Wednesday, April 27, 2016

How to convert MP4, FLV to MP3 on Ubuntu

In this article i will show you how to convert MP4 and FLV video into MP3 audio format on ubuntu, actually not just MP3 but also other audio format.

I have a MP4 video that i get from the internet, it's a music video, all i want is the sound only, it would be great if i could convert the MP4 video into MP3 music file.

To convert video into audio format on ubuntu we can use program called 'soundconverter', soundconverter is gnome based audio converter software.

The good thing is soundconverter is part of ubuntu repository, so we can just install with apt-get command, like this:

sudo apt-get install soundconverter

Watch this video:

Once installed, you can search on your ubuntu dash 'soundconverter', if for some reasons it won't show up on your ubuntu dash, try open it from command line by typing 'soundconverter'.

To start converting click on the 'Add File' button (plus sign), and then hit the 'Convert' button. To change the output format, click on 'Preferences' and select the format that you want.

If for some reasons, MP3 format is not available, you can install MP3 encoding library on ubuntu with this command:

sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly

As you can see soundconverter not only can convert into MP3, but also can convert into other format as well, such as Ogg vorbis (.ogg), Flac Lossless (.flac), MS wave (.wav),  AAC (.m4a), Opus (.opus).

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