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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 from youtube) and you want to put them on a music player, you can use this script.

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First make a file called


Then paste the following in it:

for f in *.flv; do
    echo "Converting $f"
    ffmpeg -i "$f" "${f%.flv}.mp3"

Save, and make it executable:

chmod +x ./

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


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