By MARISA HIVNER
Have you ever heard an original song uploaded on YouTube that you just had to have on your iPod, but there was no link to download or purchase the song? In the case that this scenario should ever happen, I’ll be set because I’ve recently stumbled upon Video2mp3.net.
Video2mp3.net is a conversion site that allows you to convert FLV (flash video) files to Mp3 files. The way it works is by stripping the audio out of the video you provide. And the best part is, it’s absolutely free. You simply enter the URL of the video you want to convert into an Mp3 file (like a YouTube video), select the desired quality of the file, and hit convert.
The conversion process, depending on the quality and size of the video, as well as the Internet connection, can take anywhere from 20 seconds to four minutes. When it is complete, you are taken to a screen where you are given the options of playing the song and downloading it. When you download the converted Mp3, it saves to the download location to which your browser is set. Once you retrieve the file, all that’s left to do is enjoy your new Mp3.
The ability to do this is pretty nifty. However I don’t particularly think it is something of great usefulness anymore. To be honest, much of the use people would find for this program would be as an “alternative” for illegally downloading music; but seeing as how downloading has become a second nature for people today, the use seems a bit archaic.
But you never know when the need may arise for FLV audio.