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

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  • Doug Troxell
    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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  • coachdale
    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
    I'm so disappointed.  I do need to record system audio to MP3 directly.
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  • timothygetsmail
    I import the exported .wav file from Camtasia into Adobe Audition, then export from Adobe to .mp3. No big deal.
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  • mikeoneildenver
    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
    I'm so disappointed.  I do need to record system audio to MP3 directly.
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  • AdrienneMcLean
    I do my editing in Camtasia then convert to the m4a file , upload into Garageband and then convert into MP3 format. It's annoying to do, I wish that Camtasia converted into MP3 as well. People with PC don't like the mac files. 
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  • Hedy Brand
    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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  • timothygetsmail
    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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  • Hedy Brand
    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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  • Steve
    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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  • EddyKindermans
    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
    File > Produce Special > Export Audio As and then change the file type from .wav to .mp3
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  • David Verdugo
    That's Camtasia for Windows, not for Mac.
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  • Isak Kohaly
    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
    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
    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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  • HarmvanWijk
    export to m4a and then convert m4a to mp3 using VLC Media player :-D
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  • Dubie
    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
    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
    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
    Ok, nice, thanks
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  • Rickstone1975
    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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  • MatthewHart
    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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  • Stern Lee
    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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  • stephensterry853
    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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  • Jerry Smit
    If you are looking for an easier way, you can try Joyoshare Video Joiner. Joyoshare is compatible with both Windows and Mac. It can extract mp3 files from videos without quality loss. Also, before exporting, you can trim and edit your videos. Except for mp3, you still can extract audios with any other formats, like wav, ogg, aac, ac3, flat, etc. 
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  • Ricky P

    Open Camtasia .

    Click share 

     click on Export Audio Only.

    Choose where to save the audio, give it a name .
    It will be saved as wav file.
    Use Audacity to edit and export the video to MP3 if you so wish. Audacity is a Free Audio editing Software.  The video below is a clear guide to help you edit and export your Audio.

    https://youtu.be/z2u8H3wqLkI


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  • James Wolfe

    Agree with most other comments  - PLEASE bring back export mp3...why would a new version of a product become MORE DIFFICULT to use for some functions?

    New versions should be an improvement; not take things away that many of us use. I mean, I can do this on previous versions so I should be able to do it on "better" versions as well.

    Some of us do need the mp3 format for various purposes (ex. creating hundreds of course videos and then including an audio-only version on the course page for each video for those who prefer audio-only and can only play mp3 files) and now our ONLY option is to convert every single file after rendering; why would we need to do that?! Please fix this...

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  • simon

    It's all very well saying M4A is the replacement for MP3 but if you are producing a podcast, for example, Spotify will only recognise MP3s.

    It's not a major task converting to MP3 from M4A but it would be nice to export directly from Camtasia!!!

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