How to Convert MP4 Files to MP3 Linux

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MP4 files are computer video files, while MP3 files are computer audio files. If you convert an MP4 file to an MP3 file, you separate the audio from the video file and create a new file of just the audio. In the Windows operating system, you need to download additional software to do this. Linux, on the other hand, includes a native application you can use called Handbrake.

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  1. 1

    Click "Applications."

  2. 2

    Click "Sound & Video."

  3. 3

    Open "Handbrake."

  4. 4

    Drag your MP4 video file into the Handbrake window. This will tell Handbrake that you want to work with that particular file.

  5. 5

    Select "MP3 Audio" from the list of output file type profiles on the right side of the screen. Click the "Start" button to convert your MP4 video file to an MP3 file.

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