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Re: [opensuse] Extract Sound From Flash
  • From: Rodney Baker <rodney.baker@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2008 07:11:52 +0930
  • Message-id: <200809190712.02741.rodney.baker@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Fri, 19 Sep 2008 03:13:21 Kai Ponte wrote:
I want to grab the sound from a flash file ( and
save it to a file.

I've googled and not found a solution.


kai ||
remember - a turn signal is a statement, not a request

mplayer -dumpstream -dumpfile <output filename> <flash file/url> may work (if
you have the right codecs installed) but you need to know the correct url to
the flash file. A lot of web sites obfuscate the url to prevent downloading.

This will dump both the video and audio streams. You can then use ffmpeg or
mencoder to extract just the audio from the file and save it in whatever
format you need (again, depending on what codecs you have installed).

I know of one application that has worked reliably for me to grab .flv files
from web sites that hide the urls - unfortunately it is a Windoze app called
Orbit Downloader. I haven't tried it under Wine yet, nor have I found a Linux
equivalent (not one that works for me, anyway).

Rodney Baker VK5ZTV

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-- "Grendel", by John Gardner
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