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Gordon
12-23-2007, 03:33 AM
Whoever helps answer this, I can give them some really cool free sci-fi-action movies/downloads in return.

I am trying to put a flash video(.FLV) of Ron Paul that I downloaded, and I want to turn it into the best quality format that can play on a DVD Disc.

My question is, what is the most cleanest format to transfer the .flv into, so that I have the least Loss???

I used this program the other day and transfered into, .mpg, .avi and .wmv But all of those had some loss of video picture quality(just enough to be annoying).
http://www.mediaconverter.org/index.php?s=saconverter


So,

1.What is a the best format to transfer to? mpeg 2?

and

2. what is the easiest(and Free) converter to use that will let me do this?


I already have the dvd burning software so that's not a problem.

I just need to know what format for the dvd and what converter.

Thank you!

Gordon
12-23-2007, 03:35 AM
bump

GHoeberX
12-23-2007, 04:39 AM
1) The best thing is to ask the creator of the video for a highquality version.

2) If he doesn't answer your question, use the program SUPER (the best conversion program IMHO - and it's free) and just encode it to another format in the highest quality possible.

Drknows
12-23-2007, 04:55 AM
AVI

Use riva FLV encoder its free.
http://www.rivavx.com/?encoder

its not meant to encode backwards BUT IT DOES!!

you just have to open the file then manually change the file extension in the program from FLV to AVI.

Its fast and easy. Only takes about a min to encode a 10 mb file.

jasonoliver
12-23-2007, 05:11 AM
Whoever helps answer this, I can give them some really cool free sci-fi-action movies/downloads in return.

I am trying to put a flash video(.FLV) of Ron Paul that I downloaded, and I want to turn it into the best quality format that can play on a DVD Disc.

My question is, what is the most cleanest format to transfer the .flv into, so that I have the least Loss???

I used this program the other day and transfered into, .mpg, .avi and .wmv But all of those had some loss of video picture quality(just enough to be annoying).
http://www.mediaconverter.org/index.php?s=saconverter


So,

1.What is a the best format to transfer to? mpeg 2?

and

2. what is the easiest(and Free) converter to use that will let me do this?


I already have the dvd burning software so that's not a problem.

I just need to know what format for the dvd and what converter.

Thank you!

Web based video converters really suck. If you want the best tool for conversion its called ffmpeg, and is best used on Linux - but there are Win32 ports.

FLV is a lossy format and whatever you convert it into will not look any better.

Oliver
12-23-2007, 05:11 AM
MPEG (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mpeg).

You don't even have to use DVD's - you can burn
them on CD's as well since all DVD-player are able
to play them.


DVD-Video is a standard for storing video content on DVD media. In the U.S., weekly DVD-Video rentals first out-numbered weekly VHS cassette rentals in June 2003, illustrating the rapid adoption rate of the technology in the marketplace.[8] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dvd#_note-6)
Though many resolutions and formats are supported, most consumer DVD-Video discs use either 4:3 or anamorphic (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anamorphic_widescreen) 16:9 aspect ratio (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspect_ratio) MPEG-2 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MPEG-2) video, stored at a resolution of 720480 (NTSC (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTSC)) or 720576 (PAL (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PAL)) at 29.97 or 25 FPS (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Framerate). Audio is commonly stored using the Dolby Digital (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolby_Digital) (AC-3) or Digital Theater System (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Theater_System) (DTS) formats, ranging from 16-bits/48kHz to 24-bits/96kHz format with monaural (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monaural) to 7.1 channel "Surround Sound (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surround_Sound)" presentation, and/or MPEG-1 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MPEG-1) Layer 2. Although the specifications for video and audio requirements vary by global region and television system, many DVD players support all possible formats. DVD-Video also supports features like menus, selectable subtitles, multiple camera angles, and multiple audio tracks.

Gordon
12-23-2007, 05:26 AM
MPEG (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mpeg).

You don't even have to use DVD's - you can burn
them on CD's as well since all DVD-player are able
to play them.

I don't think video can go on cds, only dvds.

Zarxrax
12-23-2007, 07:53 AM
If you want to put it on dvd, then I'd say you obviously want to encode it straight into mpeg-2 for the dvd. Nothing inbetween.

Uncompressed AVI, or a lossless avi codec (huffyuv, lagarith) works though, if you absolutely need an intermediate file.

faisal
12-23-2007, 03:55 PM
to convert a .flv formatted video, use websites such as vixy.net. When you choose what format to convert it however, it really depends on what type of a computer and editing software you are using. If you are using windows, then go for AVI, or if you're using a mac, use MOV. On vixy.net, it tells you what each one of these formats is good for.

Gordon
12-24-2007, 02:59 AM
to convert a .flv formatted video, use websites such as vixy.net. When you choose what format to convert it however, it really depends on what type of a computer and editing software you are using. If you are using windows, then go for AVI, or if you're using a mac, use MOV. On vixy.net, it tells you what each one of these formats is good for.

Thanks but I already have these files on my hard drive so it's useless.

Gordon
12-24-2007, 03:04 AM
If you want to put it on dvd, then I'd say you obviously want to encode it straight into mpeg-2 for the dvd. Nothing inbetween.

Uncompressed AVI, or a lossless avi codec (huffyuv, lagarith) works though, if you absolutely need an intermediate file.

Okay you lost me. Is "uncompressed AVI" the same as "avi"??? I'm transfering .flv into just plain ol .avi

Is that correct? Or do I need something called, "uncompressed" as well?

I don't know a damn thing about codecs.

I'd prefer just transfer these .flv files into mpeg-2 with my zero 7 dvd buring software like you mentioned, but it won't let me. Either that or I have no fucking clue what I am doing.

Gordon
12-24-2007, 03:06 AM
Another thing, why isn't there a sticky thread detailing exactly how to do this for everyone ???

Everyone must want to know this stuff since youtube and google video are so big now.

unklejman
01-10-2008, 02:34 PM
Okay you lost me. Is "uncompressed AVI" the same as "avi"??? I'm transfering .flv into just plain ol .avi

Is that correct? Or do I need something called, "uncompressed" as well?

I don't know a damn thing about codecs.

I'd prefer just transfer these .flv files into mpeg-2 with my zero 7 dvd buring software like you mentioned, but it won't let me. Either that or I have no fucking clue what I am doing.

Avi is not a codec, it is a file type. You can have avi's coded in many different codecs, like divx, dv, etc. You will want software that can convert to uncopressed avi. Usually the more high end software converts to uncompressed, but there may be a free one out there. Honestly the only way I've ever done it is to actually bring the video into Macromedia Flash and export individual frames and then the audio and reconstruct them in after effects, and then render out mpeg2, .avi (uncompressed), or .mov(uncompressed, or animation compression). Like others have said, quality will not be improved, you will just lose the least. MPEG2 would be an option to if there is a program that will convert from flv to mpeg2

RPLiberty1
02-11-2008, 09:21 PM
Another thing, why isn't there a sticky thread detailing exactly how to do this for everyone ???

Everyone must want to know this stuff since youtube and google video are so big now.

+1 We need information on this. Also is there any programs that will allow editing?

Flamee
05-28-2010, 08:40 AM
The best tool to convert FLV to AVI is SWF & FLV Toolbox from Eltima. High quality output file is guaranteed.
http://www.swf-kit.com/flashtoolbox.html