How to export audio file (MP3) from an video using camtasia for MAC

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I want to export just the audio files of my video, in MP3 format. Is it possible using Camtasia for MAC?
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Eduardo Diaz - Colombia

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Doug Troxell, Senior Software Engineer, Snagit:Mac

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We don't directly support MP3. However, most people don't need a actual MP3 file, any portable audio file usually works...

Try the following to see if it meets your needs:

1. Select "Audio for Captioning" from the "Share" menu. A .MOV file will be exported. However this file only contains an audio track.

2. In the Finder, double click on the resulting .MOV file. This will cause Quick Time Player to open...

3. In QuickTime Player, select "Export" from the "File" menu. This allows you to save the audio track as a standalone .M4A format file. While not the MP3 format you asked for, its probably sufficient for your needs. If for some reason you *really* need MP3 format I believe there are a number of free tools which convert from M4A to MP3.

Hope that helps.
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Note: if you're on a Mac, you can drag the .M4A file right into iTunes and play it wherever you can sync iTunes (i.e. Mac, iPhone, iPad, etc.). If you really need a .MP3 you can use iTunes to convert it to mp3.

I do agree that it would be nice for Camtasia to allow you to export straight to MP3.
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Inyar Lake

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I'm so disappointed.  I do need to record system audio to MP3 directly.
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mikeoneildenver

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I need to export an MP3 directly and I am very surprised it won't do that. It seems like your customers would need this. A substitute for the #1 file format? c'mon.
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Inyar Lake

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I'm so disappointed.  I do need to record system audio to MP3 directly.
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Hedy Brand

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It is fairly simply to save the file as an AIFF audio file for Mac or Wave Audio file for Windows, then convert the AIFF file into an MP3 file in iTunes
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Hedy Brand

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It is fairly simply to save the file as an AIFF audio file for Mac or Wave Audio file for Windows, then convert the AIFF file into an MP3 file in iTunes
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tim

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I export as .wav file in Camtasia, then import the .wav into Adobe Audition, edit, tweak levels, improve EQ and export to .mp3
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Steve

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I agree a signle step export to mp3 or other compressed audio would be very useful to many users I know. 
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Eddy Kindermans

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You don't even have to separate audio and image. You can import the mov into Audacity and export it as a wav, mp3 or whatever.
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Dan Buchanan

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File > Produce Special > Export Audio As and then change the file type from .wav to .mp3
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David Verdugo

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That's Camtasia for Windows, not for Mac.
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Isak Kohaly

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I have a question! I did exactly this and it worked. However all my files had overlapping sound from multiple different recordings and I don't understand how that happened!
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cliconiff

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I know another easy way to extract audio from video and then save the extracted audio files into MP3, WAV, AAC, AC3, M4A, AIFF, FLAC, CAF, etc at: http://www.faasoft.com/articles/extract-audio-from-mp4-avi-mkv-mov-flv-wmv.html

Hope it can help you more or less.
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Tony Konig

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This is bs.  You seem to have removed export audio functionality or changed how it is done.  now this topic is dead but needs a new answer.  windows for me, but mac as well please.
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Harm van Wijk

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export to m4a and then convert m4a to mp3 using VLC Media player :-D
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Dubie

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I would have to disagree with this method.

A m4a is already compressed and then converting it to mp3 is another compression whammy on a already compressed file. Big quality loss to say the least.

If you must convert to mp3 at least start with a .wav file.

:)
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Jean-Philippe Geffriaud

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I agree that it's a pity that Camtasia 9 doens'nt support mp3 export anymore as it was for earlier version.

Many podcaster-Youtuber will migrate from Camtasia because of this.  Go back to mp3 export !
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Dubie

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mp3 is fading away and with advances in audio there are better options.

m4a is basically the replacement for mp3 and Youtube has no problem with that format.

Here is the data from a Youtube video that used the m4a format.

Click image to enlarge:




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Jean-Philippe Geffriaud

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Ok, nice, thanks
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Matthew Hart

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Why make us go through these extra steps. How easy is it just to add the export as mp3 as well. Really disappointed in Techsmith.
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Rick Stone

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Hi there

I believe I saw elsewhere in a different thread that the issue was one of a cost balance for TechSmith. There were fees involved in allowing the MP3 export and that's why it was removed. 

Cheers... Rick :)
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I appreciate your post information. I have been searching for the same information. Can I  convert youtube to mp3 file? Then it will be helpful for me because I always listening to music through youtube.
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Joe Morgan

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There are many ways to download an mp3 directly through You Tube.
Or the video, whichever is preferred.
There are both free and paid for options.
https://thesweetbits.com/best-youtube-downloader-for-mac/

Regards,Joe
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such pathetic excuses, just add mp3 option to export files in mp3. is that HARD?
why would someone export in other formats and then convert it to mp3 by using other softwares?
these people are just dumb, they don't listen to so many customers and continue their stupid stubbornness. fucking idiots!