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Some teachers want to use these videos in class but they don't have an internet connection there. Some students want to work with their videos in their MP4 player. Some leaners would like to listen to the audio from the videos over and over again, in their car, when going for a walk, while waiting for the bus or at the doctor's waiting room, so they would need the mp3 audio track from the video. NOW IT'S POSSIBLE, here's how to:
1- You need to install Firefox, the best internet browser. If you are not already using this browser you can install it for free here:
2- Now, using your Firefox, go to this page:
Install the plugin clicking on the button "+ Add to Firefox".
When you enter my website and start playing a video, at that moment three little balls (red, blue and yellow) will start rotating somewhere in your Firefox toolbar. Click on the right of the balls to see the drop-down menu and choose the name of the video to download. A window will open for downloading. Write there the name for the video, making sure you add the extension .flv (for example: myvideo.flv). The video will now be downloaded to your download folder (C:/documents/downloads) or the Desktop or wherever your browser is set to store it.
(Make sure there are no copyright issues before downloading a video)
3-If you can't open the video then you need to install a video player which can open flash videos (most of the videos on the internet are flash videos). Fortunately there is also a free player for this. If you need it, you can download it for free from this page:
videolan player: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
This is the best video player available, it can open almost all existing formats, so I recommend downloading it even if you don't seem to need it at the moment.
Now you can take your video to another computer (but make sure you also take your videolan player in case you need it in the other computer). If you also need the transcription and explanations, just print them using the PRINT icon you can find above the transcription on my website pages.
Once you have the video in your computer, you can extract the audio track from it and you can listen to it anywhere in your MP3. To do this you need an audio extractor. There is a very good one for free, you can download it here:
This programme is actually a video converter, it can convert a video file to any other format, including audio formats. When you open Format Factory you will have a window. Simply drag your video file from your dektop into the programme window and when you do, you will be prompted a list of formats to choose. Choose MP3 (it's down in the list) and then press the start button to begin the conversion. You can also choose mp4 or any other video or audio format. The mp3 file will be created in the folder "FFOutput" inside your Windows Document folder.