting time will be a bit long. The free version can not support bulk conversions and you need to convert them separately.

2.Online Video Converter

OnlineVideoConverter.com is a free online media conversion web application that allows you to convert any video link or file to various formats without the need to install any software on your computer. You can convert MP4 to MP3 by the following steps.

Step 1. Go to the Online Video Converter website and enter the link of the video that you want to convert or choose the MP4 file from your device or cloud storage.

Step 2. Select the MP3 format and customize your settings.

Step 3. At last, Click "Start" to convert. After completion, you can download the MP3 file.

These online video converters are free to use, but they work on your browser and the internet totally decide the availability of them.


Many users have trouble in converting MP4 to MP3 on Mac, the above recommended tools will be a good way. You can make a choice based on your needs. If you are looking for a high quality conversion with fast speed, consider iFunia Video Converter for Mac.

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