How to extract audio using VLC Media Player

As a video editor and composing Audio files, you always need to extract an audio file from a video. The free VLC media player can do this jo easily without external software or video editor program. You might don’t know but VLC is very useful and there are tons of built-in features within VLC to use. While free to download and use forever.

Why do you need to the extraction of the audio file?

Mostly, YouTubers and other video editor need to extract audio file specifically for the removal of noise and adding some effect such as fade, volume levelling, and silent duration. Using Video editor rendering the whole file to extract and need more time. While the heavy job you can perform with easy few steps as follows:

Extract Audio from Video file using VLC Media Player

VLC supports almost every format and runs the file smoothly. You can use the tools of extraction to browse the path and then add the destination to save separate audio file in your local storage.

Converion steps

Using a PC or laptop, open your VLC Media Player then click on the Media from the menu. Scroll down and click on the Convert/Save. You can also use the Shortcut keys Ctrl + R. Refer to the screenshot below.

Open VLC Media Player Menu

In the Open Media window, go to the first file for file selection. You can add local files from your PC or laptop by clicking the +Add button to browse and select the file. Now click the Convert/Save button at the bottom as highlighted in the screenshot.

Add video file to extract audio

Convert window showing multiple options to define the conversion as need. Showing Source path of the selected file. Choose the Setting to Convert option.

VLC Audio file extract convert settings

In the Profile section, select the Audio MP3 or any option from MP3, Flac and CD. Click on the Settings option to Edit Selected Profile further. Review the encapsulation and Audio Codec. Choose MP3 or other options from the drop-down menu such as MPEG Audio, MPEG 4 Audio, AAC, A52/AC-3, Vorbis, Flac, Opus, Speex, Wav and WMA 2.

You can also change BitrateChannels and Sample Rate.

After selection of settings, provide the path for Destination file to save the MP3 output file in a similar path. Now click on the Save button to save your file.

Profile Edition Audio codec Settings VLC

Using VLC media player for extraction of audio files with few easy steps to use instead of trying other paid apps and software. There is no additional software need to install in your PC and utilize the available extraction software within your PC

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