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FLV to MP3 Free Converter

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Video-hosting sites like YouTube are also a great source of free tunes. Even if the audio quality isn't usually the best, at least you can hear the song you're searching for, maybe with a video of a turntable spinning the vinyl original. You can save the YouTube vid, but to play the tune on your MP3 player or add it to your MP3 collection, you'll need to extract the audio. That's easy to do, though: Just convert Flash videos saved from YouTube and other sites into MP3s. Generally speaking, you have two choices: 1) an all-in-one conversion utility; or 2) freeware designed to convert between a few file types. All-in-one tools can be fiddly and even expensive. On the other hand, choosing a freeware conversion tool can be potluck. Cassiopeia's FLV to MP3 Free Converter not only does the job, but it also comes bundled with a similar (and similarly simple) tool: FLV to AVI WMV MPEG Free Converter. Together they make it easy to convert Flash files into MP3 audio files or widely compatible video formats.

An ad-supported splash screen let us choose Convert to AVI or Convert to MP3; we chose the latter. FLV to MP3 Free Converter has a plain but efficient and easy-to-read interface; a square dialog box with simple controls and a file list. The bottom half contains MP3 audio settings, including Bitrate, Frequency, and Channels. A helpful feature lets you tell the program what to do when output files already exist: Auto-rename, Overwrite, or Skip.

We loaded a Flash video clip saved from YouTube, selected our output options, and pressed Start. FLV to MP3 Free Converter processed our file with speed. We clicked the converted file, and it played normally in our usual media player. The sound quality was better than we expected, considering the low-fi original, the Web download, and the file conversion -- certainly not dramatically worse than the average MP3. FLV to MP3 Free Converter proved an easy-to-use tool that puts tons of tunes, movie scenes, and video clips within reach of your MP3 player. The companion AVI tool just seals the deal.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.2 stars

    out of 13 votes

    • 5 star: 6
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 4
  • Current version:

    3.2 stars

    out of 13 votes

    • 5 star: 6
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 4
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  • 1.0 stars

    "Computer killer"

    February 9, 2013  |   By jabababa

    Version: FLV to MP3 Free Converter 3.2.20

    Pros

    You get a chance to try out the previous good Windows installation option on your OS

    Cons

    Not many. Only a small, kind of troublesome problem called Claro - which is a kind of Malware that hijacks your browser among other things, and is near to impossible to get rid of unless you want to go back to a previous working installation of your OS, or just reformat your computer and reinstall Windows or whatever you might running on it.

    Summary

    Avoid. AVOID!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Infected with virus"

    January 31, 2013  |   By bpgoss

    Version: FLV to MP3 Free Converter 3.2.20

    Pros

    Works as advertised

    Cons

    Infected with virus that hijacks your browser. Was using firefox 18.0.1 and it kept changing my search bar in the top right to yahoo. Tried to change back to google from the drop down menu but it stayed on yahoo. Tried manually removing add-ons or uninstalling the convertor but neither worked. Had to use system restore.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Infected with virus"

    November 18, 2012  |   By johnmarzan

    Version: FLV to MP3 Free Converter 3.2.20

    Pros

    don't know. havent tried yet

    Cons

    infected with malware or virus. ugh.

    Summary

    don't download until this thing is fixed.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Your browser may get hijacked by Claro"

    November 17, 2012  |   By althetrainer

    Version: FLV to MP3 Free Converter 3.2.20

    Pros

    I don't know if there's any con because as soon as my browser got hijacked I was too busy trying to remove it. Didn't even try it once.

    Cons

    The previous reviewer was correct. This download comes with a nasty malware Claro that will hijack your browser. I did un-check all the default boxes before downloading but as soon as the download was completely my Kaspersky detected the malware and deleted part of it. I went to uninstall everything and rest my default browser but no matter what I did Claro was still there every time I open a browser. I ran a full scan using Malwarebytes but couldn't find it anywhere yet Claro kept coming back. Not until I found a tutorial video on Youtube to show me where the malware was hiding, it was then I finally removed it for good.

    Summary

    I am very disappointed with CNET. It's no longer safe downloading freebies here. Now you've been warned, download at your own risk.

    Updated on Nov 17, 2012

    In the Pros area, I meant to say I didn't know if there was any pros, not cons.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Be very careful"

    November 10, 2012  |   By Scotty107107

    Version: FLV to MP3 Free Converter 3.2.20

    Pros

    It works, does what it says & that's all, lots of similar programs.

    Cons

    Be very careful what you click on when downloading via CNET now, leave the wrong box ticked & you'll suddenly by bombarded with Claro Malware that will do much much more than you suspect. Easiest way to remove it is drastic, go back previous good windows backup :(

    Summary

    Can't trust CNET anymore, maybe they don't realise how evil Claro & co. is.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Nice & easy to use program"

    October 19, 2012  |   By Psyphilo

    Version: FLV to MP3 Free Converter 3.2.20

    Pros

    Could be interesting to translate it to other languages

    Cons

    Selection for output MP3 quality is a must !

    Summary

    I use it with pleasure...

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Amazingly Fast and Accurate"

    July 28, 2012  |   By april666king

    Version: FLV to MP3 Free Converter 3.2.20

    Pros

    Very simple to use.
    User friendly.
    Fast.

    Cons

    I have no problems

    Summary

    I added an item to convert and it was done in less than 10 seconds. Very great product.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Works well but converts limited file size"

    June 26, 2012  |   By Nickname4

    Version: FLV to MP3 Free Converter 3.2.20

    Pros

    Easy to use.

    Cons

    Will convert only limited file sizes.

    Summary

    Fine but limited.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "did not work!"

    October 7, 2010  |   By jouwhoo

    Version: FLV to MP3 Free Converter 3.2.20

    Pros

    nothing because it didn't work

    Cons

    did not work

    Summary

    I tried to add my .flv videos to it and it failed every time. What's the point in having it if it doesn' work?

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Does exactly what it says in an efficient way."

    February 5, 2010  |   By Martin996

    Version: FLV to MP3 Free Converter 3.2.20

    Pros

    Does exactly what it is designed to do. Very simple to learn and use.

    Cons

    Nothing yet.

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