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Convert FLV's to MP3

Published: 15-06-2008 | Author: Remy van Elst | Text only version of this article


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If you've got a large folder of .flv files (lets say you've ripped them fromyoutube) and you want to put them on a music player, you can use this script.

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First make a file called convert.sh.

vim convert.sh

Then paste the following in it:

#!/bin/bashfor f in *.flv; do    echo "Converting $f"    ffmpeg -i "$f" "${f%.flv}.mp3"done

Save, and make it executable:

chmod +x ./convert.sh

Now copy all your FLV's in that folder, and then open a terminal there:

./convert.sh

Then, when finished remove all the flv's you copied:

rm ./*.flv

Now you have a folder full of mp3's instead of .flv's.

Tags: bash, flv, loop, mp3, snippets