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Recommend Software to convert Video in Audio

PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:19 am
by alanjones76
Hey folk,

I am looking for software or apps that can help me to convert my downloaded videos in Audio format.

Like MP4 in MP3 format etc..

I am looking for both type of software paid as well as free.

Re: Recommend Software to convert Video in Audio

PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:05 am
by kazakore
ffmpeg will allow you to extract the audio without touching the codec so you will get zero loss of quality. The quality of audio in the video stream is usually pretty poor though!

https://www.ffmpeg.org/

Check the Extract Audio examples here:
https://gist.github.com/protrolium/e0dbd4bb0f1a396fcb55

Note that you will have to determine the audio codec used and give it the correct extension for the exported file manually. At least as far as I know.... (Using VLC's Media Information is one easy way to do this or there are command line tools if you prefer.)

I am assuming these are videos provided by friends and people you know which you have the rights to. If your video are coming from Youtube or other similar streaming services there is a much better tool but I wont mention it here as we can not condone piracy!