How to rip audio from video using VLC

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VLC media player doesn’t provides feature to extract audio from video files but we can do this using a clever trick.

This trick is a combination of 2 YouTube features.

A video file includes audio and video part. Here we first disable the video and run only the audio. Next, we cut the file(without video) and save the output. Thus we get only the audio of the video file.

Lets do this practically,

Step 1: Disable video of a video file. Keep only audio

First open VLC media player and go to Tools > Preferences.

goto preferences in vlc to rip audio from video-1

Select the ‘Video’ tab, uncheck ‘Enable Video’ and save it. This’ll disable the video of every file run on VLC.

disable-video-to-rip-audio-in-vlc-media-player-1 copy

Next play your video file in VLC. As we’ve disabled the video property, only the audio would run.

Step 2: Cut the file(devoid of video) from start to end

[You should check our tutorial on cutting a video using VLC media player for better understanding this step]

Next step is to cut the file from start to end and save it to get audio file.

start-cropping-video-in-vlc-to-extract audio from video files


This file, being devoid of video gives us the only the audio of the file. As you stop the cutting, the audio file is stored in the default ‘Video’ folder in C drive in .mp4 format.

This method is basically a trick but worth to know and use rather than spending money on costly ripping softwares.

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