ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How To Change Video Files to Audio Files

Updated on October 30, 2012

You've downloaded a bunch of videos that are accompanied by great music and you want to be able to listen to that music without having to watch the videos. It's possible, if you know how to change video files to audio files. This lets you reduce the size of the file so that you can have the music you want even when you are no longer interested in the video - or so that you can have the video files on your computer but just the audio files on your mp3 player. Doing that doesn't take too much trouble at all. You just need to get an Audio to Video software mixer program for your computer and follo some simple steps.

Here are the basics that you'll need to know about how to change video files to audio files:

  • First, you'll need a software program. You buy this software program from a computer store or download one from the Internet. You can get a really simple audio extraction software program which will basically just break down the files for you and allow you to extract the audio from the video. Or you can get a much more complex software program that will not only let you change video files to audio files but will also let you do mixing and other conversions. Which type of software you'll want to get depends on how much you want to do besides just change video files to audio files. The keywords that you'll want to look for when trying to find a good software program are "video to audio", "audio extraction" and "converter software". Some programs that you could consider are those listed here which include Extract Audio Converter and Power Audio to Video Converter.
  • You'll need to either download the program on to your computer or run it from the disk that you've purchased. If you're downloading it, make sure that you're running security software as well so that you don't get a virus from bad files. Store the program somewhere on your computer that you'll be able to find it again, such as on your desktop or in your music folder. This will mean ignoring the automatic prompts of the program and selecting your own file to store it in when that option comes up so pay attention as you install the software.
  • Then you just run the program. Each one will be a little bit different. But essentially what's going to happen is that you'll be prompted with a series of tasks such opening or loading the video that you want to convert to audio and then hitting a few buttons to select the audio extraction. You'll be asked what kind of files you want to convert to. In most cases, you'll probably be converting to mp3 format. That will allow you to listen to the newly converted audio files on your computer as well as on any mp3 players that you might use.

It's common practice these days to convert video files to audio files for use on any number of personal music devices. And since it's common, it's easy enough that almost anyone can do it!

Comments

Submit a Comment

  • profile image

    sarif 

    6 years ago

    nice

  • profile image

    black jak 

    8 years ago

    hi this so good , but i found this software {audio converter extractor max} , and found it on this site http://www.softwaremile.com

    i can extract all my audio cd's , and can convert it in the same time ,i can convert any video and audio files also

  • save my system profile image

    save my system 

    8 years ago from United Kingdom - London

    Nice one, but before checking that cross check about what is converting format of audio file so that there is no cluttering voice in between.

  • elmarko profile image

    elmarko 

    8 years ago from Ireland

    Nice one, that was bugging me for f******g ages!!

  • mrcoopr2010 profile image

    mrcoopr2010 

    8 years ago

    Excellent hub

  • freelancewriterva profile image

    freelancewriterva 

    8 years ago

    Excellent Information

  • intogadget profile image

    intogadget 

    8 years ago

    thanks for the insightful hub

  • profile image

    Daniel 

    9 years ago

    Frankly, I think this is a little unnecessary. "How to fix a car. Take your car to the mechanics shop. Pay the Mechanic. Wait. Congratulations, you just fixed your car."

  • profile image

    sameul 

    10 years ago

    this site is sick

  • orange profile image

    orange 

    11 years ago from Kochi

    Hi Kathryn,

    Nice and informative hub.

    Thanks for the link.

working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)