PBconvert Script - README


PBconvert is a small Bash script which converts MP4 video files to MP3 sound files using the 'ffmpeg' and 'lame' packages.


PBconvert - MP4 to MP3 conversion


  • Copy the directory pbconvert to your computer.
  • Open the script in your favorite text editor and customize the configuration section.
  • Make the script executable: chmod +x
  • Change to the directory of the script: cd /path/to/script/pbconvert
  • Copy some MP4 video files to the input directory pbconvert/input.
  • Run the script from the command line: ./
  • Get the converted MP3 sound files from the output directory pbconvert/output.


This is a free tool and support is not included and guaranteed. Nevertheless I will try to answer all your questions if possible. So write to my email address biegel[at] if you have a question :-)


The PBconvert script is licensed under the MIT License (Expat) which is published on the official site of the Open Source Initiative.