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I just figured this out- thought I'd share. You can convert FLVs (flash video) to something actually playable in quicktime by using ffmpegX.

 

Here's a ffmpegX preset I made that works for me. Just adjust the video size, framerate and bitrate according to your needs and it should work out nicely. It's converting them to Xvid (avi), which you can play in quicktime using the 3vix codec.

 

Of course, if you have a better way to do this, please let me know.

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Guest Clevz

How about a quick way to turn .mov into FLV's?

 

 

I just figured this out- thought I'd share. You can convert FLVs (flash video) to something actually playable in quicktime by using ffmpegX.

 

Here's a ffmpegX preset I made that works for me. Just adjust the video size, framerate and bitrate according to your needs and it should work out nicely. It's converting them to Xvid (avi), which you can play in quicktime using the 3vix codec.

 

Of course, if you have a better way to do this, please let me know.

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Guest jcrash

How about a quick way to turn .mov into FLV's?

 

Sorenson Squeeze 4.3 works a charm.

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Guest the_Monkey

I heard that ffmpeg conversion only worked with v.7 SWFs, but not v.8... know if that's true?

 

-m

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Guest yuppster

I heard that ffmpeg conversion only worked with v.7 SWFs, but not v.8... know if that's true?

 

-m

I've only tried converting FLVs... haven't tried converting SWFs. I'll give it a go.

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I tried converting a few SWFs today and it seemed to work fine outputting to many different codecs. I only had problems with some really old SWFs I had saved on my harddrive. ffmpegX said they were "Unrecognized".

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Guest igorschmigor

Talking about flv's, what's up with the latest submissions at xplsv.tv? Seven different people and they all have their animations in flv-format.

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Oh, silly me. I should have read the latest news on that site. They encourage people to use the $&%* flv-format. AAAaaahrg!

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Guest igorschmigor

Cool, i just got me a free flv-player. Everything's fine now. I love flv.

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I just figured this out- thought I'd share. You can convert FLVs (flash video) to something actually playable in quicktime by using ffmpegX.

 

Here's a ffmpegX preset I made that works for me. Just adjust the video size, framerate and bitrate according to your needs and it should work out nicely. It's converting them to Xvid (avi), which you can play in quicktime using the 3vix codec.

 

Of course, if you have a better way to do this, please let me know.

 

 

ffmpegX is only for mac user.

Is there any way to convert if I am a PC user?

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Here is a free Quicktime plugin that enables flv playback

 

http://perian.org/

http://perian.cachefly.net/Perian_0.5.dmg

 

Once Quicktime can open using this plugin.. converting shouldn't be an issue(assumming u have Quicktime Pro)

 

Or just try VLC from videolan.org... ( I kinda prefer the plugin route )

 

Just found another free app

 

http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/ipod...es/isquint.html

 

Hope it is of some use to all who want to convert flv's on macs

Edited by mojazz

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