Convert FLV to MP3?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Neonguy, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Is there any sotware on a Mac to convert FLV to MP3. I know PC have one but what about the Mac?

    Thanks
     
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    jeremy.king

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    You really want to convert a video format to audio? if you are just looking to capture the audio, then use something like Audio Hijack.

    Or did you really mean convert to mpeg4 video?
     
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    twistmac

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    i just tried isquint, a simple but powerful utility.
     
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    Warbrain

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    This is the best option. You just need to make sure to enable invert mapping when you convert from FLV to something else.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    Afaik all the apps listed above reencode the audio to save the audio as mp3.
    iExtractMP3 however, claims and seems to extract the original mp3 contained in the flash file, which means there's no loss of quality due to reencoding.
    http://osx.iusethis.com/app/iextractmp3
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    easy answer

    there are at least a dozen websites that will do this conversion for free either by upload or from a direct link to a video online. my favorite is catchvideo.com. i often do this to make ringtones out of certain videos online.
     
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    im sorry... catchvideo.NET
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    There is a much easier way

    this is a LOT easier then you think just hold control button and click on the file then hit get info. Next go to name and extension and at the end it should say .flv
    just click the end hit backspace and enter in mp3

    a thing will come up click mp3 and boom its an mp3 file!!!
     
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    GGJstudios

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    Changing a file extension does NOT convert the file! I can't wait for your 2nd post in the forums, to see what kind of advice you offer next! :rolleyes:
     
  12. macrumors 6502

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    Wow, um... now I've seen everything. That's awesome.
     
  13. macrumors member

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    AudialHub can convert FLV to MP3 easily. And it's a bit more user-friendly than ffmpegx. However not free :(, but if you buy it, then you have a kickass audio converter :D.
     
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    bigjnyc

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    Awesome!!! i cant beleive its that simple? does this work for converting to MPEG too? how about if i just want a still image of the video can i just rename it JPEG? You must be an apple Genius, i thought you guys couldnt post here :rolleyes:
     
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    alphaod

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    Let's be nice.

    He would have been right if someone asked how to convert a DivX file to AVI. (Just rename the extensions)
     
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    SnowLeopard2008

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    renaming extensions only for some files. definitely not flv to mp3
     
  17. macrumors newbie

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    Actually it worked for me

    actually it worked for me i downloaded the flv files with realplayer downloader
    i changed the file extension and i easily added it to itunes and played it with my ipod maybe ur macs just arent as magical as mine so now i got free music:p:p:p
     
  18. macrumors newbie

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    This is by FAR the best option out there - thanks!!! Tiny program, super fast, good quality.
     
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    windstarfy

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    You're welcome! :)
     
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    jnguyen4

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    that just turns it into an mp4 video.

    then u gotta use quicktime pro and extract the audio. then export it. once its in itunes, convert it to mp3 because its in m4r.
     
  22. macrumors newbie

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    Using VLC to convert FLV to MP3

    After much misdirection from forums I found this worked. It requires a double pass in VLC (otherwise it only grabs the first 30 sec or so) but it works fine after that:

    Open VLC (which is ACTUALLY free, not like most quoted rubbish)
    File>Open File
    Select the file using "Browse"
    Tick "Streaming/Saving"
    Click "Settings"
    Click the radio button for File and browse to make a working file "working.mpa"
    Select Encapsulation "mpa"
    Tick Audio in the third box down and specify ".mpa" and 128kps, channels 2
    Click Ok and Ok (wait while it works)

    File>Open File (the one you just made)
    Select the file using "Browse"
    Tick "Streaming/Saving"
    Click "Settings"
    Click the radio button for File and browse to where you want it and name it with ".mp3" on the end
    Select Encapsulation "Raw"
    Tick Audio in the third box down and specify "mp3" and 128kps, channels 2
    Click Ok and Ok
    Might need to wait a second while it does it's thing.
    Now open the final file in iTunes.
     
  23. macrumors regular

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    Thanks a lot very easy app to use and it is super fast!!
     
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    angemon89

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    Quicktime pro is the best for doing this. Unfortunately it'll run you $30 but it's well worth it IMO.
     
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    Keniff

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    ^

    Wise words
     

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