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Can't transcode downloaded youtube .flv videos
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albyrw
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Feb 19, 2010, 07:25 PM
 
Hi all,

I've downloaded some youtube videos direct from the site as .flv files (by double clicking the file address in the Activity window). None of my usual video conversion utilities seem to be able to handle transcoding these files, I get error messages and crashes on attempting with Turbo.264, Visualhub, Toast and Handbrake. I've got Perian installed and can play the files in QT or VLC but want to export them to another device. Any thoughts? Never had this problem with youtube downloads before.

Thanks in advance
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dedalus
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Feb 19, 2010, 07:44 PM
 
You might want to try FLV Crunch. It doesn’t do wmv9 and generates some artifacts in most other formats, but it’s free and fast. I quite like it.
     
albyrw  (op)
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Feb 19, 2010, 07:54 PM
 
Worked beautifully. Problem solved in record time! Thanks dedalus
( Last edited by albyrw; Feb 19, 2010 at 07:54 PM. Reason: Can't spell)
     
AltecXP
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Feb 21, 2010, 05:11 PM
 
Download it using VideoBox from TasyApps.com
     
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Feb 21, 2010, 06:49 PM
 
It's simpler to just download them as MP4 directly.

Download YouTube Videos as MP4 Files
     
   
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