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davidj
09-17-2008, 07:59 AM
guys

i am looking for an app i have used on my linux setup but the name has escaped me

its a movie conversion tool and has an icon like an orange traffic cone

any clues ??

davidj
09-17-2008, 08:13 AM
just remembered it

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

but thought it had conversion functionality

any one know some good software that can take any format and output any format

im not spending money here as its just a one-off

gmcrone
09-17-2008, 01:00 PM
Most people use DeVeDe for conversions.

http://www.linuxappfinder.com/
http://www.getdeb.net/ (for Debian)

Mike...

Death Dream
09-17-2008, 02:47 PM
lol I even knew what you were talking about too! (VLC thing)

~Death Dream~

neonfluxx
09-17-2008, 05:39 PM
What type of conversion are you trying to accomplish. DV, HD NTSC, PAL?

davidj
09-17-2008, 05:58 PM
swf to flv

(involved in the digital change over with the BBC)

http://www.helpscheme.co.uk/en/home/index.php

neonfluxx
09-17-2008, 06:30 PM
Can't you this in swishmax and then take it to linux.

domedia
09-17-2008, 07:23 PM
swf is not a video format.. How can a conversion even be possible?

neonfluxx
09-17-2008, 09:02 PM
Dom is correct, swf is not a video format it is a an internet based format. Thats why we make trailers from quicktime as it hold the best in dv and hd standards.

domedia
09-17-2008, 09:48 PM
A SWF can play a FLV video file, that is what makes me confused about the conversion question.
Whenever I get a Quicktime or any other video format, I always convert it to FLV so people can view it on webpages.

neonfluxx
09-17-2008, 11:30 PM
They can view quicktime online as well, right on the page and the resolution is much better than flash.

domedia
09-18-2008, 12:47 AM
For the web, the video war is over. Look at almost every single video sharing website (youtube, google, etc etc http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_video_services).

It's basically the de-facto standard for displaying video on the web, because of the popularity of the flash player.

For better quality, and for audiences where file size and having a player is not an issue it would maybe better to use a format that can provide higher quality video, like Quicktime. I'm not a *real* video guy, although the second show I was a prinicpal of still runs nationally in the US and Canada (hopefully), but I'm assuming that Quicktime provides better quality video than FLV, which is (I think) supposed to be a format is designed for the web.

More on Video Players if anyone cares (not specifically on format though)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_media_players

But for anyone looking to add regular video to their website, the FLV option is probably the best.
http://www.aunsoft.com/flv-knowledge/

neonfluxx
09-18-2008, 01:07 AM
For better quality

Your correct, But I was talking HD and DV standards. I'm talking video standards and you were talking web standards. If you go to apple.com/trailers and watch there is no way to produce that high of a quality with flash. So yes if he wants everyone to see the video then flash is the ticket, but if you are worried about quality then it is quicktime.

Thats from the video stand point!! Agrreed?

davidj
09-18-2008, 05:51 AM
A SWF can play a FLV video file, that is what makes me confused about the conversion question.
Whenever I get a Quicktime or any other video format, I always convert it to FLV so people can view it on webpages.

we have a company that has created the FLV's and is having trouble with the file size (8 minute vid with no sound = 50MB)

i can import the FLV into flash and create an SWF with the same quality but it dramatically = 4-5 MB. I was wanting to take this optimised SWF and create a new FLV

I'm using an FLV streaming service

domedia
09-18-2008, 01:14 PM
Hmm let's chat about this DJ. a SWF file is needed to play the FLV on a webpage, but you cannot 'convert' a FLV to SWF per se.

Depending on the width and height, 50mb for 8 minutes is not unheard of. And if you're using true streaming it's even better.

davidj
09-18-2008, 05:05 PM
after a day of investigation i have discovered the facts

the movie (flv) is not converted and the swf is there to just pull in the movie and skin (controls). I understand this now.

I got this sorted

thanks guys

Ive been out of this web content shite for a long time! Just getting up to speed.

oh and whats HTML all about?

domedia
09-18-2008, 06:52 PM
Excellent! :)
oh and whats HTML all about?
That's the next step DJ, time for a website... my offer still stands on helping you out. 8)

davidj
09-19-2008, 05:34 AM
cheers my viking friend

will need your CSS powers very soon

Corrosive
09-19-2008, 04:47 PM
cheers my viking friend

will need your CSS powers very soon

Cool, DJ's getting a webby. I'd have thought with your skills mate your site would build itself. :lol: