How to convert Video to MP3

Kevin Stratvert
18 Sept 202004:37

TLDRIn this tutorial, Kevin demonstrates how to convert a video file into an MP3 audio file using VLC media player. He explains that this can be useful for enjoying a video's soundtrack without watching the video. The process involves downloading VLC from, opening the media player, selecting the 'Convert / Save' option, and choosing the MP3 profile. After adding the video file and setting the destination for the MP3, the conversion begins and completes, resulting in an audio file without the video. Kevin encourages viewers to like and subscribe for more helpful content.


  • 🎥 Converting a video to an MP3 allows you to enjoy the soundtrack without watching the video.
  • 🌐 Use VLC media player, a free and open-source tool that works across various platforms.
  • 💻 Download VLC from to start the conversion process.
  • 🔍 VLC can play almost any video content without needing additional codecs.
  • 📂 Open VLC and navigate to the 'Media' menu to find the 'Convert / Save' option.
  • 🔄 Use the shortcut Control + R to quickly access the conversion feature.
  • 📁 Select the video file you want to convert by clicking 'Add' and browsing your files.
  • 📑 Choose the 'Audio - MP3' profile from the drop-down list in the conversion dialog.
  • 📝 Specify the destination and file name for your new MP3 file.
  • 🔘 Click 'Start' to begin the conversion, and monitor the progress bar.
  • 🎶 Once completed, you'll have an MP3 file with the video's soundtrack.
  • 👍 If the tutorial was helpful, show your appreciation with a thumbs up and subscribe for more content.

Q & A

  • Why might someone want to convert a video file to an MP3 file?

    -Someone might want to convert a video file to an MP3 file to enjoy the audio, such as a beautiful soundtrack, without watching the video.

  • What is the name of the app that Kevin uses to convert video files to MP3 files in the script?

    -Kevin uses VLC media player to convert video files to MP3 files.

  • What are the advantages of using VLC media player according to the script?

    -VLC media player is advantageous because it can play almost any type of video content, works across different platforms like Windows, Mac, and Linux, and it is free and open source.

  • How can one download the VLC media player?

    -One can download VLC media player by visiting the website and clicking on the 'download VLC' button.

  • What is the shortcut key to open the 'Convert / Save' dialog in VLC media player?

    -The shortcut key to open the 'Convert / Save' dialog in VLC media player is Control + R.

  • How does one select the source file to convert in VLC media player?

    -In the 'Open Media' dialog, you click on the 'Add' button, navigate to where the MP4 file is saved on your computer, and select it.

  • What is the process to select the destination and file type for the converted MP3 file in VLC?

    -After selecting the source file, you click on 'Convert / Save', choose 'Audio - MP3' from the profile dropdown list, click on 'Browse' to select the destination, give the file a name, ensure the 'Save as type' is .mp3, and then click 'Save'.

  • What does the progress bar at the bottom of VLC media player indicate?

    -The progress bar at the bottom of VLC media player indicates the conversion progress of the file from video to MP3 format.

  • How can you check if the conversion to MP3 was successful?

    -You can check if the conversion was successful by navigating to the destination folder and clicking on the converted MP3 file to play it.

  • What should you do if the video helped you understand the conversion process?

    -If the video helped you, you should give it a thumbs up and consider subscribing for future content.

  • How can viewers request Kevin to cover a specific topic in a future video?

    -Viewers can request Kevin to cover a specific topic by leaving a comment down below the video, and he will add it to his list of videos to create.

  • What is the final result of converting a video file to an MP3 file as described in the script?

    -The final result is an MP3 file that contains the audio from the video, without any video component.



🎥 Converting Video to MP3 with VLC Media Player

Kevin introduces the process of converting a video file to an MP3 audio file using VLC media player. He explains the motivation behind this conversion, which is to extract a beautiful soundtrack from a video file to listen to it independently without watching the video. He guides viewers to download VLC from, emphasizing its compatibility across platforms and its free and open-source nature. Kevin then demonstrates how to open VLC, navigate to the 'convert/save' option, select the video file to extract audio from, and choose the MP3 format as the output. He concludes by showing the successfully converted MP3 file and encourages viewers to like, subscribe, and comment for more content.




The term 'convert' refers to the process of changing one form or state into another. In the context of the video, it specifically means changing a video file into an audio file format, such as MP3. This is the primary action the video aims to guide viewers to perform.

💡Video to MP3

This phrase describes the end goal of the conversion process explained in the video. It involves taking a video file and extracting its audio component to create an MP3 file, which is a widely used audio file format known for its ability to compress audio data without significant loss in quality.


VLC stands for VideoLAN Client, which is a free and open-source multimedia player that can play most multimedia files as well as discs, devices, and network streaming protocols. In the video, VLC is the tool used to demonstrate the conversion of a video file to an MP3 audio file.


A soundtrack is the recorded music accompanying a video, often composed to enhance the emotional response to a scene. In the video script, the soundtrack is the audio component of the video file that the user wishes to extract and listen to separately as an MP3 file.

💡Media Player

A media player is a software application for playing various types of media files, including audio and video. VLC media player is highlighted in the video as the preferred media player for this conversion task due to its compatibility across platforms and its ability to handle a wide range of file formats.


To 'extract' in this context means to separate and take out a specific part from a whole. The video demonstrates how to extract the audio from a video file, which is a useful process for those who are interested in the audio content of a video without the visual component.

💡MP4 File

An MP4 file is a multimedia container format that can store video, audio, and subtitle data. In the video, the user starts with an MP4 file that contains both video and audio, and the goal is to convert just the audio portion into an MP3 file.

💡Installation Process

The installation process refers to the steps taken to install a software application, such as VLC media player, onto a computer. The video script guides viewers through the initial step of downloading and installing VLC to use for the conversion of the video to an MP3 file.

💡Convert / Save Option

This is a feature within the VLC media player that allows users to convert a media file from one format to another. In the video, selecting the 'Convert / Save' option is the first step in the conversion process from video to MP3.


In the context of media conversion, a 'profile' refers to a predefined set of parameters for the output file format. The video script instructs viewers to select the 'Audio - MP3' profile to ensure the output file is an MP3 audio file.

💡Progress Bar

A progress bar is a graphical representation that shows the completion level or progress of a task, such as a file conversion. In the video, the progress bar is mentioned to indicate to the user that the conversion process is underway and to display when it has been completed.


Kevin demonstrates how to convert a video file into an mp3 audio file using VLC media player.

The process is useful for extracting a beautiful soundtrack from a video to listen to separately.

VLC media player is a free, open-source, and multi-platform application.

VLC can play almost any type of video content without the need for additional codecs.

Downloading VLC is as simple as visiting and following the download link.

The conversion process begins by opening the VLC media player and selecting 'Media' from the menu.

The 'Convert / Save' option is used to start the audio extraction from the video file.

Selecting the source file for audio extraction is done through an open media dialog box.

The 'Audio - MP3' profile is chosen from the drop-down list for converting the file to mp3 format.

Users can choose the destination and file name for the new mp3 file before starting the conversion.

A progress bar shows the conversion status, and once completed, the mp3 file is ready.

The final mp3 file will contain the audio without the video, as demonstrated with the 'Boracay music' example.

The video provides a step-by-step guide, making it accessible for users of all experience levels.

VLC's versatility and ease of use make it a favorite tool for multimedia file conversions.

The tutorial is designed to help users enjoy soundtracks without the need to watch the accompanying video.

The entire conversion process is straightforward and can be completed in a few simple steps.

The video concludes with a prompt for viewers to like, subscribe, and comment for more helpful content.

Kevin encourages viewers to suggest topics for future videos in the comments section.