Use Windows Movie Maker to Extract Audio from Video Clip

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  1. paulo

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  2. Sri Navya

    It was useful . Thanq. This has the step by step procedure to remove audio from a video file using windows movie maker.

    I hope this will help you guys.

  3. Anand

    Thanks.. for the tutorial…. very helpful.

  4. Blazej

    Very usefull tip. Is it possible to configure quality of extracted music from video in Movie Maker? Is t possible to extract it to WAV format (I can choose only AAC or WMA)?

  5. Fran

    Thank you so much! I had to remove Super and Format Factory because of their malware/adware and I was afraid I’d be forced to use another such program, but this will be much easier without the worry.

  6. The Regretful

    It keeps downloading it as audio only, but when I put the audio back in the video, nothing’s there…

  7. Anonymous

    it doesn’t work there’s no audio setting for me what version is this on?

  8. Tufel

    hi,,,,, after drag video in timeline, right click & select split,,, there is two part are available one think video & second think audio, you can delete audio clip ..

  9. Joebenson

    hello. my movie maker doesnt have the option for audio only? how can i overcome this problem.

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  11. Dan

    Hi there and thank you soooo much. My point and shoot cam, as well as iphone is plenty for my purposes but was not sure about those devices for editing the audio (i.e. needing to extract audio) Had NO IDEA that Movie Maker does that. Again thank you. Very much a newbie with this type of work, can u please tell me how or what the process is in re-converging the editted audio with the video? I record music. I will be bringing audio file into cubase 6 and using advanced plig-ins for sound treatment then needing to re-converge….is it intuitive/ does it just “do it” by opening the two together….etc. How does this work? I have no idea….. please help if you can. thnx so much. ~Dan

  12. Throngol The Magnificent

    Nope. I downloaded. Went from V11 to V12 – 2012. Still “Audio only” option.

  13. Throngol The Magnificent

    Still NO audio only option…

  14. Tamara L.

    Thank you for your help, much appreciated!

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