Use Google to find FREE music on the web

Use Google operators to find unprotected directories of audio files or files of type .mp3. -inurl:(htm|html|php) intitle:”index of” +”last modified” +”parent directory” +description +size +(wma|mp3) “Nickelback” This will turn up several directory listings of Nickelback MP3’s. Replace “Nickelback” with the artist, genre or keyword of your liking. Note: this is not intended to be used […]

Download mp3 (music) files with wget

wget -nd -r –no-parent -A.mp3 -A.wma Brief explanation of wget options:-nd – don’t create directories-r – recursively download–no-parent – don’t ascend to the parent directory-A – allows you to specify which types of accepted files should be downloaded. In this case, all files with the .wma and .mp3 file extension will be downloaded. More: Use Google […]

Converting Audio Files and Videos Using FFMPEG

ffmpeg can be used to easily convert audio or video files on any OS – Windows, Linux, or Mac. Common ffmpeg Parameters -i <filename> – PathFilename of source file -y – Overwrite the existing output file without prompting -an – Disable audio Video Related ffmpeg Parameters -aspect <aspect ratio> – Set Aspect Ratio for the […]

How to Convert a Flash Video File (.flv) to MP4 with FFMpeg

Download Flash Video using something like Video DownloadHelper (plugin for FireFox) or KeepVid. Now you have the file you want; it’s time to convert the .flv file to something a little easier to work with.  FFMpeg is very easy to use and can be downloaded here. Open a command prompt. Note: It may be easiest […]

How to create your own YouTube Flash Video Serving site

This post at Daniel’s Random Mutterings explains exactly how to create your own video hosting site allowing users to upload video, automatically convert it to FLV and make it available for anyone to view – all with open source tools. Using a Django CMS system, FFMpeg for the FLV encoding, FLVtools2 for writing meta information, and […]