How to Turn an FLV File Into an iTunes File

By Jeff Grundy

Many fans of sites like YouTube or MegaVideo frequent the sites to watch their favorite music videos. Although using iTunes is a more efficient method of managing and listening to music, you might not have a CD or MP3 with the music you want. In addition, even if you download FLV videos from YouTube, you still cannot use iTunes to play them, because the program does not support the format. Nevertheless, if you want to convert your favorite FLV videos for use in iTunes, conversion websites allow you to so free of charge.

FLV2MP3.com

Step 1

Navigate to the FLV2MP3.com website. Enter the URL address for the webpage that contains the video from which you want to extract audio and transfer to your iTunes library. Alternatively, click the "Convert by upload" tab on the site and click the "Browse" button to search for a FLV video on your computer to upload to the site.

Step 2

Click the "Next" button on the page and wait while the FLV2MP3.com site retrieves the video from the website you entered or uploads the video from your computer.

Step 3

Click the "Save" or "Save File" option on the download pop-up window when prompted. Click the "OK" button choose a folder on your computer in which to save the new MP3 file.

Step 4

Type a name for the new MP3 file and click the "Save" button. Your browser downloads the MP3 file. You can now play the file within iTunes.

Grab Tube

Step 1

Go to the GrabTube.com website. Type or copy and paste the URL for a page that has a Flash video you want to convert to MP3 for use with iTunes. Select "MP3" from the drop-down box and click the "Download" button. If you want to upload a FLV video from your computer, click the "Browse" button on the GrabTube home page. Select a video file on your PC to upload to the site and click the "OK" button. Select the "MP3" option and click the "Convert file!" button.

Step 2

Wait while GrabTube fetches the video from the remote website or uploads the file from your computer. Depending on the size of the video file, this process could take several minutes. Once GrabTube retrieves the video file, click the "Convert Now" button.

Step 3

Click the "Save" or "Save File" option on the pop-up window and then "OK." Navigate to the folder on your computer where you want to save the MP3 file and click the "Save" button. After the file downloads to your computer, you can open and play it within iTunes.

GetAudioFromVIdeo.com

Step 1

Open your Web browser and go to the GetAudioFromVideo.com website. In the "Download your favorite YouTube videos!" text box, enter the URL for the video you want to convert. Or, click the "Convert by uploading your file" tab and click the "Browse Files" button. Select the video file to upland click the "Open" button.

Step 2

Click the "Search" button if converting a file on a website. Alternatively, click the "Convert" button if uploading a FLV file from your computer.

Step 3

Wait for the site to retrieve the video from the website or upload a file from your computer. GetAudioFromVideo.com displays the video on a new page. Click the "Download" button.

Step 4

Navigate to a folder in which to save the MP3 file. Click the "Save" button. Play the downloaded MP3 file in iTunes.