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I need help converting .flv clips

by Scoobyfan / October 27, 2012 11:50 AM PDT

Hi, I would like to convert a .flv clip to DVD to play on the computer or DVD player, but all the different methods have left me a bit confused. Can someone help me by answering the following questions?

1. Is Any Video Converter (free) capable of doing that. Should I use DVD Flick, or something else? I am able to convert the .flv clips, with AVC, to DVD NTSC and play them on my computers, but not on my DVD player; that could be that my player is so old that it doesn't recognize the file as it has been converted. I did try burning the clip using DVD Flick after converting the .flv to NTSC, but only the laptop that I used to do the transfer will play it. (It has Windows 7). However, it won't play on my Windows XP desktop.

2. Am I correct in convering the .flv to NTSC before burining it to a DVD, or should I be doing something else, as well?

3.Can I use either program to convert the .flv (on my Windows 7 laptop) to DVD format so that a friend can view the video on their Mac laptop? If so, to what do I transfer the .flv before burning it to DVD?

4. Am I on the right track? I still find all this a bit confusing, but I am up to the challenge!

I wish there was an outline of each step and the settings that will work best, but everything I find online contricts the other articles/instructions.

Any help will be appreciated! (I hope I'm posting this on the right area! I've sent this to CNet, but wasn't sure if they only help with their site issues.)

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Clarification Request
(NT) Did you try DVD FLICK?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 27, 2012 12:43 PM PDT
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RE: Did I try DVD Flick
by Scoobyfan / October 28, 2012 9:26 AM PDT
In reply to: Did you try DVD FLICK?

Hi, I'm sorry if my post was confusing as I seem to be about the whole video transferring concept!

I did try DVD Flick. The files that I converted using this do work well on my Asus/Windows 7 laptop. However, they do not play on my Dell Desktop/Windows XP, as stated under #1 in my original post.

I would like to let my friend view my video clips, but they have a Mac, and I wasn't sure what steps I needed to take or options/settings I should choose, in either DVD Flick or AVC, to complete the converting/burning process correctly.

Again, I'm sorry for any confusion.

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Well they might not play so that's right.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 28, 2012 9:42 AM PDT

DVD Flick makes Video DVDs so that's proper for XP to not play such a thing. VLC PLAYER could add that capability for free.

-> Said Mac friend could go get VLC PLAYER and they could play this with no conversion.
Bob

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Thank you so much!
by Scoobyfan / October 28, 2012 12:24 PM PDT

Thank you for your help and time. I'm so happy that I'm on the right track!

By the way, I just saw on one online tutorial that I would need Nero 8 to finish the DVD burning process, once everything has been finished on DVD Flick. Is this true. Or can everything be accomplished using DVD Flick?

I couldn't find any contact information or open board on DVDFlick's website.

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Sorry, no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 29, 2012 4:11 AM PDT
In reply to: Thank you so much!

No. I've made so many DVD Flick DVDs that it's not funny.

For me I use another method other than just DVD Flick. I create an .ISO image and burn that with (free) ImgBurn.

Why? Just in case I get a bum burn I don't have to re-encode it.
Bob

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Thanks again!
by Scoobyfan / October 29, 2012 8:35 AM PDT
In reply to: Sorry, no.

Your help and experience is very much appreciated! My head isn't spinning anymore! Happy

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The first times are hard.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 29, 2012 8:40 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks again!

At the office we have to do this from time to time for the trade show videos. Nothing fancy but the free tools today can do the job (once someone shares a way.)

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