Tuesday, February 01, 2005

FLV to other video formats

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I’ve been looking around for a couple of days now, trying to find something that can convert Flash Video (.FLV) to other Video formats. There’s a lot of products that can convert .SWF to any video format and a lot of info about creating .FLV files... For the project I’m working on I don’t have time to import the .FLV’s to flash and export it as .SWF and then convert it.

When asking on Macromedias General Flash forum a guy called urami_ replied:
"There is no any other really because FLV is not any video standard, it's macromedia standard only.
It is to force you continue getting their products for stuff like online streaming , like the COM
SERVER because no other well know technology will support it. Afraid you have no choice."

Discussion: .flv to avi or .mov or .mpeg or ...

Then I thought I hit the jackpot this morning when a colleague of mine emailed me about Canopus Procoder 2.0. The Technical spec said in there Source Formats: Macromedia® Flash™ video to be one of the supported input formats. Yihaa, finally found it I thought and were about to buy it when my Colleague called me up. He had bought it and discovered that it – as usual – only supported .SWF and not .FLV

Doesn’t .FLV to Video converters exist. Doesn’t anyone but me – and my colleague – need this? Is there legal rights etc? that usually never stops developers in the internet community.

11 Comments:

Blogger Tinic Uro said...

ffmpeg supports FLV encoding and decoding:

http://ffmpeg.sourceforge.net

ffmpeg is probably the one tool which support every codec under the sun. And it's Open Source!

The FLV file format is also extensively documented in the SWF file format specification available from Macromedia. Simply google for 'flv file format specification' and hit 'I am feeling lucky!'. Page 173 and following. I can't get easier than that...

2:25 AM  
Blogger SnoboJohan said...

Thank you very much I will look in to this ASAP

12:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I've been trying to convert flv that have sound to mpeg with ffmpeg I always got errors

4:24 PM  
Blogger SnoboJohan said...

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4:54 PM  
Blogger RayReadyRay said...

I am also looking for a flv conversion solution. I am actually really interested in converting audio recorded using Flashcom into mp3 or a format that can be converted to mp3.

12:17 AM  
Anonymous Jake said...

I've just spent an entire afternoon trying to convert .flv files to .mpeg, and have finally found a solution! I'm currently using a program called Riva FLV Encoder 2.0, which can be found here: http://downloads.rivavx.com/index.php?downloads&L=3

Make sure when you are using this program you change the extension of the output file from .flv, to .mpeg or what ever.

It might need a bit of playing with, but I've found it works well.

1:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had the same problem and still had .
i m using riva and i tried to convert FLV to MPEG ,
i successed to convert only without audio.
can anyone attach is configuration?

2:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try using "Total Video Converter" to convert flv to any number of different file formats. It is easy to use and it works well. But beware, it is a trial version.

9:38 AM  
Blogger Jhon said...

FLV converter is my website, It provides all popular FLV converters including FLV encoder, decoder and player. all your comments are welcomed.

12:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

KeepV Flash Converter is a free and powerful utility software that converts Flash/FLV files - http://www.keepv.com/

5:28 AM  
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8:18 PM  

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