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Convert Video to MP3 on Mac

Free programs to convert various video files to mp3 on Mac

There are various video files available to us, some of them can be easily downloaded from Internet through Torrent, there are also Youtube video, Google Video, Yahoo video; some are purchased from iTunes, some are HD video file like mod, tod, AVCHD (m2ts, mts,ts), DV, MOV, flip video file that we shoot by ourselves. There are times we need to convert those video file to mp3 on Mac OS X. I have searched around the Internet and come up with a list of tools (website, freeware and shareware for Mac users) that help to convert any video files to mp3 with fast speed and best hi-fi audio output.

Why people are becoming so fascinated with mp3 audio files?
MP3 becomes more popular because of its smaller file size for CD close quality, more music can fit on one CD in mp3 format and faster it becomes when sending/receiving over Internet. MP3 has become the standard for exchanging music on the Internet. More and more portable playback equipments support mp3 like MP3-CD-Walkmans, Car-radio's, DVD players, iPod, iPhone and Blackberry.

There are mainly three different groups of video file I am going to cover below and will introduce you different tools/programs for each group to convert to mp3 on Mac.

Part 1. Programs specially for converting video file from video sharing community website to mp3

The video sites I mentioned are:
YouTube, MegaVideo, Dailymotion, Metacafe, Veoh, Myspace, Break, iFilm, Google Video, Bolt, ClipJunkie, ClipShack, CollegeHumor, FunnyJunk, Glumbert, GoFish, Grouper, Hallpass, MilkandCookies, Putfile, SantaBanta, Sharkle, Shoutfile, Vimeo, vSocial, Yikers, ZippyVideos... and loads more coming soon!
Scroll down to start turning your video or music video files into mp3s for your cell or mp3 player!
VidToMP3 is a brand new site that allows you to download the audio from none-copyrighted video clips on video sites! VidToMP3 can support all of your favorites, Myspace, Youtube, Google video and more.

Step by Step instruction on How to convert youtube to mp3:

1. Copy the FULL address of the page with the video.
2. Paste the address you copied into the text box below.
3. Click "Download", and wait. Please be patient.
4. When conversion is complete, click on "Download MP3".

Part 2 .Convert DRM'd video file to mp3

Perhaps you've purchased music from iTunes and you want to play those tunes on a non-iPod music player. Apple says no. Maybe you've become a Mac or Linux user, and you need your WMA (Windows Audio) files in a standard, portable format. Microsoft says no. How about making backup copies of your music library? Or burning your favorite tunes to a CD so you can listen in the car? The RIAA says no.

But that doesn't mean you can't.
If you're frustrated by the DRM protection roadblock, check out my list of audio converters below. These programs will help you convert iTunes AAC and M4A formats to MP3, or just about any other sound format you need. You can also use them to convert protected WMA files to MP3. Some of these tools are free, and some require payment. Generally, the paid-for software is a little easier to install and use, so depending on your geek level, choose the one that works best for you.

Audacity - Audacity is a general purpose audio program that allows users to record and edit audio. It works on Windows, Mac OSX and GNU/Linux, as well as a couple other operating systems. If you start Audacity and press the Record button, it will capture the song being played by iTunes. Add the LAME Encoder (also on the Audacity download page) and you'll be able to export from Audacity to MP3 files. (FREE)

Part 3. Convert mod, tod, AVCHD (m2ts, mts,ts), DV, MOV, flip video, MP4, AVI to mp3.

There are times you shoot video clips using your camcorder and would like to save the audio as mp3, for authoring CD. Or there are times you need to convert some audio files to Mp3 for playback on your devices like iPod, iPhone, and other non-Apple mp3/mp4 players. MP3 Converter for Mac can convert JVC Camcorder TOD files to mp3, Canon mod file/Panasonic mod file to mp3, convert Flip video (Mino and Ultra) file to mp3, convert AVCHD (m2ts, ts, mts) file, convert Quicktime.mov to mp3, convert DV, MOV, MP4, AVI, mpeg, wmv, dv, m4v, rmvb, 3gp, mkv and vob to MP3 on Mac with fast speed and original output quality.

MP3 converter for Mac is suitable for both novice and pro alike users; the batch import and batch conversion feature can save your precious time a lot. The program allows you to trim video/audio files and merge pieces together so that you can always get the best part of audio as you wish.

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