Monday, March 22, 2010

Extract audio from a video file in Ubuntu

"mplayer -dumpaudio GummyBearSong.avi -dumpfile gummybear.mp3"

Where:

"GummyBearSong.avi" is the source video, in the example above it was 30 MB
"gummybear.mp3" is the output audio file (in mp3 format), was about 3 MB in size

and surprisingly it took 1 second only!!

I think it runs on other video formats as well, as the source article was working on an "flv" file.

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