How to Convert Video to Audio on iPhone! [mp4 to mp3]

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24 Nov 202303:13

TLDRThis video tutorial guides viewers on how to convert an MP4 video file to an MP3 audio file using an iPhone. The process involves creating an automated shortcut within the Shortcuts app, naming it 'convert to mp3', and configuring it to encode media to audio only. Users are instructed to ensure that 'Allow Running Scripts' is enabled in the iPhone's Shortcuts settings. To convert a video, one simply locates the file, uses the share button, and selects the 'convert to mp3' shortcut. The converted MP3 file is saved in the chosen folder, retaining the original video's name, which can be changed if desired. The video concludes with a prompt for viewers to engage by liking, subscribing, and commenting.

Takeaways

  • 📱 Use the Shortcuts app on your iPhone to convert an MP4 video to an MP3 audio file.
  • 🔄 Tap the plus button to create a new shortcut and name it 'convert to mp3'.
  • ℹ️ Toggle off 'Show in Share Sheet' and save the changes for the shortcut.
  • 📁 Set the appropriate file format by selecting 'Media' and creating an action for 'encode media', choosing 'Audio Only'.
  • 📁 Ensure 'overwrite if file exists' is toggled on for the 'save file' action.
  • ⚙️ Check the iPhone settings to make sure 'Allow Running Scripts' is activated in the Shortcuts advanced menu.
  • 📂 Navigate to the video file, tap the share button, and select 'convert to MP3' from the options.
  • 🔧 The shortcut will process the conversion, and you will be prompted to save the MP3 file in your preferred folder.
  • 📁 After conversion, use the Files app to navigate to the folder and check if the MP3 file is saved successfully.
  • 📝 The converted MP3 file will have the same name as the original video by default.
  • 🖊️ To change the file name, press and hold the file, tap 'rename', and enter a new name.
  • 👍 Give the video a thumbs up and subscribe if you found the tutorial helpful.

Q & A

  • What is the main topic of the video?

    -The main topic of the video is how to convert an MP4 video file to an MP3 audio file on an iPhone.

  • Which app is used to create the shortcut for converting video to audio?

    -The Shortcuts app is used to create the shortcut for converting video to audio on the iPhone.

  • What is the name of the shortcut created for the conversion process?

    -The name of the shortcut created is 'Convert to MP3'.

  • What settings should be toggled off and on in the shortcut configuration?

    -In the shortcut configuration, 'Show in Share Sheet' should be toggled off, and 'Allow Running Scripts' should be toggled on in the iPhone settings.

  • How do you ensure that the created shortcut works perfectly?

    -To ensure the shortcut works perfectly, check the necessary configurations in the iPhone settings under the Shortcuts app, specifically in the advanced menu, and make sure 'Allow Running Scripts' is activated.

  • How do you select the video file for conversion?

    -You navigate to where the video file is saved, tap the share button, and then choose the 'Convert to MP3' option from the listed options.

  • What folder does the video file get saved to after conversion by default?

    -By default, the converted MP3 file is saved to the 'Downloads' folder in the iPhone directory.

  • How can you change the name of the converted MP3 file?

    -To change the file name, press and hold the file, tap rename, and enter a new name.

  • What are the steps to activate the media option in the shortcut?

    -Press clear to reset all selections and then activate only the media option.

  • How do you expand the menu for the 'Encode Media' action in the shortcut?

    -Tap the angle button next to 'Encode Media' to expand the menu.

  • What is the process to save the converted file with the option to overwrite if a file with the same name exists?

    -After expanding the 'Save File' menu, toggle on 'Overwrite if File Exists'.

  • How can you confirm the successful conversion of the video to an MP3 file?

    -Once the conversion is complete, open the Files app and navigate to the folder where the MP3 file was saved to check if it is there.

Outlines

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📱 Converting MP4 to MP3 on iPhone

This paragraph introduces the video's purpose, which is to demonstrate how to extract audio from an MP4 video and save it as an MP3 file using an iPhone. It guides viewers through creating an automated shortcut in the Shortcuts app, naming it 'convert to mp3' for clarity. The process involves configuring the shortcut to handle media files, encoding only the audio part of the video, and saving the output file with an option to overwrite if it already exists. Additionally, viewers are instructed to check their iPhone settings to ensure that scripts are allowed to run for the shortcut to appear in the share sheet options. The paragraph concludes with a step-by-step guide on using the shortcut to convert a video file and save the resulting MP3 in a preferred folder, and how to rename the file if desired.

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Keywords

💡MP4

MP4 is a widely used video file format that can store video, audio, and subtitles. In the video, it is the original format of the video file that the user wants to convert to an audio-only format, MP3. The process of conversion involves extracting the audio stream from the MP4 video file.

💡MP3

MP3 stands for MPEG Audio Layer III and is a popular audio file format for playing, storing, and transmitting audio. In the context of the video, it is the desired output format after converting an MP4 video file to audio. The conversion allows users to have just the audio portion of a video, which can be played on various devices.

💡Shortcuts App

The Shortcuts App is a utility on iOS devices that allows users to create automated tasks or shortcuts. In this video, it is used to create a shortcut for converting an MP4 video to an MP3 audio file. The app simplifies the process by automating the steps needed to perform the conversion.

💡Encode Media

Encode Media is an action within the Shortcuts App that can be used to convert media files from one format to another. In the video, the Encode Media action is set to 'Audio Only' to ensure that only the audio track is extracted from the MP4 video file during the conversion process.

💡Share Sheet

The Share Sheet is a feature on iOS devices that allows users to share content with others or perform actions on it. In the video, the Share Sheet is where the user can access the newly created shortcut named 'Convert to MP3' to initiate the conversion of a video file.

💡Settings

Settings on an iPhone refer to the configuration options available to customize the device's behavior. In the context of the video, the user is instructed to check the 'Shortcuts' settings to ensure that 'Allow Running Scripts' is enabled, which is necessary for the shortcut to function properly.

💡Advanced Menu

The Advanced Menu in the Shortcuts settings on an iPhone provides additional options for managing shortcuts. It is where the user can enable or disable certain behaviors of the shortcuts, such as 'Allow Running Scripts', which is crucial for the shortcut to work as intended in the video.

💡Convert to MP3

This is the name given to the shortcut created in the Shortcuts App for the purpose of converting an MP4 video file to an MP3 audio file. It serves as a quick action that users can select from the Share Sheet to start the conversion process.

💡Files App

The Files App on an iPhone is used for browsing, organizing, and managing files stored on the device. After the conversion process, the user is instructed to open the Files App to check if the MP3 file has been successfully saved in the chosen folder.

💡Rename

Rename is an action that allows users to change the name of a file. In the video, after the MP3 file is successfully converted, the user can rename it if they wish to give it a different name from the original video file.

💡Download Folder

The Download Folder is a common location on iOS devices where downloaded files, including the newly converted MP3, are typically saved. In the video, the user saves the converted MP3 file to the Downloads folder for easy access and organization.

Highlights

Extract audio from an MP4 video and save it as an MP3 file on your iPhone.

Use the Shortcuts app to create an automated shortcut for conversion.

Name the shortcut 'convert to mp3' for easy identification.

Deactivate 'show in share sheet' for a cleaner process.

Select the media option to set the appropriate file format.

Add an action to encode media with audio only.

Enable overwriting existing files if the same name exists.

Ensure 'Allow Running Scripts' is activated in the Shortcuts settings.

Navigate to the video file location and use the share button to start conversion.

Select 'convert to MP3' from the share options.

The shortcut will process the conversion automatically.

Save the converted file in your preferred folder.

Check the Files app to confirm successful MP3 file saving.

The converted MP3 retains the original video file name by default.

Rename the MP3 file if desired by long-pressing and selecting 'rename'.

The video is successfully converted to an MP3 file.

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