I have some songs which are in mp4 format and I want to convert them into mp3 format.
I am new to Ubuntu/Linux. So please explain the step by step process or give any software which can do the above job.
I would recommend Sound Converter. It is extremely simple to use for what you want. You can find it in the Software Center, or install it from the terminal:
All you need to do is open it up, change your preferences (Edit -> Preferences) then click the "Add File" or "Add Folder" buttons to add the music to be converted, and click Convert. It doesn't get much simpler.
I have extracted the audio from
I found that the most reliable way to allow
In addition, the following script, which I have modified, (credit to the original creator), preserves the original name of the file in the newly converted file, which may be useful for you. Save it in a text editor and make it executable with
In addition, following a suggestion by evilsoup, you could also use the following one-liner. It 'converts every MP4 in the current directory to an MP3', preserves the original name of the file, and 'to use it for an flv or avi or whatever, simply change both instances of mp4':
If you mean export the audio from the video MP4 file then use ffmpeg, I do this all the time from FLV files. Firstly install ffmpeg:
Then you run this:
It might say that your missing some codecs for MP4, in that case just run:
And find it to install.
By the way, you can get more information about this by searching the web. Here are a few useful resources, found in this way:
Whether you mean video or audio, Audacity works great (it can extract audio from any supported video file). I use it now. I used to use ffmpeg, but it was a little complicated and some formats weren't available/didn't work.
FF Multi Converter is a simple graphical application which enables you to convert audio, video, image and document files between all popular formats, using and combining other programs. It uses ffmpeg for audio/video files, unoconv for document files and PythonMagick library for image file conversions.
The goal of FF Multi Converter is to gather all multimedia types in one application and provide conversions for them easily through a user-friendly interface. Extra options will be gradually added.
The application is written in python and PyQt.
All code is licensed under the GNU General Public License.
FF Multi Converter is free software - software that respects your freedom.
Conversions for several file formats.
Very easy to use interface.
Access to common conversion options.
Options for saving and naming files.
Installing on Ubuntu and Debian
To add the ppa to your system resources and install ffmulticonverter, open a terminal and enter:
Just change ppa name to ppa:ffmulticonverter/unstable and type the same commands as above.