20 Seconds, Convert (YouTube) Videos to MP3 for Free with High Quality

Want to extract audio from recorded or download videos/movies and save it as MP3, or convert YouTube music videos to MP3 song for listening on portable devices? No matter when you rush into a need for converting video to MP3 file, this post provides best free solution. A stellar free video to MP3 converter is gonna help convert MP4, AVI, WMV, MPEG, MOV, FLV (YouTube), MKV, M2TS, AVCHD, MOD and many more to MP3 audio without quality loss in 3 easy steps on Windows (10). Converting a 5-minute YouTube music video to MP3 only costs 20 seconds (also depend on internet speed).

Absolutely Free Way to Convert Various Videos to MP3

WinX Video Converter, always the first choice of users, has gained a very popular reputation and much favorable comments from users over the past 11 years. It is known for free, fast, clean, secure, easy-to-use, and fully compatible with Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP.

This battle-hardened free Windows (10) video converter is known for capable of converting most input videos to MP3, AAC, iPhone Ringtone, AC3, etc. with lossless quality, as well as converting any mainstream videos like HD videos MKV, AVCHD, MTS, M2TS; SD videos MP4, AVI, WMV, MPEG, H.264, MOV; Online videos like YouTube FLV, 3GP, WebM, etc., just name a few. It equips with 300+ output audio/video codecs and 280+ device profiles incl. latest iPhone iPad models. Batch converting is available. The conversion speed is 15-20x real time faster.

You can also trim a preferred video clip and convert a specific part to MP3. Also, you can merge several videos and output into one single MP3 audio file. Besides, if you want to get a desired output audio effect, this free video to MP3 converter allows you to freely adjust audio codec, bit rate, channel, sample rate.

How to Convert YouTube Video to MP3 for Free?

Since WinX Video Converter is 100% clean and safe, you could rest assured to download and install free WinX Video Converter on your Windows (10) PC. Then follow the step-by-step guide to easily convert video to MP3, rip MP3 from YouTube video, or extract audio from any other 4K/HD/SD video and save it as MP3.

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Step 1: Load source video file
Run the best free video to MP3 converter. Click + Video button on the top-left corner to open the video selection window to add source video file into the software. You can add more than one video files at a time.

Step 2: Choose MP3 as output
After you chose the input video file, you can see a pop-up Output Profile window. Select to Music > MP3 as the output profile. You can click Edit icon to trim video clip, or click that wheel icon to open parameter settings window to freely change audio codec, channel, sample rate, etc.

Step 3: Start Converting video to MP3
On the bottom of the program, you can click Browse button to select a destination folder to save the MP3 file. Then start extracting audio from video and convert it to MP3 by hitting RUN button. 5 minutes YouTube music video can be converted to MP3 within 20 seconds.

Afterwards, you can play the MP3 file in iTunes, iPhone, iPad, Android and other MP3 players or set it as ringtone as you wish.

Convert MP4 Files on Windows (10)? Freeware Is Powerful Enough!

Part 1: What’s the Best Free MP4 Video Converter?
Part 2: Full Comparison of 5 Top MP4 Converter
Part 3: [Tutorial] How to Convert MP4 Videos?

We have no doubt about the leadership of MP4 in multimedia world, which balances the file size and quality much better than any other formats. But no servant can serve all masters well, just like MP4 to various media playback requirements. The player is the chooser, and MP4 is actually rejected by many products like WP8 pads, Microsoft Surface gadgets and some outdated mobile phones. Moreover, MP4 is not suitable for further editing. All above reasons make converting MP4 (to AVI, WMV, FLV, MKV, MP3, 3GP etc.) an imperative job to do.

A wealth of software can be found online that purports to convert various videos including MP4, and usually all advertised as “the best free”. If you’re an experienced hand, congratulations, you can distinguish their differences and select out a suitable MP4 video converter. If not, well, this post may do some help.

Firstly, let’s go to check some top-ranked free video converter on the web:
1. [With optional adware] Freemake Video Converter: Two pieces of software are bundled during the installation: ByteFence anti-malware tool & MyPCBackUp computer backup app.
2. [With optional adware] Any Video Converter: It also has additional adware (ByteFence) recommended during the installing.
3. [Clean but with its player installed with no choice] Wondershare Video Converter: No ads during the setup. However, it will automatically change the default video player to Wondershare video player, which is built in the converter once being installed on the Windows PC. It won’t start another same MP4 conversion again.

More powerful and absolutely clean video converter freeware with no top rankings based on public praises
1. HandBrake: As a strong open-sourced video transcoder, HandBrake is always doing its utmost to meets any video conversion needs, of course MP4 video conversion included. Although the version 1.0 has enriched the output presets and added new VP9/Opus into Matroska, it can only convert MP4 to video with container of MP4 and MKV, which means HandBrake cannot convert MP4 to AVI, WMV, MOV, MP3, DVD or any other media formats. Many related tutorials online guiding you to do so are really plain crap.

2. WinX Video Converter: As one of the freebies from Digiarty, a world-leading developer of (personal and home-use) video audio applications based on Windows and macOS, WinX Video Converter always keeps its healthy figure for over 8 years. Despite WinX Video Converter doesn’t rank higher than many competitors, it’s not inferior to them at all.

Full Comparison of Five MP4 Converters Above

1. Overview
The following shows basic info of MP4 converters we would like to compare.

WinX Video Converter
Size: 38.4 MB
Windows OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10 (32 & 64 bit)
Output: 300+ built-in video & audio codes make it support all generalĀ  formats supported by other converters. (With hundreds of device profile)
Hardware Acceleration: No

HandBrake
Size: 10.1 MB (for latest 1.0.3 version)
Windows OS: Windows 7 – 10 (only 64 bit)
Output: MP4 (H.264/ H.265, MPEG2/4), MKV(H.264/ H.265, MPEG2/4, VP8/VP9/Theora)(No audio output)
Handware Acceleration: Intel QSV (only available for converting MP4 to H.264 MKV)

Freemake Video Converter
Size: 33.1 MB
Windows OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10
Output: 500+ formats & profiles
Hardware Acceleration: No

Any Video Converter
Size: 49.0 MB
Windows OS: Windows 2000 SP4/XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10(32 & 64 bit)
Output: 160+ formats & profiles
Hardware Acceleration: No

Wondershare Video Converter
Size: 783 KB
Windows OS: Windows XP/7/8/10 (32 & 64 bit)
Output: 150+ formats
Hardware Acceleration: GPU Accelerate
(Only 10 MP4 files can be converted with this high speed conversion.)

2. Speed Comparison
What We Test: Which MP4 converter can deliver the fastest speed to convert MP4 to differnt formats?
Source MP4 Video: 5-min, 54.1 MB, 720 x 406, 25fps
Operation System: Windows 7 Ultimate
Tech: 1-pass encoding

WinX Video Converter
Convert MP4 to MKV (H.264): 34s
Convert MP4 to AVI (DivX): 45s
Convert MP4 to MP3: 10s
Note: Clean UI and super easy for beginner.

HandBrake
Convert MP4 to MKV (H.264): 42s (H.264)/17s (H.264 QSV)
Convert MP4 to AVI (DivX): Not Support
Convert MP4 to MP3: Not Support
Note: Comprehensive output settings for advanced users.

Freemake Video Converter
Convert MP4 to MKV (H.264): 53s
Convert MP4 to AVI (DivX): 35s
Convert MP4 to MP3: 20s
Note: Kindly delivers “Export to iTunes” and more functions with output file size listed.

Any Video Converter
Convert MP4 to MKV (H.264): 40s
Convert MP4 to AVI (DivX): 39s
Convert MP4 to MP3: 9s
Note: Every time the MP4 conversion is finished, a promotion box will pop up.

Wondershare Video Converter
Convert MP4 to MKV (H.264): 35s/13s (with GPU acceleration)
Convert MP4 to AVI (DivX): 24s
Convert MP4 to MP3: 15s
Note: After converting 10 MP4 files using GPU accelerate, user has to upgrade to enjoy this tech again.

[wikiHow Time] How to Convert MP4 with the Easiest WinX (MP4) Video Converter

Follow the guide below to perform its MP4 converting function on Windows with me.

1. Please visit the official page of WinX Video Converter: https://www.winxdvd.com/video-converter/, click big green “Free Download” button to download its .exe file on your PC, and install it on the computer in clicks once the downloading is done.

2. It’s better to prepare the MP4 video(s) in a certain folder for converting to other formats. Next, double click winx-video-converter.exe on the desktop to launch WinX Video Converter.

3. Drag MP4 video(s) into it or click “+ Video” to load it/them from PC. Here 3 MP4 files are imported into software at one time .

4. Choose one output format in the profile dialog, where all PC/Mac/Web/DVD video formats and music audio formats are provided. If you’re a layman about choosing a specific format, the software also listed you all of the mainstream device models for selecting. Here we set “AVI Video” under “PC General Video” category as the output format.

5. Click “Edit” to add adjust the audio volume, choose inner (if it has) or add extra subtitles, crop/expand video or trim video content by setting start and end time of video content.

6. Click setting icon to fine tune video or audio parameters, among which the resolution is changed with high frequency to fit for devices.

7. Every one has his or her own habit to locate files, so just keep it up by clicking “Browse” to select (destination) folder to save the output videos.

8. Check “Safe Mode” and tap “RUN” to start the MP4 conversion. When batch converting MP4 files, checking “Merge Output Video” would combine all of the output videos into a single one.

Now, wait for the MP4 converting to complete.