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Convert WAV to FLV audio only on Mac cheap?
April 6, 2011 7:08 AM   Subscribe

[My friend has] a 771mb .wav audio file [he] desperately needs to compress into an audio-only .flv file. Is there a freeware, shareware or inexpensive software tool that will help [him accomplish] this? Big thanks in advance.

Posted on behalf of a friend, which is explanation for brackets.
posted by terrapin to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
 
I just successfully tested a .wav to .flv conversion using ffmpeg and Perian on Mac OS X:

ffmpeg -i inputfilename.wav outputfilename.flv

I'm not sure about .flv support on other platforms, but I'm sure similar packages exist.
posted by usonian at 7:40 AM on April 6, 2011 [2 favorites]


Audacity can do this via Export using custom setting for ffmpeg. It runs just fine on OS X.
posted by tommasz at 8:02 AM on April 6, 2011


Seconding ffmpeg will run on Windows, Linux, or Mac, as long as you are not command-line-phobic. And 90% of the other tools are just going to use ffmpeg in the background anyway (like the aforementioned audacity).
posted by idiopath at 8:20 AM on April 6, 2011


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