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Video converters?

By Chivas
May 19, 2007
  1. Hey, can someone please tell me how to convert .flv files to .avi, .mp4 and formats like that? or which program to use?

    I need help with that...

    Thanks.
     
  2. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,379

    *****Notice: I may or may not have gotten 2 trojans from one (or more) of these, so make sure your protected and I am sorry if you do get one (or more), but this is what works for me.*****

    ***One more thing: I have a DVD-RW player, so you may or may not be able to see the finished product on your dvd player***

    Download and install FLV Extract ( http://www.videohelp.com/tools?tool=FLV_Extract )

    Download and install VirtualDubMod. ( http://www.videohelp.com/tools?tool=VirtualdubMOD )

    Download and install HuffYuv codec. ( http://www.videohelp.com/tools?tool=HuffYUV )

    Download and unpack these to the VirtualDubMod Plugins folder: . MSU Deblocking v2.2 filter and MSU Denoiser v 1.6.2 filter ( http://compression.ru/video/deblocking/index_en.html ) ( http://compression.ru/video/denoising/index_en.html )

    Download DivX and Install it. ( http://www.divx.com/ )
    **********

    First use FLV Extract. This little program gives you an avi and mp3 in about 2 seconds from your .flv file. Simply run the program and drag and drop your .flv file onto it. It extracts the avi and mp3 to the same folder.

    Load the avi into VirtualDubMod then go Streams - Stream list - ADD and load the mp3 audio file.

    In VirtualDubMod go Video - Filters - Add - and add both msu deblocking and msu denoiser. The default filter values should be fine.

    Again go Filters - Add - resize. Enter New Width: 512. New Height: 384. Filter Mode - select Lanczos3 or Precise Bicubic{A=1.00} . Check the box "Expand frame and letterbox image" then enter width: 720 and height: 480.

    In VDMod go Video - Compression - select Huffyuv codec. I usually set huffyuv to 'Field Threshold = 480.

    Go File - Save As Avi and save out the new file.

    This will give you a filtered huffyuv avi file with mp3 audio with a 720x480 letterbox frame with a 512x384 video inside it. You can stretch the .flv to full screen but it will look like crap. The idea with the letterbox is to make the flv file look as good as possible.

    Now, open up the DivX Converter and convert the AVI to DivX, and burn the file with it.
    If you have nero, you could do it with it, just use Nero Express and when adding the file, make it see all files instead of just supported.

    Good luck.

    you might also need ffdshow ( http://www.videohelp.com/tools?tool=ffdshow ). Install and set it to decode flv1.
    (With ffdshow I only let it decode what I want it to, nothing extra. In your case only FLV1)
     
  3. Magpie

    Magpie TS Rookie

    I have for it Flash to Video Encoder PRO. Easy and simple software for using and understanding. I use it long time and I haven't any problem with converting my flv to avi, mpeg, wmv, etc. files. There is a free trial version without time limit.
     
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    I saw these 2 suggested on another forum:
    DVD Flick
    Super

    Super looks pretty shady, but there were a couple people mentioning it so maybe its not bad, I've not personally tested it though.
     
  5. matt2971

    matt2971 TS Rookie Posts: 28

  6. armstrong

    armstrong TS Rookie

    Total Video Converter 3.10 is the best

    Total Video Converter supports reading the following file formats:

    Video Formats:

    . Rmvb(.rm,.rmvb)
    . MPEG4(.mp4)
    . 3gp(.3gp, 3g2)
    . Game Psp(.psp)
    . MPEG1(.mpg, mpeg)
    . MPEG2 PS (.mpg, mpeg, vob)
    . MPEG2 TS (DVB Transport Stream)
    . Ms ASF(.asf, .wmv)
    . Ms AVI(.avi)
    . Macromedia Flash video FLV (.flv)
    . Real Video (rm)
    . Apple Quicktime(.mov)
    . FLIC format(.fli, .flc)
    . Gif Animation(.gif)
    . DV (.dv)

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    . Matroska (.mkv)

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    . ogm (.ogm)

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    . Video Formats Dx9 Directshow can open


    Audio Formats:
    . CD audio(.cda)
    . MPEG audio(.mp3, mp2)
    . Ms WAV(.wav)
    . Ms WMA(.wma)
    . Real Audio (.ra)
    . OGG(.ogg)
    . Amr audio(.amr)
    . AC3(.ac3)
    . SUN AU format (.au)
    . Macromedia Flash embedded audio(.swf)
    . Audio Formats Dx9 Directshow can open


    Game Video Formats:
    . Technologies format, used in some games(.4xm)
    . Playstation STR
    . Id RoQ used in Quake III, Jedi Knight 2, other computer games
    . format used in various Interplay computer games,Interplay MVE
    . multimedia format used in Origin's Wing Commander III computer game,WC3 Movie
    . used in many Sega Saturn console games, Sega FILM/CPK
    . Multimedia formats used in Westwood Studios games, Westwood Studios VQA/AUD
    . Used in Quake II, Id Cinematic (.cin)
    . used in Sierra CD-ROM games, Sierra VMD
    . used in Sierra Online games, .sol files
    . Electronic Arts Multimedia, Matroska
    . used in various EA games; files have extensions like WVE and UV2
    . Nullsoft Video (NSV) format



    Total Video Converter supports generating the following file formats:

    Video Formats:
    . MPEG4(.mp4)
    . 3gp(.3gp, 3g2)
    . Game Psp(.psp)
    . MPEG1(.mpg, mpeg)
    . NTSC, PAL DVD mpeg
    . NTSC, PAL SVCD mpeg
    . NTSC, PAL VCD mpeg
    . Ms Mpeg4 AVI(.avi)
    . Divx AVI(.avi)
    . Xvid AVI(.avi)
    . H264 AVI(.avi)
    . Mjpeg AVI(.avi)
    . HuffYUV AVI(.avi)
    . Swf Video(.swf)
    . Flv Video (.flv)
    . Gif Animation(.gif)
    . Mpeg4 Mov(.mov)
    . Apple Quicktime(.mov)
    . FLIC format(.fli, .flc)
    . Gif Animation(.gif)
    . DV (.dv)
    . WMV (.wmv)
    . ASF(.asf)


    Audio Formats:


    download link
    http://www.veffect.com/total-video-converter/tvc.exe
     
  7. Mika

    Mika TS Rookie

    =))

    to convert .flv files to .avi, .mp4 and anoher I also advice you to use Flash To Video Encoder PRO! =)
     
  8. enjoycoming555

    enjoycoming555 TS Rookie

    I used the SuperAVconverter that supports all audio and video files conversion. It doesn't take that long too convert a 1-&-a-half-hour movie with average qualities. It only took me about 21 minutes. Very fast.
     
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