Saturday, 9 May 2009

Convert Video To An Mp3 Audio File

Heres how to convert a video file to an audio mp3, first open a terminal and install ffmpeg

$ sudo apt-get install ffmpeg

now cd in the terminal to the folder your video file that you want to convert is in then simply enter

$ ffmpeg -i YourVideoFile.flv -ab 160k -ac 2 -ar 44100 -vn YourAudioFile.mp3

and wait for it to convert :) yep it really is that simple.

the -i simply means your input file, the -ab indicates the bit rate, -vn means no video ouput, -ac 2 means 2 channels and the -ar 44100 indicates the sampling frequency.

You can edit these to suit your needs