Links for Converting Video to Audio Backing Tracks

Links for Converting Video to Audio Backing Tracks

Backing tracks:
http://www.guitarbackingtrack.com/
Search Youtube.

Interface article re converting video formats to audio
Online converters:
http://www.zamzar.com and http://www.keepvid.com (for extracting audio from Youtube backing tracks).
vixy.net
1. Copy the URL from the youtube video page
2. Go to http://vixy.net/ and paste the URL in the box
3. From the pull-down menu, select “MP4 for iPod” (this is a both efficient and compatible video format)
4. Click ‘start’, and wait for it to convert and download
5. When it is downloaded, drag’n’drop the file into the iTunes application

Once you have found the video you want, copy the link and go to http://keepvid.com/
follow the instructions to download, save to file and transfer as needed to other media

TubeSock : Just another one to throw into the mix is TubeSock. TubeSock 2.0 downloads YouTube videos from the web and saves them to your video iPod, Mac, or PlayStation Portable. TubeSock knows how to convert the video using the codecs and bitrates best for each device. It can even add the video to iTunes for you. TubeSock runs natively on both Mac OS X and Windows XP.

TubeSock can play back YouTube videos directly. Just copy & paste the YouTube URL, and TubeSock will play the video for you. Click “Save” to save the video to your computer or iPod. TubeSock converts YouTube’s native FLV file format into H.264, MP4, or MP3 files. It automatically determines the appropriate file format, bitrate, and naming convention for the selected target device.

TubeSock can grab just the audio portion of a track and add it to iTunes, too. Find your favourite tracks, outtakes, and live recordings on YouTube, then click “Save” to copy them to your iPod. YouTube already uses MP3 for audio, so the conversion is quick and there’s no loss of audio fidelity. It integrates with Safari and Firefox

TubeSock costs $15. Until you register, TubeSock will convert only the first 30 seconds of a video.
Check it out at: http://stinkbot.com/Tubesock/

• If you have downloaded the video, then download a program called ‘AoA Audio Extractor’
(its free) and it will extract the audio from the video into any audio format.
For apple mac check out the instructions on this site. No additional
• software is required.
http://www.thewwwblog.com/download-youtube-videos-safari-browser-mac-os-x.html
Once download iTunes can also be used to change video formats
http://learnola.com/2008/12/17/apple-itunes-tutorial/
• Another alternative is to download the free VLC software which can read
a wide range of file types.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-macosx.html


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