is there any way at all to convert a mp4 song into an mp3 on a mac? my mp3 player cant play mp4's and i want this certain amount of songs converted to mp3 is there anyway to do that?

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ffmpeg aka avconv syhould work

edisath2 years ago

Here I list three main reasons why people want to convert MP4 to MP3:

one: Some old music players don't support MP4 format but are compatible
with MP3 format, so people have to extract the audio tracks from MP4
clips and then save them as MP3.

Reason two: People are intent to
DIY a video. To use the music from one video in another video, they need
to extract audio from video.

Reason three: Download a video in MP4 format but only want the audio of the video.

is a step by step guide to help you convert MP4 to MP3 with 30X faster
speed and high output quality at:

LasVegas10 years ago
iTunes will convert them for you. In Preferences>Advanced>Importing set "Import Using:" to MP3. Select the song and then from the Advanced menu, select "Convert Selection to MP3." This will work on both Mac & Windows.
ich bin ein pyro (author)  LasVegas10 years ago
im not importing i already have the song what should i do? and i dont have the cd either
You don't need to import. That's just where the setting is. Once iTunes is setup properly, just open the MP4 file with iTunes, and select "Convert Selection to MP3" from the Advanced menu.
ich bin ein pyro (author)  LasVegas10 years ago
i tried it but it still says its mp4
When you did the convert selection, another entry by the same name appeared in your iTunes Library. The other one is the MP3 version. If you right-click (or control-click) either file in iTunes and select "Show in Finder," it will open a folder containing both the original MP4 and the new MP3 versions.
ich bin ein pyro (author)  LasVegas10 years ago
thank you oh wise computer guru mind if i post an instructable for this? ill give you credit of course cuz it was kinda confusing for me im as dumb as a doornail
Go for it! Have fun. I'm working on another computer instructable as we speek.
ich bin ein pyro (author)  LasVegas10 years ago
ill try that now
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