Extracting sound from WMV video format

April 2018

You must first get VLC media player at: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Then after installation:
  • 1. Choose File => Open File (advanced)
  • 2. Tab File => Browse button to open the avi or mpg or wmv, which we want to extract the soundtrack
  • 3. Check Flow Release
  • 4. Click on Settings
  • 5. Select File + filename = "toto.wav" (put the full path to be safe)
  • 6. encapsulation method = Wav

=> this parameter is the choice of container
  • 7. codec audio = s16l in 128 kbits / sec or 192 kbits / sec (channels = 2 for the stereo)
  • 8. 2 times click OK to start extracting the soundtrack

(note the size. wav output!: 600MB for an hour of music)

Note: you can choose different audio codecs in VLC, but I not sure what method of encapsulation choose ...
In any case, with a WAV, you can then use software that you know better to encode in another format (MP3, ogg, ...)

Another Solution:

To extract sound from any video you will have to use a software, I will advise you using AoA Audio Extractor which is a great tool to extract sound/audio and also background sound from any video files

Download it here.

Please note that AoA Audio Extractor is completely free
Published by aakai1056. Latest update on May 6, 2010 at 11:19 AM by aakai1056.
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