Part One: Top MP4 to MP3 Converters Mac
1. Commercial Software
* MacX Video Converter Pro
MacX Video Converter Pro, well-known MP4 audio extractor, can easily handle almost all kinds of MP3 sound extracting issues. Specificly built-in 320+ video and 50+ audio codecs, this MP3 converting software supports seamlessly transcode any video to over 180 video formats and 14 popular audio formats (MP3, AAC, WMA, iPhone Ringtone, AC3 and more) on Mac (incl. Big Sur), for example, convert MP4 to MP3, AVI to AAC, etc. What's more, this first-rate Mac MP3 converter is also able to rip audio/sound/MP3 from MKV, MOV, AVI, MTS, FLV, etc. movie/video files and extract MP3 audio from YouTube, Vevo, Dailymotion and more 1000+ sites.
Bonus feature: world's fastest conversion speed due to the application of multi-core CPU utility, hyper-threading tech and Intel Quick Sync Video hardware acceleration tech.
* iDealshare VideoGo Video Converter for Mac
Featuring with HD, 3D and SD video conversion, iDealshare video converter has strong ability to convert videos among a large number of video formats including AVCHD, MOD, WMV, AVI, MKV, VOB and more. Of course, audio extraction function is another key feature that makes iDealshare extraordinary. And this functional Mac video converter also can effortlessly extract audio from MP4 on Mac OS X and convert audio files (FLAC, WMA, OGG, CAF, APE, DTS, WAV, RA, AU, 3GA, RAM and more) to play in iTunes, iPod.
Bonus feature: Batch download video file is a piece of cake for iDealshare MP4 to MP3 converter Mac.
* Leawo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac
Comparing with the former MacBook Pro/Air video to mp3 converters, Leawo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is more expensive. However, it is easy to understand. Firstly, Leawo Mac video converter can painlessly tackle the problem of MP4 to MP3 conversion and extracting MP3 sound from MKV, FLV, AVI and more video files; secondly, in addition to common video formats conversion, Leawo video converter for Mac also supports converting Blu-ray/DVD movies to 1080P HD formats on Mac OS X(Yosemite/El Capitan); thirdly, online video download is feasible.
Bonus feature: Capable of burning up 1080P videos to Blu-ray/DVD disc with 10+ disc menus.
Comparison among these Video Converters in Detail
MacX Video Converter Pro
iDealshare VideoGo Video Converter for Mac
Leawo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac
|OS Platform||Mac OS X 10.5-10.12||Mac OS X 10.4-10.11||Mac OS X 10.6-10.10|
|Convert MP4 to MP3, AAC, AC3, etc. Audio Formats|
|Audio Editing Feature
(Compress, merge, split, etc.)
|Download Online Videos|
2. Free Software
* MacX Free MP3 Video Converter
As a powerful and free MP4 to MP3 converter, MacX Free MP3 Video Converter can transfer any video/movie file to MP3 on Mac for playback on iPhone, iPod, iPad, etc. The supported input video formats include AVI, MPEG, WMV, FLV, F4V, H.264/MPEG-4, MOV, RM, RMVB, VOB, ASF, 3GP, Google TV, WebM, Vpx 8, MP4 and so on. Certainly, extracting audio from video online (YouTube) is as easy as pie to this MP3 audio extractor free.
Online free MP3 video converter is the most favorite MP3 conversion program to a majority of people all the time because it can save some tedious work like downloading, installation, testing and more. Truly, Zamzar is such kind of practical MP3 audio extractor online without consideration of computer OS. Zamar surports 1200 different conversions including video/audio transcoding (extract MP3 from MP4 Mac, convert M4A to MP3, transfer WAV to MP3, etc.).
Online-convert.com allows users to free convert MP4 to MP3 and convert video to MKV, MOV, MP4, etc. video formats for compatible with iPad iPhone and other mobile devices. It is worth mentioning that this online MP3 converter is also an outstanding image converter, document converter, Ebook converter, Archive converter and hash generator. Probably you will love this free audio conversion tool once you try it.
In a conclusion, each of those Mac MP4 to MP3 converters has many advantages and users may wonder which one is the most useful one. Anyhow, some people will select the free one like online-convert.com to deal with the simple work of splitting audio from video. But when it comes to MP3 audio file size compression, iPhone ringtone editing or other advanced audio editing features, commercial MP3 audio extractors become more competitive, such as, MacX Video Converter Pro, Leawo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac, etc.
Part Two: How to Convert MP4 to MP3 on Mac with MacX Video Converter Pro
Step 1 Import MP4 video/movie files
Launch MP3 sound extractor on Your MacBook Pro/Air and load source MP4 video by clicking "Add File" button.
Step 2 Choose MP3 as output format
In the output format area, click "to Music" tab and choose MP3 as the output format. BTW, you also can choose AAC, AC3, iPhone Ringtone, WMA, WAV (lossless quality), etc. audio formats as the output profile according to your request.
Note: you don't need to adjust various parameters of music profile since they are well adjusted in advance by developer.
Step 3 Select the destination folder
Click "Browse" button to find out a proper destination folder to save the converted MP3 audio file.
Step 4 Start Conversion
Click "RUN" button to start changing MP4 format to MP3 on Mac. You can view the conversion progress and cancel the converting process at anytime.