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How to Extract Audio from PDF on Windows OS?

Published By Nilesh Kumar
Debasish Pramanik
Approved By Debasish Pramanik
Published On January 23rd, 2024
Reading Time 5 Minutes Reading
Category Adobe PDF

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 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.

What We Have Included in This Post?

  1. A Smart Method to extract multiple PDF audio files.
  2. Steps to get the audio from PDF
  3. Extraction process using the Manual Method.
  4. Limitations of the Manual solution.

A Professional Solution to Extract Audio From PDF Files

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

You can extract and save all kinds of audio files such as WAV,  AIFF, AU, FLAC, APE, WV, MP3, M4A, TTA, SHN, AAC, ATRAC, etc. Users can export audio files using two ways:

  • First, if users want to extract all the files, simply check the “Extract Rich Media” box and skip the given filters. This will export all media files including every audio present in the PDF documents.
  • Second, if users want to extract specific audio from PDF files, then they can apply the given filters. Type the audio format in the “File Type” filter and start the process to get the audio files of that specific format only.

Allows to Export Audio from Password Protected / Restricted PDF

If the user wants to extract audio from PDF & 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 unlock PDF file. Once, the password is added the tool will process the secured file for extraction purposes. Also, if the file is restricted then the software can remove permissions from PDF file and bypass them. 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 audio of all PDF files into a single folder. In the destination location, a single folder is created that will contain all the audio of every PDF file.

-> Apply Page Settings

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

Other Highlighted Features of the Tool

Extract the Following Components As Well

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

It also Supports to Extract All Images from PDF Files

Steps to Extract Audio From PDF Files

1- First, launch the tool and click on the Add Files / Add Folder option.

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

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

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4- Choose the appropriate Rich Media filter and click on Extract to extract audio from PDF files.

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


Extract Audio Attachments From PDF Documents on Windows OS

Adobe Acrobat Reader is a free solution that allows users to extract audio from PDF documents. So, 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 the 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 the attachments.

Manual Method Limitations

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

Also Read: Learn Quick Solutions to Extract Attachments from PDF File


Many users want to extract audio from PDF on Windows OS for 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.


Q1. What are the possible ways to take out the audio from PDF files?

You have the option to use Adobe Acrobat Reader, incase of audio extraction from multiple PDF files then we suggest using the automated software which we have covered in this blog.

Q2. How can I Extract Audio from restricted PDF files?

By using the automated extraction tool, you can simply take out the audio from the PDFs which are restricted.

Q3. Is it possible to extract audio from PDF files by using the tool on Mac OS?

Yes, the tool is available for both Windows(11 & older versions)  and Mac OS X versions for any kind of extraction.