A decent Audio Converter?

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A decent Audio Converter?

Post by djbones » Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:40 pm

Can anybody recommend an easy to use and safe audio converter?
Youtube to mp3!
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Re: A decent Audio Converter?

Post by skywriting » Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:45 pm

If you Google youtube convertor, you will get lots of results of free online services where all you do is copy the youtube link and press convert. No software required.

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Re: A decent Audio Converter?

Post by djbones » Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:13 pm

skywriting wrote:If you Google youtube convertor, you will get lots of results of free online services where all you do is copy the youtube link and press convert. No software required.
Cheers, I'll give it a go. I thought some software might be required.

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Re: A decent Audio Converter?

Post by linus » Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:14 pm

I'm not sure how, I don't know if it's windows 7 or firefox or google chrome or whatever we've upgraded lately but we now get a handy youtube audio convertor as standard on any youtube link that takes us here: http://www.video2mp3.net

we now get two links under the youtube video either standard or high quality

it's extremely useful for all those youtube uploads where people post hard-to-find/super obscure vinyl rips and so on

look at me sounding like I know what I'm talking about

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Re: A decent Audio Converter?

Post by djbones » Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:54 pm

hey, linus! wrote:I'm not sure how, I don't know if it's windows 7 or firefox or google chrome or whatever we've upgraded lately but we now get a handy youtube audio convertor as standard on any youtube link that takes us here: http://www.video2mp3.net

we now get two links under the youtube video either standard or high quality

it's extremely useful for all those youtube uploads where people post hard-to-find/super obscure vinyl rips and so on

look at me sounding like I know what I'm talking about
Heh, that sounds ace. Been using mediaconverter for the last 10 minutes.

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Re: A decent Audio Converter?

Post by Murray » Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:09 am

Can anyone recommend a current and decent Youtube - MP3 converter which won't fill up the computer with dodgy crap please?

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Re: A decent Audio Converter?

Post by MJHibbett » Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:28 am

Murray wrote:Can anyone recommend a current and decent Youtube - MP3 converter which won't fill up the computer with dodgy crap please?
Keepvid!

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Re: A decent Audio Converter?

Post by Murray » Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:51 pm

Thanks Mark - I'll give it a go when I get home.

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Re: A decent Audio Converter?

Post by noLooking » Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:58 pm

I've got some music on DVDs (taped off of the radio) that I wanted to convert to mp3.

So I need an ISO to mp3 converter. But...you have to pay for them as far as I can see, and I'm not really losing any sleep over it. I wondered if anyone knew a way of getting some freeware that did this, a free trial that was time limited perhaps, rather than one that limited the length of the files you can convert. Or just something that does this for free that I've missed. Anyone?

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Re: A decent Audio Converter?

Post by tonieee » Sat Jan 17, 2015 1:38 am

What format are they on the DVD as?

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Re: A decent Audio Converter?

Post by noLooking » Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:03 am

On the DVD, they're Unix Executable Files, but I've flukily managed to import them into the computer as an ISO. Can this be done another/better way?

I'm glad someone who knows what they're doing has gotten involved. If I'd carried on alone, I'd just get bewildered by the flashing lights and pretty colours and start crying.

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Re: A decent Audio Converter?

Post by tonieee » Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:13 am

I'm not sure I know what I'm doing but hopefully I can give you some pointers.

One thing I do know though, ISO is just a container format holds the contents of a disc. It's the files in the ISO that you need to convert, not the ISO itself. To extract the ISO you'd need to mount it so you can see the files inside (which I know how to do in linux but not on other OSes) however as you can already see the file on the DVD you shouldn't need to worry about that and can just access them from there rather than the ISO file.

You'll need to find out what format the files are. "Unix Executable Files" doesn't sound right for audio files. Do the files have an extension (e.g. .mp3, .m4a, .wav, etc)? You say you taped them off the radio - what did you use to do that? Also what operating system are you on?

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Re: A decent Audio Converter?

Post by noLooking » Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:11 am

Thanks for your help (and continued patience!)

O.K., I think we're already at slightly cross-purposes (entirely my fault). The DVD is a recording from digital radio off of the telly - the picture is just a black screen with a bar saying 'BBC radio' or something along the bottom, but it's basically like removing the soundtrack from a TV programme and converting it to mp3. This presumably explains why the files sound wrong for audio, it's because they're video. I'm on a Mac OS X Version 10.10

Like I've got the faintest idea what that means.

And I was sure yesterday that I'd just push a button and it would say 'finished!'

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Re: A decent Audio Converter?

Post by tonieee » Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:55 am

andyiong wrote:Thanks for your help (and continued patience!)
It's no problem. I'm pleased to be able to help out.
andyiong wrote:O.K., I think we're already at slightly cross-purposes (entirely my fault). The DVD is a recording from digital radio off of the telly - the picture is just a black screen with a bar saying 'BBC radio' or something along the bottom, but it's basically like removing the soundtrack from a TV programme and converting it to mp3. This presumably explains why the files sound wrong for audio, it's because they're video. I'm on a Mac OS X Version 10.10
It sounds like it's a regular DVD video. You should be able to do that with VLC. You can download it from here: https://videolan.org/vlc/. I've found some instructions here: http://www.wikihow.com/Rip-DVD-Audio-to ... dia-Player. I've not done it before so I don't know how accurate they are but if they fail you you could try googling "mac rip DVD video to mp3 using VLC" or something like that.
andyiong wrote:And I was sure yesterday that I'd just push a button and it would say 'finished!'
Once you've got VLC it should bbe.

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Re: A decent Audio Converter?

Post by noLooking » Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:47 pm

Cheers, tonieee, I'll report back later.

(Cos I'm sure everyone's dying to know.)

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Re: A decent Audio Converter?

Post by noLooking » Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:31 pm

I can't get it to work. You're right, in that it's supposed to, but I can see on troubleshooting forums that other people are having the same problem (though not everyone). Bloody thing.

I wasn't all that bothered anyway so I"m giving up, but thanks for making the effort. There's better ways of getting things off of the radio anyway if I think of it.

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Re: A decent Audio Converter?

Post by tonieee » Sat Jan 17, 2015 6:10 pm

andyiong wrote:There's better ways of getting things off of the radio anyway if I think of it.
If it's only BBC you want, there's get_iplayer. I use that in Linux and it's very good. I'm not sure how well it works on Mac but there's a guide to installing here: https://squarepenguin.co.uk/guides/mac- ... all-guide/

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