How to Retrieve Audio from Video on Mac and Windows PC

If you love making videos to share with your funny buddies, this hands-on guide about extracting audio from video on Mac and PC is for you. Jump right in to get started!

When I’m not engaged in serious work, I like creating fun-loving videos to share with friends. And one of the coolest ways I make the clips more attractive is by adding some unique sound. That’s the reason why I often have to look for the sound that could spice up my short flicks.

Whenever I come across a nice clip with impressive audio, I make sure to detach it. Thanks to some super handy tools, extracting audio from video on Mac or Windows PC isn’t a big deal.

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Have some short clips and want to retrieve their audio? Let me show you how it’s done the right way!

How to Extract Audio from Video on Mac and PC

Retrieve Audio from Video on Mac

Step #1. First off, launch QuickTime Player on your Mac.

Launch QuickTime Player on Mac

Step #2. Now, head over to the location where you have saved the video and import it.

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Open Video you wish to Export Sound in Mac QuickTime Player

Step #3. Next, click on File menu.

Click on File Menu in Mac QuickTime Player

Step #4. Next up, click on Export As and choose Audio Only.

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Click on Export As and Select Audio Only in Mac QuickTime Player

Step #5. Up next, give the name to your file, select the location and hit Save.

Extract Audio from Video on Mac QuickTime Player

QuickTime Player will now start extracting the video and save it at the preferred location.

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That’s pretty much it!

Extract Sound from Video on Windows PC

Step #1. To get started, make sure you have downloaded Windows Movie Maker. It’s available for free.

Step #2. Now, launch Movie Maker and import the video. To do so, click on Add photos and videos. Then, go to the destination where the file is saved and bring it.

Click on Add photos and videos in Movie Maker Software

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Import the video in Movie Maker on Windows PC

Step #3. Next, click on File menu.

Click on File in Movie Maker Software

Step #4. Next up, choose Save Movie. Find Audio Only option and click it.

Click Save Movie and Select Audio Only to Extract Sound from Video on Windows PC

Up next, give a suitable name to the file and save it at the desired location.

Save Extract Audio on Windows PC

There you go!

Wrapping up…

That’s how you can retrieve audio from any clips on your computer. Now that you know this hack, make the most of it to craft hilarious flicks.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.
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