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How to Extract Audio from PDF on Mac & Windows OS

Nilesh Kumar | Modified: July 14, 2022 | Adobe PDF | 4 Minutes Reading

Along with the text and images, PDF files do contain rich media components as well. PDF contains different types of rich media like 3D images, audio, videos etc. Sometimes, adding audio attachments to PDF is useful in PDF slideshows or in presentations to make it more interactive and interesting. But, sometimes people want to extract audio from PDF for their personal usage.

So, if you are also among those users then, go through this write-up and get the solution.

Tool to Extract Audio from PDF Files

PDF Extractor is the most advanced way to export audio files from PDF documents. With this professional utility, users can easily save attachments and images present in the PDF file. The software is designed in such a way that it gives various filter options for selective PDF extractions. To export data from PDF file, it provides Add Files / Add Folder option to insert multiple PDF documents for extraction. With its Remove / Remove All option delete unwanted PDF files.

Other Highlighted Features of the Tool

Extract the Following PDF Components As Well

  • Attachments and Portfolios
  • Inline Images
  • Text
  • Bookmarks
  • Comments and Highlights
  • Richmedia
  • Hyperlinks
  • Metadata

Support to Extract Pictures from PDF

You can extract and save those extracted images into different formats like TIFF, GIF, BMP, PNG, TGA, PCX, ICO, RAW and PDF file format. They can check the option “Save Inline Images to PDF”. After this, again two filter options are provided i.e. “Create Individual PDF” & “Create Single PDF”. With the “Create individual PDF” option users can save each image of the browsed PDF files into a PDF file format. On the other hand, the “Create Single PDF” option saves all the extracted images into a single PDF format.

Allows to Extract Password Protected / Restricted PDF

If the user wants to extract audio from PDF Mac OS & the files are password locked or restricted then they can use this tool. The software gives the feature to insert the password for the secured PDF file to process further. Once, the password is added the tool will process the secured file for extraction purpose. Also, if the file is restricted then the software supports it. It is not necessary that the user must know the permission password.

Create a Single Folder Option

The software provides this option in the beginning. Enabling this option will allow users to save all the images and attachments of all PDF files into a single folder. In the destination location, the single folder is created that will contain two subfolders i.e. “Attachments” and “Images”. These two folders will contain all the attachments and images of all PDF files.

Apply page Settings

To extract components from PDF, users can specify PDF page numbers / page range / odd pages / even pages.

Steps to Extract Audio from PDF

1- Launch the tool and click on Add Files / Add Folder option.

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2- Choose the destination location by clicking on “Change”.

3- Now, select the Item type as “Rich Media” from the options. Remember if your audio files are attached to PDF rather than embedded then choose “Portfolios/Attachments” option.

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4- Choose the appropriate Rich Media filter and click on Extract.

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5- Finally, the process completion message will be displayed.


Extract Audio Attachment from PDF Documents on Windows

Adobe Acrobat Reader is a free solution that allows users to export audio files from PDF documents. Users have to select each audio file attachment and save them manually as it does not have a direct option to extract attachments.
Now follow these simple steps to save audio files from PDF:

1- Open the PDF file in Adobe Acrobat Reader
2- Click the attachments icon and view associated PDF attachments
3- Select the audio files that are to be saved
4- Then, click on the “Save” button to save audio from PDF
5- Now, choose the destination location and save attachments

Manual Method Limitations

1- No direct option to extract attachments from PDFs.
2- At a time single PDF documents can be extracted.
3- Does not support to extract audio files from restricted PDF documents.

Also Read: Extract Attachments & Portfolio from PDF File


Many users want to extract audio from PDF on Mac or Windows OS due to many reasons. Therefore, in this write-up, we have described solutions for both OS users. So, users can select the desired solution according to their requirements. But, to extract audio from PDF without distorting the quality then, use a professional tool.