Convert Video Audio to MP3 with FFmpeg
To rip the audio from a video file and encode it to mp3:
ffmpeg -i MOVIE.webm -vn -q:a 0 AUDIO.mp3
-q: sets fixed quality scale (VBR) to the selected stream, which is
a (all audio streams), and passes
0 to the audio codec (LAME) which interprets it as "highest quality".
9 would be "lowest quality".
-vn option makes sure that only the audio is processed and not the video, which speeds up things a lot.
Encoding into mp3 will cause loss audio quality. Another option is to encode it to lossless flac:
ffmpeg -i MOVIE.webm -vn AUDIO.flac
But some people like to reserve flac for audio that is of high quality and it could be that the source movie does not have that.
A third option is not to re-encode anything at all and just copy the stream directly. See the last source below for more information on that.