An MP4 file is both audio and video while an MP3 file plays on your personal MP3 player or computer. MP4 is generally used by many people on portable players including online sites because of its capacity to compress videos into files through small sizes. Even if your files are compressed to a small size, the quality playback is still good that's why many want to convert their files through this type of format. 

Your MP4 files (video) can also be converted to MP3 format (audio) so that you can enjoy listening to them through a portable media player even if you can't see the video. You only need a converter program if you want to convert your mp4 files to mp3. People who have very tiny MP3 players can convert their MP4 files to MP3 audio format by using a free and easy-to-use video converter program or software.

You can either download a free conversion software or buy one since the free version is usually limited. You need to be careful when downloading any converter if you want to convert mp4 to mp3 because there are malicious software that could spread virus and damage your computer.



things you'll need:

  • Conversion program or software
  • Money
  • Time to research
  • Computer
  • Portable player
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    Search for a good and affordable audio/video conversion software. There are many available converter programs in the market especially online and you could also purchase it during the site's sales promotion for a discounted price. Compare prices from different sites that offer the best deal on audio/video conversion software by just typing on your search engine box "conversion software for MP4 to MP3".

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    Decide which MP4 format your device requires for the file that you're going to convert. Select the file you want to convert. Some software will offer a very easy and simple process and all you have to do is click the right name of the file you want to convert for the format you want to use while others ask additional steps.

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    Download the reliable program that you had chosen in order to convert the files. Once you have downloaded your software, converting MP4 to MP3 could be fast especially if your conversion software has a friendly and easy-to-use interface.

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    Click the appropriate buttons that you want for your MP4 to MP3 conversion. After you install your conversion software, it will generally provide you an add file button, a remove file button, an option button, a drop-down menu, and convert button. These buttons can also be shown through text boxes so that you'll be able to choose on the type of format your files want to be converted into.

    Most of the programs that you need to use for your MP4-MP3 file conversion generally has a start or open button that allows you to browse and look for the location where your MP4 files were saved. You only need to select one and then fill out the next available box to name the new MP3 file or files that you're creating.

    Next, you'll be able to browse to the location of where you want to save the file or you could be provided a default file that the program will select for your convenience. After that, you only need to press the "ok or apply button" to start converting the file or files. This could take a while depending on your software and the speed of your computer so you also need a little patience for the waiting period.

Tips & Warnings

  • You need a good converter so that you can easily convert your MP4 files to MP3 format. By following a simple instruction, you could also easily remove any files you don't like, and convert the remaining MP4 files to MP3 format. Take note that there are conversion software that will only convert MP4 files to MP3 format but not MP3 files to MP4 format so choose the one that could convert both before buying.

  • MP4 files are classified into two types or versions. Simple Profile is one of the two versions and it is used for low resolution digital video content and known to be used for online distribution. Advanced Video Coding is the other type and is popularly used for HDTV content because of its higher quality video format.

  • Generally, a free trial version of the conversion software will be offered to you before you could actually purchase the product. The seller will give you an option to decide whether you want to buy the software after the free trial so that you will not waste your money if you don't like it.

  • Many people use MP4 (audio and video files) usually for their high tech cell and smart phones as well as internet streaming while MP3 (audio files) is generally used on portable MP3 players.

  • It's advisable to have a conversion software especially if it's free from or These are sample tech web sites that usually offer a very good downloadable software with customer reviews. Many of their customers had no experience downloading a any malicious program or software that had a virus attached/hidden inside it. You could also look for other tech sites since the web has a lot to offer nowadays.

  • You might need administrative access even to your own computer if you want to start installing the software or program based on the given instructions.

  • Take note that if you suddenly stop the file before it's ready, you could get only part or half of the song or the file might not open or operate based on where, how long and when it was being stopped.

  • Be aware that each program is different from the other and has its own user guide to follow as well that comes with the software itself although most of them have the same step-by-step directions. Simply follow the instructions well and you'll be happy with the results.