How to convert FLV to MP3 on Mac?
"I'd like to download some YouTube videos to my iPod. I use a Firefix extention to download .flv files, but I can't use them. All the converters I googled were Windows only. I'd also love to convert YouTube flv to mp3 on Mac. Does anyone know an application that can do that. Possibly free or shareware? Thanks."
If you are looking for online conversion than Zamzar and Hey Watch are the best converters to convert videos online. They support downloading from YouTube, Google Video, Yahoo! Video, metacafe, Reuters.com, etc, and converting the FLV video to MP3, QuickTime MOV, AVI, WMV, MP4 and iPod video M4V. Both of them are very simple to use, just upload you file or specify a URL address there and they will convert it for you with in a minutes.
And if you looking for Desktop conversion software than iFunia FLV Converter for Mac is the best one. This one is fully compatible with OS X Lion. Head over here and download the free trial version. It can handle FLV to MP3 conversion and can convert also FLV to nearly anything you would want on Mac. The program also supports batch conversion so you can add multiple FLV video in a queue and quickly grab a cup of coffee while the program converts them to the desired MP3 format. Here are the easy steps.
Step 1. Run iFunia FLV Converter for Mac and add FLV video files
Now run iFunia FLV Converter on your Mac and click the big button "Add Files" to add FLV video files, you may add as many FLV videos as you want for FLV to MP3 batch conversion.
Step 2. Select MP3 from the output format list.
There are almost all common audio formats available for you to choose to convert to. Here I set the output format to 'MP3-MPEG Layer-3 Audio (*.mp3)' and the audio codec as default. Remember that the output file size mostly depends on the Bitrate you set. Larger Bitrate, larger file size. Actually MP3 audio with bitrate as 128 is acceptable.
Step 3. Start converting FLV to MP3 video
Now you may click the big button "Start" to begin converting FLV to MP3 on Mac.The convert progress bar shows you how much of the encoding is completed. The encoding time will depend on several variables including: the duration of the video file, the speed of your computer, what other activity your computer is currently doing and the bitrate you set.