- How to edit and convert MP3 to lossless FLV?
MP3 and FLV are two formats that are used frequently in our daily life. You may have a lot of MP3 files on your portable devices or CDs. FLV is a format that is commonly used for online presentation. This article is to tell you how to edit and convert MP3 to FLV without loss of quality for uploading online or playback in FLV player.
Before all, I'd like to simply explain what are MP3 and FLV.
MP3 (Moving Picture Experts Group Audio Layer III) is a digital audio encoding format using a form of lossy data compression. It is commonly used as an audio format for consumer audio storage, and also a de facto standard of digital audio compression for transfer and playback of music on digital audio players. It is designed to greatly reduce the amount of data required to represent the audio recording and still sound like a faithful reproduction of the original uncompressed audio for most listeners.
FLV, short for Flash Video, is a file format used to deliver video over the internet using Adobe Flash Player version 6 and above. It widely used by YouTube, Fox, NBC, Reuters.com, Metacafe, and many other news providers. The format has quickly established itself as the format of choice for embedded video on the web. It is viewable on most operating systems, since as long as there is Adobe Flash Player and web browser plugin installed, it can be played. It also can be played with several third-party programs such as MPlayer, VLC media player, Quicktime, etc. For FLV files on your computer, you can play them with a free player called Moyea FLV Player.
Why convert MP3 to FLV?
If you are running a website and would like to add some video or audio contents, you can upload some FLV video or audio. It will make your website or blog more interesting. If you don't like to get simple audios on your site or blog, you can even add some video to make an MTV. It is very easy with some handy MP3 to FLV editor and converter.
How to edit and convert MP3 to FLV?
Well, as I mentioned above, you can edit and convert MP3 to FLV with some MP3 to FLV editor and converter. Here, I'd like to recommend FLV Editor Lite and FLV Editor Ultimate. The Lite version is totally free with few limitations while the Ultimate version is with more functions and without limitations. Here I'd like to take the Lite version as an example.
As is shown on picture above, you can edit the MP3 or FLV easily.
1. Import FLV/ MP3. You can import FLV from your computer, Media Library of YouTube FLV Downloader, and IE Cache. And you can also import MP3 files by clicking the right button. Please note: only 5 files can be imported in which only a single MP3 file can be imported to this Lite version. The Ultimate version is without this limitation.
2. Preview on Resource List. The files imported will be placed on Resource List where you can double click on file to preview.
3. Drag to Timeline for edit. To edit the MP3 or FLV file, you must drag the file to Timeline.
4. Edit MP3 and FLV on Timeline. To edit MP3 and FLV files, you have several choices. You can use the buttons on Timeline Toolbar, edit with the right-click menu on Timeline, or use short-cut keys to edit. You can trim MP3/ FLV, cut MP3/ FLV, merge MP3/ FLV, etc. To trim the MP3 and FLV, you can drag the edge of a clip. No matter how many clips you have dragged on Timeline, they will be output as a single FLV file.
Edit with buttons on Timeline Toolbar.
You can link the selected MP3, or FLV audio with an FLV video with the help of Link button. You can select the files with the help of Ctrl on your keyboard.
With Unlink button, you can rip FLV video and audio, and thus you can delete the audio and replace it with an MP3.
With the help of Scissor button, you can cut MP3 and FLV file. Just drag the pointer to the right position and click the button to cut.
If you have done some wrong settings, you can click Undo or Redo button to resume.
Edit with right-click menu on Timeline.
With right-click menu, you can rename the selected clip for easier editing. The output file name will not change.
You can also trim blank area among clips with the Trim Blank option.
Other than those above, you can insert FLV and MP3 file to Timeline as well as Resource List. Only single file can be imported at one time.
Edit with short-cut keys.
Ctrl + A to select all clips on Timeline;
Ctrl + Z to undo or redo;
Ctrl + left/right to move the clip;
Ctrl + click on clip to select or deselect multiple clips on Timeline. And then you can move them together.
Delete: Press Delete key on keyboard and you can delete the selected clip or clips on Timeline.
5. Real-time preview the effects on Timeline. Clicking the Play button on Preview pane, and you can preview the clips on Timeline. What you see is exactly what you get.
6. Export FLV or SWF.
If you'd like to play the exported file with FLV player, you can click Export FLV button.
If you'd like to play the exported file in YouTube FLV Downloader Library, you can click Export FLV to Media Library button.
If you'd like to play the exported file on your portable devices, you can click Export FLV to FLV to Video Converter Pro 2. With the help of the converter, you can convert the file to WMV, AVI, MPEG, MP4, 3GP, MOV, etc.
If you'd like to upload the exported file onto your website or blog, you can click Export SWF button. You have many selections of glamorous player skins, preloaders, and special effects.
For Lite version, you have only 3 choices in each section of Player skin, Special effects, and Preloader. But for Ultimate version, you have 30 attractive player skins, 14 special effects, and 16 preloaders options. Clicking here, you can take a look at the effects.
There is limitation in Profile section with Lite version. The navigation on click is set to the official site for this product and can not be reset. Ultimate version is without this limitation. You can set whether to auto play the video or audio, whether to auto load, whether to auto hide control bar, etc. It helps a lot on customizing your player.
Clicking OK and you can select the export folder, export file name, export type, as well as whether to generate an HTML file.
Please note, there will be an FLV, an SWF, an HTML, and a JPEG generated at last. You must upload them all to the same path on our server.
How to embed the FLV and SWF to your website or blog?
The following codes are helpful.
codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=8,0,0,0" width="320" height="240">
<param name="movie" value="example.swf">
<param name="quality" value="high">
<param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" />
<param name="allowFullScreen" value="True" / >
<embed src="example.swf" quality="high" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer"
type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="320" height="240" allowScriptAccess="sameDomain" allowFullScreen="True">
You can replace the bold part, "example.swf", with your own SWF file, and reset width and height.
The SWF file is for playing the FLV file generated together with this SWF.
Now you have a lossless FLV from MP3. Enjoy it on your website or with your FLV player with more fun.