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Making a DVD for home TV

I would really like to take some of those funny little .flv [or similar] that we all get in email and some utube or dailymotion etc 'movies' and put them on a dvd that can play on the home TV for the delight of all. Would the resolution be any good? It would be nice to have autoplay, a choose from the file menu and if they could be moderated to have the same basic sound output. What is the best way/program to do this on a MAC.

Perhaps a different disc for those 'feel good' powerpoints.

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Not an easy task.

You would need to convert all of the files into the same format and/or then convert them all to DVD format.

If you could convert them all to something that iMovie will accept, you could do all your editing in there and then send it off to iDVD to be processed into DVD format.

Best formats to use, for importing into iTunes, would be MPEG4 or DV.

I use Visual Hub, no longer in production but still available, to convert movie clips to MPEG4.
.flv movies would need something different as they need to be converted from Flash to MPEG4 or DV.


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Thank you
I have a start.

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IF you still have problems

Converting from .flv format, I believe EasyWMV will convert from that format.

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.flv files

MPEG Streamclip will convert to many formats including QT movie -- .mov


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Resolution and pixel size

Unless I'm missing something, the .flv animation and movies we see in emails and web pages are tiny in size and dimensions. For a 4:3 aspect TV, the pixel dimensions are 720X486 while those little movies are something like 320X180. Usually when they get imported into an edit program, the tiny movies get bumped up to the large size, and the qualtiy suffers. You can't avoid this unless you get access to the original files that the .flv movies came from. If the edit program doesn't expand the pixel size, then you end up with a tiny little movie window in the middle of a large TV screen.

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.flv 4 vids

Thanks. Yes I have found that the first ones have been enlarged with poor quality. Ta. tony

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Very easy
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Will try

Could be just the thing. Will give it a try. thank you. tony

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