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Help with FLV Conversion?

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by alecr45, Dec 2, 2007.

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  1. alecr45

    alecr45 Thread Starter

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    Hey,

    I really need some help with this, and if anyone could help me, it would be great.

    I am trying to convert the following video:

    http://golfweektv.com/index.asp?ID=3190

    To something I can download ON to my computer. I've tried various "Youtube" FLV Converters online, and none of them seem to work at all. Could anyone point me to a direction that I could use to get this video downloaded?

    Thanks so much for all your help!
     
  2. BrianFLL

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    I just had a similar situation last week. I'm sure there's a better way but this is what I can suggest. It get's the job done, I'm sure some of the pros here can let you something quicker but here goes. Go to www.videolan.org and download the free Videolan VLC media player and install it on your computer. Then copy and past the following link into your browser: http://a9.g.akamai.net/f/9/34087/5m...087/video/Fish_and_Fly/denver_2007/oakley.flv
    This is the "code" for the video you want, your browser should prompt you to save it to your computer. Once it's downloaded open the VLC media player and go to file-open and navigate to the video you just downloaded and it will play. You can also convert it from VLC to other formats using the VLC media player.
    Again I'm sure there is a better way but this does work.
    ;)
     
  3. orijimi

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    I got the same link via Tamper Data, an extension for Firefox that tracks data requests. And converting it is a bad idea, FLVs look crappy in the first place, which is only greatened by a re-encode. You should get the K-Lite Codec Pack so that you can play FLVs in whatever program you're using (probably WMP). The FLV codec in this is much better than the one available for VLC. VLC's has a very limited seek option, and there's a lot of residual artifacting that happens.
     
  4. Therion11

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    If you use firefox, there's an add-on that allows you to scan web pages for flv files and download them, or retrive them from your cache if your browser has already downloaded them into a media player.

    http://www.downloadhelper.net/
     
  5. calvin-c

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    I have no better advice on downloading the FLV, but I've had better quality playing them thru a standalone FLV player than VLC. OTOH VLC provides support for many formats so if your disk space is limited then you might want to sacrifice playback quality for a 'does-it-all program'.

    One standalone FLV player is available from
    http://www.download.com/FLV-Player/3000-2139_4-10467081.html
     
  6. orijimi

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    Wow, Martin's FLV Player used to be crap. It's a whole lot better now, but more than ever it's a system hog. 56.76%! Jesus Christ!
     
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