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How to Extract MP3 Audio from QuickTime (MOV)

As we know, MOV provides very high quality video clips, and is one of the most popular formats in many websites for video streaming. It can be placed both on an internet streaming server, as well as on local storages such as hard disk or CD ROM. MOV files can be played on both Mac OS and Windows using Apple QuickTime Player. If you have a lot of QuickTime MOV video, and sometimes you want to extract the audio from the video for playback on iPod shuffle or some MP3 players on the go, what should you do?

To extract audio from QuickTime MOV video files, MP3 should be your first choice of format to save your files with its popularity: nearly being supported by any music player and music sites. To convert QuickTime MOV video to MP3, you need a MOV to MP3 Converter like Video Converter for Windows or Video Converter for Mac, both of which provides ultra-fast conversion speed and can preserve your audio quality after the conversion task.

This article shows you how to convert MOV files to MP3 in Mac (Snow Leopard, OS X  Lion included) step by step, and if you are about to do MOV to MP3 Windows conversion, you can go to User Guide of Video Converter for more info.

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Step 1: Add QuickTime MOV files to the MOV to MP3 converter for Mac

To import QuickTime MOV files into the MOV files to MP3 Mac app, you can directly drag and drop them to the converter, or head to "File" menu and then select "Load Media Files" to add your MOV files. Batch conversion function is supported so that you can import more than one media files into the program for converting.

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Step 2: Set output format

To set your output format as MP3, here you can open the format list and then choose "MP3" out of "Audio".

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Step 3: Start to convert QuickTime MOV in Mac

Click "Convert" then the rest of MOV to MP3 Mac task would be finished automatically by the smart Video Converter for Mac. After that you can click "Open Output Folder" to find out where the output files are saved.

Tips: This MOV to MP3 Mac Video Converter also enables to edit the video. If you want to customize your video, before the conversion, you can click the "Edit" button. Then you can optimize the video by cropping, changing video effect, etc.

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