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Audio Extractor: How to Extract Audio from Video

You have a video that includes a great soundtrack that you'd like to extract it so that you can listen to it using media player - a portable MP3 player, for instance. That can be a very easy job if you use the professional video editing software- Wondershare Filmora . Just follow this guide to extract audio from video with ease.

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1. Import video files

Install and run this Wondershare Filmora. Then click the “Import” button to locate and add your target video. You can also directly drag and drop the video to the program. The loaded video will be listed in the media library as the following picture shows.

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2. Start extracting audio from video

After importing video to Wondershare Filmora, drag the video from the media library to the video Timeline. You can then right click the video clip and choose “Audio Detach” to extract audio from video. After a while, video and audio will be displayed in different tracks. If you don’t want to keep the video file, right click it and choose “Delete” to remove it from the video timeline.

3. Edit the audio if you like

Then double click to edit the audio in the pop up window. Here you can change the Volume, Fade in, Fade out, and Pitch, etc. as you like. If you want to delete part of the audio, just put the cursor to the place where you would like the deletion to start and press the “Split” button above the timeline. The end of the deletion area is marked similarly – play the audio and select the final point of the area to be excluded from the output audio, and then press the “Split” button again. Besides that, you can also add an image to the newly extracted audio. Here is a detailed guide about it >>

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4. Save the audio file

After that, click the “Create” button to export the audio track. Here different options are provided. For example, you can save the audio in regular formats such as MP3, MP4, WMV, AVI and so on in the “Format” tab and adjust the settings such as Encoder, Sample Rate, Bit Rate and Channel as you like. Or export it for playback on portable devices, burn it to DVD disc or share it to YouTube directly. Simply select a desirable output method and then click the “Create” button to save the audio track.

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Jan 04,2019 18:33 pm
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This instruction doesn't work. Both video and audio files are deleted when you delete the video file. Filmora, please update your instruction.
I found that to extract the audio was to, detach the audio, move it so that it it is not inline with the video. it begins where the video ends then the video can be deleted with out the audio. When the instructions says hit "Create" button, it actually means "create video" button. inside there is a mp3 audio option. and can be saved as such.
I import a video added to the project I click the detach the audio so I can use the audio. I only want the audio but when I click delete the video portion so the audio file stays put it delete the entire thing and I can use the audio but I was able to do this before why is this happening now
the new wondershare doesn't have those options ;(