[2024 Ultimate Guide] How to Extract Audio from MOV

If you want to extract the audio from a MOV file, what should you do? If you are confused about this, no worries. In this article, we will show you how to extract audio from MOV.

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Melissa Lee

Updated on May 20, 2024

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The MOV format is one of the most commonly used video file types. And it is often used to store a movie, TV show, short video, home movie, etc. Developed by Apple, MOV has been used for many years by many people. Open and play it is simple, but if you need to get the audio extracted from the video, what should you do?

Since many people may don't know the answer, we write this guide here to help you extract audio from MOV files. If you are interested in this topic, you may read through this essay.


Extract Audio from MOV with EaseUS RecExperts
Extract Audio from MOV Using iMovie
Extract Audio from MOV with Windows Movie Maker
Extract Audio from MOV Using Clideo
Extract Audio from MOV Through VLC
FAQs about Extracting Audio from MOV

Part 1. Extract Audio from MOV with EaseUS RecExperts

EaseUS RecExperts is a popular Windows screen recorder that can be used to play video, audio, and image files. For instance, you can use it to play WAV files, play MP4, MP3, MOV, MKV, WMA, etc. But not many people know that it can also be used to edit a voice recording or a video file.

With this tool, you can trim a multimedia file, extract audio from a video, and change the playback speed of your recordings. For now, it is mainly used to extract audio from a recorded MOV file. And very soon, you can import a third-party MOV and edit it as you like. Let's check its features below.

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Part 2. Extract Audio from MOV Using iMovie

If you are a Mac user, you shouldn't be strange to iMovie. It is a video editing application for Mac and iOS users. Usually, it comes with your new Mac. But if it is not, you can get it through the Mac App store.

With iMovie, you can easily browse your device to get a video played. Also, you can use it as an AVI player and open images like BMP, PNG, JPEG, etc. with it. Moreover, you can create beautiful HD movies and instantly share them with your friends and family. Now, let's take a look at how to use it.

iMovie Screenshot

Step 1. Launch this program and click the "File" option to import your video files to it.

Step 2. Click "Share" and then "Export". After that, a "Save Exported File As" window will pop up.

Step 3. Please select "Sound to AIFF" from the window and click the "Save" button to save the audio from the MOV to an AIFF audio file.

Part 3. Extract Audio from MOV with Windows Movie Maker

Windows Movie Maker is a freeware video editing software by Microsoft. It is included in the Windows Essentials software suite bundled with new PCs. In other words, you can get the program from your computer without downloading it.

Movie Maker allows you to edit videos and publish them directly to OneDrive, Facebook, YouTube, and Flickr. Of course, you can save the video or audio file to the computer if you don't need to share it. Guide to extracting audio from video like MOV with Windows Movie Maker:

Windows Movie Maker - Audio Extractor

Step 1. Open Movie Maker on your computer. Click "Add Video and Photos" and select the video you want to edit.

Step 2. Click "File" > "Save movie", and then click "Audio only" from the bottom of the list.

Step 3. Name the audio file. And it will be saved by default in AAC format.

Part 4. Extract Audio from MOV Using Clideo

If you can't get a satisfying result from the tools above, you may try to convert MOV to audio. Clideo allows you to convert MOV to audio in three easy steps. You can convert MOV to MP3 or any other audio format.

All you need is an initial video, a stable internet connection, and several spare minutes. Moreover, this tool is free and can be used on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android. Let's get to the steps:

Clideo Interface

Step 1. Open Clideo's Audio Extractor and hit the pane "Choose file" to upload a file from your personal device.

Step 2. Set the timing manually in the boxes for the audio. Then choose "Extract" to save the fragments you chose. Or, choose "Delete" to save the parts other than what you have chosen.

Step 3. Select an output format and hit "Cut". Then, the audio will be extracted.

Step 4. Listen and confirm the new audio and save it to your computer or to the cloud. To make further changes, just click "Back to edit".

Part 5. Extract Audio from MOV Through VLC

VLC is popular among people who like to edit multimedia files. It is an open-source program that can not only play almost all video and audio files but also extract audio from MP4, MOV, or other video files.

Therefore, it would be a pity if you only use VLC as a universal player, as it possesses some hidden features like ripping audio from MOV files. Now, let's see how to extract audio from MOV using VLC.

VLC Media Player

Step 1. Installed and launch VLC on your device, and click on "File".

Step 2. Go to the "Convert/Stream" tab and drop the video file from which you'd like to extract audio.

Step 3. Choose the format and the destination folder for the extracted audio.

Step 4. Press "Save" to keep it on your computer for later enjoyment.

FAQs about Extracting Audio from MOV

Here are some questions and their answers related to extracting audio from MOV. Let's have a look at them.

1. How do I extract audio from a video file?

You can use the tool in this article to directly extract audio from a video file or convert the video file to audio. No matter which way you choose, you can find a proper tool to help you from the content above.

2. Can VLC extract audio?

The answer is yes. VLC can extract audio from almost any of the common video formats. And you can save the extracted audio in a variety of formats. Just have a try on it.


In a word, there are many tools that can help you extract audio from a video. But if you want a more reliable and robust solution, EaseUS RecExperts is definitely the best choice. With this tool, you can now extract the audio from a MOV recording. And in the near future, you can import third-party videos in it to view, trim, and extract audio from the original videos.

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